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NVIDIA Tegra K1 Compared To AMD AM1 APUs
     Fri, May 16 2014 | 2:51P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This weekend when publishing preview benchmarks of NVIDIA's Tegra K1 from the Jetson TK1 development board, there were numerous requests by Phoronix readers to see this high-end ARM SoC pitted against the new AMD AM1 APUs. In this article are some benchmarks of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on all of the AM1 Athlon and Sempron APUs compared to the Tegra K1 Cortex-A15 SoC."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Haswell Refresh: Intel's New Z97 Platform Explored
     Thu, May 15 2014 | 4:58P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nearly six years have passed since the Core i7 series debuted as a 45nm part on the LGA1366 platform, which Intel has been refining over many iterations through its tick-tock philosophy that follows every architectural update with a die shrink. Today's release isn't a tick or a tock, it's simply a refresh. But while we don't expect much more than slight speed bumps, the company has also released new 9-series chipsets, and we happen to have a few motherboards on hand.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Intel i7 4790 Haswell Refresh Slower than previous Gen 4770K? @ Madshrimps
     Thu, May 15 2014 | 2:29P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today is NDA day for Intel`s brand new Z97 platform. Sadly there will be no launch article on MadShrimps; simple reason is because we have experienced some issues with the current H"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Final Thoughts on AMDs Core Technology Update Presentation
     Thu, May 15 2014 | 1:06P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now, we have to wonder if the Excavator core will ever see the light of day? We will see Excavator based APUs in 2015, but how far will AMD go with this family of products? Roadmaps that we have previously seen may in fact be obsolete with where the company is moving. AMD has wisely decided to stop competing with Intel exclusively, and instead is competing against all of the ARM partners as well. This strategy does have its risks, but AMD is in a better position to compete against the likes of Qualcomm, Samsung, and others. They have certainly trained well for this new market, considering that they have survived (and at times thrived) some forty years while going head-to-head against the 800 pound gorilla of the semiconductor world."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Intel Core i7-3930K 3-way SLI Gaming Performance Scaling @ ocaholic
     Thu, May 15 2014 | 10:12A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our 3-way SLI gaming performance scaling articles we`re going to investigate 3-way SLI scaling factors with different CPUs and different clock speeds. In eight recent games and two theoretical benchmarks we want to find out what difference 3-way SLI makes, when we run benchmarks with the CPU at stock clocks as well as overclocked to 4.5 GHz. Let`s kick off with an Intel 3930K CPU and three ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II graphics cards and find out what the differences are going to be like."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Intel Core i7 4790 (Haswell Refresh) CPU and Z97 Performance Preview
     Wed, May 14 2014 | 8:14A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out one of the upcoming CPUs that the Intel Haswell refresh brings to the table. Let`s see just what the i7 4790 and Z97 can do in our testing!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

News: AMD is working on K12 brand-new x86 and ARM cores
     Mon, May 12 2014 | 7:14A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At a press event just now, AMD offered an update on its ambidextrous strategy for CPUs and SoCs. There`s lots of juicy detail here, but the big headline news is that the company is working on two new-from-scratch CPU core designs, one that`s compatible with the 64-bit ARMv8 instruction set ISA and another that is an x86 replacement for Bulldozer and its descendants."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

 
Intel Core i7-3960X 3-way SLI Gaming Performance Scaling @ ocaholic
     Sun, May 11 2014 | 5:25A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our 3-way SLI gaming performance scaling articles we`re going to investigate 3-way SLI scaling factors with different CPUs and different clock speeds. In eight recent games and two theoretical benchmarks we want to find out what difference 3-way SLI makes, when we run benchmarks with the CPU at stock clocks as well as overclocked to 4.5 GHz. Let`s kick off with an Intel 3960X CPU and three ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II graphics cards and find out what the differences are going to be like."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

News: ARM lays the foundation for a data center invasion
     Sat, May 10 2014 | 8:17A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The announcement that AMD is building a high-performance, ARM-compatible CPU core is just one more entry in a swarm of ARM-based hardware preparing to challenge Intel`s supremacy in servers."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

News: A first look at AMDs Mullins mobile APU
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 9:05A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple weeks ago, AMD flew us down to its Austin, Texas campus for a first look at Mullins and Beema, two low-power APUs aimed at the next wave of Windows tablets and low-cost laptops. Today, we`re able to share what we learned from that expeditionas well as benchmarks from the first Mullins tablet."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Intel Talks Haswell-E
     Thu, May 01 2014 | 12:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has unveiled a few more details about upcoming products. Among them, Haswell-E, Haswell's Devil's Canyon derivative, Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition Unlocked CPUs, and Broadwell
  FULL STORY @ BROADWELL

AMD Unveils Beema and Mullins: A Greater than Expected Refresh of Kabini
     Thu, May 01 2014 | 9:05A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These Beema and Mullins parts are not yet available, but if they deliver on their promises, they will be a significant improvement for AMD over their previous generation parts. Dropping the TDP, while raising the clocks as significantly as they have will allow AMD to more adequately compete against Intels Bay Trail parts as well as the low power Haswell units. AMD continues to outperform Intel on the graphics front with these APUs, and that does not look to change until Intel releases their next generation Broadwell processors. "
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Intel Outs Haswell-E and Devil’s Canyon CPUs
     Wed, Apr 30 2014 | 12:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel used the backdrop of the Game Developers Conference currently taking place in San Francisco to make a handful of interesting announcements that run the gamut from low-power technologies to ultra-high-end desktop chips. In addition to outing a number of upcoming processors—from an Anniversary Edition Pentium to a monster 8-core Haswell-E—Intel also announced a new technology dubbed Ready Mode...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD Beema and Mullins APU Performance 3rd Generation APUs @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Apr 30 2014 | 9:05A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During CES 2014, AMD announced their development of their next generation low powered APUs being designed for tablets, notebooks and small form factor systems.  Detailed information is finally available for their new ?Beema? and ?Mullins? APUs.  Beema is being targeted at the notebook, ultrabook and small form factor type systems, while Mullins is geared towards tablet usage.  For this generation of APU, AMD has achieved integrating an ARM Cortex A5 for platform security processor, quad Puma+ GPU cores, lowering power usage for CPU, GPU and I/O, increasing the frequency, and increasing the memory bandwidth.  In April 2014, AMD invited Legit Reviews to their corporate office to have some hands-on time with their Mullins APU. Read on to see what we learned and how a discovery tablet performed!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Mullins and Beema mobile APUs from AMD.
     Tue, Apr 29 2014 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Targeting the mainstream and low power mobile segments respectively, AMD's Beema and Mullins APUs aim to improve upon Temash and Kabini through the use of a revised "Puma+" architecture.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

AMD Low-Power APUs: Beema and Mullins Preview
     Tue, Apr 29 2014 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's Bay Trail platform and low-power Haswell offerings may be the go-to choice when it comes to mainstream Windows tablets and laptops, but AMD believes that their next generation chips will be the best. A refinement of their work on APUs in the past few years, the new chips, ‘Beema’ and ‘Mullins’, are set to be strong contenders in this segment. Both products make use of AMD’s new Puma+ CPU cores and a GCN GPU with 128 compute cores at varying frequencies.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

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