Processors

Chips are everywhere. Processors are in your PCs, laptops, servers, cars and every gadget you can think of. In addition, the processor market is shifting---especially in the mobile market. Key trend: Graphical processing units. Key players include Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments among others.

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AMD Ryzen Pro 4000: First look

AMD Ryzen Pro 4000: First look

AMD is pitching its new Ryzen PRO 4000 processors as "the new standard for modern business PCs" offering what is claimed to be the best performing processor, the most advanced technology, and, perhaps more significant for business, the most modern security.

May 7, 2020 by

A basic guide to Arm processors

Apple’s recent move to redesign its Mac computers around chips that it fabricates for itself, replacing Intel, has cast a new spotlight around a class of processor that there’s a very good chance you own right now.

August 24, 2020 by

ARM processors everywhere: What this means for the tech economy

Maybe the news of Apple shifting its Mac CPUs from Intel to its own ARM64 architecture seemed subdued by the upheavals going on in the world today. Or perhaps, just perhaps, this is one of those changes: Not only a move to a more efficient processor, but also a more sustainable supply chain. It may be the smartest move yet, and not just from Apple. ZDNet’s Scott Fulton explains. Read more: https://zd.net/2OZC3J9

July 27, 2020 by

Intel had one craptacular week

Qualcomm plans to take on Intel in laptops as well as IoT devices and other areas. AWS cooks up its own Arm processors for its cloud instances with better price and performance than current Intel-based instances. Read more: https://zd.net/2LGCirt

December 6, 2019 by

All quantum supremacy is fleeting

Scott Fulton explains how Google astonished the world by claiming its prototype quantum processor has achieved “supremacy” -- the ability to process a task in seconds that would take a classical supercomputer more than a lifetime. But how long can Google reign supreme before IBM mounts a challenge to its legitimacy? Months? Days? Read more: https://zd.net/2K5bKiK

November 8, 2019 by

Dell PowerEdge R815

Dell PowerEdge R815

The Dell PowerEdge R815's core density is impressive, setting it up neatly for virtualisation duties. Using AMD's 6000 series processors, it hits 48 cores across only four sockets, all in a 2U chassis.

August 25, 2010 by

InFocus ScreenPlay 7210

InFocus ScreenPlay 7210

A fantastic mid-range projector, the 7210 delivers the deep contrast and natural colours that make for an excellent cinematic experience.

February 5, 2006 by

AMD Athlon XP/2600+

AMD Athlon XP/2600+

AMD has sprung a surprise by launching two new Athlon XP processors ahead of schedule. How does the flagship 2600+ CPU fare against Intel's Pentium 4 competition?

September 3, 2002 by