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Monday, 18 Apr 2016

Delid your CPU with the Rockit 88 Intel CPU Delid tool!

Delid your CPU with the Rockit 88 Intel CPU Delid tool!

Now, you can delid your Intel CPU with the Rockit 88 Intel CPU delid tool. However, only PC enthusiasts need apply; more details after the jump!

Intel’s upcoming Apollo Lake chips could enable slimmer, more powerful budget PCs

Intel’s upcoming Apollo Lake chips could enable slimmer, more powerful budget PCs

Intel has formally unveiled its next-generation Apollo Lake platform for upcoming Atom-based notebooks at IDF 2016 in Shenzhen, promising more powerful and thinner budget devices with support for things like USB Type-C and hardware-based 4K video playback.

Wednesday, 13 Apr 2016

ASRock announces Intel X99 BIOS update, reveals names of upcoming Broadwell-E chips

ASRock announces Intel X99 BIOS update, reveals names of upcoming Broadwell-E chips

ASRock has released BIOS updates for its Intel X99 motherboards, in anticipation of the upcoming Broadwell-E processor launch. It also revealed the names of a handful of the processors, including the flagship 10-core, 20-thread Core i7-6950X chip.

Wednesday, 6 Apr 2016

AMD is shipping its seventh-generation Bristol Ridge APUs earlier than expected

AMD is shipping its seventh-generation Bristol Ridge APUs earlier than expected

AMD has announced that its seventh-generation Bristol Ridge APUs are shipping to OEMs ahead of time. Bristol Ridge is based on the same 28nm architecture as Carrizo, but will feature improvements like minor microarchitecture manufacturing tweaks and a DDR4 memory controller.

Thursday, 24 Mar 2016

Is this really the end of Intel's tick-tock manufacturing cycle?

Is this really the end of Intel's tick-tock manufacturing cycle?

Keen eyes at the Motley Fool have picked up on a pertinent point in Intel’s annual financial report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The chip manufacturer expects to stretch its current and next generation fabrication processes beyond its familiar tick-tock cycle.

Tuesday, 22 Mar 2016

Former Intel CEO Andy Grove passes away at age 79

Former Intel CEO Andy Grove passes away at age 79

Former Intel CEO Andy S. Grove has passed away at the age of 79. Read on to find out this tech giant’s pivotal contribution to the company.

Wednesday, 16 Mar 2016

ARM and TSMC will collaborate to make 7nm chips a reality

ARM and TSMC will collaborate to make 7nm chips a reality

ARM and TSMC have announced a collaboration on a 7nm FinFET process technology, which includes a design solution for future low-power, high-performance compute SoCs.

Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016

AMD confirms Polaris GPUs will arrive in mid-2016, with Zen desktop parts to follow later

AMD confirms Polaris GPUs will arrive in mid-2016, with Zen desktop parts to follow later

In an AMA session on Reddit last week, AMD's Robert Hallock confirmed the expected release dates for its upcoming Polaris and Zen products, in addition to saying that they would be manufactured on GlobalFoundries' 14nm FinFET process.

Tuesday, 8 Mar 2016

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 dethrones Apple's A9 on AnTuTu benchmark

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 dethrones Apple's A9 on AnTuTu benchmark

Qualcomm is back in the game as its Snapdragon 820 races to the top of the AnTuTu benchmark for mobile processors.

Friday, 4 Mar 2016

TSMC doubling 16nm chip production, to prepare for launch of iPhone 7 in Sept?

TSMC doubling 16nm chip production, to prepare for launch of iPhone 7 in Sept?

Chinese publication Economic Daily News reports that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be doubling its 16nm chip production in March although no reason is given for the increase. Could TSMC be preparing for the launch of the Apple iPhone 7 in September?

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