Apple Watch gutted open by iFixit
Published in Wearables
Friday, 24 April 2015 11:38

Apple Watch gutted open by iFixit


Model 1553 has S1 chip beneath the plastic

Apple is officially starting to ship to pre-orders and if you are one of the early adopters your Apple Watch might be in the mail as we speak. 

32 core Opteron supports 2P sockets
Published in Processors
Thursday, 23 April 2015 08:39

32 core Opteron supports 2P sockets


140W max TDP

Opteron processors based on the Zen architecture are coming in 2016 (hopefully) and we expect to see them using 14nm GlobalFoundries' manufacturing process. 

AMD x86 16-core ZEN APU to fight Core i7
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 11:05

AMD x86 16-core ZEN APU to fight Core i7


Greenland APU gives it the necessary firepower

AMD mini cores and modular designs backed by HBM graphics and the upcoming Greenland GPU core might be a winning combination for AMD.

AMD Greenland 2016 is a 14nm GPU
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:04

AMD Greenland 2016 is a 14nm GPU


Focused on low power

Greenland is the successor of Fiji, and we don’t think it will be radically new core. The main goal for Greenland is to bring more performance per watt to AMD GPUs in 2016. 

Two AMD Fiji cards coming in June
Published in Graphics
Monday, 20 April 2015 12:55

Two AMD Fiji cards coming in June


Fiji XT and Fiji VR dual-chip 

We have an update on AMD’s highly anticipated flagship GPU, codenamed Fiji. 

The next generation Opteron has 32 Zen x86 cores
Published in Processors


No APU, 16MB L2, 64MB L3 cache

We recently showed you a new 16 Zen core next generation processor with Greenland integrated graphics and DDR4 support. 

AMD x86 16-core Zen APU detailed
Published in Processors
Friday, 10 April 2015 08:45

AMD x86 16-core Zen APU detailed


Has integrated Greenland HBM GPU

We have mentioned both AMD's Zen core processors, as well as Greenland HBM memory powered graphics in the past, but now we have a few more details. 

Skylake 15W mobile SKUs getting Iris graphics
Published in Notebooks


Now starts with 28W Broadwell-U

It looks like Intel has managed to squeeze Iris graphics inside 15W Skylake processors. 

After Haswell Refresh business users get Skylake-S
Published in Processors


No Broadwell for desktop business customers

Currently the fastest Core i7 for business customers that supports Intel vPro is the Core i7 4790. 

Fiji XT can support HBM2 memory
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 08:58

Fiji XT can support HBM2 memory


A few tweaks required 

Fiji XT is AMD's next generation GPU core and many end-users have very high hopes for this product. It looks like Fiji XT based cards are launching in June, and they will give Nvidia's Geforce GTX 980 a run for its money.