Processors (CPUs)

Intel shows first Skylake tablet

Intel is drumming up excitement for its upcoming chips code-named Skylake, showing the first tablet based on the architecture during a keynote at the Computex show in Taipei.

AMD A10-7800 (Kaveri) APU

AMD has always been a bit of a fan favourite among the system builder crowd, thanks mainly to value for money parts, and the fact that it is seen as being an underdog these days, and everyone loves an underdog. With the release of the A10-7800 APU (accelerated processing unit), the company will definitely entice loyal enthusiasts, but it should also pique the interest of anyone looking to build a small and cost-effective all-round PC.

Intel’s Atom chips get supercharged with Bay Trail

At this year’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the company has announced the next iteration of its low-powered Atom processor family, codenamed Bay Trail. The new chips include a ‘Burst Technology’ feature analogous to the ‘Turbo Mode’ found on Intel’s mainstream Core i5 and i7 CPUs.

Intel 3rd generation Core i7-3770K CPU

The code name is Ivy Bridge, but you'll end up knowing them better as Intel's 3rd generation Core CPUs. These are the CPUs that will appear in brand new desktop computers and high-end notebooks starting this month, and they will also make their way into Ultrabooks in a few months. We can tell you it will be worth the wait. The new CPUs offer better performance and power efficiency than their predecessors, which were already the best on the market.

Intel Core i7-3960X CPU

Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture stole the limelight this year, summarily trouncing its predecessors -- and the best that AMD had to offer -- with considerable performance boosts and power savings. Today Intel is announcing the Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition: a US$990 CPU that distills the lessons the company has learned over the past year into a single piece of premium silicon.

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (HDT55TFBGRBOX) 6-core CPU

AMD is making noise in the CPU market once again. The once-forgotten company's new Phenom II X6 1055T (HDT55TFBGRBOX) is the first consumer chip to feature six physical cores and it's perfect for heavy multitasking and running multithreaded applications. It's also tremendous value — the Phenom II X6 1055T is a sub-$300 CPU that offers performance similar to an $800 Intel Core i7 8xx-series CPU.

Intel Core i7 980X CPU

The six-core Intel Core i7 980X processor is manufactured on a 32nm fabrication process, runs at a frequency of 3.33GHz with a TurboBoost speed of 3.6 GHz, and has 12MB of L2 cache. It is rated at a TDP of 130W (power consumption on average).

Intel Core i5-540M CPU

Intel has unveiled 11 new mobile processors for 2010 - five Core i7s, four Core i5s, and two Core i3s. The chief difference between these processors and their predecessors is the brand new architecture, which couples the 32nm processor and a 45nm integrated graphics controller on to a single chip.

Intel Core i5-661 CPU

Intel's Core i5-661 CPU represents the next generation of mid-range processors that will power many of the new desktop PCs released this year. It runs at 3.33GHz and has two physical cores with Hyper-Threading, but, most importantly, it's one of Intel's first 32 nanometre (nm) CPUs and one of the first to feature a built-in Intel HD graphics processor.

AMD announces two processors for embedded BGA client platform

AMD has announced the immediate availability of two new dual-core 18W TDP processors for the highly-scalable ASB1 BGA embedded client platform. The AMD Turion Neo X2 processor Model L625 and the AMD Athlon Neo X2 processor Model L325 claim to deliver PC-caliber performance in a very low power envelope and with an embedded-friendly ball grid array (BGA) package.

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