CPUs

Intel’s newest line of desktop processors bring with them a number of changes designed to sway favor with performance enthusiasts. These new parts bring Intel’s consumer processors up to eight cores, with higher frequencies, better thermal connectivity, and extra hardware security updates for Spectre and Meltdown. The only catch is that you’re going to need a large wallet and a big cooler: both price and power consumption hit new highs this time around.

Vietnamese Retailer Leaks Some Intel 9000-Series Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs

We’ve spoken here at AnandTech several times on the upcoming Z390 chipset and also a few words on new processors for those motherboards. Intel has promised a new consumer-grade...

26 by Ian Cutress on 9/21/2018

AMD Launches Ryzen 7 2800H & Ryzen 5 2600H APUs for High-Performance Laptops

AMD has quietly added two new APUs into its lineup of products. Based on AMD's existing Raven Ridge silicon, the new Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H chips...

16 by Anton Shilov on 9/18/2018

AMD Announces Four New Ryzen CPUs: 2700E, 2600E, 2500X, and 2300X

AMD has announced four new 2000-series processors based on Zen+ which fills out its launch of parts: two X-series processors at 65W focused on overclocking with Precision Boost overdrive...

25 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 9/10/2018

AMD Announces New $55 Low-Power Processor: Athlon 200GE

Everyone likes discussing headlines: the latest mainstream processor, or super 32-core behemoth, are topics ripe for deep discussion. Despite this, a lot more volume occurs in the mid-range and...

42 by Ian Cutress on 9/6/2018

AMD Updates its 25x20 Goal: Progress in a Generation

Last year we published an article detailing AMD’s progress on its self-set 25x20 goal for its processors: 25x more energy efficiency of its chips by the year 2020. In...

47 by Ian Cutress on 9/5/2018

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU Now Available

As pre-announced, AMD has begun selling its latest Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor. The new CPU features 16 cores and is aimed at high-end desktops that can be overclocked for...

44 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

Huawei To Announce Kirin 980 Today at IFA

In the smartphone wars, the chip inside powering the devices is becoming ever more important. Raw performance plus accelerators are pushing the boundaries of what we used to think...

11 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2018

Spectre and Meltdown in Hardware: Intel Clarifies Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake

With the launch of Intel’s latest 8th Generation Core mobile processors, the 15W Whiskey Lake U-series and the 5W Amber Lake Y-series, questions were left on the table as...

107 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2018

Intel Launches Whiskey Lake-U and Amber Lake-Y: New MacBook CPUs?

Earlier this year Intel announced that it would be introducing two new families to its low power notebook range: Whiskey Lake for new 15W (U-Series) processors, and Amber Lake...

73 by Ian Cutress on 8/28/2018

AMD's 7nm CPUs & GPUs To Be Fabbed by TSMC, on Track for 2018 - 2019

With the announcement that its long-time manufacturing partner (and outright former fab) GlobalFoundries is dropping out of the race for bleeding-edge manufacturing nodes, the second big question of the...

28 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 8/27/2018

AMD: Jim Anderson Out, Saeid Moshkelani In as “Client Compute Group” General Manager

In a press release sent out this afternoon, AMD has announced a shuffle in leadership for the company’s client computing business unit, the core of AMD’s business and heart...

6 by Ryan Smith on 8/27/2018

GlobalFoundries Stops All 7nm Development: Opts To Focus on Specialized Processes

GlobalFoundries on Monday announced an important strategy shift. The contract maker of semiconductors decided to cease development of bleeding edge manufacturing technologies and stop all work on its 7LP...

123 by Anton Shilov & Ian Cutress on 8/27/2018

AMD Slashes Prices of First-Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs: Starting at $300

Following the launch of its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors earlier this month, AMD quietly began to slash prices of its first-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. Right now, the most affordable...

34 by Anton Shilov on 8/27/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Fujitsu's A64FX Arm Core Live Blog

Remember back when Arm announced Scalable Vector Extensions? Well Fujitsu has made an Arm CPU that uses it with a 512-bit width. The presentation looks super interesting, so follow...

8 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: IBM Power9 Scale Up CPU Live Blog

The biggest part of the show are the server talks in the last session of the last day. All four talks are worth covering, and the first talk is...

1 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Tachyum Prodigy CPU Live Blog

One of the more interesting talks is from Tachyum, who have a deep presentation about their new hyperscale Prodigy processors with up to 64 cores and eight channel memory...

15 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

AnandTech at Hot Chips 30: Our 2018 Show Coverage

The last couple of days have been a whirlwind of coverage at two key events: Hot Chips, the semiconductor industry conference regarding new product designs, and some minor thing...

8 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Google Titan Live Blog (6pm PT, 1am UTC)

The second talk on security is on Google's Titan Root-of-Trust silicon that sits between the BIOS and the processor on its custom systems.

6 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

Hot Chips 2018: AMD APU Optimization Live Blog (Noon PT, 7pm UTC)

AMD is also at Hot Chips, speaking about Raven Ridge and its APUs. The key elements to this talk will be the optimizations made for Raven Ridge, specifically around...

9 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Intel on Graphics Live Blog (11:30am PT, 6:30pm UTC)

Intel is talking graphics! We're expecting a lot of discussion about Kaby Lake G, with Radeon graphics, however the slide deck is going to talk a lot about power...

10 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

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