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AMD Ryzen 2 latest: AMD Ryzen 2700X performance benchmarks leak online

15 March 2018: The first performance benchmarks for AMD’s long-awaited second-generation Ryzen 2700X processor have leaked onto the internet. The Zen+ microprocessors – new Ryzen CPUs optimised for a 12nm process architecture compared to the 14nm manufacturing process of the first Ryzens – is expected to be launched next month.  The new CPUs will replace the Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X ... Read More »

Scientists claim major quantum computing milestone after getting two silicon qubits to communicate with each other

Driven by Data in association with IBM The channel looks at how software-defined storage is an enabler of multi-cloud, AI, IoT, and arguably plays a pivotal role in digital transformation. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

Benchmark leak points to AMD Ryzen 2 flagship running at 4.35GHz

Driven by Data in association with IBM The channel looks at how software-defined storage is an enabler of multi-cloud, AI, IoT, and arguably plays a pivotal role in digital transformation. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

Maplin enters administration as takeover talks collapse

UK highstreet electronics retailer Maplin has fallen into administration after finding itself unable to find a buyer. CEO Graham Harris described a financial situation – apparently caused by the Brexit vote and ensuing lack of consumer confidence, as well as removal of credit insurance to buy goods – as “impossible” to raise capital to continue. The company has now confirmed ... Read More »

Qualcomm: Broadcom bid still undervalues company but we’re open to new negotiations

Qualcomm has, again, described rival Broadcom’s bid for the company as too low, but is open to holding further talks.  The offer was extended in an open letter from Qualcomm’s chairman of the board, Paul Jacobs, to Broadcom CEO Hock Tan, released today.  Jacobs described the two companies’ last meeting – on Wednesday 23 February – as “productive” and claimed ... Read More »

Qualcomm increases offer for NXP to $44bn in order to push deal through quickly

Driven by Data in association with IBM The channel looks at how software-defined storage is an enabler of multi-cloud, AI, IoT, and arguably plays a pivotal role in digital transformation. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

AMD to modify architecture to remove Spectre security threat from Zen 2

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

Intel: Spectre and Meltdown fixes should make PCs only 10 per cent slower, at most

Intel has fought back over claims that the operating system-level fixes for Meltdown – the Intel-specific security flaw revealed last week – will critically affect PC and server performance.  It has released internal tests that suggest that older microprocessors handled typical tasks ‘only’ 10 per cent slower than they did before the patch was applied.  However, Intel’s idea of an older ... Read More »

Intel hit with three class-action suits over Meltdown and Spectre

Semiconductor giant Intel has been hit with three hurriedly launched class-action lawsuits following the disclosure of major flaws in microprocessor architectures disclosed last week. Hundreds of millions – possibly billions – of devices are believed to be vulnerable to either one or both of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, with processor architectures designed by AMD and ARM, as well as Intel, affected. The flaws ... Read More »

Nvidia licensing kills off Geforce for data centres

Nvidia has updated its End User Licence Agreement (EULA) to force data centres users away from its consumer-grade GPUs and towards the (much) more costly workstation and server products. Floating point performance has long been the main differentiator between Nvidia’s Geforce, Quadro and Tesla families. While the latter two have been able to use full double-precision floating point capabilities, the ... Read More »

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