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iXBT Labs Review: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 i7 Processors
     Thu, Jul 19 2012 | 9:15A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quadcore Ivy Bridge processors have gained much popularity, so it`s high time we took a good look at those lineups."
  FULL STORY @ IXBT.COM

[Tech ARP] Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 5.3
     Mon, Jul 16 2012 | 11:59A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have no idea whats different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Xeon processor, then this is the guide for you. Currently covering 622 workstation and server CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 20 different specifications for each and every CPU. Heres what we updated in this new release : - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4650 8-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4650L 8-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4640 8-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4620 8-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4617 6-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4610 6-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4607 6-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4603 quad-core processor. - Updated the Other Features specifications for the Intel Xeon E7-8800 series of processors. - Updated the Other Features specifications for the Intel Xeon E7-4800 series of processors. - Updated the Other Features specifications for the Intel Xeon E7-2820 series of processors. - Updated the Other Features specifications for the Intel Xeon E5-2600 series of processors."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

AMD delays launch of desktop Trinity to October 2012
     Fri, Jul 13 2012 | 3:11P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
According to an unconfirmed report on Digitimes, AMD's next desktop CPU, code named 'Trinity' has been pushed back from August till October 2012.

"Many Socket FM2-based processors including A10-5800k will be delayed.

Meanwhile, AMD originally planned to fully replace AM3-based processors with its FM1-based processors, but has recently adjusted its roadmap and changed the phase-out schedule of AM3-based processors from mid-2012 to the second quarter of 2013, while the processor series will account for 30% of AMD's total desktop processor shipments, the sources noted.

The sources also pointed out that after October, many AMD-based CPUs with different sockets will be available in the market including AM3, AM3+ (Vishera), FM1 (Llano), FM2 (Trinity) and FT1 (Brazos 2.0). Of which, FM2-based processors will account for 22% of AMD's total desktop processor shipments in the fourth quarter, while FM1-based products' proportion will drop from 30% in the third quarter to only 16%. AM3 and AM3+ processors will still be the major CPU segments for AMD in the fourth quarter.

In October, AMD also plans to launch three new AM3+ Vishera-based processors (Volan) including FX-8350 (125W/95W) and FX6300, with FX-4320 to be launched at a later time."

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Interview with AMDs Sasa Marinkovic @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Jul 13 2012 | 9:37A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I am a Senior Manager of Technology Marketing. At present my role is focused on marketing heterogeneous computing. This involves identifying and evangelising upcoming industry trends such as ultralow voltage, small form factor and parallel computing and driving that from a marketing point of view."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Everything You Need to Know About the Intel Virtualization Technology @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Jul 10 2012 | 9:37A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Several Intel CPUs come with the Intel Virtualization Technology (VT). Formerly known as Vanderpool, this technology enables a CPU to act as if you have several independent computers, in order to enable several operating systems to run at the same time on the same machine. In this tutorial we will explain everything you need to know about this technology."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

[Tech ARP] Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.3
     Tue, Jul 10 2012 | 9:10A | 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 *845 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 12.3 : - Added the Intel Pentium G870 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Pentium G860T dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Pentium G694 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Pentium G693 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Pentium G640 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Pentium G640T dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron G550 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron G540T dual-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3570K quad-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3550 quad-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3470T dual-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3450 quad-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3450S quad-core processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

AMD Vishera and Beyond: New Design Philosophy Dictates a Faster Pace
     Mon, Jul 09 2012 | 11:50A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD is staying busy and nimble, but they are at the tender mercies of the foundries at this time. Vishera does look to be a good upgrade from the original Bulldozer, and it will improve its standing among manufacturers and consumers alike. While it will not match Intels Ivy Bridge in pure performance, it does look to close the gap and be a true successor to the popular Phenom II line from AMD. This may not drive enthusiasts back into AMDs corner, but it will certainly stop a lot of the negative press and the bleeding of die-hard AMD fans into the Intel camp. Vishera does look to be the last desktop based AM3+ part. Past Q3 of 2013, I believe that AMD will focus primarily on the APU for all desktop applications, and start pushing those products into the server market."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

 
[Tech ARP] Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 5.4
     Sat, Jul 07 2012 | 4:05P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have no idea whats different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Xeon processor, then this is the guide for you. Currently covering *631 workstation and server CPUs*, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to *20 different specifications* for each and every CPU. Heres what we updated in this new release : - Added the AMD Opteron 6284 SE 16-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 6278 16-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 6230 HE 12-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 4276 HE 8-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 4240 6-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 4230 HE 6-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 3280 HE 8-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 3260 EE quad-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 3250 EE quad-core processor. - Added the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications for the AMD Opteron 8200 (Santa Rosa) series of processors. - Added the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications for the AMD Opteron 6200 (Interlagos) series of processors. - Added the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications for the AMD Opteron 6200 (Valencia) series of processors. - Added the Transistor Count specifications for the AMD Opteron 6100 (Magny-Cours) series of processors. - Corrected the Fabrication Process specifications of the AMD Opteron 6200 (Interlagos) series of processors. - Corrected the Fabrication Process specifications of the AMD Opteron 4200 (Valencia) series of processors. - Corrected the Die Size specifications of the AMD 6100 (Magny-Cours) series of processors. - Corrected the Multiplier specifications of the AMD Opteron 6282 SE 16-core processor. - Corrected the Multiplier specifications of the AMD Opteron 6276 16-core processor. - Corrected the Multiplier specifications of the AMD Opteron 6274 16-core processor. - Corrected the Multiplier specifications of the AMD Opteron 6272 16-core processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Intel 3770 3570 3550 and 3450
     Sat, Jul 07 2012 | 9:10A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel Core i7-3770, i5-3570K, i5-3550 and i5-3450 arrived Technic3D. We will check the CPUs from Intel against other Core i7, i5 and the AMD Bulldozer, Phenom II and many more on Windows 7 and Linux. More see you in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

AMD FX-8120 CPU Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 9:23A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 8-core FX-8120 CPU from AMD gets near the 2500K performances in heavy multithreaded apps and thanks to its unlocked features, we can overclock it near 50% (depending on the quality of the batch). Thanks to the latest price reductions and promotions, it gets into the area of mainstream CPUs, making it attractive for people that do not want to spend excessively on their new upgrade."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Intel Ivy Bridge On Linux Two-Month Redux
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been 66 days since Intel formally introduced their Ivy Bridge processors as the 2012 successor to Sandy Bridge. My views on Intel Ivy Bridge (specifically the Core i7 3770K model) back on launch-day were very positive in terms of the Linux compatibility, CPU performance, and the HD 4000 graphics capabilities. Since then I`ve conducted dozens of additional tests looking at the Core i7 Ivy Bridge on Linux in different areas from comparative benchmarks to Microsoft Windows, trying to run BSD operating systems on the latest hardware, looking at the virtualization performance, compiler tuning, etc. Here is a recap of this additional Ivy Bridge testing that has happened over the past two months of near constant benchmarking."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Live Video Recap: AMD Llano Blindfolded PC Build
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In all, it took me 1 hour and 18 minutes to get to a Windows screen using a pre-installed OS on a Western Digital 1TB hard drive. That was MUCH longer than I had originally thought it would take, so I have been humbled by those DIY PC users that build their own on without sight a regular basis!"
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

AMD FX-4170 vs. Intel Core i7-3770K Gaming Performance HD 7970
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 2:05P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let's have a good old school AMD vs Intel test featuring the performance in games. What we do is we take an AMD FX-4170 and test it against a Core i7-3770K with the most recent games at FullHD and max details as well as max Anti Aliasing. So let's see if there are differences and if there are some let's see how big they are.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Review: AMD Bulldozer FX-4170 @ ocaholic
     Tue, Jun 26 2012 | 9:10A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been quite while since AMD released it`s bulldozer processors. When they were launched we reviewed the FX-8150 and the FX-8120 octacore CPUs. These two processors haven`t been able to convince because of their poor performance per MHz. Now we`re going to check wether the FX-4170 with 4.2 GHz is a fierce competitor for Intel or not."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Eclipse Stealth FX812R795 Extreme Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Jun 25 2012 | 9:10A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at a high-end gaming system courtesy of Eclipse Computers. The Stealth Extreme is a gaming system based around the 990FX chipset and featuring AMD Bulldozer - FX-8120. Along with 16GB of DDR3, SSD, dual HD7950s, triple screen LED 3D display and premium gaming peripherals, is this the best gaming system we have ever tested? There`s only one way to find out..."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

AMD OpenCL APP SDK Beats Intel s Own SDK On Ivy Bridge
     Sun, Jun 24 2012 | 4:08P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here are some OpenCL benchmarks from the Intel Ivy Bridge CPU. Being compared though is AMD`s APP SDK, which does support running OpenCL on x86 CPUs, to Intel`s CPU-based OpenCL SDK for Linux. To some surprise, AMD`s Accelerated Parallel Processing SDK when using the Ivy Bridge CPU is actually faster than the Intel OpenCL SDK on the same hardware."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

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