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MSI releases updated mobo firmware for Skylake freezing bug
— 9:35 AM on January 15, 2016

Remember that Skylake freezing bug we talked about a few days ago? Intel said that system manufacturers would be able to correct the issue...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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EVGA lets users turn up the BCLK on locked Skylake chips
— 9:24 AM on January 15, 2016

ASRock and MSI already allow owners of their motherboards to overclock Intel's locked Skylake CPUs by adjusting those chips' base clock, or BCLK. EVGA is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Say hello to Seattle with AMD's Opteron A1100 ARM SoC
— 9:23 AM on January 14, 2016

AMD introduced the first official product born from its Seattle project this morning. The Opteron A1100 system-on-a-chip will have up to eight 64-bit...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

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Samsung wins Snapdragon 820s as it begins 14-nm LPP production
— 7:27 AM on January 14, 2016

Samsung announced that it's begun mass production of chips using its 14-nm Low Power Plus (LPP) process, the latest generation of its FinFET fabrication...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Gigabyte presents a barbershop quartet of Xeon D mobos
— 1:41 PM on January 12, 2016

For most gerbils, Gigabyte is a name associated with consumer-grade motherboards and graphics cards. However, the company has always operated in the server arena, too,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Networking Servers

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Prime95 can cause Intel Skylake CPUs to freeze
— 9:33 AM on January 11, 2016

'Tis a peaceful night after Christmas, and the ghosts of FDIV and TSX have come once again to haunt Intel. The folks at the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD condenses its desktop platforms with Socket AM4
— 8:00 AM on January 8, 2016

CES - We met with AMD at CES this week to discuss the present situation of its desktop CPU lineup and its future plans for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Intel adds new processors to its Skylake and Broadwell lineups
— 4:53 PM on December 28, 2015

Intel quietly added eight new processors to its December price sheet, including two desktop processors and six low-power mobile processors.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel completes its acquisition of FPGA maker Altera
— 9:22 AM on December 28, 2015

Intel recently completed its acquisition of FPGA producer Altera. The transaction began back in June. Intel shelled out a cool $16.7 billion for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous Servers

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UC Boulder microprocessor talks to its memory with light
— 5:49 PM on December 23, 2015

2015 has been a big year for photonics. In May, IBM announced a silicon photonics transceiver fabricated using standard silicon fabrication processes.  Now, researchers at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Miscellaneous

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Biostar jumps on the locked-Skylake overclocking bandwagon
— 10:37 AM on December 23, 2015

ASRock isn't the only manufacturer allowing builders to overclock locked Skylake CPUs on its Z170 boards. Today, Biostar announced a BIOS update that enables this type...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Report: Samsung may begin producing chips for AMD in 2016
— 11:42 AM on December 22, 2015

According to Korean news site etnews, AMD has contracted with Samsung to fabricate chips on the Korean company's 14-nm FinFET process. The site reports...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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MSI unveils two workstation motherboards for Skylake Xeons
— 11:10 AM on December 18, 2015

It’s always such a hassle when Santa puts a workstation processor in my Christmas stocking without leaving an appropriate motherboard under the tree. MSI is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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MSI's CPU Guard bracket could protect Skylake CPUs from bending
— 11:55 AM on December 16, 2015

Recent reports suggest that Intel's Skylake processors might bend under the weight of third-party coolers. Heatsink manufacturers like Silverstone and Noctua have since defended...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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ASRock turns on Z170 overclocking for locked Skylake CPUs
— 10:29 AM on December 15, 2015

A couple days back, we covered some rumors about the possibility that locked Intel Skylake CPUs could be overclockable after all. That day is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Report: AMD introduces budget-friendly FX-6330 Black Edition CPU
— 9:20 AM on December 15, 2015

According to Chinese website PCPop, AMD has quietly launched a new CPU, the FX-6330 Black Edition. This purported new chip is based off the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Updated: Locked Skylake CPUs may be overclockable soon
— 7:46 AM on December 11, 2015

Intel's unlocked Pentium G3258 CPU—or the Anniversary Edition—has been a constant presence in our System Guides for over a year now. For under a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Preview round-up: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC
— 4:21 PM on December 10, 2015

Qualcomm's fortune with its Snapdragon 810 SoC wasn't the best. This powerful chip, used in several manufacturers' flagship phones, was prone to overheating and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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