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Just How Screwed is Intel without Hyper-Threading?
     Fri, Jun 07 2019 | 9:01A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're exploring the impact disabling Hyper-Threading has on Intel processors. We've done this in the past and it's an interesting test, however there are new incentives to check this out due to the newly discovered side-channel vulnerabilities affecting Intel processors and their impact on Hyper-Threading

Nvidia launches edge computing platform to bring real-time AI to industries
     Thu, Jun 06 2019 | 9:01A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia has announced EGX, an accelerated computing platform that enables companies to perform low-latency AI at the edge - to perceive, understand and act in real time on continuous streaming data between 5G base stations, warehouses, retail stores, factories and beyond.

Tesla Breaks Up With NVIDIA, Announces New Self-Driving Chip
     Thu, Apr 25 2019 | 3:33P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA, Tesla, Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, self-driving cars, Samsung, ARM"

Intel releases Thunderbolt 3 Protocol and USB 4 Specification
     Tue, Mar 05 2019 | 12:47P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has nnounced that it contributed the Intel Thunderbolt protocol specification to the USB Promoter Group, enabling other chip makers to build Thunderbolt compatible silicon, royalty-free. The USB Promoter Group has also announced the pending release of the USB4 specification, based on the Thunderbolt protocol. The convergence of the underlying Thunderbolt and USB protocols will increase compatibility among USB Type-C connector-based products, simplifying how people connect their devices, Intel said.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx: the real rival to Intel for the PC
     Fri, Jan 04 2019 | 3:34P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx is a very, very big deal... as it will face Intel for the hot seat in the Windows market"

Z390 Chipset based reviews
     Mon, Oct 22 2018 | 1:57P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We also start off with two Z390 Chipset based reviews. We present the ASUS ROG Maximum XI Hero review as well as the MSI MEG Z390 ACE review

Silicon Motion SM2262EN Preview: Micron 96-Layer TLC
     Wed, Sep 26 2018 | 2:17P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take an exclusive look at the highly anticipated SM2262EN controller with 96L TLC memory."

Official AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics Tech Briefing
     Mon, Sep 17 2018 | 1:38P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD just announced the Athlon PRO family of processors, together with the consumer-grade “regular” AMD Athlon APU with Radeon Vega Graphics. This new processor is basically the AMD Athlon APU with enterprise-grade security and reliability features. In this article, we will share with you the official AMD tech briefing on the AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics APUs, including the official slides, and other details

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK Review
     Fri, Sep 14 2018 | 9:00A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK is a petite computer system which takes advantage of the Intel Core i7-8809G. This new CPU is superior to anything we’ve seen in previous NUCs so it should be very interesting to see what the performance figures are like later in the review. While we may not get memory and storage out of the box due to this being a barebones kit, there is support for up to 32GB DDR4 and PCIe M.2 SSDs – combine this with the Radeon RX Vega M and its 4GB HBM2 and we have a mini-powerhouse on our hands.

AMD B450 chipset preview – X470 features at a lower price
     Tue, Jul 31 2018 | 5:08P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today’s headline news is that AMD has launched its B450 chipset for AM4 Ryzen. Much as we would love to build this up as a big story the honest truth is that the new B450 is very similar to the previous B350 and also has a great deal in common with the X470 that launched alongside Ryzen 2000

AMD B450 Chipset Explained with Official AMD Tech Briefing!
     Tue, Jul 31 2018 | 5:06P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Interested in the AMD B450 chipset? Here is the official AMD B450 tech briefing video, as well as the full details and slides on the AMD B450 chipset!

Intel will offer 3DXP-based DIMMs
     Wed, Jul 25 2018 | 4:54P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel will offer 3DXP-based DIMMs (previously codenamed Apache Pass) that use the DDR4 interface on the next-generation Cascade Lake server processor. The first DIMMs will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities and work with a new software architecture for persistent memory. Intel and its partners have enabled the new persistent memory programming model for Java, Linux, VMware, and Windows and many customers are eagerly awaiting the non-volatile, high-capacity memory for in-memory databases and other applications. However, there are a number of questions remaining around pricing, security/encryption, and also serviceability.

Intel X299 chlipset
     Fri, Jun 15 2018 | 6:00P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X299 Designare EX motherboard is GIGiABYTE's latest flagship product offering support for Intel's HEDT chipset and processor line. With it's late entry into the fray, GIGABYTE was able to tweak its layout and feature set to make the Designare board a more appealing product over previously introduced boards. Built around the Intel X299 chlipset, the board supports the Intel LGA2066 processor line, including the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors, with support for Quad-Channel DDR4 memory running at a 2667MHz speed. The X299 Designare EX can be found in retail with an MRSP of around $500.00.

Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon XR1 Platform
     Wed, May 30 2018 | 4:01P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Qualcomm is looking to make Extended Reality (XR) the next big thing in mobile computing. XR is the term that Qualcomm has coined to describe the full gamut of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR) experiences. With XR, Qualcomm aims to provide a single platform that developers will be able to leverage for an array of different devices. To power these XR experiences, Qualcomm is announcing a dedicated XR Platform, aptly dubbed Snapdragon XR1...

Antec's P110 Luce weaves aluminum
     Fri, May 25 2018 | 2:30P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Antec's P110 Luce weaves aluminum and tempered-glass panels into a sleek, premium-looking case with some nifty features inside. We built up our test system in this case to see whether it marks a return to form for the company's cases.

Intel reportedly suspends H310 supply on tight 14nm capacity
     Thu, May 17 2018 | 9:02A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's new-generation H310 desktop processors fabricated on 14nm process reportedly have run out of supply in less than one month after the chipset was launched in early April 2018, with sources from the motherboard sector saying the chip supplier's 14nm process capacity is too tight to support the entry-level desktop CPUs.

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