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AMD Vega Mobile graphics spotted in Raven Ridge benchmarks

It’s known that AMD’s next line of APUs, dubbed Raven Ridge, will fuse the latest in Zen processing units with Vega graphics. Although they are not expected to arrive until later this year, a recent benchmark has revealed the Vega Mobile tech, codenamed Radeon Vega 8 and 10 Mobile Graphics. …

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AMD launches 7th gen APUs and AM4 platform

Today is a big day for AMD, not only is the company coming out with its new seventh generation of APUs but it is also launching the new AM4 platform, bringing along support for DDR4, next generation I/O standards and of course, the upcoming Zen processors, which will be arriving …

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AMD launches 7th gen ‘Bristol Ridge’ APUs

Today, AMD arrived at Computex armed with its brand new 7th generation ‘Bristol Ridge’ APUs, featuring up to a 50 percent compute performance improvement over 2014’s Kaveri offerings and up to a 37 percent GPU performance improvement over last year’s Carrizo APUs. These new Bristol Ridge APUs feature four Excavator …

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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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Intel alters design of ‘Skylake’ processors to enhance security

Intel Corp. has announced that starting from late October it will ship new processors based on the “Skylake” micro-architecture with enabled Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) technology. The new central processing units will feature new S-Spec and MM numbers, but will continue to use  the same physical dies as existing CPUs. …

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Xilinx starts to ship 16nm FinFET+ chip ahead of schedule

Xilinx, a leading maker of programmable gate arrays as well as special-purpose system-on-chip solutions, this week said that it had made the first customer shipment of its Zynq UltraScale+ processing solution. The chip is made using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s second-generation 16nm FinFET process technology (CLN16FF+) with increased performance and …

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AMD cuts headcount by 5%, reorganizes certain operations

Advanced Micro Devices late on Thursday said that it would cut-down its workforce by another five per cent in a bid to reduce its costs. The company said that it would considerably restructure its internal IT operations; consolidate real-estate facilities; re-organize its enterprise, embedded & semi-custom (EESC) business unit and appoint …

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Intel Pentium ‘Skylake’ processors make it to retail

The most affordable microprocessors based on the “Skylake” micro-architecture have finally managed to reach the market. The new Intel Pentium G4500T is now sold in select stores in Tokyo, Japan, and is expected to become available in other parts of the world, making low-cost PCs featuring the latest micro-architecture from Intel …

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GlobalFoundries: We started to tape-out chips using second-gen 14nm process technology

GlobalFoundries on Friday confirmed that the first products to be made using the company’s advanced 14nm LPP [low-power plus] manufacturing technology had been taped out. The contract maker of chips did not reveal any details, but indicated that prototype chips had demonstrated “excellent” performance and yields. One of the customers, …

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AMD engineer: Developers were given the total freedom with ‘Zen’

The “Zen” micro-architecture is a tremendously important project for Advanced Micro Devices. If the new technology is successful, AMD will become a viable developer of central processing units again. If not, the company will have troubles with surviving. Fortunately, “Zen” is a completely new micro-architecture that promises to be very …

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Legendary microprocessor developer Jim Keller leaves AMD

Advanced Micro Devices on Friday said that Jim Keller, a legendary microprocessor architect, will leave the company, effective immediately. Mr. Keller worked on multiple future generations of central processing units (CPUs) and system-on-chips (SoCs) at AMD, his departure will have an effect on the company’s long-term roadmap, but will not …

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Intel will retain “Broadwell-C” as the best LGA CPU with built-in GPU

Even though Intel Corp.’s future “Skylake” processors with integrated graphics cores are expected to offer very high performance in applications that demand graphics processing horsepower, the company’s current-generation Core i7-5775C and Core i7-5665C “Broadwell” chips will remain the firm’s best offerings for desktops with sockets for quite a while. Intel’s …

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OcUK ‘8Pack Approved’ kit includes Intel Core [email protected], other hardware

Overclockers UK has unveiled its new “Elite Tier Skylake” “8Pack Approved” hardware bundle that not only lets to build a high-end system at a discount price, but also includes Intel Core i7-6700K “Skylake” processors that are guaranteed to run at increased clock-rates. A lot of people enjoy overclocking. Modern central …

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Intel will begin to sell mainstream ‘Skylake’ CPUs in late September

Even though Intel Corp. has formally introduced code-named “Skylake” microprocessors for desktop computers, many of such central processing units are still not available. Apparently, Intel only intends to start their sales to end-users in late September. It is not a secret that Intel’s latest CPUs for enthusiasts that feature unlocked …

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Intel: Skipping ‘Broadwell’ CPUs for desktops was a mistake

Due to issues with yields, Intel Corp. had to delay mass production of central processing units made using 14nm fabrication process by almost a year. Instead of releasing enthusiast-class processors based on the “Broadwell” micro-architecture in 2014, the company decided to launch new “Haswell” chips with higher clock-rates. Right now, …

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Apple’s iPad Pro and productivity tablets could be threat for Intel – Analyst

If Apple manages to popularize its iPad Pro tablet among professionals, then over time such devices could expand their market presence and compete against various notebooks and 2-in-1s based on microprocessors from Intel Corp. Even though Apple’s iPad Pro introduced this week leverages Apple iOS ecosystem, the new product does …

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