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AMD, Intel tone down the effect of tablets on PC sales

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Both AMD and Intel have revealed their quarterly reports where they discussed their finances, but also the future and coming products. One thing the two have in common is that they both don't consider tablets a threat to PC sales, but sees it as a market possibility.

 

AMD APU and CPU roadmap for 2012

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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AMD's new flagship "Bulldozer" for servers and desktops is coming and will start shipping to partners next month, but now we have the roadmap for the coming year and we see great changes. The high-end processors gets an integrated northbridge, and the platform for the budget segment "Deccan" will be the first SoC design from AMD.

 

Intel: Core i7-3960X 47% faster than Core i7-990X on average

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Written by Anton Karmehed

39603Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition looks to become the next flagship on the enthusiast market when Intel unveils the new LGA2011 platform. Benchmarks have leaked for the powerful processor and the tests are from intel's own lab that shows the new Sandy Bridge-E CPU being on average 47% faster than Core i7-990X.

 

AMD admits killing budget graphics market with APUs

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Written by Anton Karmehed

AMD has just launched its second Fusion APU family, codename Llano, and with a focus on the mid-range the AMD A series has turned the integrated graphics market upside down, which has forced AMD to admit that APUs is killing the market for discrete budget graphics cards.

 

AMD launches FX series Bulldozer processors on September 19th?

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Those of you who hasn't grown tired, it looks like AMD has finally dropped the bomb on the launch of the FX series and Bulldozer architecture. Bulldozer will be AMD's next processor architecture with focus on high energy efficiency and shares resources between CPU cores to save space.

 

AMD fiscal report out, reveal energy efficient Trinity models

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

AMD has released its fiscal report for the last quarter, which was worse than the preceding quarter, although in the black. It seems it has reached a turning point through the APUs Llano and Brazos. Llano shipped 1 million units, whiel Brazos sold nearly six million. Besides that AMD's Thomas Seifert revealed that it is working on Trinity; the successor to Llano with low energy consumption, and the hunt for a new VP continues.

 

AMD Athlon II, Phenom II and Sempron disappears 2012

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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AMD Llano was released a while ago and earlier one we met with Zacate. It is still a bit unclear when the FX series based on Bulldozer will arrive, but it looks like it will be in the August - October timeframe. When the FX series has arrived the need for the older 45nm assortment will be gone and AMD intends to phase these out.

 

Intel reports record income, 13B USD

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Written by Anton Karmehed

intelhqIntel has had a great row of quarterly reports and the last is no exception. Intel broke 13 billion dollar revenue for one quarter. A number that was 21% higher than the same quarter last year.

 

AMD planning FX series "Bulldozer" refresh in Q1 2012

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Written by Anton Karmehed

fxAMD has had to postpone the launch of Bulldozer longer than hoped and imagined. The four first AMD FX models will appear in September or October. New rumors suggest that the next step will come in Q1 2012, with four new AMD FX processors on the menu.

 

AMD A8-3870 the first unlocked Llano APU

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Written by Anton Karmehed

AMD is said to be preparing the first unlocked Llano APU. AMD A8-3870 is supposedly the name of the first unlocked model that will launch in Q4 2011 and bring better overclocking and most likely also a higher stock clock over 3.0 GHz.

 

NVIDIA Project Denver gets 8 ARM cores and 256 CUDA cores?

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

It's been a while since we heard from NVIDIA Project Denver. Denver will sport ARM CPU cores and target the server and super computer market, but also PCs and bring 64-bit support. BSN* now says that Denver will be a very potent architecture.

 

Sandy Bridge-E model names and clocks revealed

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Intel's new Sandy Bridge-E architecture will together with LGA2011 replace Socket LGA1366. When this will happen is unclear, but Intel hopes to make it before the end of the year. CES in Las Vegas looks more plausible though. Model names and clock frequencies has now been revealed, and we see an Extreme Edition.

 

Tegra 3 - only quad-core ARM circuit at 40nm

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Written by Anton Karmehed

tegra3sNVIDIA will launch its first quad-core system processor based on ARM Cortex-A9. It has pointed out that it will be the first quad-core ARM circuit on the market and new information reveals that it will not only be first but also have six months advantage on the competition.

 

Undervolting of AMD A6-3650 lowers energy consumption by 25%

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Written by Anton Karmehed

AMD's new Fusion A series has arrived and beside the graphical power of the new architecture we were also impressed by the relatively low energy consumption. in our tests with the entry model AMD A6-3650 we have managed to lower energy consumption with 25%, without performance loss.

 

Intel to launch LGA2011 in 2011, features missing

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Intel's new beast and spiritual successor to LGA1366 has been supposedly delayed and instead launch next year. New sources suggest that Intel may still make it for 2011, but without the same functionality that was promised with the new LGA2011.

 

AMD Bulldozer ready for October?

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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AMD Bulldozer has been postponed a number of times and the latest information from AMD said we would see the architecture in 60-90 days, which was back June 6th. New sources suggest that Bulldozer will not arrive before October, which implies another month of delays. The first listed models are four octo-cores, two hexa-cores and two quad-cores.

   

Ivy Bridge will work on older LGA1155 motherboards

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Intel's next generation processors - Ivy Bridge - are still way into the future, but this hasn't stopped people from hunting down samples. Something many have been wondering about is the backwards compatibility, since for once it will use the same socket as the current architecture.

   

Sandy Bridge-EP gets 8 cores and 150W TDP at 3.0 GHz

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Written by Anton Karmehed

sbep2Sandy Bridge-EP will be the server version of Intel's coming LGA2011 platform expected to launch later this year. Unlike the retail version of Sandy Bridge-E, the EP processors will have 8 cores. Why the retail version doesn't have this might be because a 3.0 GHz model will ship with 150W TDP specification.

   

AMD FX "Bulldozer" processor in early benches

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Written by Anton Karmehed

amdfx2AMD FX series will be the first processors to appear sporting AMD's new Bulldozer architecture. While waiting for the postponed launch benchmarks have now appeared with what is claimed to be a sample of AMD FX-8130P, the top model of the series. The result are of a mixed nature, but do show promise.

   

Dual-core Llano specifications surface

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Llano is so far only available in two quad-core flavors and the energy efficient 65W models or the cheaper dual-cores models are still missing. AMD has said it doesn't have any focus on the latter, but it looks like additional details have surfaced regarding these models.

   

AMD planning to release tri-core APU with 65W TDP

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

AMD has launched the latest A series APUs and we currently have A8-3850 and A6-3650 in stores with matching motherboards. We expect the first two dual-cores and quad-cores with 65W TDP soon, but it seems they will get company from a tri-core model too.

   

NVIDIA Kepler in 2012

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Rumors, speculations and leaked information on the coming graphics cards at the 28nm node have started appearing now that TSMC says the technology is not far away. There are talks about delays though since TSMC isn't quite ready with 28nm just yet. This may push NVIDIA's coming architecture Kepler into 2012.

   

AMD takes aim for tablets with new APU, Hondo

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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AMD has released quite a lot of Fusion APUs, but one market it hasn't really covered yet is tablets. It has the Desna APU, which is basically Ontario with some more aggressive power saving in the northbridge and memory controller. With Hondo it will lower energy consumption and use a tailored chipset.

   

ARM aiming for game console graphics performance in 2012

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Written by Anton Karmehed

ARM isn't just good at chiseling new processor architectures for its own ARM platform. The circuit developer also has a graphics processor family called Mali. Representatives have now revealed that it is aiming to offer performance on par with video game consoles PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 within the next 18 months.

   

Intel Ivy Bridge pictured and tested

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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Intel Ivy Bridge is still way into the future and if we are to believe the latest rumors Intel's first 22nm processor has been moved up to March-April 2012. Despite that pictures have surfaced and a couple of tests have leaked. It's a dual-core version with HyperThreading clocked at 1.8 GHz.

   

Oracle accuse HP of lying to clients about Itanium

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Oracle earlier said it will stop developing for Intel Itanium and its exclusive IA64 architecture since the architecture hasn't long to live now. HP on the other hand, who is a key partner to Intel on Itanium says the very opposite and that Itanium has at least 10 years to go. Oracle continues to defend its position.

   

Server flavors of Bulldozer can limit TDP when needed

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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One of the big problems with servers and data centers is that they have a power budget to adhere to. We know that Bulldozer is designed for low power use and comes with a relatively advanced Turbo Core function, but now head of servers at AMD John Fruehe says that it can limit TDP when needed.

   

Intel postpone launch of new enthusiast platform

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Written by Anton Karmehed

sbSandy Bridge-E and LGA2011 will replace the enthusiast platform LGA1366. Earlier we have seen that Intel is planning a launch of Sandy Bridge-E in Q4, something that now seems to have been moved into the future. The processor giant will according to the latest rumors be launched at CES 2012 in January.

   

Intel Cloverview tablet platform to arrive with Windows 8

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Tablets are almost everywhere now. Microsoft is working on Windows 8 to make it more tablet friendly and support ARM-based SoCs. Even though there will be ARM support, it will work with Intel as it the latter will release its new platform at the same time as Windows 8.

   

OBR showing overclocked Llano and Bulldozer

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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OBRovskys, better known as OBR, has posted more pictures on his blogg showing both Llano and Bulldozer overclocked, supposedly on air. While we lack any benchmarks, due to NDAs and such, we see that both samples have been overclocked quite a lot, over 4.6 GHz, and Llano passes Cinebench at 4679 MHz.

   

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