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Brian Krzanich on Thursday published an open letter addressing its partners and customers regarding the aftermath of the Meltdown and Spectre exploits publication. Chief executive of Intel reiterated the company’s plans to release security updates for its recent CPUs by early next week and mentioned the importance of collaborative industry-wide security assurance and responsible disclosures regarding security vulnerabilities going forward. Intel intends to release software and firmware patches for 90% of its CPUs launched in the past five years by January 15. By the end of the month, Intel plans to issue software updates for the remainder 10% of processors introduced in the same period. After that, Intel will focus on releasing updates for older products based on requests and priorities of its customers. The...

Intel to Create new 8th Generation CPUs with AMD Radeon Graphics with HBM2 using EMIB

Today Intel (and AMD) are announcing a partnership to create processors using Intel's high-performance x86 cores, AMD Radeon Graphics, and HBM2 within a single processor package using Intel's latest...

254 by Ian Cutress on 11/6/2017

IoT Company Discloses Upcoming Gemini Lake SKUs: Two Pentiums, Four Celerons

A maker of embedded systems has published details regarding pricing of Windows 10 IoT Enterprise licenses in Q4 2017 and has also disclosed the model numbers of Intel’s upcoming...

9 by Anton Shilov on 11/3/2017

MACOM Sells AppliedMicro’s X-Gene CPU Business

MACOM last week announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the microprocessor-related assets it bought from AppliedMicro to Project Denver Holdings, a new company backed by...

13 by Anton Shilov on 10/31/2017

Intel Announces Q3 2017 Results

As another quarterly earnings period continues, Intel has announced its earnings for the third quarter of their 2017 fiscal year. Due the slowing of the PC market, Intel has...

17 by Brett Howse on 10/27/2017

AMD's Progress on Its 25x20 Goal: The Task Ahead

When AMD announced it was creating the new high-performance Zen core, they set a lofty goal. They wanted to produce products that offered 25x the relative efficiency (performance per...

21 by Ian Cutress on 10/26/2017

Ryzen Mobile is Launched: AMD APUs for Laptops, with Vega and Updated Zen

The final piece of AMD’s return to high-performance computing is in laptops. While Ryzen, Threadripper, and EPYC have used the 8-core Zeppelin building block for their products, the laptop...

141 by Ian Cutress on 10/26/2017

AMD Announces Q3 Earnings: $71M In The Black

2017 has been a great year for the tech enthusiast, with the return of meaningful competition in the PC space. Today, AMD announced their third quarter earnings, which beat...

68 by Brett Howse on 10/24/2017

Intel Documents Point to AVX-512 Support for Cannon Lake Consumer CPUs

A new update to the Intel document for software developers indicates that the company will begin to introduce various AVX-512 instruction set extensions to its consumer CPUs soon. This...

49 by Anton Shilov on 10/19/2017

Intel Rebrands Kaby Lake Pentiums to Pentium Gold

Intel has announced plans to rebrand its current generation Pentium processors, and future generations, to 'Pentium Gold' chips. The rebranding reflects Intel’s intention to position the latest Pentium CPUs...

61 by Anton Shilov & Joe Shields on 10/12/2017

Price and Availability Watch: Core i7-8700K, Core i5-8600K and Core i3-8350K

Intel on Thursday officially initiated sales of its 8th Generation 'Coffee Lake' processors for desktops worldwide. The new chips offer more physical cores in the mainstream processor segment than...

55 by Anton Shilov on 10/6/2017

The AnandTech Coffee Lake Review: Initial Numbers on the Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400

It has been ten years since Intel introduced quad-core processors into its mainstream product range. It was expected that six-core parts would hit the segment a few years after...

220 by Ian Cutress on 10/5/2017

Paul Otellini, Former Intel CEO, Passes Away

Paul Otellini, chief executive of Intel from 2005 to 2013, passed away in his sleep on Monday, October 2, 2017, Intel has announced. Mr. Otellini was Intel’s first CEO...

42 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2017

Best CPUs for Workstations: 2017

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...

100 by Ian Cutress on 10/2/2017

The Intel Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X CPU Review Part 1: Workstation

The buzz since Intel announced it was bringing an 18-core CPU to the consumer market has been palpable: users are anticipating this to be Intel’s best performing processor, and...

150 by Ian Cutress on 9/25/2017

Intel Announces 8th Generation Core "Coffee Lake" Desktop Processors: Six-core i7, Four-core i3, and Z370 Motherboards

In an unusual set of circumstances (ed: someone couldn't follow a simple embargo), this evening Intel is officially announcing its 8th Generation desktop CPU lineup, codenamed Coffee Lake. This...

108 by Ryan Smith & Brett Howse on 9/25/2017

Imagination Technologies to Be Acquired by Canyon Bridge for £550M; MIPS Sold to Tallwood VC

Late this evening Imagination Technologies has announced that they have finally agreed to a buy-out offer. After making noise last month as a potential suitor, Canyon Bridge has announced...

62 by Ryan Smith on 9/22/2017

GlobalFoundries Weds FinFET and SOI in 14HP Process Tech for IBM z14 CPUs

GlobalFoundries this week formally introduced its new custom process technology that will be used to manufacture IBM's z14 CPUs, which in turn were announced earlier this year. The 14HP...

31 by Anton Shilov on 9/22/2017

GlobalFoundries Adds 12LP Process for Mainstream and Automotive Chips; AMD Planning 12LP CPUs & GPUs

GlobalFoundries on Wednesday announced its new 12LP (leading performance) fabrication process. The new manufacturing technology was designed to increase transistor density and improve frequency potential compared to GlobalFoundries’ current-gen...

32 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2017

Prices of Intel’s Coffee Lake-S CPUs Published: $400 for Core i7-8700K?

An online retailer in the UK has started to take pre-orders on Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs, specifically the socketed 'S' parts for desktop computers. As reported previously, the...

62 by Anton Shilov on 9/19/2017

AMD's 35W "Bristol Ridge" A-Series APUs Now Available at Retail

We have some good news for low-power AMD builders this morning: AMD has (finally) begun to sell the 35W versions of their "Bristol Ridge" desktop APUs. Overall the company...

38 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2017

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