Posts Tagged ‘CPU’
15 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on January 3, 2017 under CPU, Highlights V, Reviews
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. Wh... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 14, 2016 under CPU
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 w... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 13, 2016 under CPU, Event
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... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 24, 2016 under CPU
We have known about Microsoft's holographic, augmented reality visor, the Hololens, for some time now but we did not know exactly what was powering it under the hood, until now. This week at the HotCh... 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 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.
55 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on March 31, 2016 under Console
We have been hearing a lot about the existence of a PS4.5/PS4K hardware refresh from Sony this last week or two but we hadn't heard much about exact specifications until now. According to the latest r... 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.
51 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.
7 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 22, 2016 under Operating Systems
A few months back, Microsoft revealed that those using Intel's latest Skylake processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Home or Pro editions would need to upgrade to Windows 10 in 2017 in order to keep ... 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.
100 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.
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.
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.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 5, 2016 under PC
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... more.
90 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 1, 2016 under APU
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 al... 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.
14 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on December 11, 2015 under CPU
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... more.
12 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 30, 2015 under Console
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 an... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 17, 2015 under CPU
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 ... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 10, 2015 under CPU
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 cri... more.
77 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 7, 2015 under CPU
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 c... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 5, 2015 under Cooling, CPU
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 ow... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 28, 2015 under CPU
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 compa... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 20, 2015 under CPU
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 ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 9, 2015 under Cooling, CPU
CPU watercooling has become fairly simple over the years, these days you don't even need to throw together a custom loop, as we have plenty of decent all-in-one units around. So what's the next step? ... more.
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