Torvalds says Intel needs to admit it has a problem
Published in News


Chips are just not up to snuff

IT’s Mr Sweary, Linus Torvalds has had some harsh words for Intel after the two bug issues were announced last week.

AMD suffers from an "Intel like" bug
Published in Processors


It has fixed it though

AMD has fixed, but not yet released BIOS/UEFI/firmware updates for the general public for a security flaw affecting the AMD Secure Processor.

Intel rushes out "Spectre" and "Meltdown" updates
Published in Processors


Should have most things patched by next week


Intel has developed and is rapidly issuing updates for all types of Intel-based computer systems - including personal computers and servers - that render those systems immune to the"Spectre" and "Meltdown" threats.

Intel knocked off number one chip slot
Published in News


Samsung beats Chipzilla up

Figures just in from the Gartner Group showed that Samsung was the leader in chip sales in 2017.

Intel denies chip design stuff-up
Published in Processors


Nothing to see here move on, please 

Intel has denied that there is a huge design problem with its chips which will mean a patch which could slow down its offerings by between five and 30 percent.

Chipzilla publishes a few more details of its RX Vega Graphics
Published in Graphics


In India

Sharp-eyed hacks at Anandtech who clearly did not celebrate New Year’s Eve, have found a small mention of the first ‘Intel Radeon RX Vega Graphics’ processor.

Intel stuff-up forces redesign of Windows and Linux
Published in Processors


Processors to take a 5-30 percent performance hit while AMD is laughing

It seems that Intel has forced Windows and Linux developers to come up with a software patch to cover a design flaw in its processors.

Cannon Lake was supposed to be Gen 7
Published in Processors


Intel's 10nm is two years late

Intel hasn't announced its 10nm processors, despite us expecting them before the end of 2017. While there is a good indication that we shall see 10nm from Intel in 2018, it means that Chipzilla is two years behind with 10nm.

Intel CEO wants to start taking risks
Published in Processors


Risky business will not end up with him dancing in his underware

Chipzilla supremo Brian Kzarnich has had enough of taking the safe approach and he is casting off the cardigan and bobble hat his mum insisted he wears and is going to take a few risks.

Intel Core i7-8720HQ Coffee Lake spotted online
Published in Processors


Six-core Coffee Lake for notebooks

An engineering sample of the Core i7-8720HQ Coffee Lake mobile CPU has been spotted online, featuring six cores and twelve threads, reaching 3.6GHz Turbo Boost frequency.