CPUs

One of the bigger consortiums for developing benchmarks is BAPCo. Over the years the company has released a variety of benchmarking tools, such as MobileMark, TabletMark, and SYSmark. This latter software tool is run by a number of high profile OEMs to categorize their systems, and used by numerous government agencies to gauge performance on systems with key metrics. Today BAPCo is announcing its next generation of SYSmark, known as SYSmark 2018. The BAPCo consortium is a non-profit consortium, with members including Dell, HP, Hitachi, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Pegatron, Samsung, Toshiba, WD, Winstron, and others. The goal of the consortium is to develop objective performance benchmarks, using high profile and common tools as the baseline for the metrics. By virtue of being a high-profile non-profit...

An Interview with Lisa Spelman, VP of Intel’s DCG: Discussing Cooper Lake and Smeltdown

As part of Intel's Datacenter summit, we were given an opportunity to sit down with Lisa Spelman, VP of Intel’s Data Center Group and General Manager of Xeon Products...

38 by Ian Cutress 3 days ago

The AMD Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core and 2950X 16-Core Review

If you live by the workstation, you die by the performance. When it comes to processing data, throughput is key: the more a user can do, the more projects...

155 by Ian Cutress 5 days ago

ASRock Confirms Eight-Core Coffee Lake CPUs, Adds Their Support to Intel 300-Series Boards

ASRock on Thursday became the fifth member to join the unofficial 9th Gen Core club, releasing BIOS updates to add support for Intel's unannounced CPUs. Like its fellow club...

23 by Anton Shilov on 8/10/2018

Intel 15 Watt Whiskey Lake CPU Specs Disclosed Early: i7-8565U, i5-8265U, & i3-8145U

As the formal launch of Intel’s new codenamed Whiskey Lake-U processors approaches, it is seemingly inevitable that their model numbers and specifications will get published by OEMs ahead of...

40 by Anton Shilov on 8/9/2018

Intel Preps New H310 Chipset Revision With Windows 7 Support For Coffee Lake

Based on some recent hardware releases from motherboard vendors, it would appear that Intel is prepping a new chipset and appropriate drivers to enable Coffee Lake processors to work...

20 by Anton Shilov on 8/9/2018

Intel Datacenter Summit 2018 Live Blog

We're live here at Intel HQ in Santa Clara for the company's 2018 Datacenter Summit. The most lucrative part of Intel's business, the company is looking to pivot entirely...

19 by Ian Cutress on 8/8/2018

Lenovo Posts Specifications of AMD’s Ryzen 3 2300X & Ryzen 5 2500X

Proving once again that the only way to keep a secret is to not share it, Lenovo seems to have accidentally published the specifications of AMD’s yet-to-be announced Ryzen...

7 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2018

Update on Xeon W: Turbo Tables

Last week we published our Xeon W review - Xeon W is the new name for Intel's Xeon E3-1600 series, but effectively replaces both the E5-1600 and E5-2600 chips...

26 by Ian Cutress on 8/7/2018

More Details About the ZhongShan Subor Z+ Console, with Custom AMD Ryzen SoC

One of the exciting elements from last week’s coverage was the announcement of the upcoming Chinese market PC and Console, from Zhongshan Subor, featuring some AMD custom silicon. Through...

32 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2018

The AMD Threadripper 2 Teaser: Pre-Orders Start Today, Up to 32 Cores

The biggest news to come out of Computex, AMD’s second generation of its Ryzen Threadripper platform, is almost here. Today’s announcement is all amount images, speeds and feeds: specifications...

104 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2018

Intel to Hold Datacenter Conference Next Week

Through financial channels, Intel this week announced that it would hold a datacenter-related event for financial analysts, technology, analysts and the tech press next week in Santa Clara. There...

29 by Anton Shilov on 8/3/2018

AMD Creates Quad Core Zen SoC with 24 Vega CUs for Chinese Consoles

AMD has cornered the x86 console market with its handy semi-custom mix of processors and graphics. While we slowly await the next generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony...

58 by Ian Cutress on 8/3/2018

The Intel Xeon W Review: W-2195, W-2155, W-2123, W-2104 and W-2102 Tested

Anyone looking at a high-end Intel system has three choices: Core i9, Xeon W, or the larger socket Xeon Scalable. Those first two both use the LGA2066 socket, and...

73 by Ian Cutress & Joe Shields on 7/30/2018

Intel Announces Q2 2018 Results: Setting More Records

All across the hardware industry 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for earnings, and the 800lb gorilla that is Intel is no exception. Reporting their Q2’2018...

27 by Ryan Smith on 7/27/2018

Intel 10nm Production Update: Systems on Shelves For Holiday 2019

Earlier this year Intel confirmed that it would delay mass production of 10nm CPUs to 2019 due to issues with yields, but did not elaborate on when in 2019...

50 by Anton Shilov on 7/26/2018

AMD “Rome” EPYC CPUs to Be Fabbed By TSMC

Along with AMD’s epic quarterly results that were announced yesterday afternoon, there was also an interesting nugget buried in the earnings call for the results. We’ve known for some...

32 by Ryan Smith on 7/26/2018

AMD Announces Q2 2018 Results: Best Quarter In Seven Years

What a difference a year makes. Yesterday afternoon AMD announced their second quarter results for their fiscal year 2018, and the news is nothing short of stunning, with AMD...

13 by Ryan Smith on 7/26/2018

Intel’s Xeon Scalable Roadmap Leaks: Cooper Lake-SP, Ice Lake-SP Due in 2020

Recently a Chinese university has published a collection of slide-decks from various companies covering a server/HPC event. Among the slides, Intel had a seemingly longer comprehensive presentation describing Intel’s...

19 by Anton Shilov on 7/25/2018

Intel Begins EOL Plan for Xeon Phi 7200-Series ‘Knights Landing’ Host Processors

Intel has initiated its product discontinuance plan for its Xeon Phi 7200-series processors codenamed Knights Landing (KNL). The said CPUs are used primarily for HPC applications, including supercomputers. As...

23 by Anton Shilov on 7/24/2018

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