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AMD Zen: a bit of a deja-vu?

AMD has released the first proper information on their new Zen architecture. Anandtech seems to have done some of the most in-depth coverage, as usual. My first impression is that of a deja-vu… in more than one way. Firstly, it reminds … Continue reading

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DirectX 12 and Vulkan: what it is, and what it isn’t

I often read comments in the vein of: “… but vendor A’s hardware is designed more for DX12/Vulkan than vendor B’s”. It’s a bit more complicated than that, because it is somewhat of a chicken-and-egg problem. So I thought I’d … Continue reading

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DirectX 12 is out, let’s review

Well, DirectX 12 is launched, together with a new version of Windows (Windows 10) and an improved driver system (WDDM 2.0). Because, if you remember, we also had: Windows Vista + DirectX 10 + WDDM 1.0 Windows 7 + DirectX … Continue reading

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8088 MPH: The polygons

The last effect in 8088 MPH to be discussed is the polygon renderer. As already mentioned earlier, it is not a regular polygon renderer, but actually a ‘delta-renderer’. This bears some similarity to 8088 Domination, where the video is encoded … Continue reading

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Intel disables TSX in Haswell

I was going to do a blog about this earlier, but the timing was rather unfortunate, because I had just published another blog. Then it slipped my mind, until the news of the new Haswell EP-based Xeon CPUs that is. … Continue reading

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AMD Richland, another improvement that is not an improvement

Only moments after Intel introduced its new Haswell, AMD also introduced its successor to Trinity, codenamed Richland. Well, I can be short about this one. Anandtech did some nice coverage on it, as usual. The focus is entirely on the … Continue reading

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Haswell Hasarrived

Intel has launched its new generation of Core i5/i7 processors, codenamed Haswell. If you are familiar with Intel’s tick-tock strategy, this is a ‘tock’: a microarchitecture update on existing process technology. In this case the 22 nm process which is … Continue reading

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