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Intel Ivy Bridge: Unity/Compiz Continues To Impair
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As the latest Intel Ivy Bridge Linux graphics benchmarks to publish, here is a comparison of some of the different desktop environment options of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS when using the Intel Linux graphics driver on the Core i7 3770K with its HD 4000 graphics. The desktop environments being compared include Unity, Unity 2D, KDE, and Xfce. The default Ubuntu Unity desktop with Compiz continues to have problems for the open-source friendly company's drivers."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Tech Preview: AMD Launches Trinity
     Mon, May 28 2012 | 2:48P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We preview AMD's Trinity, featuring a multitude of new technologies, designed to aid in the market share battle against Intel."
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D

AMD Trinity A10-4600M Processor Review:
     Mon, May 28 2012 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's second-generation Bulldozer core processor microarchitecture, codenamed Piledriver, has made headlines at HotHardware many times in the past few months, including our CES sneak peek of the chip that AMD is launching today for the mobile market, codenamed Trinity. What this launch is all about is AMD's answer to Intel's Ivy Bridge-based Core series processors for notebooks. It's that straightforward, though we'll start by level-setting expectations based on how both companies and their respective architectures approach computing workloads. For AMD, Trinity has also been reported as offering much-needed performance enhancements in IPC (Instructions Per Cycle) but also more of the same strength in gaming and multimedia horsepower, with an enhanced second generation Radeon HD graphics engine. In the pages ahead, we'll dive into AMD's new Trinity architecture and AMD's new A10 series APU, along with lots of benchmark data looking at the results of AMD's recent efforts from a number of angles.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD had to share
     Sun, May 27 2012 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD recently held a conference call to small preview of the new architecture used in its upcoming Trinity APU, designed as the successor to its current Llano platform. Neoseeker was invited to see what AMD had to share, and we're passing what we've learned to you in our first look at their second generation APU design. See what makes it tick under hood, and how (according to AMD) it compares to similar offerings from the competition.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Corsair Hydro H100 Self Contained Watercooling Heatsink Review
     Sun, May 27 2012 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Hydro H100 heatsink ships fully assembled, filled with a propylene glycol based coolant and plumbed. The waterblock is connected by 24cm of flexible FEP tubing to the heat exchanger which measures about 274x120x25mm in size. Two 120mm fans are included, these operate at 2600-1300RPM and create a fair bit of noise at full tilt. Corsair's Hydro H100 is a no fuss, self contained CPU liquid cooling solution for use on Intel socket LGA2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD socket AM3/AM2/FM1 processors."
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

Intel Support For OpenCL On Linux With Ivy Bridge
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Linux OpenCL support for Intel CPUs is not in as good shape as the Intel Windows OpenCL support at this time, but here are some benchmarks that explore the Intel Ivy Bridge OpenCL performance under Linux."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

AMD prepares low-voltage CPUs for Windows 8 tablet PCs
     Thu, May 24 2012 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD, seeing Microsoft is ready to launch Windows 8 before the end of October, is set to release its Hondo processors, featuring 40nm Bobcat architecture with power consumption of 4-5W in the fourth quarter to compete against Intel's Clover Trail-W processors, which are also designed targeting Windows 8-based tablet PCs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

 
Intel Glamor Acceleration Compared To SNA, UXA
     Sat, May 19 2012 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Going back to last year there's been the "Glamor Acceleration" project out of Intel to accelerate the 2D operations within X using OpenGL on Mesa. This is similar to the Xorg state tracker approach and while it's not yet enabled by default, Intel OTC developers have been making much progress in recent months. In this article is a look at the recent Glamor update while comparing it to the stock Intel UXA acceleration as well as to the other experimental acceleration option: Intel SNA."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

News: AMDs A10-4600M Trinity APU
     Wed, May 16 2012 | 5:20P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has pulled the curtains back on Trinity, its next-generation APU, which features new Piledriver CPU cores and Northern Islands-derived integrated graphics. Join us as we outline Trinity`s architecture and run it through a whole host of benchmarks, from old staples to OpenCL-accelerated apps and inside the second gaming tests."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

[Tech ARP] Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 8.4
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 9:47P | 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 729 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 8.4 : - Added the Intel Core i7-3615QM quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-3615QE quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-3612QM quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-3612QE quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-3610QM quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-3610QE quad-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-3920XM quad-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-3820QM quad-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-3720QM quad-core processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

AMD Launches New 2012 A-Series APU (Trinity) @ Bjorn3d.com
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve released our latest article about the new mobile APUs from AMD, Trinity: `While Intel is currently dominating the high-end processors AMD has been successful on another front with their low power APUs; processors which merges the CPU and GPU. The APUs have been especially popular on notebooks as they offer a lot of performance per watt and even come with decent graphics capabilities built in. Today AMD is presenting the next generation APUs: Trinity, also called 2012 A-series APUs. The goal with this generation of APU`s is to offer more performance, better media capabilities, better game performance and all that while still offer long battery life."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

AMD Launches New Trinity APU @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today AMD launches the followup to the llano processor, the Trinity APU. Promising a trinity of bonuses, processing power, graphics power, and energy efficiency the APU could be the solution that the mobile market needs. We take a first look at the enhancements behind the new Trinity. Get a first look at what AMD is releasing in our technology preview review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

AMD Trinity: Going Mobile with a New APU @ Hardware Canucks
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever since Llano was first introduced, people have been talking about Trinity. In this article, we take an in depth look at the latest generation of APUs which are part of AMD`s ongoing Fusion initiative. "
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

[Tech ARP] Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.2
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | 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 837 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 12.2 : - Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-8000 series of 8-core processors. - Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-6000 series of 6-core processors. - Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-4000 series of quad-core processors. - Updated the specifications of the AMD A8-3800 series of quad-core processors. - Updated the specifications of the AMD A6-3600 series of quad-core processors. - Updated the specifications of the AMD A6-3500 triple-core processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

[vrz] AMD Trinity A10-4600M APU Review: Jumping the Shark?
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has gained considerable market share in the budget computing segment since last year`s launch of the Llano APU, with good enough CPU performance balanced with entry discreet level graphics to boot. After the uncompetitive showing of Bulldozer with their FX enthusiast chips and Opterons, followed by harrowing departures of historically key personnel, the remaining team went back to the drawing board and made a few tweaks to their 32nm BD core architecture. Their efforts resulted in Piledriver, which will debut with the 2012 Trinity Mobile APUs today and then feature in server and desktop product refreshes later this year. Is this the light at the end of the tunnel or just another epic facepalm for AMD?"
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE.COM

AMD A10-4600M Trinity For Mobile Review: Trying To Cut The Ivy
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Llano was released around the same time as Bulldozer, but it did not use Bulldozer cores. Instead it used yet another update of Stars, which is a mobile incarnation of Phenom II, which was of course an improvement upon the original Phenom. The ?new? Llano APU in fact was equipped with some rather old processor cores. This showed in the performance of the mobile Llano products. They simply could not keep up with Sandy Bridge?s more modern cores. Bulldozer isn?t coming to mobile with Trinity, either. Instead we?re receiving Piledriver. AMD has effectively skipped the first iteration of its new Bulldozer architecture and moved straight on to the second. Piledriver includes the third generation of AMD?s Turbo Core and promises ?up to 29%? better processor performance than last year?s Llano-based A-Series."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

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