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Report: 'Crystal Well' Haswell IGP to Have 64MB L4 Cache
Apr 14, 2013 - in News
The "Crystal Well" variant of Intel's upcoming Haswell lineup reportedly features a 64 MB L4 cache dedicated for graphics.
FX Vs. Core i7: Exploring CPU Bottlenecks And AMD CrossFire
Jan 23, 2013 - in Reviews
AMD and Intel continue serving up increasingly faster CPUs. But graphics card performance is accelerating even faster. Is there still such a thing as processor-bound gaming? We take two Radeon HD 7970s, high-end desktop CPUs, and a few games to find out.
Eurocom Racer 2.0 Review: Intel's Ivy Bridge Meets Nvidia's Kepler
Jul 31, 2012 - in Reviews
Are you tired of gaming notebooks that have to be tethered to a power outlet? We test Eurocom’s Racer 2.0 to see if its combination of a 22 nm Intel-based CPU and 28 nm graphics processor from Nvidia can help enable playable performance on the road.
Deals July 21: 15-inch Core i5 Ivy Bridge Laptop $549.99
Jul 21, 2012 - in News
Check out the weekend edition of LogicBuy's best offers!
Intel, AMD Earnings Expectation Cut, Nvidia Downgraded
Jul 16, 2012 - in News
Intel and AMD are due to report their second quarter earnings this week.
Financial Analysts Say Intel Killed the Discrete Graphics Card
May 1, 2012 - in News
Intel has most certainly created some tension between integrated graphics, good-enough-graphics and discrete graphics cards with the introduction of Ivy Bridge.
Intel Rules Chip Market: Share Jumps to a 10-Year High
Mar 27, 2012 - in News
Intel once again topped the chip maker ranking of 2011.
Nvidia Wants to Make its Chips Inside Intel's Factories
Mar 26, 2012 - in News
Nvidia hints that it has an idea how to solve its chip production problem that delayed the introduction of Kepler GPUs.
Apple May Have Cut Kepler GPUs From Some New MacBooks
Mar 14, 2012 - in News
There is an interesting rumor that is likely to cause some meetings between Apple and Nvidia.
Battle At $140: Can An APU Beat An Intel CPU And Add-In Graphics?
Feb 28, 2012 - in Reviews
What can you get for $140? How about AMD's top-of-the-line A8-3870K APU with four CPU cores and an integrated Radeon HD 6550D? That's also enough for a Pentium G620 and discrete Radeon HD 6670. We benchmark both to uncover the best budget-oriented option.
Graphics Chip Shipments Down 10 Percent in Q4 2012
Feb 24, 2012 - in News
The impact of the Taiwan flood reached through to graphics chips as shipments dropped from 138.5 million units in Q3 to 124 million in Q3, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) reports. Shipments were up 10 million units year-over-year.
AMD FX Vs. Intel Core i3: Exploring Game Performance With Cheap GPUs
Feb 22, 2012 - in Reviews
Following our sub-$200 gaming CPU comparison, we put Intel's Core i3-2100 and AMD's FX-4100 under the microscope. This time, we test a number of different graphics cards from AMD to see how GPUs affect perceived processor bottlenecks.
Intel Haswell iGPU to support DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 3.2
Feb 14, 2012 - in News
Intel Haswell's iGPU set to support DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL 1.2
Chris Angelini On Tom's Hardware In 2012
Jan 16, 2012 - in Reviews
I just got back from CES 2012. And although I’ve attended a great many Consumer Electronics Shows, Computexes, and Comdexes (never a CeBIT), this year’s show was by far the most intense. It wasn’t that there were tons of really awesome products. In fact,
The Winners of Our Asus X79 System Design Challenge
Jan 5, 2012 - in News
Build the coolest system to win.
Eurocom Racer: Radeon HD 6990M In A Truly Mobile Form Factor
Jan 2, 2012 - in Reviews
Sporting awesome gaming performance and low power draw, the only thing missing from our previous Radeon HD 6990M benchmarks was an efficient, portable package. Eurocom addresses that with its mid-sized Racer. But can the smaller notebook keep pace?
Razer Taking Pre-Orders for Blade Gaming Laptop Within Days
Dec 9, 2011 - in News
Gamers waiting patiently for the Razer Blade laptop should be able to pre-order the device in the next couple of days.
First Cedar Trail Nettops Use Nvidia, AMD Instead of Intel IGP
Dec 8, 2011 - in News
The first Cedar Trail PCs are making their way to customers.
Intel: AMD is Still a "Serious Competitor" ... on Price
Dec 6, 2011 - in News
In a third interview with Nordic Hardware, Pat Bliemer, the Managing Director of Intel Northern Europe, discusses AMD's Llano, Integrated Graphics and how it can compete in the market.
Intel Outgrows Samsung in Sluggish Semiconductor Market
Dec 2, 2011 - in News
There are not many highlights in the 2011 semiconductor sales ranking; only four of the 20 largest chip companies were able to post double-digit growth rates.
Chip Makers Hit By Economic Downturn, Forecast Reduced
Nov 18, 2011 - in News
Semiconductor revenues are now expected to climb by just 1.2 percent this year and remain essentially flat over 2010, according to a new report released by IHS.
Intel, MasterCard Confirms Tap-To-Pay Tech for Ultrabooks
Nov 14, 2011 - in News
Ultrabooks and future Intel-based devices will allow users to use their NFC-enabled card or smartphone to make an online purchase with a simple tap.
73% of x86 Processors Now Integrate Graphics
Nov 4, 2011 - in News
Intel's Sandy Bridge and AMD Fusion processors continue to drive processor revenues, according to data released by IDC.
Q3 Graphics Shipments Up 16.7% Over Last Quarter
Nov 4, 2011 - in News
The graphics chip industry had a much more upbeat Q3 than the disappointing first two quarters in the year.
Winner of Tom's Enthusiast PC with Vipre Antivirus
Oct 31, 2011 - in News
Win a hot gaming rig complete with protection.
Battlefield 3 Performance: 30+ Graphics Cards, Benchmarked
Oct 27, 2011 - in Reviews
Are you wondering how your PC will handle Battlefield 3 before buying the game? We pulled a series of all-nighters to get almost every graphics card in our lab tested, in addition to a handful of processors, to answer your performance-oriented questions.
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: September 2011
Sep 13, 2011 - in Reviews
This month we're talking about the disappearance of Nvidia's GeForce GT 240 and GeForce GTX 460 graphics cards. Additionally, we consider the implications of our micro-stuttering investigation on the dual-card configurations we recommend.
Chip Industry Grew By 11-Percent in Q1, 2011
May 24, 2011 - in News
The global chip industry grew its revenues by about 11% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2011.
Intel to Use PowerVR Graphics in New Atom CPU?
May 11, 2011 - in News
Next Atom to have the graphics of a super tablet.
Nvidia Graphics Chip Market Share Nosedives
May 4, 2011 - in News
It isn't unusual to see shifts in graphics market share from quarter to quarter as we know that the timing of the introductions of new graphics products can dramatically impact the market position of any graphics chip developer.