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Intel’s NUC roadmap: Broadwell coming, but not until the end of the year – ExtremeTech

Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014

A new roadmap, supposedly leaked from Intel, shows the chip giant continuing to push its NUC (New Unit of Computing) platform — but that systems based on Broadwell won’t arrive until the very end of the year. That fits with what we’ve heard about a delay for the 14nm chip in general, but there’s no plan to bring a socketed version of Broadwell to market for desktop users. Supposedly Intel…

Intel’s NUC roadmap: Broadwell coming, but not until the end of the year – ExtremeTech

Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014

A new roadmap, supposedly leaked from Intel, shows the chip giant continuing to push its NUC (New Unit of Computing) platform — but that systems based on Broadwell won’t arrive until the very end of the year. That fits with what we’ve heard about a delay for the 14nm chip in general, but there’s no plan to bring a socketed version of Broadwell to market for desktop users. Supposedly Intel…

Intel’s Processor Roadmap Leaves Uncertainty for Apple’s 2014 Mac Updates – Mac Rumors

Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014

With Apple’s Mac lineup beginning to show signs of aging, consumers are no doubt starting to wonder when they can expect updated models to hit the market. Apple’s product update cycles are in large part driven by availability of new processors, so it pays to take a look at Intel’s roadmap to see what might be coming when to give Apple new options for upgrades. The MacBook Air is currently…

AMD says recent graphics card shortage, price hikes due to Chinese New Year … – Digital Trends

Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014

If you search for “R9 290X” right now on Froogle, the online shopping portion of Google’s search engine, you’ll likely find that graphics cards based on the GPU found in AMD’s Radeon R9 290X graphics card are being sold for over $700 despite the fact that the vanilla AMD version of the card went for $550 when it was released. For example, SuperBiiz is selling the Sapphire AMD Radeon R9…

Intel’s NUC roadmap: Broadwell coming, but not until the end of the year – ExtremeTech

Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

A new roadmap, supposedly leaked from Intel, shows the chip giant continuing to push its NUC (New Unit of Computing) platform — but that systems based on Broadwell won’t arrive until the very end of the year. That fits with what we’ve heard about a delay for the 14nm chip in general, but there’s no plan to bring a socketed version of Broadwell to market for desktop users. Supposedly Intel…

Nvidia Is About To Steal The Cryptocurrency Mining Crown From AMD – Forbes

Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

Buried on the 17th page of Tom’s Hardware’s GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card review is a simple benchmark result that will dramatically disrupt the landscape of cryptocurrency mining. In fact, it’s the kind of data that should send AMD back to the drawing board — at least if they want to maintain their choke-hold on the mining hardware market. Historically AMD has been the undisputed crowd favorite of miners…

AMD leak confirms that Excavator APU will be 28nm, and that some production … – ExtremeTech

Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

Over the past few months, hints and tidbits about AMD’s next-generation Carrizo APU have begun to leak into the market. One of the most fundamental questions has been which process AMD would target for the part — 28nm or 20nm? Timing suggested that AMD might go for 20nm, but new information suggests that’s not the case. A reader tipped us off to a forum post over at SemiAccurate where someone…

Intel CEO loves software, PB&Js – PCWorld

Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

For decades, Intel chips would be unboxed and put straight into computers. But the chip maker is now trying to tie software closer to hardware before it starts producing chips, said CEO Brian Krzanich on Wednesday. “For companies like Intel that are for the most part hardware companies, we tend to use software as a driver for hardware, and we tend to think of software as helping drive [the] need…

Inside The Revolutionary 3D Vision Chip At The Heart Of Google’s Project Tango … – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

At the core of Google’s freshly announced experimental Project Tango smartphone platform is a vision processor called the Myriad 1, manufactured by chip startup Movidius and its CEO Remi El-Ouazzane. The chip is being used by Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects Group, retained in the Motorola split, to enable developers to access computer vision processing never before seen on a phone. I’ve been talking to El-Ouazzane about the possibilities of the…

Intel CEO loves software, PB&Js – PCWorld

Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

For decades, Intel chips would be unboxed and put straight into computers. But the chip maker is now trying to tie software closer to hardware before it starts producing chips, said CEO Brian Krzanich on Wednesday. “For companies like Intel that are for the most part hardware companies, we tend to use software as a driver for hardware, and we tend to think of software as helping drive [the] need…

Intel CEO loves software, PB&Js – PCWorld

Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

For decades, Intel chips would be unboxed and put straight into computers. But the chip maker is now trying to tie software closer to hardware before it starts producing chips, said CEO Brian Krzanich on Wednesday. “For companies like Intel that are for the most part hardware companies, we tend to use software as a driver for hardware, and we tend to think of software as helping drive [the] need…

Intel CEO loves software, PB&Js – PCWorld

Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

For decades, Intel chips would be unboxed and put straight into computers. But the chip maker is now trying to tie software closer to hardware before it starts producing chips, said CEO Brian Krzanich on Wednesday. “For companies like Intel that are for the most part hardware companies, we tend to use software as a driver for hardware, and we tend to think of software as helping drive [the] need…

PC GPU Market Bounces Back, With Nvidia Up and AMD Down – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

The PC as we know it is continues to flounder when analyzing year-over-year sales, but PC sales have increased 1.8% from Q3 2013 to Q4 2014. According to a new report from Jon Peddie Research, desktop graphic cards from AMD and Nvidia Nvidia continue to bolster the market. JPR, a research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, issued a new report today highlighting some positive data points, alongside some…

Intel CEO loves software, PB&Js – PCWorld

Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

For decades, Intel chips would be unboxed and put straight into computers. But the chip maker is now trying to tie software closer to hardware before it starts producing chips, said CEO Brian Krzanich on Wednesday. “For companies like Intel that are for the most part hardware companies, we tend to use software as a driver for hardware, and we tend to think of software as helping drive [the] need…

Intel’s new Xeon server chip pushes Itanium closer to death’s door – PCWorld

Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The end-of-life writing is on the wall for Intel’s high-end Itanium chip, with the launch this week of the high-performance usurper, the chip maker’s 15-core Xeon E7 v2 chip. Intel’s Itanium is found mostly in Hewlett-Packard servers running the HP-UX, OpenVMS or Linux operating systems. But the Xeon E7 v2 chip, which is based on the x86 instruction set architecture, is slowly encroaching on the market occupied by Itanium, with…

Intel stresses in-memory computing with 15-core server chip – PCWorld

Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Intel has added up to 15 cores in its latest Xeon E7 v2 family of server processors, but is stressing in-memory computing improvements with the latest chips. The latest Xeon E7-4800 v2 chips, which are based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture, will be Intel’s fastest server processors to date. The chips will go into high-uptime servers with up to 32 sockets, which typically handle enterprise applications such as databases, analytics…

Intel Overhauls High-End Server Chips – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO—Intel Corp. is overhauling the top end of its chip line for server systems, banking on an explosion of new applications that require heavy-duty data analysis. The Silicon Valley company on Tuesday is using an event here to unveil additions to its Xeon chip line that Intel says offer twice the average performance of prior models, while quadrupling their capacity to exchange data with other parts of a system….

Intel’s Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist – New York Times

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

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AMD graphics card pricing skyrockets due to cryptocurrency mining, could kill … – ExtremeTech

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Cryptocurrency-fueled demand has driven the price of AMD Radeon cards through the roof in recent weeks, and consumers are feeling the pinch. This is a trend we’ve remarked on several times in the past, but rocketing prices have hit new heights in recent days, with the price of the R9 290X briefly breaking $900 over the weekend. Considering the card carries an official $550 MSRP, that’s a massive 64% over…

Intel’s Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist – New York Times

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

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