Analysts predict an AMD Xilinx merger
Published in News
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 13:15

Analysts predict an AMD Xilinx merger


Fighting off Intel in tandem

Now that Intel and Altera have tied the knot, speculation is rife that AMD is going to merge with Xilinx.

Dual-boot Rikomagic RKM MK36 mini PC reviewed
Published in Reviews


Review: No throttling here

Today we will be taking a look at another Bay Trail mini PC, based on a snappy tablet SoC in a compact chassis.

Chipmakers headed for consolidation
Published in Processors
Monday, 08 June 2015 15:51

Chipmakers headed for consolidation


Internet of things wakes up Credit Suisse

The Internet of Things could do some rather important things for big chipmakers, according to a leading finance outfit.

EVGA shows its Z170 motherboard lineup at Computex
Published in Motherboards


Z170 Classified, Z170 FTW and Z170 Stinger

In addition to the new EVGA Geforce GTX 980 Ti Classified Kingpin Edition graphics card, EVGA has also displayed its upcoming Intel Z170 Express chipset based motherboards for Intel 6th generation Skylake CPUs at Computex 2015 show in Taipei.

Intel talks up Broadwell H improvements
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:21

Intel talks up Broadwell H improvements


Better graphics and video apparently

Chipzilla opened Computex in Taipei today talking up its new augmented Broadwell H range.

Intel to merge Thunderbolt with USB-C
Published in News
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 11:36

Intel to merge Thunderbolt with USB-C


Keeping the technology alive

While even Apple is admitting that Thunderbolt is a damp squib and rushing to the arms of USB-C, it seems that Intel has not given up on the interconnect technology.

What the FPGA is Intel doing with Altera?
Published in Processors


Chipzilla's gamble

Yesterday Intel has announced that they are buying Altera in an all-cash deal of $16.7 billion in what was its biggest takeover move in its history.

ASRock integrated Braswell boards listed in Europe
Published in Motherboards


Starting at €70 for dual-core Celeron N3050

ASRock’s new integrated Braswell boards are coming and now we got a chance to see some listings in Euroland. 

Intel will buy Altera today
Published in Processors
Monday, 01 June 2015 10:48

Intel will buy Altera today


We said that this would happen and no one believed us

They said it could not happen, it nearly didn't, but we have it on good authority that Intel is going to announce that it is buying Altera for $17 billion today.

Zotac comes up with AMD based Mini PC
Published in News
Friday, 29 May 2015 11:26

Zotac comes up with AMD based Mini PC


Not everyone wants ARM or Intel

It seems that mini-PCs are popping up everywhere, but Zotac has done something a little unusual and stuck an AMD chip under the bonnet.