Intel still contesting AMD fine
Published in Processors


US$1.4 billion at stake

Intel is still contesting the landmark US$1.4 billion antitrust fine from the European Commission, which in May 2009 found it had abused its dominant position in the market for x86 processors.

Samsung takes eBanking fight to US
Published in News


On Apple’s home turf with a cheaper easier product

Smartphone leader Samsung is taking its eBanking product to the home turf of its rival Apple.

Apple starts paying out for running ebook cartel
Published in News


$400 million for trying to fix the price of ebooks

One of Steve Jobs’ more despicable moments has finally cost his fruity cargo cult money.

ISC Fujitsu builds supercomputer from ARMv8 cores
Published in Processors


Will crush Chinese rivals

ISC Fujitsu is working on a supercomputer built around 64-bit ARMv8 cores and creating a machine which will clean the clock of the new crowned Chinese king of the supercomputers – Sunway TaihuLight machine.

MSI defends use of software souped up review cards
Published in Graphics


Higher clock speeds

MSI has replied to TechPowerUp claims it has caught out MSI it out sending out review graphics cards with higher clock speeds out of the box.

A third of Valve is working on VR
Published in Wearables


Expecting the VR age


Valve is getting all moist about VR taking off and has allocated more than a third of its developers to coming up with games for the gizmo.

Kaby Lake GPU learns hardware HDR
Published in Graphics


Exclusive: Hardware VP9, HEVC 10b too

Intel's Kaby Lake-S chips, which will launch as Core i7 and Core i5 in overclocked and non-overclocked versions, will have an updated GPU. They will be HDR capable and a hardware encoder and decoder support for VP9, HEVC 10b codecs. 

AMD Zeppelin is an 8 core Zen
Published in Processors


Exclusive: Up to four Zeppelin clusters for 32-core Naples option

A few months back Nick wrote about AMD Zen processor found in a Linux Kernel Mailing List confirming that Zeppelin had support for eight bundles of four cores on a single chip, or 32 physical processing cores.

Intel’s Xeon Phi can now tackle any multi-processing
Published in Processors


72-processors ready for AI


Chipzilla has announced that its 72-processor Xeon Phi now boots as a stand-alone, rather than as a coprocessor and can carry out multiprocessing tasks.

Nvidia’s P100 gets PCIe
Published in Graphics


Easy installation into server banks


Nvidia's Tesla P100 GPU has become accessible to server banks after the outfit hammered it into a PCIe form factor.