CPU news stories
Apple announces M1 Ultra, its most powerful chip yet
Apple has today announced M1 Ultra, the company’s next major step for Apple silicon and the Mac, which it says will provide the new Mac Studio with superior computing power.
Hands-on review: Corsair H150i Elite LCD all-in-one CPU cooler
Released just in time for the launch of Intel's 12th generation CPUs, Corsair's H150i Elite LCD cooler is the first to come with the fixings for the new LGA Socket 1700.
Hands-on review: ASUS TUF Gaming Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 motherboard
Asus aims to make upgrading to an Intel 12th generation Alder Lake CPU a little easier on your pocket with the TUF Gaming Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 motherboard.
Exploring the move from virtual machines to containerisation
Until now, virtual machines (VMs) have been a core technology for optimising infrastructure resources. However, digital transformation is creating enormous data loads, and the requirement for business applications to run faster than ever before is driving a shift towards containerisation.
Hands-on review: PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Ultimate
As a card-carrying member of Team Green, can AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card convince Darren Price to switch to Team Red?
Intel unveils its 12th-Gen CPUs
Intel has released details regarding its new 12th-Gen Alder Lake CPUs and the Z690 motherboard chipset.
Hands-on review: Intel 11th-Gen Core i9-11900K and Core i5-11600K
Intel’s 11th Gen Core S-series desktop processors, code-named Rocket Lake-S are now in the wild.
Intel unleashes its 11th generation of desktop CPUs
Reaching speeds of up to 5.3 gigahertz with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost, the Intel Core i9-11900K is aimed squarely at gamers and PC enthusiasts.
Hands-on review: Intel Core i5-10600K and Core i9-10900K
The Core i5-10600K seems a good gaming CPU, whilst the Core i9-10900K is a real boost for multi-CPU applications.
Intel creates 10th Gen vPro processors for 'next generation of business computing'
“Built for business, the Intel vPro platform is a comprehensive PC foundation for performance, hardware-enhanced security, manageability and stability,” says Intel.
ZombieLoad: Another batch of flaws affect Intel chips
“This flaw can be weaponised in highly targeted attacks that would normally require system-wide privileges or a complete subversion of the operating system."
Wave Computing adds MIPS32 microAptiv Cores to MIPS Open Program
The MIPS32 microAptiv core is a highly-efficient, compact, real-time solution for microcontrollers (MCU) and entry-level embedded market applications
Renesas develops 28nm MCU with virtualisation-assisted functions
The MCU features four 600 megahertz CPUs with a lock-step mechanism and a large 16 MB flash memory capacity.
Why NVMe is headed for the mainstream this year
NVMe enables compute and storage to engage in massively parallel communication, so everything moves faster.
We go hands-on with the ASUS ROG STRIX Z390 E-Gaming
The ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming is packed with surprises. No marketing messages, just solid features that work in the out of the box.
Hands-on review: Intel Core i7 8086K Limited Edition
Whilst I’ve seen commemorative coins and stamps, I’ve never seen a commemorative CPU. Intel’s Core i7 8086K is exactly that.
Hands-on review: Intel Core i7-8700K
Is upgrading to Intel’s 8th generation of CPUs a worthwhile investment? FutureFive’s Darren Price takes a look at the Intel Core i7-8700K.
Flaw discovered in Intel chips, allows attackers to steal cloud data
Foreshadow is the third major flaw found in Intel chips this year after Spectre and Meltdown.
Google Cloud Platform’s 96 vCPU is now commercially available
Google Cloud Platform announced the general availability of Compute Engine machine types with 96 vCPUs and up to 624 GB of memory.
Data Centre Cooling
Three telltale signs that your data center is in distress
The first step in rescuing an ailing data center is to recognize the signs of age.
AMD unveils new 'Naples' CPU; claims it beats all competition
"Today marks the first major milestone in AMD re-asserting its position as an innovator in the datacenter and returning choice to customers."
Meet Kaby Lake: Intel uncovers its new 7th generation CPUs
Still salivating, we've now got the good oil on the rest of Intel's new 7th-generation CPU range, codenamed Kaby Lake.
The great race to power machine learning
Since the birth of the modern era of computing there has been an arms race between CPU microprocessor manufacturers.
My black hole theory of computing...
This is my unified theory of the computer market, technology and industry. I would like to call it the "Black whole theory".