Intel’s Puma 6 chip-set falls asleep
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Serious latency problems


One of the world’s most popular chipsets for gigabit broadband modems, Intel's Puma 6 chipset, suffers from at latency jitter so bad it ruins online gaming and other real-time connections.

Linus explains why he prefers x86
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Weak arm policy

It’s Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds has been explaining why he is not a big fan of ARM chips.

Intel CEO loses touch with reality
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Opinion: INTC goes bonkers

The CEO of Intel is trying to pretend that talking about virtual reality is masking the reality that his company has become irrelevant.

AMD's Naples Zen has 32 cores
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Exclusive: Server chip with 64 threads arriving in 2017

Fudzilla has scored some exclusive details about the coming AMD Zen chip that will have as much as 32 cores, 64 threads and more L3 cache than you can poke a stick at.

Zen comes to desktops first
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Server follows, then notebook


At the Q and A session after AMD's press conference, company CEO Lisa Su just confirmed that desktop Zen x86 chips are the first products to arrive for consumers. These will be followed by a server lineup, then a notebook lineup.

AMD CEO Lisa SU shows Zen at Computex 2016
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It runs Windows, renders 4K videos and samples

AMD has just announced its upcoming Zen x86 core that delivers 40 percent more IPC from the current generation.
Company CEO Lisa Su pointed out that Summit Ridge is the new core codename, and that Zen is alive, on track and the introduction video played was rendered on a Zen processor.

AMD has Zen ready for demo
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Big hope


Multiple independent sources have confirmed that AMD has Zen x86 prototype chips ready for demonstration, and we might see them tomorrow during the Computex 2016 press conference in Taiwan.

First AMD Zen chips may not be quad-core parts
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AMD prepares for IPC race with Intel

In May 2015, we reported that AMD’s first Zen CPUs, launching in Q4 2016, would most likely be quad-core chips based on a presentation slide showing the company’s Zen core units scaling up to four cores with shared L3 cache. According to new information released one year later, this may not be the case and, the company could be preparing to launch eight and six-core variants in a tight efficiency race against Intel's 'Kaby Lake' CPUs.

AMD's Chinese server deal could be x86
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Lisa Su, AMD's CEO confirms

Ever since AMD announced a Chinesejoint joint server venture, people have been asking around to get a bit more details. Now AMD's CEO has confirmed the technology involved is both x86 and ARM.

IBM Power is back from the dead
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Opening the platform up helped

It appears that IBM’s Power system, which had been largely written off, is back from the dead and Biggish Blue’s attempt to resurrect it might have paid off.