Synaptics, AMD Collaborate on Next-Generation Microsoft Operating System

Synaptics, AMD Collaborate on Next-Generation Microsoft Operating System

Synaptics together with AMD, today announced a joint initiative centered on delivering a new industry benchmark in highly-secure biometric fingerprint authentication for enterprise/commercial and consumer notebook PCs based on next-generation AMD Ryzen Mobile platform and Microsoft’s next-generation operating system. The collaboration brings a new level of security for AMD-based laptops by leveraging...

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Chrome version 67 Add on Site Isolation as standard for protection against Spectre

Chrome version 67 Add on Site Isolation as standard for protection against Spectre

Ever since the Intel processor vulnerabilities got exposed, Google has been working hard to to protect the Chrome browser against security vulnerabilities. The company now achieved a final solution, by implementing a function called Site Isolation. — Google — Speculative execution side-channel attacks like Spectre are a newly discovered security risk for web browsers....

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AMD Appoints Graphics Software Architecture Leader Jeffrey Cheng to Corporate Fellow

AMD Appoints Graphics Software Architecture Leader Jeffrey Cheng to Corporate Fellow

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the appointment of software chief architect, Dr. Jeffrey Cheng, to AMD corporate fellow. The appointment is based on his demonstrated technical leadership and role evolving the company’s graphics technologies and approach to software development. Dr. Cheng has played a key architect role spanning hardware, software and...

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Intel Kaby Lake-X Processors Get Early Retirement

Intel Kaby Lake-X Processors Get Early Retirement

With less than a year after their release, Intel are already retiring their Kaby Lake-X processors. Initially introduced with the X299 platform, the Intel Core i5-7640X and Intel Core i7-7740X were quad-core entry models into the HEDT platform. Unfortunately, they never really took off as planned. Intel openly admitted that...

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AMD Leaks Model Numbers of Upcoming Ryzen SKUs

AMD Leaks Model Numbers of Upcoming Ryzen SKUs

AMD inadvertently put out model numbers of several Ryzen processor model numbers, before redacting the page with them. They reveal pretty much AMD’s entire second wave of Ryzen 2000 series processors. To begin with, AMD will finally introduce Ryzen 3 series desktop processor SKUs based on the 12 nm “Pinnacle...

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Intel Scores Another Top AMD Exec – Chris Hook Confirmed to Join Company

Intel Scores Another Top AMD Exec – Chris Hook Confirmed to Join Company

Chris Hook, the head of marketing at AMD Radeon Technologies Group (RTG), who resigned from AMD a few weeks ago, joined Intel. Hook will hold the position of head of discrete graphics marketing, confirming rumors of Intel making heavy investments into the development of a discrete GPU that can double up as...

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Coffee Lake S 8-Core CPU With iGPU Referenced in Company’s Documentation

Coffee Lake S 8-Core CPU With iGPU Referenced in Company’s Documentation

Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake-S CPUs are still only referenced as smoke and mirrors – gradually becoming denser, surely, but slowly. However, hawk-eyed users have begun noticing the usual trickle of information that precedes a product release. In this case, Intel themselves have started listing technical documents referencing the Coffee Lake-S parts,...

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Intel Rumored to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of the 8086 with a Special Core i7 SKU?

Intel Rumored to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of the 8086 with a Special Core i7 SKU?

Intel recently celebrated 20 years of the Pentium brand that made the company a household name, with a special Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 SKU. If rumors are to be believed, the company could do something similar with the upcoming 40th anniversary of its 8086 processor, the distant ancestor of...

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Intel Core i7+ and Core i5+ Retail SKUs Start Selling

Intel Core i7+ and Core i5+ Retail SKUs Start Selling

Intel began selling its Core i7+ and Core i5+ processor SKUs in the retail channel, in new box designs distinguishable from the regular 8th generation Core processor retail boxes. For those new to this, Intel late-March, launched Core i5+, Core i7+, and Core i9+ processor SKUs. These have absolutely zero processor performance...

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AMD Ryzen “Pinnacle Ridge” CPUs and X470 Motherboards Open to Pre-orders

AMD Ryzen “Pinnacle Ridge” CPUs and X470 Motherboards Open to Pre-orders

Ahead of its 19th April formal launch, AMD opened up pre-orders to its 2nd generation Ryzen “Pinnacle Ridge” processors, and compatible motherboards based on AMD X470 chipset. AMD is launching this series with four SKUs, the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 7 2700 eight-core chips, and Ryzen 5 2600X and...

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