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Asus Z97-A puts Intel's 9 Series chipset through its paces

Review Here we are again. Another Intel chipset series sees the light of day – but at least this time there isn’t a new socket to contend with... Well, at the very high end there is, but that’s for the X99 Express coming later. Intel 9 Series chipset overview At launch there are two 9 series chipsets: the Z97 Express and the H97 …
Simon Crisp, 27 May 2014

Intel's server chip biz holds steady ahead of Ivy Bridge Xeons

Analysis You might think that Intel would have been talking a bit more excitedly about the Xeon server chip lineup when it walked through its numbers for the second quarter yesterday. Particularly with the PC business on the skids. The workhorse "Ivy Bridge-EP" Xeon E5 v2 processors are slated for launch in the third quarter and the …
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AMD puts network, chip guru in charge of Opterons

AMD's new CEO Rory Read has been shaking things up in the past couple of months while at the same time settling things down – particularly on the Opteron server chip front. To help accomplish both, he's made a major management move, hiring Suresh Gopalakrishnan to be vice president and general manager of AMD's server business …
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Intel's future Sandy Bridge Xeons exposed

Exclusive The ongoing x64 server chip war is going to heat up considerably in the third quarter, with both Intel and AMD firing off new processors for midrange server buyers. And we now have a few more details about Intel's future "Sandy Bridge" Xeon platforms and the chipsets that drive them. Processor socket and chipset transitions …
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Intel shakes off $1bn chipset flaw

How much did a little design flaw in one metal layer on the Cougar Point Intel 6 chipset used with Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 chips cost Intel? A cool $1bn, that's how much. And in a conference call with Wall Street analysts on Monday, Intel's two Smiths – Stacey Smith, Intel's chief financial officer, and Steve Smith, …

Intel finds flaw in Sandy Bridge chipset

Chip giant Intel was ecstatic about the rollout of the Sandy Bridge Core family of chips for desktops and laptops and is prepping for single-socket servers and workstations next month based on the Xeon variants of these chips. But the discovery of a bug in the Intel 6 Cougar Point chipset announced this morning just threw a …
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Intel shells out $1.5bn for Nvidia tech

Intel and Nvidia are burying the hatchet, and it looks like it will be stuck in AMD's skull. And, perhaps equally importantly, Nvidia will be $1.5bn richer. With "eye candy" – snazzy media processing – being the most important aspect of personal computing these days, Intel can ill afford to be at war with graphics chip maker …
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AMD chipsets: the feeds and speeds

X64 chip seller Advanced Micro Devices launched its "Fiorano" family of homegrown server chipsets yesterday, but many of the technical details of the three different chipsets were not available at press time. El Reg has finally got its hands on the specs. AMD was originally expected to come out with one chipset, which is based …
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Bull to do homegrown Nehalem EX chipset

French server maker Bull is getting serious about the server racket, and is doing the engineering needed to back up its ambitions. Only two weeks ago, Bull announced that it was creating its own line of extreme-scale blade supercomputers with the unfortunately and presumably unintentionally hilarious name bullx. The machines …

Intel nudges back mid-range Core i CPUs?

Intel has delayed the roll-out of its anticipated 'Nehalem'-based mainstream desktop processors - as opposed to 'performance desktop parts, already released as Core i7 - it has been claimed. The new timetable, alleged by Asian motherboard-maker moles cited by Digitimes, would seem to be inspired more by the market than …
Tony Smith, 28 May 2009
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Intel's netbook roadmap downplays HD chipset

So farewell then, GN40, Intel's next major netbook chipset but now apparently destined for the chop before it was even launched. That, at least, is what can be read from Intel mobile platform plans announced in Asia this week. Sources within Taiwan's notebook manufacturer community cited by DigiTimes indicate that Intel's …
Tony Smith, 12 May 2009

Intel and Nvidia take licensing kerfuffle to court

A continuing dispute between Intel and Nvidia over the scope of a 2004 cross-licensing pact has, rather unsurprisingly, made its way to court. Chipzilla filed a motion in Delaware court on Monday asking for a judge to bar Nvidia from making chipsets compatible with Intel's Nehalem-based processors. Nehalem introduces an …
Austin Modine, 19 Feb 2009

AMD's 8-series integrated chipset slips a quarter?

AMD's HyperTransport 3.0 chipset, 'RS880', may have been put back a quarter. Roadmaps that leaked out in July this year had the Socket AM3 RS880 down for a Q2 2009 release, but an update to AMD's integrated-chipset launch schedule reported this week indicates that part now won't ship until Q3 2009. The RS880 will incorporate …
Tony Smith, 8 Dec 2008

Nvidia intros GPU-boosting integrated chipsets

Nvidia has rolled out desktop versions of the laptop-friendly chipset Apple last week introduced in the new MacBook standard, Air and Pro notebooks. Enter the GeForce 9300 and 9400, integrated chipsets both - hence the GeForce brand rather than Nvidia's usual mobo logo, nForce. The two chipsets are designed for Intel-oriented …
Tony Smith, 21 Oct 2008

Analyst: Nvidia will quit chipset biz in 2009

Nvidia is again facing a claim that it's going to get out of the chipset business, this time from US investment house Pacific Crest Securities. PCS analyst this week told investors that "our checks confirm that Nvidia has decided to exit the chipset market next year", despite the fact that the product line will account for …
Tony Smith, 7 Oct 2008

Intel ships dual-core Atom

Intel formally begun shipping its first dual-core Atom chip, the 1.6GHz desktop-oriented 330, yesterday. The part sits on a 533MHz frontside bus and contains 1MB of L2 cache. It consumes up to 8W of power. The new chip's pin-compatible with the single-core Atom 230, though motherboards will need a Bios update of course. …
Tony Smith, 22 Sep 2008

VIA heralds end of third-party PC chipset biz

VIA has tacitly confirmed that it's quitting the PC chipset business, claiming that there's no longer a third-party chipset market worth the name. Richard Brown, VIA's marketing chief, told Custom PC: "We believed that ultimately the third-party chipset market would disappear... That has indeed come to pass." VIA's …
Tony Smith, 11 Aug 2008

Nvidia waves goodbye to chipsets?

The web is alight with rumours that Nvidia has had enough of the chipset business and is poised to leave. According to unnamed Digitimes sources, Nvidia called a meeting earlier this week with motherboard partners, to gauge support for its continued chipset development. Chipsets are thought to account for about 18 per cent of …

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