Processors

New AMD processor details leak

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/loose-lips-sink-ships.jpg" />Oops! Looks like someone accident let some information out early. AMDs "Thuban" processors will be out next

Water runs uphill in mysterious silicon etching

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/escher_waterfall.jpg" />Bet you weren't expecting <em>that </em>headline tonight, were you? Well, it's about as literal as I could get. S

Let there be… nanophotonic avalanche photodetectors!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cascade.png" />File this one under "future toys." We hear about a lot of these super-low-level advances in processing and storage (whenev

Apple's A4 chip a billion dollar investment? That can't be right

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/army.jpg" />There's a story going around right now that the development costs for Apple's A4 chip, which powers the <a href="http://www.c

Apple's A4 processor is in ARM family tree with Snapdragon, Tegra

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/army.jpg" />One of the small surprises of the iPad announcement was that it was running on Apple's own custom silicon. Well, that's true

VIA’s 3000-series Nano CPUs promise longer battery, increased performance

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/nano.jpg">VIA has introduced its updated line of Nano processors, built for netbooks and all-in-one computers. The 3000 series promises a

AMD's official video from the Austin overclocking event

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/amd-006.jpg" />While I was <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/05/26/video-horsing-around-at-amds-austin-overclocking-event/">sliding

Video: Horsing around at AMD's Austin overclocking event

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/amd-0111.jpg" />Last week AMD <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/05/21/live-at-amds-austin-overclocking-event/">invited CrunchGear d

Live at AMD's Austin overclocking event

<img src="http://old.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/header.jpg" class="center" I'm eating lunch in the conference here in AMD's Lone Star campus while they&

Intel details next-generation 'Pine Trail' Atom platform, intros updated 'Moblin' UI

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/pinetrail.JPG">Intel just held a teleconference outlining some information on its next Atom platform, code-named "Pine Trail" and introduced

AMD Phenom II overclocked to 7.1GHz, that's a 220% increase

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/0020.jpg" />The Phenom II X4 has been shown to be an excellent overclocker, and recently the world record was set by a group called Limit

What can we blame for AMD's recent lackluster performance?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/amdp.jpg" />What's the matter with AMD? The number two chip maker in <i>the whole world</i> just posted some numbers that don't reflect t

Xbox-era games to be playable on cell phones soon?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/phonebox.jpg" />It is always wise to take these kinds of promises with a grain of salt, but if a company says their chip will allow a pho

Hack an extra core into your Phenom II

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/core.jpg" /> It's an improvement worthy of the greatest trick of all time, <a href="http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=108&amp

Nvidia's Ion platform to support VIA this year

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/atwa.jpg" /> That firecracker CEO of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang, has revealed that Nvidia will be putting out an "Ion 2" platform using VIA N

New form of processor will make errors at hugely increased speeds

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/broken_glass2.gif" />The PCMOS system, designed by Rice University researchers, promises a speed increase of 700% at a thirtieth of the p

New Phenom IIs from AMD drop

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/900die.jpg" />AMD enthusiasts should mark February 9th as a red-letter day. Five new processors have been unleashed by the ailing but eff

Nvidia to try its hand at x86 chips, then get its pants sued off

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/nvidia-chip.jpg" />While Intel is working on taking on the GPU sector (and may just have <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/02/05/in

Intel delays GPU-integrated processors until 2010

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/catwafer.jpg" />The economic crisis and resultant drop in spending has slowed down a lot of tech industries. Even the big players like In

Run AMD's Fusion utility on any processor

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/intelfusion.jpg" />Although we were a little underwhelmed at what <a href="http://www.amd.com/us/fusion/Pages/index.aspx">Fusion </a>actu
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