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Developer claims PS4K upgrade ‘absolutely’ necessary for VR, slams PS4’s performance

Developer claims PS4K upgrade ‘absolutely’ necessary for VR, slams PS4’s performance One of the consistent claims about the rumored PS4K upgrade is that Sony has absolutely mandated backwards compatibility.“PSVR was going to be terrible on a [launch] PS4,” a source told Edge Magazine in an apparently deleted tweet.

Report claims Intel, AMD will both delay next-gen processors to early 2017

Since AMD has no plans to launch a Zen APU this year, there’s no chance that Zen would cut into APU sales, particularly in mobile.The major question from enthusiasts has been when AMD will launch Zen, and the company has been a bit coy on this question.

AMD will showcase Zen running Doom at E3’s PC Gaming Show

For months, gamers and enthusiasts alike have clamored for benchmark data or other information about AMD’s upcoming Zen microprocessor.Now, AMD is apparently planning to demo Zen at the PC Gaming Show this evening.

Rumors suggest AMD’s Zen servers will pack 32 cores, serious heat

We know that AMD is planning to ramp its Zen family from small form factor systems into large, big-iron servers, but exact product details remain scarce on the ground.According to Fudzilla, AMD’s top-end chip (codenamed Naples) will ship in a 32-core / 64-thread configuration with 64MB of total L3 cache, eight memory controllers, and 128 PCI Express lanes.

Microsoft may let you trade-in your current Xbox One towards upcoming Scorpio console

Microsoft may let you trade-in your current Xbox One towards upcoming Scorpio console When Microsoft announced both Scorpio and the upcoming Xbox One S, there was plenty of concern that the company might have harmed sales of its current Xbox One family (including the S) by announcing the much more powerful Scorpio console too early.com reports that the Xbox One can currently be traded in for $80 cash or $100 store credit.

Carrizo vs. Kaveri: Which low-end AMD CPU is a better buy?

Carrizo vs. Kaveri: Which low-end AMD CPU is a better buy? When AMD launched its Carrizo CPU refresh last year, it made it clear that the chip would focus almost entirely on notebooks rather than desktops.The big-picture takeaway on Carrizo versus Kaveri at the CPU level is this: There’s a solid group of tests where Carrizo shows real efficiency improvements over Kaveri.

AMD reports a strong second quarter on increased console sales, preps Zen for 2017

AMD reports a strong second quarter on increased console sales, preps Zen for 2017 The total value of that deal was $351 million; AMD has recognized the revenue over multiple quarters.She did, however, say that “We remain on track for volume shipments of our “Zen” server CPU in the first half of 2017.

SK Hynix adds HBM2 to its product stack, plans Q3 availability

SK Hynix adds HBM2 to its product stack, plans Q3 availability A recent update from SK Hynix makes it clear that HBM2 is tiptoeing towards launch, with availability expected as soon as Q3 of this year.According to its catalog, SK Hynix will offer a 4GB stack of HBM2 at both 1.

AMD Zen benchmarks leak, point to potent performance against Intel, huge gains over Piledriver

AMD Zen benchmarks leak, point to potent performance against Intel, huge gains over Piledriver Now, thanks to some leaked benchmarks and sleuthing at WCCFTech, we’ve got our first glance at how AMD’s Zen engineering samples perform against other hardware in Ashes of the Singularity.This last point is extremely significant, because it’s common for prototype chips and engineering samples to offer less performance than the final version.

AMD unveils new details for its next-generation 2017 Zen CPU core

AMD unveils new details for its next-generation 2017 Zen CPU core ” That’s the word from AMD, which dropped some new details in a private press event about its forthcoming Zen architecture.The company is also focusing on throughput with Zen, with 8MB L3 cache and a new cache memory hierarchy.

What to expect when you’re expecting AMD Zen

What to expect when you’re expecting AMD Zen While the leaks haven’t been confirmed as genuine, it was interesting to see the conversation around Zen and AMD’s expected performance level.Then, at an event on Wednesday, AMD showed some demos of Zen running clock-for-clock against Intel’s 5960X.

A state of Zen: AMD unveils new architectural details on its latest CPU core

A state of Zen: AMD unveils new architectural details on its latest CPU core One CPU complex (CCX) contains four cores, 2MB of L2 cache (512KB per core), and 8MB of L3 cache.That means AMD’s highest-end consumer Zen contains eight cores and 16MB of L3 cache in total, split into 2x8MB chunks.

IBM details next-gen POWER 9, will take the fight to Intel’s data center strongholds

IBM details next-gen POWER 9, will take the fight to Intel’s data center strongholds Today, IBM wants to reverse that trend — and it thinks POWER 9 is the chip to do it.Some of the variants will also support IBM’s Centaur memory buffer technology to improve performance and implement an L4 cache.

AMD may delay next-gen Vega, confirms Zen on track for Q1 2017

AMD may delay next-gen Vega, confirms Zen on track for Q1 2017 Polaris would arrive in mid-2016, while Vega, the company’s big GPU follow-up, would slip in at the end of the year.If Vega has really been pushed back to May or June, it’s a serious blow to AMD’s graphics strategy.

From this point forward, all Intel and AMD CPUs are Windows 10-only

From this point forward, all Intel and AMD CPUs are Windows 10-only As we’ve discussed before, Kaby Lake, Apollo Lake, Bristol Ridge (Excavator APUs) and Summit Ridge (Zen CPUs) are all Windows 10-only.Microsoft initially intended to speed Skylake away from Windows 7/8 as well, but later backpedaled on this approach and noted it would support these chips throughout their lifespans until Windows 7 exits support in 2020.

Leaked roadmap claims Intel will bring six-core chips to mainstream PCs with upcoming Coffee Lake

Leaked roadmap claims Intel will bring six-core chips to mainstream PCs with upcoming Coffee Lake Ever since Intel launched the Core i7 back in 2008, it has pursued a fairly consistent core allocation and marketing system.According to the roadmap, spotted by Overclock3D, Intel will introduce a new six-core processor as a top-end option in mobile when it refreshes its Cannon Lake 10nm chips with the second-generation Coffee Lake processors in 2018.

Google may develop custom silicon for future Pixel products, alienating Samsung and other Android vendors

Google may develop custom silicon for future Pixel products, alienating Samsung and other Android vendors But the $649 and $769 price points for the Pixel (5-inch screen) and Pixel XL (5.The company has reportedly poured significant resources into building a hardware design team.

Google puts Intel on notice, ‘looks forward’ to using non-Intel chips within its cloud

Google puts Intel on notice, ‘looks forward’ to using non-Intel chips within its cloud Other vendors, like IBM or ARM, have an even smaller market share than AMD.That could change in the next few years, however, and Google has flung its support behind a new interconnect standard, OpenCAPI, and IBM’s POWER9 CPU architecture.

Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1

Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1 As of yesterday, Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 or Windows 8.Technically, most versions of Windows 7 were pulled off the market two years ago, but Windows 7 Professional was still cleared for sale until October 31, as were all of the flavors of Windows 8.

Leaked Kaby Lake benchmarks point to a modestly faster Core i5, Optane compatibility

Leaked Kaby Lake benchmarks point to a modestly faster Core i5, Optane compatibility We’ve already gotten some detail on the company’s third-generation 14nm process technology, but information about Kaby Lake itself has been harder to come by.We now know, thanks to Anandtech, that clock speeds on all of the Kaby Lake chips scheduled for release will be several hundred MHz faster than their Skylake counterparts.