Intel Processor Numbers – Laptop, Desktop, and Mobile Device

Every computer or laptop needs a processor. Which one are you going to buy? Are you going for AMD or Intel? Are you going to use discrete graphics or rely on the integrated graphics? Do you want an unlocked one for overclocking or are you playing it safe at the manufacturers assigned speed? Whats the … Continue reading Intel Processor Numbers – Laptop, Desktop, and Mobile Device

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x86 Microarchitectures over the last years

A quick overview from AMD and Intel the past years. Mainstream x86 microarchitecture AMD Year Intel Zen 14FF 2017 ? Excavator v2 GF28A 2016 14+FF Kaby Lake Excavator GF28A 2015 14FF Skylake Steamroller 28SHP 2014 14FF Broadwell - - 2013 22FF Haswell Piledriver 32 SOI 2012 22FF Ivy Bridge Bulldozer 32nm 2011 32nm Sandy Bridge - … Continue reading x86 Microarchitectures over the last years