Today AMD is announcing the long anticipated upgrade to Kaveri, codenamed Carrizo. Carrizo is the natural successor to Kaveri, featuring x86 ‘Excavator’ cores alongside a Radeon-class GPU and promising an increase in performance all around. The second part of today’s announcement is for Carrizo-L, an SoC pairing “Puma+” (upgraded Beema) cores also with AMD’s R-series GCN GPUs and a FCH into a single package. Both Carrizo and Carrizo-L will feature ARM Trustzone, giving potential hardware-based built-in security when used by developers. The Excavator cores are an architectural improvement over Steamroller, but are fundamentally based on the original Bulldozer concept. Excavator will be AMD’s fourth iteration of the concept, following Bulldozer, Piledriver and Steamroller. This new generation of APUs are still set to be...

ATI RD580: Dual x16 Crossfire Preview

An exclusive look at the upcoming ATI RD580 Dual x16 chipset and the Manta motherboard.

52 by Wesley Fink on 11/16/2005

Itanium - is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Despite its rather dull reputation of being a big iron CPU, and the flood of negative predictions, the EPIC CPU family has something fascinating. From a purely technical ...

42 by Johan De Gelas on 11/9/2005

Intel's reopens Fab 12; prepares for 65nm

After a long closing and revamp, Intel finally reopens its Fab 12 plant and prepares to produce processors based on 65nm technology.

6 by Tuan Nguyen on 11/7/2005

Crowning a new Champ; AMD's Opteron 165

Costing nearly half the price of the speedier 175 part, the Opteron 165 latest pricing of $300 is generating high demand.

26 by Tuan Nguyen on 11/5/2005

Socket M2 Processor Roadmap; FX-62 and Athlon 64 X2 5200+

AMD's newest roadmap - complete with details on the newest M2 socketed chips.

28 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/3/2005

New NVIDIA MCPs for AMD and Intel

New NVIDIA MCPs are on the way with more PCIe lanes and extra PHYs, and at a new low cost too!

8 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/1/2005

Intel's 65nm Processors: Overclocking Preview

Today, we provide a preview of Intel's upcoming Pentium and Pentium D processors built on their new 65nm process. We focus on overclocking potential and power consumption. Let's...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/25/2005

NVIDIA Dropping 975X Support and More Yonah Tidbits

We have more info on Intel's upcoming 975X chipset and details about Yonah

12 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/18/2005

Intel To Change The Product Name, Again

Less than 18 months after the last time Intel changed its product names, the company is at it again - new naming tables inside.

34 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/16/2005

AMD's Phil Hester Speaks: Next Generation Architecture, Sort of

What's in store for AMD after the K8 architecture? We haven't the faintest clue, but we tried to find out a little more from AMD's new CTO -...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/14/2005

AMD's Fab 36 Grand Opening - 90nm and 300mm in Germany

AMD invited us to the grand opening of their first 300mm fab in Dresden, Germany. We got a chance to hear AMD talk about Fab 36, the potential...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/14/2005

ULi M1575 for ATI Crossfire – SATA2 and Fast USB for the ATI Chipset

ULi delivers a South Bridge for the ATI chipset with SATA2 and competitive USB Performance.

15 by Wesley Fink on 10/13/2005

Pentium M Dual Core in January 2006 - Summary of the Intel Mobile Roadmap

Intel's next generation mobility CPU is almost upon us. We have new information detailing the release schedule and product names of these new chips inside!

34 by Peter Mayerhofer on 10/6/2005

Investigations into Socket 939 Athlon 64 Overclocking

Many people don't fully understand the intricacies of overclocking, particularly with the Athlon 64 options. Our goal here is to provide some detailed information about overclocking as well...

100 by Jarred Walton on 10/3/2005

The Gray Market Dry Up: No More Whitebox AMD Chips

Did you notice the lack of OEM AMD components in the retail channel? Get used to it, AMD is cleaning up its gray market.

30 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/3/2005

ATI’s Crossfire: Best Overclocker on the Market?

ATI has finally unleashed Crossfire dual-GPU chipsets, but the biggest story is the launch of the most enthusiast-friendly chipset ever produced for Athlon 64. We take a closer look...

40 by Wesley Fink on 9/27/2005

NVIDIA Announces AMD Integrated Graphics

NVIDIA launches their long-awaited C51 AMD Integrated Graphics solutions with boards and systems expected in early October.

44 by Wesley Fink on 9/20/2005

SiS 756: PCI Express for AMD Socket 939

SiS released their first AMD PCI Express chipset several months ago. How does it compare with the nForce4 standard and our recent tests of ATI and ULi chipsets?

31 by Wesley Fink on 9/13/2005

Intel Enterprise and Corporate Roadmap - Q3'05 Update

Most people won't necessarily need to worry about the Enterprise section of the Intel roadmaps, but it does give some great insight into how big business works. See...

21 by Jarred Walton on 9/12/2005

Intel's 65nm Gameplan: Presler and Cedar Mill Updates

Intel's newest roadmap has some changes to upcoming product names and small details about Conroe emerge.

26 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/9/2005

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