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You asked for it, and we were able to get 30 minutes with the big man himself. Jim Keller falls into the rockstar category of engineers: lots of ideas with vision and a very successful record. Jim has been able to turn a product market around by leading processor design teams, such as with Apple's A4 and A5 processors, or AMD's K8 and Zen microarchitectures. Recently he was hired by Intel as the Senior Vice President of the Silicon Engineering Group, with an emphasis on SoC design and integration, although not much more was said, leaving everyone to scratch their heads as to exactly what projects fall under his remit. With Intel's money and design at his fingertips, we asked Jim what exactly his...

Intel To Acquire eASIC: Lower Cost ASICs in FPGA Design Time

Along with the other announcement today, Intel is also announcing that it will acquire a company called eASIC which develops FPGA-like design tools to roll out ‘structured ASICs’. These...

7 by Ian Cutress 5 days ago

Intel Launches Coffee Lake Xeon E (Entry): The Next-Gen E3-1200

Today Intel is announcing the Xeon E family of processors. The Xeon E-2100 stack of CPUs will replace the previous generation E3 v6 processors, following Intel's renaming of their...

46 by Ian Cutress 5 days ago

Intel’s High-End Cascade Lake CPUs to Support 3.84 TB of Memory Per Socket

While Intel has yet to detail its upcoming Cascade Lake processors for servers, some of the key characteristics are beginning to emerge. According to a new report from ServeTheHome...

18 by Anton Shilov on 7/10/2018

Marvell Completes Acquisition of Cavium, Gets CPU, Networking & Security Assets

Marvell on Friday announced that it had completed its takeover of Cavium. The combined company will have a broad portfolio of IP and patents that promise to enable the...

15 by Anton Shilov on 7/9/2018

Arm and Samsung Extend Artisan POP IP Collaboration to 7LPP and 5LPE Nodes

Arm and Samsung Foundry this week announced plans to extend their collaboration to 7LPP and 5LPE process technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, Arm will offer Samsung Foundry...

5 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2018

Qualcomm’s Server Team Loses VP of Technology, Centriq Future Unknown

Normally we don’t particularly comment on these sorts of transitions at big companies unless they are C-level (CEO, CTO), however the narrative surrounding Qualcomm’s Centriq product line is still...

36 by Ian Cutress on 7/6/2018

Zen and Vega DDR4 Memory Scaling on AMD's APUs

We have previously explored the importance of memory scaling within AMDs Ryzen CPUs: the question being answered today is how much of an effect on performance does the memory...

73 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/28/2018

Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich Resigns, CFO Robert Swan as Interim CEO

This morning Intel released a formal press release stating that Brian Krzanich, now former CEO, had resigned. Current CFO Robert Swan has been named the interim CEO while the...

167 by Ian Cutress on 6/21/2018

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G Core Frequency Scaling: An Analysis

When AMD launched their first generation Ryzen-based APUs with a Zen cores and Vega graphics, both of the new parts entered the market at two very different budget-focused price...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/20/2018

My Face on a CPU Cooler: Two Minutes with ASUS’ Ryujin CLC

One of the first events of the Computex week was ASUS’ Republic of Gamers press conference. In typical ASUS fashion, a glut of about 11 press releases landed in...

21 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q3 2018

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

38 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

MIPS Acquired by AI Hardware Vendor Wave Computing

After a year-long on-and-on search for a suitor, MIPS has finally found its partner. Today the company has announced that it’s being acquired by Wave Computing, an AI startup...

6 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2018

AMD BIOS Limitations: Bristol Ridge Dropped From Certain Motherboards

One of the functions of a motherboard BIOS, or UEFI, is the ability to discern which CPU is installed in the socket. With each new generation of CPUs, new...

33 by Ian Cutress on 6/15/2018

The Intel Core i7-8086K Review

Intel announced it, we asked for one, we were told no press samples, so we bought one. This is Intel's 40th anniversary of the original x86 microarchitecture with the...

115 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2018

Intel’s Core i7-8086K CPU Now on Sale

While Intel’s other 5GHz processor has turned out to be greatly exaggerated, Intel’s original 5GHz chip, the Coffee Lake-based Core i7-8086K, is very much real. And right on schedule...

27 by Ryan Smith on 6/8/2018

Intel Confirms Some Details about 28-Core 5 GHz Demonstration

When Intel demonstrated its 28-core system running at 5 GHz at the Computex 2018 keynote this week, there were many questions surrounding the hardware and what was required in...

146 by Ian Cutress on 6/8/2018

Intel's Core i7-8086K Giveaway Kicks off Tonight at 8pm ET (Midnight UTC)

Alongside the announcement of their new x86 anniversary-themed hex-core processor, the Core i7-8086K, Intel also announced that they would be giving a significant portion of their inventory away as...

32 by Ryan Smith on 6/7/2018

AMD Zen 2 Update: 7nm EPYC in Labs Now, Launching in 2019

Rounding out AMD’s slew of product announcements and updates at their Computex 2018 press conference, the company very briefly showed off their first 7nm Zen 2 silicon in the...

13 by Ryan Smith on 6/6/2018

AMD Reveals Threadripper 2 : Up to 32 Cores, 250W, X399 Refresh

One of the surprises from AMD’s first year of the newest x86 Zen architecture was the launch of the Threadripper platform. Despite the mainstream Ryzen processors already taking a...

206 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

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