CPUs

Intel this week became a member of CHIPS Alliance, an industry consortium that is working to accelerate the development of open source SoCs (and SiPs) for various applications. As part of their membership, Intel has also contributed its Advanced Interface Bus to the group, giving developers access to the bus and thus the means to interoperate with Intel (and other) chips that will be using it. Designed for use with system-in-packages (SiPs) devices, Intel’s AIB is a high-bandwidth, low-power, die-to-die PHY level standard that uses a clock forwarded parallel data transfer mechanism (akin that used by modern DDR DRAM interfaces). The technology is agnostic to manufacturing processes and packaging technology, so it can be used to connect a wide variety of chips/chiplets using different types...

Intel Q4 FY 2019 Results: Record Quarter, Record Year

Today Intel announced their earnings for the fourth quarter of their 2019 fiscal year. In terms of revenue, Intel had their highest ever Q4 revenue, coming in at $20.2...

62 by Brett Howse 2 days ago

AMD New Hires: Dan McNamara from Intel, Joshua Friedrich and Brad McCredie from IBM

There is always a fairly fluid movement of engineers in the companies we cover, but recently AMD has made a number of substantial hires into several of its biggest departments.

41 by Dr. Ian Cutress 4 days ago

Intel’s Confusing Messaging: Is Comet Lake Better Than Ice Lake?

This year at CES 2020, Intel held its usual pre-keynote workshop for select members of the press. Around 75 of us across a couple of sessions were there to...

182 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/16/2020

Intel Cuts 2nd Gen 'Extended Memory' Xeon Scalable Prices

Today Intel will be officially starting product discontinuation of ‘M’ medium sized memory Xeon Scalable CPUs. Due to customer feedback and sales figures, Intel has deemed it in the...

34 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/16/2020

Updates to Intel’s Data Center Group (DCG)

Rumors back in November were abound about Intel having some sort of reorganization internally. A number of my industry peers both on the journalist side and the analyst side...

11 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/14/2020

AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000: Measuring Renoir’s Die Size

I’m pretty sure that the next time I go to a trade show where new silicon is being announced, the next tool I need in my backpack is a...

91 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/14/2020

TRX80 and WRX80 Don’t Exist: Neither Does the ‘Intel LGA1159’ Socket

For anyone that isn’t following the minutiae of desktop computing, one of the more prominent rumors in AMD land is the presence of upcoming sockets called TRX80 and WRX80...

48 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/13/2020

I Ran Off with Intel’s Tiger Lake Wafer. Who Wants a Die Shot?

One of the surprises at CES from Intel was the presence of Tiger Lake, Intel’s next generation platform beyond Ice Lake. Tiger Lake is Intel’s vehicle for delivering the...

105 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/13/2020

Intel: 28 W Ice Lake Core i7-1068G7 Coming Q1

One of most frequent questions I’ve had in my personal inbox over the last few weeks has been questioning the existence of the fastest Ice Lake processor. Back when...

105 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2020

AMD at CES 2020: Q&A with Dr. Lisa Su

This week AMD took the wraps off of its latest generation of mobile processors. The company is being aggressive, offering up to eight cores for both the traditional ultra-portable...

92 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/7/2020

Intel CES 2020 Keynote Live Blog: Ice, Comets, and Tigers To Come

We're here at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for Intel's CES 2020 keynote. Intel always makes their CES presentations exciting affairs, and we're expecting much the same this year...

26 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2020

AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile APUs: 7nm, 8-core on both 15W and 45W, Coming Q1

At last year’s CES, AMD showcased its then Ryzen 3000 mobile processors as part of the announcements. In what is becoming a trend, at this year’s CES, the company...

407 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/6/2020

AMD’s 64-Core Threadripper 3990X, only $3990! Coming February 7th

At the tail end of last year, one of the key launches in the creator/workstation processor market was AMD’s latest 3rd Generation Threadripper portfolio, which started with 24-core and...

105 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/6/2020

AMD Keynote Presentation Press Event at CES 2020: The AnandTech Live Blog

We're here ready to Live Blog the annual CES keynote from AMD. We expect to see Lisa Su, Frank Azor, and others take to the stage to discuss what's...

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2020

Intel at CES 2020: 45W 10th Gen Mobile CPUs Soon, Tiger Lake with Xe Graphics Later

As we move into 2020, there is a lot of talk about what Intel’s 2020 plans will be. Discussions about the expansion of Intel’s 10nm process node products, such...

57 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/6/2020

An Interconnected Interview with Intel’s Ramune Nagisetty: A Future with Foveros

I’ve constantly stated for the last two years that the next battleground in performance for the semiconductor market is going to be in the interconnect – whether we’re speaking...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/3/2020

How to Tarnish Platinum: Sell It as Xeon 9200

in 2019, Intel announced its Cascade Lake family of enterprise processors, and sitting at the top of the stack was the Cascade Lake-AP family: a quartet of parts that...

103 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/2/2020

An Interview with AMD’s CTO Mark Papermaster: ‘There’s More Room At The Top’

On the back of a very busy 2019, AMD is gaining market share and is now a performance leader in a lot of CPU segments. The company has executed...

69 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/30/2019

AnandTech Year In Review 2019: Lots of CPUs

Throughout 2019, we’ve had quite the reverse of performance when it comes to the competitiveness of the modern performance-oriented desktop processor. This year we’ve seen AMD introduce its Zen...

25 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/27/2019

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