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Core i7-5930K vs i7-5820K Gaming-Performance
     Thu, Feb 19 2015 | 3:58P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Intel released their new Haswell-E CPUs, we decided to rework our CPU gaming performance articles. Meanwhile we're testing different resolutions and there are FullHD, 1440p as well as UHD on our list. This way you get a more detailed understanding of the differences. Today we compare the Core i7-5930K to the Core i7-5820K at stock clocks as well as overclocked and we're curious see how big the differences are.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Intel reportedly to delay launch of 14nm Skylake desktop CPUs
     Thu, Feb 19 2015 | 12:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel reportedly has informed its motherboard partners that it will delay the release of its 14nm Skylake desktop CPUs and corresponding 100-series chipsets to the end of August, compared to its original schedule set for the second quarter of 2015, according to sources in Taiwan's motherboard industry.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Broadwell-U silicon inside
     Wed, Feb 18 2015 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to the Broadwell-U silicon inside, Intel's new NUC promises better performance and power efficiency than the previous generation. There are other improvements under the hood, too, including the addition of an M.2 storage slot and a built-in Wi-Fi controller.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

AMD FX vs. Intel Budget Shootout
     Thu, Feb 12 2015 | 3:19P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days you might expect buying a new processor to be fairly straightforward. The choice seems clear: Intel has proven to offer superior core performance with considerably greater efficiency. However, many enthusiasts argue that AMD offers better overclocking on its more affordable processors and therefore delivers a better bang for your buck. We put that notion to the test.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

A First Look At The Intel Broadwell NUC Kit
     Sat, Feb 07 2015 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With wrapping up my Core i7 5600U Broadwell Linux tests using the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon in the next few days, fortunately the Intel BOXNUC5I3RYH just arrived as the first available NUC Kit shipping with a Broadwell processor. The NUC5i3RYH features a Broadwell Core i3 processor, HD Graphics 5500, and support for a M.2 SSD card and 2.5-inch HDD/SSD."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

9-Way Linux Laptop Performance Comparison From Intel Nehalem To Broadwell
     Sat, Feb 07 2015 | 12:46P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the latest Linux benchmark numbers to deliver for Intel Broadwell and the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook, here`s a nine-way Linux laptop/ultrabook comparison. All nine devices in this article were tested against the latest snapshot of Ubuntu 15.04 while running a big set of benchmarks and also monitoring the CPU temperatures and battery power consumption while testing for a nice look at Clarksfield/Nehalem, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell, and Broadwell mobile hardware on Linux."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Preliminary Tests Of Intel Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge
     Fri, Feb 06 2015 | 7:06P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Chances are if you have a Haswell ultrabook/laptop, you're probably not looking at upgrading to a new Broadwell design unless your Haswell laptop had hardware issues, you really need a longer battery life via more power efficient hardware, or you just fall in love with one of the new Broadwell devices. If you're running an Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge laptop on the other hand, it might be time for an upgrade to get faster Intel graphics and greater power efficiency. Here's some preliminary figures I have for showing off the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Core i7 5600U compared to some older SNB and IVB laptops."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

 
Intel sees proportion for entry-level notebook CPUs rise to 60-70%
     Fri, Feb 06 2015 | 1:38P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Along with notebook vendors launching more inexpensive models, Intel has seen the shipment proportion of entry-level notebook CPUs, namely its Pentium and Celeron series, increase from 50-60% in the first half of 2014 to 60-70% currently, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

ARM CPU and GPU cores
     Fri, Feb 06 2015 | 1:24P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The folks at ARM today announced a new suite of technologies aimed at future smartphones coming in the 2016 time frame. We didn't get a ton of details about the underlying architectures involved, but ARM announced successors to its current top-of-the-line CPU and GPU cores, along with a new north bridge to glue them together.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Intel Broadwell HD Graphics 5500: Windows 8.1 vs. Linux
     Mon, Feb 02 2015 | 12:16P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Linux graphics tests of Intel`s Broadwell hardware are finally here! Going back to November of 2013 is when Intel began putting out open-source Broadwell HD Graphics code. Since the initial Broadwell code drop, I`ve written dozens of articles to date covering the Linux kernel work, Mesa DRI OpenGL driver progress, Beignet OpenCL compute support, and other key Linux components work on Intel Broadwell support. A few days ago I received the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Core i7 Broadwell CPU to finally see how the Linux support has panned out for this next-generation line-up succeeding Haswell."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

AMD FX-8320E Performance On Linux
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 12:16P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in September AMD announced new FX CPUs that included the FX-8370, FX-8370E, and FX-8320E. Back then we reviewed the FX-8370/FX-8370E CPUs under Linux but at the time didn`t have our hands on the more affordable FX-8320E processor. In December AMD sent over the FX-8320E and so for the past few weeks I`ve been happily using this new Vishera CPU."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

AMD FX-9590 Processor Review: Brute Almighty
     Sun, Jan 25 2015 | 12:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new set of refreshed Piledriver CPUs flesh out the existing FX series line and with a set of price drops, AMD is hoping to make the FX line competitive once again for mainstream users, despite the lack of any deep silicon improvements on the processors themselves.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Intel i7-5960X Haswell-E @ LanOC Reviews
     Sat, Jan 24 2015 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If it feels like we were just right here not to long ago talking about Intel’s latest CPU it is because we were. They launched their Devils Canyon CPUs about two and a half months ago and here we are again. The thing is, today’s launch is designed to be sold alongside of the I7-4790K. This is because officially the 4790K and everything else on the 1150 socket are considered mainstream products. The i7-5960X Haswell-E CPU I will be looking at is an enthusiast product. That means there aren’t limitations like the limited number of PCIe Lanes that the mainstream line runs into all of the time. On top of that we have twice as many cores, twice the ram, DDR4, and a big price tag like all of the other flagship CPUs. The 5960X will certainly not be for the light hearted or budget builds, but I’m excited to see how it performs compared to the model before it and the extremely fast mainstream chips that sell beside it. While I’m at it I’m going to see what king of room you might have left when it comes time to overclock as well.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Intel’s Pentium G3258 - Budget Overclocker’s Dream or Big Bust?
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 12:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition CPU represents the first time Intel has allowed for overclocking on a Pentium series part since the introduction of it’s Core family of processors in 2009. What makes this worth writing about is the fact that this is Intel’s first enthusiast grade chip to be released at under $100. Thus, making it very appealing to users looking to get the best bang-for-buck, or those looking to get their hands on an inexpensive overclocking chip. As a first time overclocking chip, similar to the Core 2 Duo E2160 which retailed at around the same price and overclocked insanely well, it’s easy to see where Intel is going with this new Pentium.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

Intel's strategically timed CES 2015 launch
     Wed, Jan 21 2015 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's strategically timed CES 2015 launch of their new 5th Generation Core Series processors for notebooks, was met with a reasonably warm reception, though it's always difficult to rise above the noise, with the sea of announcements from competitors and the like. Performance claims for Intel's new chip promise major gains in graphics and more modest increases in standard compute applications. However, the biggest bet Intel placed on the new Broadwell-U architecture is performance-per-watt throughput and battery life in premium notebook products that are now in production with major OEM partners...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E LGA2011-V3 Processor
     Mon, Jan 19 2015 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Haswell-E is here. Well, technically, it’s been “here” for a while but has undergone refinements throughout the last year to ready itself for launch. One of those refinements was more performance and cooler operating temperatures. Without creating a whole new architecture, the only feasible direction, given the current TDP and heat challenges facing Haswell, was to refine the silicon, add more cores, lower the core voltage, and assign a frequency that can be maintained across those cores. The result is the new Core i7-5960X Haswell-E processor that uses 8 physical cores and 16 threads to flex its muscle."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

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