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AMD Athlon X4 845 CPU Review

AMD Athlon X4 845 CPU Review

» June 8, 2016 04:00PM

AMD Athlon X4 845 CPU

Intel Core I7 6950X Extreme Edition Broadwell-E Overclocking Review

Intel Core I7 6950X Extreme Edition Broadwell-E Overclocking Review

» June 5, 2016 04:00PM

Intel Core I7 6950X Extreme Edition Broadwell-E CPU Review

Intel Core I7 6950X Extreme Edition Broadwell-E CPU Review

» May 29, 2016 04:00PM

AMD FX-8320E CPU & MSI 970 Mobo Review

AMD FX-8320E CPU & MSI 970 Mobo Review

» September 2, 2015 04:00PM

AMD FX-8320E CPU & MSI 970 Mobo Review

Intel 6th Generation Core i7 6700K Review

Intel 6th Generation Core i7 6700K Review

» August 4, 2015 04:00PM


CPU's News (467)

AMD Showing Off Zen CPU at New Horizon Event on December 13

Category: CPU's
Posted: November 29, 2016 10:51AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

This time we do not have a rumor about Zen, but an actual look at the new architecture from AMD in a couple weeks. AMD has announced it will be showing off the Zen CPU ahead of its Q1 2017 launch on December 13 at 3 PM CST at its New Horizon event. It will be hosted by Geoff Keighley and will also show eSports and Evil Geniuses legend PPD pushing Zen, in addition to special guest appearances and giveaways.

If you are interested in watching the livestream, and according to AMD, "if you're serious about gaming, this is an event you do not want to miss," follow the source link below and sign up. There is also a countdown going on that page too.

Source: AMD



More Rumors, Including Pricing Leak for AMD Zen CPUs

Category: CPU's
Posted: November 28, 2016 09:56AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

With AMD's new Zen CPU architecture set to be released in just months, it is only to be expected that more rumors start leaking out, covering performance, features, and pricing. Like any rumor though, none of this needs to be true, but it is still intriguing to hear about the Zen flagship CPU having a price of $499, while competing with or outperforming the $999 i7 5960X from Intel. This flagship is to be an 8-core CPU with 16 threads, and the latest engineering samples put it at a 3.2 GHz base clock and 3.5 GHz turbo clock. This is up from previous engineering samples, so we will see where the final product lands.

This will not be the only 8-core/16-thread Zen CPU though, with the next one down supposedly having a price of around $349. Naturally it will have lower clocks, supposedly a 3.0 GHz base and 3.2 GHz turbo. Both of these CPUs will be labeled SR7, indicating they are the highest performing of the series, while SR5 and SR3 labels are for lower-end Zen-based CPUs. These lower-end CPUs are to release some time after the SR7 chips.

The above rumors can all be found at WCCFtech but this next batch, and some more, can be found at the AMD subreddit. They include that because Zen is a System On a Chip (SOC) design, the BIOS or UEFI will be built into the CPU. That will require all overclocking to be done via the AMD Overdrive software, and therefore from within the operating system. It also means that a CPU will keep its settings when transferring it from one motherboard to another. AMD's Hyper Threading equivalent is called SMU and is supposed to be the as efficient as Intel's technology. There are some issues with the testing samples, and while a workaround exists, it is dragging down performance by 30-40%. Also it looks like bug fixing will continue right up until the chips are being sampled to partners.

Until Zen launches and makes its way into consumer computers, it is impossible to say how much of this information is true and how much is false. At least the wait will be over before too long.

Source: WCCFtech and Reddit



AMD Announces New CPUs for Business Computers

Category: CPU's
Posted: October 3, 2016 02:50PM
Author: Nick Harezga

AMD has announced the seventh generation of its AMD Pro CPU for business computers. The AMD Pro combines a CPU and GPU into a single accelerated processing unit (APU), and was previously known as Bristol Ridge. If the name sounds familiar, that is because AMD has already used Bristol Ridge chips on the AM4 platform in laptop computers. The chips have support for up to four x86 Excavator cores, HSA compute acceleration, and DDR4. All of that translates into a CPU and GPU that are 17% and 88% faster, respectively, than an equivalent Intel i5. The AMD Pro will be available with speeds ranging from 3.8GHz to 4.2GHz with power consumption ranging from 35W to 65W.

Source: Venture Beat



Possible Intel i7-7700K Benchmarks Leak

Category: CPU's
Posted: October 3, 2016 10:16AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

This is definitely something to take as a rumor, but that does not keep it from being interesting. It would seem that benchmarks of Intel's upcoming Cote i7-7700K, based on the company's 7th generation Kaby Lake architecture have leaked. According to the leak, this new CPU has made significant improvements in both single and multi-threaded performance compared to the current i7-6700K processor. The benchmark the data is from is Geekbench 4, and can be viewed here. In single-threaded performance, the 7700K scored 6131, and while scores for the 6700K vary, this puts it at around a 20% improvement for what I am seeing at the same benchmark database. Multi-threaded performance has also increased with the 6700K coming in around 16,000-17,000 points while the 7700K hit 20243, another roughly 20% improvement.

Of course these numbers are just rumors, so we will have to wait and see if they hold true. The i7-7700K CPU is a 4-core processor (8 threads, thanks to Hyperthreading) and for these tests was clocked at 4.2 GHz. It was also combined with a Gigabyte motherboard and 32 GB of RAM. It will be interesting to see how well the i7-7700K and all of the Kaby Lake processors perform, as they are to feature Intel's new 14 nm+ process technology, which is supposed to be an improvement over the company's current 14 nm process.

Source: WCCFtech



Early Rumors Point to AMD Gray Hawk CPU in 2019

Category: CPU's
Posted: September 26, 2016 03:06PM
Author: Nick Harezga

We are well into the final quarter of 2016, and we continue to be treated to advance information about coming products from AMD. Earlier this month we got the first glimpse into the AM4 socket and Vega 10 and 20 GPUs. The latest leak is focused on a future generation of CPUs known as Gray Hawk which appears to be next in line after Raven Ridge. Raven Ridge will use the 14nm process with a release expected sometime next year while Gray Hawk will use the 7nm process for a 2019 release. Gray Hawk will be paired with the Navi GPU architecture and will have four cores with eight threads and require only 10W of power.

Source: Tweak Town



7th Gen Core Processors Officially Announced by Intel

Category: CPU's
Posted: August 30, 2016 10:41AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Today Intel has officially announced its 7th generation, Kaby Lake, Core Processor Family, which features some potentially powerful improvements over the previous generation. Among these improvements is a change to the process technology, which Intel has dubbed 14 nm+ as it is supposed to be superior to the company's 14 nm technology. This change combined with CPU optimizations is expected to provide up to 12% improved performance in productivity (measured in SYSmark 2014) and up to 19% better web performance (measured in WebXPRT).

Of course such numbers are fair to take with a grain of salt, but the claims for better 4K UHD support are possibly more reliable. Intel has built in hardware acceleration for decoding VP9 and transcoding HEVC 10-bit codecs at 4K, which means it should be much more efficient to watch many 4K videos, such as those on YouTube, and encoding should be much faster too. This and other improvements are meant to help support what Intel calls the "immersive Internet." This is the idea that we are changing how we are using computers and are looking for ever more lifelike experiences, so superior 4K UHD support makes sense. The broader Thunderbolt 3 support these new processors can bring about may also help achieve this, at least for laptops as external graphics docks can be connected via this port, along with a 4K monitor.

Intel expects there to be over 100 different laptops and 2-in-1s powered by these processors available between September and the holiday season, thanks to the company's OEM partnerships.

 

 

Source: Intel



MIT Developing Swarm Multi-core Architecture

Category: CPU's
Posted: July 6, 2016 03:10PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Processors with multiple cores are found in most systems these days, from PCs to smartphones. The use of multiple cores has helped to get around the limitations on processor speeds, but those extra cores don't translate into a direct increase in application performance. In order to take full advantage of the multiple cores, applications need to be written with parallel processing in mind, a complex task that many developers and applications don't bother with. Researchers at MIT have developed a new chip architecture, known as Swarm, to help alleviate some of the difficulties in taking advantage of parallel processing. In a test comparing a 64-core version of Swarm against highly-optimized parallel processing algorithms, Swarm outperformed the algorithms "offering three to 18 times faster processing. In its most impressive result, Swarm achieved results 75 times better than the regular chips, because that particular algorithm had failed to be parallelized on classic multi-core processors."

Source: Neowin



Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X Set to Arrive in Q2 Next Year

Category: CPU's
Posted: June 2, 2016 03:16PM
Author: Nick Harezga

A leaked Intel CPU roadmap obtained by Benchlife indicates that Intel will release a pair of "enthusiast" CPU families in the second quarter of 2017, Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X. Both will use the 14nm manufacturing process with Skylake-X utilizing current architecture and Kaby Lake-X using one that has been optimized. Skylake-X was formerly known as Skylake-E and is expected to offer options of six, eight, and ten cores, similar to the current HEDT Broadwell-E CPUs. Kaby Lake-X CPUs will be the unlocked offering for this CPU family, with all Kaby Lake chips utilizing the Z270 chipset on the LGA 1151 socket.

Source: WCCF Tech



Intel Broadwell-E CPUs Available for Pre-Order

Category: CPU's
Posted: April 21, 2016 02:06PM
Author: Nick Harezga

We first covered the upcoming line of High End Desktop (HEDT) processors from Intel late last year, with news that the processors would fall under the Broadwell-E lineup and use the X99 chipset. As previously announced, Intel will have four models available at launch, the i7-6950X, i7-6900K, i7-6850K, and i7-6800K. NCIX US has now become the first retailer to accept pre-orders for the chips, which have an expected release of the second quarter of this year. NCIX has current prices set at $2349.99 for the i7-6950X, $1495.99 for the i7-6900K, $889.99 for the i7-6850K, and $629.99 for the i7-6800K. Anandtech has re-seller specific prices listed at $1609.37 for the i7-6950X, $1024.70 for the i7-6900K, $602.11 for the i7-6850K, and $422.60 for the i7-6800K. The article notes that pricing scheme is not yet final and prices could go up or down.

Source: WCCF Tech



Intel Announces Apollo Lake x86 SoC Platform

Category: CPU's
Posted: April 18, 2016 03:32PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Apollo Lake is the "next-generation family of Atom-based notebook SoCs" from Intel, built on the x86 microarchitecture known as Goldmont. Also built in to the new chips is the graphics core found in Skylake processors with support for DDR4, DDR3L, and LPDDR3/DDR4. Intel envisions that Apollo Lake will make a great choice for a variety of low power or small form factor systems including notebooks, tablets, and all-in-one systems. In order to help accommodate these smaller devices, Intel has provided a list of recommendations to help with size and power restrictions including M.2 SSDs and Wi-Fi that is soldered to the motherboard. More information is expected to become available in the near future, with Computex likely a safe bet.

Source: AnandTech



Core i7-6950X Confirmed Through Intel Support Website

Category: CPU's
Posted: April 5, 2016 04:01AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Enthusiasts and gamers could be getting a nice treat from Intel in the somewhat near future with the release of the Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition CPU. The new CPU, which will be the first Extreme Edition chip released by Intel since August of 2014 and will fall under the Broadwell-E umbrella, is rumored to launch in three different variants that include 10, eight, and six cores. The support website for Intel does confirm that the Core i7-6950X will boast a total of 25M of cache with clock speeds of up to 3.5GHz, which should ensure some amazing performance in a variety of applications.

Prices of the new Intel Core i7-6950X are expected to range from $390 for the six-core version to $1,500 for the 10-core variant.

Source: PCWorld and WCCFTech



Intel Moving Away From Tick-Tock Release Schedule

Category: CPU's
Posted: March 23, 2016 02:12PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Intel has followed a tick-tock release strategy for as long as I can remember, wherein the company released a "new lithographic process note in one product cycle (a ‘tick’) and then an upgraded microarchitecture the next product cycle (a ‘tock’)." It was revealed about a week ago that the upcoming Kaby Lake architecture would be a second "tock" in the current release cycle rather than the "tick" in the next cycle. Decreasing transistor size has forced Intel to reevaluate this strategy, which is now being referred to as the Process-Architecture-Optimization cycle. It looks like Intel will be utilizing this strategy going forward rather than treating it as more of a one-off occurrence. From a consumer perspective this means that we will have to wait longer between brand new architectures and smaller transistors. Hopefully the optimization stage of the cycle will offer enough of an improvement to keep us upgrading.

Source: Anandtech



10nm Intel Cannonlake Arriving Late Next Year

Category: CPU's
Posted: March 16, 2016 02:45PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Intel has confirmed its plans to release 10nm Cannonlake based processors in the second half of 2017 to investing site The Motley Fool. This has been the rumored time frame for a few months, but a job posting discovered by the Fool led to some speculation that Intel would have difficulty meeting the deadline, pushing the release back to 2018. For some time Intel has been releasing CPUs in a Tick-Tock format, wherein the company "would release a Tick, a new (smaller) process node which will be using an existing architecture with minor updates and that would be followed by a Tock, a brand new microarchitecture built upon an existing process node." The constant push for smaller transistors has altered this schedule, causing Intel to add a third Tock with a minor update to a current microarchitecture. The upcoming 14nm Kaby Lake CPUs represent the third Tock and Cannonlake opening the next cycle as the Tick.

Source: The Motley Fool via WCCF Tech



Non-K Skylake CPUs Can No Longer be Overclocked Due to CPU Microcode Update

Category: CPU's
Posted: February 9, 2016 03:34PM
Author: Brentt Moore

In July of last year, it was reported that Skylake processors from Intel that were not a part of the K-series would be able to be overclocked due to changes made by motherboard manufacturers. Then, in December of last year, ASRock released a BIOS update that enabled overclocking for Intel Skylake CPUs that were not marketed as being overclockable. Now, Intel has pushed an official CPU microcode update to various motherboard partners that unfortunately disables the ability for customers to overclock their non-K series Skylake processors. An Intel spokesman noted that "The latest update provided to partners includes, among other things, code that aligns with the position that we do not recommend overclocking processors that have not been designed to do so." The spokesman went on to say that "Additionally, Intel does not warranty the operation of the processor beyond its specifications."

Fortunately for consumers, the CPU microcode update that disables the ability for Intel Skylake processors that are not a part of the K-series to be overclocked will only make its way onto motherboards with a BIOS update. So, in short, consumers can still overclock their non-K series Skylake processors as long as they continue to utilize the BIOS update that enabled the feature in the first place.

Source: TechPowerUp



Intel Skylake Overclocked to 7GHz

Category: CPU's
Posted: February 9, 2016 03:14PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Intel Core i7-6700K is the "flagship" processor of the Skylake architecture with a base speed of 4GHz, but the base speed is never enough for some people. Overclocker Chi-Kui Lam managed to achieve a clock speed of 7025.66MHz, breaking the record for highest clock speed on the new architecture, but falling short of the highest clock speed of 8722.78MHz, obtained using an AMD FX-8370. Lam paired the CPU with an ASRock motherboard, G.SKILL memory, a 1300W Antec power supply, and liquid nitrogen cooling. In addition to the ultra low temperature cooling provided by the liquid nitrogen, Lam also chose to disable all but one core to give the best chance of achieving high clock speeds.

Source: Hot Hardware




AMD Summit Ridge CPUs Available Near the End of the Year

Category: CPU's
Posted: January 21, 2016 04:18PM
Author: Nick Harezga

AMD has confirmed that the Zen based Summit Ridge FX CPUs will be available near the end of 2016. CEO Lisa Su emphasized the improvement that will be seen over current generation Excavator cores with Zen "aiming to achieve IPC leverage greater than 40%," compared to current offerings. The Zen Core itself boasts "a totally revised design, offering high core count, Simultaneous Multithreading Support (SMT), High-Bandwidth, Low Latency Cache and will be based on the FinFET process to allow better efficiency in client and enterprise platforms."

Source: WCCF Tech



Rumors Say Intel to Launch 5.1 GHz Xeon CPU for Limited Customers

Category: CPU's
Posted: January 21, 2016 08:30AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

As always, rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, and as this one likely will not affect consumers, it may not matter too much if it is true or not. Supposedly Intel is going to be launching its E5-2600 V4 Xeon family of CPUs with one processor having a default clock of 5.1 GHz. According to the rumor, its model number is E5-2602 V4 and will be a quadcore chip with 10 MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 165 W.

If you are thinking that this could be a fun processor to upgrade to, if the rumor is true, there is more to the rumor that may disappoint you. The CPU is not destined for the consumer market and might even be limited to a specific customer, the NSA. Even if the processor does exist, there is a good chance it would never come to the consumer market.

Source: WCCFtech



Bug Found in Intel Skylake CPU Using Prime95

Category: CPU's
Posted: January 12, 2016 04:39PM
Author: Nick Harezga

A bug has been found in the latest Skylake processors from Intel which can "cause a system to freeze when performing complex workloads." The bug was found using the GIMPS Prime95 Advanced Exponent Test and can occur under either Windows or Linux operating systems. Intel acknowledged the bug and has released a fix that can be applied through the UEFI/BIOS of the motherboard. To fully roll out the updates, Intel will have to work with individual motherboard manufacturers to apply the fix to the UEFI of each board.

Source: Legit Reviews



Intel to Release 10 Core Consumer Processor at Computex 2016

Category: CPU's
Posted: January 11, 2016 08:17AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

It does not seem all that long ago that the first dual core x86 CPUs were released, but now we are approaching the release of the first 10 core CPU for consumers; Intel's Core i7-6950X. It is a Broadwell-E chip, so it is being manufactured on a 14 nm process, and will have a base clock of 3.00 GHz, with a 3.50 GHz. It will also come unlocked, so overclockers are free to push that higher, and so long as you have an X99 motherboard with an LGA 2011-v3 socket, you should be good to make the upgrade.

If you are looking for something with a lower price tag, Intel is also set to release the i7-6900K, i7-6850K, and i7-6800K. The 6900K has eight cores and 16 threads, with a base clock of 3.20 GHz and 3.70 GHz boost, and is expected to cost $999. The two 68xxK processors are both hexacores and the 6850K has a base clock of 3.60 GHz, with a 3.80 GHz boost, while the 6800K starts at 3.40 GHz and goes up to 3.60 GHz. Coming in at $550 and $390 respectively though, these may be a good solution for some.

With these new CPUs coming, it is not surprising that some AIB manufacturers are going to release new or refreshed motherboards to provide the latest features. Apparently Gigabyte showed off a refreshed X99 motherboard at CES 2016, which Computerbase spotted, which is WCCFtech's source. I do not read German though, which is why WCCFtech is the first source below.

Source: WCCFtech and Computerbase (German) [1] [2]



AMD Announces the A10-7890K APU and the Wraith CPU Cooler

Category: CPU's
Posted: January 8, 2016 03:49PM
Author: Brentt Moore


AMD recently unveiled that it is utilizing the new AM4 socket as a unified platform for its upcoming products. The company has also just revealed the A10-7890K APU, which offers a small speed increase over the current flagship APU from AMD, the A10-7870K. The A10-7890K features a max turbo frequency of 4.3GHz and offers four CPU cores and eight GPU cores, just like the other top of the line A10 APUs offered by the company. AMD also announced the new Wraith cooler, which is considerably better than the current CPU cooler that ships with AMD products. The Wraith Cooler features a back-lit AMD logo, a constant velocity fan, and a similar footprint of its predecessor. AMD has noted that its Wraith Cooler, which will ship with all retail APUs and CPUs going forward, features one-tenth of the noise, 24 percent more cooling fin surface area, and 34 percent more air flow than its predecessor.

Source: HotHardware




Eight New Intel Processors Announced, Including Two Skylakes Without Integrated GPU

Category: CPU's
Posted: December 29, 2015 08:55AM
Author: bp9801

Intel has recently released some more entries in both its Skylake and Broadwell lines, with a total of eight new processors now in the mix. Two of them are desktop parts, with the rest a mobile processor, and it is those desktop processors that are a little different. The Core i3-6098P and Core i5-6402P are Skylake parts without an integrated graphics chip, hence the 'P' suffix at the end of their name. The i3-6098P is a dual-core processor with HyperThreading, a 3.6GHz clock speed, and 3MB of cache. The 6402P is a quad-core part with a 2.8GHz clock speed and 6MB of cache. The 6098P comes in at $117 and the 6402P at $182, so these could be ideal for those on a limited budget and already running a video card.

There's no word on when the Core i3-6098P and Core i5-6402P will arrive, nor the mobile processors also announced. Hopefully we'll have word on that soon. The mobile processors include: Celeron 3855U, Celeron 3955U, Core i5-5200DU, Core i5-6198DU, Core i5-5500DU, and the Core i5-6498U.

Source: Legit Reviews



AMD Zen Architecture to Have Multiple Generations Over 3-5 Years

Category: CPU's
Posted: December 17, 2015 08:14AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Since it was first unveiled in May, with rumors leaking before it, AMD's upcoming Zen CPU architecture has been of great interest to many. Based on what has come out about it, this architecture should be significantly better than the company's current offerings, and potentially it could lead to a much-needed turnaround. Based on recent comments from AMD's CEO, Lisa Su, the company is confident enough to be planning on multiple Zen generations for years to come.

At the 19th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference it was stated that "Zen+" and "Zen follow ons" will be on the roadmap for three to five years. As the Zen architecture has been designed from scratch, which is a multi-year process, it is not surprising that it will serve as a broad platform for multiple years. We can certainly expect to find it entering devices from laptops and mainstream desktops to high-end desktops and enterprise machines.

Source: WCCFtech



BIOS Update Enables Intel Skylake Overclocking

Category: CPU's
Posted: December 14, 2015 03:39PM
Author: Nick Harezga

With the release of Sandy Bridge processors in 2011, Intel started to sell separate models of its processors with a "K" designation, signifying that the CPU was unlocked and overclockable. It was rumored that base clock speed overclocking would return with the release of the latest Skylake processors, but the K series was again required to have access to overclocking. Fortunately for enthusiasts, ASRock has come to the rescue with a BIOS update, enabling overclocking on non-K series CPUs. The update will be released for Z170 motherboards soon and will enable base clock changes, though the multiplier will remain locked. It remains to be seen if other manufacturers will follow suit, or if users will have to choose ASRock motherboards for their non-K series Skylake overclocking needs.

Source: Tech Spot



AMD Launches the FX-6330 Black Edition Processor

Category: CPU's
Posted: December 14, 2015 09:19AM
Author: Brentt Moore


AMD has officially launched the FX-6330 Black Edition processor, a product that is supposed to replace the company’s FX-6300 processor that launched back in 2012. The FX-6330 is incredibly similar to the FX-6300 that it replaces, with the amount of cores and threads, L2 cache, L3 cache, memory support, and TDP all being the same. The main advantage that the new AMD FX-6330 provides is a 100MHz increase in both base and boost clock speeds, bringing its numbers up to 3.6GHz and 4.2GHz, respectively. The FX-6330 Black Edition processor by AMD, which is built on the 32nm SOI HKMG process, also comes with the latest S3.0 cooler, which provides more surface area, higher air volume circulation, and steady noise output when compared to previous generation coolers.

The AMD FX-6330 retails for $109.99, which is roughly the same MSRP that the FX-6300 featured, but is unfortunately only available in the Asian Pacific market. Additional details about the new AMD processor can be found within the source link below.

Source: WCCFtech



Intel Broadwell-E to be Unveiled at Computex 2016

Category: CPU's
Posted: December 10, 2015 03:51PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Specifications for the next generation of High End Desktop (HEDT) processors from Intel began to leak last month, noting that the CPUs would fall under the Broadwell-E lineup and use the X99 chipset. It was also revealed that the chips available at launch would have up to ten physical cores, but we were left wondering when the new CPUs would be officially revealed. Worry no longer, the launch date is now known. According to Benchlife, the CPUs will launch at Computex 2016, taking place from May 31 to June 4 in Taiwan. Four models will be available at launch, the i7-6950X, i7-6900K, i7-6850K, and i7-6800K. The CPUs will range from ten cores for the i7-6950X to six cores for the i7-6850K and i7-6800K at prices ranging from less than $450 to $999.

Source: Benchlife via WCCF Tech



AMD Acknowledges High-End Desktops in 2016 will Feature Zen CPUs

Category: CPU's
Posted: December 10, 2015 03:54AM
Author: Brentt Moore

AMD has chosen to use the Raymond James Technology Investors Conference, which included the company’s CFO, Devinder Kumar, to confirm that its upcoming Zen processors will be featured in high-end desktops in late 2016. The news comes just days after it was reported that the AM4 platform by AMD, which will be what Zen based high-end desktop FX processors will utilize, could be launching in March of 2016. The launch of Zen for high-end desktops sometime next year will allow the company to drive towards more sustainable profitability for years to come, as it will bring renewed competition in the CPU market.

Source: WCCFtech



Intel 2016 CPU Roadmap Leaked

Category: CPU's
Posted: November 24, 2015 02:31PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The latest Intel CPU roadmap for 2016 has leaked and it features information on several upcoming CPU models including Broadwell-E, Apollo Lake, and Kaby Lake-S. Broadwell-E is the next entry in the "high-end" CPU market and will have four different models with the lowest level CPU sporting six cores at 3.4GHz. Kaby Lake-S will replace the recently released Skylake processors though it should be noted that its release was only enabled by the delay to Cannonlake. It will add support for USB 3.1, HDCP 2.2, and increase PCIe 3.0 lanes from 20 to 24. Apollo Lake will take the place of Braswell, a low power chip designed for mobile devices.

Source: Hot Hardware



Leaked Specifications Available for Intel Broadwell-E

Category: CPU's
Posted: November 12, 2015 04:03PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The next iteration of Intel High-End Desktop (HEDT) processors features the Broadwell-E branding and will use the X99 chipset, with current motherboards remaining compatible. The HEDT chips carry the Extreme or Unlocked designation and started with the Core i7-965 Extreme Edition. The Core i7-6950X is expected to be the first CPU available from the Broadwell-E family and will feature 10 cores and 20 threads running at 3 GHz. An additional three Broadwell-E CPUs will be available under the i7-6900K, i7-6850K, and i7-6800K model numbers. The i7-6900K will have eight cores at 3.30 GHz, the i7-6850K will have six cores at 3.6 GHz, and the i7-6800K will have six cores at 3.4 GHz.

Source: WCCF Tech



AMD Bristol Ridge SOC Design Leaked

Category: CPU's
Posted: November 9, 2015 03:19PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The AMD FX-9830P System-on-a-Chip (SOC) is the next generation all-in-one offering from the company, designed to replace the current Carrizo SOCs. The new chip is built on the Bristol Ridge platform and will offer better performance per watt than current offerings. Bristol Ridge will be compatible with HSA 1.0 and OpenCL 2.0 with an expected availability of sometime next year. The chip is expected to be similar to that of the Carrizo, with "12 compute core design that incorporates up to four x86 Excavator cores with 2 MB L2 cache and 8 Third-Generation GCN compute units that will feature 512 stream processors." Bristol Ridge chips will be available on both the FP4 mobility and AM4 desktop platforms.

Source: WCCF Tech



More Information Leaked for Intel Broadwell DE SoC

Category: CPU's
Posted: October 26, 2015 02:49PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The upcoming Intel Xeon D and Pentium D CPU lines were first announced a little over a year ago with eight CPUs expected with up to eight cores. New information has now been obtained by CPU-World that points to CPUs with 12 and 16 cores and up to 24MB of cache. The CPUs are built around the 14nm Broadwell architecture and seek to combine "the high powered Xeon processors with the low power requirements of Atom SOCs." Original estimates hinted at a maximum TDP of 45W but that has not been updated for the new chips. Intel has placed emphasis on the fact that the CPUs will feature full power cores despite being a SoC. The SoC designation will really come into play in the power requirements.

Source: CPU-World via WCCF Tech



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