CPUs

Last week, Soft Machines announced that their 'VISC' architecture was available for licensing, following the announcement of the original concepts over a year ago. The concepts behind their VISC architecture, which splits the workload of a single linear thread across multiple cores in an effort to improve IPC, are intriguing and exciting. But as with any new fundamental change in computer processing, it will be subject to a large barrage of questions. We were invited to a presentation and call with the President and Chief Technical Officer Mohammed Abdallah and the VP Marketing and Business Mark Casey, and I put a number of questions on the lips of analysts to them.

Updates to Skylake Discrete Graphics Performance: PCIe Optimizations Incoming

In our initial review of the two 6th Generation Intel Skylake-K processors launched on August 5th, the i7-6700K and the i5-6600K, our comparative analysis to the previous generations of...

37 by Ian Cutress on 9/8/2015

The Intel Skylake Mobile and Desktop Launch, with Architecture Analysis

Intel’s 6th Generation of its Core product line, Skylake, is officially launching today. We previously saw the performance of the two high end Skylake-K 91W processors, but that was...

173 by Ian Cutress on 9/1/2015

The Intel Skylake i7-6700K Overclocking Performance Mini-Test to 4.8 GHz

At the time of our Skylake review of both the i7-6700K and the i5-6600K, due to the infancy of the platform and other constraints, we were unable to probe...

106 by Ian Cutress on 8/28/2015

The Intel Broadwell Xeon E3 v4 Review: 95W, 65W and 35W with eDRAM

Our Broadwell coverage on the desktop has included reviews of the two consumer processors and a breakdown of IPC gains from generation to generation. One issue surrounding Broadwell on...

72 by Ian Cutress on 8/26/2015

Skylake CPU Package: Mini-Analysis

As a short side piece from our in depth review on Intel's 6th Generation Core processors, codename Skylake, the well-known overclocker Splave has posted some very interesting images on...

86 by Ian Cutress on 8/10/2015

Intel Quietly Launches Mobile Xeons: Skylake Based E3-1500M v5

In a rather understated blog post, Intel made an interesting move at the end of last week by announcing that for the first time the Xeon platform is heading...

23 by Ian Cutress on 8/10/2015

The Intel 6th Gen Skylake Review: Core i7-6700K and i5-6600K Tested

It’s the Intel review you’ve been waiting for. Today is the launch of the first two CPUs from Intel’s Skylake architecture, the 6th Generation Core i7-6700K and the Core...

469 by Ian Cutress on 8/5/2015

The Intel Broadwell Review Part 2: Overclocking, IPC and Generational Analysis

In our first part of our Broadwell coverage, we rushed to test both the i7-5775C and the i5-5765C in our new benchmarking suite against the previous generation of Haswell...

121 by Ian Cutress on 8/3/2015

AMD Launches the A8-7670K: Filling in the Gaps

AMD and Intel, in the last few years, have taken different approaches to how many CPUs enter the mainstream line of the market. Intel has historically had a large...

33 by Ian Cutress on 7/20/2015

AMD Posts Q2 2015 Results: Revenue Falls Once More

As financial week rolls along this week, today AMD announced their second quarter 2015 financial results. Earlier this month ahead of today’s announcement the company issued a warning for...

125 by Ryan Smith on 7/16/2015

Tick Tock On The Rocks: Intel Delays 10nm, Adds 3rd Gen 14nm Core Product "Kaby Lake"

For almost as long as this website has been existence, there has been ample speculation and concern over the future of Moore’s Law. The observation, penned by Intel’s co-founded...

137 by Brett Howse & Ryan Smith on 7/16/2015

Intel Announces Fiscal Year 2015 Quarter Two Results

Today Intel announced their second quarter earnings, which came in at $13.2 billion. This is down 5% from Q2 2014, but was in-line with Intel’s forecast. It actually beat...

15 by Brett Howse on 7/15/2015

Quick Note: Intel “Knights Landing” Xeon Phi & Omni-Path 100 @ ISC 2015

Taking place this week in Frankfurt, Germany is the 2015 International Supercomputing Conference. One of the two major supercomputing conferences of the year, ISC tends to be the venue...

53 by Ryan Smith on 7/13/2015

AMD Confirms 20nm Products Moved to FinFET, Warns on Q2’15 Earnings

A little bit ago AMD sent out an announcement updating their official outlook for the second quarter of 2015. Though we don’t typically publish financial projections, the long and...

62 by Ryan Smith on 7/6/2015

The Intel Xeon D Review: Performance Per Watt Server SoC Champion?

Eight 14nm Broadwell cores, a shared L3-cache, dual 10 gigabit MAC, a PCIe 3.0 root with 24 lanes and a lot more find a home in Intel's most powerful...

90 by Johan De Gelas on 6/23/2015

IBM Pairs Xilinx FPGAs to POWER8 to Create an Education Cloud Service

Today IBM has announced "SuperVessel", an OpenStack based cloud service that enables students and developers to develop applications on a POWER 8 based infrastructure. What makes this cloud service...

4 by Johan De Gelas on 6/10/2015

Xeon E3-1200 V4 launch: only with GPU integrated

Intel's server CPU portfolio just got more diversified and complex with the launch of the Intel Xeon E3-1200 V4 at Computex 2015. It is basically the same chip...

55 by Johan De Gelas on 6/3/2015

Intel Launches Five 47W Laptop Broadwell SKUs

As part of Intel’s batch of announcements today, including Broadwell on the desktop and Thunderbolt 3, the 47W laptop/mini-PC processors that were also launched offers an interesting talking point...

39 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2015

The Intel Broadwell Desktop Review: Core i7-5775C and Core i5-5675C Tested (Part 1)

On almost all PC technology forums, it is hard to escape users talking about what Intel’s next processor lineup will be. Due to problems in Intel’s 14nm node, Broadwell...

193 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2015

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