Socket 2011 to become the dominant Intel high end physical format even on Xeon EX – but different pin-outs, of course
With all the confusion of different little sockets on the desktop end of the story, from LGA1156 to 1155 to, next year, 1150, will Intel do the same to its high end? The answer is – no, at least till 2014. Even the 4-socket and above Xeon E7 families will follow suit.
When the news ain't good, the best thing you can do is to divide the bad news into multiple segments, and that's exactly what AMD did with its pre-announce of weaker-than-expected quarterly results.
One may think that the Ivy Bridge 17W Ultrabook bins power consumption is a great feat, but it may pale to next year 22nm Haswell's 15 watts TDP – including the PCH chipset in the same CPU package! What happens then if you want a bit more performance at a bit more TDP? The answer
The eagerly awaited Vishera FX desktop and Abu Dhabi server refreshes of AMD processor lines seem scheduled for late summer or early fall (Q3 to Q4 2012) as of now. What's in store?
After months of BIOS firmware updates and software patches, both platforms from Intel and AMD should have reached some level of maturity by now. We run a myriad of tests with HD 7970 GHz Edition CrossfireX and G.Skill 16GB 2400MHz ram to see how everything goes at a typical 4.6GHz CPU overclock.
A certain DRAM major's frantic lobbying for the arrival of DDR4 seems to be paying off, as we're seeing some of the first leaks of information related to Intel's next-generation enterprise platform, Haswell-EP, slated for 2013-2014. Three crucial slides related to the platform component arrangement, the innards of the processor and core-logic themselves, were leaked. Haswell-EP
Even prior to its name unveiling last week – or official announcement later in the year – Intel's Xeon Phi shook the supercomputer world with supposedly snatching some of the upcoming large projects mostly away from Nvidia Tesla. What about its performance?
At the ISC supercomputing conference in Germany, Intel finally gave the name to its MIC accelerator – the Xeon Phi. How does it stand against the competition, both the outside GPUs and its own Xeon brethren?
Intel is taking the supercomputing world by storm with its Xeon E5 processors, which broke a record for the fastest new processing technology to be adopted by supercomputers.
AMD Fusion Developer Summit has just started in Seattle, here are some of the initial news, with more to follow
Our ever vigilant counterparts at Chinese VR-Zone spotted a rather interesting gaming laptop SKU from MSI filled with AMD hardware – the GX60 is powered by a top of the line Radeon HD 7970M and a Trinity A10-4600M APU. Is it a marriage made in heaven?
Our HPC expert Nebojsa "Nova" Novakovic just posted details about Intel's 2013 and 2014 platforms. We dug a bit deeper and discovered what exact details are coming to limelight in 2014.
In the recently launched Sandy Bridge "Xeon E5" series, the top bin part, E5-2687W, was 'allowed' 150W TDP, compared to the 130W TDP of its desktop cousin, Core i7-3960X. Will the TDP increase continue? On server/workstation parts – seemingly yes. What about the desktops then?
There is a lot of talk about Google's upcoming tablet, which allegedly will be manufactured either by ASUS, Pegatron or a third source. However, we now have what are probably the final specs of the product which is to be revealed in just a few weeks.
Here's a heartening story: upon hearing that replacing the thermal grease in your spanking new Ivy Bridge processor will make it run cooler, one DIY shop in Akihabara has taken it upon themselves to show patrons how it's done – by providing a mock-up made of copper for them to practice with, and offering a 1,000
Intel is researching computer technology that mimics the human brain so that it learns about the user over time, marking a major milestone in artificial intelligence and next-generation computing.
HP seems to be in a rush to get AMD's upcoming Trinity APUs out in the market, as the company has already started to sell its new Pavilion G6 models in Taiwan sporting an AMD A6-4400M APU. This 15.6-inch notebook also comes with a discrete GPU and an attractive price point to boot.
AMD has gained considerable market share in the budget computing segment since last year's launch of the Llano APU, with "good enough" CPU performance balanced with entry discreet level graphics to boot. After the uncompetitive showing of Bulldozer with their FX enthusiast chips and Opterons, followed by harrowing departures of historically key personnel, the remaining team went back
Intel has as yet to offer a full explanation as to why it changed the way its interfacing the IHS with the CPU die on its Ivy Bridge processors and previous reports weren't clear on how much of an effect Intel's move to using thermal grease had on the actual cooling performance. Thankfully Japanese website Impress PC
It would appear that we're very close to AMD's Brazos 2.0 unveiling as the company had posted a performance preview of its upcoming R-series of embedded APUs on its website, although it has since then been taken down. The benchmark graph contained in the PDF is showing the upcoming R-464L APU as being more than