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Multiple bits of CPU data have crept out from under the woodwork in the last few days; here's a roundup of what's making the rounds. On the AMD side of the equation comes a rumor that the company is about to stop producing Phenom II X2 and X4 processors in favor of moving consumers along to the Fusion-based A8 hardware. Currently, the two APU's in stock at NewEgg--the A8-3650 (2.6GHz, $119) and the A8-3850 (2.9GHz, $139) offer significantly slower CPU cores than the Phenom II X4 955 BE (3.2GHz, $119) and Phenom II X4 965 BE (3.4GHz, $134) they'd replace. TechEye, which relayed the rumor from Kitguru,... Read more...
With Bobcat and Llano launched, AMD has one more major product overhaul set for this year. The company's Bulldozer CPU will launch in the next few months, and after years of waiting, enthusiasts and IT industry analysts are both curious to see what AMD has in its high performance pipeline. A Turkish website, Donanim Haber, recently got its hands on what they claim is a Bulldozer FX processor--but while we're going to talk about the site's findings, we'd recommend readers take them with some caution. The new octal-core processor is an AMD FX-8130P running at 3.2GHz base speed, what's reported as... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss Intel's new 3D Tri-gate transistor technology, AMD's new 3.7GHz Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition processor, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Honeycomb-based tablet, the Digital Storm Enix small form-factor gaming PC, and details of how to win tickets to AMD's upcoming Fusion Developer's Summit... Show Notes: 01:10 - Intel Announces New 22nm 3D Tri-gate Transistors 06:00 - AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition CPU Review 08:20 - Asus Eee Pad Transformer Preview 12:22 - Digital Storm's... Read more...
The Chinese have been climbing up the supercomputing staircase for some years; the country's upgraded Tianhe-I system is currently in the lead out of the TOP500. Despite Tianhe-I's success, it may be the last supercomputer China builds using both Intel and NVIDIA parts. (The Tianhe-I originally used 2,560 Radeon 4870 X2 cards, these were later swapped out for NV Tesla M2050 boards.) According to Hu Wei, lead designer at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the country's next TOP500 contender (the Dawning will run mostly, if not entirely, on Chinese-designed microprocessors. Chinese developers have... Read more...
This week on Two and A Half Geeks, Iyaz, Marco and Dave cover the pilot of Google's first Chrome OS based notebook, NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 570 high end graphics card, ViewSonic's new GTab and ViewPad Android Tablet PCs, the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition processor and our monthly sweepstakes where you can win a killer new gaming rig! Show Notes: 00:36 - Google Ships First Chrome OS Notebook: CR-48 03:56 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 DirectX 11 GPU Review 04:58 - Viewsonic GTab and ViewPad Android-based Tablet Sneak Peek 08:39 - AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU Review 10:46 - HH... Read more...
We have been hearing a lot from AMD over the last few months regarding the slew of new processors and Fusion APUs slated to arrive next year. With all of the news regarding Zacate, Ontario, Bobcat, Bulldozer, and Llano, et al, that has hit recently, you’d think work on the current generation of products had ceased, but that is not the case. Just in time for the holidays, AMD is refreshing it’s line-up of desktop six-core processor offerings with a brand new flagship CPU, dubbed the Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition. As you can surmise from its name, the 1100T is clocked higher than the... Read more...
Just in time for the holidays, AMD is refreshing it’s line-up of desktop six-core processor offerings with a brand new flagship CPU, dubbed the Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition. As you can surmise from its name, the 1100T is clocked higher than the 1090T it will be supplanting at the top of AMD’s line-up and its “Black Edition” moniker denotes an unlocked chip for more flexible overclocking. We been playing with one of AMD’s new Phenom II X5 1100T Black Edition processors for a little while now and have a full performance profile laid out on the pages ahead... AMD... Read more...
iBUYPOWER is adding an AMD powered system to its new super-cooled XLC (Extreme Liquid Cooling) line of gaming systems. You can now configure the Mage XLC M1 with an AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, 1075T or 1090T six core processor cooled by Asetek’s 240mm large radiator liquid cooling system.  The new Mage XLC also comes with 8GB of DDR3 memory, AMD Radeon HD 5770 graphics card, 1TB of storage space and Windows 7 Home Premium. The XLC line is now available with black and white Phantom case options (previously, the Phantom case was only available in red).  The NZXT Phantom offers... Read more...
For whatever reason, people love to buy limited edition products. Even random limited edition products like cars, foods and even PCs. iBUYPOWER has just launched two new AMD Phenom II x6-powered towers in limited edition dragon chassis, and for those who aren't looking to buy their own machine piece-by-piece, these look like solid options. The new Dragon Chassis was designed in conjunction with AMD, boasting red eyes, wings spread and a pretty wild overall paint scheme. These rigs also come with loads of high-end components, and they can be configured with the powerful six core Phenom II x6 processor.... Read more...
AMD is launching a half dozen new processors today, targeted at virtually all market segments, ranging from an inexpensive, mainstream dual-core Athlon II offering to a new, relatively high-end six-core Phenom II. We decided to take a look at AMD's latest six-core and higher-end quad-cores in both the Phenom II and Athlon II flavors. The full specifications for each of the processors are listed below and performance for each of the new chips is detailed on the pages ahead... AMD Unleashes New Phenom II and Athlon II Speed Bumps... Read more...
AMD is launching a half dozen new processors today, targeted at virtually all market segments, ranging from an inexpensive, mainstream dual-core Athlon II offering to a new, relatively high-end six-core Phenom II. The complete list of processors launching today, along with their respective price points are as follows: 3.0GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) Phenom II X6 1075T - $245 3.5GHz Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition - $185 3.3GHz Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition - $105 3.1GHz Athlon II X4 645 - $122 3.2GHz Athlon II X3 450 - $87 3.3GHz - Athlon II X2 265 - $76 As its name suggests, the Phenom II X6 1075T drops... Read more...
Yesterday, we chided AMD for its decision not to reveal more details about Bulldozer and Bobcat, but it turns out we didn't have all the facts. AMD was planning on disclosing more information later in the day at Hot Chips—but the company failed to disclose that tid-bit before we went live with our previous coverage. We're going to take a look at the new information about Bobcat and Bulldozer that's subsequently been revealed; if you want more general backround data you can get it here... Next-Gen AMD Bobcat and Bulldozer CPU Deep Dive... Read more...
Yesterday, we chided AMD for its decision not to reveal more details about Bulldozer and Bobcat, but it turns out we didn't have all the facts. AMD was planning on disclosing more information later in the day at Hot Chips—but the company failed to disclose that before we went live with our previous coverage. We're going to take a look at the new information about Bobcat and Bulldozer that's subsequently been revealed; if you want more general background data, check the links above. Bully For Bobcat We'll start with the high-level block diagram of Bobcat's architecture, then step... Read more...
AMD's Phenom II X6 launched with quite a bit of fanfare last month, but up until now, they've been somewhat difficult to find in mainstream PCs. Select gaming PC builders have offered them, but the big guys (Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc.) have remained mostly quiet. Dell is among the first to really make some noise with the new CPUs, as the sleek Studio XPS 7100 has emerged today in order to feature AMD's latest processor. Dell's Studio XPS 7100 also features VISION technology from AMD, which aims to provide a "seamless, intersection of social networking, multimedia creation and security operations that... Read more...
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