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Nvidia sees itself making x86 SoCs eventually
— 9:39 AM on March 4, 2009

With both AMD and Intel playing up CPU-GPU integration and Intel prepping its own discrete graphics processor, Nvidia is in a precarious position—it has graphics...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Report: Intel P55 motherboards may ship in July
— 6:00 AM on March 4, 2009

More affordable Core i7 derivatives may arrive sooner rather than later. According to Fudzilla, P55 motherboards compatible with Intel's upcoming Lynnfield CPUs—referred to as "Core...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

AMD completes fab spin-off transaction
— 5:32 PM on March 2, 2009

As expected, AMD announced the closing of its fab spin-off transaction earlier this afternoon. The company has finalized deals with ATIC and the Mubadala...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Intel, TSMC partner up on Atom SoC production
— 12:31 PM on March 2, 2009

Well, Intel isn't buying TSMC, nor is it asking the foundry to produce Larrabee discrete graphics processors. Rather, Intel plans to port the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

3.2GHz Phenom II X4 will launch in April, report says
— 10:22 AM on March 2, 2009

Back in January, we read that AMD was planning to launch a 3.1GHz Phenom II X4 950 processor in the mid-second-quarter. Today, HKPEC quotes...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Shots of 'Core i5' mobos from Asus, MSI leak out
— 6:00 AM on March 2, 2009

A day before the beginning of the CeBit trade show, German site PC Games Hardware has managed to snap photos of upcoming motherboards fresh from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel, TSMC prepare joint announcement
— 5:21 PM on February 27, 2009

What could the world's biggest semiconductor manufacturer want to do with Taiwan's biggest independent foundry? That's what we're about to find out. Intel sent us...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

AMD CEO shares hopeful outlook on fab spin-off
— 10:57 AM on February 27, 2009

Just days before AMD expects to spin off its manufacturing division and give birth to The Foundry Company, AMD CEO Dirk Meyer has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Report: Unlocking rumors boosting Phenom II X3 sales
— 9:40 AM on February 26, 2009

We've seen multiple reports of "unlockable" fourth cores on some Phenom II X3 processors over the past couple of weeks. Today, DigiTimes quotes motherboard manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

New ultra-low-voltage Intel CPUs may launch in March
— 9:40 AM on February 25, 2009

Intel has a pair of new processors for ultra-thin notebooks up its sleeve, according to DigiTimes. The site quotes anonymous sources at notebook manufacturers who...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

More details emerge about Phenom II X3 unlocking
— 3:15 PM on February 24, 2009

Last week, we spotted an article on a Korean website that showed how to unlock the fourth core on a Phenom II X3 710...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Site claims to unlock fourth core in Phenom II X3
— 9:47 AM on February 23, 2009

If you read our reviews (or just pay a little attention) you'll probably know AMD doesn't technically make triple-core chips—it just disables a core on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Deal of the week: AMD's Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition
— 5:05 PM on February 20, 2009

We haven't featured AMD processors in our deal posts very often lately, but AMD's new Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition is a special case....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD puts on the ritz with six-core Opteron demo
— 1:08 AM on February 20, 2009

How does 24 cores in Task Manager sound? We saw it happen when AMD gave us an exclusive first demo of its upcoming...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Rumor: AMD to strike at Intel with dual-core 'Callisto'
— 6:00 AM on February 19, 2009

AMD may soon repeat its strategy of lopping two cores off a Phenom and selling it as a cheap Athlon—except this time with a 45nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD: Fab spin-off will be complete by March 2
— 12:35 PM on February 18, 2009

At a meeting in Austin, Texas earlier today, stockholders gave AMD the final go-ahead on its chip manufacturing business spin-off deal. AMD now says...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

AMD's Socket AM3 Phenom II processors
— 2:08 PM on February 17, 2009

The latest processors from AMD add support for DDR3 memory and come in more affordable triple- and quad-core flavors. We like one of them...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

What might Westmere mean for AMD?
— 3:04 PM on February 13, 2009

Now that both AMD and Intel have laid down their roadmaps for 2009 and 2010, we can have a little fun and start speculating about...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs