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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Special K: Could Intel 655k hit under $200 trade ?

Intel has reacted very quickly to AMD’s highly overclockable Phenom II X6 processors, by prepping the launch of 2 hugely overclockable parts at the end of May. In this space, pricing will be crucial. Dubbed the Core i5 665 and Core i7 875, these new chips ship with their metaphorical …

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Low Voltage Athlons on the way

AMD recently announced new 45W desktop processors and from what we have heard today they will be released in the coming week. The Athlon X2 245e will be clocked at 2.9ghz and is going to sell for around 75 euros and this will be followed up by a 3ghz clocked …

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