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AMD A8-3850 APU Review: The Arrival of Llano @Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Apr 12 2011 | 12:18P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The A8-3850 is the on the top of the AMD charts for their Llano lineup. The 3850 features quad cores with a CPU clock set at 2.9 GHz. There is 4MB of onboard L2 cache and the TDP is rated at 100W. This chip comes with the Radeon HD 6550D which has the top 400 stream cores, 5 SIMDs, 20 texture units, 2 render back ends, 32 Z/Stencil ROPs, 8 color ROPs, a GPU clock set at 600 MHz, and a peak compute of 480 GFLOPS. There is support for dual graphics also and a max DDR3 memory speed of 1866. This chip doesn`t contain the AMD Turbo Core feature."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition CPU review
     Mon, Apr 11 2011 | 12:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's ultimate desktop processor put to the test.
  FULL STORY @ HEXUS

AMD Confirms They Will Support Bulldozer on AM3+
     Fri, Apr 08 2011 | 10:12P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“In an interview with AMD today, they confirmed they will officially support Bulldozer architecture CPUs on socket AM3+. Hardly news you say? Perhaps."
  FULL STORY @ SUPPORT

AMD Talks Fusion: Vision, Solutions, Software
     Thu, Apr 07 2011 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's Fusion technology is finally here. At present AMD Fusion platforms only power low-end personal computers, in the coming months AMD will introduce Fusion chips for mainstream PCs. But what about the future of Fusion program? Will it power high-end desktops? Maybe next-generation game consoles? What advantages can Fusion bring to end users? Neal Robison, the head of software developer relations department will answer these questions here and now.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Intel Core i7 990X Extreme
     Thu, Apr 07 2011 | 1:49A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For those willing to spend $999 USD on a new processor, Intel has a new Core i7 part out that is stunningly fast. The Core i7 990X is the $999 successor to the previously reviewed Core i7 970 that ups the core frequency to 3.46GHz and provides a 3.73GHz Turbo Boost frequency. This six-core CPU with Hyper Threading works wonderful with Linux."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Core i7-990X Extreme Edition vs. Core i7-2600K
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 9:49P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel started integrating the new Sandy Bridge processor microarchitecture not in the upper price segment, but in the mainstream LGA1155. This resulted in internal competition between the new LGA1155 and the old LGA1366 processors. So, which one will win in this round, the progressive Sandy bridge or the previous-generation Gulftown?
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

AMD and their Future Really is Fusion.
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"These are certainly exciting times for AMD. The HD 6000 series of graphics chips are doing well in the market. They are now truly competitive at the high end again. Their CPUs have been holding their own, especially due to the help that Intel gave them with the Sandy Bridge issue. They are about to release what looks to be a very power CPU architecture in Bulldozer, and they will be rewriting the books when it comes to integrated graphics performance and capabilities. Certainly AMD will not overtake Intel, but we as consumers do need a strong and competitive AMD for the sake of our own wallets."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

 
Intel announces new Xeon E7 and E3 server processors
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 3:49P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enabling IT departments to better manage data-intensive environments through new security and reliability features and performance, a new family of server processors that accelerate mission-critical computing have been announced by Intel.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

new AM3+ platform
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The biggest potential win for AMD would have been a successful AM3+ motherboard launch, but they still were not able to move up that particular product. If AMD had been able to come out swinging with this new socket, and new motherboards designed around it, we could very well have seen a much more significant boost to AMD. While there are no Bulldozer nor Llano based chips available, AM3+ boards do support current AM3 processors. Releasing the high end 990FX and budget 970 boards, neither of which utilize the integrated graphics of Llano, and populating them with current Phenom II and Athlon II CPUs could have provided a nice impetus to AMD and given the company a marketplace more prepared for the new CPUs to arrive later this Spring."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Build an Intel Sandy Bridge budget system - OcUK
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we will be doing something a little different from the typical review/article. With many moving over to the Sandy Bridge platform due to the excellent price : performance ratio, those wanting to upgrade at the current time will be surely considering Sandy Bridge. But not everyone has the cash to spend on a high-end system, and as our Sandy Bridge reviews have revealed - mainstream boards are now at a much more affordable cost when compared to any other platform to launch. Mainstream performance comes at budget pricing."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

AMD PowerXpress 4.0 & Interview
     Mon, Apr 04 2011 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's new PowerXpress technology has appeared from the depths China's Baidu, and indicates how AMD will combat NVIDIA's Optimus technology and newcomer Lucid's Virtu technology. Read more about AMD PowerXpress and the basics of hybrid and switchable graphics in our Interview with AMD's Asif Rehman."
  FULL STORY @ POWERXPRESS4

Intel Core i5-2500K LGA 1155 “Sandy Bridge” Processor
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 12:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The word Sandy Bridge is what we have been hearing for the past 3 months. In forums, on different websites and even on the news. Sandy Bridge is the codename for Intel’s new 32nm processor architecture. This new architecture brings on-die graphics to a whole new level and still has all of the same features we saw on the Nehalem architecture. It adds even more with Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel InTru 3D, and AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions) instructions. With this new architecture Intel is releasing 11 desktop processors, we will be taking the Core i5-2500K throug h the paces, read on to check it out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

News: Asus K53E dual-core Sandy Bridge notebook
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 3:55A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve already put a quad-core Sandy Bridge notebook through the paces but how does a system with a dual-core CPU based on the same architecture perform? Does it give previous-gen Core 2010 chips a run for their money and perhaps more importantly does it offer better battery life?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Amd Phenom 2 X4 840 Cpu
     Mon, Mar 28 2011 | 4:14P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have a question; is it possible get a decent cpu for 90$? That is one of several questions you will get an answer to in this review. We are taking a look at the Phenom 2 X4 840 Cpu today, we are going to compare it vs some other AMD cpu's on the market and finally figure out if you can get a good cpu for 90$.
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

AMD Brazos Platform and AMD E-350 (Zacate) CPU Review
     Sun, Mar 27 2011 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first new product from AMD that should get the company back to the route of success is the totally new processor family using Bobcat microarchitecture. They are targeted for netbooks and nettops, which is the market where AMD hasn’t been represented at all before. However, will AMD manage to revolutionize this market and push aside Intel Atom and Nvidia ION? Let’s find out!
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

AMD Phenom II X4 975 & 840
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 6:12P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When it came to overclocking, the X4 840 has a locked multiplier and did not offer much in the way of overclocking, with only a 400MHz burst. That being said, for the price, they are hard to beat. The X4 975, on the other hand, is an overclocking beast, making it to 4.32GHz with ease thanks to the unlocked multiplier and a bit of tweaking. At 4.3GHz and a price tag under $200, this chip is also hard to be beat - the scores were excellent and the chip never faltered."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

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