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AMD Commemorates 50th Anniversary with Launch of ‘Gold Edition’ Products

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 29, 2019 – Kicking off its 50th anniversary celebration, AMD today unveiled ‘Gold Edition’ versions of AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processors and AMD Radeon VII graphics cards. To celebrate the company’s rich history of innovation in gaming and high-performance computing, AMD is providing customers with a unique opportunity to obtain commemorative versions of its top-tier gaming products, free games, and other one-of-a-kind keepsake items.

How CPU Cache Works – Technology Explained

You’ve undoubtedly heard about CPU cache and know that a larger cache is better, but what exactly is it and why does it affect performance? Additionally, you may be wondering why the cache is so small, normally between 32 KB and 16 MB depending on the level of cache (which we will explain a bit further one) on a high end processor or less when system RAM is measured in gigabytes.

Intel Unveils the 8th Gen Intel Core Processor Family for Desktop

Intel announces the desktop processors of the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family. Availiable for purchase on Oct. 5, 2017, they include Intel’s best desktop gaming processor ever. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2017 – Intel today announced that its new family of 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors will be available for purchase beginning Oct. 5, 2017. The new desktop processor family is built for gamers, content creators and overclockers who require premium performance. Ranging from Intel Core i3 to Intel Core i7, these processors deliver premium performance for what comes next, opening the door for a new level of faster, easier and more immersive experiences.

Phanteks Introduces Glacier C399A CPU Waterblock for AMD Threadripper

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands, September 6th, 2017 – With the release of AMD’s newest flagship CPU, the X399 Threadripper, Phanteks is excited to introduce the Glacier Series C399a. The full CPU waterblock from Phanteks are designed to work seamlessly with AMD’s new X399 Threadripper which allows serious overclocking and extreme performance.

AMD Releases Ryzen PRO Desktop Processors


SUNNYVALE, Calif. 8/31/2017 – ​Building on the global enthusiasm generated by the launch of Ryzen high-end desktop processors and EPYC server processors for the datacenter, AMD today announced broad adoption of enterprise solutions featuring AMD Ryzen PRO desktop processors.

Intel Unveils Full Intel Core X-series Processor Family Specs


Today, Intel is releasing the specifications for the 12- to 18-core processors: Intel Core i9-7920X, Intel Core i9-7940X, Intel Core i9-7960X and the Extreme Edition Intel Core i9-7980XE processors. Announced at Computex 2017, the Intel Core X-series processor family is the most powerful, scalable and accessible high-end desktop platform1 offered by Intel, designed to deliver the performance needed to meet extreme computing demands for virtual reality (VR), content creation, gaming and overclocking.

AMD Introduces Ryzen PRO Desktop Processors


SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 29, 2017 — Following the global excitement generated by the launch of its new EPYC family of server processors, AMD today added another tier to its enterprise CPU portfolio with the introduction of AMD Ryzen PRO desktop processors. Designed to meet the demands of today’s compute-intensive workplace, Ryzen PRO desktop processors will bring reliability, security, and performance to enterprise desktops worldwide.

AMD Releases Ryzen 5 CPUs


Sunnyvale, Calif. — April 11, 2017 — Following the global release of award-winning AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors in March, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today launched all four models of its new high-performance AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processor, introducing disruptive levels of compute performance at a variety of price points. AMD Ryzen 5 processors deliver immersive experiences and high performance innovation to gamers and creators worldwide, with up to 87% more performance when comparing the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X to the Intel flagship Core i5 model, the 7600K. Featuring outstanding multitasking capabilities, AMD SenseMI Technology, and the powerful and efficient new “Zen” core architecture, AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processors adapt to individual needs with incredible responsiveness and performance.

AMD Ryzen™ 7 Desktop Processors Featuring Record-Breaking Overclocking Performance Available Worldwide Today

Sunnyvale, California — March 2nd, 2017 After four years and thousands of hours of development, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today released the first three models of its highly anticipated, high-performance AMD Ryzen™ desktop processor. Strong demand for these new desktop CPUs drove record pre-orders from more than 180 global etailers and boutique OEMs throughout the week prior to launch. Now offered for purchase around the globe, Ryzen is the first processor based on the entirely new AMD “Zen” core microarchitecture, bringing leadership multi-core performance for PC gamers, creators, and hardware enthusiasts around the world.

“Today’s launch of Ryzen represents AMD at its best, delivering great products and innovation to the high-performance computing market,” said Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD. “With Ryzen 7 desktop processors, AMD delivers to PC gamers, prosumers and enthusiasts both the highest performance and the lowest power 8-core desktop PC processors, bringing the absolute best PC experience to millions of people.”

NVIDIA Unveils Tegra K1, a 192-Core Super Chip that Brings DNA of World’s Fastest GPU to Mobile

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Kepler GPU Architecture in GeForce GTX 780 Ti Morphs into Mobile Graphics Powerhouse; Available in 32- and 64-Bit Versions

NVIDIA today unveiled the revolutionary Tegra® K1 mobile processor, a 192-core super chip featuring the same NVIDIA® Kepler™

architecture that powers the fastest GPU on the planet, the NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 780 Ti. For the first time, next-generation PC gaming will now be available on mobile platforms.

The Tegra K1 processor sets new mobile standards by supporting the latest PC-class gaming technologies, enabling it to run sophisticated gaming engines like Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. It delivers advanced computation capabilities to speed the development of applications for computer vision and speech recognition. And its extraordinary efficiency delivers higher
performance than any other mobile GPU at the same power level.

“Over the past two decades, NVIDIA invented the GPU and has developed more graphics technologies than any other company,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and CEO, NVIDIA. “With Tegra K1, we’re bringing that heritage to mobile. It bridges the gap for developers, who can now build next-gen games and apps that will run on any device.”

Tegra K1 is offered in two pin-to-pin compatible versions. The first version uses a 32-bit quadcore, 4-Plus-1™ ARM Cortex A15 CPU. The second version uses a custom, NVIDIA-designed 64-bit dual Super Core CPU. This CPU (codenamed “Denver”) delivers very high single-thread and multi-thread performance. It is based on the ARMv8 architecture, which brings the energy efficient heritage of ARM processor technology to 64-bit computing.

Both versions of Tegra K1 deliver stunning graphics and visual computing capabilities powered by the 192-core NVIDIA Kepler GPU. The 32-bit version is expected in devices in the first half of 2014, while the 64-bit version is expected in devices in the second half of the year.