Intel not ahead of the foundries
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 09:38

Intel not ahead of the foundries


Transistor performance lagging

The naming game for the next generation of chipmaking actually covers up the fact that Intel is probably not ahead of the foundries in terms of transistor performance.

OEMs appear to kill AMD’s Carrizo
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 09:42

OEMs appear to kill AMD’s Carrizo


Shackled, overpriced by OEM ball and chain

AMD’s hopes that its Carrizo might boost performance are being stuffed up by its OEM partners crippling the chip and over-pricing products made with it.

Intel asks for non-K Skylake overclocking capabilities to be pulled
Published in Motherboards


Stop it now, it is too damn useful

There have been rumours that Chipzilla was leaning on motherboard vendors to pull overclocking of non-K Skylake processor capabilities from their feature lists. Now it is starting to look like it is true.

Intel looks to tunnelling transistors and spintronics
Published in Processors


Who needs speed?


Chipzilla is looking at tunnelling transistors and spintronics and slowly rejecting the need for speed.

Intel pays men and women the same
Published in News
Thursday, 04 February 2016 10:37

Intel pays men and women the same


Just does not hire as many

Intel is unusual in the tech industry in that it does not discriminate against women when it comes to salaries.

Altera deal might bite Chipzilla
Published in Processors
Thursday, 28 January 2016 12:19

Altera deal might bite Chipzilla


Analyst warns

Technology analyst Ashraf Eassa is getting a little worried about Intel’s $16.7 billion Altera deal which he thinks could end up being a huge flop.

Intel ships faster clocked Skylakes
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:16

Intel ships faster clocked Skylakes


Higher performance laptops coming

Chipzilla has added new Core i7 Skylake (and mobile Xeon) models to its CPU price list, which should be coming to a PC near you soon.

AMD will not go bust this year
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:09

AMD will not go bust this year


Waiting for Zen might be cunning

Last year, Kerrisdale Capital Investment warned that AMD would go bankrupt by 2020 and with Zen not appearing until the end of this year we were slightly concerned that the outfit did not have enough to survive what will be a dismal year.

Arctic launches Alpine M1 passive CPU cooler
Published in News


For Intel LGA 115x CPUs with up to 47W TDP

Arctic has rather silently launched its new Alpine M1 passive CPU cooler designed to be used with Intel LGA 115x CPUs with TDP of up to 47W.

Intel’s roadmap has three families on 10nm
Published in Processors


Rumours starting to firm up


It is starting to look like the rumours Chipzilla is planning to launch three processor families manufactured on the 10nm process node are proving true.