Reports say China is going ahead with its own nationwide instruction set architecture, something that will surely not be X86. This is a massive endeavor – what may really happen?
Samsung has launched the Exynos 4 Quad application processor for smartphones and tablets, which is the first in the industry to use the High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process technology.
There's no denying that Intel's Ivy Bridge CPUs are running hotter than expected, especially during overclocking and so far no-one has really managed to figure out what's going on, but now reports are coming in that it might be related to the thermal compound Intel is using. If this really is the case is something
Some interesting details about Nvidia's upcoming Tegra 3 products turned up in our inbox the other day and it looks like the company is planning on giving Tegra 3 yet another speed boost before its upcoming Wayne SoCs arrive. Speaking of which, the first handset implementation of Wayne should be known as AP40, but it
It would appear that AMD's Korean branch office has been a little bit too eager to get its retail materials out to its partners and now some of that material has made its way onto the interweb. Normally this kind of stuff is quite boring and doesn't say much about the upcoming product, but AMD
You'll be forgiven for never having heard of either Ingenic or Vivante, but it's likely that we'll be hearing a lot more about both companies in the future. Ingenic is a Chinese MIPS SoC maker, whereas Vivante makes GPU cores, much like Imagination Technologies and the two has now signed a licence agreement where Ingenic
We do a quick runthrough of benchmarks tests @ 4.8GHz on the new 22nm "Ivy Bridge" Core i7-3770K (Retail E1 Stepping) against the nearly 1.5 years old 32nm "Sandy Bridge" Core i7-2600K, and then give some useful consumer advice at the end.
As Intel launches the initial Ivy Bridge range this week, many more will follow, covering the range from thin UltraBooks to large SMP servers, over the next one year or so. What kind of flavours would go into each specific market?
Despite the fact that Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge based Core i3 processors aren't expected to arrive until early June, pricing for three of Intel's upcoming models have now made an appearance at several online retailers. We don't know Intel's pricing for these models, but at least the pricing available should give us a good indication
Intel's first smartphone will launch in India next week, thanks to a partnership with Lava International, one of the country's booming mobile handset manufacturers.
With Ivy Bridge's reign upon us and a slew of new processor models on the cards, Intel is running its usual course of phasing out the old and rolling in the new, only in this particular instance it's preparing to chop off some older low-end parts in the Celeron, Core i3 and Pentium famlies.
By the end of this month, desktops with Ivy Bridge processors will officially be out there. Since it shares the socket and board infrastructure with its Sandy Bridge predecessors, what new is in there to distinguish the newcomer? We look at the features and overall architecture…
We come close to AMD's top brass, and key industry watchers, right at AMD's home ground in hot, dry Austin, Texas. What did they say?
With Intel having had a hard time making up its mind with regards to when to actually launch its upcoming Ivy Bridge processors, we finally have some good news to report just ahead of the actual launch, Intel has decided to sell the new processors for less than initially expected. We've seen recent pricing details
Intel is doing its best to stretch the introduction of new Ivy Bridge processors for as long as possible throughout the year, or at least so it seems as details have reached us indicating that its Core i3 Ivy Bridge processors won't arrive until Q3. Some had hoped for an introduction in June, but it's
As AMD prepares to launch its third and critical Fusion APU, Trinity, later this spring, there are quite a few speculations on how it will perform. Here are the newest updates from reliable US sources
As it became common recently, Intel is unveiling the high end members of each new microarchitecture, or optical shrink, nearly a year after showing it in mainstream part. The same is expected to happen with Ivy Bridge – what does Intel have in store for top end users?
Evolution: Intel Haswell high end offerings to up the QPI speed and use it to join with MIC multi-teraflop chip
So, Intel's mainstream desktop CPUs don't have QPI links anymore? Well, the high end ones certainly do, and will have more… Intel is evolving the QPI further, speeding it up and adding more fun chips to it, using the co-processor model akin to the old 80×87 FPU days
China is enjoying increasing success with its own CPU developments, even though for now it is confined to the internal markets mostly. However, they are already undertaking the next step, and preparing to move into the GPU arena.
If you're a regular readers of publications like VR-Zone, you're most likely aware of the fact that Intel and AMD alike don't throw away "broken" CPU's, as it's simply too expensive. Instead these CPU's are repurposed as lower-end offerings and it looks like this is part of the reason for the delay of some Ivy