Some vendors are already offering Haswell parts for pre-order.
We're still about three months away from retail availability for Intel's upcoming Haswell platform, and that assumes there won't be any last minute delays or chipset SNAFUS like the one that plagued Sandy Bridge's debut. Nevertheless, some anxious vendors have already begun accepting pre-orders for Haswell, giving us an early glimpse into how the pricing will shake out this summer.
Asus, Acer, and others are no longer releasing new netbook models in the U.S.
We can count on one tightly clenched fist the number of consumer netbook announcements so far in 2013. It's zero, zip, zilch, nada, and whatever other word or phrase you want to use to represent a quantity less than one. Netbooks, while once hugely popular, are largely dead in the U.S., so why is Intel holding onto its Cedar Trail M platform? One reason is because Classmate PCs are selling in developing markets.
Richand comes at just the right time for mobile users.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) today announced the availability of its new Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), otherwise known as "Richland." The new APUs not only offer faster graphics performance and longer battery life via enhanced power management capabilities all on a single chip, they also deliver user experiences like facial log-in and gesture recognition, AMD says.
New Pentium processors based on Ivy Bridge are on the way from Intel.
It seems hard to fathom, but at the end of next week, Intel's Pentium brand will turn 20 years old. Despite two decades of service, don't look for Intel to push its Pentium nomenclature into retirement. What you can expect, however, are new dual-core Pentium parts based on Ivy Bridge, which are scheduled to be released in the second quarter of this year, just ahead of Haswell.
The enthusiast successor to Ivy Bridge is reportedly delayed.
It's a bit of a foggy future when it comes to Intel's Ivy Bridge E refresh, the enthusiast-grade successor to Ivy Bridge. There are conflicting reports on the web, including one that states Ivy Bridge E is being delayed, though there's a chance it may never see the light of day. Instead, Intel might choose to skip the enthusiast part and jump straight to Haswell E. First things first.
Water cooling is the way to go if you're serious about keeping your CPU thermals in check, and the easiest way to dip your toe in the water-cooling pool is an all-in-one unit that bolts onto your case. You don’t have to mess with pumps, tubing, or fans, and the kits will work with any modern CPU and most chassis, so their appeal is maximum cooling with minimum effort. Thermaltake is on board with this concept, and offers three tasty all-in-one entrées in its Water2.0 series: a low-end “Performance” model, a double-rad “Extreme” model, and the mid-range “Pro” version we examined this month.
Note: This review was taken from the January 2013 issue of the magazine.
Clover Trail+ represents Intel's push into smartphone and tablet territory.
Intel waited until the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain to formally introduce a new dual-core Atom System-on-Chip (SoC) platform for smartphones and Android tablets. Previously codenamed Clover Trail+, Intel is targeting both performance and mainstream market segments. According to Intel, it's new chip provides double the compute performance and three times the graphics capabilities compared to its Atom Z2460 platform.
CPUBoss aims to make it easy to search for and compare CPUs.
Do you know which is the overall better buy between an Intel Core i7 3770K and AMD FX 8350? If shopping mobile devices, do you know how Nvidia's Tegra 3 stacks up against Texas Instruments' OMAP 4 (4470)? We live and breathe technology and it's literally our job to know the answer to those types of questions, but if you have better things to do than sit around all day and study processor technologies, you might find CPUBoss.com a helpful site the next time you're in the market for a system, big or small.
Budget buyers can now cross Ivy Bridge for around $42.
Volume production of Intel's Ivy Bridge processors began way back in the third quarter of 2011, with dual-core and quad-core parts launching at the end of April, 2012. Nine months after launch, Intel has decided to stretch its 22nm Ivy Bridge architecture into lower end processor families, adding seven new parts to its Celeron and Pentium lines, along with another Core processor for good measure.
The Exynos 5 Octa is the first to implement the ARM big.LITTLE processing technology based on the Cortex A15 CPU.
Today's high-end smartphones are going to seem like little more than slow relics before the year is over. ARM's licensing partners have come out swinging at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, including Samsung, which earlier today introduced the Exynos 5 Octa. As the name suggests, it's an 8-core processor and the world's first mobile chip to use ARM's new big.LITTLE technology.