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Meet the Megaprocessor: A 20KHz behemoth CPU you can actually see in action

Meet the Megaprocessor: A 20KHz behemoth CPU you can actually see in action The Megaprocessor is a 16-bit design with four general-purpose registers, a program counter, a processor status register, and a stack pointer.The CPU’s transistor count comes out to 15,300, but much of this is also devoted to the LEDs.

Intel Core i5 vs. Core i7: Which processor should you buy?

Intel Core i5 vs. Core i7: Which processor should you buy? ) Older Core i5 / Core i7 chips top out at 32GB of RAM, but Skylake raises this to 64GB for both types of processor.To compare performance between the Core i5 and Core i7 families, I turned to Anandtech’s excellent CPU Bench database.

How neuromorphic ‘brain chips’ will begin the next era in computing

How neuromorphic ‘brain chips’ will begin the next era in computing Part of the reason a digital computer is more efficient than a human being is its transistors can fire with incredible speed — but so can our neurons.Similarly, we will eventually look back at the attempt to do learning operations with digital chips, including GPUs, as inherently unwise or even silly.

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices.To demonstrate, here’s a graph of Apple iPhone single-core CPU performance in Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3.

Gaming: DirectX 12 Unleashes FX Processors ... | Community

Gaming: DirectX 12 Unleashes  FX Processors ... | Community Between rounds, we’ve been crunching the numbers on the new DirectX® 12 renderer in Battlefield 1’s Frostbite Engine, and AMD FX users are in for a real treat: 30-46% higher framerates!Because the processor can tackle the to-do list more quickly with DirectX® 12, the flow of information into the graphics card can be accelerated, which helps rendering tasks spend less time waiting around for important bits to appear.

Leaked roadmap shows AMD launching 17 Ryzen CPUs for enthusiasts and businesses

Leaked roadmap shows AMD launching 17 Ryzen CPUs for enthusiasts and businesses The first wave of AMD’s new Ryzen processors are expected to become available at the beginning of March for system builders and boutique PC vendors.All we’ve seen thus far is the eight-core sample used in demos, but now we have a supposed leaked list of 17 Ryzen processors AMD intends to introduce this year.

Intel pumping $7B into Arizona plant, with goal of building ‘most advanced’ processors

Intel pumping $7B into Arizona plant, with goal of building ‘most advanced’ processors The existing plant, named Fab 42, will take three to four years to complete, and will be “the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world,” according to Intel.It will be the company’s third factory in Arizona, and will employ up to 3,000 people.

Don't Waste Money on Intel's Top Processor

Don't Waste Money on Intel's Top Processor Whatever the reason, you’re ready to upgrade your computer, and you’re going to be left with a big choice.Do you spend the extra cash for the categorically faster i7 processor, or do you pinch a few pennies and go with the i5.

Leak shows AMD’s new Ryzen 7 1700X desktop CPU next to an older FX model

Leak shows AMD’s new Ryzen 7 1700X desktop CPU next to an older FX model The latest tasty, Zen-filled morsel served up on the leaky menu consists of two images comparing the Ryzen 7 1700X chip with an older AMD FX chip, and showing the labeling on the top and the dense pin layout on the bottom.Here are the CPU-Z details: As for the Fire Strike Physics score in 3DMark, the Ryzen 7 1700X landed an overall score of 17,916 and a 56.

AMD’s Ryzen 5 processors set to launch in second quarter of 2017

AMD’s Ryzen 5 processors set to launch in second quarter of 2017 Earlier this week, AMD opened pre-orders on certain models of its hotly anticipated Ryzen processors — but the company has yet to spill any more information about the midrange and entry-level versions of the CPU.Now, information has leaked about the Ryzen 5 series, giving us a little more insight in what to expect from the components.

Gaming: Ryzen™: An Elite CPU For Streamers | Community

Gaming:  Ryzen™: An Elite CPU For Streamers | Community According to Twitch customer support: "many broadcasters will find that they get a lot of ‘input lag’ when playing video games.These games are tough on your processor, especially if you are running the game on the highest settings,” Twitch Support reads.

AMD’s Ryzen 7 too expensive for you? Its affordable siblings will be here soon

AMD’s Ryzen 7 too expensive for you? Its affordable siblings will be here soon In a presentation, AMD said that Ryzen 5 will target “innovation for the sub-$300 CPU market.More: AMD’s Ryzen 5 processors set to launch in second quarter of 2017 Below are the details on the two Ryzen 5 processors officially disclosed by AMD during its Ryzen event in San Francisco.

'Alien: Covenant' faux advert shows you the birth of the robot apocalypse

'Alien: Covenant' faux advert shows you the birth of the robot apocalypse The next installment of the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, just added another cool piece of backstory to the film series, this time focusing on Walter, the humanoid robot played by Michael Fassbender, with a little help from AMD, the processor company.In a short clip posted on YouTube, we see the "birth" of Walter as his parts are assembled (a la Westworld's opener) and his processor chips are implanted.

AMD presses its advantage with affordable Ryzen 5 processors, available April 11

AMD presses its advantage with affordable Ryzen 5 processors, available April 11 The company has announced it will follow up its trio of Ryzen 7 processors with the Ryzen 5 line, which will hit store shelves on April 11.This announcement is bolstered by details about the new Ryzen 5 processors.

AMD found the root problem causing its new Ryzen processors to freeze desktops

AMD found the root problem causing its new Ryzen processors to freeze desktops The trio of processors include the Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen 7 1700X, and the Ryzen 7 1700.The problem was replicated across all three processors and a variety of motherboards.

Intel’s Optane memory sticks will require seventh-generation Core processors

Intel’s Optane memory sticks will require seventh-generation Core processors Now, it appears that Optane requires Intel Core processors specifically, making their requirements a bit more specific, as the Tech Report points out.More: Intel’s Optane Memory hopes to give your aging hard disk a kick in the pants The specific reference can be found on Intel’s own Optane site, which lists the CPUs and chipsets that will be required to utilize Optane memory.

Microsoft has started blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 security updates on newer systems

Microsoft has started blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 security updates on newer systems Such is the case with Windows 7 and 8.Accordingly, the company announced in January 2016 that Windows 7 and 8.

7th-gen Intel Core boosts clock speeds, includes overclock-ready Core i3

7th-gen Intel Core boosts clock speeds, includes overclock-ready Core i3 On January 3, Intel announced its full line of 7th-generation Intel Core processors, as well as a couple related Xeon mobile processors.Laptop buyers might also want to take note of the new Intel Core i5-7440HQ and Core i5-7300HQ.

L2 vs. L3 cache: What's the Difference?

L2 vs. L3 cache: What's the Difference? Today, we’re going to take one step further and explore the difference between L2 and L3 caches.At its simplest level, an L3 cache is just a larger, slower version of the L2 cache.