CPUs

Earlier this year Intel said that it had reaffirmed its plan to invest $1 billion in a bid to increase the number of chips made using its 14 nm process technology. Apparently, the processor giant did not stop there and is now further amplifiying its CapEx expenditures by $500 million for 2018. Intel originally planned to invest $14 billion on capital expenditures (i.e., production equipment, building new facilities, and similar expenses) before this year, and then early on added an extra $1b which was reaffirmed mid year. Because demand for its multi-core server and client processors grew beyond the company’s expectations and Intel could not meet it, the company had to increase its production capacities. Back in September Intel said that it the additional $1...

Intel: EUV-Enabled 7nm Process Tech is on Track

Originally planned to enter mass production in the second half of 2016, Intel’s 10 nm process technology is still barely used by the company today. Currently the process is...

70 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

Western Digital Reveals SweRV RISC-V Core, Cache Coherency over Ethernet Initiative

Western Digital this week made three important announcements concerning its RISC-V-based processor initiative launched last year. The company introduced its own SweRV general-purpose core, its OmniXtend cache coherency over...

10 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

Analyzing Core i9-9900K Performance with Spectre and Meltdown Hardware Mitigations

One of the key aspects of the most recent Intel processor launch, its Core 9th Generation processors, is that the new design affords some hardware-based protection for a couple...

31 by Ian Cutress 6 days ago

Amazon Launches Online Tool to Check Compatibility of PC Hardware

Amazon has begun rolling out a special tool that helps DIY computer part buyers check the compatibility of their PCs with components sold by the online store. The Amazon...

18 by Anton Shilov on 11/30/2018

The Intel Core i9-9900K at 95W: Fixing The Power for SFF

There is a lot of discussion about processor power recently. A lot of the issues stem around what exactly that TDP rating means on the box, and if it...

97 by Ian Cutress on 11/29/2018

AMD Launches Limited Edition Ryzen MAX CPU Bundles

AMD has started selling select Ryzen processors in special limited-edition Ryzen MAX bundles. This holiday season the company will offer its Ryzen 5 2600X MAX and Ryzen 7 2700...

12 by Anton Shilov on 11/26/2018

Intel Has 8-Core Xeon-E at Engineering Sample Stage

One of the interesting omissions from the re-release of Xeon E a couple of weeks ago were the 8-core versions. Intel reiterated its 4-core and 6-core parts, and given...

19 by Ian Cutress on 11/26/2018

Best CPUs for Workstations: 2018

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended workstation CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

32 by Ian Cutress on 11/21/2018

Short Supply of Intel’s Gemini Lake Confirmed by PC Maker

Intel has publicly admitted that demand for its processors exceeds supply, which is why it is currently prioritizes shipments of its higher-end Core and Xeon products over cheaper chips...

25 by Anton Shilov on 11/21/2018

Huawei Server Efforts: Hi1620 and Arm’s Big Server Core, Ares

For at least four years now, Arm has been pushing its efforts to be a big part of the modern day server, the modern day data center, and in...

11 by Ian Cutress on 11/20/2018

Managing 8 Rome CPUs in 1U: Cray’s Shasta Direct Liquid Cooling

The Supercomputing show was a hive of activity, with lots of whispers surrounding the next generation of x86 CPUs, such as AMD’s Rome platform and Intel’s Cascade Lake platform...

26 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

Knights Mill Spotted at Supercomputing

All the way back at Hot Chips 2017, we saw Intel launch its upgraded Xeon Phi processors, Knights Mill. These were updated versions of Knights Landing, using the same...

9 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

Intel Partner Discloses Cascade Lake Xeon Scalable Launch Window

This week at Supercomputing, everyone is getting excited about next generation hardware, not only on x86 but also GPUs, POWER, Arm, FPGAs, and accelerators. The danger of having so...

17 by Ian Cutress on 11/16/2018

ASUS Comments on Intel Shortages, U.S.-China Trade War

ASUS this week released its financial results for the third quarter of the year, and in the process issued comments regarding two pressing issues: shortages of Intel’s chipsets and...

26 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2018

AMD 64-Core Rome Deployment: HLRS ‘Hawk’ at 2.35 GHz

Last week AMD pre-announced its next-generation EPYC processors, code-named Rome. These new processors are set to be officially announced next year, but will feature up to 64 cores using...

30 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

Just When You Thought It Was Dead: Qualcomm Centriq Arm Server Systems Spotted

Much to our surprise, we saw a Qualcomm Centriq server from an OEM at Supercomputing this week.

7 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

First AMD EPYC Rome Motherboard Spotted

Part of AMD’s recent pre-announcement of its next generation Rome server processors, using 7nm chiplets and running up to 64 cores, is that the new processors will be compatible...

6 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

AMD Launches High-Frequency EPYC 7371 Processor

AMD has announced its new high-frequency EPYC 7371 processor designed for applications that benefit from high clocks. The CPU has 16 cores and is aimed at tasks like electronic...

9 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2018

The Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Refresh Until it Hertz

It has been over a year since Intel launched its Skylake-X processors and Basin Falls platform, with a handful of processors from six-core up to eighteen-core. In that time...

144 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

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