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Intel's Meteor Lake processors represented a major step forward for the company. As Intel's first step into chiplet (or "tile") fabrication for client chips, Meteor Lake brought big improvements in efficiency, graphics, and AI performance for the company's mobile processors. Arrow Lake is on track to do that for... Read more...
Following a somewhat stealthy launch in China in earlier this year, AMD is bringing its Ryzen 8000F series processors to the US market to give budget gaming builds a kick in the pants, while being relatively easy on the wallet or purse. What makes these Hawk Point CPUs relatively affordable is they're a BYOG—bring... Read more...
There have been some epic fights over the years, such as Sugar Ray Leonard clashing with Thomas Hearns, Muhammad Ali knocking out George Foreman, and Buster Douglas defeating Mike Tyson in a shocking upset, to name a few. One of the longest-running grudge matches, however, is between AMD and Intel. It's too early to... Read more...
It wasn't even three months ago when we brought to attention a price drop on AMD's Ryzen 9 7900X3D processor, which at the time had fallen to its lowest price ever at $409.99. If you decided to wait a little bit longer hoping for an even better deal to emerge, then pat yourself on the back and then whip out your... Read more...
We're as curious as the next person about how Intel's next-generation Arrow Lake processors will fare, both in comparison to the company's own Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs and AMD's competing Zen 4 (and eventually Zen 5) chips. But as curious as we are, we're not about to buy an early sample for $14 from a sketchy sale by... Read more...
It took a minute or two, but x86 processor shipments appear to be recovering from a recent slump. According to data shared with us by Mercury Research, x86 chip shipments increased year-over-year for the first time in 24 months, with both desktop and laptop CPU shipments either growing at or exceeding normal seasonal... Read more...
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Series Processors: Starting At $1,499 ($4,999 For 7980X) The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X (64-cores) and 7970X (32-cores) are the company’s most-powerful High End Desktop, many-core processors ever released.   More Cache Higher-Clocks Killer Multi-Thread Performance HEDT Returns!... Read more...
While it's normal for desktop and mobile CPUs to differ somewhat, you don't normally expect to see the mobile version of a chip support fewer instructions. According to a Linux kernel commit spotted by Linux enthusiast InstLatX86 though, that's exactly what we're going to see with Intel's next-generation Arrow Lake-S... Read more...
Intel Core i9-14900K - $589, Intel i7-14700K- $409, Intel Core i5-14600K - $319 Intel’s 14th Gen Core “Raptor Lake Refresh” processors fit in the same socket as 13th Gen CPUs, but crank up the clocks, in some cases cores, and power.   High Performance Single Thread Leadership More Cores... Read more...
Historically, the socketed desktop AMD Ryzen processors have come in two basic forms: your standard CPUs that typically didn't have graphics until the most recent Ryzen generation, and then your "APUs", or processors with powerful graphics built-in. The Ryzen APUs from the 3000 and 5000 series were also monolithic... Read more...
For the record, Intel has never once said that its Meteor Lake architecture will be exclusive to laptops. However, it has now gone on record stating the exact opposite, confirming in no uncertain terms that its 14th Gen Core processors will indeed launch in desktop form after breaking ground with its mobile chip lineup. Fear not, this isn't Read more...
We're in the second day of Intel's Innovation '23 event, and our man Dave is on the scene. Intel held a Q&A session today where members of the tech press were allowed to fling questions at CEO Pat Gelsinger. There was some interesting discussion in the Q&A, but arguably the most interesting question to our audience... Read more...
Intel’s Meteor Lake architecture for mobile PCs will be arriving soon and to say that Meteor Lake is the most important shift in Intel’s design and manufacturing approach could be an understatement. In fact, Intel has called Meteor Lake the largest architecture shift in the last 40 years, and it will... Read more...
You may have noticed that technology firms are not real keen on addressing leaks and rumors, choosing instead to stay mum no matter what gets thrown out there. Sometimes, however, they make an exception. Such is the case with Intel responding to rumors that its 13th Gen Core processors based on Raptor Lake are about... Read more...
We've seen processor pricing undergo a series of price cuts (via sales) over the past few weeks and months, but one bargain that really stands out is AMD's mid-range Ryzen 5 7600X. That's because the 6-core/12-thread chip based on Zen 4 is selling for its lowest price ever, plus you can score a free copy of Starfield... Read more...
One thing you can always count on when prepping for a new or upgraded PC build is that processor prices will eventually drop from their launch MSRPs. It usually doesn't take very long, and over time we end up seeing a series of price cuts and discounts. So it goes right now with several of AMD's latest-generation... Read more...
If you read this site, you know what Intel's processor branding looks like. Chips named like "Intel Core i5-13600K Processor" have been the company's bread and butter since it introduced the "Core i" branding with its Nehalem processors, the first-gen Core i family. Well, that legacy has come to an end, as Intel is... Read more...
Computer processors have always been complex feats of engineering, but they're even more so today with fundamental shifts in the design and packaging, such as stacking technologies (Intel's Foveros and AMD's 3D V-cache) and the use of chiplets. These novel approaches to chip design can alter the heat pattern, and... Read more...
It wasn't until the Ryzen 7000 series based on Zen 4 that AMD expanded its stacked 3D V-cache technology to higher end SKUs, all the way up to its flagship Ryzen 9 7950X3D, a no-compromise chip for gaming and content creation. However, it looks like AMD also has plans to scale 3D V-cache downward as well, not just... Read more...
Intel has repeatedly said that its Meteor Lake architecture is on track to debut this year and all indications point to that being true. Serving as further proof of this, ASUS has uploaded a product brochure for its Expert Center PN Series mini PCs for 2023, and one of the models listed inside references an "Intel... Read more...
Now is a great time to consider building a new gaming PC, or to overhaul an existing one. We're in the midst of the Amazon Gaming Week sales event, and with it comes a bevy of discounts on a wide assortment of hardware. Plus we finally have some more affordable modern-generation GPUs to choose from, courtesy of AMD... Read more...
The latest update to CPU-Z, a free and popular system profiling and monitoring utility, adds support for several different CPU and GPU platforms, such as the recently introduced GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and AMD's mobile processors codenamed Dragon Range. What really stands out, however, is preliminary support for a new... Read more...
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