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Intel launches its first Optane SSD, the DC P4800X

Posted on 03/20 13:40 in Shows | 0

Roughly 18 months ago, Intel and Micron announced they had developed a new type of memory they dubbed 3DXPoint.Today, Intel is launching its first Optane SSD, the DC P4800X.

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Qualcomm declares Snapdragon processors aren't 'processors' at all

Posted on 03/20 16:24 in Shows | 0

Its argument is below: The Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform takes our offerings beyond a single chip.With the Snapdragon mobile platform we can now articulate the value that we provide to a device manufacturer — from developing algorithms for great pictures and videos, to making sure that the battery is long lasting.

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Rumor: AMD may be planning a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen titan to challenge Intel's Broadwell-E, Skylake-X

Posted on 03/20 22:10 in Shows | 0

Now, there’s a rumor making the rounds that Ryzen 18 may not be the end of AMD’s desktop ambitions.net: Public knowledge by now but AMD has a new HEDT platform coming out in a couple of months.

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ARM announces new DynamIQ technology, will focus on AI, machine learning, and phones

Posted on 03/21 13:07 in Shows | 0

Dubbed DynamIQ, the CPU developer has created a CPU design that expands the idea of big.Here’s how ARM describes its own DynamIQ technology: The introduction of DynamIQ is an evolutionary step forward for ARM big.

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AMD has a fix coming for fused-multiply-add (FMA3) Ryzen bug

Posted on 03/22 13:14 in Shows | 0

Not long after AMD launched Ryzen, a group of forum users at HWBot.The application typically hung when it reached the “Single-Precision – 128-bit FMA3 – Fused Multiply Add:” section of the test.

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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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Intel launches Optane memory for PCs, promises cache acceleration, affordable price points

Posted on 03/27 21:17 in Shows | 0

Last week, Intel announced its new Optane drives meant for server and HPC configurations.An SSD cache drive is designed to cache the most commonly accessed data based on its analysis of the most common drive workloads and capabilities.

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Razer launches refreshed Blade Pro with THX support, Kaby Lake processors

Posted on 03/28 21:30 in Shows | 0

9GHz base, 3.7GHz base, 3.

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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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Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to redefine process nodes

Posted on 03/31 15:57 in Shows | 0

At 10nm, Intel is moving the contact to directly under the gate, which frees up additional transistor space.The slides below includes visualizations of these improvements and how they collectively improve Intel’s 10nm process node.

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Intel CEO admits to industry-wide conspiracy to slow CPU advances, kill frequency boosts

Posted on 04/01 14:05 in Shows | 0

“We actually got the idea from Craig Barrett,” said Krzanich, referring to Intel’s CEO from 1998 – 2005.“Back in the late 1990s, the Pentium 4 was controversial because it dramatically increased clock speeds without delivering a corresponding performance improvement.

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Google's dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads

Posted on 04/06 16:13 in Shows | 0

Several years ago, Google began working on its own custom software for machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads, dubbed TensorFlow.Now, Google has released some performance data for their TPU and how it compares to Intel’s Haswell CPUs and Nvidia’s K80 (Kepler-based) data center dual GPU.

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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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New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1

Posted on 04/14 16:38 in Shows | 0

Ars Technica reports that as of now, Microsoft detects Ryzen or Kaby Lake CPUs running Windows 7 or Windows 8.0 in Windows 7, or to build NVMe drivers for that operating system), MS is short-circuiting support altogether.

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Origin PC's Newest Gaming Laptop Offers Portable Performance for Under $1,000

Posted on 04/17 18:06 in More | 0

The newest version of Origin PC's EON15-S gaming laptop offers up gaming performance in a portable package for under $1,000.If you're one of those folks that prefers their PC games on a laptop instead of a traditional desktop, then the new Origin PC EON15-S might be the perfect marriage of performance and price.

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It's the end of an era as Intel cancels its Intel Developer Forum, effective immediately

Posted on 04/17 20:42 in Shows | 0

Twenty years ago, Intel began holding an event it referred to as the Intel Developer Forum.A short message posted to the IDF 2017 board states: Intel has evolved its event portfolio and decided to retire the IDF program moving forward.

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Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake and Ryzen

Posted on 04/20 20:50 in Shows | 0

It should be hard for Microsoft to make any more mistakes with its Windows 10 push, but it keeps finding new ways.After nagging everyone incessantly about upgrading, updating computers without asking, and making Windows 10 patches mandatory, Microsoft has started disallowing Windows 7 and 8.

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Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected

Posted on 04/20 23:33 in Shows | 0

Meanwhile, Intel will reportedly launch its Coffee Lake refresh in August of this year rather than waiting until January 2018.The current 6xxx HEDT chips are built on Broadwell and support the older X99 chipset, which first debuted in 2014.

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Intel Optane Review Roundup: Next-Generation Memory Standard Earns Lukewarm Reception

Posted on 04/24 21:49 in Shows | 0

After years of teasing and a major enterprise launch, Intel’s Optane memory is finally available for PCs and enthusiast systems.This isn’t a new feature from Intel; SRT has been supported on small SSD cache drives for at least five years, and Intel’s Optane drives appear to offer commensurate benefits to an SSD cache drive when used in an equivalent configuration.

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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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