Archive for the ‘CPU’ Category
21 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on May 19, 2016 under CPU
AMD's Zen début is rapidly approaching, with some rumours pointing towards an October launch for the first eight-core chip. However, we still don't know a ton about performance, outside of the fact t... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 19, 2016 under CPU, General Tech
The development of ever smarter artificial intelligences is going to be a major component of high-tier tech firms over the next few years, but Google looks to have the jump on most of them. It's devel... more.
12 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on May 6, 2016 under CPU
Intel is set to announce Broadwell-E very soon indeed if leaks are anything to go by. Earlier this week, we got a look at some early performance numbers for the Core i7 6... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on May 5, 2016 under CPU
It has been a while since we have heard anything to do with AMD's upcoming crop of Zen processors but this week, we finally learned a bit more about AMD's potential plans for the launch later this yea... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on May 4, 2016 under CPU
It looks like the lid on Intel's upcoming Broadwell-E processors has well and truly bl0wn off. Not only have several leaks from both motherboard makers and Intel itself confirmed the upcoming chips bu... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on May 2, 2016 under CPU
The first details surrounding Intel's Kaby Lake line-up of mainstream CPUs appear to have leaked out, revealing some key specifications for the upcoming 7th generation Intel Core i7 7700K. ... more.
10 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 22, 2016 under Console, CPU
Right now, AMD hardware can be found in the Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U. However, the company could see more than $1.5 billion in revenue over the next few years thanks to "three design wins" from the com... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 13, 2016 under CPU
It looks like we are gearing up to the official announcement of Intel's Broadwell-E series of processors as motherboard maker ASRock has confirmed the new series of chips, including the 10-core 6950x ... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 4, 2016 under CPU
It looks like details of Intel's upcoming flagship Extreme Edition processor have hit the web a little earlier than intended as the Intel Core i7-6950X has been spotted on the change-log for ... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on March 23, 2016 under CPU
For many years now, Intel has been producing its chips yearly on a tick-tock cycle but that strategy appears to be changing going forward as the most recent Intel financial report sho... more.
43 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on March 14, 2016 under CPU
AMD is set to take on Intel once again this year with the launch of its highly anticipated Zen architecture processors. While Socket AM4 is currently poised to launch for some APUs fairly early this y... more.
10 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 8, 2016 under CPU, Graphics, Mobile
Where you buy your smartphone from doesn't usually matter, but when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S7, it does. That's because the UK's version will come fitted with an Exynos 8890 processor, while U... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on March 8, 2016 under Cases, Cooling, CPU, Highlights
Corsair H5 SF is an All-In-One (AIO) liquid cooler that was developed for the small form factor Bulldog chassis and has now been released as a separate component aimed at the home PC builder. In a con... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 20, 2016 under CPU
Recently there has been some speculation surrounding Intel's release plans for its 10nm chips, with rumours pointing towards a push back from the second half of next year. However, Intel has come out ... more.
24 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 15, 2016 under CPU
Virtual reality is getting a huge push this year with plenty of VR or Oculus-ready PCs hitting the market over the next few months. While we have known the recommended specification for gaming on an O... more.
98 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 14, 2016 under CPU, Highlights
There is little doubt that the two components most integral to a gaming system are its GPU and CPU. In an ideal world, everybody would be able to opt for the fastest of both and worry not about having... more.
18 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 11, 2016 under CPU
With AMD's new Zen processors set to hit the market at the end of this year, we have begun hearing more and more about the company's plans for its new architecture. Recent leaks seem to show that AMD'... more.
12 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 9, 2016 under CPU
Last week, we learned that Intel may be taking steps to stop users from being able to overclock their locked, non-K series Skylake processors and sure enough, a BI... more.
8 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 5, 2016 under CPU
Earlier this week, rumours began circulating suggesting that Intel is due to release a BIOS update in order to block BCLK overclocking on locked (non-K) Skylake p... more.
11 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 4, 2016 under CPU
Two overclockers, Der8auer and Dancop have managed to achieve the fastest Skylake frequency on record, using an Asus ROG Maximus VIII Gene motherboard to push an Intel Core i7-6700K past the 7GHz barr... more.
9 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 3, 2016 under CPU
Over the last couple of months, motherboard manufacturers have managed to tweak their BIOS updates in order to enable overclocking on Intel's non-K series Skylake chip... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 2, 2016 under CPU
A few weeks ago, AMD began showing off its new CPU cooler known as the Wraith, which was set to offer much quieter operating temperatures compared to current stock cooler solutions. Now, the Wraith is... more.
54 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 26, 2016 under CPU
While we have been hearing rumours surrounding Intel's release of Broadwell-E, today we actually have something a bit more concrete. According to the patch notes of a recent Gigabyte X99 motherboard B... more.
107 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 20, 2016 under CPU
With AMD set to release its Zen architecture processors towards the end of this year, the company has begun giving out more details during its quarterly earnings call. This week, AMD reported its quar... more.
9 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 18, 2016 under CPU
Over the last few generations of Windows, Microsoft has continued to offer up support for the latest processors from both AMD and Intel. However, that is set to change as Microsoft has revealed that f... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 15, 2016 under CPU
Intel could be planning quite a bit this year with its new lineup, not only have we heard talk of a new Broadwell-E processor featuring ten cores and twenty threads but now, the chip maker could be pl... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 15, 2016 under CPU
Earlier this week, news came to light that there is a bug with Intel's Skylake processors, causing the CPU to freeze during hard-working/complex scenarios while running certain applications like Prime... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 7, 2016 under CPU, Mobile
Qualcomm has announced the first smartphone to use its brand new Snapdragon 820 chip though it isn't Samsung as previous rumours may have suggested, instead, it's a relatively unknown Chinese manufact... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 5, 2016 under CPU
Overclocking today is far easier than it once was, but that doesn't mean that there isn't some real science behind it. Only a deft hand can coax those few extra megahertz from a CPU, especially this l... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on December 22, 2015 under CPU
It looks like Samsung might start making chips for AMD starting early next year according to new reports from South Korea. These chips would include a CPU (possibly of Zen architecture) as well as a G... more.
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