CPUs

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 above the previous generation parts. Starting from November 2nd, Intel’s boxed Pentium G4560, G4600, and G4620 processors will carry the Pentium Gold brand. These parts were launched in Q1 2017, and are dual-core CPUs with Hyper-Threading technology and an improved integrated GPU. General Specifications of Intel's Pentium G-Series Processors Kaby Lake Skylake Cores Freq. L3 iGPU TDP Cores Freq. L3 iGPU TDP Gold G4620 2/4 3.7GHz 3MB i630 51W G4520 2/2 3.6GHz 3MB i530 51W Gold G4600 3.6GHz G4500 3.5GHz Gold G4560 3.5GHz i610 54W G4400 3.3GHz i510 54W G4600T 3.0GHz i630 35W G4500T 3.0GHz i530 35W G4560T 2.9GHz i610 G4400T 2.9GHz i510 HD Graphics 610: 12 EUs at 900 - 1100 MHz HD Graphics 630: 24 EUs at 1000 - 1150 MHz HD Graphics 510: 12 EUs at 950 MHz HD Graphics 530: 24 EUs at 1150 MHz With the name changes also comes a slight branding and retail...

Best CPUs Q2 2017

In our series of Buyer Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of...

0 by Ian Cutress on 7/6/2017

AMD Inadvertently Reveals Ryzen 3 1300 & 1200 Details

If you were paying close attention to this morning’s announcement of AMD’s new Ryzen Pro SKUs, then you likely noticed something interesting: the non-X PRO chips all have the...

47 by Ryan Smith on 6/29/2017

AMD Launches Ryzen PRO CPUs: Enhanced Security, Longer Warranty, Better Quality

This morning AMD is introducing their Ryzen PRO processors for business and commercial desktop PCs. The new lineup of CPUs includes the Ryzen 3 PRO, Ryzen 5 PRO and...

76 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2017

AMD's Future in Servers: New 7000-Series CPUs Launched and EPYC Analysis

The big news out of AMD was the launch of Zen, the new high-performance core that is designed to underpin the product roadmap for the next few generations of...

130 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2017

AMD EPYC Launch Event Live Blog (Starts 4pm ET)

I'm in Austin for AMD's launch event for their new server parts, named EPYC. Come back at 4pm ET (3pm Austin) for the Live Blog on the official announcement!

21 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2017

The Intel Skylake-X Review: Core i9 7900X, i7 7820X and i7 7800X Tested

Building a PC is an experience worth having. Finding out what works with what and putting it all together is an experience, and the first time always gives a...

264 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2017

PathForward: US Dept. of Energy Awards $258M in Research Contracts To Develop Exascale Supercomputer Technology

Even though the major US national laboratories are just now starting to take delivery of the supercomputers they ordered a few years back, due to the long and complex...

20 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2017

Intel Announces X299, Skylake-X, and Kaby Lake-X Release Schedule: Pre-Orders June 19th, Availability June 26th

At Computex a couple of weeks ago, Intel announced its new Basin Falls platform, consisting of the X299 chipset with motherboards based on it, a pair of Kaby Lake-X...

68 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2017

Intel's Credit-Card Sized Compute Card Detailed, Shipping in August

Intel unveiled its credit card-sized Compute Card at CES earlier this year, and now at Computex, the company has brought us up to speed on the available SKUs and...

37 by Ryan Smith on 6/1/2017

AMD CPU Updates: 16 Core ThreadRipper w/64 PCIe Lanes This Summer, Epyc Launching June 20th

Wrapping up just a bit ago was AMD’s annual Computex press conference. AMD brings their A-game to Computex, and for a good reason: as a PC focused show, it...

71 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2017

Computex 2017: AMD Press Event Live Blog

AMD is having a press conference here in Taipei for Computex 2017. We plan to get as near to the action as possible - come back at 10am Taiwan...

31 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

Intel Announces Skylake-X: Bringing 18-Core HCC Silicon to Consumers for $1999

There are days in this profession in which I am surprised. The longer I stay in the technology industry, they become further and further apart. There are several reasons...

203 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

Intel Announces Kaby Lake-X Processors: High-End Desktop Getting the Latest Microarchitecture

Anyone following the high-end desktop space lately will have realized that we’ve recently been tripping up over information on upcoming platforms. Intel’s successor to Broadwell-E has been expected for...

54 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 5/30/2017

Intel Announces Basin Falls: The New High-End Desktop Platform and X299 Chipset

Discussion about the High-End Desktop Space this year has been unparalleled. When an age-old competitor re-entered the field, it provided new life into a somewhat dormant platform: how to...

38 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

Exploring DynamIQ and ARM’s New CPUs: Cortex-A75, Cortex-A55

Another year, another TechDay, and another ARM facility (this time in Cambridge, UK)—can only mean new ARM IP. Over the span of several days, we got an in-depth look...

102 by Matt Humrick on 5/29/2017

Fractal Design Launches New S24 and S36 Celsius AIO Liquid Coolers

Fractal Design has just unveiled a different take on a new line of all-in-one liquid coolers, called the Celsius series. Unlike conventional AIOs, these new models are not actually...

7 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/12/2017

Intel’s Itanium Takes One Last Breath: Itanium 9700 Series CPUs Released

One of Intel’s ventures into the historic mainframe space was Itanium: a 64-bit capable processor designed in conjunction with Hewlett Packard. The main reason for Itanium was to run...

50 by Ian Cutress on 5/11/2017

Samsung and TSMC Roadmaps: 8 and 6 nm Added, Looking at 22ULP and 12FFC

Samsung and TSMC have made several important announcements about the present and future of their semiconductor manufacturing technologies in March. Samsung revealed that it had shipped over 70 thousand...

88 by Anton Shilov on 5/5/2017

Intel Unveils the Xeon Scalable Processor Family: Skylake-SP in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum

One of the more interesting elements of last week’s news was that some of the names of the future Intel Xeon processors, based on the Skylake microarchitecture, were accidentally...

21 by Ian Cutress on 5/4/2017

AMD Releases Q1 2017 Earnings, Confirms Vega and Naples Still On-Track for This Quarter

AMD’s Q1 earnings are in, capping off a very important quarter for the company. For the first quarter of the year, AMD booked $984 million in revenue, a sizable...

37 by Ryan Smith on 5/2/2017

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