Kaby Lake conjures up two overclocking tricks
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BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset

Kaby Lake will be a better overclocker. At least this is what Intel is telling its partners right now. The successor to Skylake architecture will have two overclocking enhancements the BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset.

AMD details CPUs and APUs for VR
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Quad core at least

AMD detailed eight of its CPUs and APUs can power a VR headset like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Leaked map shows more faster clocked AMD Bristol Ridge APUs
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More than a nice pair of Bristols

A new leaked roadmap shows that AMD is adding more to its upcoming Bristol Ridge family of APUs

Zen not arriving until the end of the Year
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And only at the high end

While AMD fanboys expect Zen to arrive and cause Intel to immediately surrender its stonking market lead, it seems that it will not be saving the company’s bacon until next year.

Intel 14nm Skylake CPU yields reportedly improving
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Retailers continue to sell out quickly

A recent report by the folks at The Motley Fool suggests that Intel finally seems to have things under control for its high-end 14-nanometer Skylake desktop parts with improving yields and more stock on retail shelves.

Qualcomm releases 24 core server CPU
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Sent to clients

Qualcomm announced a plan to send its 24-core server CPU to clients a year after first announced the project's existance.

Corsair launches a low-profile liquid CPU cooler
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The Hydro Series H5 SF liquid CPU cooler 

Corsair has launched a rather interesting all-in-one (AiO) low-profile liquid CPU cooler aimed to be used with smaller motherboards and PC cases, the Hydro Series H5 SF.

AMD pushes its Boltzmann Initiative
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Boltz is the mann


Troubled chipmaker AMD is putting a lot of its limited investment money into the “Boltzmann Initiative” which is uses heterogeneous system architecture ability to harness both CPU and AMD GPU for compute efficiency through software.

Microsoft interested in acquiring AMD
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Exclusive: Talks taking place

Our industry sources claim that Microsoft is seriously talking to AMD about buying the chipmaker. The pair have been in talks for a while, but we are unsure if the deal is happening or when something will be announced. 

Intel's Swift Canyon NUC spotted at IDF 2015
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Skylake-U CPU and DDR4 memory

While we already had a chance to see some slides suggesting that Intel is preparing Skylake-U based NUCs for the second half of the year, one such Switft Canyon NUC has been spotted at IDF 2015, running Skylake-U CPU and DDR4 memory.