CPUs

Another year, another TechDay, and another ARM facility (this time in Cambridge, UK)—can only mean new ARM IP. Over the span of several days, we got an in-depth look at its latest technologies, including DynamIQ, the Mali-G72 GPU, the Cortex-A75, and (yes, finally) the successor to the A53: Cortex-A55.

Fractal Design Launches New S24 and S36 Celsius AIO Liquid Coolers

Fractal Design has just unveiled a different take on a new line of all-in-one liquid coolers, called the Celsius series. Unlike conventional AIOs, these new models are not actually...

5 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/12/2017

Intel’s Itanium Takes One Last Breath: Itanium 9700 Series CPUs Released

One of Intel’s ventures into the historic mainframe space was Itanium: a 64-bit capable processor designed in conjunction with Hewlett Packard. The main reason for Itanium was to run...

50 by Ian Cutress on 5/11/2017

Samsung and TSMC Roadmaps: 8 and 6 nm Added, Looking at 22ULP and 12FFC

Samsung and TSMC have made several important announcements about the present and future of their semiconductor manufacturing technologies in March. Samsung revealed that it had shipped over 70 thousand...

84 by Anton Shilov on 5/5/2017

Intel Unveils the Xeon Scalable Processor Family: Skylake-SP in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum

One of the more interesting elements of last week’s news was that some of the names of the future Intel Xeon processors, based on the Skylake microarchitecture, were accidentally...

21 by Ian Cutress on 5/4/2017

AMD Releases Q1 2017 Earnings, Confirms Vega and Naples Still On-Track for This Quarter

AMD’s Q1 earnings are in, capping off a very important quarter for the company. For the first quarter of the year, AMD booked $984 million in revenue, a sizable...

37 by Ryan Smith on 5/2/2017

Intel Announces Q1 2017 Financial Results: Record Quarter

Today Intel announced their earnings for Q1 of their 2017 fiscal year, and the results were good. Intel delivered record revenue for the quarter, of $14.8 billion, up from...

20 by Brett Howse on 4/27/2017

Skylake-SP Xeon List Published: Moving from E7/E5 Naming to Xeon Gold and Xeon Platinum

Presumably by accident, Intel this week has published a list of its upcoming processors that belong to the soon-to-launch Skylake Xeon families. The names were published by Intel in...

30 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 4/27/2017

Intel Discontinues the Intel Developer Forum; IDF17 Cancelled

In a bit of breaking news this morning, it appears that Intel has decided to cancel their Intel Developer Forum tradeshow going forward, including this summer’s expected IDF17. In an...

75 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 4/17/2017

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Core i5 Review: Twelve Threads vs Four at $250

Since the announcement of AMD’s mid-range offerings, it was clear that Ryzen 5 is going to have some major advantages over its direct price competition. For $250, the top...

249 by Ian Cutress on 4/11/2017

Intel Launches Kaby-Lake based Xeons: The E3-1200 v6 Family

For the several generations previous, it has become customary for the Xeon equivalents of consumer processors to hit the market several months later. We saw the launch of Kaby...

54 by Ian Cutress on 3/28/2017

CPU Buyer's Guide: Q1 2017

In our series of Buyer Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of...

46 by Ian Cutress on 3/20/2017

AMD Announces Ryzen 5 Lineup: Hex-Core from $219, Available April 11th

As part of our initial Ryzen 7 review, AMD also teased the presence of two more elements to the Ryzen lineup, specifically Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3, both aiming...

229 by Ian Cutress on 3/15/2017

AMD Prepares 32-Core Naples CPUs for 1P and 2P Servers: Coming in Q2

For users keeping track of AMD’s rollout of its new Zen microarchitecture, stage one was the launch of Ryzen, its new desktop-oriented product line last week. Stage three is...

91 by Ian Cutress on 3/7/2017

How To Get Ryzen Working on Windows 7 x64

Officially, AMD does not support Ryzen CPUs on Windows 7. Given that Microsoft has essentially ended support for the OS, this is the type of response we expect from...

70 by Ian Cutress on 3/7/2017

The AMD Zen and Ryzen 7 Review: A Deep Dive on 1800X, 1700X and 1700

For over two years the collective AMD vs Intel personal computer battle has been sitting on the edge of its seat. Back in 2014, when AMD first announced it...

554 by Ian Cutress on 3/2/2017

Making AMD Tick: A Very Zen Interview with Dr. Lisa Su, CEO

AMD held a Tech Day a week before the launch of Zen to go over the details of of the new Ryzen product with the technology press. As part...

59 by Ian Cutress on 3/2/2017

Intel Announces Xeon D-1500 Network Series SoCs with QuickAssist, Four 10 GbE Ports

Intel’s Xeon D SoCs and supporting platforms for storage, web hosting and networking applications seem to be getting traction with actual hardware manufacturers as well as end users. This...

12 by Anton Shilov on 2/26/2017

Intel Launches Atom C3000 SoCs: Up to 16 Cores for NAS, Servers, Vehicles

Intel this week formally launched its Atom C3000-series processors (formerly codenamed Denverton). The new chips are designed for inexpensive storage servers, NAS applications, as well as autonomous vehicles. The...

25 by Anton Shilov on 2/23/2017

AMD Launches Ryzen: 52% More IPC, Eight Cores for Under $330, Pre-order Today, On Sale March 2nd

The biggest x86 launch for AMD in five years is today: Ryzen is here. As always before a major launch, AMD gives a ‘Tech Day’ for relevant press and...

377 by Ian Cutress on 2/22/2017

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