While the original Padfone convertible hybrid concept didn't exactly light up the smartphone world when it officially debuted at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, ASUS quietly went back to the drawing board and came with up with a much improved offering that has the credentials to challenge the established big boys out there.
There's no doubt that GPGPU or GPU Computing is becoming a big business. After speaking with sources close to the company, we learned that NVIDIA scored a great deal with Amazon for its Amazon Web Services (AWS).
At approximately the same time last year, AMD management announced Project WIN, which many of the people thought it was a strategy to get the company to its winning ways. Rather than that, it was a purge of around 5% of the company, with many of key executives and engineers being shown the door.
Up to now, most sources stated the upcoming 22 nm replacement for Xeon E5 and Core i7 39XX to have 10 cores per die. Post IDF, a very credible source says it was 12 all the while, just the yields weren't sure of.
Recently we witnessed an alleged leak for the first member of the Sea Islands Family, which is scheduled to appear in the first quarter of 2013. We dug deeper and discovered codenames for GPUs coming in the next couple of years.
While mainstream "there's simply no need for more" quad-core Haswell parts should have further power savings, but not much extra performance unless you recompile the software to take advantage of the new ISA, the high end parts will take a hulk smash approach.
Recently, there were a lot of rumors that AMD reorganized its roadmap and that some late 2012 and regular 2013 parts were cancelled. Before going any forward, we can now say that some of those rumors are true.
It looks like we have entered an era of not innovation, but rather innovation litigation. Companies are suing each other for technologies which were a part of the enthusiast movement not too long ago. The latest case in point is Asetek Holdings, which sued CoolIT Systems for US patent #8,240,362.
Couple of weeks ago at the Siggraph 2012 conference held in Los Angeles, both AMD and NVIDIA introduced the next generation of its professional graphics cards based on 2012 graphics processors. Both companies picked up different approach, hoping to yield the best results. In this article, we explain what you can expect on the workstation
Originally, Kepler GPU architecture was scheduled to debut in 2011, with the successor codenamed Maxwell coming in 2013. We were not surprised to hear that Maxwell, tied to a 20nm process node – is getting delayed as well.
In the world of server and workstation systems, Intel deploys a two-fold strategy with "EP" and "EX" -platforms. For example, Boxboro-EX platform powers the Xeon 6500/7500 and E7-2800/4800/8800 processors, while Romley-EP platform powers Xeon E3 and E5 Series.
Had to go to Taiwan or Korea for that super duper LCD monitor fix? Not anymore… China's got some interesting goodies, too, and much more to come.
We won't play Capt. Obvious in stating that Intel's next high-end desktop (HEDT) platform is codenamed "Ivy Bridge-E," but we've dug up some reliable information pointing at its launch time-frame, and compatibility with current "Sandy Bridge-E" platform.
Several weeks ago, Intel officially announced first products based on the 22nm Knights Corner architecture. Known as Xeon Phi, the Larrabee Reborn is coming to fight Nvidia Tesla, AMD FireStream, FPGAs and Chinese CPU vendors.
Intel is planning two new lines of client SSDs in 2013, including the mainstream SSD 335 series, and the performance SSD 525 series. The company could deploy its newest 20 nm NAND flash memory tech on some of these drives.
We've unearthed plans by Intel to launch two new 7-series socket LGA1155 motherboards in Q3-2012, the Extreme Series DZ77GAL-70K "Gasper Light" and DZ75ML-45K "Middle Lake." The two boast of Windows 8 WHQL certificiation, Fast Boot, and Lucid VirtuMVP.
The fact that AMD won all three next-gen console deals is probably one of worst-kept secrets in Silicon Valley, but little was known about the history of how next-gen consoles are coming to be. The following story culminates with the news that Bob Feldstein, one of key executives at AMD – decided to leave the company
ASUS released the industry's first AMD platform motherboards that are ready for Windows 8. Readiness for the new operating system is a little more than sticking the label if the motherboard meets some criteria, with the introduction of a few new ACPI and low-level features that need some redesigning. Hence, the company launched revisions of
Behind the scenes, Intel is trying to raise uncertainty around its competitors in the mobile field which have as crushing share as Intel has on the PC market. However, with continuous delays of their next-gen hardware, one must ask is "Intel's manufacturing advantage" really all that?
Imagine having the ability to pause a prolonged WR benchmark attempt halfway and walk off for a smoke/snack, carrying on where you left off later. The latest beta BIOS update for the Maximus V Extreme does just that, which is a godsend for hungry or breathless extreme overclockers around the world.