Tag Archives: CPU

AMD Threadripper vs. Intel Core i9: The best CPU for enthusiasts

Intel’s Core i9 and AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper are facing off in the toughest CPU match in years. Historically, if you wanted the fastest PC chip, you bought Intel. If you wanted to save money, you went with AMD. With Threadripper, AMD claims you can have it all: a low price, and the best performance. We pitted both chips against each other in a grudge ... Read More »

AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper chips could very well be the most powerful consumer CPU ever introduced when it releases in August. With up to 16 cores and 32 threads, Threadripper gives the high-performance Intel products currently dominating high-end desktops something to worry about. The mega-core CPU battle is now quickly turning into an arms race. Check back here for all the ... Read More »

Gionee F106 clears TENAA with quad-core CPU, 8MP camera

Gionee Android A new Gionee smartphone has been certified by the Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA. The Gionee F106, the TENAA listing reveals, is powered by an SoC with quad-core 1.5GHz processor, and sports a 4.99-inch HD display. RAM is 2GB, while internal memory is 16GB, and is further expandable via a microSD card slot. The device features an 8MP rear ... Read More »

You can find out how your CPU compares to AMD’s Ryzen for free

The Ryzen hype train has left the station, and to build up its speed, AMD has actually released the source file it used to demonstrate just how fast its upcoming eight-core Summit Ridge CPU is. This doesn’t usually happen, but because Blender is open-source and free, we now have a way for both haters and fans to test their own ... Read More »

LG launches new G Pad III 10.1 tablet with octa-core CPU, 5MP front camera

Shortly after being leaked by the usually reliable tipster @evleaks, LG has launched the LG G Pad III 10.1 FHD LTE tablet. As clear from the device’s name, it sports a 10.1-inch screen. Display resolution is 1920×1200, and the tablet also offers support for LTE. The new G Pad III 10.1 is powered by an octa-core 1.5GHz processor, comes in ... Read More »

You can find out how your CPU compares to AMD’s Ryzen for free

The Ryzen hype train has left the station, and to build up its speed, AMD has actually released the source file it used to demonstrate just how fast its upcoming eight-core Summit Ridge CPU is. This doesn’t usually happen, but because Blender is open-source and free, we now have a way for both haters and fans to test their own ... Read More »

Panasonic P88 announced: 5.3-inch 720p display, quad-core CPU, $140

Panasonic has announced the P88 smartphone in India. A modest, but affordable model, the Panasonic P88 checks a few of the right boxes including a list price of INR 9,290 (a few dollars short of $140). The specsheet starts with a 5.3″ IPS display of 720p resolution (some 277ppi) covered with 2.5D glass by Japanese glass specialists Asahi (no gorillas ... Read More »

AMD will sneak-peek its high-end Zen CPU in December, starting a new CPU war

That distant drum beat you’re hearing? That’s the sound of the coming CPU war. The latest beat came this morning, when AMD said it was holding a sneak peek of its high-performance Zen CPU in a few weeks. The preview will be streamed at 1 p.m. PST on December 13. You can sign up at AMD’s website to be clued in. ... Read More »

Intel Kaby Lake Review: What optimization can do for a 14nm CPU

When Intel’s Kaby Lake CPU arrived at our doorstep in the form of Dell’s XPS 13 laptop, it was wrapped in foreboding. Hardware fans have long been in denial about the inevitable end of Moore’s Law. With Kaby Lake, Intel’s abandoned its relentless “tick-tock” march in favor of a slower “process-architecture-optimize” stroll. Semiconductor doomsday seemed nigh. Kaby Lake is the first CPU ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime launched with octa-core CPU, 5.5-inch display

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, images of which leaked over a week ago, has been officially launched. The device is now listed on the South Korean company’s Vietnam website, revealing its design as well as key specifications. The listing reveals that the device is powered by an octa-core 1.6GHz processor, and sports a 5.5-inch full HD display. It comes with ... Read More »