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Intel reportedly places 28nm chip orders with TSMC
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 5:19P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has contracted Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its forthcoming Atom mobile processor series codenamed SoFIA, and also placed orders for entry-level baseband chips with Globalfoundries and United Microelectronics (UMC), according to industry sources.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

AMD FX-9590 and FX-9370 review: AMD's return to the high-end market?
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's certainly a courageous step to release new CPUs with a TDP of 220 watts, but it's not enough to really compete with Intel's Core i7. Even the 5 GHz FX-9590 is somewhat slower than the Core i7 4770K, even in multi-threaded benchmarks such as Cinebench and x264. The 4770K costs about the same, is much faster with games and only uses a fraction of the power.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Cyberpower Ultra Fusion Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 2:30P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are to look at our first computer system from Cyberpower. Ultra Fusion features AMD FX-9590, AMD R9 290X and a plethora of other exciting hardware - join us as we put this new system under the spotlight!"
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

News: CES roundup: Socketed Kabini APUs Bay Trail on the desktop and more
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 12:40P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our CES coverage continues, this time with news of socketed Kabini APUs and Mini-ITX Bay Trail motherboardsamong other things: Be Quiet`s Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler is beautifully sinister"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

CPU Gaming Performance - AMD / Intel @ ocaholic
     Thu, Jan 09 2014 | 2:30P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our series of gaming performance articles where we take one CPU and put it up against another one and run a series of game benchmarks, is very well known meanwhile. With this chart list we`re going to give you an overview regarding all benchmark results we received regarding AMD as well as Intel CPUs."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

CES 2014: AMD showcasing new APU, GPU
     Tue, Jan 07 2014 | 4:17P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD is showcasing its latest technologies at CES 2014, including Kaveri-based A10 7860K and 7700K APUs, which are now shipping. Kaveri processors feature AMD's Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA), TrueAudio Technology and Mantle API. Kaveri-based notebooks will be available in the first half of 2014. AMD is also displaying its New Radeon R9/R7/R5 M200 series GPUs.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Comparison List Update: All AMD APU Models @ ocaholic
     Tue, Jan 07 2014 | 2:30P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over time CPU manufacturers like Intel and AMD release numerous 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 AMD`s APU processors."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

 
Intel Core i7-4770K vs AMD A10-6800K IGP - Any good for Gaming? @ ocaholic
     Tue, Jan 07 2014 | 10:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the past few years, Intel and AMD have spent a lot of resources in improving the performance of their integrated graphics units. Intel has been working hard to make sure their HD graphics becomes competitive with AMDs Radeon units. Today we`re going to compare the HD 4600 graphics unit we find with Intels latest Core i7-4770K CPU to AMDs HD 8670D, that can be found in their A10-6800K APU. Next to the raw performance differences we also want to know if these chips can - under certain circumstances - be used for gaming."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

News: AMD could counter Nvidias G-Sync with simpler free sync tech
     Tue, Jan 07 2014 | 1:20A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During an impromptu meeting in a hotel ballroom this morning, we got an eye-opening demo of a dynamic refresh rate capability that`s been a part of Radeon GPUs for several generations. AMD thinks this feature can be combined with triple buffering to deliver G-Sync-like animation smoothness without the cost associated with specialized display hardware."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Haswell comes to NUC
     Tue, Dec 31 2013 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel NUC D54250WYK incorporates a dualcore, hyperthreaded mobile Haswell processor running Intel HD Graphics 5000 in the palm-size chassis introduced last year, now with more I/O and an infrared remote sensor. Do Haswell's advantages translate well to this tiny desktop PC?
  FULL STORY @ COM

Intel Xeon E3-1230Lv3 1.8GHz Quad Core
     Tue, Dec 31 2013 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel’s Xeon E3-1230Lv3 CPU has been a hotly anticipated processor for a wide variety of target audiences – home users, office users, small business users and enterprise users. Today we’ve got an opportunity to put Intel’s enterprise Xeon E3-1230Lv3 CPU to the test in a professional home user or “prosumer” type of environment, by pairing it up with SuperMicro’s server-grade C7Z87-OCE motherboard. The Intel Xeon E3-1230Lv3 is an important CPU because it offers four cores, eight threads, a 1.8GHz base frequency, a 2.8GHz Turbo frequency and 8MB of cache all for a tiny TDP of just 25W. Below you can see some of those key specifications in more detail:
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Intel Core i3 4340 Review – Beating AMD At Their Own Game
     Sat, Dec 28 2013 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this Core i3 4340 review, we find out how Haswell performs in a dual core config. We also compare IGP performance against AMD with surprising results.
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

Intel Haswell Linux Performance Improved A Lot In 2013
     Thu, Dec 26 2013 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With the end of the year quickly approaching, at Phoronix I have been re-testing all of the Linux graphics drivers to see how the performance has changed in 2013 and the features added/removed over the calendar year. I've been doing these annual Linux driver yearly recaps going back to 2005 when Linux GPU drivers were in their infancy compared to Windows. Yesterday I started with the NVIDIA 2013 Linux Year-In-Review of their first-rate binary driver while today I have some performance tests done for Intel's latest-generation Haswell graphics hardware."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Intel Core i5-2500K vs AMD A10-6800K Gaming-Performance
     Thu, Dec 26 2013 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Should you be thinking about buying a used CPU in the price range of 120 to 150 Euro, then you might be considering to buy either an Intel Core i5-2500K or an AMD A10-6800K. At this point we want to answer the question which of these CPUs would be the better choice for a budget gaming PC. Therefore we've tested these two CPUs with a batch of recent games as well as a few theoretical benchmarks.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

CPU Gaming Performance - Intel @ ocaholic
     Wed, Dec 25 2013 | 11:55A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our series of gaming performance articles where we take one CPU and put it up against another one and run a series of game benchmarks, is very well known meanwhile. With this chart list we`re going to give you an overview regarding all benchmark restuls we received regarding Intel CPUs."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

iBuypower Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate: AMD Gaming PC
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
iBuypower is offering an AMD-based system in its Chimera 4SE line, which is designed to give users serious gaming performance without a wallet-busting price tag. The Chimera is part of iBuypower's Signature Series, which includes iBuypower's highest-priced and most powerful gaming systems, like the Revolt and Valkyrie. The centerpiece of the Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate is an all AMD-based CPU/GPU combo. The processor is a 4.7GHz (5.0GHz with Turbo), eight-core AMD FX-9590, designed with overclockers in mind. It's cooled by a closed-loop liquid cooler, which seems to be the way most custom builders are going these days. That's likely due to not only the headroom they give overclockers, but also to the stability of their relatively lightweight physical connections inside the case...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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