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.

Can computers ever think like humans? Cognitive computing is coming to bridge that

Can computers ever think like humans? Cognitive computing is coming to bridge that

Is cognitive computing the same as artificial intelligence? And what has deep learning with NVIDIA's GPUs got to do with all of this? In the second keynote at NVIDIA GTC 2016, Rob High, IBM Fellow and CTO of IBM Watson, walked us through some insightful aspects how data overload is urgently creating the need for such cognitive systems to better make sense of things.

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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 - Return of the SoC king

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 - Return of the SoC king

With its new Snapdragon 820 SoC making its way into just about every flagship device to be launched in the first half of 2016, Qualcomm is on track to leave behind all the unhappy memories of 2015. Here's what you need to know about Qualcomm's latest super chip.

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.

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.

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.

Upgrading from Intel X79 to Intel X99: Is it worthwhile for gamers?

Upgrading from Intel X79 to Intel X99: Is it worthwhile for gamers?

Later this year, Intel will debut a new high-end desktop platform codenamed Broadwell-E. If you're still hanging on to the older Intel X79 platform, the release of a new CPU could send prices of the current Haswell-E processors tumbling. Would that make the X99 platform a worthwhile option? We lay out the results and recommendations.

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.

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.

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