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.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 SoC is supposed to deliver 75 percent faster performance than Snapdragon S4 Pro.
This is going to be a great year for smartphone enthusiasts, if such a category exists. If it doesn't, it just might once Qualcomm's newly unveiled Snapdragon 800 SoC arrives in handsets. Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Qualcomm stood on stage and proclaimed the 800 its new flagship Snapdragon chip and the first "super premium" processor for smartphones, tablets, and computers.
AMD sounded energitic and optimistic during its press conference at CES.
Hours after Intel took to the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to talk about its ambitious mobile strategy, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) followed suit with a press conference of its own, only it didn't talk about entry-level smartphones for emerging markets. AMD came out reiterating its Surround Computing strategy, a topic it's brought up before. Somewhat spunky and confident, this wasn't an AMD that sounded like it's about to roll over and play dead. Let's have a look at some of the highlights.
AMD is about to deliver a low-power Piledriver part.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is reportedly getting ready to launch its first power-efficient eight-core AMD FX-8300 processor. The eight-core part, due for release December 29, 2012, boasts a 95W thermal design, making it a good choice for higher-powered home theater PC setups and anyone else in need of a quiet (yet relatively potent) system. It should also offer some nice overclocking potential, albeit at a price.
The majority of Windows 8 tablets won't start shipping until 2013.
Wondering where all the Windows 8 tablets that were supposed to ship before the end of the year are hiding? It seems they've all been bitten by a driver bug, or at least the ones built around Intel's Atom Z2760 processor. The "Clover Trail" part is an energy efficient CPU that promises all-day battery life, but it's reportedly been challenging trying to code drivers that are stable enough to pass Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) testing.