Thanks to improvements in technology, UAVs are now more popular than ever before and while Intel’s technology is already powering a number of the latest consumer and commercial drones including the new Yuneec Typhoon H, Intel is now looking to enter the drone market for themselves as well.
According to a recent announcement, Intel is launching their new Falcon 8+ drone which will be the first Intel branded drone on the market and the successor to the Ascending Technologies’ Falcon 8 drone which they acquired as a part of their acquisition of Ascending Technologies back in January.
The Falcon 8+, designed for professional drone service providers [...]
CyberPowerPC is kicking off CES with a bang, and for 2015 they’re unveiling a brand new concept system they’re calling the CyberPowerPC Fang Trinity.
What’s unique about the Fang Trinity is the futuristic chassis which looks a bit like an alien spaceship. For those wondering how the chassis works, the chassis compartmentalized into a total of three compartments with each of the three compartments enclosed by a thick steel cover. The top compartment holds the GPU and three 2.5″ drives, the bottom left compartment holds the power supply, a slimline optical drive, a 3.5″ HDD, and a 2.5″ drive, and the bottom right compartment holds [...]
Ever since Intel’s Ultrabook push in late 2011, Ultrabooks have become quite popular in the notebook market and today we’ll be taking a look at the newest offerings from our friends over at CyberPowerPC. Now, since this is our first Ivy Bridge Ultrabook review, let’s first discuss what an Ultrabook is and what can be called an Ultrabook.
The first Ultrabooks that were released in 2011 prior to the release of Ivy Bridge CPUs had their own set of Ultrabook specifications, but with the release of Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors (sometime during Computex 2012 in June), Intel also released a new set of [...]
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will give a sneak peek of its upcoming HyperX LoVo low voltage SO-DIMMs at AMD Fan Day on Saturday, October 6, in Austin, Texas. HyperX LoVo SO-DIMMs are designed for notebook users looking to boost system performance as they auto-overclock with no need to adjust system BIOS settings. They also allow systems to run cooler and quieter. The full specifications for HyperX LoVo SO-DIMMs will be announced when they ship later this month.
“AMD Fan Day is all about making direct connections between AMD, our high-performance partners like Kingston, and the [...]
SAPPHIRE Technology, a leading manufacturer and global supplier of graphics, mainboard and multimedia solutions has just announced a new mainboard developed to support the latest Trinity family of APUs from AMD.
The SAPPHIRE Pure Platinum A85XT is a full ATX sized board that supports the latest generation AMD APU A10/A8/A6/A4 series Trinity processors using socket FM2. It includes full implementation of the A85X chipset features, including USB 3.0, SATA 6G, PCI-Express expansion and extensive I/O support.
“SAPPHIRE is very excited about the launch of the Trinity platform and the new architecture it [...]
These days when most of us go out shopping for pre-built laptops, the top choices include Apple, Dell, HP, etc., and while the big box manufacturers produce products that are most compelling, there are also lesser known, enthusiast oriented manufacturers such as CyberPowerPC who are able to provide customers with the same hardware at a much lower cost.
For those unfamiliar with CyberPowerPC, they are actually a fairly large and reputable company well known for producing custom built desktop PCs and notebooks. Now unlike going with computers from most big box manufacturers, the benefits of going with a company like CyberPowerPC is that you get [...]
The supremacy a HTPC has over a DVD/CD player or a cablebox is evident. Being capable of extending its use beyond simply playing disks, more and more people are leaning towards HTPCs as the center of their home entertainment systems. Today, we’ll be taking a look at one such HTPC designed for just that purpose, the ARCTIC MC101 “Most Advanced Home Entertainment Centers“.
When ARCTIC first announced the MC101, I was extremely excited for the new product. It had a beautiful brushed aluminum design that I haven’t seen on any other device in the same class and even looked better in comparison to most [...]
It’s been over a year since AMD first launched their first generation Llano APUs which brought with them solid CPU/GPU performance and power efficiency on a single die, and it looks like AMD’s is now releasing their new highly anticipated second generation APU, codenamed Trinity. The Trinity APU will be based off the new Piledriver microarchitecture, so we’ll be expecting to see improvements in both clock frequency as well as instructions per clock.
That said, the main changes from the Llano to Trinity is the switch to Piledriver x86 module which is derived from the desktop based Bulldozer CPUs. This means higher clock speeds starting at a base [...]
We’ve all seen the benchmarks and we’ve all seen the reviews. AMD’s Bulldozer platform just wasn’t what it was hyped up to be. However, for those who think AMD’s miss with Bulldozer spelled imminent doom, think again.
Largely thanks to AMD’s Llano APU platform, AMD is actually gaining ground in the x86 CPU market despite its inability to compete in the high end. Whereas AMD controlled about 18.2% of the CPU market in Q4 2011, they actually now control about 19.1% now, giving them just under a 1% gain in the CPU market. Intel who controls 80.2% of the market on the other hand, actually lost 0.8% of the market over the same time [...]
While earnings reports this quarter aren’t looking so hot for AMD, they’re still working hard to turn it around and one of the most anticipated products this year of course is the 2nd generation APUs. After all, the previous APU, codenamed Llano, was a top seller due to its great CPU and integrated GPU performance at an affordable price.
According to a recent blog post by Phil Hughes, Senior PR Manager at AMD, the new 2012 APUs have shipped and both Trinity and Brazos 2.0 APUs will become “available globally soon!”
Great news AMD fans, our second-generation AMD A-Series APU (codenamed: “Trinity”) began shipping last quarter – putting [...]