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This morning Intel released a formal press release stating that Brian Krzanich, now former CEO, had resigned. Current CFO Robert Swan has been named the interim CEO while the company looks for a replacement. As Intel does not have an immediate replacement, the resignation seems to be a snap decision relating to what Intel calls ‘a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee’ (believed to be a direct subordinate), and an expectation that employees adhere to a code of conduct regarding relationships. Sources have told CNBC that 'Krzanich violated a policy that said he could not have a relationship with an employee who directly reported to him. The relationship ended and took place "some time back," the people said. It's unclear with whom Krzanich had the...

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G Core Frequency Scaling: An Analysis

When AMD launched their first generation Ryzen-based APUs with a Zen cores and Vega graphics, both of the new parts entered the market at two very different budget-focused price...

24 by Gavin Bonshor 3 days ago

My Face on a CPU Cooler: Two Minutes with ASUS’ Ryujin CLC

One of the first events of the Computex week was ASUS’ Republic of Gamers press conference. In typical ASUS fashion, a glut of about 11 press releases landed in...

20 by Ian Cutress 3 days ago

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q2 2018

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Gaming CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

32 by Ian Cutress 4 days ago

MIPS Acquired by AI Hardware Vendor Wave Computing

After a year-long on-and-on search for a suitor, MIPS has finally found its partner. Today the company has announced that it’s being acquired by Wave Computing, an AI startup...

6 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2018

AMD BIOS Limitations: Bristol Ridge Dropped From Certain Motherboards

One of the functions of a motherboard BIOS, or UEFI, is the ability to discern which CPU is installed in the socket. With each new generation of CPUs, new...

33 by Ian Cutress on 6/15/2018

The Intel Core i7-8086K Review

Intel announced it, we asked for one, we were told no press samples, so we bought one. This is Intel's 40th anniversary of the original x86 microarchitecture with the...

109 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2018

Intel’s Core i7-8086K CPU Now on Sale

While Intel’s other 5GHz processor has turned out to be greatly exaggerated, Intel’s original 5GHz chip, the Coffee Lake-based Core i7-8086K, is very much real. And right on schedule...

27 by Ryan Smith on 6/8/2018

Intel Confirms Some Details about 28-Core 5 GHz Demonstration

When Intel demonstrated its 28-core system running at 5 GHz at the Computex 2018 keynote this week, there were many questions surrounding the hardware and what was required in...

144 by Ian Cutress on 6/8/2018

Intel's Core i7-8086K Giveaway Kicks off Tonight at 8pm ET (Midnight UTC)

Alongside the announcement of their new x86 anniversary-themed hex-core processor, the Core i7-8086K, Intel also announced that they would be giving a significant portion of their inventory away as...

32 by Ryan Smith on 6/7/2018

AMD Zen 2 Update: 7nm EPYC in Labs Now, Launching in 2019

Rounding out AMD’s slew of product announcements and updates at their Computex 2018 press conference, the company very briefly showed off their first 7nm Zen 2 silicon in the...

11 by Ryan Smith on 6/6/2018

AMD Reveals Threadripper 2 : Up to 32 Cores, 250W, X399 Refresh

One of the surprises from AMD’s first year of the newest x86 Zen architecture was the launch of the Threadripper platform. Despite the mainstream Ryzen processors already taking a...

204 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

AMD Computex 2018 Press Event: A Live Blog (10am Taiwan, 2am UTC)

Ready to follow along for another press event? AMD is here, with all the senior faces coming on stage. Follow our live blog to hear what is being announced.

20 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

We Got a Sneak Peek on Intel’s 28-Core: All You Need To Know

This week at Computex, we saw two big CPU related announcements. The first was the launch of the Intel i7-8086K, a six-core limited edition processor at 5 GHz that...

65 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

EVGA Roboclocker: A Water Cooling Loop for LIQUID NITROGEN

One of the more esoteric elements of the technology industry are the extreme overclockers. Much like what drag racing is for cars, extreme overclocking is to computers: trying anything...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Intel’s 28-Core 5 GHz CPU: Coming in Q4

Update 06/08: Intel has since backtracked on its initial statements, clarifying that while a 28-core part is coming in Q4 of this year, its stock frequency will not be...

86 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Intel Announces the Core i7-8086K: Coffee Lake at 5 GHz

As an homage to both Intel’s 50 year company anniversary and the 40 year anniversary of the eponymous 8086 processor, today Intel surprised us all in announcing the Core...

68 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Intel Discuss Whiskey Lake-U, Amber Lake-Y, and ‘Cascade Lake-X’

From Intel’s announcements today, two new unannounced codenames come to the front of the list: Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake. These are new U-series and Y-series processors respectively, and...

16 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

The Intel Computex 2018 Keynote: A Live Blog (2pm Taiwan, 6am UTC)

Usually one of the bigger press events of Computex is Intel's Keynote. This year it will be hosted by Intel's Gregory Bryant, and we will be all-ears to hear...

13 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

A Thought on Silicon Design: Intel’s LCC on HEDT Should Be Dead

In the past couple of weeks, we have been re-testing and re-analysing our second generation Ryzen 2000-series review. The extra time and writing, looking at the results and the...

31 by Ian Cutress on 6/1/2018

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