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Intel Core i3 Processors with Ivy Bridge Microarchitecture
     Sun, Sep 30 2012 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We continue talking about different desktop CPUs on third generation Core microarchitecture. Today we will discuss dual-core products: Core i3-3420, Core i3-3225 and Core i3-3220. http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i3-ivy-bridge.html
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

AMD A10 and A8 Trinity APU: Virgo Desktop Experience
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We're taking a somewhat different two-tiered approach with our coverage of AMD’s new Trinity-based APUs for desktop systems today. AMD is lifting the veil on their new product line-up, in addition to graphics performance and power consumption, but we can’t quite give you the full monty just yet, due to a new multi-tiered launch approach AMD decided to take with these products. If you want to see how well AMD’s latest desktop APUs overclock, how their processor cores perform, or how they’re priced, you’re going to have to stop by in a few more days. For now though, we’ve got graphics performance and power consumption characteristics to talk about and have some rather interesting side-by-side comparisons in store as well. Although they’re based on the same piece of silicon, Trinity-based APUs for desktop systems have much more power and thermal headroom to play with versus their notebook-bound cousins. As such, the chips are clocked much higher, in regard to both their CPU and GPU cores. In fact, one of the chips we’ll be showing you here today, the A10-5800K, can Turbo all the way up to 4.2GHz.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Intel Core i5 Processors with Ivy Bridge Microarchitecture
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have tested the entire third generation Core i5 processor line-up based on Ivy bridge microarchitecture including Core i5-3570K, Core i5-3570, Core i5-3550 and Core i5-3450 models. How much better are these newcomers than the good old Sandy Bridge CPUs?
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

iXBT Labs Review: Consumed Power Energy Consumption: Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge
     Wed, Sep 26 2012 | 9:49A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We measured consumed power and energy consumption of four configurations based on the same testbed and four different CPUs belonging to two platforms: Intel Core i7-2700K (Sandy Bridge) and Intel Core i7-3770K (Ivy Bridge), Intel Core i5-2400 (Sandy Bridge) and Intel Core i5-3450 (Ivy Bridge)."
  FULL STORY @ IXBT.COM

A Complete List of CPU Sockets @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Sep 21 2012 | 5:56P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since the very first CPU, both Intel and AMD have been creating several different sockets and slots to be used by their processors. In this tutorial, we will list all socket and slot types released to date with their respective pinouts, while also giving examples of compatible CPUs."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - AMDs Virgo Platform A Guide to Socket FM2 Trinity and What We Know So Far
     Fri, Sep 21 2012 | 5:56P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Its about that time again as AMD is gearing up to release a new round of processors to the masses. Were set to see a series of new processors based on the Piledriver architecture which include new APUs for laptops and desktops codenamed Trinity. The AMD FX line will also see a similar refresh which is slated for the beginning of Q4 2012. However, were expecting to see the FX lineup delayed until Q1 of 2013. Instead, were going to review what we do know about the upcoming Trinity APUs and the new Virgo Platform. *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Intel's Game Changer, One Size Fits All Haswell
     Tue, Sep 18 2012 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's next-generation CPU, codenamed Haswell, was the major star of IDF. One aspect of the chip we haven't talked about at length, however, is its emphasis on reduced power consumption. When Intel announced that its Ivy Bridge mobile products would target 17W for mainstream systems, it made headlines. Pushing Haswell down to 10W is an even greater achievement, but hitting these targets requires a great deal of collaboration and cooperation...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 
The TR Podcast 118: CPUs inside the second and steamrolling the Forcepad
     Sun, Sep 16 2012 | 11:48A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of the TR Podcast, our panel weighs in on the Apple v. Samsung decision, examines AMD`s Steamroller architecture, and much more."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Building an AMD A8-3870K Llano APU System For Under $300 @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, Sep 16 2012 | 9:23A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you looking to build a budget PC, but have a limited budget to work with? We have had a number of readers and businesses that we consult with looking for new systems that will save power and be faster than the systems they currently have. When we started to look into low cost Do-It-Yourself (DIY) systems we found that you could easily build an AMD Llano system for less than $300. And when we say under $300 we mean with shipping included! You would think that for under $300 we would have to cut corners and use knock off brands, but that is not the case here. We are using the top of the line AMD A8-3870K APU and an OCZ Vertex Plus R2 60GB Solid-State Drive (SSD) into this system. The one corner that we did cut is..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

4th Generation of Core Microarchitecture
     Sun, Sep 16 2012 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In 2013, 4th generation Intel Core processor family based on "Haswell" microarchitecture will bring faster, thinner, lighter, cooler, more secure systems with built-in graphics to mainstream.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Intel’s TSX extensions in Haswell
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We previously theorized that Intel’s TSX extensions in Haswell use the caches to provide transactional memory semantics. This article describes an alternative approach based on minimal changes to the CPU core, contrasts the advantages of the two techniques. Our analysis concludes with the expected implementation in Haswell and potential improvements in Skylake.
  FULL STORY @ REALWORLDTECH

[Tech ARP] Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 8.9
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 4:04P | 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 *764 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 8.9 : *- Added the Intel Core i7-3940XM quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-3840QM quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-3740QM quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3217UE dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3120ME dual-core processor. - Corrected the Socket specification of the Intel Core i3-3110M dual-core processor.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Fourth generation Intel Core preview: all about Haswell
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Haswell is a new architecture based on an existing manufacturing process. That means it will have the 22nm Tri-Gate ‘3D’ transistors introduced with Ivy Bridge. The main enhancements of the CPU architecture come in the shape of new instructions (AVX 2) and support for transactional memory. The latter should make multi-threaded software run faster. The integrated GPU in the consumer models should also be a lot faster, and it will support DirectX 11.1. Intel is taking the integration of the chipset in the processor a step further, even releasing a complete system-on-a-chip (SoC) version of the processor.
  FULL STORY @ GENERATION

IDF Day 1: Intel's Rise of Natural, Intuitive Computing
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's Dadi Perlmutter took to the stage in the opening keynote of Intel Developer's Forum 2012 to greet an enthusiastic crowd and evangelize the company's vision of what they call the rise of "natural, intuitive computing." On stage with Dadi were a number of Intel-powered devices including a myriad of Windows 8 tablets and new Ultrabooks from various manufacturers. To be honest, Intel didn't disclose a lot of juicy detail on next generation hardware for the first 20 minutes or so of Dadi's presentation but they focused on a few very innovative new usage models, user interfaces, capabilities and features that are now possible as a result of Intel's relentless, continuous advancements in technology and computing architectures
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Preview: Intel Haswell Prozessor-Architektur im Detail @ HT4U.net
     Wed, Sep 12 2012 | 9:28A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Preview: Intel Haswell Prozessor-Architektur im Detail"
  FULL STORY @ HT4U.NET

Test: Intel i7 920 @ 2.66 & 4 GHz - Gaming Performance HD 7970 @ ocaholic
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 1:05P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Okay, time to take a break with AMD`s processors for now and let`s go back to Intel with the Core i7 920. Yes the i7 920, the one that a lot of us bought or wanted to buy, the one that has almost revolutionized the market, in bief: the one! Back to the article we are going to test his gaming performance coupled with an AMD HD 7970 under recent 3D games with maximum graphics settings possible at a resolution of 1920x1080. And there is a bonus, lots of people asked us to test it at both stock and 4 GHz speed, so we did!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

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