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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nvidia has announced Tuesday that it intend to start licensing its intellectual property to third parties, adopting the business model of ARM and others.

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AMD today unveiled its server strategy and roadmap, giving a hint at what to expect and not to expect in the consumer desktop market. No signs of 8+ cores Steamroller parts on the horizon.

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Details of upcoming Intel processor, codenamed Haswell-E, has been leaked by VR-Zone. According to a few slides, Intel plans to release a new high-performance platform in the second half of 2014. While Intel plans to release Ivy Bridge-E later this year for the well-established X79 socket, Haswell-E will come with its own platform, codenamed Wellsburg, and the new 2011-3 socket. The all-new high-performance desktop platform is said to implement some advances geared toward greater performance. Notably, a quad-channel DDR4 memory configuration for enhanced bandwidth over current DDR3.

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Today AMD unveiled its latest offering in the desktop PC market, the first ever commercially available CPU to reach 5.0 Ghz.

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