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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

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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

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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's Manufacturing Facilities in Hillsboro, Oregon - Image Courtesy Portland Business Journal

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

AMD A-Series - Image Courtesy Wikio.fr

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

Intel Skylake Comes in 2015, Brings DDR4 and PCI-E 4.0

Intel Roadmap for HPC - Image Courtesy: Xbit Labs

Some details regarding the successor to upcoming Broadwell CPUs, codenamed Skylake, has emerged with the leak of an alleged presentation slide. Intel’s future CPUs are to feature an all new architecture and a new socket, moving from 1150. Additionally, it will bring DDR4 memory support to the mainstream market, as well as PCI-E 4.0 for increased graphics and system bandwidth. Read More

Intel Preparing Ivy Bridge-E for September Release

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3 SKUs, early September release. That is what the rumor mill has to say about Intel’s upcoming high-performance desktop parts codenamed Ivy Bridge-E. The new parts will use the existing X79 chipset, support quad-channel memory and fit the 130W thermal envelope. Read More

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