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Bloomberg confirms KitGuru’s story that Dirk Meyer is leaving AMD

Just seven hours after KitGuru broke the world exclusive story that Dirk Meyer was leaving AMD, the world’s major press are now leaping on to the day’s most important technology/corporate event and confirming that KitGuru got it 100% right, ahead of everyone. First to take up KitGuru’s story was Steve …

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Will AMD be RIVETed in 2011 ?

Following on from KitGuru’s exclusive revelation that there will be a change in leadership at AMD for 2011, a whole heap of new questions now have to be asked. The most important one of which must be, “Who will captain the good ship AMD into the competitive waters of the …

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Gigabyte announce AMD ‘highest clock’ contest

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions announced a new overclocking competition in conjunction with HWBOT.org called the “AMD Highest Clock (ever) Contest!” Running from January 1st to January 31st, the contest is split into 2 stages, Max validation and SuperPI 1M. …

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Windows 8 to run on ARM

Microsoft are due to revamp Windows 8 to support ARM processors, the leading hardware platform for mobile computer on tablets and smartphones. Windows 8 however is probably not due until 2012, or possibly 2013. ‘Windows 8’ isn’t the final release name of the upcoming operating system, but when we use …

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Microsoft releasing Windows OS for ARM processors

Microsoft are due to announce a version of the ever popular Windows Operating System that will run on ARM processors. KitGuru heard rumblings last week about this, but BloomBerg this morning have confirmed they heard the same thing. This version of Windows will be tailored specifically for battery powered devices, …

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Intel announce anti theft technology for Sandy Bridge

Intel’s David Allen has confirmed that they are going to include the ability to remotely disable Sandy Bridge systems from a remote administration console. This will be a great asset to corporations and Intel will include this anti theft technology in the vPro equipped chips. Allen spoke to IT Business …

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Intel are moving to 450mm wafers

Intel have announced their intentions to move fabrication plants to 450mm wafer sizes, starting with the Oregon plant. Intel’s Mark Bohr – director of processor architecture, spoke to Electronista and confirmed that the company are looking to move from the current 300mm wafer size to a more cost effective 450mm …

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Intel push technology into tablets and smartphones

Intel are set to attack the market in 2011 by getting their processors into a wide selection of tablet and smartphones in 2011. Dates have not been confirmed but after speaking with industry insiders the best guess would be Q2 for the tablets and Q3/4 for the smartphones. Intel’s top …

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Oracle SPARC Supercluster with 1,728 processor cores

Oracle billionaire chief Larry Ellison has recently announced their launch of a new SPARC Supercluster – a lightning fast enterprise computing system that can perform 30 million database transactions per minute. This figures is 3 times faster than the previous record, held by IBM’s DB2 on a P7 cluster. So …

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Amd Phenom II X4 975BE hits 7.13ghz on nitrogen

Most of the stunning overclocking results seem to be based around Intel processors, but the AMD Phenom II X5 975 Black Edition was been caned within an inch of its life, to 7.13ghz. No they didn’t get this with a Noctua NH D14- this was achieved on nitrogen. Over 7ghz …

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How would ARM finance the purchase of nVidia?

One of the most persistent rumours of the past 5 days has been that nVidia might be in play on the market. The market for desktop graphics has not suddenly become significantly bigger over the past 3 months, yet nVidia’s share price has been steadily inflating updward. Overall bouyancy in …

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Intel Sandybridge revelation. No O/C for poor i3 ?

Will Intel reduce overclocking options on its next generation processors?  That’s what KitGuru spies are hearing and it is slightly worrying. A concerned KitGuru investigates. Back in the 90s, AMD managed to stretch out a significant lead over Intel in the enthusiast space for one simple reason. Intel doggedly refused …

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ARM speak with Google to replace Intel

Industry insiders have confirmed with KitGuru that ARM have been speaking with Google in the attempt to get the search engine giant to replace the processors in their television products. Intel currently supply stocks of their ATOM processor to Google and it is a fairly lucrative source of revenue for …

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AMD gains on Intel, slips against nVidia

It’s a topsy-turvy world in modern technology. Just because you have a monsterous lead one minute, that doesn’t mean you won’t be trailing in the blink of an eye. And so life is for AMD right now. KitGuru investigates. With the launch of the Radeon HD 5000 series in September …

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AMD speak about ‘Flex FP’ – new floating point power

AMD have spoken about the upcoming Flex FP floating point unit which is due to be incorporated into the Bulldozer Processor line up in servers and workstations next year. John Fruehe, AMD’s director of product marketing said in his blog that the new technology delivers tremendous floating-point capabilities for technical …

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AMD Fusion discussion with Bob Grim

We’re surrounded by integrated graphics.   From Blackberries to iPhones, from netbooks to iPads. KitGuru spends more hours in a day using integrated graphics than discrete cards. As users, we represent the elite. The top 5% of users – with serious knowledge, skills and access to as much technology as we …

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New AMD CPUs – pricing confirmed

AMD have released a new slew of processors and as always their focus is on competitive pricing. We have new AMD CPU’s in our labs for testing and the reviews will be published in the near future. The success of KitGuru has meant that everyone wants us to review their …

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Intel unleash new $50 CPU upgrade cards

Intel have announced their intention to sell $50 ‘Processor Performance Upgrade Cards’ which people can buy to enhance the performance of their Intel CPU’s. These cards unlock additional CPU features which are physically on the die but are disabled in their ‘sell state’. CPU world have detailed that the Intel …

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