As the launch of next-generation Atom mobile platform looms, Intel is making more and more semi-public and public noise about the new, first true SoC (System-on-a-Chip) from their labs.
We've already reported on Intel's upcoming Centerton Atom SoCs that are expected to arrive around Q2 next year, but it seems like this might be the saviour of Intel's Atom processors in the long run. This is one of the few market spaces where Intel can really compete with ARM, as an ARM processor in a NAS
In this final part of the Chinese CPU development coverage, we look at the local ARM processor flavours, as well as China's own instruction set attempts aimed at the general market.
Earlier, we looked at the background of Chinese high end microprocessor effort, as well as the most widely known of them, the Loongson MIPS family. In this second part, we cover Alpha.
With Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge processors expected to launch in April of next year, it appears that Intel is already concerned about having too much stock of its current Sandy Bridge processors and is as such planning on reducing the price on at least is mobile Core i3 and Core i5 processors. What isn't clear
Faced with continuous decline of its Atom series of processors, the semiconductor giant from Santa Clara is showcasing concept smartphone and tablet designs for 2012.
Not quite in time for the holiday shopping season, AMD has announced that it will be launching no less than 13 new APUs, of which five are new desktop models and the rest are mobile. Most of the new models are slight speed bumps, but the long awaited unlocked K SKU for desktop is finally
Last week's report on CPUs, mentioning the Chinese new-generation entries, did raise some waves on various online forums. Here's a bit more on some of those processors.
AMD certainly had quite a turbulent year. The year started with Dirk Meyer being ousted as the CEO, Thomas Seifert consolidating the company as interim-CEO and Rory P. Read sweeping the broom, firing off 12% of the company. That kind of approach has its benefits.
Nvidia will use THine Electronics' low-power LVDS transmitters on the Tegra 3 platform, making the processor an even better fit for power-hungry mobile devices.
We're still about four months away from the actual launch, but now we have one of the last pieces to the Ivy Bridge puzzle, pricing. The good news is that Intel seems to be pretty much sticking to its current pricing structure for Sandy Bridge with a few minor changes compared to the Sandy Bridge
A month has passed since the relatively uneventful launch of the Socket 2011 based Sandy Bridge-E and X79 Patsberg platform. We gave our Editor's Choice award to the madcap enthusiast oriented ASUS Rampage IV Extreme for its outstanding engineering and overclocking ability, which is a tad expensive for most buyers. Fret not though, because if you're not
Now that the cream of the crop of the Sandy Bridge generation moves towards the end of Q1 2012, what's the point of rushing its socket-compatible follow-on? After all, time has to be given for the platform to run its course and the only real competition is Intel themselves…
Intel is reportedly preparing a refresh for its popular Core i5 2500K. Branded Core i5 2550K, it features a 100 MHz speed bump over 2500K – up to 3.4 GHz base and 3.8 GHz turbo.
Yesterday, Microsoft released a hotfix download under the code KB2592546. Not 24 hours passed, and Microsoft pulled down the patch due to unforseen problems.
AMD Bulldozer is, to say so, unusual in its modular dual-core block architecture compared to the current X86 processors. To extract more performance out of it, Microsoft now has a kernel patch for for its client and server OS.
We've already reported about Globalfoundries and ARM's relationship when we visited GTC Taiwan back in September and back then the two companies had 2GHz Cortex-A9 test chips up and running. Fast forward three months and the two have achieved speeds of 2.5GHz, again on test chips, but they've also announced that they've taped out 20nm technology qualification
Investment firm Normura Equity Research claims that Intel's decision to revise its fourth quarter sales revenue downwards was not just due to the hard drive shortage caused by the flooding in Thailand, but due to a general lack of demand for Intel chips.
The current AMD Fusion APUs, Brazos and Llano, do provide a good balance of integrated CPU and GPU performance, although the system designers, or the PC assemblers using them, should note that there is quite high performance dependence on the memory speed used, especially for the quad-core Llano. This is expected to be even more
Yesterday we broke the news about Intel's mobile quad core OEM Ivy Bridge processors and we now have confirmation that the Core i7-3612QM is a 35W part. Oddly enough the Core i7-3615QM and the Core i7-3610QM are not despite being a mere 200MHz faster.