Intel is finally confirming that its computer processors are vulnerable to an additional variant of Spectre, the nasty security vulnerability that affects nearly every CPU currently in devices and in the marketplace.
Tagged With processors
Ever since Apple started designing their own silicon for iOS devices, people have wondered if they'd do the same with their notebooks and desktops. According to some researchers, there's evidence that the next iMac Pro, the company's flagship desktop until a new Mac Pro appears, will use an A10 power plant.
IBM, Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES have come together to create an all new processor that packs 30 million transistors into a wafer the size of a fingernail. The developers say the resulting increase in performance will help accelerate cognitive computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other data-intensive applications delivered in the cloud. And power savings could see batteries in smartphones and other mobile products could last two to three times longer than today.
Sometimes it feels like computers have reached peak speed. Often times, when trolling YouTube or playing a quick round of Overwatch the limitations on performance seem tied to something else. Your internet is too slow, or you need a new graphics card. Computer processors have gotten faster - every year Intel unveils a microarchitecture with breathless claims of mighty performance improvements, but CPUs haven't had a real leap forward in a while. AMD's new Ryzen processors comes perilously close to changing the game.
Shopping for an Intel processor is no joke. There are enough that it can be confusing to buy the right one for your needs, whether you're gaming, working, doing video editing, need something you can overclock, and so on. Luckily this video and spreadsheet -- from Linus of LinusTechTips fame -- breaks it all down nicely.
Hyper-Threading has been in Intel's processors for years. It's the main difference between the Core i5 and i7, and that many games don't use it explains why i5s power some serious gaming rigs. If you've been considering an upgrade, but you're not sure if you need Hyper Threading, this video from Techquickie will help.
You already know what size of Windows 8 PC you want, but what are you going to put in it? More RAM? A bigger processor? Solid state storage? We're here to explain a few things for you to help you get the best Windows 8 device for your money.
Choosing the parts for your next computer build can be tough. CPUBoss aims to take the stress out of your CPU purchase with a powerful, user-friendly search engine aimed at one thing: finding the right processor.