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iXBT Labs Review: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Phenom II X4 960T Phenom II X6 1075T and Intel Pentium G2120 Core i3-3220 Core i5-3330 Processors
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 1:43P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For today`s tests we have prepared two groups of processors. The first includes Phenom II old-timers AMD has repeatedly cut prices on. The second is composed of the newer, budget Intel Ivy Bridge processors. Let`s see what is preferable these days."
  FULL STORY @ IXBT.COM

FM2 Platform: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Mainboard and AMD A10-5800K Processor Revie
     Tue, Feb 05 2013 | 4:38P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will talk about the functionality of the mainboard and try to find out why not very fast AMD Trinity processors consume so much power after all. Which of the system components have the most serious effect on the performance and power consumption? Computing cores, Graphics or memory – what must be overclocked and why should be left alone in the nominal mode?
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Intel’s Next Unit of Computing Review
     Sun, Feb 03 2013 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel decided to give it a shot in the ultra-compact desktop systems market. And they immediately came up with a unique product: a miniature system case only 12x11x4 cm in size based on Core i3 processor. It boasts a truly impressive combination of features, but does it make practical sense to give us a large desktop box in favor of a tiny guy like that?
  FULL STORY @ MAINBOARDS

Intel releases updated Haswell CPU roadmaps
     Mon, Jan 21 2013 | 1:08P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel reportedly has provided its production partners with updated roadmaps of its 22nm Haswell CPUs, which will be available in June, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

The first wave of Haswell processors to be launched in the second quarter of 2013 will include Core i7-4770K, i7-4770, i7-4770S, i7-4770T, i7-4765T, i5-4670K, i5-4670, i5-4670S, i5-4670T, i5-4570, i5-4570S, i5-4570T, i5-4430 and i5- 4430S, the sources revealed. Haswell-based Core i3-series CPUs and high-end Ivy Bridge E processors will not be released until the third quarter, the sources added.

Along with the upcoming 22nm Haswell processors, Intel will also launch its Lynx Point 8-series chipsets, including the Z87, H87 and H81 for desktops."

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Intel set to announce Haswell processors at Computex 2013
     Mon, Jan 21 2013 | 12:29P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Intel is set to host a conference prior to Computex 2013 in June announcing its upcoming Haswell series processors jointly with downstream partners, according to sources from PC players.

The sources noted that the new CPUs will appear on June 2 and related PC products will be showcased at Computex, hosted from June 4-8.

Intel also internally forecasts the new CPU platform to account for 14-16% of its total CPU shipments in the third quarter, the sources noted.

Since consumer demand for Windows 8 is expected to start rising after the operating system has been launched for eight months, with the launch of the new CPU platform, the sources expect the PC market to start recovering in the third quarter."

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Codenames of AMD's Sea Islands & Solar Systems
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 1:35P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD Sea Islands (Desktop, Radeon HD 8000): Oland, Bonaire, Hainan, Curacao & Aruba

AMD Solar Systems (Mobile, Radeon HD 8000M): Mars, Sun, Neptune, Venus

  FULL STORY @ 3DCENTER

[Tech ARP] Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 9.3
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 9:30A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many mobile CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications! Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering *792 mobile CPUs*, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare *up to 19 different specifications*for each and every CPU! Here are the latest updates in Revision 9.3 : *- Added the Intel Core i7-3689Y dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-3439Y dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-3339Y dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3229Y dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Pentium 2129Y dual-core processor.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

 
Intel 847 with NM70 ECS NM70-I2 review
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 3:34A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We test the cutest Mini-ITX motherboard from ECS today, the ECS NM70-I2, have a look at some of its performance on the CPU and GPU side of things but most of all, we`ll discuss features as what these products bring to the table is just downright impressive for the money as you`ll notice DDR3 support, SATA-600 support, HDMI support, gigabit Ethernet, 8-channel audio support and an integrated dual-core processor at 1200 MHz and in that processor embedded DX10 ready graphics core."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

[Tech ARP] Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.9
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 9:23A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering *879 desktop CPUs*, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare *up to 19 different specifications* for each and every CPU. Here`s the latest update in Revision 12.9 : *- Added the AMD Athlon II X4 750K quad-core processor. - Added the AMD Athlon II X4 740 quad-core processor. - Added the AMD Athlon II X2 340 dual-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-8350 8-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-8320 8-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-8350 8-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-6300 6-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-4300 quad-core processor. - Corrected the L2 Cache specification of the A10-5800K, A10-5800B and A10-5700B quad-core processors. - Corrected the L2 Cache specification of the A8-5600K, A8-5500 and A8-5500B quad-core processors. - Corrected the L2 Cache specification of the A6-5400 and A6-5400B dual-core processors. - Corrected the L2 Cache specification of the A4-5300 and A4-5300B dual-core processors.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

AMD A10 5700K APU review
     Fri, Jan 11 2013 | 2:30P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,AMD injected a new SKU. We review the 115 EUR AMD A10 5700K APU processor. Based on Trinity APU architecture this processor slash graphics hybrid symbiosis called APU remains hard to beat in terms of features performance and well all the goodness you can expect from a great APU. Value and fun is what the platform offers. Our conclusion stands, a A10 5700 with an A75 or A85X based motherboard for normal daily usage is just fine, it`s great for HTPCs and even a game or two, albeit in lower resolutions and quality levels. "
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Intel Previews Haswells GT-3 @ CES/Bjorn3D
     Fri, Jan 11 2013 | 2:30P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel gives us a sneak peak at their upcoming Haswell CPU with integrated GT-3 graphics. We also take a look at Razers latest Edge Pro Gaming tablet."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

CES 2013: AMD unveils new GPUs, APUs
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 12:15P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"AMD has launched the Radeon HD 8000M series -- the first mobile notebook GPUs to be offered with AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, which delivers compute power and performance while stretching battery life through AMD Enduro Technology. Designs are currently shipping with Asustek Computer and Samsung.

Also announced is the AMD Radeon HD 8000 series desktop graphics, available only through OEMs. The AMD Radeon HD 8000 series features GCN Architecture with support for DirectX 11.1 for acceleration of Windows 8 platforms, AMD App Acceleration to enhance GPU performance, and features intelligent power management technology such as AMD PowerTune with boost. The HD 8000 will be available in desktop systems from major OEMs, starting late January 2013, AMD said.

Meanwhile, the company also provided an early look at its new 2013 accelerated processing units (APUs). AMD at CES 2013 demonstrated working silicon of its system on chip (SoC) APUs, codenamed Temash and Kabini, which will be quad-core x86 SoCs. Both APUs are scheduled to ship in the first half of 2013. Demonstrations included a range of applications and games on a Kabini-based ultrathin notebook and a Temash-based performance tablet and hybrid notebook.

AMD also introduced the new APU codenamed Richland which is currently shipping to OEMs and delivers visual performance increases ranging from more than 20% to up to 40% over the previous generation of AMD A-series APUs, the vendor said. The follow-on to Richland will be the 28nm APU codenamed Kaveri with revolutionary heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) features which is expected to begin shipping to customers in the second half of 2013."

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Testing Memory Speeds on AMDs A10-5800K Trinity APU
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 11:48A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In game benchmarks we saw a ~38% performance gain by running a 2133MHz memory kit versus a 1333Mhz memory kit. This is a major performance gain and obviously shows that the AMD Radeon HD 7660D integrated graphics was being bottlenecked by the systems memory. If you ever plan on playing games with an APU powered system then you`ll want to go with the memory kit with the highest possible clock speed that you can afford..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Intel Atom Roadmap
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
New Intel Atom Roadmap shows "ValleyView" for early 2014(article should be auto-translated by integrated Google Translate)

-> ValleyView postponed to early 2014
-> first clock rates expectation: 2.7 GHz or more with Turbo
-> first TDP numbers: Intel expect 3W, 4W, 6.5W and 10-12W

  FULL STORY @ ROADMAP

Intel Core i3-3220 v. Intel Core i3-3225 Review @MissingRemote
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 11:46A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As interesting as the third generation of Intel Core integrated processor graphics (IPG) were when they arrived in April, as home theater PC (HTPC) enthusiasts it was disappointing that the more applicable two core/four thread models were not available. We gleaned what we could about the minor processing improvements and major changes to the graphic processing unit (GPU) from the Core i7-3770K / Core i7-3770S, but as those were overkill for this space there are still many unanswered questions around how the six execution unit (EU) HD 2500 compares to sixteen EU HD 4000 and, perhaps more importantly, how 22nm Ivy Bridge (IVB) CPUs compare against the previous generation of Sandy Bridge (SNB) IPG with similar power requirements. To achieve these goals two 3.3 GHz, 55W Core i3s were tested; with only the GPU separating them at least on the specifications sheet lets dig into the Intel Core i3-3220 and Intel Core i3-3225 and find out which is the better option for your next HTPC. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

AMD Details Next Gen
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In a presentation to the media, AMD has laid out the details for several of its next generation HD 8000-series GPU cores which are destined to appear in notebooks. The HD 8800, HD 8700, HD 8600 and HD 8500 may not be the flagship parts some were hoping for but they use AMD's refreshed GCN architecture.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

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