CPUs

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 Lake on the consumer desktop in January, with quad-core parts up to 4.0 GHz coming to retail. The Xeon E3 launch will be in the similar vein to previous years, designed for entry-level workstations, small business servers and storage servers, and Intel’s main comparisons for these Xeons will be to replace similar builds that are more than three years old. A total of eight processors will be launched today under the E3 v6 name, with some models receiving a corresponding low-power version later down the line. All desktop replaceable CPUs will be using the LGA1151 socket...

The Intel Core i7-7700K (91W) Review: The New Out-of-the-box Performance Champion

The Core i7-7700K, launched today, is Intel's fastest ever consumer grade processor. Using Intel’s third set of processors at 14nm, using the new 14+ variant, we get processors with...

125 by Ian Cutress on 1/3/2017

Intel Launches 7th Generation Kaby Lake: 15W/28W with Iris, 35-91W Desktop and Mobile Xeon

The death of Intel’s ‘Tick-Tock’ means that Kaby Lake is Intel’s third crack at their 14nm process. 14nm started with Broadwell (5th Gen, tick), introduced a new microarchitecture with...

43 by Ian Cutress on 1/3/2017

The Intel Core i5-7600K (91W) Review: The More Amenable Mainstream Performer

The Core i5-7600K, launched today, is the other unlocked processor from Intel’s 7th Generation line of Kaby Lake Processors. Kaby Lake is Intel’s third set of processors at 14nm...

70 by Ian Cutress on 1/3/2017

Qualcomm Demos 48-Core Centriq 2400 Server SoC in Action, Begins Sampling

Qualcomm this month demonstrated its 48-core Centriq 2400 SoC in action and announced that it had started to sample its first server processor with select customers. The live showcase...

88 by Anton Shilov on 12/16/2016

AMD Gives More Zen Details: Ryzen, 3.4 GHz+, NVMe, Neural Net Prediction, & 25 MHz Boost Steps

In the eternal battle to drive more details out of AMD ahead of the full launch of its new Zen microarchitecture based CPUs, today AMD is lifting the lid...

169 by Ian Cutress on 12/13/2016

Game Bundles: Get Civilization VI, Doom, Watch_Dogs 2 for Free with AMD, NVIDIA and Samsung Hardware

From time to time companies bundle the latest games with their hardware in a bid to attract attention of gamers and to make their products more competitive. Such promotions...

15 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2016

Microsoft Lifts the Lid on Some Intel Skylake-EP Details via the Open Compute Project

As part of the European Digital Infrastructure Summit in London this week, Microsoft's Azure team will be lifting the lid on Project Olympus, the next generation hyperscale cloud hardware...

15 by Ian Cutress on 11/1/2016

Desktop Kaby Lake-S i7/i5 Lineup and 200-Series Chipsets Leaked

Intel has already started to sell low-power dual-core Core i5/i7 Kaby Lake microprocessors for notebooks, but desktop parts with four cores and high frequencies are due in early 2017...

72 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 10/31/2016

AMD Announces Q3 2016 Financial Results

Today AMD announced their third quarter earnings for the fiscal year 2016. Revenue was up to $1.307 billion, up 23% from a year ago. However their operating income...

19 by Brett Howse on 10/20/2016

Intel Announces Q3 FY 2016 Earnings: Record Quarterly Revenue

Earlier this week, Intel announced their earnings for the third quarter of their 2016 fiscal year, and the company achieved new records across their business lines, resulting in a...

7 by Brett Howse on 10/20/2016

AMD Announces 7th Gen Bristol Ridge PRO APUs with Extended Support

There are a number of directions for ‘professional grade’ processors in the market, varying from embedded to long-life support to server functionality. AMD’s PRO lines of processors are akin...

26 by Ian Cutress on 10/4/2016

GlobalFoundries Updates Roadmap: 7 nm in 2H 2018, EUV Sooner Than Later?

GlobalFoundries recently announced the first details about its next generation 7 nm manufacturing technology, which is being developed in-house, and revealed plans to start production of chips using the...

76 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2016

AMD 7th Gen Bristol Ridge and AM4 Analysis: Up to A12-9800, B350/A320 Chipset, OEMs first, PIBs Later

Over the last two weeks, AMD officially launched their 7th Generation Bristol Ridge processors as well as the new AM4 socket and related chipsets. The launch was somewhat muted...

118 by Ian Cutress on 9/23/2016

ARM Announces the Cortex-R52 CPU: Deterministic & Safe, For ADAS & More

Though it didn’t attract a ton of attention at the time, back in 2013 ARM announced the ARMv8-R architecture. An update for ARM’s architecture for real-time CPUs, ARMv8-R was...

19 by Ryan Smith on 9/19/2016

Assessing IBM's POWER8, Part 2: Server Applications on OpenPOWER

In this second part of our ongoing OpenPOWER coverage, we are taking a look at how the midrange IBM POWER8 compares to Intel's Xeon in applications that matter: Java...

49 by Johan De Gelas on 9/15/2016

IFA 2016: Live Blog of AMD Keynote with Mark Papermaster, CTO

We're here with AMD's CTO on stage for the IFA show.

63 by Ian Cutress on 9/3/2016

Intel Quietly Launches Apollo Lake SoC: Goldmont CPU, 6 SKUs, 6 & 10 Watts

Earlier this week was the formal unveiling of Kaby Lake, Intel’s 7th generation Core CPU architecture. And while Kaby Lake was the focus of Intel’s efforts for obvious reasons...

70 by Ryan Smith on 9/1/2016

AMD Amends GlobalFoundries Wafer Supply Agreement Through 2020, Gaining New Flexibility & New Costs

This evening AMD has announced that they have updated their long-standing wafer supply agreement with fab parter GlobalFoundries. The new agreement, which makes some notable alterations to wafer order...

17 by Ryan Smith on 9/1/2016

Intel Announces 7th Gen Kaby Lake: 14nm PLUS, Six Notebook SKUs, Desktop coming in January

When Intel first announced the shift from the dual-stage ‘Tick-Tock’ methodology that had driven their core CPU design teams for over a decade into the three-way ‘Process, Architecture, Optimization&rsquo...

133 by Ganesh T S & Ian Cutress on 8/30/2016

AMD Bundles Together Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and AMD FX CPUs

Buying new hardware is almost always exciting, and purchases are even sweeter when they come with included gifts. In spirit of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided receiving DX12 support in...

19 by Daniel Williams on 8/24/2016

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