CPUs

Custom liquid cooling systems are built by hardcore enthusiasts who want to get absolutely no-compromise style and performance. Meanwhile, one of the trendiest features for enthusiasts introduced in the recent years, addressable and customizable RGB lighting, has so far only been supported by factory-built all-in-one liquid coolers. This week EKWB changed this by introducing its EK-Velocity, its first CPU water blocks with RGB LEDs. EKWB’s EK-Velocity D-RGB CPU water blocks feature the company’s brand-new internal design that relies on a nickel-plated electrolytic copper cold plate covered with black acetal or transparent plexiglass. Besides, the water blocks use a reinforced mounting bracket with smaller screws for additional style. The EK-Velocity D-RGB are outfitted with 24 LEDs that can be programmed using software from leading motherboard makers (ASUS...

AMD Launches High-Frequency EPYC 7371 Processor

AMD has announced its new high-frequency EPYC 7371 processor designed for applications that benefit from high clocks. The CPU has 16 cores and is aimed at tasks like electronic...

9 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2018

The Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Refresh Until it Hertz

It has been over a year since Intel launched its Skylake-X processors and Basin Falls platform, with a handful of processors from six-core up to eighteen-core. In that time...

145 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

Naples, Rome, Milan, Zen 4: An Interview with AMD CTO, Mark Papermaster

At AMD’s Next Horizon event this week, the company disclosed for the first time the layout of its next generation EPYC processor, the new Vega Radeon Instinct datacenter compute...

59 by Ian Cutress on 11/12/2018

TACC Frontera: Targeting 210W Next-Gen Xeons and Extreme Performance

The Frontera supercomputer is the next generation high performance machine set to debut at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). As part of Intel’s HPC Forum, being held just...

9 by Ian Cutress on 11/12/2018

Why Intel Processors Draw More Power Than Expected: TDP and Turbo Explained

One of the recent topics permeating through the custom PC space recently has been about power draw. Intel’s latest eight-core processors are still rated at a TDP of 95W...

82 by Ian Cutress on 11/9/2018

AMD Previews EPYC ‘Rome’ Processor: Up to 64 Zen 2 Cores

AMD on Tuesday formally announced its next-generation EPYC processor code-named Rome. The new server CPU will feature up to 64 cores featuring the Zen 2 microarchitecture, thus providing at...

66 by Anton Shilov on 11/6/2018

AMD Unveils ‘Chiplet’ Design Approach: 7nm Zen 2 Cores Meet 14 nm I/O Die

AMD on Tuesday disclosed some additional details about its upcoming codenamed Rome processor based on its Zen 2 microarchitecture. As it turns out, the company will use a new...

76 by Anton Shilov on 11/6/2018

AMD Announces Zen 4 Microarchitecture Under Development

At its Next Horizon event in San Francisco, AMD announced the fourth iteration of its Zen microarchitecture. The Zen 4 is currently in development, so the company does not...

15 by Anton Shilov on 11/6/2018

AMD’s EPYC CPUs Now Available on Amazon Web Services

AMD on Tuesday announced availability of its processors on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). AMD EPYC-based systems will be used as web and application servers, backend servers for enterprise...

6 by Anton Shilov on 11/6/2018

Intel Architecture Event Announced: December 11th

On the back of a series of recent announcements regarding Intel’s future product line and portfolio, Intel has disclosed to us that it will be holding a forward-looking Architecture...

37 by Ian Cutress on 11/6/2018

AMD Next Horizon Live Blog: Starts 9am PT / 5pm UTC

AMD's 2019 is set to be full of 7nm products, and on the back of AMD's New Horizon event on 2016, today it is hosting part two: Next Horizon...

100 by Ian Cutress on 11/6/2018

Intel Xeon E Six-Core Review: E-2186G, E-2176G, E-2146G, and E-2136 Tested

Despite having officially launched back in July, Intel’s Xeon E desktop platform has yet to see the light of day in systems casually available to users or small businesses...

51 by Ian Cutress on 11/5/2018

Intel Goes For 48-Cores: Cascade-AP with Multi-Chip Package Coming Soon

Ahead of the annual Supercomputing 2018 conference next week, Intel is today announcing part of its upcoming Cascade Lake strategy. Following on from its server-focused Xeon Scalable Skylake family...

91 by Ian Cutress on 11/5/2018

AMD Investor Relations Announces “Next Horizon” Event for November 6th

Earlier today on their Investor Relations website, AMD posted notice of a new event. Dubbed “AMD Next Horizon”, the event is currently slated for November 6th – no time...

11 by Ryan Smith on 11/1/2018

The AMD Threadripper 2 CPU Review: The 24-Core 2970WX and 12-Core 2920X Tested

This year AMD launched its second generation high-end desktop Ryzen Threadripper processors. The benefits of the new parts include better performance, better frequency, and parts up to 32 cores...

69 by Ian Cutress on 10/29/2018

Day of the Dead: AMD Releases new Carrizo FM2+ APU, the A8-7680

Reports of a new Carrizo APU have been floating around for the past couple of weeks as several ASRock FM2+ recently had BIOS updates stating ‘now supporting new Carrizo...

41 by Ian Cutress on 10/29/2018

896 Xeon Cores in One PC: Microsoft’s New x86 DataCenter Class Machines Running Windows

This week Microsoft released a new blog dedicated to the Windows Kernel internals. The purpose of the blog is to dive into the Kernel across a variety of architectures...

56 by Ian Cutress on 10/26/2018

Intel Announces Q3 FY 2018 Earnings: Record Quarter

This afternoon, Intel announced their earnings for the third quarter of their 2018 fiscal year. Revenue was at a record level compared to any previous quarter, coming in at...

36 by Brett Howse on 10/25/2018

The Quiz on CPU 0: Playing Scheduler Wars with AMD’s Threadripper 2990WX

One of the telling conclusions from our original 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX review was that because of the arrangement of cores and memory, performance in most applications did...

74 by Ian Cutress on 10/25/2018

AMD Announces Q3 FY 2018 Earnings: Improving Margins, But Dogged By Crypto Decline

This afternoon, AMD announced their third quarter earnings for the 2018 fiscal year, and while there are a couple of issues they’ll have to work through, this quarter was...

50 by Brett Howse on 10/24/2018

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