MSI J1800i's Bay Trail board (+CPU) has a $60 price tag



Who remembers putting together their own rig for thousands of dollars back in the 90's? Well, times have certainly changed, because building a PC these days obviously doesn't involve a second mortgage or divorce papers. 



ARM-based server chips are on the way for AMD

AMD has publicly disclosed its strategy and roadmap in an effort to recapture critical server market share.

AMD's FX-9590 CPU hits 5 GHz

AMD has debuted the first commercially available 5 GHz CPU processor, dubbed the FX-9590. These 8-core CPUs are targeted at gamers and high-end users looking to power their rigs with some of the fastest silicon available.

Claim: Intel's Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E SoC is only 10% faster

Hardcore tech enthusiasts are often quite excited when hardware benchmarks tip up before they are officially available.

Faster CPUs for next-gen Intel NUCs

Santa Clara's Next Unit of Computing, or NUC, can best be described as an uber-mini x86 desktop PC powered by Intel's Core i3 processor.

Console architect says Sony's Playstation 4 will be dev friendly

Mark Cerny - lead system architect of Sony's Playstation 4 (PS4) - says the Japanese-based corporation adopted a "very developer-centric approach" to the next-gen console.

The memory specs of Microsoft's Xbox 720 (Next)

Microsoft's Xbox 720 (Next) console is slated to make its long-awaited debut at E3 2013 in Los Angeles this June.

AMD unveils new Richland AMD Elite A-Series APUs

AMD has officially launched its Richland APU (accelerated processing unit), an SoC which is powerful enough to support features like facial-based logins and precise gesture recognition.

Rockchip samples 28nm HKMG RK31xx processor

Rockchip is currently sampling a 28nm HKMG RK31xx processor, just months after shipping its RK3066 dual-core chip with a quad-core Mali-400 GPU.

Game dev talks Wii CPU "weakness"


Akihiro Suzuki of the Dynasty Warriors franchise says the Wii U's CPU - which features three Power PC cores - poses certain "challenges" for developers. 



Intel reduces chip sipping with near-threshold voltage



Intel recently showcased a number of near-threshold voltage (NTV) techniques that promise to significantly increase processor energy efficiency by decreasing the supply voltage.

Apple CPU master returns to AMD



AMD has confirmed the hire of CPU master Jim Keller, a high-level chip architect who previously worked at Apple designing custom ARM-based processors for the iPad and iPhone.

The silicon guts of Sony's PS4

Sony's next gen-console will reportedly be powered by an AMD GPU, and, most likely, an AMD CPU as well.

CPU-GPU "collaboration" boosts processor performance


Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows graphics processing units (GPUs) and central processing units (CPUs) on a single chip to improve their level of collaboration.



ARM powers CPU/GPU hybrid supercomputer



Spanish engineers are developing a hybrid supercomputer that pairs Tegra ARM CPUs with Nvidia CUDA GPUs.

Apple eyes quad-core ARM CPUs for mobile devices

Apple has embedded support for quad-core ARM CPUs in its Xcode developer tool. Such processors could one day power next-gen iPhones, iPads and even future MacBook Airs.

Intel powers CPU with tiny solar cell

Intel yesterday showed off an experimental chip that it says cuts a processor's power consumption so much that it could run on solar power.

Heat transfer breakthrough cools computers

In what it calls a "fundamental breakthrough in heat transfer technology for microelectronics," the U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories has developed the "Sandia Cooler."



The future of Fusion and Llano

Silicon Valley chip expert David Kanter says AMD has "clearly articulated" both a software and hardware roadmap for unified CPU-GPU computing that contains "all the right pieces."  



AMD offers $50,000 in prizes for OpenCL contest

AMD is kicking off an OpenCL coding competition for devs. The contest - managed in conjunction with TopCoder - challenges software engineers to code apps that take advantage of both OpenCL and APU architecture.