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Chinese Firm Begins Making AMD Zen Based x86 CPUs

AMD Chinese Joint Venture Turns EPYC into “Dhyana” AMD and Intel are the two major players in x86. Due to the x86 and x86-64 patents, the two have a near duopoly ...

July 10, 2018 at 10:19 am by
Former AMD Lead Architect Jim Keller Joins Intel

Former AMD Lead Architect Jim Keller Joins Intel

Jim Keller to Lead Intel Silicon Engineering Rumours of former AMD lead architect Jim Keller joining Intel were circulating early this week. Now, the chip giant has confirmed ...

April 27, 2018 at 3:21 pm by
Intel H370, B360 and H310 Chipset Motherboards Get Listed

Intel Rumoured To Be Considering big/LITTLE x86 Cores

Intel Rumours For big.LITTLE Surface Again Over the past decade, there has been a long-term drive to improve efficiency. Both AMD and in particular, Intel, have made massive ...

April 13, 2018 at 5:30 am by
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600 Benchmarks Leak Out

AMD Ryzen May Hit Athlon 64 Marketshare Levels

AMD Ryzen Powering CPU Marketshare Growth Since their formation, AMD has had to live under the shadow of Intel. As the perpetual underdog, it has struggled to compete over ...

March 18, 2018 at 9:50 am by
Intel Launches 'Gemini Lake' Pentium Silver and Celeron CPUs

Intel Kernel Security Flaw Fix Could Reduce Performance By 27%

Security Flaw in Intel x86 Processors A significant design flaw has been found in Intel x86 processors which could impact heavily on Linux, Windows and MAC users. The solution ...

January 3, 2018 at 3:07 pm by

Intel Fires Warning Shots at Microsoft over x86 Patents

Since Intel scored the x86 gravy train all those years ago, it has jealously guarded its money tree. For decades, the collaboration between Intel and Microsoft, WinTel, have ...

June 19, 2017 at 9:48 am by

Qualcomm to Launch Snapdragon PCs Later This Year

American semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm has revealed that it is releasing its own ARM-based Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PCs later this year. Based on the Snapdragon 835 ...

April 21, 2017 at 7:05 pm by

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Reviews Goes Live Before Launch

With the latest generation of releases, it seems like both Intel and AMD have had trouble keeping control over their chips. Earlier in the week, we got a review of the Ryzen ...

April 8, 2017 at 10:00 am by
AMD Ryzen

More AMD 16 Core 32 Thread Ryzen Details Leak

Just a few short weeks ago, AMD debuted their new Ryzen processor lineup. Featuring up to 8 cores and 16 threads on their new Zen architecture, AMD challenged Intel for most ...

March 20, 2017 at 11:03 am by

AMD Ryzen CCX Interconnect Infinity Fabric Tied to Memory Speeds

With their new Zen architecture, AMD has taken the x86 CPU market by storm. At long last, their Ryzen processors are finally competitive against Intel’s best offerings. ...

March 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm by
AMD Ryzen

AMD Ryzen Reportedly Crashes With Specific Chain of FMA3 instructions

Every time a new processor series launches, there are always some hardware bugs that surface. AMD previous had the TLB bug with Phenom and Intel had to disable TSX ...

March 17, 2017 at 11:49 am by
AMD Ryzen

AMD Confirms Windows 10 Thread Scheduler Working Fine for Ryzen

After the launch of Ryzen, there was speculation about the impact of OS optimisation for performance on AMD’s new Zen architecture. One issue that has been bouncing ...

March 14, 2017 at 9:59 am by

AMD Ryzen 7 Launch Slides Leaked

With less than 24 hours to go, AMD will finally launch their new Ryzen 7 processors. Based on the Zen architecture, the new CPUs are set to offer a massive 52% IPC over the ...

March 1, 2017 at 8:30 pm by

AMD Prepared Plenty of Initial Ryzen Stock

Last week, AMD finally unveiled their new Ryzen processors. Based off of the new Zen architecture, they feature a 52% IPC improvement over the previous Excavator designs. Now ...

February 27, 2017 at 9:30 pm by

Intel Gearing Up Response to Ryzen

With AMD’s Ryzen CPUs making waves after its launch last week, Intel is scrambling to come up with a response. After nearly a decade in the lead, the tables may have ...

February 27, 2017 at 8:57 am by


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