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AMD is cutting five percent of its workforce

Advanced Micro Devices is planning to trim about five percent of its global workforce as part of a cost-saving restructuring effort. Drew Prairie, a spokesperson for the company, told Reuters that just shy of 500 employees would lose their jobs.

AMD launches 6th generation Excavator-based Pro APUs

AMD has today launched their new range of 6th generation 'Pro' APUs, which are based on the company's mobile consumer Carrizo APUs announced earlier this year. While the Pro line is similar to the consumer line from an architecture perspective,…

Leaked slides detail Intel Skylake-U ultra-low-power CPU lineup

Intel's first Skylake processors for desktop systems launched just last week, but it could still be several months before we see Skylake variants for laptops and ultraportables. The exact specifications for these CPUs may not come as a surprise though,…

Intel Core i7-6700K Review: Skylake arrives with the latest 'tock'

Whereas Broadwell was a 'tick' in Intel's "tick-tock" release cycle, Skylake is a 'tock', which means the same manufacturing process along architecture improvements. Chief among the changes is a new LGA1151 socket, which will require a new motherboard that supports an Intel 100 Series chipset, as well as support for DDR4 memory. On hand today we have the Core i7-6700K, a quad-core processor operating at a base clock of 4.0GHz.

AMD launches another desktop APU, the A8-7670K

While Intel has dominated the high-performance CPU market for years, AMD continues to provide value to those on a budget with their reasonably attractive range of APUs. Today, the company has announced a new APU, the A8-7670K, that slots into…

Intel Core i7-5775C Review: Broadwell is off to a rough start on the desktop

Broadwell is the 14nm die shrink of Haswell, bringing a smaller die and lower power consumption. As is often the case with Intel’s ‘Tick’ updates, a few minor tweaks have also been applied, while remaining on the existing LGA1150 platform. Today we have the flagship model on hand, the Core i7-5775C, and its BGA version, the Core i7-5775R. Both are nearly identical save for the price and a slightly higher Turbo frequency on the BGA model.

Batman: Arkham Knight Benchmarked, Performance Review

Batman: Arkham Knight, the fourth entry in Warner Brother's Batman: Arkham series, is based on the same Unreal Engine 3 as its predecessor and an Nvidia-sponsored title. Favoring one camp of GPUs is hardly the least contentious way to launch a new game, however it seems this release would have rattled cages regardless. Countless Nvidia and AMD users have expressed anger about Arkham Knight's performance and stuttering issues. Here's what we found in our tests.