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Germanium for the PFET channel
     Thu, Aug 27 2015 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law, the future of silicon CMOS is an open question. With rising costs and uncertain benefits, some semiconductor companies have questioned the wisdom of pursuing further scaling. I predict that Intel's 10nm process technology will use Quantum Well FETs (QWFETs) with a 3D fin geometry, InGaAs for the NFET channel, and strained Germanium for the PFET channel, enabling lower voltage and more energy efficient transistors in 2016, and the rest of the industry will follow suit at the 7nm node.

Intel Core i7-6700K Cache Overclocking
     Tue, Aug 25 2015 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week I looked at DDR4 memory scaling from 2133MHz to 3866MHz on the new Intel 6th Generation Core i7-6700K ‘Skylake’ processor. Since that article was published I’ve received a number of kind and helpful letters from the overclocking community, board makers and memory companies with ideas on how to get even better memory performance. Intel has yet to brief the media on the changes the made in the 14nm Skylake core architecture and it turns out I might have unintentionally been limiting some internal memory bandwidth by overclocking the DDR4 dual-channel memory without also overclocking the processors cache or ‘Ring Frequency’ as some people call it. Read on to see what happened to the memory performance after we overclocked the 6700K's CPU Cache clock speed!

Intel Skylake Architecture Preview Quick Take From IDF 2015
     Fri, Aug 21 2015 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've got just one more for you today (promise) from IDF 2015 but and worthy fodder for discussion. Intel is still keeping a number of details regarding its complete Skylake microarchitecture and product line-up under wraps for a few more weeks. However, at a public session at IDF, some of the key technologies and design updates introduced with Skylake were discussed in detail. During the session, Julius Mandelblat, Senior Principal Engineer at Intel, talked about changes to the CPU core in Skylake, along with some improvements made to the interconnects and memory interface, power and thermal characteristics, and platform level enhancements.

Intel i7-5820K and i7-5930K Processor Review
     Thu, Aug 20 2015 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Skylake is here and it’s time for Intel’s Moore’s Law evolution, or is it? Last year Intel released their high end desktop CPU’s in the shape of the Intel Core™ i7-5820K, i7-5930K and the i7-5960X Extreme Edition. They haven’t been replaced and are still very strong, so should you overlook the Haswell-E?"

Intel Core i7-5775C Review: More Than Meets the Eye
     Wed, Aug 19 2015 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Broadwell i7-5775C is not for the typical discrete graphics card user/enthusiast/overclocker crowd that much is obvious, but the question still remains, who is this processor for?

Broadwell Core i7-5775C versus the Skylake Core i7-6700K
     Mon, Aug 17 2015 | 12:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of the podcast, special guest David Kanter returns to dive deep into Intel's new Skylake CPUs with Scott. We discuss the results of our review, compare the performance of the Broadwell Core i7-5775C versus the Skylake Core i7-6700K, and answer a bundle of reader questions about the new chips.

Intel Core i7 6700K "Skylake" Processor Review
     Mon, Aug 17 2015 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well I would love to say that I had a pleasurable experience testing the new chipset and processor but the best overall experience I can mention was frustration. When the system ran I could say that I did have a nice experience, performance per Intel is a 10% increase over the prior generation and I found it at times to be better than that."

Core i7-6700K
     Mon, Aug 17 2015 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Intel is focusing on the mainstream enthusiasts and gamers with the release of its first wave of 6th generation Skylake desktop processors which represent a "Tock" in Intel's Tick-Tock product cycle: the Core i7-6700K and the Core i5-6600K. Both CPUs, as the "K" in the name suggests, are fully unlocked SKUs and based on the new Skylake architecture built on the 14nm process technology. The new architecture requires a new socket in the form of the LGA 1151 and the new Z170 chipset. With the new Skylake processors and Z170 chipset, Intel projects up to 30% performance improvements over older systems. The new platform offers DDR4 memory support and higher levels of overclocking."

Comparing Today's Modern CPUs To Intel's Socket 478 Celeron
     Sat, Aug 15 2015 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Phoronix having turned 11 years old last week, there's been several interesting articles looking at the historical performance of Linux, large GPU/driver comparisons, etc. Today is arguably the most interesting birthday article yet. I dug out an old Intel Socket 478 system with the i875p Canterwood chipset and Pentium 4 and Celeron CPUs that still manage to power up. I compared the Linux performance of this 11+ year old system to a variety of today's x86 and ARM systems. Beyond looking at the raw performance, the performance-per-Watt was also measured to make for a very interesting look at how CPU performance has evolved over the past decade."

AMD A10-7870K @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Aug 13 2015 | 2:15P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It feels like just yesterday I was checking out the original Kaveri APU from AMD but surprisingly they actually launched it in mid-2014. Between this and now we have seen their FX line get refreshed and a whole mess of CPUs from Intel as well so it is no big surprise that we are now seeing a Kaveri refresh. Specifically we are going to take a look at the new A10-7870K APU. The 7870 might confuse some people because AMD did use that on their GPUs just a few years ago but they aren’t related. So in order to find out what the 7870K is all about let’s check out where AMD improved the APU then run it through all of our benchmarks to see how it performs!

Intel Core i7-6700K Review: Inching Toward Extreme
     Thu, Aug 13 2015 | 1:50P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigahertz war has long been over but it is hard to shake off the intoxicating effects of speed. Although now uncontested and unchallenged in two fronts, Intel still marches to the cadence of a 'tick'-'tock' cycle and builds upon the momentum of previous victories until the walls erected by Moore's Law itself falls. The march toward 14nm proved to …

Best $70 CPU for Gaming
     Thu, Aug 13 2015 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our most affordable build in our recent PC buying guide update caught the attention of many readers. At around $500, it's ideal for every day computing with some lightweight gaming. If you're adding a dedicated GPU, however, it makes sense to swap our APU pick for a cheaper CPU, with the saving going towards graphics. We paired two $70 CPUs with the GTX 960 and R9 285 in 20 of the most popular AAA titles, to find out which one is best for gamers on a budget.

Intel Core i7-5775C LGA1150 Broadwell Processor Review
     Mon, Aug 10 2015 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel Core i7-5775C offers many familiar design features as well as a couple new ones like a more powerful Iris Pro Graphics 6200 GPU. Unlike the 4GHz 4790K, the 5775C has a base 3.3GHz frequency turbo jumping to 3.7 GHz. But what does this mean in terms of performance? Lets find out!

Intel defines 6 desktop market segments for CPU platforms
     Fri, Aug 07 2015 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel, in a bid to promote desktop CPU platforms, has divided the whole market into six segments in terms of market positioning and price: Enthusiast Tower catering to demand for gaming, video/audio content and high performance, Mainstream appealing by high performance-price ratios, all-in-one (AIO) PCs, Mini PCs (NUC), Portable AIO PCs and Compute Sticks. Mini PCs will support both Windows and Chrome OS, and the other five only Windows 8.1/10, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Intel Core I7 6700K Review, Skylake is Falling!
     Thu, Aug 06 2015 | 12:22A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's first Skylake offering, the I7 6700 with integrated High Definition Graphics HD530, landed squarely on our test bench about 72 hours ago. Based on a 14nm Fab and coming with a new Z170 chipset sliding into a 1151 LGA socket, the quad core has seen some architectural changes to the processor which we'll get into a little later.. The Haswell-E's little brother only sports 4 cores but the 6700K is threaded so you get the advantage of 8 threads and Intel did it at a base frequency of 4GHz and a turbo of 4.2GHz.

Intel's brand-new Skylake CPU architecture
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 11:22P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's brand-new Skylake CPU architecture has arrived on the desktop in the form of the Core i7-6700K processor. We've tested five generations of Intel CPU architectures against one another in Windows 10 to see whether Skylake should prompt an upgrade. Here's what we found.

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