Intel GM of desktop slams Ryzen 5Ghz claim
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Saturday, 31 August 2019 13:38

Intel GM of desktop slams Ryzen 5Ghz claim


Core i9-9900K at 5GHz is Regular Nitrogen

John Bonini, a Vice President, General Manager Desktop, Workstations, Gaming at Intel came out with a great tweet.

AMD announces 3rd generation Ryzen desktop CPUs
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Computex 2019: 7nm Zen 2, 15 percent IPC, PCIe 4.0, and five SKUs

At its Computex 2019 keynote, AMD has unveiled the new 3rd generation Ryzen desktop CPUs based on the 7nm manufacturing process and the new Zen 2 architecture, promising up to 15 percent IPC increase over first-generation Zen architecture and coming on July 7th, with five SKUs for starters.

AMD 30 percent market gain won’t happen
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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 19:21

AMD 30 percent market gain won’t happen


Now Wall Street realizes

AMD is the second best x86 maker out of two, and this is how things will remain. The recent rumors and prediction by fellow analysts and journalists that AMD can win up to a third of the market is,  pure and simple, science fiction.

Intel updates its 8th gen Core Coffee Lake desktop lineup
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New 300-series chipsets in tow

In addition to performance and ultra low-power mobile U-series parts, Intel has also released a couple of new 8th generation Core Coffee Lake desktop SKUs, mostly in the low-power segment.

Desktop sales continue to slide
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Friday, 02 March 2018 10:56

Desktop sales continue to slide


Now  below 100 million a year

Beancounters at IDC have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that desktop PC sales in 2017 fell below 100 million for the first time.

Apple developing "Pro" display
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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:06

Apple developing "Pro" display


Details under wraps, will not be shipping this year


During a low-key Mac Pro refresh announcement among a handful of journalists in a white building near its Cupertino headquarters on Tuesday, Apple mentioned details on a new company-branded “Pro” display lineup to accompany its iMac and top-end workstations.

AMD 16/12-core Ryzen SKU is probably a multi-chip module
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Two 8/6-core Ryzen dies stitched together

According to recent rumors, AMD could be preparing its response to Intel's high-end desktop (HEDT) lineup by launching 16- and 12-core desktop processors based on the same Ryzen CPU architecture but on a much larger socket, and according to fresh reports, these could be based on a multi-chip module design with two dies stitched together.

Intel underestimated the AMD Zen Ryzen threat
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Sources close to the matter

Ryzen 7 and now Ryzen 5 have launched and they are putting enormous pressure on Intel in the top-level market segment. After a whole decade, price/performance is definitely on AMD's side and even the upcoming Naples 32 core server part will put enormous pressure on  Intel’s cash cow in the server market. 

Samsung's high-end ArtPC cylindrical desktop PC spotted
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Sporting Core i5/i7 CPU, NVMe SSD and 360-degree audio

While Samsung's smartphone division is probably in scrambles now that Galaxy Note 7 had its nemesis, Samsung's PC division is working on a high-end desktop PC system with a cylindrical design that has been spotted for pre-order on Amazon. It's the Samsung ArtPC.

AMD Zen desktop might slip to Q1 2017
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:38

AMD Zen desktop might slip to Q1 2017


December / CES showcase possible

AMD has never really said that it will ship the Zen this year, the company was always cautious about giving  the exact date of the launch. We still believe that the desktop version of Zen will get shown late this year, December or at CES, in the first days of next year. Bench-life thinks that the actual shipping will happen in February.