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ARM based AMD Opteron Seattle processors development kit available

ARM based AMD Opteron Seattle processors development kit available

Opteron now gets an ARM twist with the introduction of the development kit from AMD. Announced this week, the “Seattle” Opteron processors will have quad ARM CPU cores and will feature low power consumption. The kit will encompass 16 GB of RAM, 8 SATA ports, PCIe connectors. The processors employ dual-channel DDR3/DDR4 memory controller, that supports SODIMM, UDIMM or RDIMM ECC memory with maximum supported data rates going up to 1866 MHz. The Opteron A1100 Series … Read entire article »

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Nexus 7: will it sell 8 million units in 2012?

Nexus 7: will it sell 8 million units in 2012?

Just when everybody thought that the iPad was going to remain the King of Tablets, Android is quickly moving to take the fight directly to Apple with the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire. While there is very little actual information, Tech-Thoughts has decided to try to estimate the number of sales of the Nexus 7 for the entire year of 2012. They have used some reports and assumptions to try to come up with a … Read entire article »

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AMD steals Intel Market share in Q4 2011

Even with the lackluster bulldozer performance, AMD was able to gain market share from Intel 2011 as per the public data released by IDC. In 2011, Intel had 80.1 percent share, down 0.6 points from 2010, while had 19.7 percent share up 0.7 points. Via is the only other PC processor manufacturer worth mentioning. Its share dropped from 0.3 percent to 0.2 percent. While AMD lost in the server and workstation area, it more than made up with a robust gain in the mobile area. The PC market rebounded in 2011 and, according to the data, the Q4 2011 PC processor sale surged by over 14 percent. … Read entire article »

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Core i7-3960X, Sandy Bridge E in Laptop

Core i7-3960X, Sandy Bridge E in Laptop

When you think of an LGA 2011 processor, the 130 Watts behemoth, you have a server or a workstation in your mind capable of running programs faster than any other single processor is capable of doing it ( that is in Feb 2012). Eurocom thinks differently. When it packs the Core i7-3960X , LGA 2011, in its Desktop Replacement Notebook (DTR), it also gives you over an hour of battery life enough to save … Read entire article »

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Intel Announces Q4, 2011 Financial Results

Intel Announces Q4, 2011 Financial Results

Intel has announced the Q4, 2011 Financial results. The most important data, of course the the gain in the revenue over the same period last year. Going by this data ( see the Table and the chart below) Intel seems to be placed well. Intel posted 21 per cent increase in fourth quarter 2011 revenue. Profit increased by 6 per cent to $3.4bn. Investors were pleased ( really ?) with a 14 per cent increase in … Read entire article »

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Inside Apple A5 processor

Inside Apple A5 processor

Apple leverages the volume of the sale, to create a processor, that other will not be possible for traditional processor designers. Apple’s A5 is a not just a processor – it is an ecosystem that combines a processor, 512 MB of DDR2 RAM, and an advanced graphics on a single chip. We have already seen integration of the processor and the graphics – for example, Tegra 2 is quite aggressive with its graphics and it … Read entire article »

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Sylvania SYNET7WID netbook for just $79

Sylvania SYNET7WID netbook for just $79

Compare-processors.com spotted Sylvania SYNET7WID when searching for new arrivals at Walmart – the biggest US retailer which also stocks notebook and electronics gadgets.The Sylvania SYNET7WID is being touted as  “Kids  Netbook” with 7 inch LCD screen. Compare-processors.com  was just curious if this netbook could also be used by us ( as a better replacement for working on the smartphones and ipads) ? Let us take a closer look. This netbook comes with Via 8505 Processor , … Read entire article »

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Fix your computer – AVG Anti Virus and Spybot Search and Destroy

Fix your computer – AVG Anti Virus and Spybot Search and Destroy

There are two tools I will almost compulsorily recommend to keep your Computer Safer from Virus and Worms – The AVG Anti Virus and the Spybot Search and Destroy. The AVG Anti virus is free for the Basic version which in combination of the AVG Anti Virus works perfectly to keep your computer safe. Many notebooks come pre installed with one month trial of the Norton Anti Virus. While Norton Anti Virus is a decent tool, … Read entire article »

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