CPUs

From time to time companies bundle the latest games with their hardware in a bid to attract attention of gamers and to make their products more competitive. Such promotions are mutually beneficial: for gamers, it is a good way to upgrade and save some money on titles, while for companies it is an efficient way to increase sales. Recently AMD and Samsung have launched campaigns that add a free digital copy of various digital games with their products, including Civilization VI, Doom and Watch_Dogs 2. Update 11/22: NVIDIA has launched its own promotion, which will add Watch_Dogs 2 to select GeForce GTX 1070/1080 graphics cards and notebooks featuring these GPUs. AMD: Get Civilization VI and Doom for Free Running from October 27 to January 27 (or when...

Apple Announces A8 SoC

As expected from this year’s iPhone keynote, Apple has announced a new member of their internally developed family of ARM SoCs. The latest SoC, dubbed A8, is Apple’s first SoC...

66 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2014

Intel Xeon E5 Version 3: Up to 18 Haswell EP Cores

Intel's new Xeon is here, and once again it has impressive specs. The 662 mm² die supports up to eighteen cores, contains two integrated memory controllers, and comes with...

84 by Johan De Gelas on 9/8/2014

Intel’s Core M Strategy: CPU Specifications for 9mm Fanless Tablets and 2-in-1 Devices

Continuing our coverage of Intel’s 14nm Technology, another series of press events held by Intel filled out some of the missing details behind the strategy of their Core M...

115 by Ian Cutress on 9/5/2014

MIPS Strikes Back: 64-bit Warrior I6400 Arrives

One of ARM’s most tangible business advantages is its offer of both CPUs and GPUs to SoC designers. Anyone with experience in business to business relationships knows just how...

84 by Stephen Barrett on 9/2/2014

AMD FX-8370E CPU Review: Vishera Down to 95W, Price Cuts for FX

I will be honest, after AMD did not update its FX processor line with the Steamroller architecture, I was not too hopeful for the brand to see anything new...

107 by Ian Cutress on 9/2/2014

Haswell-E Comes, ASUS and G.Skill Take Overclocking Records

In our Haswell-E coverage we did some basic 24/7 type overclocking suitable for the system under the desk, and there will be users with custom loops willing to go...

16 by Ian Cutress on 9/1/2014

The Intel Haswell-E CPU Review: Core i7-5960X, i7-5930K and i7-5820K Tested

Today marks the release of Intel’s latest update to its Extreme processor line with a trio of Haswell-E models including Intel’s first consumer socketed 8-core product. This is the...

203 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2014

AMD Set To Announce New FX Processors

During the 30 Years of Graphics & Gaming Innovation celebration on the weekend, AMD took the opportunity to announce several new models of FX Processors that will be coming...

40 by Brett Howse on 8/26/2014

ARM's Cortex M: Even Smaller and Lower Power CPU Cores

ARM (and its partners) were arguably one of the major causes of the present day smartphone revolution. While AMD and Intel focused on using Moore’s Law to drive higher...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/18/2014

Intel Disables TSX Instructions: Erratum Found in Haswell, Haswell-E/EP, Broadwell-Y

One of the main features Intel was promoting at the launch of Haswell was TSX – Transactional Synchronization eXtensions. In our analysis, Johan explains that TSX enables the CPU...

62 by Ian Cutress on 8/12/2014

Short Bytes: Intel's Core M and Broadwell-Y SoC

Intel has slowly been feeding us information about their upcoming Broadwell processors for a couple years now, with the first real details kicking off almost a year ago at...

31 by Jarred Walton on 8/12/2014

Intel’s 14nm Technology in Detail

Much has been made about Intel’s 14nm process over the past year, and admittedly that is as much as Intel’s doing as it is the public’s. As one of...

38 by Ryan Smith on 8/11/2014

Intel Broadwell Architecture Preview: A Glimpse into Core M

Typically we would see Intel unveil the bulk of the technical details of their forthcoming products at their annual Intel Developer Forum, and with the next IDF scheduled for...

158 by Ryan Smith on 8/11/2014

AMD’s 5 GHz Turbo CPU in Retail: The FX-9590 and ASRock 990FX Extreme9 Review

While AMD’s FX-9590 CPU has been in systems for over a year, it suddenly comes to market as a retail package for end-users to buy with a bundled liquid...

149 by Ian Cutress on 8/9/2014

State of the Part: CPUs

Short Introduction to CPUs and Terminology There are many elements that go into any modern computer: the CPU/APU, motherboard, memory, (optional) GPU, storage, case, and power supply. While some items...

69 by Jarred Walton on 8/5/2014

Short Bytes: Intel's Devil's Canyon

In early July, Intel released two new processors that go by the codename "Devil's Canyon" (DC). You can read our full review, but if you just want the executive...

30 by Jarred Walton on 8/4/2014

AMD Officially Launches 65W/45W Kaveri APUs: The A10-7800, A8-7600 and A6-7400K

Back in January when AMD launched their first Kaveri APUs, we tested the A10-7850K and the A8-7600, with the former being at the top of the product stack featuring...

7 by Ian Cutress on 7/31/2014

AMD A10-7800 Review: Testing the A10 65W Kaveri

Kaveri was launched as a processor line, on desktop, back in January. At the time we were given information on three of the APUs, the A10-7850K, A10-7700K and A8-7600...

147 by Ian Cutress on 7/31/2014

Overclockable Pentium Anniversary Edition Review: The Intel Pentium G3258

Many industries, both inside and outside of technology, are versed in the terminology ‘cheap and cheerful’. When enthusiasts were overclocking their CPUs at the turn of the century, this...

95 by Ian Cutress on 7/14/2014

Devil’s Canyon Review: Intel Core i7-4790K and i5-4690K

In the latter part of the last decade, getting performance on the cheap meant buying a low end processor and learning how to overclock it. This is how I...

117 by Ian Cutress on 7/11/2014

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