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AMD announces availability of seventh-generation A-series processors
     Fri, Apr 08 2016 | 1:09P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has announced availability of its new mobile seventh-generation AMD A-series processors, timed to support a new notebook design by HP. Equipped with advanced video, graphics, performance, and security features designed to boost productivity and enhance the entertainment experience, the AMD A-series processors (Bristol Ridge) also provide energy efficiency, the vendor said.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Building a 32-Thread Xeon Monster PC for Less Than the Price of a Haswell-E Core
     Thu, Apr 07 2016 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Originally released in 2012 for a whopping $1,550 and beyond, thousands of Xeon E5-2670 CPUs hit the second hand market last year as massive data centers upgraded their servers. This 4-year old CPU delivers 8-cores clocked at 2.6GHz with a 3.3GHz turbo frequency and a large 20MB L3 cache, but with supply overwhelming demand prices have plummeted to just $70. Or seen from another perspective: it's now possible to build an insanely affordable 16-core/32-thread beast for less than a Haswell-E Core i7.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Intel Xeon Processor E5 v4 Family Debut: Dual E5-2697 v4 With 72 Threads
     Thu, Mar 31 2016 | 4:06P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel is officially launching a brand new series of Xeon processors today, the Xeon Processor E5 v4. Unlike mainstream desktop products, which feature Intel’s latest core technologies like the Skylake-based Core i7-6700K, mission-critical, big-iron parts like the Xeon E5 v4 series are more complex and go through much more qualification, and as such tend to leverage core technologies that have long been proven in the consumer space. The the Xeon Processor E5 v4 family, for example, is based on Broadwell, or more specifically Broadwell-EP.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

A6-7400B vs. Pentium G4400 CPU Review
     Thu, Mar 31 2016 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we tested two value CPUs, the A6-7400B from AMD and the Pentium G4400 "Skylake" from Intel. Which one is the fastest? Check it out!
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

ArmA 3 - AMD and NVIDIA GPU Performance Scaling
     Fri, Mar 25 2016 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the following pages we're going to have a close look at how ArmA 3 performs in combination with different graphics cards. For that purpose we're testing the three different resolutios 1080p, 1440p as well as 2160p at ultra settings. The goal of this article is to tell you which is the most suitable graphics card for ArmA 3.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

AMD took the wraps off a range of software
     Tue, Mar 22 2016 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At its Capsaicin press event during GDC, AMD took the wraps off a range of software, hardware, and development projects meant to show the company's readiness for trends like DirectX 12 and virtual reality, including the Radeon Pro Duo graphics card.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

AMD XConnect Technology Revealed
     Sat, Mar 12 2016 | 12:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD today announced the AMD XConnect Technology. What is the AMD XConnect Technology? It is basically an external graphics card solution for notebooks. It allows you to pair a desktop-class AMD Radeon graphics card with a compatible notebook using Thunderbolt 3. Let’s take a look!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

 
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 17.3.
     Sat, Mar 12 2016 | 12:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many desktop 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.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Intel Core i7-6700K vs. i5-6600K Stock and OC - CPU Gaming Performance
     Fri, Feb 26 2016 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article we're going to compare the Core i7-6700K to the Core i5-6600K regarding gaming performance. Both processors are tested at stock clocks as well as overclocked to 4.5 GHz and we're going to hit them with quite a few games as well as theoretical gaming benchmarks.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

9-Way Intel Xeon E3 v5 Skylake Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux
     Thu, Feb 25 2016 | 6:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For those looking at upgrading a server or workstation to an Intel Xeon E3 v5 "Skylake" processor, here is a nine-way benchmark comparison of these processors compared to older Haswell Xeons as well as an AMD FX processor for reference. The benchmarks today were done under Ubuntu Linux and besides looking at raw performance we also have test results for the CPU thermal performance, system power consumption, performance-per-Watt, and performance-per-dollar metrics with a total of 14 AMD/Intel processors."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Soft Machines' VISC architecture
     Wed, Feb 24 2016 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Tech Report Podcast returns from a long slumber with new Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman in the host's seat. Jeff and special guest David Kanter discuss Soft Machines' VISC architecture and the performance targets that the company released recently. We also answer readers' questions about Soft Machines and other tech topics.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Intel Skylake i5-6500, i5-6400
     Tue, Feb 23 2016 | 5:39P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The i7-6700K may be the prima donna of Intel's Skylake family, the i5-6500, i5-6400 and i3-6100 cost much less and still provide very good performance in games and benchmarks.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

£150 Gaming CPU: AMD FX 8370
     Mon, Feb 15 2016 | 5:54P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is little doubt that the two components most integral to a gaming system are its GPU and CPU. In an ideal world, everybody would be able to opt for the fastest of both and worry not about having to optimise game settings in search of smooth frame rates. But in reality, striking a balance between GPU and CPU performance can be a tricky task, especially when the pair draw from the same cash pool. It is no secret that Intel’s latest Core i7 processors generally rule the roost when it comes to gaming performance on the CPU side. But they also demand a significant price premium over the lower-performance Intel and AMD chips that are commonly referred to as ‘good enough’ for gaming requirements. It may be smarter to invest that £100+ section of budget into a faster graphics card rather than a flagship, Core i7-level CPU. And that’s where today’s ~£150 processors hit the limelight.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Intel Core i5-6600K Stock versus 4.5GHz Overclocked
     Mon, Feb 15 2016 | 5:48P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article we're going to have a closer look at what difference overclocking your CPU makes regarding performance in several different recent games. For that purpose we're going to test our Intel Core i5-6600K CPU at stock clocks as well as overclocked to 4.5 GHz.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 17.1.
     Sun, Feb 14 2016 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many desktop 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 1,102 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every desktop CPU.

  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

AMD A10-7860K, A6-7470K & Athlon X4 845 APUs Launched
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD officially launched three new desktop processors – the AMD A10-7860K, the AMD A6-7470K and the AMD Athlon X4 845. Let’s take a look!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

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