Posts tagged as: x86

AMD to Pair ARM, x86 Chips – To Improve Security and Aid in Ultrathin Efforts

AMD has confirmed plans to license ARM technology for chipsets in upcoming ‘ultrathin’ notebooks. The company is stopping short of replacing its x86-based CPU and GPU components, however, as an ARM Cortex-A5 chip will serve as an independent core tasked with running applications in a secure environment via ARM’s Trustzone technology. “It runs the code […]

Microsoft Posts Windows 8 Dev Preview for X86

Ahead of an 11PM Eastern promise, Microsoft has posted the Windows 8  Developer Preview.  Intel/AMD based 32-bit (ISO) and 64-bit (ISO) editions are on tap, with an ARM version understandably  left out given the lack of hardware.  The developer center is also now active with more details. In releasing the developer-focused version,  Microsoft also confirmed that […]

NVIDIA Chief Jen-Hsun Huang Expects ARM Will Outrun x86 in Five Years

NVIDIA chief Jen-Hsun Huang has used a press conference in Taiwan to argue that ARM-based mobile chips will outrun traditional PC chips in five years. He suggested that consumers do not care whether a device is running an ARM-based processor or an x86 processor. Huang also argued that Intel would lose its market dominance as […]

NVIDIA Porting CUDA to x86

NVIDIA chief Jen-Hsun Huang today at its GPU Technology Conference said his company would bring its CUDA general-purpose computing language directly to x86 chips. The approach developed with the Portland Group will let systems without NVIDIA cards handle the code. It will work best with multi-core processors and is being aim at the server market.. […]

Intel Introduces New Core i7 and First Core i5 Processors

Intel today introduced several high-performance desktop and server processors today, the new Intel Core i5 processor family and two new Intel Core   i7 processors were part of the release. New Intel Core Processors for Consumers Formerly codenamed “Lynnfield,” these new chips are based on Intel’s award-winning Nehalem microarchitecture and are designed for consumers who […]

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