CPUs

If you follow PC technology news, you would have seen our news on how Supermicro had enabled overclocking for Skylake (Intel’s 6th Generation) processors on non Z170 motherboards. This was a two fold increase in interest – not only was there overclocking (via base frequency rather than multiplier) on an H series chipset more than a few MHz, but it also enabled this type of overclocking on locked processors from $60 and up. Core i3-6300T overclocked by 20% We reported at the time that ASRock was also introducing this feature, and since then they promoted a new series of ‘Sky OC’ features to enable base frequency overclocking on locked (often called ‘non-K’ because these chips do not have the K letter in their name to denote...

GlobalFoundries Granted Independence, Acquires Remaining Stake from AMD

When AMD originally spun off its foundry business in 2008, the resulting Foundry Company (as it was called back then) was 55.6% ATIC owned and 44.4% AMD owned. Since...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/4/2012

AMD Executes on Promise of Agility, Intends to Acquire SeaMicro for $334M

At its 2012 Financial Analyst Day, AMD mentioned a conscious shift towards being a more agile company. Wanting a bigger piece of the high margin server market, AMD is...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/2/2012

AMD Releases FX-6200 and FX-4170 Processors; FX-8120 Gets a Price Cut

AMD sent word this morning that they’re doing some shuffling of their Bulldozer based FX processor lineup. Altogether in the near future AMD will be releasing a new CPU...

23 by Ryan Smith on 2/27/2012

Intel at ISSCC '12: More Research into Near Threshold Voltage

At IDF last year Intel's Justin Rattner demonstrated a 32nm test chip based on Intel's original Pentium architecture that could operate near its threshold voltage. The power consumption of...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/20/2012

Intel Demonstrates dual-core Atom SoC with Integrated WiFi Transceiver

This week is the annual International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) where chip companies from all walks of life present papers documenting everything from shipping architectures to future research projects...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/20/2012

Intel Releases Core i7-3820

Intel has finally filled out the Sandy Bridge E lineup by releasing the Core i7-3820. The initial Sandy Bridge E lineup launched back in November 2011 and it consisted...

30 by Kristian Vättö on 2/14/2012

The Opteron 6276: a closer look

When we first looked at the Opteron 6276, our time was limited and we were only able to run our virtualization, compression, encryption, and rendering benchmarks. Most servers capable...

52 by Johan De Gelas on 2/9/2012

AMD Releases Two Llano Based Athlon II X4 CPUs

AMD has quietly released two Athlon II X4 CPUs, the 638 and 641. These are based on Llano (i.e. Stars+/K10.5 architecture) but lack an integrated GPU. The socket is...

15 by Kristian Vättö on 2/8/2012

AMD: The Flexibility is in the Fabric

A theme of the new AMD is modularity. We've of course heard this before as it has always been a goal of AMD's to bring to market more modular...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/3/2012

Understanding AMD's Roadmap & New Direction

We've been providing live coverage of AMD's 2012 Financial Analyst Day from Santa Clara today, but if you want a summary of the company's strategy under new CEO Rory...

84 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD's Tablet Architectures: Hondo at 4.5W, Future Sub-2W SoC

In its client roadmap AMD revealed Hondo, a 4.5W APU with 1 - 2 low voltage Bobcat cores and an on-die DX11 GPU built on a 40nm process. Hondo...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD is Ambidextrous, Not Married to Any One Architecture, ARM in the Datacenter?

We've been hammering this point home all day, but AMD just mentioned it again. The company wants to be a solutions provider, one that's ambidextrous and not married to...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD's 2012 - 2013 Server Roadmap: Abu Dhabi, Seoul & Delhi CPUs

We've got a server roadmap update from AMD courtesy of its Financial Analyst Day here in Santa Clara, California. The changes to the 2012 - 2013 roadmap aren't all...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD's 2012 - 2013 Client CPU/GPU/APU Roadmap Revealed

AMD gave us a quick update on its 2012 - 2013 client roadmap, mostly focusing on new CPU/APU releases although there's a brief mention of Sea Islands - the...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD & Compal Show Off 18mm Trinity Notebook

AMD's Trinity APU, due out near the middle of the year, will combine two Piledriver modules (four "cores") with an even beefier GPU. We've already laid out the general...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

What AMD Views as Important: Tablets, Servers, Notebooks & GPUs

The slide above really puts AMD's focus into perspective. AMD is mostly interested in markets that have high annual growth rates. Looking above you can see that pretty much...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD Nods at Shorter Design Cycles, More Synthesized Designs

The presentations we've seen from AMD thus far today haven't been very specific in terms of numbers, but there's a lot of reading between the lines that we can...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD: Flexible Around ISA

The slide above gives an example of the new agile/flexible AMD as it applies to the datacenter. Again, we're not seeing ARM, but we are seeing that AMD is...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD's Financial Analyst Day 2012 - Mark Papermaster, SVP & CTO Presentation

If you want to follow the CTO presentation we've been quoting from a lot today, check it out in the gallery below.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD is Open to Integrating 3rd Party IP in Future SoCs

Don't expect AMD to go into much detail on this here at the Financial Analyst Day, but the slide above shows a definite step towards becoming a modern SoC...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

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