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Happy 10th birthday to Intel’s Core 2 Duo

Posted on 07/27 23:49 in Shows | 0

Ten years ago today, Intel launched the Core 2 Duo.The roots of the Core 2 Duo go back much farther than 2006, though, to the P6 (Pentium Pro) architecture that Intel launched in 1995.

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AMD Zen benchmarks leak, point to potent performance against Intel, huge gains over Piledriver

Posted on 08/11 20:00 in Shows | 0

Now, thanks to some leaked benchmarks and sleuthing at WCCFTech, we’ve got our first glance at how AMD’s Zen engineering samples perform against other hardware in Ashes of the Singularity.This last point is extremely significant, because it’s common for prototype chips and engineering samples to offer less performance than the final version.

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What to expect when you’re expecting AMD Zen

Posted on 08/19 14:06 in Shows | 0

While the leaks haven’t been confirmed as genuine, it was interesting to see the conversation around Zen and AMD’s expected performance level.Then, at an event on Wednesday, AMD showed some demos of Zen running clock-for-clock against Intel’s 5960X.

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Intel Core i5 vs. Core i7: Which processor should you buy?

Posted on 09/27 17:57 in Shows | 0

) Older Core i5 / Core i7 chips top out at 32GB of RAM, but Skylake raises this to 64GB for both types of processor.To compare performance between the Core i5 and Core i7 families, I turned to Anandtech’s excellent CPU Bench database.

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Chips, ahoy: Intel joins Delphi-Mobileye self-driving collaboration

Posted on 12/01 19:06 in Shows | 0

This week Intel joined Delphi and Mobileye in a partnership that would produce the sensor components and autonomous driving software, some of it embedded on Intel chips, that would let automakers create self-driving cars.The self-drive technology package would be turned over to automakers in 2019, with the expectation vehicles would go on sale a year or two later.

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New leaked benchmarks show AMD's Ryzen going toe-to-toe with Intel's Core i7

Posted on 12/27 20:49 in Shows | 0

4GHz base clock that AMD has promised for top-end Ryzen cores, so if we assume a modest boost clock of 3.6GHz it means final test results should be somewhat higher than what we see below.

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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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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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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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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X reviewed: Zen is an amazing workstation chip with a 1080p gaming Achilles heel

Posted on 03/02 15:09 in Shows | 0

It’s been years since AMD fielded a high performance CPU design and the company doesn’t have the same market share it once commanded.Our Intel Core i7-6700K, 7700K, 6900K, and 6950X all used 32GB of G-Skill DDR4-3200 (F4-3200C14Q-32GTZ) clocked at that frequency.

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AMD announces, details its new Ryzen 5 mainstream CPU family

Posted on 03/16 03:45 in Shows | 0

With 6-7 CPUs in the Top 20 compared to 2-3 prior to the launch of Ryzen, AMD is clearly better positioned (and earning at least somewhat more money, thanks to higher CPU prices).Today, AMD is announcing its new Ryzen 5 CPU family.

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New DirectX 11 vs. DirectX 12 comparison shows uneven results, limited improvements

Posted on 03/23 13:06 in Shows | 0

For the last few years, there’s been an ongoing debate about the benefits and advantages (or lack thereof) surrounding DirectX 12.The answer to whether DirectX 12 was better or worse than DirectX 11 boils down to “It depends.

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Ashes of the Singularity update substantially boosts AMD Ryzen performance

Posted on 03/30 21:50 in Shows | 0

When AMD launched its Ryzen 7 family, it delivered a chip that exceeded our expectations in just about every category, but fell down somewhat in gaming.But there was a clear gap at 1080p in both our Ryzen 7 review and our GTX 1080 Ti testing.

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AMD's Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X reviewed: Taking the fight against Intel to the midrange market

Posted on 04/11 15:36 in Shows | 0

We have two of the new parts on-tap today — the Ryzen 5 1500X, with an MSRP of $189, and the Ryzen 5 1600X, with an MSRP of $249.Like Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 is aggressively targeting Intel’s price points and market position.

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AMD Updates Ryzen's Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver

Posted on 04/27 15:56 in Shows | 0

The problem initially occurred because of a mismatch in how AMD’s SenseMI technology operates compared with Windows’ native power management.SenseMI is AMD’s brand name for a set of technologies related to power management, fine-grained clock speeds, and prefetch behaviors.

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