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Purported Sandy Bridge sample pushed to 5.5GHz on air
— 11:02 AM on October 26, 2010

An overclocker by the name of JCornell has purportedly gotten his hands on a Sandy Bridge CPU and overclocked the bejeezus out of it....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD's SB800-series fan speed controller exposed
— 11:00 AM on October 26, 2010

We've long bemoaned the sorry state of BIOS-level fan speed controls, but AMD's SB800-series south bridge chips have a lot to offer on that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

Intel to spend $6-8 billion on new fab, manufacturing upgrades
— 2:22 PM on October 19, 2010

Fresh from posting record quarterly revenue, Intel has announced the construction of a new fab and upgrades to its existing manufacturing capacity in the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD demos Llano, confirms mid-2011 release
— 11:25 PM on October 18, 2010

At today's AMD Technical Forum and Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, corporate VP and general manager of AMD's client division Chris Cloran revealed that the much-anticipated...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Intel quietly trims low-end desktop CPU prices
— 12:12 PM on October 18, 2010

It's too bad Intel doesn't have an RSS feed for its price list, because the chipmaker has made a habit of making slight tweaks to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Slates not a huge priority for AMD, CEO hints
— 9:32 AM on October 15, 2010

Just like Intel's Otellini, AMD CEO Dirk Meyer talked about the nascent slate market in a conference call about his company's latest quarterly results....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

AMD saw operating income grow in the third quarter
— 6:00 AM on October 15, 2010

Hot on Intel's heels, AMD has posted its results for the third calendar quarter. AMD did lower its guidance before the quarter was through,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Report: USB 3.0 support coming to Llano platform
— 11:19 AM on October 14, 2010

AMD's upcoming Fusion APUs combine CPU and GPU components on a single die. That's an impressive feat of consolidation, but one that still requires...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

Intel revenue tops $11 billion for the first time
— 4:30 PM on October 12, 2010

After posting record revenue for this year's second quarter, Intel warned that its third-quarter results would fall below expectations because of lower-than-expected demand....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD's Meyer addresses Oracle takeover rumors
— 9:57 AM on October 7, 2010

Industry CEOs rarely comment on rumors, but it's always fun when they do. This time, as Reuters reports, AMD's Dirk Meyer has addressed a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Nvidia won't tap GlobalFoundries for Tegra production
— 9:24 AM on October 6, 2010

Sometimes, denials are interesting even if the original rumor hasn't had time to circulate very much. For instance, DigiTimes says Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Report: Llano might not show up until next summer
— 6:00 AM on October 6, 2010

Clearly, Intel is gearing up to launch Sandy Bridge very early next year. If there's any truth to the latest story over at Fudzilla, AMD...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Settlement site for Nvidia class-action suit appears
— 2:49 PM on September 30, 2010

If one of your notebooks is misbehaving or kicked the bucket because of the whole Nvidia bumpgate debacle, you might be entitled to compensation,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Chipsets Mobile computing

Oracle eyes chipmaker acquisition, possibly AMD
— 5:04 PM on September 28, 2010

Could Oracle end up purchasing AMD? Nothing's been announced, but Oracle certainly seems to be putting the option on the table. According to Bloomberg, Oracle...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Kanter cracks open Sandy Bridge
— 12:43 PM on September 27, 2010

For folks who love reading about the intricate details of CPU microarchitectures, David Kanter of Real World Technologies probably needs no introduction. In his latest...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Speed bumps aplenty in mobile Core 2010 refresh
— 10:59 AM on September 27, 2010

Intel has added a collection of new mobile CPUs to its Core 2010 lineup. CPU World has all the gory details on what...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

AMD: Third-quarter revenue will be lower than expected
— 6:00 AM on September 24, 2010

After a disappointing second quarter, AMD was looking forward to revenue going "up seasonally" in the third quarter. It wasn't meant to be. The chipmaker...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

New AMD processors start showing up at Newegg
— 6:00 AM on September 23, 2010

You know those desktop processors AMD announced on Monday? They're already available; at least, some of them are. Newegg currently stocks all of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs