Processors

AMD THREADRIPPER AND RYZEN3

The last few months have seen a flurry of CPU releases as the RED and BLUE teams go toe to toe, vying for their piece of the mainstream PC market”pie”. Today AMD has announced the pricing and availability for additional CPUs including the long awaited THREADRIPPER aimed directly at the HEDT ( High End Desk Top) segment. This niche of the enthusiast market has been dominated by Intel for years but I have a feeling that’s all about to change. Read More

MSI CPU Guard 1151 to Protect Against Bent Skylake CPUs

MSI announced today the release of their CPU Guard 1151 product to combat potential CPU bending when using heavier coolers. With the substrate of Skylake being thinner than that of the previous generation Haswell CPUs, larger coolers, specifically ones going beyond Intel’s 50 lb. pressure specification have been doing some damage. If you’re concerned, stick with spring-mounted heatsinks rather than bolts, or get yourself MSI’s CPU Guard 1151 shim. Read More

Computex 2015 - Intel Announces New 5th Gen Intel Core Processors

Intel unveiled 10 new desktop and mobile CPUs today that feature the new Iris Pro graphics on a desktop processor for the first time. The flagship desktop processor will be the i7-5775C, which will be unlocked and loaded with Iris Pro Graphics 6200. A full array of mobile and Xeon processor were also announced. Here is the news release/fact sheet we were sent today. Read More

AMD Lowers A-Series APU Pricing

In an effort to offer mainstream component system builders, upgraders, and DIY enthusiasts an opportunity to grab a new A-Series APU at a more attractive price, AMD has announced a pretty hefty price reduction. Read More

Intel’s Next Top Live Streamer (INTL) Twitch.tv Contest

This summer Intel is collaborating with GoodGame Agency (of Team Evil Genius fame) to bring the gaming community a reality web series, ‘Intel’s Next Top Live-Streamer’ (INTL), where many of the most entertaining streamers on Twitch.tv will compete in hilarious and exciting weekly challenges to become an official member of the Intel Stream Team. The grand champion will also get the ultimate makeover of his/her streaming studio, decked out with the latest 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 gaming/streaming system. Read More

Intel Announces Devil's Canyon 4th Generation Unlocked Processors

Just in time for Computex 2014, Intel has officially announced the release of new unlocked 4th generation processors – code named Devil’s Canyon. Our review sample hasn’t arrived yet, but we expect it any day now. When we get our hands on it, we’ll be sure to run it through the paces and provide you with the much anticipated performance numbers. Until then, we’ll share what we have learned and hopefully, answer many of the questions that several months of rumors have undoubtedly generated. Read More

AMD Announces A10-6790K APU Release

AMD held a brief press conference Monday morning to announce availability of the new A10-6790K Richland APU. The A10-6790K APU comes in at 4.1 GHz base clock and 4.3 Ghz max turbo core. The only difference specifications wise from the A10-6800K is a 100 MHz drop in core speed and support for 1866 MHz memory versus 2133 MHz its bigger brother offers. On the graphics end, the A10-6790K offers the same HD 8670D iGPU as the flagship A10-6800K. Read More

Is Intel Building the World's First 450mm/10nm Fab?

Intel is starting construction of the world’s first 450mm manufacturing facility that could be ready for production in 2015. That’s a fact. ASML says they will have production-ready 10nm-capable Extreme UV equipment in 2015. That is also a fact. Is Intel building the first 450mm wafer capable and 10nm node fab at the same time? Read More

AMD Confirms Kaveri Will Show Up Only in 2014

According to a recent statement from AMD, Kaveri APU will not be available in late 2013 as originally expected, but will instead only be shipping in late 2013. Even though spokespersons from AMD had said earlier, roadmaps at hand, that Kaveri was coming in the second half of 2013, the new part is now expected to show up in retail in early Q1 2014. Read More

AMD's APU for 2015 is Carrizo

New information has hit the web regarding AMD’s new APU that will follow Kaveri. The upcoming part, codenamed Carrizo, is expected to show up in the early 2015 and will replace yet-unreleased Kaveri. Details are still sparse regarding Carrizo, but rumors point to the new Accelerated Processing Unit being compatible with FM2+ socket and A88X chipset. Read More

Additional Processors Articles