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When Intel and Micron jointly announced 3D Xpoint memory technology a couple of years back, the two companies made some bold claims. 3D Xpoint is being positioned as a revolutionary non-volatile memory tier that can offer orders of magnitude better performance and endurance than traditional NAND flash memory, with much higher density than DRAM. Our original coverage of the 3D Xpoint announcement is available here if you’d like a quick refresher.Today we have some news regarding the first product that Intel will ship leveraging 3D Xpoint memory technology, the brand new Intel Optane SSD DC... Read more...
When it comes to supporting legacy operating systems on new hardware, Microsoft has just unleashed the mother of all nuclear options. We already knew that Microsoft and its hardware partners — namely Intel and AMD — will not provide official support for the newest generation of PC processors on operating systems released prior to Windows 10. “To achieve the highest confidence in the performance of our AMD Ryzen desktop processors, AMD validated them across two different OS generations, Windows 7 and 10,” said AMD with respect to Ryzen support. “However, only support and drivers for Windows 10 will... Read more...
If you have been intrigued by the smartwatch revolution, but have yet to find a model to suit your higher-end tastes, TAG Heuer might just have you covered. The company's new Connected Modular 45 isn't just beautiful, it's modular (as the name suggests), allowing you to use it as a smartwatch one minute, and as a regular mechanical watch the next. TAG Heuer emphasizes the fact that this watch carries the Swiss Made label, ensuring that fans of higher-end timepieces take it a little more seriously. Still, it's a bold design, especially since its modularity could be seen to some as a gimmick. At... Read more...
Intel on Monday announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Mobileye, an Israeli technology company that develops vision-based advanced driver assistance systems providing warnings for collision prevention and mitigation. Combined with Intel's high performance computing solutions and expertise in connectivity, the Santa Clara chip maker envisions creating automated driving solutions from cloud to car. As part of the agreement, a subsidiary of Intel will purchase all issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye for $63.54 per share in cash. That represents an equity value... Read more...
Whether or not Ryzen ends up returning AMD to its former glory in the enthusiast market remains to be seen, but the good news for folks hoping for some competition in the high-end sector is that leak after leak suggest Ryzen is the real deal. We've seen a spattering of encouraging benchmarks, the newest of which has AMD's Ryzen 7 1700X processor sprinting past Intel's Core i7-5960X chip in Cinebench.Before we get to the performance numbers, let's compare the specs of both processors. For performance junkies, the Ryzen 7 1700X is poised to be one of the most popular Ryzen chips among the anticipated... Read more...
What's that you say, you want more leaked benchmarks showing how AMD's upcoming Ryzen lineup performs? That's been an easy request to fulfill as of late—forget about leaks on a weekly basis, we're starting to see unconfirmed reports crop up on an almost daily as we head into the homestretch of Ryzen's retail launch. The newest one to emerge purportedly shows how well a Ryzen 5 1600X performs in Cinebench R15.Reddit forum user VulkanDX12 posted a cropped picture of a Cinebench R15 benchmark run showing a CPU score of 1,136. In the section underneath labeled "Your System," Cinebench lists an AMD... Read more...
With a little bit of luck, AMD will launch its Ryzen processor lineup on February 28 during its Capsaicin event at the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC) and put to rest all the rumors and speculation. Barring that, we'll have to wait until sometime early next month, as AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su previously indicated. Either way, the leaks will continue to flow in the meantime. Using information that has already been leaked, a reddit forum member who goes by "Nestledrink" put together a handy chart showing how AMD could disrupt the market by undercutting Intel at nearly every turn. There is a lot of... Read more...
The leaks surrounding AMD's not-yet-released Ryzen processor family are coming in fast and furious, with only weeks to go before launch. In just the past week alone we've seen what is supposed to be AMD's full Ryzen lineup spanning 17 SKUs, along with core/thread counts and TDP ratings for each chip. In some cases we've even seen clock speeds and pricing info. Now we can add Ryzen benchmark scores from SiSoftware's official ranking database for its SANDRA suite.SANDRA (System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a popular program that has been in active development for many years. It... Read more...
If you already own a fast 6th Generation Intel Core processor, otherwise known as Skylake, you might not be all that compelled to build a system around Intel's 7th Generation Kaby Lake line. Kaby Lake could be thought of as sort of a stop-gap solution, or midlife kicker product to fill the void created by Cannonlake's delay. This next generation Intel CPU architecture is expected to have a bigger impact on performance. How big, you ask? Intel claims Cannonlake will deliver more than a 15 percent performance boost over Kaby Lake.Update, 2/12/17 - We've updated this article with a slide from Intel's... Read more...
AMD is going to release its first batch of highly anticipated Ryzen processors to retail in just a few more weeks. Many questions will be answered at that time, including the big one that is one everyone's mind—how much will these new processors cost? Well, you might not have to wait to find out. An online shop seems to have jumped the gun by listing a few of AMD's Ryzen processors, complete with pricing information. The online vendor supposedly spilling the beans is ShopBLT. It listed three Ryzen SKUs, all of which are part of the Ryzen 7 series. They include the Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X,... Read more...
Intel’s previously cancelled Fab 42, which calls Chandler, Arizona home, is back on again. Intel originally began construction on the chip plant back in 2011, but “paused” construction following the downturn in the PC market. "The new construction is going to be left vacant for now and it will be targeted at future technologies," said Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy at the time. Three years later, Intel has announced that it will restart and finish construction of Fab 42 for 7nm chip production. According to a statement from Intel, it will invest over $7 billion into the facility, which should be... Read more...
AMD has shared a spattering of technical details about its Ryzen architecture, though most of the information to this point has focused on technologies such as Precision Boost and Neural Net Prediction. More recently however, AMD released a paper with some finer grain details, one of which is that Ryzen processors will sport a 10 percent smaller die area than Intel's Kaby Lake processors.Both Ryzen and Kaby Lake are manufactured on a 14nm node process, but the die area for Ryzen is 44mm2, compared to 49mm2 for Kaby Lake. No big deal, right? Perhaps not, though the theoretical advantage of having... Read more...
In about a month from now, AMD will release its Ryzen processor lineup, which could be as many as 17 processors spanning quad-core, six-core, and eight-core SKUs. If things go to plan, Ryzen will return AMD to its glory days as a competitor in the enthusiast market. The question is, how will Intel respond? One strategy the Santa Clara chipmaker might employ is to try and steal some of AMD's thunder by striking first with new Kaby Lake processors.Our crystal ball is undergoing maintenance at the moment, but in its place are a bunch of rumors and supposedly leaked information. What some of them point... Read more...
Given how popular drones are nowadays, it's becoming more common to see them put to use in new and imaginative ways. Unfortunately, folks don't always know where and when it's safe to fly them. In some cases, users might know, but still disregard the rules put in place for safety in the skies, and instead just take their chances anyway. And it just so happens Lady Gaga is a performer known for taking chances...  We learn today that the NFL might betray a no fly order from the FAA (as the organization has put in place in the past) at tonight's Super Bowl Half-Time show, though something... Read more...
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