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This afternoon, AMD announced their earnings for the first quarter of their 2018 fiscal year, and their recent trend of performance has continued, with revenues for the quarter up 40% to $1.65 billion. Even more importantly, they’ve finally gotten to the point where they are able to achieve solid margins, which were 36% for this quarter, up 4% from last year. This lead to operating incomes of $120 million, compared to just $11 million a year ago. Net income was $81 million for the quarter, compared to a $33 million loss last year. Earnings per share were $0.08, up from a $0.04 loss per share last year. AMD Q1 2018 Financial Results (GAAP) Q1'2018 Q4'2017 Q1'2017 Revenue $1647M $1340M $1178M Gross Margin 36% 34% 32% Operating Income +$120M -$2M +$11M Net Income +$81M -$19M -$33M Earnings Per Share +$0.08 -$0.02 -$0.04 AMD has been in a situation where...

AMD Updates Ryzen SKU Pricing To Counter Intel

LAS VEGAS, NV — 2017 was by many measures a breakout year for AMD and some of the first news out at the beginning of 2018 is its plans...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/8/2018

Intel Core with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics Launched: HP, Dell, and Intel NUC

Intel’s Performance Numbers *Disclaimer: All performance numbers in this section are from Intel and have not been independently verified On the face of it, this new product is a 7th Generation...

66 by Ian Cutress on 1/7/2018

Understanding Meltdown & Spectre: What To Know About New Exploits That Affect Virtually All CPUs

It seems only fitting that one of the two hardware based exploits to rock the CPU world this week was named Meltdown. Because for the last 24 hours or...

210 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q1 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...

24 by Ian Cutress on 1/2/2018

Intel with Radeon RX Vega Graphics: Core i7-8809G with 3.1 GHz Base, 100W Target TDP, Overclockable

To begin the year, Intel’s Indian website has published a small number of details regarding Intel’s first ‘Intel with Radeon RX Vega Graphics’ processor. Within the table of overclockable...

83 by Ian Cutress on 1/1/2018

Western Digital to Use RISC-V for Controllers, Processors, Purpose-Built Platforms

Western Digital recently announced plans to use the RISC-V ISA across its existing product stack as well as for future products that will combine processing and storage. The company...

10 by Anton Shilov on 12/14/2017

Intel Launches New Pentium Silver and Celeron Atom Processors: Gemini Lake is Here

Intel on Monday introduced its next-generation Pentium Silver and Celeron platform and processors. These processors are under the codename 'Gemini Lake' and are focused on low-power platforms for inexpensive...

54 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2017

AMD Ryzen CPU Giveaway: Win A Ryzen 5 1600X, Ryzen 5 1500X, or Ryzen 3 1300X

In the mood for some free hardware? Well then you're in luck: our awesome community team has collected a few of AMD’s Ryzen CPUs and put together a giveaway...

19 by Ryan Smith on 12/8/2017

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v7 Will Become Xeon Entry (Xeon E), Possible Intel with Radeon Graphics Launch

The last 12 months have seen an upheaval of Intel’s enterprise processor naming scheme, with a distinct mix of positive and negative responses. In previous years, Intel followed a...

8 by Ian Cutress on 11/28/2017

Dissecting Intel's EPYC Benchmarks: Performance Through the Lens of Competitive Analysis

Although the AMD EPYC is definitely a worthy contender in the server space, AMD's technical marketing of the new CPU has been surprisingly absent, as the company not published...

103 by Johan De Gelas & Ian Cutress on 11/28/2017

Intel 8th Generation and 9th Generation Processor Lists Leaked: Coffee Lake Refresh?

Officially, Intel does not comment on unreleased products, which often has the knock-on effect that processors aren’t actually known about until the day they appear on shelves. In order...

87 by Ian Cutress on 11/24/2017

Intel to Use Additional Assembly & Test Factory to Improve Supply of Coffee Lake CPUs

In a mildly interesting bit of news for a Friday, Intel has notified its customers that it will use an additional assembly and test facility in a bid to...

32 by Anton Shilov on 11/17/2017

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 42: Intel with Radeon Graphics

Every so often, the technology industry goes crazy. To get three events along those lines in the same week just blows the mind. On this podcast, Ian and Ryan...

9 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2017

AMD Announces Wider EPYC Availability and ROCm 1.7 with TensorFlow Support

Earlier this year AMD announced its return to the high-end server market with a series of new EPYC processors. Inside is AMD’s new Zen core, up to 32 of...

20 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2017

Qualcomm Launches 48-core Centriq for $1995: Arm Servers for Cloud Native Applications

Following on from the SoC disclosure at Hot Chips, Qualcomm has this week announced the formal launch of its new Centriq 2400 family of Arm-based SoCs for cloud applications...

37 by Ian Cutress on 11/10/2017

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

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