Category: CPU

AMD 2990WX VS INTEL I9-9900K

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We have seen many articles about AMD’s flagship CPU vs Intel’s flagship CPU we felt was time to clarify some things most never consider. This article is very cynical for reason. The AMD 2990WX is a large die that is segmented into 4 pieces. Each piece is interconnected by a fast bus but it does …

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I7-8086K CPU

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Intel has launched a new i7-8086K for the Coffee Lake Z270 motherboard. The CPU has 6 cores with hyperthreading and it has the 630 integrated graphics with 24 execution units. The unlocked CPU can reach 5 GHz with the turbo core and adequate cooling. The CPU was named for the 40th anniversary of the 8086 …

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INTEL CPU BUG

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It seems that Intel CPUs have a problem with the way they handle address space randomization and the prefetch logic. Its now known that Intel, AMD, Apple ARM, and Qualcomm processors are all affected by the problem. IBM Power CPU products are also affected. The security nightmare of having keys and passwords in the open …

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INTEL COFFEE LAKE

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Intel is now starting to deliver the high-end X370 chipset and 8th gen Coffee Lake processors. Intel will have other chipsets ready for Q1-2018. Usually Intel has several chipsets ready for all market segments. We suspect Intel had to fix a few problems with lower cost chipsets to prevent the fisco seen with Cougar Point. …

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AMD RYZEN & WINDOWS 10

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We have seen several reports recently that Windows 10 does run well on some AMD Ryzen platforms. We believe it could be some driver issues for motherboards and the processor. WIndows 8.1 seems to work better with some motherboards. Windows 10 Creators Edition may work on some. It seems to be hit or miss with …

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AMD RYZEN

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AMD is now ready to launch of the Ryzen. AMD will have processors for worldwide distribution on March 2, 2017 and motherboards will be widely available to go with the new processors. AMD R3 and R5 processors will be available for budget systems. TABLE OF RYZEN PROCESSORS MODEL CORES/THREADS L3 TDP CLOCK TURBO PRICE R7 …

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INTEL KABY LAKE

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Intel has released its Kaby Lake a few weeks late for the 2016 holiday season. Still they had to be sure the hardware was validated and yields adequate before they could launch them. No real surprise for desktop users. Three i7 parts with four cores and hyperthreading, one of which is unlocked and one is …

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INTEL PROCESSOR DIAGNOSTIC

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Intel has a new version of their processor diagnostic tool. Its handy to be sure your machine is working as expected. The program includes Visual C++ runtimes so there is no need to download them separately. The tool will check the CPU instructions widely to be sure all the modes are working to spec. Works …

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AMD NEW HORIZON: RYZEN

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AMD has spent about 4 years working on the Zen CPU design. The goal of 40% better efficiency has been met. AMD now is using the Ryzen branding for the design based on the Zen work. AMD processors are seen in the Xbox One and PS4. AMD desktop processors are not as popular as Intel’s …

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AMD A12-9800 APU

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The AMD A12-9800 is a 7th generation Bristol Ridge series processors with R7 graphics. The OEM tray price is $89 and retail boxed APUs with a bundled cooler sell for $10. 3.8 Ghz with 4.2 Ghz turbo unlocked CPU clock 2MB L2 cache 4 CPU cores 8 GCN cores with 512 unified graphics cores 3rd …

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