10/13/2010, With the surge of tablets that are coming or will be coming to the market, Intel is not one to be left behind. Company CEO Paul Otellini says, “We believe that like netbooks, tablets will expand the term for computing overall with a new form factor and new uses that bring computing to even more aspects of our lives.” The company is optimistic that that it could profit from the […]
09/16/2010, Many folks are wondering what to expect from Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge processors, and Intel seems to be quite happy to fill you in with that information. The chip giant decided to spare some time and perform some overclocking feats this week. Details weren’t abundant, but a new CPU was overclocked using air cooling and tested running Cinebench R11.5. With that setup, the processor managed to run at 4.9GHz and […]
09/13/2010, Photo courtesy of AnandTech AMD has made a tradition of holding a “get together” media event while the Intel Developer Conference is in full swing. Today, they have demonstrated their Zacate CPU, a direct competitor for Intel’s ATOM. That means Netbooks, and possibly Tablets. So, what’s so cool about Zacate? Well, the idea is that it’s a low-power (9W-18W) chip that comes with an integrated graphics that outperforms Intel’s current […]
09/09/2010, Norwegian computer company CUPP Computing has created a laptop that sports both a powerful x86 and low-power mobile ARM processor. The laptop is designed for ease of multitasking and fast booting, especially when in ARM mode, to handle quick tasks like web browsing and emailing so that users don’t have to wait to fully power on the Windows operating system.
09/08/2010, While we reported this morning that the Qualcomm CPU update will be coming in the first quarter, it is now confirmed that only the 1.2 GHz model will be arriving in Q1 in 2011. The beefier 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm won’t be hitting retail devices until Q4 2011, a year later than anticipated.
09/08/2010, AMD has just introduced a new CPU/GPU hybrid codename – we’re talking about the Zacate Accelerated Processing Unit which is from the Bobcat family, where it will operate at a higher TDP of 18W and will target ultrathin and mainstream notebooks, although it can also see action in desktops that require little juice or all-in-ones. Both Ontario and Zacate chips will play ball with AMD’s own Brezos platform as they […]
08/30/2010, Chipmaker AMD is rebranding itself and will be eliminating the ATI mark from its graphics chip moving forward. The plan is to switch “ATI Radeon” and “ATI FirePro” with “Radeon” and “FirePro” and add AMD’s logos to the chip designs. According to the company, awareness of the AMD brand is higher than the ATI brand, and ATI is outgrowing its competitors having surpassed rival NVIDIA in the number of discrete […]
08/23/2010, In life, effective people tend to rely on the power of leverage as they maximize just about everything and anything possible to get ahead and remain there. In terms of smartphone hardware, you can always opt for the safe route of purchasing a model that has the fastest processor in the market, but for the more adventurous types, there is always the option of overclocking your device – albeit it […]
06/29/2010, If you happen to want to build a speed demon of a gaming rig, then chances are you would delve into the world of overclocking, which means a CPU cooler is in order. The Cooler Master V6GT CPU cooler might just fit the bill since it will cater to the flashy generation who seemingly wants aesthetics not only on the exterior of the computer, but on the inside as well. […]
06/23/2010, Intel has upgraded its line of mobile processors recently, which now makes the Core i7 940XM Intel’s fastest quad-core notebook chip, clocking in at 2.13GHz and can be boosted up to 3.33GHz via Turbo Boost. It sports 8MB of cache and offers the same 55W power draw as the previous 2GHz Core i7. Other i7 processors include the 1.86GHz i7 840QM and the 1.73GHz i7 740QM, which boast 8MB and […]
04/27/2010, AMD’s latest 6-core processors are strangely affordable to the mass market, where its 3.2GHz Phenom II X6 1090T is going for $295, which is way lower than Intel’s hexa-core Core i7-980X that retails for $1,000, slightly more than triple the amount. Apart from that, AMD’s latest processor is also backwards compatible with most of the AM3 and selected AM2+, motherboards, making a CPU upgrade much easier on your pockets. The […]
04/13/2010, If you’re looking to building your own cloned computer with the latest and greatest, you might want to take note of the latest rumor, which suggests that Intel is planning to introduce a new CPU socket next year. While a new socket might be good news to some folks, the downside is that apparently there will be no compatibility between the current LGA1366 Core i7s and the new socket. According […]
03/03/2010, If you’re trying to eke performance out of your computer, the Asus M4A89GTD PRO series motherboard might just be able to give you that extra edge that you’ve been looking for, especially since it can enable the instant unlocking of latent AMD CPUs. Using the latest AMD 890GX chipset, this board supports ATI’s CrossFireX and Hybrid CrossFireX technologies, while there are also 2 external USB 3.0 ports for faster transfer […]
03/01/2010, Intel just announced that it has created the Atom Developer Million Dollar Development Fund whose goal is to accelerate the rate of innovation on its Atom platforms. This is another tool that the Intel Atom Developer Program can use to entice developers to create and submit applications. At the moment, here’s how developer can get cash from the fund – in Intel’s own words: Fast Track 2010: Developers want quick […]