One of ARM’s most tangible business advantages is its offer of both CPUs and GPUs to SoC designers. Anyone with experience in business to business relationships knows just how complex forming and maintaining a mutually beneficial collaboration can be. Setting up contracts, forming rapport, defining goals, and even just understanding documentation and technical content formatting all takes time. Unless there is significant benefit to investing in two different relationships and technologies, it is simpler (read: cheaper) to single source contributing components of a design. There are down sides of single sourcing (see Boeing 787 battery fiasco), but depending on a business’ capacity for risk, the savings are undeniable. Especially when ARM undoubtedly offers bundle pricing promotions.

Exploring the Floating Point Performance of Modern ARM Processors

As a programmer who wants to write decent performing code, I am very interested in understanding the architectures of CPUs and GPUs. However, unlike desktop and server CPUs, mobile...

39 by Rahul Garg on 6/2/2013

Hit the Road, Jack: Intel’s Mobile Quad-Core Haswell SKUs

For those who are just looking for information on the various processor models with their associated features, we wanted to put together a short list of all the parts...

34 by Jarred Walton on 6/1/2013

Intel Iris Pro 5200 Graphics Review: Core i7-4950HQ Tested

We review what's quite possibly the most exciting Haswell SKU available at launch: the Core i7-4950HQ equipped with Intel's new Iris Pro 5200 graphics.

173 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2013

Intel’s Haswell: Quad-Core Desktop Processor SKUs

Intel’s Haswell is here, or at least the first salvo of quad-core parts has arrived. Just like we saw with Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge, Intel will be releasing...

25 by Jarred Walton on 6/1/2013

The Haswell Review: Intel Core i7-4770K & i5-4670K Tested

This is a very volatile time for Intel. In an ARM-less vacuum, Intel’s Haswell architecture would likely be the most amazing thing to happen to the tech industry in...

207 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2013

AMD Opteron X1150 & X2150 "Kyoto": Kabini Heads to Servers

Last week AMD launched its Kabini APU for clients, a quad-core Jaguar based SoC with GCN graphics aimed at entry-level and mainstream ultraportable notebooks. In our review we found...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/29/2013

The Kabini Deal: Can AMD Improve the Quality of Mainstream PCs with Its Latest APU?

There are two non-negotiables in building a PC these days: the cost of Intel silicon and the cost of the Windows license. You can play with everything else but...

109 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/24/2013

A Closer Look at the Kabini Die

With our review done I did the one thing I've been keeping myself from doing for the past week: I pulled the heatsink off my Kabini review notebook and...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/23/2013

AMD’s Jaguar Architecture: The CPU Powering Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Kabini & Temash

Microprocessor architectures these days are largely limited, and thus defined, by power consumption. When it comes to designing an architecture around a power envelope the rule of thumb is...

78 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/23/2013

The AMD Kabini Review: A4-5000 APU Tested

How does Kabini perform compared to existing hardware? Armed with a prototype laptop sporting AMD’s latest APU, we put it through an extensive suite of benchmarks and see what’s...

131 by Jarred Walton on 5/23/2013

Choosing a Gaming CPU: Single + Multi-GPU at 1440p, April 2013

One question when building or upgrading a gaming system is of which CPU to choose - does it matter if I have a quad core from Intel, or a...

254 by Ian Cutress on 5/8/2013

Intel’s Silvermont Architecture Revealed: Getting Serious About Mobile

The most frustrating part about covering Intel’s journey into mobile over the past five years is just how long it’s taken to get here. The CPU cores used in...

174 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/6/2013

Some Haswell TDPs Revealed: 15W & 28W Ultrabooks

Tonight Intel gave its (high-end) processor graphics a new name: Iris. Along with the new brand disclosure, Intel did let a few details slip about Haswell TDPs. High-end desktop parts...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/2/2013

Intel Iris & Iris Pro Graphics: Haswell GT3/GT3e Gets a Brand

We’ve known for a while that Intel’s Haswell processor would continue to drive GPU performance in a significant way. With Haswell, Intel will offer a higher end graphics configuration...

104 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/1/2013

Intel's Return to DRAM: Haswell GT3e to Integrate 128MB eDRAM?

We've known for a while now that Intel will integrate some form of DRAM on-package for the absolute highest end GPU configurations of its upcoming Haswell SoC. Memory bandwidth...

83 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2013

The King is Back: Raja Koduri Leaves Apple, Returns to AMD

I remember back when AMD’s CTO of the Graphics Product Group, Raja Koduri, first quietly left the company for Apple. This was hot on the heels of Apple’s hiring...

71 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/19/2013

Intel Details Haswell Overclocking at IDF Beijing

As we march towards the June 2nd release of Intel's Haswell processors, the company is slowly but surely filling in the missing blanks. Most recently we saw a shot...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/12/2013

Haswell GT3e Pictured, Coming to Desktops (R-SKU) & Notebooks

One of the worst kept secrets is Haswell will have four different GPU configurations: GT1, GT2, GT3 and GT3e. As with Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge, higher numbers mean...

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/10/2013

Intel Confirms Falcon Ridge Production in 2013, Ramp in 2014

Yesterday Intel announced its updated Redwood Ridge Thunderbolt controllers (adding 4K/DP1.2 support, lower power operation and slightly lower BOM cost) as well as next year's Falcon Ridge family of...

31 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/9/2013

New Thunderbolt Controllers (DSL4510/4410) and Future 20Gbps Falcon Ridge TB Controller Announced

Last year we hinted that another Thunderbolt revision would happen this year, with a speed bump in 2014. It turns out that's exactly what's being announced at NAB this...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/8/2013

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