CPUs

With 2017 finished, and Ryzen being very successful for AMD, the inevitable question was due: what happens next? Early in 2018, the plans were laid bare: a second generation Ryzen processor was set to come in mid-year, followed by a second generation Threadripper, using GlobalFoundries’ 12nm process. This is not AMD’s next big microarchitecture, which we know is called Rome (or Zen 2) on 7nm, but an opportunity to launch a wave of components with minor improvements and take advantage of a manufacturing process that gives more frequency and more performance. Today AMD is launching four CPUs, and we have tested them all.

Intel Announces Chip-Level Security Initiatives, iGPU-Based Malware Scanning

Taking place this week is the annual RSA conference, which has evolved to become a major trade show for security products and technologies. As one might expect, it's also...

34 by Anton Shilov 2 days ago

Overclocking The AMD Ryzen APUs: Guide and Results

With AMD’s new launch of Raven Ridge APUs, the Ryzen 3 2200G ($99) and Ryzen 5 2400G ($169), AMD holds the current integrated graphics apex when directly compared against...

46 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor 4 days ago

AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Details: Four CPUs, Pre-Order Today, Reviews on the 19th

Today marks the initial start of AMD’s pre-sale of 2nd Generation Ryzen processors. The full launch is set for April 19th, which is when reviews and performance numbers will...

101 by Ian Cutress on 4/13/2018

Intel’s Core i5+, Core i7+ CPUs with Bundled Optane Memory Hit Retail

Earlier this month Intel introduced its Core i+ processor brand for desktops and laptops. The brand-within-a-brand setup sees Intel's 8th gen Core i5, i7, and i9 CPUs bundled with...

44 by Anton Shilov on 4/12/2018

Intel Core-B Processors: 8th Gen BGA with 65W TDP

During the mêlée of last week and Intel announcing the next wave of 8th Gen Core processors, there were a few products that Intel did not include in the...

33 by Ian Cutress on 4/12/2018

Power Stamp Alliance Exposes Ice Lake Xeon Details: LGA4189 and 8-Channel Memory

For everyone waiting for Cascade Lake, Intel’s next server Xeon platform, to be launched, noise is being made from the Power Stamp Alliance and its members about the platform...

36 by Ian Cutress on 4/9/2018

Interview with Aicha Evans, Intel’s Chief Strategy Officer

Expanding into several different new markets has challenges that only the most well positioned and structured companies can achieve. Having covered the growth of Intel over the last ten...

29 by Ian Cutress on 4/4/2018

Intel Wraps Up Spectre Patching, Partially Cancels Plans For 1st Gen Core & Core 2 Processors

Intel this week has published an update to their ongoing microcode guidance document. In the roughly 3 weeks since the last update, the company is offering some unexpectedly mixed...

27 by Ryan Smith on 4/4/2018

Intel Expands 8th Gen Core: Core i9 on Mobile, Iris Plus, Desktop, Chipsets, and vPro

The march from Intel for everything to be under the ‘8th Gen Intel Core’ branding is now at its climax: today is the official launch of several new 8th...

124 by Ian Cutress on 4/3/2018

AMD Confirms CTS-Labs Exploits: All To Be Patched In Weeks

If you have been following our coverage regarding the recent security issues found in AMD’s processors and chipsets by security research firm CTS-Labs, it has been a bit of...

101 by Ian Cutress on 3/20/2018

AMD and Partners Slash Prices on Select Ryzen & Ryzen Threadripper CPUs

AMD and some of its retail partners have started a new discount campaign involving AMD Ryzen and AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. Select AMD CPUs will be available at reduced...

33 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2018

Ian Cutress Talks AMDFlaws and Security on TechTeamGB Weekly News

After our analysis about the vulnerability disclosures this week on AnandTech, and continuing discussions on Twitter, TechTeamGB, a Great Britain based Youtube technology channel, invited Senior Editor Ian Cutress...

16 by Ian Cutress on 3/16/2018

Our Interesting Call with CTS-Labs

In light of the recent announcement of potential vulnerabilities in Ryzen processors, two stories have emerged. Firstly, that AMD processors could have secondary vulnerabilities in the secure processor and...

116 by Ian Cutress on 3/15/2018

Intel Publishes Spectre & Meltdown Hardware Plans: Fixed Gear Later This Year

Since the public revelation of the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities early this year, Intel has spent virtually the entire time in a reactionary mode, starting from the moment...

31 by Ryan Smith on 3/15/2018

Analyzing Threadripper Thermals: Big Base Cooling Wins

AMD's Threadripper processors step quite far outside typical CPU designs in several ways, one of which is their relatively massive physical size. The CPU’s surface area is much greater...

44 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/14/2018

Security Researchers Publish Ryzen Flaws, Gave AMD 24 hours Prior Notice

Through the advent of Meltdown and Spectre, there is a heightened element of nervousness around potential security flaws in modern high-performance processors, especially those that deal with the core...

212 by Ian Cutress on 3/13/2018

Intel to Discontinue Itanium 9500 ‘Poulson’ CPUs

Intel has begun its product discontinuance program for its "Poulson" Itanium 9500-series processors. Intel’s customers will have to make their final orders for these CPUs this fall and the...

27 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2018

The Future of Silicon: An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Gary Patton, CTO of GlobalFoundries

In our recent trip to GlobalFoundries Fab 8, its leading edge facility, we managed to spend some time with the C-level executive that controls the future of this part...

38 by Ian Cutress on 2/24/2018

Intel's 10nm Briefly Appears: Dual Core Cannon Lake in Official Documents

Intel briefly listed two 10nm Cannon Lake processors in a microcode update document this week, confirming that it has shipped such chips, although we expect it to be in...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/16/2018

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