processors

Asus motherboards break 7GHz speed, set new world records

Asus motherboards break 7GHz speed, set new world records

Asus has announced that it is breaking all sorts of world records in the semiconductor world, thanks to Intel's latest Z77 chipset and third-generation Core i7 processors. Among the high-level achievements are the P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard, which reaches an astonishing 7 GHz CPU clock frequency when using the Intel Core i7-3770K processor with 16 GB of DDR3 and clocked at 2800 MHz.

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Intel Ivy Bridge launch confirmed for April 29

Intel Ivy Bridge launch confirmed for April 29

After being delayed a couple different times, the Ivy Bridge CPU is set to debut on April 29. This after Intel had first pushed back the launch from the first quarter of 2012 to the second quarter, and then announced that it would be delayed even further. But computing enthusiasts are hoping that it will be worth the wait, and if the hype is anything to believed, it will be.

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iRobot and TI team up to work on our inevitable downfall

iRobot and TI team up to work on our inevitable downfall

We’re not quite at the point where Cylons are going to murder us all in our sleep, but we’re moving in that direction rather quickly. iRobot and Texas Instruments have announced a partnership that will see OMAP chips working their way into future iRobot products.

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Apple iPad A5X processor confirmed: 4x the performance of Tegra 3

Apple iPad A5X processor confirmed: 4x the performance of Tegra 3

As if all the rumors and leaks weren't all but a sure sign today on stage Tim Cook has officially confirmed the dual-core Apple A5X processor inside the new iPad. While the tablet is still dual-core the X in the name stands for quad-core graphics. Mentioning that we don't need high power usage quad-core processors when we have a dual-core A5 that is excellent, and has now been improved. Then his focus turned to NVIDIA and their Tegra 3 quad-core processor that has seen so much hype as of late. Read on below for his thoughts on the new A5X.

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Intel launches Xeon E5-2600 server chips for cloud computing

Intel launches Xeon E5-2600 server chips for cloud computing

Intel has launched its Xeon E5-2600 server chips, which are designed to tackle web-based cloud computing. This market is estimated to have an annual growth of 33 percent through 2015 thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, for accessing the internet or otherwise requiring internet connectivity for cloud-based services.

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Qualcomm demonstrates Snapdragon S4 3D abilities with MasterImage

Qualcomm demonstrates Snapdragon S4 3D abilities with MasterImage

Mobile glasses-free display technology is about to get a whole lot better very soon, so says Qualcomm with their new quad-core S4 processor and Mobile Development Platform 3D Edition this week at Mobile World Congress 2012. It's a group by the name of MasterImage that's working with them to make a new coming up in the world of 3D technology a reality. Qualcomm has this week presented a video that shows off this Full High-Definition glasses-free 3D display in WUXGA (1920x1200) in action.

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Intel roadmap teases 14nm mobile chips in 2014

Intel roadmap teases 14nm mobile chips in 2014

Intel showed off its mobile chip roadmap today at MWC 2012, featuring an ambitious plan that Intel CEO Paul Otellini believes will "light a fire under" Apple, Samsung, and LG. For this year, the company has set 32nm architecture chips with its Medfield Atom Z2460 processors. (Make sure to check out our hands-on with the Intel Orange "Santa Clara" Medfield phone). But next year, it's shrinking its chips down to a new 22nm process and then further to 14nm by 2014.

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Intel Ivy Bridge chips delayed until June

Intel Ivy Bridge chips delayed until June

If you've been holding out for Intel's next-gen Ivy Bridge-equipped computers thinking they'll be on their way in April, you'll be disappointed to know that manufacturing issues are now pushing back the schedule to sometime in June. This 8 to 10 week delay was revealed by Intel's executive VP and Intel China chairman, Sean Maloney, during an interview today with the Financial Times.

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Apple developing both A5X and A6 processors, hints iOS 5.1 code

Apple developing both A5X and A6 processors, hints iOS 5.1 code

Apple may be working on two new processors this year for the upcoming iPad 3 and iPhone 5. There have been conflicting reports from trustworthy publications, some claiming that the next-gen iPad would sport a new quad-core chip, while others claim an enhanced dual-core chip with an improved graphics engine. A recently leaked image purported to be the iPad 3's logic board, showed an "A5X" processor, suggesting a more evolutionary upgrade than revolutionary. However, 9to5Mac delved into iOS 5.1 code, finding that Apple may actually be developing both at the same time.

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