CPUs

Amazon Web Services’s CPU design unit is working on a new multi-core processor for AWS servers. The new CPU is said to use Arm’s new Neoverse N1 architecture and would feature a considerably higher core-count when compared to AWS’s first-generation Graviton processor, which should result in a significant performance increase. The yet-to-be-named AWS CPU will be based on Arm’s Neoverse N1 microarchitecture and will integrate as many as 32 cores, according to Reuters, which cites two sources with knowledge of the matter. The chip will also be able to connect to various special-purpose accelerators using a ‘fabric’ interface to greatly speed up certain workloads. On a high level, the Neoverse N1 (aka Ares) to a large degree resembles Arm’s consumer-oriented Cortex-A76 microarchitecture: a 4-wide fetch/decode machine...

Best CPUs for Gaming: Holiday 2019

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

99 by Dr. Ian Cutress 6 days ago

Dell: Intel CPU Shortages Worsened in Q4, Premium & Commercial PCs Impacted

Shortages of Intel’s CPUs have persisted for well over a year now, but according to Dell, they actually got worse in the ongoing quarter because of unexpectedly high demand...

81 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2019

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and 3970X Review: 24 and 32 Cores on 7nm

One of the constant themes of 2019 has been to ask AMD employees about the future of its Threadripper line of products. Since the start of the year we’ve...

230 by Dr. Ian Cutress, Andrei Frumusanu & Gavin Bonshor on 11/25/2019

It’s a Cascade of 14nm CPUs: AnandTech’s Intel Core i9-10980XE Review

The most profitable process node in the history of Intel has been its 14nm process. Since 2014, the company has been pumping out CPUs built on a variety of...

76 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/25/2019

AMD Pre-Announces 64-core Threadripper 3990X: Time To Open Your Wallet

Ever since AMD announced its latest enterprise platform, Rome, and the EPYC 7002 series, one question that high-end desktop users have been wondering is when the 64-core hardware will...

51 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/25/2019

AMD Clarifies "Best Cores" vs "Preferred Cores" Discrepancies For Ryzen CPUs

Over the last several weeks there’s been increasing discussions in the AMD enthusiast community about how the company’s new Ryzen 3000 processors interact with Windows, and in particular on...

61 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/21/2019

Intel Publishes Letter to Customers Apologizing for CPU Shipment Delays

In a move that I don’t believe has precedence within the x86 CPU industry, Intel this afternoon has publicly published a letter to its customers and partners apologizing for...

48 by Ryan Smith on 11/20/2019

Dell’s Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition Comes w/ Ryzen 5 3500 or Ryzen 9 3950X

Dell’s Alienware division has started sales of its Aurora Ryzen Edition desktops. The latest Aurora systems not only put AMD’s processors back into mid-tower Aurora machines for the first...

16 by Anton Shilov on 11/18/2019

Intel’s 2021 Exascale Vision in Aurora: Two Sapphire Rapids CPUs with Six Ponte Vecchio GPUs

For the last few of years, when discussing high performance computing, it has been tough to avoid hearing the word ‘exascale’. Even last month, on 10/18, HPC twitter was...

43 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/17/2019

Raja Koduri at Intel HPC Devcon Keynote Live Blog (4pm MT, 11pm UTC)

Prior to the annual Supercomputing conference, Intel hosts its HPC Developer Conference a couple of days before. This year's HPC Devcon keynote talk is from Intel SVP, Chief Architect...

51 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/17/2019

ASUS: Intel CPU Shortages Easing, But Future Is Uncertain

During its earnings call with analysts and investors, ASUS commented that while the tight supply of Intel’s processors persisted, it is no longer as severe as it was in...

20 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2019

NUVIA: New Server CPU Startup Going After Intel and AMD

Founded by former senior Apple CPU architects, NUVIA for the first time publicly revealed its existence with the announcement of a successful first investment round. The company broke cover...

40 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/15/2019

Intel Recalls Quad Core Xeon CPU Because of Inadequate Stock Cooler

Intel this week recalled one of its boxed processors because the bundled cooling system the company supplied has been found to be insufficient for fully cooling the CPU. For...

27 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2019

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review: 16 Cores on 7nm with PCIe 4.0

Deciding between building a mainstream PC and a high-end desktop has historically been very clear cut: if budget is a concern, and you're interested in gaming, then typically a...

200 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/14/2019

Intel Trims Cascade Lake Xeon Scalable Lineup

Intel this week initiated end-of-life plan for two of its 2nd Generation Xeon Scalable (Cascade Lake) processors, possibly in a bid to reduce the number of SKUs in the...

19 by Anton Shilov on 11/7/2019

AMD Q4: 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, Threadripper Up To 32-Core 3970X, Coming November 25th

AMD is set to close out the year on a high note. As promised, the company will be delivering its latest 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor, built with two...

164 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/7/2019

MLPerf Releases Official Results For First Machine Learning Inference Benchmark

Since launching their organization early last year, the MLPerf group has been slowly and steadily building up the scope and the scale of their machine learning benchmarks. Intending to...

12 by Ryan Smith on 11/6/2019

Intel Launches Xeon-E 2200 Series for Servers: 8 Cores, up to 5.0 GHz

The Xeon-E family from Intel replaced the Xeon E3-1200 parts that were found common place in a lot of office machines and small servers. The Xeon E parts are...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/4/2019

Samsung Confirms Custom CPU Development Cancellation

The fate of Samsung's custom CPU development efforts has been making the rounds of the rumour mill for almost a month, and now we finally have confirmation from Samsung...

42 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/4/2019

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