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Our analysis of QPI 1.1 is online
     Sat, Jul 30 2011 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) was a massive step forward over the front-side bus that was used from 1995-2008. QPI finally caught up and exceeded AMD's HyperTransport, helping Intel retake much of the server market. The next generation QPI 1.1 was re-architected based on trends and changes in the computer industry. QPI 1.1 is an incremental improvement at the physical and logical layer, but a substantial change in the cache coherency protocol. The net result is a faster and more power efficient interconnect that will scale better for large servers and is naerly identical for both Itanium and x86 microprocessors. Sandy Bridge-EP will be the first product to implement QPI 1.1. Most of Intel's other server microprocessors, such as Ivy Bridge-EP, Ivy Bridge-EX and likely Poulson will follow suit in the coming years.
  FULL STORY @ REALWORLDTECH

CPU Charts - updated AMD Llano A8 3850
     Tue, Jul 26 2011 | 2:36P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous CPUs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right CPU.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processor
     Sat, Jul 23 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of weeks ago we reported that Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processor and Waimea Bay platform had been delayed until January 2012. New information has reached us that suggest that Intel is trying very hard to get the new platform out this year, although this means that the company will axe a lot of platform features.
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE

Sandybridge - Z68 Chipset - RST and Quicksync an Interview with Dan Snyder of In
     Thu, Jul 21 2011 | 2:40P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"HiTech Legion invited both Dan Snyder and Aaron Lau from Intel to a live phone interview which was recorded. The questions were asked and both Dan and Aaron answered. In this interview you will find out the thoughts behind the Z68 chipset, why it was not introduced first, and how all the technologies work together to offer the consumer a performance system at an affordable price."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Socket1155 Benchmark Comparison Tables
     Wed, Jul 20 2011 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous motherboards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right motherboard.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

True Fusion: AMD A8-3800 APU Review
     Mon, Jul 18 2011 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Desktop Lynx platform that includes hybrid Llano processors has finally found its way to the consumers. Let’s take a closer look at it and find out how successful the combination of old Stars processor cores and a high-performance Radeon GPU actually is.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

AMD Phenom 2 X4 980BE Cpu
     Sun, Jul 17 2011 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Time for another CPU review, today we have a sample of a Phenom 2 X4 980 cpu for testing that we are going to throw against an Intel CPU and a AMD CPU. Lets figure out how well these end up performing.
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

 
Intel Core i3-2120 & Core i5-2400 LGA1155 processors
     Fri, Jul 15 2011 | 4:06P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Given how great the Core i5-2500K and i7-2600K perform, it is easy to forget that the current Sandy Bridge LGA1155 processors are part of Intel’s mainstream series, not their high-end one. Therefore, it is more than due time for us to test out some of the lower priced offerings. Although we would love to try them all, the two models that we are reviewing today are the Core i3-2120 and the Core i5-2400, which respectively have $138 and $184 MSRPs.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Prolimatech Genesis CPU Cooler Review
     Thu, Jul 14 2011 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Where do we start with the Prolimatech Genesis? For a start, it’s not your everyday single or dual tower cooler. The Genesis is very unique in its design; it is composed of two radiators, one upright and the other designed as a down-draft heatsink to cool memory modules, MOSFETs and the motherboard Northbridge. This makes the Genesis a very versatile cooler and a promising one at that as it combines the sheer cooling potential of a regular heatsink and the motherboard cooling capability of down-draft coolers such as the Noctua NH-C14. There is a risk that Prolimatech have compromised on the design such that its efficiency is effectively reduced by implementing two concepts into one cooler. On initial looks the upright radiator appears very narrow and realistically we expect larger towers with higher surface areas to be the best performers. But as we all know, initial impressions don’t tell the whole story and with Prolimatech’s history of delivering high quality cooling solutions, we expect the Genesis design to revolutionise the future air cooling market.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

AMD A8-3850 APU Review on Technic3D
     Thu, Jul 14 2011 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The AMD A8-3850 Llano arrived Technic3D. We will check the new APU from AMD against the Intel Core i7, i5 and many more on Windows 7 and Linux. Better Performance with the IGP? More see you in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ PLATTFORM

Overclocking AMD’s A8-3850 Llano APU
     Tue, Jul 12 2011 | 2:40P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Previously we ran the full review of AMD’s Lynx desktop chip, the A8-3850, which is their Llano architecture for desktops. In that review, regrettably, I was not able to explore overclocking this platform. Thankfully, after a bit more time, that has been remedied."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKING

Intel to launch Ivy Bridge in March 2012
     Thu, Jul 07 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has recently decided to launch its next-generation Ivy Bridge CPU in March of 2012, back from its original schedule at the end of 2011 to allow a better transition between the new and old platform, according to sources from notebook players.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

AMD Fusion: A8-3500M A-Series Llano APU Review
     Thu, Jun 30 2011 | 5:47P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, AMD is lifting the veil on their next generation mainstream mobile processor, code named Llano. This latest volley by AMD is aimed at hitting Intel right in the mid-section, where the bulk of multimedia capable notebooks are sold. These are higher-end machines, where the likes of Intel's new Sandy Bridge-based Core i5 and Core i7 dual and quad-core processors live. The platform we'll give you a look at today is AMD's A Series; specifically we have an A8 APU-based machine that we'll break down for your edification and spin up on the test bench so you can see its performance profile.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD A8-3850 APU and A75 motherboard
     Thu, Jun 30 2011 | 5:17P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Combine the power of a CPU and a GPU then tie a Northbridge into that product and boom -- AMD calls the end product an APU. We take a look at the AMD A8-3850 APU in combination with the new A75 motherboard chipset. Let's have a peek at what AMD brings to the table.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

A8-3850 vs. Core i3-2100 CPU Review
     Thu, Jun 30 2011 | 5:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Following up the launch of CPUs with an integrated video controller for laptops two weeks ago, codenamed "Llano," AMD is finally launching their much anticipated CPU series for desktops with an integrated video controller. Let's check the performance of the new A8-3850 and how it stacks up against its main competitor, Intel's Core i3-2100."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

TSMC wins orders for 28nm GPU from AMD, says paper
     Thu, Jun 30 2011 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD reportedly has completed the tape-out of its next-generation GPU, codenamed Southern Islands, on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 28nm process with High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) technology, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report. The chip is set to expected to enter mass produciton at the end of 2011.
  FULL STORY @ DATEPUBLISH

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