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IBM forms Power alliance

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Written by Carl Holmberg

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After a long time of being shoved aside by competing architectures like ARM and X86, IBM has decided to strike back by creating an alliance with companies like Google, Mellanox, Tyan and Nvidia to breathe new life into its Power architecture.

 

Intel Bay Trail-T launches September 11?

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Written by Carl Holmberg

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Intel's upcoming Bay Trail-T 'Atom' platform was mentioned in internal documentation leaked by Intel. VR-zone was able to acquire these and discovered the platform is slated to launch September 11th.

 

AMD presents Warsaw, Berlin and Seattle - ARM and HSA for servers

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Written by Carl Holmberg

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On the side of its APUs and graphics cards for retail, AMD has been working hard on its products for servers, where it has now presented the plans for 2014. We get to see a revised Opteron series, HSA for servers and 64-bit ARM processors.

 

Intel Xeon Phi GPU powers world's fastest supercomputer

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Written by Anton Karmehed

tiahne-2The Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers have been updated for the first time this year and with a devastating margin Chinese supercomputers Tianhe-2 takes the lead. It does so with the help of thousands of Xeon processors and Xeon Phi GPUs from Intel.

 

AMD launches world's first 5 GHz processor for retail

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Written by Carl Holmberg

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Despite the current situation in the enthusiast segment AMD has not given up hope for the FX series. AMD has now launched two new models, whereof one, FX-9590, is the first retail processor to ship with a Turbo frequency of 5 GHz.

 

Richland, Temash and Kabini - the architecture behind Xbox One and PS4 revealed

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Written by Carl Holmberg

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With Intel's new generation of processors and chipsets coming the red team is anything but standing still. During a press conference in London AMD is divulging its solutions for notebooks, and NordicHardware is there to get to know the newcomers Temash, Kabini and Richland.

 

Haswell control its voltages through FIVR

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Written by Anton Karmehed

haswell_power717Intel is coming closer and closer to delivering complete SoC solutions for desktop PCs, and with Haswell the chip maker breaks new ground. Intel has installed a voltage regulator into the processor that is both more efficient and fifty times smaller than modern VRM chips.

 

Intel introduces Atom Silvermont for mobiles

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Written by Anton Karmehed

silvermont_717Intel has already tried to grab a slice of the mobile chip market, but with the Silvermont architecture Intel wants more than just a slice. Intel promises to deliver everything you may wish for in its new Atom processor; the first Atom architecture developed directly for mobile products.

 

Brian Krzanich becomes new VP of Intel on May 16

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Written by Carl Holmberg

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Intel announced back in November that the current VP Paul Otellini was planning to leave in May 2013, but it did not say anything about who would replace him. May has arrived and the board at Intel has appointed veteran Brian Krzanic the new VD, and he takes the chair on May 16th.

 

HUMA allows CPU and GPU inside AMD Kaverie to share memory for real

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Written by Anton Karmehed

huma717AMD will launch the new APU architecture Kaveri later this year and one of the biggest news is the memory technology HUMA. It enables the CPU and GPU to share memory, both physically and virtually; something that will lead to better performance and low energy consumption.

 

Intel Haswell too efficient for modern power supplies?

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Written by Anton Karmehed

tpdIntel has worked hard on raising the efficiency of the new Haswell processors and not the least the circuits will consume very little power when idle. It has now been revealed that Haswell may be too efficient for some of our current power supplies that are not specified to maintain the low voltage that is required.

 

Intel confirms Haswell launch, June 4th

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Written by Anton Karmehed

Intel_HQIntel has now confirmed what we already knew. The new Haswell architecture will launch on June 4th at Computex in Taiwan. Intel has shared an image that informs us that the fourth generation Core processors will arrive in 3,337,200,000,000,000 nano seconds.

 

Qualcomm to start mass production of Snapdragon 800 in May

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Written by Carl Holmberg

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Chip maker Qualcomm recently presented numbers from its second fiscal report for 2013, has now shared more details regarding the upcoming system processor Snapdragon 800. The circuit  builds on the Snapdragon 600, and mass production is set to start in May.

 

Intel Core i7-4960X 'Ivy Bridge-E' benchmarked

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Written by Anton Karmehed

In Q2 Intel will finally launch the new enthusiast processor architecture Ivy Bridge-E, for the now current LGA2011 socket. Now that the first benchmarks are out for top model Core i7-4960X it becomes clear we can expect a marginal boost at best.

 

Qualcomm making good money on smartphone processors

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Written by Anton Karmehed

Qualcomm_Snapdragon_S4Chip maker Qualcomm is riding the mobile wave and while many technology companies are struggling this chip maker is reporting a 24 percent increase in revenue for the last quarter. Qualcomm also reported a boost in cash flow by 17 percent and $2.22 billion.

 

AMD updates G series system processors

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Written by Carl Holmberg

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"The Future is Fusion" was the lead for AMD not so long ago, and the chip maker continues its work with integrated solutions. The G series has now been updated with all fresh Jaguar cores at 28 nanometer, Northern Islands graphics and an integrated I/O controller.

   

AMD Hondo has sight set on Windows 8

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

AMD_Hondo_frontWindows 8 is coming and AMD has despite early attempts failed to claim a portion of the tablet market. The company hopes to change this with its latest platform. Hondo builds on previous successes with Brazos, but has been further optimized.

   

Intel announces faster quad-core processors for notebooks

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Intel_HQIvy Bridge has almost six months behind it and Intel has started sneaking out new models for notebooks. First to be updated is the cheapest version of the Core i7-3600QM series and as usual it is a small boost in frequency.

   

Intel develops Haswell processors for ultrabooks at 10W TDP

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Intel puts all weight on the ultraboks concept and with Haswell the company claims it will reinvent tthe notebooks. Besides launching Haswell at 15 watt TDP, the company will develop Haswell processors with ratings as low as 10 watt.

   

AMD Zambezi FX processor reaches EOL, replaced by Vishera

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Before the coming launch of AMD's new FX series, code-named Vishera, sporting the new Piledriver architecture, AMD plans to phase out old models. AMD will take the last order for current FX processors in Q4.

   

AMD Trinity prices out, targets Intel's budget processors

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

The wait is over, prices for the coming Trinity architecture is here. American distributor BLT leaked prices of all models in the Trinity family and AMD will start with an aggressive price level that will compete with Intel's coming Core i3 and Pentium processors.

   

Grantley and Brickland: future server platforms from Intel

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Intel has the server market split into two segments, the EX processors in the E7 series for critical applications and the EP processors in the E5 series for high efficiency. The first information on the successors for each segment has appeared, where the critical upgrade gets the ironic name Brickland.

   

Intel Valleyview Atom gets four cores and Gen 7 graphics

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Intel's successor to Atom has appeared in leaked data sheets and the news are many. Valleyview will be equipped with the same graphics architecture as Ivy Bridge and will ship in multiple configurations; with one, two or four cores.

   

New price cut from AMD paves the way for new processors

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

At the launch of Intel Ivy Bridge AMD cut prices across the board. Four months later the company has announced another price cuts and without news from Intel, this means AMd will phase out new models and bring in the next generation of processors.

   

AMD Piledriver FX-8350, FX-6300 and FX-4320 detailed

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

The least to say anticapated Bulldozer architecture was not a big success for AMD when it launched last year. The successor to Bulldozer and the FX series has appeared in sales material, where clock frequencies and TDPs are mentioned for three models.

   

Haswell detailed, ultrabooks gets 16 GB RAM

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Haswell will be the central topic at Intel Developer Forum next month, but already more details have surfaced. This time we are looking at packaging configurations that details the number of cores, graphics and memory channels for Haswell in all its hapes and sizes.

   

IDG September: Focus on Haswell and new IGP

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Written by Anton Karmehed

Haswell will be the processor architecture will really put a spin Intel's ultrabook venture. The launch will most likely happen in Q1 2013, but already in September Intel will be reveling more about the new processor. At IDF 2012 in San Fransicso, all eyes will be on Haswell.

   

Exynos 5 Dual supports USB 3.0, SATA 3.0 and stereoscopic 3D

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Besides graphics performance that impress us and CPU architecture Cortex-A15, Samsung's next generation Exynos chip comes packed with functionality. We also find functions like USB 3.0, SATA 3.0 and Wifi Display for wireless streaming of video to another screen.

   

Nvidia income increase - venture in mobile chips pay off

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Written by Anton Karmehed

NVIDIA_JensenNvidia has been known as primarily a graphics card maker for many years, but now that the company has presented the latest fiscal numbers for Q2 it is the venture for tablets and smartphones with mobile Tegra system processors that have been the most successful.

   

Exynos 5 exhibit impressive graphics performance

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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We are eagerly awaiting the next generation CPU and GPU architecture for mobile devices and now a new chips is on display at SIGGRAPH. Samsung Exynos 5250 delivers the least to say impressive graphics in a tablet, with dual Cortex-A15 cores and a quad-core Mali-T604.

   

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