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AMD FX CPU line-up update

AMD are adding two new models to the AMD FX desktop CPU line-up, the quad-core AMD FX-4170 and the six-core AMD FX-6200. Utilizing the “Bulldozer” multi-core architecture with completely unlocked processor clock multipliers, the AMD FX CPUs continue to provide PC users the enjoyment of higher CPU speeds and related …

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Intel’s entry level Sandy-E i7-3820 hits 5.66GHz

Thanks to the recent addition of Intel’s Core i7-3820 to its LGA2011 (Sandy Bridge-E) lineup, the cost of ownership for this platform has dropped by a good chunk. What many of us were wanting to know however is how well this entry level quad core LGA2011 processor can overclock. Does …

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Will AMD off-load chip production to Samsung in 2012 ?

Although wildly different in terms of size and product portfolio – Intel, AMD and Microsoft are all suffering from the same kind of illness. The world plus dog turned left, toward a future of smartphones, tablets and low-cost-lightweight thinking, while the traditional leaders stayed on the path toward the hugely …

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Ivy Bridge reportedly to launch with reduced pricing

A short time after hearing of supposed lengthy delays in bringing Ivy Bridge chips to market, it’s since been more positive news for Intel’s third generation, 22nm based Core processors. It came to light a short time after rumours first begun circulating about Ivy Bridge not arriving in the flesh …

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Apple ‘almost’ had AMD in 2011 Macbook Air

According to an upcoming profile of AMD, Forbes said that the companies range of Fusion APU processors were almost included in the 2011 revision of the Macbook Air. AMD lost out to Intel however due to late delivery and reports of high failure rates. “AMD struggled with its new fabless …

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AMD creates new role for John Byrne

Against a backdrop of flat revenues and job cuts, AMD is preparing a brand new structure to deal with building its business over the next three years. CEO Rory Read has created a new role and appointed John Byrne to take the lead with all of AMD’s major relationships. KitGuru …

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AMD prepares three new FX-Series processor models

Just days after Intel’s new additions to its Core i5 range of processors, we’re now hearing of AMD’s upcoming move to roll in a few more FX series processor models in the form of the FX-4170, FX-6200 and FX-8150 LCS. A pre-order price list has been sighted which also shares …

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Can AMD play in the Windows 8 Tablet sector?

Windows 8 is just around the corner and many companies are preparing their strategy to get market share in the tablet sector. AMD have a tough fight ahead, having to release very power efficient chip designs, especially with ARM so strong in this sector. Windows 8 is causing much debate …

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AMD shares its 2012-2013 roadmap

Today we get a clearer picture of AMD’s hardware plans heading well into 2013 thanks to the company presenting an updated client roadmap at its annual Financial Analyst Day yesterday. As we’ve learned through several previous roadmaps, their APU days have only just begun with preparations for the arrival of …

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Aria list preorders for C2 Intel Core i7 processors

Aria are certainly on the ball for all you Intel lovers this week. Today they listed the new C2 stepping version 2011 processors. They are available now for pre-order. ARIA informed us that they will be getting in stock soon, hopefully within the next couple of weeks. Kitguru rate ARIA …

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Aria taking pre-orders for Intel i5-2550k

We reported a short while ago that Intel were planning to release a new range of Core i5 processors with the graphics circuitry stripped from the die. Makes sense really as many enthusiast users have never touched, or have no interest in using that part of the design, opting for …

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Globalfoundries back on track with 14nm on the cards

GlobalFoundries publicly disclosed for the first time its preparations for 14nm process node technology during an interview with EE Times late last week. The world’s third largest independant semiconductor foundry has already begun planning phases for 14nm, indicative that they have made quite the turn-a-round after experiencing a year that …

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New Core i5 processors coming without IGP support

Thanks to an updated compatibility list on GIGABYTE’s website for its LGA1155 motherboards, we can expect to see a few new Core i5 processors from Intel sometime soon. All three models are said to be the first Core i5 processors that are stripped of their integrated graphics circuits, with GIGABYTE …

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Is it curtains for Atom netbooks soon?

While Intel remains an unstoppable force with demand for its Core i-series “Sandy Bridge” processor range in particular continuing to climb, recent sales numbers shared out by the company show that there is a darker, more dismal looking side in one segment – its low-cost, low-powered Atom chip line. Sales …

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AMD claims Pepsi Challenge Double-Whammy

Over the weekend, in AMD’s back yard over in Dallas Texas, an impromptu survey yielded some rather interesting responses. Given a choice of options, without knowing which was which, gamers seem to be choosing AMD. KitGuru mutters “Shirley some mistake” and does some digging. One of the things KitGuru likes …

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Intel insurance inside for overclocked processors

Overclocking is fun, it gets you levels of performance that either doesn’t exist or you’re not willing to pay for – but it also carries an element of risk. If you get it wrong, you could fry your circuits. Chip champ Intel has a solution for this. KitGuru prepares to …

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Will Intel’s new Atom bomb or do really well?

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) over in Vegas as given the world a chance to see what’s coming next. For Intel, there has been an increased emphasis on mobility. We turn the VideoScope on the latest chip sitting inside the Medfield platform and find out a little more about what …

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Intel to stop production of 25 desktop processors

Intel have notified their partners that they are stopping the supply and shortly the production of 25 (or more) desktop models. Taiwanese sources spoke to Kitguru a short while ago to confirm reports published on Digitimes today. Intel have said they are stopping the supply of Celeron 450/430, Celeron E3500, …

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Intel to roll out ‘graphics less’ Sandy Bridge chips

VR Zone have published a news article which indicates that Intel will be releasing three new Sandy Bridge SKUs which won’t feature integrated graphics. VR Zone say “In a last minute attempt at getting rid of some more Sandy Bridge processors, Intel will be launching three new SKUs, one of …

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Intel pwns chip market according to Gartner

While it may come as no surprise to anyone, that Intel has just been confirmed as the biggest chip company around for the 20th year running, what might be interesting is the level of it’s market share. In the face of a wave of launches, everywhere from desktop to handheld, …

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Details leaked on Intel ‘Ivy Bridge’ processors

XBIT labs have published information related to the upcoming Core i5 and Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors from Intel. These will be available in Q2 2012, and are quad core, except for one, which is a budget model. The remainder of the Core i5 processors have a 6MB cache and …

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