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Intel does just fine for itself in terms of gaming performance, but it's impossible to deny the effects that super-large caches have had on competitor AMD's processors. The red team's extant Zen 3 processors were running well behind Intel's Alder Lake chips in gaming, but apparently attaching an extra 64MB of L3 cache... Read more...
The desktop PC market took it on the chin in the first quarter of 2022, as excess inventory and normal seasonal downturns jointly contributed to a steep drop in x86 CPU shipments. The steepest, in fact, from one quarter to the next—desktop CPU shipments plummeted more than 30 percent, marking the "worst quarterly... Read more...
It's no secret that Intel's Core i9-12900K beats AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X in most benchmarks, even multi-threaded ones, despite having two fewer cores. We demonstrated that ourselves in our review of the CPU. The Ryzen 9 5950X generally puts up a good fight, though. Well, thanks to its extra gear in clock rate, the Core... Read more...
Expectations for 2022 are already high in the hardware world. We're expecting to see new CPUs and GPUs from all three of the biggest players in the PC market: Intel, NVIDIA, and of course AMD. Before that happens, though, we might just see a last gasp from Socket AM4 and AMD's RDNA 2 architecture on the... Read more...
Buying open box, refurbished, or recertified merchandise at a discount carries an inherent risk, though vendor or manufacturer inspections and appropriate return policies are supposed to be mitigating factors. Simply put, if an item arrives damaged or otherwise doesn't function properly, you should be able to return... Read more...
Intel's 12th Generation CPUs, code-named "Alder Lake," represent a major break from the traditional PC processor paradigm by including CPU cores from two different microarchitectures on the same chip. While those of us who are willing to strap 14-cm tower coolers to our CPUs have had the ability to build PCs around... Read more...
AMD sure is taking its sweet time bringing a new generation of Ryzen Threadripper processors to market. It's going to take a little bit more time too, if the latest rumor proves accurate. If it does, a new round of Threadripper processors won't be out until a few more months, starting with the Threadripper 5000 Pro... Read more...
We have probably said a thousand times (slight exaggeration) that Intel is expected to launch its 11th Gen Core desktop processors at the end of March, and now we can finally confirm that to be the case. Or rather, Intel has confirmed it. The official launch date is set for March 30, exactly four weeks from now, and... Read more...
Is it too much to ask that we be allowed to buy the latest generation PC and console hardware at regular pricing, from first-party vendors? Under normal circumstances, paying full price is not a lofty expectation. But this past year has been anything but normal, and product shortages combined with determined scalpers... Read more...
Do you think Intel is perhaps feeling the heat from AMD and its latest generation of Ryzen processors? Intel may not be willing to admit it publicly (not in so many words, anyway), but an admission of sorts could come in the form of another price cut, as is rumored to be the case. If true, the price cuts will come in... Read more...
Who knows what the future holds, but for the current generation of Ryzen processors, AMD correctly surmised that it did not need to surpass Intel in IPC performance in order to offer customers a compelling a solution. It just needed to be competitive at the higher end of the spectrum. Combined with aggressive pricing... Read more...
AMD is expected to launch its Ryzen 3000 desktop processor family this summer. Otherwise known as Matisse, the upcoming chips are based on AMD's 7-nanometer Zen 2 architecture, which yields faster clockspeeds and an improved IPC for better overall performance. The new chips will also be accompanied by a new X570... Read more...
The revelation that practically every processor made in the past couple of decades is affected by at least one variant of Meltdown and Spectre, the names given to multiple versions of the same general execution vulnerability, shook the tech industry pretty hard. It also led to further discoveries of similar bugs. The... Read more...
Much of Intel's keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday was centered around upcoming platforms, and providing reassurance that the chip maker is still on track with its 10-nanometer lithography process. Time will tell, of course. Intel also announced new additions to its 9th generation Core desktop... Read more...
AMD revealed its 7nm Zen 2 CPUs last week with the promise of big performance gains over current Zen+ products. However, a benchmark claim recently discovered deeply nestled in the footnotes at the bottom of the the company's official announcement gives us a little more insight intothe performance expectations of Zen... Read more...
AMD is on a roll with its Zen architecture, and especially its second generation Ryzen processor family for the mainstream market. Buyers now have competitive solutions from both AMD and Intel at practically every price point. That hasn't always been the case before Ryzen—AMD wasn't really competing at the higher end... Read more...
As we sit here and ponder how much longer it will be until Intel refines its 10-nanometer technology and delivers Cannon Lake on a mass scale, there are other processor releases that will fill the gap between now and then. One of them is Intel's impending 9th Generation Core processor launch. Said to be a refresh of... Read more...
Separating fact from fiction prior to a product's release is no easy task. We bring that disclaimer up because there is yet another Ryzen leak making the rounds, one that details an extensive lineup of 17 processors. It is really a continuation of a previous leak supposedly outing AMD's top-to-bottom retail launch... Read more...
AMD boss Dr. Lisa Su recently confirmed that Ryzen, the company's highly anticipated next generation CPU architecture, will launch to retail in early March. Up to this point AMD has been tight lipped about the processor lineup that will comprise Ryzen, though a Chinese-language website is posting what it says is a... Read more...
Yesterday at IoT World 2015 in San Francisco Samsung debuted ARTIK, a set of new technologies centered on tiny circuit boards crammed with processing and communications components that they designed to juke developers to create and configure new Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as personal trackers, drones... Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show is about to get underway, and Intel is leading the pack with a set of CPU announcements. It has been six months since the company took the lid off its first 14nm processor, the Core M, but that CPU is designed for the ultramobile, low-power market. Consumers who wanted to tap Intel's 14nm... Read more...
It was a mixed set of announcements from AMD last night, with some positive news for the chip manufacturer, but some long-term projections that sent investors skittering. This was Lisa Su's first quarterly announcement after taking over the CEO position barely a week ago, and she opened with good news -- not only did... Read more...
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