IBM, GlobalFoundries and Samsung come up with 5nm process
Published in Processors


Will cost about the same as 10nm

IBM, GlobalFoundries (GloFo), and Samsung said yesterday that they have found a way to make 5nm  transistors, which may well enable them to pack 30 billion switches onto a microprocessor chip.

EVGA shows its X299 motherboard lineup at Computex 2017
Published in Motherboards


X299 Dark, X299 FTW and X299 Micro detailed

EVGA had its full X299 motherboard lineup at the Computex 2017 show but the most interesting ones are the new X299 Dark, X299 FTW and the micro-ATX X299 Micro.

Intel announces Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core
Published in Processors


The core wars

As expected, former chip giant Intel announced its four-to-twelve core Core X series and the top of the line is an 18-core processor of its "new" Core i9 series. 

Nvidia puts AMD inside Battlebox
Published in Processors
Friday, 26 May 2017 12:21

Nvidia puts AMD inside Battlebox


It wanted the best


Nvidia is putting AMD under the bonnet of its “GeForce GTX Battlebox” PC – although obviously not its GPU gear.

Intel Core i9-7900X Skylake X processor spotted
Published in Processors


Base clock of 4GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz

One of Intel’s Core i9 range with the current top tier Core i7 processors has been spotted on the SiSoft Sandra online benchmarking database.

Chipzilla leans on MB partners to provide Optane
Published in Motherboards


MSI did, but others are unhappy

Chipzilla is leaning on its motherboard chums to bundle Optane on motherboards, much like MSI did.

More light shed on Intel's Radeon powered CPU
Published in Graphics


Update: Chipzilla is licensing AMD's graphics 

Our original story about Intel licensing AMD graphics created quite an impact, with shock, horror and disbelief from the Intel, AMD and Nvidia types.   

ARM is coming back to mobile devices in a big way
Published in News


The x86 battle is about to get a lot hotter

Qualcomm is expected to show its ARM goodies at Computex event

Intel is licensing AMD's graphics
Published in Graphics
Monday, 15 May 2017 14:57

Intel is licensing AMD's graphics


Done deal

We can now confirm the rumours that Intel has given up on Nvidia because it has written a cheque to license AMD's graphics.

Intel Skylake-X Core i9 CPUs is tantalised
Published in Processors


Specifications on four Skylake-X and two Kaby Lake-X SKUs

An internal presentation from Intel leaked online over the weekend, showing the full specifications of four upcoming Intel Skylake-X lineup, which will be the first to carry the Core i9 branding, as well as two Kaby Lake-X SKUs.