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Intel 'Haswell' CPU will cause motherboard makers to exit market
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 4:42P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel is already set to launch its next-generation Haswell-based processors, comprehensively designed for IT products such as tablets, notebooks, ultrabooks, desktops and servers, in the second quarter of 2013; however, since Haswell is designed to integrate functions such as power phase control, which is mainly used for overclocking, into the CPU, sources from motherboard players are concerned that the new processor and weakening desktop market demand will cause several second-tier motherboard players to exit the market in late 2013.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

AMD A10-5800K and the A8-5600K
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
According to a news article on techworld australia, it is said that the upcoming Advanced Micro Devices’ latest A-series quad-core desktop processors runs at up to 4.2GHz, but can be overclocked to 6.5GHz with liquid nitrogen cooling, the company said. The two unlocked processors, which we have already listed as A10-5800K and the A8-5600K are faster and cheaper than competitive Intel chips, said AMD desktop products manager Adam Kozak during a conference call to discuss the new chips. Compared to the equivalent Intel, the AMD is in the US$100 to $150 price range, Kozak said. Intel’s unlockable processors start at $216, according to a Sept. 2 price list........
  FULL STORY @ OCWORKBENCH

A Futurelooks News Flash - AMDs Virgo Platform and Trinity APU Reviewed
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 9:36A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD finally moves forward with implementing a completely new module architecture across its processors. This move has been met with a lot of controversy thanks to high expectations from the first all new design in over a decade. While the rest of the Internet has already released their findings, we decided to spent some extra time to get to know the new AMD Virgo Platform and Trinity APU just a little better. Were going to be taking a good look at the new Piledriver architecture and how it builds on Bulldozer, which came with the launch of the AMD FX platform. Can the company finally shed their old ways? Lets find out! *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

[Tech ARP] Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.5
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 9:28A | 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 *857 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 12.5 : *- Added the Intel Core i5-3350P quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3240 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3240T dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3225 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3220 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3220T dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-2153 dual-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3330 quad-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3330S quad-core processor. *"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

AMD to purge of around 5% of the company
     Wed, Oct 03 2012 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At approximately the same time last year, AMD management announced Project WIN, which many of the people thought it was a strategy to get the company to its winning ways. Rather than that, it was a purge of around 5% of the company, with many of key executives and engineers being shown the door.
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE

AMD Trinity A10-5800K and the Virgo Plattform
     Tue, Oct 02 2012 | 3:44P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD introduces the new "Trinity" APUs and the A85X fusion controller hub for desktop PCs with the name "2012 AMD A-series platform" (aka.) (Virgo). We have tested the new top model A10-5800K on the F2A85X-UP4 mainboard from gigabyte.
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKPC

AMD A10-5800K APU Review
     Tue, Oct 02 2012 | 3:43P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD A10-5800K APU arrived Technic3D. We will check the APU from AMD against the Intel Core i7, i5, AMD Bulldozer, Phenom II and many more on Windows 7 and Linux. More see you in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

 
AMD A8-5600K Review
     Tue, Oct 02 2012 | 3:43P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest line of A-Series APUs come laden with new features all aimed at delivering a seamless graphics rich experience at little inconvenience to the end user. Coming in with an updated 'Northern Islands' based Radeon HD 7000 series integrated GPU that uses the VLIW 4 architecture, Turbo Core 3.0 for both CPU and GPU, aimed to reduce power consumption while giving the user peak performance. The biggest change is in the x86 architecture. Displacing the four K12 cores found in the Llano APUs we find four 'Piledriver' cores. 'Piledriver' is the direct successor to the 'Bulldozer' architecture and spells a new era for AMD and the direction that their future technology will take.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

AMD A10-5800K Trinity APU Review @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, Oct 02 2012 | 3:42P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today AMD launches the new Trinity APU lines based on the Piledriver architecture. We have in their latest A10-588K and A8-566K APU's for testing. GPU as well as CPu enhancements await end users with this new product line. The big question on everyones mind is "Does Trinity close the gap and finally provide a compelling argument to the Ivy Bridge CPU. There's no doubt that Intel retains the performance crown but the really compelling argument is in where AMD is headed. The question you should be asking yourself is " What should I be looking for in a processor?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

AMD A10-5800K and A8-5600K APUs for Socket FM2
     Tue, Oct 02 2012 | 3:42P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The results are in! Today we take a better look at AMD's FM2 APU performance results, including updated results from the last we posted, now using an AMD A85X-based motherboard instead of AMD's A75 FCH. Does the FCH used matter? Does the APU do its job well?
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

A10 5800K Launch Review
     Tue, Oct 02 2012 | 3:42P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"AMD launches their offensive against the Intel desktop platforms with the enthusiastically positioned second generation A-series APU. We've got a range topping A10-5800K and a new socket FM2 mobo for you, plus some comparisons against it's primary target - the Intel Core i3."
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D

AMD “Virgo” Platform: 2nd Generation APU
     Tue, Oct 02 2012 | 3:41P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you read our AMD Trinity Preview, you’ve already seen the integrated GPU performance in the new A-Series APU from AMD. Today, we take a look at the CPU side of the APU. In addition, we are able to see just how the new chip will perform at various applications and workloads, including media transcoding, data encryption, and OpenCL.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

AMD A10-5800K / A8-5600K full review: Trinity for desktops
     Tue, Oct 02 2012 | 3:41P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In May AMD introduced its latest generation APUs codenamed Trinity for laptops, and today the desktop versions finally arrive. Last week we were only allowed to write about the hardware behind the new CPUs, the model numbers and the gaming benchmarks. Today, you get the full review, including CPU benchmarks and everything else.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Graphics is much better than what Intel offers
     Tue, Oct 02 2012 | 3:40P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Trinity has the most impressive integrated graphic unit in the world. It is very fast. It can run a variety of games at decent resolutions and quality settings. It has a robust OpenCL component that can only improve as AMD releases more driver updates and software vendors update their products to utilize that functionality. Driver support for the graphics is much better than what Intel offers, and AMD releases many more driver updates a year. Game support is also second to none in that particular field."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

AMD A10-5800K APU Performance Review
     Tue, Oct 02 2012 | 3:39P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Can the new A10 series of APUs from AMD match, or even exceed Intels range of low/mid range CPUs? We find out now in a selection of real world gaming, multimedia, overclocking and productivity tests while also taking a look at how the APU can perform with a mid range GPU... and of course there are the standard memory, USB 3.0, SATA and PCIe tests to round things off."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

AMD A10 5800K APU processor review
     Tue, Oct 02 2012 | 3:39P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We test and review the AMD A10 5800K APU processor. Based on Trinity APU architecture and building on the strengths of both the Llano and Bulldozer design, the 2012 AMD A-Series platform has been updated to meet and exceed the increasing demands of todays consumers. In this article we introduce you to the 2012 AMD A-Series platform. More CPU performance, and a much faster integrated graphics unit.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

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