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Intel HiZ Is Finally Ready For Sandy Bridge
     Thu, Nov 24 2011 | 3:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As reported earlier this week, HiZ support is now ready for Intel Sandy Bridge graphics under Linux with the Mesa driver. A set of more than three dozen patches were published that finalize this support for Sandy Bridge (Gen6) while the Ivy Bridge (Gen7) support is almost there but there are some performance regressions still being worked out by Intel`s OSTC developers."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Next Generation GPUs: AMDs Cray On a Chip?
     Thu, Nov 24 2011 | 7:11A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We examine AMD`s next-generation GPU architecture, which looks more like a general-purpose vector processor than ever before. With ever increasing software support for GPU computing, are future GPUs set to become the new math coprocessors of yesteryear?"
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE.COM

Sandy Bridge-E now expected to launch in November X79 chipset getting further feature cuts
     Wed, Nov 23 2011 | 7:11A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We don`t like to be the bringers of bad news, but it`s come to our attention that Intel has decided to change its high-end consumer Waimea Bay platform one more time before it launches. The only good news is that we`ve managed to pin-point which month the platform is expected to launch and that is November and there are several reasons behind this choice."
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE.COM

AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Overclocking On Ubuntu Linux
     Tue, Nov 22 2011 | 2:42P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While in the weeks since the launch of the AMD FX Bulldozer processors we have looked at many areas of computing performance for the FX-8150 CPU, from the compiler tuning to multi-core scaling, one area that hasn`t yet been covered under Linux is the AMD FX-8150 overclocking. But this article changes that."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Intels Cedarview Atom to sport PowerVR graphics
     Tue, Nov 22 2011 | 7:11A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Unlike the current desktop and netbook Atom CPUs, Intel`s next generation of “full fat” Atom processors won`t be using Intel graphics, instead the company has extended its licensing with PowerVR and we`ll be seeing an SGX545 graphics core in these new Atom processors. This is actually quite a significant step for Intel as it indicates a move away from its own graphics IP for the entire Atom series of CPUs."
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE.COM

News: AMDs FX-8150 further overclocked
     Mon, Nov 21 2011 | 12:16A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD plans to bundle a water cooler with some models of its FX processors. We strapped one of `em to our FX-8150 to see how high we could crank the clock. Here are the results."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Video Perspective: AMD Steady Video Technology on AMD A-Series APUs
     Thu, Nov 17 2011 | 4:49A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As you can see there are no benchmarks in that video, no numbers we can really quote or reference to tell you how much better the corrected videos are compared to the originals. The examples we gave you there were NOT filtered or selected because they show off the technology better or worse than any others; instead we used it for what AMD said it should be used for - amateur video taken without tripods, etc."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

 
Intel?s NEW X79 LGA2011 Socket Platform and Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E Processor Reviewed
     Thu, Nov 17 2011 | 12:57A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks checks out INTEL`s latest and greatest and attempts to make sense of it all ... *Intel?s NEW X79 LGA2011 Socket Platform and Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E Processor Reviewed* It?s the ?Year of the Tock? when Intel launches a revision of their latest processor architecture which is named Sandy Bridge. Instead of an all new name, it?s simply being called Sandy Bridge-E. The most obvious changes visible to the consumer eye is the addition of a fourth integrated memory channel, new supporting X79 Chipset and higher pin count LGA2011 socket. Naturally, this means you?ll need a new X79 motherboard to support Sandy Bridge-E in addition to a new processor. But does that mean you?re also going to need a whole new CPU cooler or all new specific quad channel memory too? All very good questions we?d like to answer for you as well as uncovering any extra benefits that this new platform has in store for us. * * *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Intel?s NEW X79 LGA2011 Socket Platform and Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E Processor Reviewed
     Thu, Nov 17 2011 | 12:57A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks checks out INTEL`s latest and greatest and attempts to make sense of it all ... *Intel?s NEW X79 LGA2011 Socket Platform and Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E Processor Reviewed* It?s the ?Year of the Tock? when Intel launches a revision of their latest processor architecture which is named Sandy Bridge. Instead of an all new name, it?s simply being called Sandy Bridge-E. The most obvious changes visible to the consumer eye is the addition of a fourth integrated memory channel, new supporting X79 Chipset and higher pin count LGA2011 socket. Naturally, this means you?ll need a new X79 motherboard to support Sandy Bridge-E in addition to a new processor. But does that mean you?re also going to need a whole new CPU cooler or all new specific quad channel memory too? All very good questions we?d like to answer for you as well as uncovering any extra benefits that this new platform has in store for us. * * *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Video Perspective: AMD A-series APU Overclocking and Gaming Performance
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 1:40P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tested 3DMark11, Bad Company 2, Lost Planet 2, Left 4 Dead 2 and Dirt 3 to give us a quick overall view of performance increases. We ran the games at 1680x1050 resolutions and Medium-ish quality settings to find a base frame rate on the APU of about 30 FPS. Then we applied our overclocked settings to see what gains we got. Honestly, I was surprised by the results."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

AMD A8-3850 Llano Desktop Processor Review - Can AMD compete with Sandy Bridge?
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 3:34A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If we were 2-3 years in the future, when many more applications were written to fully utilize the capabilities of SIMD arrays like the one found on the Llano APU, the A8-3850 would be an easy recommendation over the Core i3-2100. We are sorry to report though that it is still 2011 and the number of GPU-accelerated applications is still limited though not due to the push of NVIDIA and AMD. With the exceptions of some video processing apps and gaming, the GPU in the Llano will be under-utilized I fear and even in some of the areas AMD claims victories in (video playback, transcoding, etc), Intel is doing nearly as well or good enough to get by. AMD needs those must-have applications that utilize the GPU today."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

AFDS11: AMD Trinity APU will use VLIW4 / Cayman Class GPU
     Tue, Nov 15 2011 | 10:30P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

VIA Nano Quad Core Preview
     Tue, Nov 15 2011 | 3:48P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many have been trumpeting the death of VIA for a long, long time. But so far this scrapper of a company just keeps moving along. The addition of a quad core Nano is making sure that VIA stays relevant in a world that is increasingly concentrating on low power, high performance computing. These chips should compete well against the current stable of low power x86 processors, and we can bet that VIA is planning a new generation of parts once TSMC?s 28 nm process ramps up. But for now the top of the stack for VIA will be the quad core Nano."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

News: TR reviews AMDs A8-3800 Fusion APU
     Tue, Nov 15 2011 | 1:36P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We weren`t terribly impressed with AMD`s A8-3850 APU when we first reviewed it in part because its 100W power envelope seemed rather large for a chip whose integrated graphics are a major selling point. Happily the new A8-3800 slides into a cool 65W power envelope and adds Turbo Core clock frequency scaling. Can it win our approval? Keep reading to find out."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Processor Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Nov 13 2011 | 10:18A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the new Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition CPU, AMD has upped the speed for their existing AM2+/AM3 platform. The Phenom II X4 980BE clocks in with a stock speed of 3.7Ghz, making it the fastest out of the box clock speed AMD currently offers. With an unlocked multiplier, the Phenom II X4 980BE also invites you to explore overclocking and see just how much more speed you can get. The Phenom II 980BE also sports a full 2MB L2 cache and 6MB L3 cache. In the AM3 platform, the onboard memory controller is able to take full advantage of DDR3 memory up to PC3 10600."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

We investigate the key to unlocking Bulldozer
     Fri, Oct 28 2011 | 1:08A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Is an awareness of the shared nature of AMD's Bulldozer architecture the key to unlocking its performance? We investigate.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

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