New Sceptre version haunts chips
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 11:58

New Sceptre version haunts chips


SplitSpectre discovered by IBM

Three academics from Northeastern University and three researchers from IBM Research have discovered a new variation of the Spectre CPU vulnerability.

Intel talks up its GPU plans
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Monday, 03 December 2018 10:41

Intel talks up its GPU plans


Larabee may half not bee, but Intel still wants something to be

Intel has been talking about its cunning plan to enter the discrete GPU market, after deciding its much hyped and quickly forgotten Larabee project should not include bee after it was stung by a hive of bee puns.

AMD could power future Microsoft Surface laptops
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With upcoming Picasso APUs

According to the rumor mill, Microsoft's future Surface laptop could use AMD hardware, most likely the upcoming Picasso APUs.

3DMark for DirectX Raytracing comes in January 2019
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3DMark Port Royal

UL Benchmarks has announced that its newest benchmark for ray tracing will be coming in January 2019, dubbed 3DMark Port Royal.

AMD bundles Wraith Max cooler with 2600X and 2700
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All new holiday offer from AMD

AMD has launched a new holiday offer which is a limited edition Ryzen Max CPU bundle, which pairs up the Wraith Max CPU cooler with Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700 CPUs.

AMD Vega 20 GPU gives MacBook Pro a decent performance boost
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First benchmarks appear online

With Apple adding more configuration options to its MacBook Pro 15 notebooks, including the Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Radeon Pro Vega 20 GPUs, it was just a matter of time before we see some of the first benchmarks with these new GPUs, and it appears these provide a decent performance boost in graphics.

AMD Polaris 30 GPU made at both GlobalFoundries and Samsung
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GloFo's 12LP and Samsung's 11LPP

According to details that have surfaced after the launch of the new Radeon RX 590 refresh, it appears that AMD is sourcing the "new" Polaris 30 GPU from both GlobalFoundries and Samsung.

AMD officially releases Radeon RX 590
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 15 November 2018 16:39

AMD officially releases Radeon RX 590


Based on 12nm Polaris GPU

As expected, rumored, and leaked earlier this week, AMD has now officially released its latest mid-range graphics card meant to put a bit more pressure on Nvidia's GTX 1060 during this holiday season, the Radeon RX 590.

AMD announces new 16-core EPYC 7371 CPU
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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 12:35

AMD announces new 16-core EPYC 7371 CPU


High-frequency 16-core/32-thread SKU

AMD has unveiled yet another Zen-based EPYC CPU, the high-frequency EPYC 7371.

Intel’s new chip is comparable to AMD's
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:50

Intel’s new chip is comparable to AMD's


But overpriced

Intel’s new Core i9-9980XE is the fastest many-core desktop processor Intel has released to date but the 18-core Core i9-9980XE still trails AMD's 24 and 32-core Threadripper WX series processors in key areas and is overpriced.