Category: CPU

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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AMD A10-9700 APU

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The AMD A10-9700 is a 7th generation Bristol Ridge series processors with R7 graphics. The OEM tray price is $68 and retail boxed APUs with a bundled cooler sell for $91. 3.5 Ghz with 3.8 Ghz turbo unlocked CPU clock 2MB L2 cache 4 CPU cores 6 GCN cores with 384 unified graphics cores 3rd …

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AMD CUTS CPU PRICES

AMD cut prices recently on Phenom II, some FX processors and some APUs. While expectations for the Zen are growing, there are large numbers of AM3 and AM3+ machines that would benefit from a better CPU. LLano and Trinity APU prices are also better. We use the Phenom II X4 965 BE and its now …

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AMD PROMONTORY FCH

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AMD Promontory FCH is the new southbridge to replace the older SB950 seen with the AMD 900 series chipsets. The logic varies considerably with the A320, B350, B450, X370 and X470 chipset and the CPU installed. AMD Bristol Ridge processors such as the A8-9600 are entry level and have fewer features. The upcoming …

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AMD BRISTOL RIDGE APU

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The AMD Bristol Ridge processors will launch in October 2016 to the OEM market.  The new series utilize the Excavator CPU core and GCN graphics core architectures to deliver increased performance on the same process node. AMD has done some fine tuning with their latest processors and that should be visible on Bristol Ridge processors. …

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AMD ZEN

AMD has now released some new slides so we can now post a better view of the new 14nm processor. Now that AMD is supporting DDR4, the RAM industry will likely more eagerly move to the new platform over the next 2 years. AMD Zen will be sold to gamers and corporate users alike. The …

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AMD A8-9600 APU

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The AMD A8-9600 is a 7th generation Bristol Ridge series processors with R7 graphics. The OEM tray price is $59 and retail boxed APUs with a bundled cooler sell for $79. 3.1 Ghz with 3.4 Ghz turbo unlocked CPU clock 2MB L2 cache 4 CPU cores 6 GCN cores with 384 unified graphics cores 3rd …

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SKYLAKE CPU LOCKED AT IDLE

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We have noticed many reports over the Intel Skylake CPU line where the CPU become stuck at an idle state or it may crash with certain demanding applications like Prime95 etc. Hard locks happen in either Windows (7,8,10) or Linux. With CStates on, the crashes are often and usually within 10 minutes of IDLE.  With …

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AMD FUEL SERVICE

The AMD Fuel Service is a Windows System Service that manages the CPU and GPU throttles to provide power savings. “fuel.service.exe” is the program file name. It runs as a system service. Disabling this will run the CPU and GPU at maximum clocks continually. This interfaces with the BIOS and VBIOS to operate the AMD Cool …

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ENERGY USING PRODUCTS 2013

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Energy Using Products (EuP) 2013 is a EU directive 2009/125/EC. The previous directive for energy using products only covered products that used energy, such as washing machines or computer. The new ErP-Directive covers products under the old EuP Directive as well as products that are energy-related and do not directly use energy such as water-saving …

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