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Overview of the processor Intel Core i5-4690K. What is under the cover of Devil’s Canyon? / Processors and memory

So, the middle of this year was marked by the renewal of Intel’s line of processors for personal computers, conducted without the traditional introduction of a new microarchitecture. Emerging problems with the commissioning of 14-nm technology delayed the release of the next generation of Broadwell processors, so Intel had to come out of the situation […]

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we beat records of energy efficiency / Processors and memory

⇡ # Introduction Serious changes have taken place in the server and supercomputer market in recent years, and the main one is the emergence of heterogeneous computing and micro servers. When you look at the rating of TOP500 supercomputers, it becomes clear that every year not only the number of heterogeneous supercomputers grows, but “classical” […]

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new Kaveri – cheaper and more economical / processors and memory

Usually, when new APU generations were brought to the desktop market, AMD adhered to the tactics of mass announcements, when the complete lines of processors, beginning with the older ones and ending with the younger models, were produced almost simultaneously. The maximum that the company could afford was a small time gap between the actual […]

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breakthrough of the year / processors and memory

In March, Intel vice president, Lisa Graff (Lisa Graff), publicly promised that during this year the company's attitude to desktop personal computers will be rethought. Among other measures, Intel was going to pay more attention, including high-performance desktops, Which market, as it turns out, does not show a decline, despite all the trends of recent […]

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to remember … / Processors and memory

Frankly speaking, the AMD FX series of processors has not looked like alive for a long time and at least somehow developing. All points to the fact that AMD has shifted its main efforts to the promotion of hybrid processors, annually developing new architectures and platforms for them, while the FX family has not received […]

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at the crossroads of two worlds / Processors and memory

Sad, but never-ending battles of fans of AMD and Intel processors have been in the past. Today, it’s very easy to answer the question, which processor is more profitable to buy for a productive desktop system. AMD has practically refused to compete with Intel in the upper price segments, and therefore, starting at about $ […]

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test four models / processors and memory

It is very likely that right now, when you read these lines, the Russian currency in its fall pierces the next bottom. Unfortunately, most of us can not do anything with economic trends, and the only thing that remains for us is to watch with gloomy growth in the prices of computer components. No import […]

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12-core processor in the desktop / Processors and memory

In the recent past, the main characteristic of the central processors for desktop computers, adequately reflecting their level of performance, was the clock speed. Some of our readers probably even remember the times when it was this quantity, not the abstract processor number that was central to the CPU marking. However, since then everything has […]

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game tests CPU from Celeron to eight-core Core i7 / Processors and memory

Now watching what is happening in the segment of high-performance CPUs is a much less fascinating occupation than in the past. There are several reasons for this. First, AMD for a long time left an attempt to take Intel’s leadership in computing power. The evolution of the chips of Intel itself still follows Moore’s law, […]

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10 facts about APU AMD Carrizo / Processors and memory

If some analysts predict AMD’s quick death, the Sunnyvale company itself is not going to bury itself clearly. Yes, the architecture of Zen, developed almost from scratch, is not yet ready, as well as the transition to a 14-nm process technology, but within the available technologies AMD is capable of much. At the time of […]

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