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CPU into a 15W package
     Wed, Feb 07 2018 | 3:33P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the first time in several years, the notebook market has gotten very interesting from a performance standpoint. First, we had Intel’s launch of its Kaby-Lake refresh 8th generation processors which packed a true quad-core CPU into a 15W package. Then, we heard about AMD’s Raven Ridge which aimed to combine a quad-core mobile CPU with Radeon Vega graphics into that same 15W power target.

Mining On The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Processor With NiceHash
     Wed, Feb 07 2018 | 3:33P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The cryptocurrency market might be down 50% from all-time highs due to tougher regulation in a handful of countries, but miners are still making profits by processing outstanding transactions into blocks and adding them to the blockchain. eople that don't own a desktop PC are building them now as mining PCs for extra income. The only problem is that it is still nearly impossible to find an AMD Radeon RX 580/570 or Radeon RX Vega series graphics card. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1060 series cards are just as tough to find. If you want to mine alt coins and can't find a GPU that isn't selling at crazy inflated prices, maybe you should look at CPUs! Read on to see how the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X can earn you some money!

AMD Threadripper Cryptocurrency Mining: How To Pay For A CPU In Just Months
     Wed, Feb 07 2018 | 3:32P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The effect cryptocurrency mining has had on the PC gaming industry, specifically the now sky-high cost of graphics cards, is profound. However, someday mining algorithms may change enough such that GPUs aren't the only non-specialized compute engines capable of processing cryptocurreny hash algorithms effectively, or at least aren't so dominant. That said, one fairly popular coin that's based on a CPU-optimized algorithm right now is called Monero. Monero or XMR utilizes the CryptoNight hashing algorithm (as do a few other altcoins). It also just so happens that AMD's Threadripper family of processors is relatively adept at mining it, or so we've learned recently...

6-core/12-thread Core i7 for $200, i7-5820K Revisited
     Sun, Feb 04 2018 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Released in August 2014 for a reasonable $390 -- the most affordable Haswell-E processor available at the time -- Intel's hexa-core Core i7-5820K has proven popular among enthusiast builders over the years and it's about time we see how it compares against more modern CPUs.

Ryzen Mobile Finally Arrives: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Review
     Thu, Feb 01 2018 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're covering a hotly anticipated product in the laptop space: Ryzen Mobile. We've managed to get our hands on one of the only Ryzen Mobile laptops in the wild - the HP Envy x360 - to look at how AMD's latest mobile silicon performs.

AMD AOCC 1.1 Code Compiler Speeds Up Performance On Zen CPUs
     Wed, Jan 31 2018 | 1:13P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A few days ago we found out that at the end of 2017 AMD quietly released their AOCC 1.1 C/C++ compiler. AOCC is AMD's compiler succeeding AMD Open64 that existed years ago as their optimized Fortran/C/C++ compiler for past CPU microarchitectures while the "AMD Optimizing C/C++ Compiler" is designed for current-generation Zen processors. Here are benchmarks of the new AMD AOCC 1.1 release compared to GCC 7, GCC 8, Clang 5.0, Clang 6.0, and Clang 7.0 SVN."

FinFETs from the 10nm and 14nm
     Wed, Jan 31 2018 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's 22FFL (FinFET Low-power) is a variant of their existing 22nm process that is aimed at low-cost, extremely low-power, and analog/RF applications. 22FFL relaxes the ground rules to reduce the need for double patterning, thereby cutting costs. At the same time, Intel’s engineers essentially backported the second and third generation FinFETs from the 10nm and 14nm processes to 22FFL, improving performance and power efficiency with superior fin geometry and workfunction metals. Intel also created a large library of digital and analog transistors and passive components.

Intel Finally Identifies Root Cause Of Spontaneous Reboot Issue!
     Tue, Jan 30 2018 | 2:04P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many Intel systems will spontaneously reboot after installing microcode updates that protect against Meltdown and Spectre. Intel has finally identified the root cause for some of them. Read all about this developing story, and get the full list of 875 affected Intel CPU models!

Everything On The Meltdown + Spectre CPU Flaws!
     Tue, Jan 30 2018 | 1:29P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws are arguably the worst we have ever known. These vulnerabilities were built into BILLIONS of CPUs that we have been using for the last decade or so.

Apple Spectre + Meltdown Patches Detailed
     Tue, Jan 30 2018 | 1:29P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What are the Apple Spectre and Meltdown patches that have been released so far, and what can we expect in the future? Read on and find out! Don't forget to SHARE!

AMD CPUs Are Also Vulnerable To Spectre 2
     Tue, Jan 30 2018 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite claims to the contrary, AMD CPUs are vulnerable to the Spectre 2 exploit. AMD fanboys and Intel fanboys should STOP arguing over this new development. Here are the facts. Please read and SHARE!

Comparison List Update: All Intel Coffee Lake Models
     Fri, Jan 26 2018 | 12:05P | 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 Coffee Lake processors.

Xidax X-8 Gaming PC Review: Skylake-X And Dual GTX 1080 Ti Cards
     Fri, Jan 26 2018 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you've shopped for a custom built gaming desktops recently, you might have come across a company called Xidax, a relative newcomer to the boutique building scene. Xidax launched online in 2013, right in the midst of a resurgence in PC gaming. To some, it may have seemed downright crazy at the time to enter a market that had previously chewed up and spit out other players (does anyone remember Hypersonic?). But Xidax forged ahead anyway in hopes of rising in the ranks of brand recognition...

The Fastest Linux Distribution For Ryzen
     Thu, Jan 25 2018 | 2:49P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While we frequently do Linux OS/distribution performance comparisons on the latest Intel desktop and server hardware, some requests came in recently about looking closer at the fastest Linux distribution(s) when running on AMD's Ryzen desktop processors. Here are benchmarks of ten popular Linux distributions tested out-of-the-box on Ryzen 7 1800X and Threadripper 1950X systems."

Intel Reboot Issues With Meltdown-Spectre Patches
     Mon, Jan 22 2018 | 5:40P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has just admitted that some Intel systems were experiencing spontaneous reboots after installing patches against Meltdown and Spectre. No shit. Read all about this new development!

Complete List Of CPUs Vulnerable To Meltdown
     Mon, Jan 22 2018 | 1:18P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BILLIONS of CPUs around the world, including those powering smartphones, are affected by Meltdown and/or Spectre. Find out if your desktop, mobile or smartphone CPU is one of them! Don't forget to BOOKMARK & SHARE! In this update, we added 416 Intel server CPUs, 8 Intel desktop CPUs, and 29 Intel mobile CPUs to the lists of vulnerable CPUs. Added a new list of 51 Intel mobile SoCs.

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