Today AMD is announcing the long anticipated upgrade to Kaveri, codenamed Carrizo. Carrizo is the natural successor to Kaveri, featuring x86 ‘Excavator’ cores alongside a Radeon-class GPU and promising an increase in performance all around. The second part of today’s announcement is for Carrizo-L, an SoC pairing “Puma+” (upgraded Beema) cores also with AMD’s R-series GCN GPUs and a FCH into a single package. Both Carrizo and Carrizo-L will feature ARM Trustzone, giving potential hardware-based built-in security when used by developers. The Excavator cores are an architectural improvement over Steamroller, but are fundamentally based on the original Bulldozer concept. Excavator will be AMD’s fourth iteration of the concept, following Bulldozer, Piledriver and Steamroller. This new generation of APUs are still set to be...

Core i7 Giveaway Winner, AT on Kindle, Site Redesign Preview and More

We have a winner! We've also got AnandTech offered on Amazon's Kindle and a preview of the new AnandTech site redesign. I hint about a call to...

98 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/13/2009

AMD and Intel Settle Their Differences: AMD Gets To Go Fabless

Today marks a monumental day in the CPU world, as AMD and Intel have settled their differences and dropped all suits against each other. The ramifications are monumental: AMD...

67 by Ryan Smith on 11/12/2009

AMD Unveils Bulldozer & Bobcat: 2011 Microachitectures

Could this be AMD's comeback? It sure looks bold at a high level...

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/11/2009

AMD's 2010 - 2011 Roadmaps: ~1B Transistor Llano APU, Bobcat and Bulldozer

There's not much to talk about from a CPU standpoint with AMD in 2010, so AMD is heavily focused on 2011 and what it plans to do with its...

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/11/2009

Giveaway: Win a Lynnfield Core i7 System

That's right, just in time for the holidays we've partnered up with Intel to give away a complete Lynnfield Core i7 System.

4276 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/4/2009

AMD's Athlon II X3 435 & New Energy Efficient CPUs: Killing Intel Below $90

Hot on the heels of last months' $99 quad-core, AMD is back with a higher performance alternative to Intel's Pentium E6xxx series. It's the return of the triple core...

178 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/20/2009

Marvell's ARMADA: Custom Designed ARM SoCs Break 1GHz

Anyone can license ARM's microprocessor architectures, Marvell chooses to license only the instruction set and build its own designs. We look at Marvell's architecture to see if it's...

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/19/2009

The Real Conroe Successor: Clarkdale & All You Need to Know about Westmere

Intel's 32nm Nehalem tick is almost upon us. Westmere isn't a radical departure from Nehalem, but there are a few enhancements worth talking about. We go...

96 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/24/2009

The Lynnfield Followup: Turbo Mode and Overclocking Investigated

You asked for results with turbo disabled. You asked for overclocking results. We aim to please: here are the additional tests you requested of Intel's Core i5 and...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2009

The Intel Core i7 860 Review

The missing link in the Lynnfield lineup is the Core i7 860. Priced at $284 it's no more expensive than a Core i7 920, yet it runs at...

122 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2009

AMD Athlon II X4 620 & 630: The First $99 Quad Core CPU

AMD's pricing department has struck gold. Armed with a brand new die, the Athlon II X4 620 performs like a $160 CPU but at 60% of the cost...

149 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/16/2009

Intel's Core i7 870 & i5 750, Lynnfield: Harder, Better, Faster Stronger

Today Intel unveils the Nehalem that we've all been waiting for. Starting at $196 and outperforming nearly everything on the market, Lynnfield is here. It's more than just another...

341 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/8/2009

How Much Does it Cost to Build a P55 Motherboard?

Recent discussions of P55 motherboard pricing inspired us to do some digging and figure out exactly how much it costs to build a motherboard. While we'll see ~$100...

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/21/2009

Phenom II X4 965: A Look at CPU/MB Bundle Pricing

AMD promised attractive bundle deals for the new Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition from North American vendors. We took a quick look at the current state of...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2009

AMD's Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

It's literally the fastest chip AMD has ever shipped. At 3.4GHz this is the closest you're going to get to a Core i7 performance without going Nehalem. ...

58 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2009

Globalfoundries Starts on 22nm Fab & Announces First non-AMD Customer

What used to be AMD's manufacturing arm is now officially known as Globalfoundries. The new company has started work on its first 22nm fab, due to start production...

51 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/29/2009

Intel Quietly Announces Core i5 and Core i3 Branding

Intel quietly announced the Core i5 and i3 branding for future Nehalem CPUs. I hope to add some additional light to the announcement.

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/17/2009

Intel’s Core i7-975 & 950: Preparing for Lynnfield

The world's fastest processor gets faster. The new Core i7-975 runs at 3.33GHz but will hit 3.60GHz when only one core is active. The end result is...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2009

The Athlon II X2 & Phenom II X2: 45nm Dual-Core from AMD

After months of begging, we finally have 45nm dual-core from AMD. And these new parts perform. Competition is alive and well in the lower price points.

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2009

The Lynnfield Preview: Rumblings of Revenge

If executed properly, Lynnfield may be *the* chip to get in 2009. We've got the benchmarks and data to answer why.

96 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/29/2009

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