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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 $13.7 billion a year ago. Intel is a company that loves their margins, and they were once again over 60% for the quarter, coming in at 61.8%, which is 2.5 percentage points higher year-over-year. Operating income was up 40% to $3.6 billion, and net income was up 45% to $3.0 billion, which resulted in earnings-per-share of $0.61 for the quarter, also up 45% from a year ago. This is even though Q1 2016 was 14 weeks, versus 13 weeks in 2017. Intel Q1 2017 Financial Results (GAAP) Q1'2017 Q4'2016 Q1'2016 Revenue $14.8B $16.4B $13.7B Operating Income $3.6B $4.5B $2.6B Net Income $3.0B $3.6B $2.0B Gross Margin 61.8% 60.9% 59.3% Client Computing Group Revenue $7.976B -12.6% +5.7% Data Center Group...

SeaMicro Announces SM10000 Server with 512 Atom CPUs and Low Power Consumption

The past couple of years have shown us a lot can be done with very modest CPU power thanks to Moore's Law. Everything from netbooks to smartphones rely on...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/14/2010

Moorestown Won’t Run Windows, but Oaktrail Will

ARM gained a lot of confidence thanks to its success in smartphones, and as such it’s looking up in the food chain a bit at netbooks. The Cortex A9...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2010

GlobalFoundries Plans to Expand Dresden and NY Fabs in Anticipation of 28/22nm

Only a year has passed since AMD officially spun off its manufacturing division with the help of ATIC. The resulting GlobalFoundries have been busy getting its ducks in a...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

Intel’s Core i5-655K & Core i7-875K: Overclocked and Analyzed

When it comes to Intel processors, the word “Unlocked” is not synonymous with low-priced mainstream products - it’s a feature normally reserved for flagship ‘Extreme Edition’ CPUs that bear...

51 by Rajinder Gill on 5/28/2010

News Just In: No Phenom II X4 960T for general release?

As a follow up to the news of new AMD processors covering various price points, our contact over at AMD has provided the following information: "While there are indeed engineering...

10 by Ian Cutress on 5/12/2010

AMD Releases Processor Updates

AMD today have launched five new processors, to replace current products, ranging from the budget Athlon II X2 260 to the Athlon II X4 610. New Processor Speed / Mhz Cores TDP Price Processor Replaced Athlon...

26 by Rajinder Gill on 5/11/2010

Intel Announces Super Westmere-EX for Servers

The newest product to be thrusted into Intel's server arsenal will be called Westmere-EX, and is set to directly compete with AMD's Mangy-Cours server chip which features 12 cores...

14 by Ian Cutress on 5/10/2010

The Clarkdale Experiment: Mea Culpa

Several months ago, I wrote about my little experiment with Clarkdale, where I built a small form factor system, based around a Core i5 661 CPU, an Asus H55...

46 by Loyd Case on 5/4/2010

Phenom II X6 Compatibility, Over 170 Boards Supported at Launch

Earlier today AMD announced its Phenom II X6 processors. One vendor even started offering them at a huge discount if you're willing to put up with a mail in...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2010

Phenom II X6, 4GHz and Beyond in 64-bit OSes

In most of my CPU reviews I tend to focus on light overclocking - the low hanging fruit if you will. Over the past few years the focus has...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2010

TigerDirect Offers $50 MIR on Phenom II X6 CPUs - Dead Deal

Early this morning AMD officially launched its first six-core Thuban processors: the Phenom II X6 1090T and 1055T. The last thing we would dream of doing is complain about...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2010

AMD's Six-Core Phenom II X6 1090T & 1055T Reviewed

AMD's Phenom II X6 is here based on the brand new Thuban core. Boasting Turbo Core support and nearly 1 billion transistors, AMD is willing to sell you six...

168 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2010

AMD Divulges Phenom II X6 Secrets, Turbo Core Enabled

Last month Intel introduced its first desktop 6-core CPU, the 32nm Gulftown Core i7 980X. Running at 3.33GHz we loved the fact that it’s quite possibly the first Extreme...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/8/2010

The Evolution of Virtualization: Anand, Intel & VMware Chat on Video

For those of you who read the RV870 and RV770 stories, you'll know the sort of information that can come out of a meeting with experts in the industry...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/7/2010

The Rest of Clarkdale: Intel's Pentium G6950 & Core i5 650/660/670 Reviewed

There's a pecking order when it comes to Intel's CPU lineup. At the top of the totem pole is Intel's new 6-core gulftown Core i7 980X. Below...

71 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/24/2010

Intel Core i7 980X Overclocking Update: Breaking 4GHz With 6 Cores

Intel's Core i7 980X is a beast. Not only is it at least a generation beyond any current CPU in heavily threaded applications, it's also competitive in lighter...

57 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/11/2010

The Core i7 980X Review: Intel's First 6-Core Desktop CPU

It's got 6 cores, 12 threads and it's good. Meet Intel's Core i7 980X, the first Gulftown CPU. If you've got the money, there's nothing better.

102 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/11/2010

AMD's 890GX Chipset - Same Graphics, Better South Bridge

AMD's 8-series chipsets are upon us and despite the name, all of the innovation is in the south bridge. Graphics performance and feature set are unchanged but are...

66 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/2/2010

AMD Reveals More Llano Details at ISSCC: 32nm, Power Gating, 4-cores, Turbo?

AMD shared some more details with us about Llano. The 32nm processor will feature power gating and a host of other power optimizations that lead us to believe...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/8/2010

New Westmere Details Emerge: Power Efficiency and 4/6 Core Plans

Intel let loose some new information on Westmere today about power efficiency as well as its upcoming quad-core and 6-core chips. Updated: Desktop quad-core plans not certain!

45 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/3/2010

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