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AMD declares Ryzen will be a four-year architecture, details overclocking plans, emphasizes hard launch

Posted on 01/06 23:49 in Shows | 0

As PCWorld details, Papermaster also confirmed the four-year target and emphasized that it didn’t mean AMD wouldn’t iterate the core.Tick-tock refers to Intel’s previous practice of introducing new CPU architectures in one product cycle and new manufacturing nodes in the other.

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With Kaby Lake, Intel finally brings Hyper-Threading to its Pentium-branded processors

Posted on 01/11 17:28 in Shows | 0

Last week, we reviewed Intel’s Core i7-7700K and discussed the details on the Kaby Lake refresh cycle, including Intel’s new Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.The CPU giant announced multiple new Pentium-class CPUs based on Kaby Lake, including the first Pentium SKUs to feature Hyper-Threading since Intel retired the Pentium 4.

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The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline

Posted on 01/12 14:11 in Shows | 0

“The broad PC market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growth.This side of the market is much bigger than the PC enthusiast segment; thus, steep declines in the infrequent PC user market offset the fast growth of the PC enthusiast market.

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AMD's Ryzen CPU sort of gets a release date

Posted on 01/13 13:50 in Shows | 0

While AMD has edited their invitation to remove all reference to Ryzen, eagle-eyed folks managed to screencap the information first.It also makes sense in context of AMD’s previous statements about targeting a Q1 date.

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450mm silicon wafers aren't happening any time soon as major consortium collapses

Posted on 01/13 22:53 in Shows | 0

A few years ago, multiple high-end companies were backing the idea of moving from 300mm to 450mm silicon wafers.Historically, moving to larger wafers was a critical way that foundries and fabs cut prices and improved yields.

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Now we know what Microsoft's upcoming 'Game Mode' for Windows 10 will do

Posted on 01/18 14:08 in Shows | 0

A few weeks ago, sharp-eyed users spotted something new in a Windows 10 Insider Preview build — reference to a new “Game Mode.But a new investigation suggests the new feature won’t make much difference for the vast majority of Windows 10 gamers.

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Apple sues Qualcomm for a billion dollars in unpaid rebates, alleges company attempted perjury, extortion

Posted on 01/21 01:37 in Shows | 0

China has also fined Qualcomm for its alleged monopolistic abuses and the FTC filed a lawsuit against QC earlier this week.Among Apple’s complaints, are allegations that it is forced to effectively double-pay Qualcomm, since Qualcomm requires Apple’s manufacturing partners to take out a license to work with Snapdragon hardware, then charges Apple again for a separate license.

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PC gaming surges, while the rest of the PC market declines

Posted on 01/24 13:55 in Shows | 0

With the PC market now in its sixth straight year of decline, it’s obvious these efforts have met with minimal success.The total market for PC gaming hardware (including gaming accessories) broke $30 billion for the first time in 2016.

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Leaked PDF sheds light on Microsoft's Project Scorpio, 4K gaming plans

Posted on 01/24 22:55 in Shows | 0

Details on Microsoft’s Project Scorpio and how it might handle 4K gaming have been hard to come by ever since Microsoft announced the new platform.According to Microsoft’s documentation, the Xbox Scorpio ditches the ESRAM cache the Xbox One relied on to deliver higher performance and acceptable frame rates.

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AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates

Posted on 02/02 15:29 in Shows | 0

The company has more cash on-hand, and while it’s carrying a higher inventory load, that’s likely related to the upcoming Ryzen launch.Total Computing and Graphics revenue rose to $600 million in Q4, a 27% gain quarter-on-quarter and a 28% gain year-on-year.

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The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor

Posted on 02/06 22:37 in Shows | 0

Last month, Intel launched its 7th generation refresh of the Core processor family, codenamed Kaby Lake.The Pentium G4560 is in the middle of this new family of Pentiums — its clock speed of 3.

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Nvidia unveils Quadro cards powered by full GP100 Pascal GPUs, HBM2

Posted on 02/07 13:58 in Shows | 0

Now Nvidia has announced the Quadro GP100 — an ultra-high end GPU based on the full Pascal implementation, with HBM2 attached as well.In fact, the Quadro GP100 offers less FLOPS performance than the GP102-derived P6000.

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Intel may be prepping new Core i5, i7 processors to attack AMD Ryzen

Posted on 02/08 13:41 in Shows | 0

Given that AMD is prepping to launch a major architectural revision, it therefore makes sense to think Intel might be prepping new launches of its own.For more information you can check our guide to choosing between a Core i5 and Core i7 for both mobile and desktop processors.

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Intel will finally finish Fab 42 in Arizona, bring new 7nm capacity online

Posted on 02/08 21:29 in Shows | 0

Several years ago, Intel announced that it wouldn’t finish its 14nm manufacturing plant, Fab 42.Now, Intel has announced that it will be bringing Fab 42 online, but not as a 14nm facility.

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Performance, pricing details for AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU leak online

Posted on 02/13 14:13 in Shows | 0

According to VideoCardz, which leaked the performance data, these numbers reflect a CPU without Turbo Mode, apparently running at a flat 3.Clearly AMD felt these chips were close enough to shipping product to represent Ryzen, but there were obviously a few issues still to be sorted out.

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Report: Intel's 8th gen chips will still use 14nm, will arrive earlier than expected

Posted on 02/13 21:25 in Shows | 0

Last year, Intel announced that it would abandon the Tick-Tock model that had served it for nearly a decade and switch to something called PAO — Process, Architecture, Optimization.Now, new information suggests Intel may have a product plan that tears up PAO (or at least complicates it) going forward.

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Microsoft will unveil Scorpio on June 11: Here's what we'd like to see

Posted on 02/16 15:23 in Shows | 0

The Xbox One was a multimedia system where you could watch TV and game (despite lacking a DVR).The PS4 / PS4 Pro have outsold the Xbox One by nearly 2:1 (an estimated 28.

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AMD Launches Ryzen PC Chips With A Price And Performance That Will Anger Intel

Posted on 02/22 15:00 in Deals | 0

-based chipmaker announced details for three central processing units (or CPUs) under the Ryzen 7 brand that beat Intel's top PC chips in both price and performance.The Ryzen chips all feature 8 cores and 16 threads.

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AMD unveils Ryzen launch dates, clock speeds, performance, pricing

Posted on 02/22 15:35 in Shows | 0

Here’s how the SKUs and their performance break down: Ryzen 7 1700: 3.4GHz base clock, 3.

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Russian man sentenced for killing friend in AMD vs. Nvidia GPU dispute

Posted on 02/23 19:58 in Shows | 0

Last year, two Russian men got into an argument over who made the superior GPU, AMD or Nvidia.The fight ended when Aleksander Trofimov murdered his former friend, Evgeny Lylin in a disagreement over who made the better GPU.

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