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The European Union prepares its own prototype CPU

As the UK prepares to officially leave the European Union this Friday (31st January), the European Processor Initiative (EPI) is priming the first prototype of its HPC processor designed for advanced computing applications. The EPI was set up by the European Commission as part of the Framework Partnership Agreement, with …

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Intel announce new Xeon W-2200 series processors

Intel has announced a new Xeon W-2200 series to join the Cascade Lake-X HEDT line-up for 2019. The Xeon W-2200 series will offer lower performance options compared to some Cascade Lake-X processors, with quad-core CPUs available. The top four Xeon W-2200 processors will effectively share the same characteristics as Cascade …

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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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