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Every AMD Ryzen CPU will have an unlocked multiplier

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AMD has confirmed with some slide releases that the next-generation CPUs it will be releasing as part of its Ryzen range, will have fully unlocked multipliers. That’s not a restriction to high-end chips either: every single Ryzen CPU will be ‘unlocked,’ meaning every chip can be overclocked very easily. While …

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Apple may drop Samsung as supplier for future iPhone chips

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Over time, Apple’s relationship with Samsung has gotten pretty complicated but despite all of the lawsuits, the two companies still work fairly closely together on products like the iPhone year after year. However, that may change quite soon as reports circulating this week suggest that Apple may drop Samsung as …

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Intel’s 10-core i7-6950x Extreme Edition CPU outed early

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 Intel’s latest management engine software on its support site. The change-log entry gives away a few key details, …

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AMD’s Zen-based Opteron processor to have 32 cores

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’s Opteron series of processors will be getting a significant update when Zen …

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AMD launches low-cost FX-6330 Black Edition CPU

It’s been a long time since AMD offered a credibly performing alternative to Intel’s high-end CPUs, but it’s always had a good range of cost-effective options at the lower end and it’s looking to continue that with its latest release. Although it hasn’t arrived with much fanfare, AMD has now …

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Details of Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lake CPUs surface online

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 much about Kaby Lake, but some newly leaked slides seem to give us some idea of what …

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AMD faces class action lawsuit over Bulldozer core count claims

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 chip, the lawsuit says that while AMD advertised Bulldozer as having eight cores, it only really had …

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Apple downplays iPhone 6s A9 chip power draw concerns

Yesterday news spread that one version of the iPhone 6s seemingly greatly outperforms the other. The A9 chip inside of the new iPhone could be manufactured by either TSMC or Samsung, with the former’s version expanding battery life by as much as 20 per cent. This news has since reached …

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Qualcomm has made a Snapdragon 4K streaming stick

Qualcomm has announced its new entry in to the streaming market with its new Snapdragon-based Chromecast competitor, capable of streaming 4K. Unfortunately, Qualcomm’s streaming stick won’t be made available to consumers and is instead there as a reference design for third-parties to license out. Third-party manufacturers will be able to …

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Intel to describe its 18-core chip with 45MB cache in February

Intel Corp. will reveal technical details about its next-generation multi-core microprocessor for mission-critical servers next February at the 2015 IEEE international Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). The chip will be the most complex central processing unit ever made by Intel. Intel Xeon E7 v3 “Haswell-EX” microprocessor for servers with up to …

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AMD FX8370E Review

AMD has updated its FX range of CPUs with three new models that use Socket AM3+. FX-8370 slots in above FX-8350, just as you would expect, but the real interest lies with FX-8370E and FX-8320E with a TDP that has been reduced from 125W to 95W. That ‘E’ suffix appears …

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AMD FX 9590 – initial Centurion price performance analysis

Quoting the physical speed of a processor is about as useful measure of performance as telling us that a car has a 5 litre engine. While there is an overall correlation, the winning-losing match-up is much more subtle. KitGuru scans the interwibble and finds an interesting Cinebench claim. With a …

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Win a Z87 mainboard from Asus

The world is waiting with baited breath for Intel’s 4th Generation of Core processor – due to arrive shortly in the hallowed halls of Computex. Now ASUS is giving you the chance to win an amazing Z87 mainboard ! ASUS today have announced the complete lineup of motherboards built around …

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AMD console guru defects to nVidia

Ten years ago, Bob Feldstein was busy taking the lead on a deal with Microsoft that would lead to the Xbox 360 console being launched with ATi technology inside. Now he’s made the move across to nVidia. KitGuru dances in front of a Kinect controller and ponders the nature of …

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