A few weeks ago, 60 VRForums power users and Sim Lim Square retailers were invited to our inaugural AMD Enthusiast Dinner which was held at IBIS Hotel Bencoolen. Along with the mandatory sumptuous buffet spread, the event was graced by senior AMD evangelists Sasa Marinkovic and Terry Makedon, and also attractive lucky draw prizes generously
Intel, AMD and, at the very top, IBM, had the total performance and feature lead in high end general purpose microprocessors for a decade now. However, few 'strategic mistakes' that the US microprocessor and system vendors made a decade ago now haunt them back, as China and Japan embraced the superior technologies that the US
A week ago we gave you Intel's mobile Ivy Bridge roadmap, but it seemed to be missing a few CPUs, specifically the much expected 35W quad cores. Well, today we bring exclusive details of a few additional mobile quad core Ivy Bridge processors destined for OEMs, the kind of CPUs that Intel doesn't put in its
Intel has announced that its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2011 will be lower than expected due to the hard disk drive (HDD) shortage.
If you, like us, have eagerly been awaiting the first Ivy Bridge benchmark numbers then we have good news for you, they've arrived as an early Christmas present courtesy of Chiphell. It's the high-end Core i7-3770K that's been put through its paces in a somewhat limited selection of benchmarks, but if the results are anything
Both Intel and AMD now include automatic overclocking-style 'Turbo' performance enhancements in their CPUs. Once you reach the very high TDP territory, like what it is with the Bulldozer or will be with the upcoming 8 core Sandy Bridge EP, what would make best sense?
AMD is planning to release their next-gen FX CPUs in Q3 2012. Codenamed Vishera, these CPUs will feature Piledriver cores, and today's FX-Series Zambezi CPUs with Bulldozer cores. The report from Fudzilla also mentions that Vishera will be compatible with the AM3+ platform and 900 series chipsets.
The debate between "PC Everywhere" and "Post PC" is currently raging in the boardrooms and between consumers and there are mostly two bases everybody discusses: X86 or ARM architecture. Well, not anymore…
AMD has quietly rolled out incremental upgrades to the A-Series APU line-up for notebooks. This refresh will be the last for Llano before Trinity ships in H1 2012. In general, most of the new models increment CPU clock speed by 100 MHz for both base and turbo, while the GPU part remains unchanged.
Prior to taking a Holiday break, we received word from Adrian Silasi about the first Service Pack for SiSoft Sandra 2012. Needless to say, the SP1 brings a lot of improvements to the popular benchmark / system utility.
While ARM started in desktops many years ago, it's mainstay is now in mobile devices. However, it is aiming at higher ground, including wrestling away a part of server market from the X86 vendors. What is Intel doing to keep them at bay, and what impact will it have?
We've already seen what Intel has for us as far as desktop systems are concerned for most of 2012, Ivy Bridge-E not being part of that roadmap, but what about the mobile market space? Well, we have plenty of details for you with regards to what Intel has in store, ranging from high-end Extreme Edition
After all the doom and gloom of recent cleanup operation that culled 12% of its workforce, AMD has started to open job positions for engineers, especially ones in the field of SoC design (System-on-a-Chip).
Generally roadmap leaks tend to entail various snippets here and there or a few slides, but as it happens, Intel's desktop roadmap for the next 12 months have turned up online and although it's far from complete, it gives us a really good look at what Intel is working on. We've tried to sum up
Chip giant Intel is teaming up with Total Immersion to introduce augmented reality features into its upcoming computer chips, potentially giving it a further edge over the competition.
If there was every any doubt that ARM based processors were going to be limited in terms of performance, Samsung's new 32nm Exynos 5250 Cortex-A15 based 2GHz dual core SoC should put a lot of doubters minds at rest. This is but a first step of what we can expect over the next couple of
AMD's next-generation A-Series APUs for desktops are set to enter mass production in March 2012. First to production will be 65W APUs, to be branded A10-5700, A8-5500, A6-5400 and A4-5300 series. Higher performance 100W APUs will be produced two months later, from May 2012, branded as A10-5800 and A8-5600 series.
Few months ago, rumors due to process problems appeared that Intel is going to delay the launch of their 22nm Ivy Bridge processors from January to March 2012. Ultimately, even the rumors of that March delay came untrue: Intel pushed the launch into the second quarter of 2012.
By now you've most likely already ready the Ivy Bridge line-up details via Russia, although now more details have come to light via China. A lot of details were missing in the initial leak and we can now fill in the blanks, especially with regards to the graphics and how the upcoming Ivy Bridge processor fit
A preliminary line-up of Ivy Bridge SKUs has leaked at Chinese forums CoreSCN featuring quad-core Ivy Bridge CPUs, covering the Core i5 and Core i7 branding. As previously rumoured, the focus for Ivy Bridge is clearly power efficiency and graphics, rather than CPU performance.