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AMD’s John Byrne gets another promotion

At the same time that we learn about Intel suffering another huge fine for illicit business practices, AMD seems to be stepping it up again with another reshuffle at board level. So far, the changes seem to have had a positive effect. KitGuru ponders the size and likely impact of …

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Intel Core i7-4790K overclocked to 4.50GHz with passive cooling

Earlier this week Intel Corp.’s Core i7-4790K “Devil’s Canyon” central processing units already demonstrated their impressive overclocking potential when overclocked by professionals with advanced cooling systems. As it turns out, the chip can work in overclocked state at 4.50GHz even with passive cooling. At the Computex Taipei trade-show this week Intel …

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AMD unveils mobile A-series ‘Kaveri’ APUs, FX-series APUs

Advanced Micro Devices this week introduced its first accelerated processing units (APUs) based on the code-named Kaveri design aimed at mobile computers . The new chips bring AMD’s latest technologies, including the heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) and the Radeon graphics with the GCN architecture, to mainstream and thin laptops. The new …

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Intel reveals Core M ‘Broadwell’ 14nm microprocessors

At the Computex trade-show in Taipei, Taiwan, Intel Corp. introduced its first microprocessors based on the code-named “Broadwell” micro-architecture aimed at ultra-thin high-performance tablets, notebooks and 2-in-1s. The new central processing units (CPUs) are called the Core M and will emerge on the market later this year. The chipmaker also …

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Intel’s ‘Devil’s Canyon’ chips can work on previous-gen mainboards

Although it was initially believed that Intel Corp.’s Core i-series processors code-named “Devil’s Canyon” (DC) would exclusively work on mainboards based on the Intel 9-series chipsets, it is now evident that the chips are compatible with numerous previous-generation motherboards that are powered by the 8-series core-logic sets. However, a BIOS …

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ARM is developing processors for wearable computing devices

Application processors based on technologies developed by ARM Holdings power the vast majority of smartphones and media tablets thanks to their high performance amid relatively low power consumption. While existing chips and technologies from ARM can also power wearable computing devices, to make the latter last longer on battery life …

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Specifications of Intel Core i7 ‘Haswell-E’ processors unveiled

Specifications of Intel Corp.’s next-generation high-end desktop (HEDT) microprocessors have been published by Coolaler, a well-known overclocker. As expected, Intel’s new top-of-the-range processor will feature eight-cores, whereas the remaining expensive chips will sport six cores. Intel Core i7 “Haswell-E” family of central processing units consists of three chips: the Core …

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Intel to release first Skylake microprocessors in Q2 2015

While Intel Corp. has officially promised to release its next-generation Skylake microprocessors in the second half of next year, a new market rumour suggests that the company may unveil its first central processing units based on the Skylake micro-architecture already in the second quarter of 2015. A new version of …

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Intel further boosts default clock-rate of the Core i7-4790K

Intel Corp.’s Core i7-4790K was expected to be the chipmaker’s first desktop central processing unit with 4.0GHz clock-rate. For some reason, the company decided to make a last-minute change of the product’s specifications in a bid to make it even faster. As it appears, the final default clock-rate of the …

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Intel delays desktop, high-performance ‘Broadwell’ to mid-2015

Although Intel Corp. is on track to ship low-power mobile versions of the code-named Broadwell microprocessors this September, the company plans to significantly postpone introduction of high-performance and desktop flavours of the new chips. Instead of releasing the first Broadwell-K processors for enthusiasts in late 2014, the chi giant now …

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First Intel ‘Broadwell’ processors to be released in September

As reported exclusively by KitGuru early this year, the first central processing units based on the Broadwell micro-architecture will be aimed at ultra-low-power and small form-factor devices and will reach the market in the third quarter. This information was confirmed again this week when a web-site published Intel’s launch schedule …

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Specifications of Intel Pentium ‘20th anniversary edition’ revealed

As reported earlier this year, Intel Corp.’s highly-anticipated code-named “Devil’s Canyon” family of chips designed for overclockers consists of three microprocessors: a Core i7, a Core i5 and a Pentium. The latter was named the Pentium “anniversary edition”, but its specifications remained a complete mystery until today. Chinese version of …

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AMD debuts embedded ‘Bald Eagle’ APUs, CPUs with HSA capabilities

Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday introduced its new family of embedded accelerated processing units (APUs) and central processing units (CPUs) with heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) capabilities. The new chips code-named “Bald Eagle” are based on the design known as “Kaveri”, which is already available for desktops. The fresh family of …

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Intel promises ‘Broadwell’-based PCs in stores by Christmas

Chief executive officer of Intel Corp. said in an interview that personal computers powered by the company’s next-generation code-named “Broadwell” central processing units would reach stores by Christmas, but may not be available during the back-to-school (BTS) season. The new processors will boost performance and cut-down power consumption of the …

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Intel officially rolls-out Z97 and H97 chipsets

Intel Corp. has officially unveiled its latest core-logic sets for desktop computers, the Z97 and H97. The new chips support all existing microprocessors in LGA1150 packaging that belong to the Haswell and Haswell Refresh families as well as the upcoming code-named Broadwell central processing units. The fresh platforms do not …

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YOYOTech launches Warbird Z7

As you’d expect, with the advent of a new Intel chipset, every major computer brand is pushing through new ranges of systems that promise to be better, faster and more feature-rich than anything you’ve seen before. KitGuru casts an eye over the interwibble and picks out one such newbie. We …

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Intel finalizes specs of Core i “Devil’s Canyon” chips

A Chinese web-site has revealed the final specifications of Intel Corp.’s Core i-series “Devil’s Canyon” microprocessors that promise to offer better overclockability than existing chips based on the Haswell micro-architecture. As it appears, in addition to higher overclocking potential, the new flagship LGA1150 chip will offer very high performance out-of-the-box …

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