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Intel’s 8088 turns 45
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 12 June 2024 10:46

Intel’s 8088 turns 45


Chipzilla’s first significant CPU

Intel’s first significant CPU based in x86 turns 45 today.

Lunar Lake officially in Q3 24
Published in AI
Tuesday, 21 May 2024 18:41

Lunar Lake officially in Q3 24


80 laptops, 20 OEM and 45+ TOPS NPU, fastest ever

Intel announced a bit more details about the next-generation notebook technology SoC codenamed Lunar Lake and synced it up with Microsoft’s Copilot+ announcement. Lunar Lake has new P and E cores, 1.5 times faster Battlemage graphics, 45+ TOPS NPU and an additional 60 TOPS from the GPU, advanced low power, and most importantly performance faster than Ryzen 7 8840U & Snapdragon X Elite. 

Oracle adapts database to work with Ampere chips
Published in PC Hardware


x86 has reached its limits

Oracle said that it has modified its flagship database software to work on a new category of computing chip, starting with chips from Ampere Computing.

Tsar Putin orders glorious Russian supercomputer
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Made with invincible and advanced Russian chips based on proven technology

Terrified that ordering invasions of other countries might prevent his country getting its paws on technology, Tsar Putin has ordered that a supercomputer be built around Russian-made Elbrus processors.

Fab manufacturing equipment gets created for ARM first
Published in PC Hardware


35 million ARM vs 1.6 million "other“ wafers

There is one big change that is happening in the manufacturing equipment industry and ARM used its ARMTechCon to educate us about the big change. Drew Henry, SVP of infrastructure at ARM, pointed out in its presentation that ARM silicon wafer production ends up in 35 million wafers.

ARM shakes fist at X86 notebook hegemony
Published in News
Thursday, 31 May 2018 18:34

ARM shakes fist at X86 notebook hegemony


And Microsoft seems keen too...

We've waited years and years for ARM to offer a real challenge to Intel on the notebook front, and judging from what the company announced today in Old Taiwan, 2019 could be when Chipzilla discovers it has an Achilles' heel. Intel isn't invulnerable, despite its size, demonstrated, for example,  by the way it totally missed the boat on the smartphone front.

Microsoft exec talks 64-bit on Snapdragon
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 02:47

Microsoft exec talks 64-bit on Snapdragon


Exclusive: 64-bit SDK coming

We had a chance to ask Erin Chappelle,  General Manager of the Windows and Device group of Microsoft, and lead player of Windows 10 on Snapdragon about the lack of 64-bit emulation support at launch.

Chipzilla's profits rise nine percent over last year
Published in PC Hardware


But the money is in the datacentre

Intel reported profits nine per cent higher than last year, but most of its money came from a rush on its products ear marked for the datacentre rather than its PC bread and butter.

Qualcomm shows Windows 10 on Snapdragon 835
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Qualcomm set to disrupt the current Mobile PC market

Today Qualcomm announced OEM partners for Snapdragon Mobile PCs and we have a few more details about the Snapdragon 835 powered WIndows 10 powered platform. 

AMD focuses on Zen X86 this year
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 25 May 2017 11:15

AMD focuses on Zen X86 this year


K12 ARM future unconfirmed

We're not sure if many people caught the fact that in last week's financial analyst update, AMD didn’t mention anything about the K12 and future ARM server products. We reached out and asked it for a comment.