Friday, 12 Feb 2016

TSMC reportedly chosen by Apple to manufacture chips for the iPhone 7

TSMC reportedly chosen by Apple to manufacture chips for the iPhone 7

A report by the Electronic Times details that the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has secured a deal with Apple to build the chips for use in the iPhone 7.

Thursday, 11 Feb 2016

Intel may favor reduced power over increased performance for future CPUs

Intel may favor reduced power over increased performance for future CPUs

Intel may be shifting their focus on the way they design their future CPUs, with suggestions hinting that the semi-conductor manufacturer may favor low-power consuming chips over performance-based CPUs.

Intel releases new microcode to stop non-K Skylake CPUs from being overclocked

Intel releases new microcode to stop non-K Skylake CPUs from being overclocked

Intel's next microcode update will effectively shut down support for non-K overclocking via base clock adjustments on Skylake CPUs, leaving manufacturers like ASRock with no choice but to roll back their Sky OC feature on their motherboards.

Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016

Here's what AMD has in store for the first quarter of 2016

Here's what AMD has in store for the first quarter of 2016

AMD has shared with us a number of updates about its products for the first quarter of 2016. Find out what's new in the link.

Friday, 29 Jan 2016

BIOS update squashes Intel Skylake bug (Updated)

BIOS update squashes Intel Skylake bug (Updated)

To kill the Intel Skylake bug that caused systems to crash while running complex workloads, manufacturers are now rolling out BIOS updates from Intel. ASRock is one of the first vendors to step up to the plate with a BIOS update for all its Intel 100 series motherboards.

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016

Google and Movidius team up to advance machine learning efforts

Google and Movidius team up to advance machine learning efforts

Google has teamed up with chip maker Movidius in an effort to bring machine learning to more devices. Find out more here.

Monday, 25 Jan 2016

Rumor: Tigerlake is the name for Intel's third 10nm CPU

Rumor: Tigerlake is the name for Intel's third 10nm CPU

The Motley Fool reports that Intel is planning to name its third, 10nm processor series as Tigerlake. Read more about the chip maker’s plans with its move to fabricate transistors at this lower scale.

Friday, 22 Jan 2016

Non-Z170 chipsets may not be worth the overclocking effort (Updated)

Non-Z170 chipsets may not be worth the overclocking effort (Updated)

ASRock recently unveiled motherboards that would enable locked multiplier CPUs to be overclocked on even non-Z170 motherboards at CES 2016. While this sounds like a great development for gamers on a budget, there are still a handful of significant risks and trade-offs to be aware of.

Thursday, 21 Jan 2016

TSMC plans to begin 10nm production this year, 5nm by 2020

TSMC plans to begin 10nm production this year, 5nm by 2020

TSMC has laid out an ambitious roadmap to help it gain an edge in the foundry wars. The plans include production of 10nm chips this year, and 5nm by 2020.

Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016

Intel brings its 6th generation Core processors into the business world

Intel brings its 6th generation Core processors into the business world

Intel’s sixth generation Core processors are finally available for the business world, and they come with some rather nifty business-centric features. Find out more inside.

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