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AMD’s Ryzen confirmed for early March launch

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AMD has confirmed that it will be launching its new-generation CPUs, called Ryzen, in early March this year, giving us our first real concrete launch date for the technology. We were previously told to expect the new chips in the first quarter of this year, but now we know for …

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Intel Core i7-7700K & i5-7600K Kaby Lake CPU Review

Kaby Lake is upon us. With Intel killing off its Tick-Tock product cycle in 2016, Kaby Lake ushers in the new ‘Optimisation’ phase of a Process-Architecture-Optimisation strategy. What does that mean? Kaby Lake is effectively a barely tweaked version of Skylake which uses Intel’s optimised 14nm+ process technology resulting in …

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AMD’s Extended Frequency Range could auto-overclock Ryzen CPUs

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AMD’s big New Horizon show last night went a long way to giving people confidence that its upcoming Zen processors will be competitive with Intel’s best. However beyond stock performance, Ryzen CPUs will also be able to take advantage of AMD’s Extended Frequency Range (XFR) feature, which should automatically overclock …

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Reminder: AMD will show off Zen tonight at 9PM GMT

Announced at the tail end of November, AMD’s New Horizon event to show off its upcoming Zen CPU architecture takes place later today, 13th December. Although attendance will be restricted, any and all can view online. If you’d like to check in on the livestream, make sure to be ready …

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Intel Broadwell-E Core i7-6950x benchmark results leak

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 6850K and now, someone has managed to get their hands on the ten-core flagship Broadwell-E chip, the 6950x, …

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AMD to focus on 8-core dies for first Zen processors

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 year. According to reports, AMD is said to be sticking to eight core …

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ASRock has also outed Intel’s 10-core 6950x Extreme Edition 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 Extreme Edition CPU. We have seen some leaks here and there over the last few months, with Broadwell-E …

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Intel’s 10-core i7-6950x Extreme Edition CPU outed early

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 Intel’s latest management engine software on its support site. The change-log entry gives away a few key details, …

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Intel is moving from its ‘tick-tock’ CPU release cycle

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 shows that it will be moving to a new three-step strategy and slowing down the pace of its processor …

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AMD rumored to launch 8-Core Zen CPU in October

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 year, Zen CPUs won’t be arriving until a bit later, with current sources pointing towards …

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AMD lists its ‘Oculus Ready’ processors

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 Oculus Rift for a while, most places have been listing Intel CPUs. So now, AMD …

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AMD’s Zen-based Opteron processor to have 32 cores

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’s Opteron series of processors will be getting a significant update when Zen …

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AMD launches new Wraith cooler and new processors

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 finally making its way out into the world, alongside some new processors, including the A10-7860K …

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New AMD Zen details have begun to surface

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 quarterly earnings and in that call, CEO Lisa Su revealed a few more details on the Zen …

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Cooler Master brings new MasterCase, Titanium PSU and Cooler to CES

Cooler Master has hit CES this year with plenty of new announcements including an entirely new ‘Maker’ line-up, which focusses on customizable components for PC builders. This year, Cooler Master will be releasing three major products for the Maker brand, including the MasterCase Maker 5, the MasterAir Maker 8 and …

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AMD said to be working on Zen APU with HBM

It looks like we can expect an AMD APU based on the Zen architecture in the future, though rather interestingly, it will include stacked High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) with bandwidth speeds of 128GB/s along with a larger onboard GPU for better gaming performance. This information comes to light from a paper(via: …

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Samsung rumoured to be making chips for AMD next year

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 GPU, both based on 14nm technology. South Korean newspaper, Electronic Times (via: Reuters) was the …

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AMD reaffirms Zen CPUs are coming to desktops in 2016

AMD has once again confirmed that its new Zen architecture CPUs for desktops are on target for a 2016 launch, following reports that the AM4 platform is due to launch as early as March. This marks the second time that AMD has officially confirmed that its new CPU architecture will …

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Sony unlocks PS4’s 7th CPU core for developers

Sony has gone ahead and unlocked more of the PS4’s power for developers, by giving them the opportunity to make use of the console’s 7th CPU core. This change came in the latest SDK for the console and may help Sony keep its performance lead on Microsoft’s Xbox One, which …

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Details of Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lake CPUs surface online

Earlier this year, we learned that Intel would be delaying its first 10nm CPU, codenamed Canonlake, until late 2017, paving the way for Kaby Lake, another 14nm architecture, in 2016. We haven’t heard much about Kaby Lake, but some newly leaked slides seem to give us some idea of what …

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Qualcomm begins showing off the Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm has officially began showing off the Snapdragon 820 SoC, which will likely appear in many of next year’s flagship Android smartphones. The chip succeeds from the Snapdragon 810, which was criticised for its poor heat management and power draw. This time around, Qualcomm has focussed on this area a …

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AMD faces class action lawsuit over Bulldozer core count claims

It looks like AMD has a class action lawsuit on its hands over the company’s Bulldozer series of processors. The complaint stems from claims that AMD overstated the number of cores contained in the chip, the lawsuit says that while AMD advertised Bulldozer as having eight cores, it only really had …

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Lian Li announces its first CPU water block

It is not unusual for us to see those in the PC market begin to diversify. Today, Lian Li, normally known for its PC cases, has announced its first step in to the custom watercooling arena with its own CPU water block, the CB-01. The focus for the CB-01  appears …

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Google might be looking in to making its own processors

Google could potentially be planning to make its own processors in the future it seems. This news comes by the way of a new job listing, seeking a ‘multimedia chip architect’, which means the company may follow in the footsteps of Apple and Samsung and begin designing its own chips …

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Intel launches Skylake Xeon E3-1200 V5 Greenlow chip family

Although we all get rather excited when companies like Intel launch their new-generations of consumer grade hardware, we aren’t the only target audience for new CPU technology. Indeed, there’s also a large enterprise sector to cater to, which is often where Intel aims its Xeon processors. That’s exactly what’s happened …

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