News: CPU

Monday, 20 Oct 2014

IBM to offload semiconductor tech business to Globalfoundaries for US$1.5 billion

IBM to offload semiconductor tech business to Globalfoundaries for US$1.5 billion

IBM has been looking to eject its loss-making semiconductor business and it finally convinced Globalfoundries to take up the business. In addition to paying Globalfoundries to take over its chip making business, IBM will continue to invest in semiconductor and materials research technologies among others.

Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014

Intel to ship the Edison development board – finally!

Intel to ship the Edison development board – finally!

Intel announced today that it will finally ship the Intel Edison development board along with two kits and a whole host of third party Arduino blocks.

Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014

Intel triples performance in new Xeon E5 v3 series with up to 18 cores and 45MB cache

Intel triples performance in new Xeon E5 v3 series with up to 18 cores and 45MB cache

Intel took the veil off its latest Xeon E5-2600/1600 v3 family of processors today, promising performance improvement of up to 3x over its previous generation of processors.

Friday, 5 Sep 2014

Intel announces 5th generation Intel 'Broadwell' processors

Intel announces 5th generation Intel 'Broadwell' processors

Intel has decided to launch its 5th generation Intel 'Broadwell' processors by introducing the Intel Core M processor. This family of mobile processors are targeted to power convertible 2-in-1 PCs that offer richer computing experiences than tablets.

Friday, 8 Aug 2014

Globalfoundries rejects IBM’s offer of US$1 billion to take over latter's chip-making business

Globalfoundries rejects IBM’s offer of US$1 billion to take over latter's chip-making business

According to Bloomberg, Globalfoundries has turned down a US$1 billion payout from IBM to take over the latter’s bleeding chip manufacturing business. Read further to uncover why this seemingly good deal fell through.

Friday, 1 Aug 2014

AMD officially releases three new Kaveri APUs

AMD officially releases three new Kaveri APUs

AMD has officially released three new Kaveri APUs; they are the A10-7800, A8-7600 and A6-7400K. It has been a month since two of the three APUs were first announced.

Thursday, 17 Jul 2014

Gigabyte makes overclocking Intel Pentium AE CPUs a breeze with its EasyTune app

Gigabyte makes overclocking Intel Pentium AE CPUs a breeze with its EasyTune app

Gigabyte's EasyTune app has been updated to support overclocking of Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition (AE) processors. Read on to uncover how EasyTune makes overclocking a breeze!

Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014

MediaTek's MT6795 is an 8-core SoC with 64-bit and 2K display support

MediaTek's MT6795 is an 8-core SoC with 64-bit and 2K display support

A true octa-core processor, a built-in LTE modem, and support for 2K displays and 4K video recording and playback, the MediaTek MT6795 chipset is well placed to compete in the upcoming 64-bit Android era.

Friday, 11 Jul 2014

This May Well be the Chip Used in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

This May Well be the Chip Used in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The latest Samsung Exynos ModAP integrates the LTE modem into a single chipset. Besides a quad-core processor, the company is also touting an advanced image signal processor.

Thursday, 3 Jul 2014

AMD Updates Kaveri A-Series APU Lineup

AMD Updates Kaveri A-Series APU Lineup

AMD has updated its Kaveri A-Series APUs with three new chips. Read on to uncover their details!

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