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Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016

No more non-K overclocking: Intel closes loophole with microcode update for Skylake CPUs

No more non-K overclocking: Intel closes loophole with microcode update for Skylake CPUs

A microcode update from Intel will shut down support for non-K overclocking via base clock adjustments on Skylake CPUs. This means that manufacturers like ASRock have also had to roll back features like Sky OC that provided budget users with a more affordable entry into the overclocking game.

Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016

AMD will roll out new ultra-quiet Wraith and Quiet Thermal Solution CPU coolers

AMD will roll out new ultra-quiet Wraith and Quiet Thermal Solution CPU coolers

To obliterate the common misconception that AMD processors run hot and noisy, AMD has re-engineered the stock CPU cooler and came up with the Wraith and 95W Quiet Thermal Solution coolers. Oh, and the processors will also sport a new packaging too.

Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016

AMD unveils three new desktop processors, revises pricing for other processors

AMD unveils three new desktop processors, revises pricing for other processors

AMD has just launched three new FM2+ desktop processors, and has also revised the pricing of its other desktop processor models. Find out all the details here.

Friday, 29 Jan 2016

Intel Skylake prime numbers bug squashed with BIOS update (Updated)

Intel Skylake prime numbers bug squashed with BIOS update (Updated)

Manufacturers are starting to roll out fixes to kill the Intel Skylake bug that caused systems to crash while running complex workloads. ASRock is one of the first vendors to step up to the plate with a BIOS update for all its Intel 100 series motherboards.

Monday, 25 Jan 2016

Rumor: Intel's third 10nm CPU may be known as Tigerlake

Rumor: Intel's third 10nm CPU may be known as Tigerlake

According to a The Motley Fool report, Intel is planning to name its third, 10nm processor series as Tigerlake. Read more about the chip maker’s plans with its move to fabricate transistors at this lower scale.

Friday, 22 Jan 2016

Overclocking on a non-Z170 chipset may not be quite worthwhile after all (Updated)

Overclocking on a non-Z170 chipset may not be quite worthwhile after all (Updated)

At CES 2016, ASRock unveiled motherboards that would enable locked multiplier CPUs to be overclocked on even non-Z170 motherboards. But while this sounds like a great development for gamers on a budget, there are still a handful of significant risks and trade-offs to be aware of.

Thursday, 21 Jan 2016

TSMC to begin 10nm production this year, has plans for 5nm by 2020

TSMC to begin 10nm production this year, has plans for 5nm by 2020

TSMC has laid out an ambitious roadmap to help it gain an edge in the foundry wars, including plans to begin production of 10nm chips this year, and 5nm by 2020.

Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016

Intel wants to make business computing, a streamlined and hassle-free experience

Intel wants to make business computing, a streamlined and hassle-free experience

Intel wants to make business computing, a streamlined and hassle-free experience by leveraging on its 6th generation vPro enterprise platform. With both hardware and software services, Intel also aims to reduce the overall cost of implementing such services. Uncover more details about this platform refresh here.

Thursday, 14 Jan 2016

Qualcomm inks deal with Samsung to make its Snapdragon 820 chipsets

Qualcomm inks deal with Samsung to make its Snapdragon 820 chipsets

Samsung has officially announced that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset will be built using its 14nm LPP process. The first consumer devices powered by the Snapdragon 820 processors will be available in the first half of this year.

Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016

Intel Skylake bug causes systems to crash when calculating prime numbers

Intel Skylake bug causes systems to crash when calculating prime numbers

A bug with Intel's entire range of Skylake processors may cause your system to freeze or crash when calculating prime numbers or running other compute-intensive workloads.

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