Intel Tiger Lake processors will thwart future Spectre and Meltdown attacks

Intel has announced that its 10nm Tiger Lake CPUs will be boast a new hardware-based security feature to protect against Spectre-like malware attacks. The laptop processors will be the first to come with would be the new Intel Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (CET), which Intel claims offers protection against the misuse of legitimate code through control-flow […]

6-core AMD Ryzen APU spotted: could this be a new budget champion?

A mid-range AMD Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir’ APU has been spotted in 3DMark ahead of its rumored arrival next month.  Details of the listing, shared by Twitter tipster @TUM_APISAK, reveal that the AMD Ryzen 4400G will be a 6-core, 12-thread processor with a base clock of 3.7GHz and a boost clock of 3.3GHz.  Details about the […]

Leaked Intel Rocket Lake-S benchmark hints at 4.3GHz boost clock

Intel’s 10th-generation Comet Lake CPU lineup may have just made its debut, but a processor from the chipmaker’s upcoming 11th-generation Rocket Lake-S lineup has already surfaced in benchmarks. The leaked benchmark, shared by Twitter tipster TUM_APISAK, suggests the top-end Rocket Lake-S CPU will 8-cores and 16-threads, in line with previous rumours that Intel wouldn’t launch […]

AMD beats Intel and Nvidia with more than half a billion GPUs sold

AMD has shipped more than half a billion GPUs since 2013, beating out rivals Intel and Nvidia.  That’s according to Jon Peddie Research (JPR), which claims AMD has shifted some 553 million GPUs since entering the market seven years ago.  Compared to its competitors, AMD accounted for 22% of the overall GPU shipment market over […]

Intel’s 8th-generation Coffee Lake processors reach end of life this year

Intel has announced plans to discontinue its 8th-generation Coffee Lake CPUs.  The chipmaker has issued a product change notice (PCN) confirming the discontinuation of its 8th-generation Core desktop processor family up to the flagship Intel Core i7-9700K, along with Pentium Gold and Celeron processors based on the 14nm Coffee Lake silicon. Intel isn’t yet calling […]

AMD Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir’ benchmarks show a 90% performance boost over Ryzen 3000

AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop APUs will offer up to a 90% performance increase over last year’s Ryzen 3000 processors, according to leaked 3DMark scores. The 3DMark submissions, shared by hardware tipster @_rogame, give us an indication of the performance on offer from Team Red’s incoming Ryzen 7 PRO 4700G, Ryzen 5 PRO 4400G and Ryzen […]

AMD Ryzen 6000 might arrive in 2022 as the world’s first 6nm desktop processor

The AMD Ryzen 6000 series will arrive in 2022 as Team Red’s first 6nm desktop APUs, according to a leaked product roadmap.  Though we’re still awaiting the arrival of the AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop APUs, slides shared with Wccftech suggest that the firm’s 6th-generation Ryzen CPUs will blow these incoming processors out of the water […]

Intel has acquired the company behind ‘Killer’ Wi-Fi cards

Intel has bought the company behind the popular Killer brand of Wi-Fi products found in laptops from Alienware, Dell, Lenovo, HP and more. Rivet Networks, which was previously acquired by Qualcomm in 2011, makes network interface cards (NICs) that are geared towards gamers and performance users. Its technology boasts gaming-centric features such as minimizing latency […]

Don’t worry, it looks like Nvidia Ampere may actually be coming to GeForce cards

Nvidia has seemingly confirmed that its newly-announced Ampere GPU architecture will be coming to both GeForce and data center graphics cards. When it unveiled its 7nm Ampere microarchitecture earlier today, Nvidia focused entirely on the data center, with no mention of PC gaming or the consumer-facing GeForce RTX 3080. Instead, the 7nm architecture will debut […]