IBM has released details on its massive 12-core Power8 microprocessor for cloud-based data center servers. The chips are considered to be one of the last “area of expertise processors” we are left with, which are opposing against the combined might Intel and Advanced Micro Devices with the x86 chip architecture.
We will see Intel’s Core i7 “Ivy Bridge-E” series in about two months, but until then there seems to be a mysterious “Sandy Bridge-E” part listed on roadmaps on different retailers. The part is a Intel Core i7-3910K. We are pretty sure it is not a typo as the list you see below even mentions the S-spec code “SR0TN” which is not the same as the “SW0WR” S-spec code of the Core i7-3970X.
Intel’s Haswell –X Xeon EP processor has come to the light in Penang, Malaysia (Intel’s facility) during the company’s “Design in Asia” tour. This Haswell –X Xeon EP processor got revealed in a visit from VR-Zone’s Nebojsa Novakovic. The processor seems to be the Socket 2011-3 Haswell EP or Xeon E5 v3, presenting 14 cores, a 35 MB cache; twin 9.6 GT/s QPI channels and also supports quad channel DDR4-2133 memory.
With the intentions of giving a precise benchmark of the 5 GHz beast from AMD, VR-Zone forum member “Mac Clapper” obtained a retail sample of the FX-9590. Before we jump into the benchmarks, we would be sharing a bit of details about the FX-9590 itself. The processor (32nm HKG) which was being used on Piledriver and Bulldozer, FX-9590 has the same origin. It encompasses 8 cores along with 8 threads and includes 8MB of cache. In general, CPUs don’t have a 5GHz clock speed but it’s the Turbo core 3.0 technology that forces its clock higher from the base clock of 4.7 GHz. Retail samples are becoming visible on numerous retail sites from the time of the new lineup launch and the price range of the processors is estimated around $800 which is same as of the Core i7-3960X.
The AMD FX-9590 processor has been making headlines since we first talked about it. It is AMD’s “Vishera” based limited edition processor that is the first commercially available processor that will hit the 5 GHz mark. Well the processor has popped up at a few online retailers, we have them listed below.
Just a year ago Intel launched their Ivy Bridge processors and now a year later we have another platform launch from Intel. The 4th Generation Core Haswell processors are the “tock” to Intel’s “tick” and “tock” release schedule. A “tock” represents a new architecture and a “tick” represents a process refinement. So Haswell brings with it a new architecture, but is still built on the same 22nm process as Ivy Bridge. Intel has introduced a new LGA1150 socket with Haswell and a new chipset so you will not be able to throw this processor in an older motherboard, you will have to buy a new one. Today we are taking a look at the top of the line Haswell desktop chip the Core i7-4770K. Of course the “K” denotes that it is an unlocked processor. This is a quad-core processor that has a default clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a turbo frequency that goes all the way up to 3.9 GHz.
Earlier this month we talking about AMD releasing a 5GHz processor and it looks like those rumors were true. Today AMD has unveiled the most powerful member of the AMD FX family of CPUs and the world’s first commercially available 5 GHz CPU Processor. The 8-core CPU is the AMD FX-9590.
When it comes to processor makers we all know Intel is the kind when it comes to desktop processors, but when it comes to the processors you will find in your mobile devices like smartphones ARM rules the game. They have just announced their latest Cortex-A12 processor which they say is “a generation ahead of Intel’s Atom”.
Back in April we touched upon some news that AMD would be releasing a 5 GHz FX Centurion Super Processor. It looks like that might actually come to light as Sweclockers has some information about two new AMD FX models that may be coming out soon. These models include the AMD FX-9000 and AMD FX-8770.
We have already seen reviews of the flagship Haswell processor the Core i7 4770K, hell it was already overclocked to 7 GHz! How about the Haswell Core i5 processors? Well the first review of a Haswell Core i5 desktop processor has been published by Chinese website PCOnline. They took the Core i5 4670K processor through an extensive set of benchmarks and tests. Want to see how it performed? Read on!