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Intel to launch Medfield platform in 2Q12, Clover Trail-W platform in 4Q12
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel plans to launch its Medfield platform running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS in the second quarter of 2012 and then release its Clover Trail-W platform running on Windows 8 in the fourth quarter of the year.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

AMD Fusion A8-3870K Overclocking and Dual Graphics Performance Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Dec 29 2011 | 9:20A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD Fusion A8-3870K Overclocking and Dual Graphics Performance Review @ HardwareHeaven.com With the release of the A8-3870K AMD have a processor which is aimed very much at those who love to tweak and overclock but can`t quite afford the higher cost of AMD or Intel`s other components. Today we take a look at the potential of the A8-3870K on its own and in dual graphics mode to see what it offers for Skyrim, StarCraft 2 and Star Wars: The Old Republic players."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

AMD A8-3870K Llano APU Linux Overclocking
     Mon, Dec 26 2011 | 6:19P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following the interest yesterday from the AMD A8-3870K graphics testing even though this new Llano APU has the same Radeon HD 6550D integrated graphics as the original A8-3850 APU, here`s some more information and numbers from the week-old AMD A8-3870K when running the desktop AMD APU under Ubuntu Linux and attempting to overclock this week-old Llano APU."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Comparison List Update: Ivy Bridge Pricing @ ocaholic
     Mon, Dec 26 2011 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Right before the year ends we feel like we need to start with a new virtue. In future the ocaholic benchmarking team wants to host bench sessions periodically. The goal is to gather as many points for HWBot as possible and of course we also want to break world records. Anybody who has ever seen us on Livestream knows that something else is also very important to us: fun!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

AMD A8-3870K - Radeon HD 6550D Graphics
     Mon, Dec 26 2011 | 2:15A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few days ago AMD announced several new A-Series APUs for desktops and notebooks. Knocking the Llano A8-3850 out of the top spot now for the A-Series is the A8-3870K, which was received by Phoronix just in time for some holiday testing of this updated APU."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Intel Core i5-2405S Processor Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 6:45P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What do you call a processor that is ten months late, uses a lot of power, and overpromises in performance but underdelivers in practice? Now it would be kind of mean to point fingers and name names here, but I promise you it is not Sandy Bridge. Earlier this year, we have reviewed a couple of Intel`s second generation Core CPUs, including the Intel Core i5-2500K and Core i3-2120 -- with both living up to everything every enthusiast raves about over and over again pretty much everywhere you go. It is simply unquestionable that these processors are superior to its predecessors and the competition in almost every way -- whether it is performance, power consumption, bang for your buck, and at least for the enthusiast oriented K-series, overclocking. With that in mind, what we have here at APH Networks this morning is yet another Sandy Bridge core CPU for review. While the Intel Core i5-2405S is not designed for overclocking (It is unfortunate it comes with a locked multiplier and a base clock you can`t play around with), the little `s` at the end of its name means there is one thing that it focuses on: Reduced TDP from 95W to 65W. Actually, before we begin, let me just clarify on one thing first. The difference between the Core i5-2400s and 2405S is the 2405S comes with Intel HD Graphics 3000 rather than 2000. Are we all good? Let`s waste no time for the details."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

AMD Bulldozer Roundup
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 8:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Bulldozer FX-8150, FX-8120, FX-6100 and FX-4100 arrived Technic3D. We will check the new CPU from AMD against the Intel Core i7, i5 and many more on Windows 7 and Linux. More see you in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

 
AMD FX-8120, AMD FX-6100 and AMD FX-4100 CPUs Review
     Fri, Dec 16 2011 | 4:49P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We will talk about the mainstream and entry-level AMD FX CPU modifications based on Bulldozer microarchitecture and featuring eight-, six- and four-core design.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

TechwareLabs 2011 Video Interview with Intel Mobility Brand Manager
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 4:25P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We interview Intel`s Brand Manager for mobility products as we check out their latest in products for Oak Trail tablets and Atom powered portable laptops. Find out what will be the hot products from Intel hitting store shelves near you."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition On Linux
     Tue, Dec 13 2011 | 4:20P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By now you have likely heard of the Core i7 3960X processor, which is one of the Sandy Bridge Extreme CPUs that was launched in November by Intel to much excitement and talked about quite a bit on Phoronix in the past few days. In this article is a comprehensive look at the Intel Core i7 3960X performance under Ubuntu Linux."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Gallium3D LLVMpipe On The Sandy Bridge Extreme
     Tue, Dec 13 2011 | 2:28P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A thorough performance look at the Intel Core i7 3960X Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition processor will be published very soon, but in this article are some benchmarks of using Gallium3D`s LLVMpipe driver on this six-core processor with Hyper Threading."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Intel - It Was One Heck Of A Year For Sandy Bridge Graphics
     Mon, Dec 12 2011 | 6:36A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The year began with Intel launching their Sandy Bridge processors. While the CPU performance was very impressive for these latest-generation Intel processors, the graphics performance under Linux was a problem. The drivers were not ready in time. Well, they actually were technically available, but in Git source form and not easy for Linux desktop customers. There were also some initial hurdles in the Sandy Bridge Linux graphics support. However, over the past year, the Intel OSTC developers working on the open-source graphics support have dramatically improved the situation. As this article recaps the performance over the past year, Sandy Bridge is now rocking under Linux and Ivy Bridge is ready to go."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

CPU Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 6.4
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 3:56P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This article compiles the best benchmark results we collected of various CPU models using x264 HD Benchmark 4.0, a free CPU benchmark developed by graysky, Dashken and Adrian Wong. This CPU performance comparison guide currently covers 120 different CPU models plus another 283 CPUs in the older comparison but this is just the beginning. We will keep updating the results as new results come in, so please contribute your results. If you would like to participate in this endeavor, head over to the x264 HD Benchmark 4.0 page and download a copy. After you obtain your benchmark results, simply post them in the official forum thread of x264 HD Benchmark 4.0. Please post your results even if your processor is already listed in the comparison. This is because we will use your results if they are better than the results currently listed in the comparison. Here is the list of updates : - Added the Intel Core i7-3960X desktop processor. - Added the AMD FX-8130P workstation processor (overclocked to 4.6 GHz). - Added the AMD FX-8130P workstation processor. - Added the AMD FX-8150 workstation processor. - Added the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T desktop processor (overclocked to 3.37 GHz). - Added the Intel Xeon X3350 workstation processor. - Added the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 desktop processor. - Added the AMD Sempron 3000+ desktop processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Inside the Intel Ivy Bridge Microarchitecture @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Nov 30 2011 | 9:19A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Ivy Bridge microarchitecture will be used in the third-generation Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs, to be released in 2012. It brings minor modifications to the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture used in the second-generation Core i processors, but with a completely new graphics engine, a PCI Express 3.0 controller, and a new manufacturing process. Let`s see what is new."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Review @ Neoseeker
     Tue, Nov 29 2011 | 7:15P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD today introduces the Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition, its new quad-core flagship CPU that still uses the aging Deneb CPU architecture. Yet it`s AMD fastest stock quad-core yet at 3.7GHz, while retaining at 125W TDP, all for $195 USD. It`s similar in price to quite a few dual- and quad-core CPU offerings from rival Intel, so hit our review to see if the new Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition manages to stay competitive at this price range."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER.COM

Comparison list: Core i7 Core i5 Desktop and Mobile CPUs - Ivy Bridge Sandy Bridge/E Nehalem @ ocaholic
     Mon, Nov 28 2011 | 7:10P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over time CPU manufacturers like Intel and AMD release numeros processors and it is very likely to lose track of all the models out there. Furthermore it is difficult to find complete comparison tables where you find all CPUs and their features listed. Following you find such a list regarding all Core i7 and Core i5 desktop and mobile CPU."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

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