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Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013

Intel Aims to Power Wearable Devices with Quark SoCs

Intel Aims to Power Wearable Devices with Quark SoCs

Intel has announced a new line of systems on chip (SoCs) called Quark. These SoCs are designed to power wearable devices as they are touted to be the next wave of portable computing equipment.

Intel Announces Next Gen Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 Series Processors

Intel Announces Next Gen Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 Series Processors

Intel has announced the next generation of Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors that are targeted at powering data center servers and workstations. These new processors are built on the 22nm fabrication process and are to succeed the Xeon E5-2600 series.

Monday, 2 Sep 2013

AMD's New FM2+ CPUs Will Be Compatible Only with FM2+ Motherboards

AMD's New FM2+ CPUs Will Be Compatible Only with FM2+ Motherboards

According to motherboard makers, AMD's upcoming new CPUs utilizing the FM2+ socket design will only be compatible with new FM2+ motherboards. However, the new FM2+ motherboards will be backwards compatible with FM2 APUs.

Monday, 12 Aug 2013

OpenPower Consortium Announced to Provide Licensing for IBM's Power System

OpenPower Consortium Announced to Provide Licensing for IBM's Power System

The OpenPower Consortium has been announced and aims to license the technology behind IBM's Power system. The consortium hopes to encourage the development of advanced server, storage, networking and GPU computing technologies for next generation data centers, in an open-source environment.

Monday, 5 Aug 2013

Qualcomm Executive Argues Eight-Core Processors are Unnecessary

Qualcomm Executive Argues Eight-Core Processors are Unnecessary

A Qualcomm senior executive has spoken out strongly about the needlessness of eight-core processors for mobile phones. Senior vice president, Mr. Anand Chandrasekher said that the company will not build such a processor as "we don't do dumb things." He was addressing the Taiwanese media at a roundtable discussion.

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013

Intel Claims New Y-Series Haswell Chips Offer Vastly Improved Battery Life

Intel Claims New Y-Series Haswell Chips Offer Vastly Improved Battery Life

Intel recently announced that its new range of Y-Series fourth generation (Haswell) processors will be shipping to manufacturers later in the year. These low powered chips are said to have a 4.5W scenario design power (SDP), and will power devices such as tablets and hybrid PCs.

Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013

Intel Reveals More Details of 2nd Gen 64-bit Atom C2000 Systems on Chip (SoCs)

Intel Reveals More Details of 2nd Gen 64-bit Atom C2000 Systems on Chip (SoCs)

Intel has revealed additional details for its second generation of Atom C2000 systems on a chip (SoCs). Previously known as Avoton and Rangeley, these 22nm SoCs are part of Intel's broader strategy to build data centers. In turn, these centers will form cloud computing infrastructures of the future.

Monday, 15 Jul 2013

AMD FX-9370 and FX-9590 Processors Available for Sale in US

AMD FX-9370 and FX-9590 Processors Available for Sale in US

CPU World has reported the availability of the AMD FX-9370 and FX-9590 CPUs in the United States. The eight-core AMD FX-9590 is able to reach a clock speed of 5GHz due to its Turbo Core feature. However, it is reported that both processors have an extreme high thermal design power (TDP) of 220W!

Friday, 5 Jul 2013

Leaked Roadmap Reveals Intel's 14nm Skylake Platform and Knights Landing Chip

Leaked Roadmap Reveals Intel's 14nm Skylake Platform and Knights Landing Chip

A leaked Intel Xeon roadmap slide reveals Intel's plans to release its 14nm Skylake platform, with support for PCIe Gen 4.0 and SATA Express. The brief performance specifications of the next generation Knights Landing chip were also unveiled.

Thursday, 27 Jun 2013

ASRock Announces Non-Z OC Feature, Extends OC Capabilities to H87 and B85 Boards

ASRock Announces Non-Z OC Feature, Extends OC Capabilities to H87 and B85 Boards

ASRock has announced its new Non-Z OC feature that will allow owners of H87 and B85 boards, the option of overclocking their unlocked 4th generation Intel Core processors. The H87 and B85 boards don't have official support for CPU overclocking.

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