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 will start from the codenamed Cannon Lake (CNL) and Ice Lake (ICL) processors, made using 10 nm process technologies. The new extensions will enable future chips to improve performance in certain applications. One of the main questions on AVX-512 is which consumer programs will actually support the AVX-512 when these CNL and ICL processors hit the market. In addition to the AVX-512, the upcoming processors will introduce a host of other new non-AVX-512 instructions. Buy Intel Core i9-7900X on Amazon.com AVX-512 Coming to Consumer CPUs According to the Intel Architecture Instruction Set Extensions and Future Features Programming Reference...

The Intel Core i7 860 Review

The missing link in the Lynnfield lineup is the Core i7 860. Priced at $284 it's no more expensive than a Core i7 920, yet it runs at...

122 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2009

AMD Athlon II X4 620 & 630: The First $99 Quad Core CPU

AMD's pricing department has struck gold. Armed with a brand new die, the Athlon II X4 620 performs like a $160 CPU but at 60% of the cost...

149 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/16/2009

Intel's Core i7 870 & i5 750, Lynnfield: Harder, Better, Faster Stronger

Today Intel unveils the Nehalem that we've all been waiting for. Starting at $196 and outperforming nearly everything on the market, Lynnfield is here. It's more than just another...

345 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/8/2009

How Much Does it Cost to Build a P55 Motherboard?

Recent discussions of P55 motherboard pricing inspired us to do some digging and figure out exactly how much it costs to build a motherboard. While we'll see ~$100...

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/21/2009

Phenom II X4 965: A Look at CPU/MB Bundle Pricing

AMD promised attractive bundle deals for the new Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition from North American vendors. We took a quick look at the current state of...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2009

AMD's Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

It's literally the fastest chip AMD has ever shipped. At 3.4GHz this is the closest you're going to get to a Core i7 performance without going Nehalem. ...

58 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2009

Globalfoundries Starts on 22nm Fab & Announces First non-AMD Customer

What used to be AMD's manufacturing arm is now officially known as Globalfoundries. The new company has started work on its first 22nm fab, due to start production...

51 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/29/2009

Intel Quietly Announces Core i5 and Core i3 Branding

Intel quietly announced the Core i5 and i3 branding for future Nehalem CPUs. I hope to add some additional light to the announcement.

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/17/2009

Intel’s Core i7-975 & 950: Preparing for Lynnfield

The world's fastest processor gets faster. The new Core i7-975 runs at 3.33GHz but will hit 3.60GHz when only one core is active. The end result is...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2009

The Athlon II X2 & Phenom II X2: 45nm Dual-Core from AMD

After months of begging, we finally have 45nm dual-core from AMD. And these new parts perform. Competition is alive and well in the lower price points.

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2009

The Lynnfield Preview: Rumblings of Revenge

If executed properly, Lynnfield may be *the* chip to get in 2009. We've got the benchmarks and data to answer why.

96 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/29/2009

Intel Unveils Next-Generation Atom Details

The next netbook/nettop Atom platform is closer than you think. It's called Pine Trail and it brings both the memory controller and graphics core on-die. Expect lower...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/19/2009

The Core 2 Quad Q8400: Intel's $183 Phenom II 940 Competitor

AMD and Intel have quietly been fighting a quad-core price war. AMD started by introducing a very competitive Phenom II X4 940 priced similarly to Intel's Core 2...

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/7/2009

AMD Athlon X2 7850 vs. Intel Pentium E5300: Choosing the Best $70 CPU

Here's a price point we don't usually talk about: $70. And here's another interesting fact. At $70 you can buy a CPU faster than a 3.73GHz dual-core...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/28/2009

AMD's Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

AMD continues to build its competitiveness with an even faster Phenom II. The 955 is AMD's answer to Intel's Core 2 Quad Q9550.

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2009

Intel Announces Intent to Manufacture Atom SoCs at TSMC

What could have been a universe imploding sort of announcement amounted to something that just made sense: Intel will be making Atom SoCs at TSMC in addition to at...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/2/2009

Intel's 32nm Update: The Follow-on to Core i7 and More

And you thought Core i7 was fast, how about a 6-core, 32nm version due out early next year? It's not all high performance though, Intel will be delivering...

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/11/2009

The Phenom II X4 810 & X3 720: AMD Gets DDR3 But Doesn't Need It

The first Socket-AM3 Phenom II parts are now here with full DDR2 and DDR3 support. It turns out that DDR3 isn't really necessary today, but with five new...

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/9/2009

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550S: A New 65W Quad-Core

Intel joins the 65W quad-core bandwagon with its new S-series of chips. Now officially the most expensive Penryn based LGA-775 CPU you can buy we run the Q9550S...

62 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/27/2009

Overclocking Core i7: A Tale of Two Retail Processors…

We provide some insight into our i7 overclocking experiences and realize a good IMC is your best friend.

37 by Rajinder Gill on 1/22/2009

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