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AMD has done some redesigning of the chip
     Mon, May 16 2016 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD is in a strange position in that there is a lot of excitement about their upcoming Zen architecture, but we are still many months away from that introduction. AMD obviously needs to keep the dollars flowing in, and part of that means that we get refreshes now and then of current products. The “Kaveri” products that have been powering the latest APUs from AMD have received one of those refreshes. AMD has done some redesigning of the chip and tweaked the process technology used to manufacture them. The resulting product is the “Godavari” refresh that offers slightly higher clockspeeds as well as better overall power efficiency as compared to the previous “Kaveri” products.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

AMD A10-7860K APU review
     Sun, May 15 2016 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out the 65W AMD A10-7860K APU slash processor that was announced in February. It is an APU at a reasonable price. The 7860K is the second best APU in terms of perf yet only costing roughly 115 USD while offering a nice balance in-between performance and energy consumption.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

CPU Adjacent Sector Prefetch
     Fri, May 13 2016 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"CPU Adjacent Sector Prefetch is a BIOS feature specific to the Intel processors, including Intel Xeon processors. Find out what it does, and what you should set it to for optimal performance..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Core i7-5820K vs. Core i7-6700K - 2D Performance
     Tue, May 10 2016 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is a variety of customer groups in need of as much processing power as possible. Especially in the field of content creation, which includes editing pictures and videos or even rendering a complex scenery with beautiful effects, performance improvements quickly translate into higher income by the end of the month. With this series of articles we're going to compare two processors. The CPUs tested are being run at stock clocks as well as overclocked and apart from that we will also vary the memory frequency. It is our goal to show which CPU is how much faster or slower than another one.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Comparison List Update: All Skylake CPUs
     Sun, May 08 2016 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over time CPU manufacturers like Intel and AMD release numerous processors and it is very likely to lose track of all the models out there. Furthermore it is difficult to find complete comparison tables where you find all CPUs and their features listed. Following you find such a list regarding Intel's upcoming Skylake processors.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

AMD A10-7860K 65W APU
     Fri, May 06 2016 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's APUs have been refreshed, some now featuring lower power consumption and a new thermal solution, so they draw less power and are quieter. AMD's A10-7860K supports HSA, DirectX 12, Vulkan, and Mantle. With a maximum turbo clock of 4.0 GHz, the AMD A10-7860K isn't just a CPU, it does graphics, too.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Dark Souls III Benchmarked: GPU & CPU Performance
     Tue, May 03 2016 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dark Souls III is arguably the biggest game to launch this month. Using the engine from developer FromSoftware's 'Bloodborne', Dark Souls III looks quite impressive but you can certainly tell this is a console port. The tweakable options are decent though the game gives no real explanation of what you are enabling. You do get enhanced graphics, better performance and higher resolutions.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
AMD’s own proclamation
     Mon, May 02 2016 | 2:40P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Anyone that pays attention to the graphics card market can see why AMD would make the positional shift with the Radeon Pro Duo. The Fiji architecture is on the way out, with Polaris due out in June by AMD’s own proclamation. At $1500, the Radeon Pro Duo will be a stark contrast to the prices of the Polaris GPUs this summer, and it is well above any NVIDIA-priced part in the GeForce line. And, though CrossFire has made drastic improvements over the last several years thanks to new testing techniques, the ecosystem for multi-GPU is going through a major shift with both DX12 and VR bearing down on it.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

AMD A10-7890K
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:12P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On our review bench today is the AMD A10-7890K, the fastest APU yet released by the chipmaker for the budget computing market segment. Priced at $149.99 USD or lower, the A10-7890K boasts a 4.1/4.3GHz base/Turbo core clock for a maximum theoretical 1.02 TFLOPS of compute performance, integrated Radeon R7 class graphics, and has the option of coming with AMD's near-silent 125W heatsink dubbed the "Wraith". AMD is gearing this APU as an ideal low-cost solution for the online gaming demographic that may not necessarily prioritize discrete high-end graphics cards for their systems.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Intel Pentium G4400 Processor Review
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Intel releases a new processor family, we immediately start seeing reviews and opinions on the enthusiast grade processors such as the i5-6600K and the i7-6700K, both of which are great processors, however there is a downside; they are some of the more expensive processors. Not everybody wants to spend a lot of money on a new processor nor does everybody need the added features and power of these processors. Because of this, Intel releases a range of processors that start at $64.99 with free shipping, such as the Intel Pentium G4400, and quickly moves up in price depending on your need.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

AMD A10-7890K, A10-7860K, and Athlon X4 880K @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Apr 26 2016 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
About two months ago AMD did a large product line refresh that focused around the newly introduced Wraith Cooler, at the time we took a look at the cooler. Then closer to our LAN event they sent out samples for some of the other CPUs and APUs introduced. In their FM2+ mainstream line they refreshed the Kaveri APUs as well as an Athlon X4 CPU. Well with our LAN event keeping my schedule tied up I’m just now finally getting a chance to see what the new A10-7860K sample and Athlon X4 880K that they sent out a that time. Then on top of that just last week the A10-7890K came in to round things out. So today I’m going to run through AMDs FM2+ refresh and see how they perform. I’m especially interested I the Athlon X4 880K to find out if it’s a worthwhile budget replacement for someone considering an AM3+ build.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

A10-7870K vs. Core i3-6100 CPU Review
     Mon, Apr 25 2016 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tested two new mainstream CPUs, the A10-7870K from AMD and the Core i3-6100 "Skylake" from Intel. Which one is the fastest? Check it out!
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Gigabyte X170 Extreme ECC and Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 review
     Fri, Apr 22 2016 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us in a test on the all new Gigabyte X170 Extreme ECC motherboard. We arm it with an Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 and ECC memory. Though the chipset and processor used are intended for the server platform this motherboard was made all consumer grade with all whistles and bells. It is SLI/Crossfire capable.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

AMD discrete GPU market share expected to rise
     Thu, Apr 21 2016 | 11:57A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SoC-based graphics cards were the most widely adopted GPU product in 2015 with a market share over 70%. CPU with integrated GPU was the second-largest GPU products, but its market share has been dropping every year because of the PC market's weakening demand. Shipments of discrete graphics cards have also been dropping along with the weakening PC shipments, but AMD's and Nvidia's new GPU architectures are expected to help heat up related shipments in 2016. AMD's new architecture, which has advantages in supporting DirectX 12, will give AMD a chance to narrow its gap with Nvidia.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

AMD Athlon X4 880K
     Tue, Apr 19 2016 | 4:43P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at the AMD Athlon X4 880K, a quad-core FM2+ processor with 4.0/4.2GHz base/Turbo clocks and unlocked multiplier priced at under $100 USD. It's designed for enthusiasts on a budget looking for the fastest multi-core Athlon processor yet without any integrated GPU to add to the cost. It even shares the 95W TDP of AMD's higher-end APUs for optimized power consumption that further leads to more overclocking headroom.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Intel Compute Stick (2nd Generation)
     Sat, Apr 16 2016 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Back in early 2015 at CES Intel showed us a really cool device that they were really excited about. It was their Compute Stick, which was an entire PC in the form factor of an HDMI stick. It is pretty awesome that with this device you can turn any HDMI display into a computer! The tagline of “Connect. Compute. It’s that simple.” really fits the Compute Stick perfectly. Intel released the first version of the Compute Stick in 2015 and now it is on its second generation. The second generation makes improvements over the first generation product, inside you have an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor (Cherry Trail), 2GB of DDR3L memory, and 32GB of onboard storage. Intel has also added a second USB port (compared to the single port on the 1st generation) and has improved wireless connectivity with 802.11ac wireless and Bluetooth 4.2 with a 2×2 antenna. Let’s take the 2nd generation Intel Compute Stick for a spin and see what it can really do!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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