CPUs

Intel has announced End-of-Life plan for most of its desktop Kaby Lake and remaining Skylake processors. The boxed and tray versions of the chips will be available for interested parties for one more year and then will become history. The move will enable Intel to cut the number of product SKUs it offers to partners and reduce pressure on its factory network, which will help to increase supply of newer products made using various versions of Intel’s 14 nm process technology. Introduced early in 2017, Intel’s desktop 7th Generation Core processors (Kaby Lake) have been around for nearly three years now. The CPUs certainly served their purpose, but it is time for them to go and Intel recommends its partners to place their final orders...

Diving into Intel’s Regional Focus: How is the UK different to the US? What about Brexit?

In this industry, it’s very easy to fall into a lull that the North American market is blueprint from which every other commercial market is drawn up. In reality...

26 by Dr. Ian Cutress 4 days ago

Intel Releases Advisory: Update X299 for Cascade-X, and Lose Kaby-X Support

Motherboard firmware is a fickle thing: in order to support as many CPUs as possible, especially in the multi-core and turbo era, each processor has to have its own...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress 4 days ago

AMD Brings Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X To Life

Seemingly always with AMD’s product portfolio, there is a persistent drip of new products being inserted into the product stack throughout the lifetime of a given generation of hardware...

38 by Dr. Ian Cutress 6 days ago

Arm TechCon 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

Kicking off today is Arm's annual technical conference, Arm TechCon. Now in its 15th year, the company is looking to continue their long, successful run in the IP market...

12 by Ryan Smith 6 days ago

Intel Starts End-of-Life Plan for Kaby Lake-G

Intel this week initiated its product discontinuance plan for its Kaby Lake-G processors with on-package Radeon RX Vega graphics. The products will be available to order for about the...

14 by Anton Shilov 6 days ago

The Modular PC: Intel’s new Element brings Project Christine to Life

Way back at CES 2014, Razer’s CEO introduced a revolutionary concept design for a PC that had one main backplane and users could insert a CPU, GPU, power supply...

78 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/7/2019

Intel Xeon W-2200 Family: Cascade Lake-X with ECC and 1TB Support

We recently saw the launch of the consumer Cascade Lake high-end desktop processors last week, featuring up to 18 cores at a low launch price. This week Intel is...

30 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/7/2019

Intel Announces Price Cut for 9th Generation F and KF Processors

One of the interesting developments of Intel’s 9th Generation Core processors for desktops, known as the S-series, was that the company decided to release versions of the hardware with...

48 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/7/2019

Already Working on 2nd Gen: AMD’s Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition and what Semi-Custom Means

One of the key takeaways from Microsoft’s launch this week was that the company was spreading its wings with devices made by all three major SoC vendors: Intel, AMD...

65 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/4/2019

Intel's Cascade Lake-X CPU for High-End Desktops: 18 cores for Under $1000

With someone in the press having broken their embargo earlier today, Intel is lifting the lid earlier than planned on their upcoming Cascade Lake-X family of processors for the...

161 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/1/2019

AMD Announces Ryzen Pro 3000 Series CPUs For Q4

AMD on Monday announced the availability of its 3rd generation Ryzen Pro processors for commercial and small business desktop computers. As with their consumer counterparts, the new Pro CPUs...

22 by Anton Shilov on 9/30/2019

Arm & TSMC Showcase 7nm Chiplet, Eight A72 at 4GHz on CoWoS Interposer

Arm and TSMC this week unveiled their jointly developed proof-of-concept chip that combines two quad-core Cortex-72-based 7 nm chiplets on TSMC’s Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate (CoWoS) interposer. The two chips are connected...

26 by Anton Shilov on 9/27/2019

AMD Ryzen 9 3900: A 12-Core 65W CPU Listed

A motherboard maker has added support for AMD’s yet-to-be-announced Ryzen 9 3900 CPU. The product will be one of the industry’s first 12-core CPU featuring a mainstream TDP of...

48 by Anton Shilov on 9/26/2019

Intel Supply in Q4: “Output Capacity up, Supply-Demand Still High”

Recent reports from media outlet Digitimes have stated that Intel’s high demand issue, and its inability to fully supply that demand, will continue into Q4. The report states that...

32 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/26/2019

AMD Ryzen 5 3500 & 3500X Support Spotted

Three partners of AMD this week on their respective websites have begun to list two new yet unannounced Ryzen 5 3000-series processors. The new six-core CPUs — the Ryzen...

19 by Anton Shilov on 9/24/2019

AMD: Next Gen Threadripper and Ryzen 9 3950X, Coming November

In a shock email late on Friday, AMD has released a statement to clarify the situation it is in with the manufacturing of its latest Ryzen processors. And, depending...

82 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/20/2019

Intel Core i9-9900KS TDP Details: ASUS Maximus XI Apex Support

Intel announced plans to launch its eight-core Core i9-9900KS processor along with its performance specifications quite a while ago, but the company did not disclose the TDP. As the...

47 by Anton Shilov on 9/18/2019

AMD’s New 280W 64-Core Rome CPU: The EPYC 7H12

If there’s something that gets everyone excited, it is more performance. On the Enterprise side, AMD has made big strides with its latest EPYC processor stack, featuring up to...

54 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/18/2019

Reaching for Turbo: Aligning Perception with AMD’s Frequency Metrics

For those that keep a close eye on consumer hardware, AMD recently has been involved in a minor uproar with some of its most vocal advocates about the newest...

143 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/17/2019

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