AMD is using the International Solid-State Circuits Conference this week to present a paper and announce some interesting developments regarding the next iteration of the Bulldozer architecture, codenamed ‘Excavator’, as well as other details regarding the CPU range that it will be placed in called ‘Carrizo’. At the tail end of 2014 we reported on Carrizo and AMD’s announcement for its next generation of APUs, and more recently the discussion surrounding Carrizo not coming to desktop. In those announcements AMD revealed that Carrizo will be aimed at the laptop and notebook community first and foremost, a first for the company as previous APU designs have been aimed at both the desktop and mobile markets. From a hardware standpoint, Carrizo will be combining a number of Excavator...

Intel’s Three Versions of Socket 2011, Not Compatible

With our recent discussion regarding Intel’s launch of the 15-core Xeon E7 v2 ‘IvyTown’ processors, thoughts for a lot of high end consumers focused on the underlying hardware for...

47 by Ian Cutress on 2/20/2014

Intel Readying 15-core Xeon E7 v2

Reports from ISSCC are coming out that Intel is preparing to launch a 15-core Xeon CPU. The 15-core model was postulated before Ivy Bridge-E launch, along with 12-core...

54 by Ian Cutress on 2/11/2014

Intel Reveals New Haswell Details at ISSCC 2014

As of late, Intel has been unusually guarded about releasing information about its microprocessor designs. Haswell launched last year with great architecture disclosure, but very limited disclosure about die...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/9/2014

10W Bay Trail-D Coming To Market from GIGABYTE and Biostar

News on the grapevine is filtering down for Bay Trail-D. We have had the 20W Avoton server equivalent processor in our offices for a little while now, but...

55 by Ian Cutress on 2/4/2014

Socketed Kabini Processors Rumored For March

We saw some socketed Kabini motherboards at CES this year from MSI, and Chinese VR-Zone has published some interesting numbers regarding processors that are predicted to be on sale...

7 by Ian Cutress on 1/29/2014

It Begins: AMD Announces Its First ARM Based Server SoC, 64-bit/8-core Opteron A1100

Around 15 months ago, AMD announced that it would be building 64-bit ARM based SoCs for servers in 2014. Less than a month into 2014, AMD made good on...

124 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/28/2014

Floating point peak performance of Kaveri and other recent AMD and Intel chips

With the launch of Kaveri, some people have been wondering if the platform is suitable for HPC applications. Floating point peak performance of the CPU and GPU ...

102 by Rahul Garg on 1/22/2014

AMD Kaveri Docs Reference Quad-Channel Memory Interface, GDDR5 Option

Our own Ryan Smith pointed me at an excellent thread on Beyond3D where forum member yuri ran across a reference to additional memory controllers in AMD's recently released Kaveri...

127 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/16/2014

AMD Kaveri Review: A8-7600 and A10-7850K Tested

The first major component launch of 2014 falls at the feet of AMD and the next iteration of its APU platform, Kaveri. Kaveri has been the aim for AMD...

378 by Ian Cutress & Rahul Garg on 1/14/2014

AMD’s Kaveri: Pre-Launch Information

On the back of AMD’s Tech Day at CES 2014, all of which was under NDA until the launch of Kaveri, AMD have supplied us with some information that...

133 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2014

NVIDIA Reveals First Details about Project Denver CPU Core

During its CES press conference, NVIDIA revealed its new Tegra K1 SoC will be available in two versions. One version will ship with four ARM Cortex A15s, while the...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2014

Intel Gaming System Giveaway - Holiday 2013: Part 1, Gaming Core i5

Earlier this year Intel came to us with an interesting proposition: using Haswell CPUs and Intel SSDs, we had to come up with four of our best system builds...

4054 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Jarred Walton & Ian Cutress on 12/13/2013

Best Desktop CPUs: Holiday 2013

Next up in our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides is a look at processors. Building systems in time for a holiday season means that picking the right components...

25 by Ian Cutress on 11/25/2013

AMD 2014 Mobile APU Update: Beema and Mullins

Today AMD is taking the wraps off their upcoming mobile APUs, joining the already discussed desktop Kaveri. While Kaveri will also be coming to laptops at some point in...

47 by Jarred Walton on 11/13/2013

AMD Kaveri APU Launch Details: Desktop, January 14th

Kicking off today is AMD’s annual developer conference, which now goes by the name APU13. There will be several APU/CPU related announcements coming out of the show this week...

97 by Ryan Smith on 11/11/2013

Intel to Fab Altera FPGAs with ARM IP

In a story posted today on EETimes, Altera announced at the ARM Developers Conference that they have entered into a partnership with Intel to have their next generation 64-bit...

44 by Jarred Walton on 10/30/2013

AMD News: A10-6790K, 13.11 Beta6 Drivers, FM2+ Motherboards, Kaveri

AMD held a brief press conference this morning to disclose a new part that should be for sale shortly, the A10-6790K. The performance of the 6790K should be very...

26 by Jarred Walton on 10/28/2013

Choosing a Gaming CPU October 2013: i7-4960X, i5-4670K, Nehalem and Intel Update

Back in April we launched our first set of benchmarks relating to which CPU we should choose for gaming. To that list we now add results from several...

137 by Ian Cutress on 10/3/2013

Intel Announces Galileo: Quark Based Arduino Compatible Developer Board

At this year’s IDF Intel announced its third major microarchitecture family: Quark. Before Quark we had Core at the high-end and Atom for smartphones/tablets/cheap PCs. Quark adds a third...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/3/2013

A Closer Look at Broadwell & its New Small Form Factor Package

First, a quick recap. There are four different Haswell versions: D, M, ULT and ULX. D is for desktop, M is for mobile, ULT is for Ultrabooks and ULX...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2013

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