CPUs

Capping off a busy few weeks for processors for Intel, today the company is announcing the second half of their product stack for their low-power 10th generation Core processors. Dubbed Comet Lake, the sub-15W processors are based on Intel’s existing Skylake CPU architecture and 14nm process, and feature some new additions both improve performance as well as to address specific hardware needs. With up to 6 cores for the U series parts and 4 cores for the Y series, Intel is looking to further push the envelope on multithreaded performance in a thin and light laptop. The new parts will fill out Intel’s traditional U and Y families of processors, and Comet Lake will be sharing the 10th gen Core mantle with Intel’s 10nm...

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Intel/Tsinghua Xeon Jintide Security CPU

Doing custom x86 CPUs is nothing new: presenting one at Hot Chips is new. Here we have Tsinghua University giving a presentation on Jintide, its custom solution built upon...

8 by Dr. Ian Cutress 2 days ago

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Intel Lakefield and Foveros

One of the interesting developments in packaging technology in recent memory is the 3D stacking of Intel's new Foveros technology. The first chip to use this packaging technology is...

16 by Dr. Ian Cutress 2 days ago

Hot Chips 31 Keynote Day 2: Dr. Phillip Wong, VP Research at TSMC (1:45pm PT)

The keynote for the second day is from TSMC, with Dr. Phillip Wong taking the stage to talk about the latest developments in TSMC's research and portfolio. The talk...

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress 2 days ago

Hot Chips 31 Keynote Day 1: Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD Live Blog (1:45pm PT)

The keynote for day one at Hot Chips is from Dr. Lisa Su, AMD of CEO. AMD is riding high after successful Ryzen 3000 and 2nd Gen EPYC Rome...

16 by Dr. Ian Cutress 3 days ago

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: IBM's Next Generation POWER

We're here at Hot Chips 31 / 2019, and the first talk to be live blogged is IBM's newest variant of its POWER CPUs. This talk starts at 10am...

17 by Dr. Ian Cutress 3 days ago

Retailers Begin to Sell Pre-Binned AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs

For many PC enthusiasts, overclocking means a lot of fun, both in terms of process and the end result. To a large degree overclocking is a lottery that is...

40 by Anton Shilov on 8/14/2019

The Biostar A10N-8800E Motherboard Review: Carrizo in 2019?!

The Biostar A10N-8800 motherboard is a mini-ITX SoC option with an integrated AMD FX-8800P processor. Also featured is support for up to 32 GB of DDR4-2133 memory, a single...

57 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 8/14/2019

AMD Rome Second Generation EPYC Review: 2x 64-core Benchmarked

If you examine the CPU industry and ask where the big money is, you have to look at the server and datacenter market. Ever since the Opteron days, AMD's...

182 by Johan De Gelas on 8/7/2019

The AMD 2nd Gen EPYC "Rome" Launch Live Blog

The second – and arguably largest – shoe in the Zen 2 launch is dropping today: AMD’s EPYC 7002-series “Rome” processor. Based on all the things that made 3rd...

28 by Ryan Smith on 8/7/2019

Rick Bergman Returns to AMD to Lead Computing & Graphics Business

AMD has announced that Rick Bergman had rejoined the company and will lead its Computing and Graphics business. Mr. Bergman’s focus will be high-performance PCs, gaming and semi-custom businesses...

39 by Anton Shilov on 8/6/2019

Intel to Offer Socketed 56-core Cooper Lake Xeon Scalable in new Socket Compatible with Ice Lake

Today Intel is announcing some of its plans for its future Xeon Scalable platform. The company has already announced that after the Cascade Lake series of processors launched this...

50 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/6/2019

The Ice Lake Benchmark Preview: Inside Intel's 10nm

Intel's new Ice Lake platform is the company's second attempt at producing a 10nm chip for the mass market, and follows on from the Cannon Lake platform. Using 'the...

260 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/1/2019

AMD Quarterly Earnings Report Q2 FY 2019

AMD announced their second quarter earnings for the 2019 fiscal year, and the company’s revenue was $1.53 billion for the quarter. This is down 13% from the same quarter...

114 by Brett Howse on 7/31/2019

AMD Releases New Chipset Drivers For Ryzen 3000: More Relaxed CPPC2 Upscaling

It’s been nearly three weeks since AMD’s launch of the new Ryzen 3000 series CPUs and our extensive coverage of the new parts. Among one of the things that...

39 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/30/2019

Honor Set to Enter TV Market with New Honghu 8K CPU

Not being shy to take some gambles, this one appears to be its biggest yet: Honor is going to be developing both TVs and display scalers for the consumer...

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

Examining Intel's Ice Lake Processors: Taking a Bite of the Sunny Cove Microarchitecture

Intel has been building up this year to its eventual release of its first widely available consumer 10nm Core processor, codenamed "Ice Lake". The new SoC has an improved...

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

Intel's Xeon Cascade Lake vs. NVIDIA Turing: An Analysis in AI

It seems like the new motto for Silicon Valley for the last few years has been “Data is the new oil,” and for good reason. The number of companies...

56 by Johan De Gelas on 7/29/2019

Intel Begins Commercial Shipments of 10nm Ice Lake CPUs to OEMs

Intel has begun shipments of its 10th generation Core "Ice Lake" processors as of the second quarter, according to the company in an earnings call this week. Made using...

116 by Anton Shilov on 7/26/2019

Intel Q2 FY 2019 Earnings Report: Datacenter Drop

Intel announced their earnings for the second quarter of their 2019 fiscal year. Overall, revenue dropped 3% year-over-year to $16.5 billion, with gross margins still below the 60% that...

16 by Brett Howse on 7/26/2019

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