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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...

AMD Phenom II X4 940 & 920: A True Return to Competition

Have you been waiting for AMD's return to competition? The Phenom II does just that. It's still not the Return of the Jedi, but on its third...

93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/8/2009

Nehalem Part 3: The Cache Debate, LGA-1156 and the 32nm Future

Want to understand why Intel went with such a small L2 cache on Nehalem? We sat down with Nehalem's chief architect and got a much better understanding of...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/19/2008

AMD Talks Phenom II, Roadmaps and More at Fall 2008 Financial Analyst Day

The 45nm Phenom is called the Phenom II, 8 and 12-core server parts are coming in 2011 and the first CPU/GPU fusion parts will also appear around then -...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/13/2008

Nehalem: The Unwritten Chapters

Nehalem can be much more power efficient than Penryn and it can overclock quite well. What follows are some of the side quests that we didn't get to...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/7/2008

Nehalem - Everything You Need to Know about Intel's New Architecture

It's called the Core i7, but we knew it as Nehalem. We go through the entire micro-architecture and explain the new developments from IDF.

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/3/2008

The Dark Knight: Intel's Core i7

Intel reinvented itself with Conroe two years ago, could the sequel possibly live up to expectations? Later this month Intel's Core i7 processors will be shipping and you'll...

74 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Gary Key on 11/3/2008

The Business of Tech: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do - AMD Goes Fabless

In the most dire of cash crunches, AMD has confirmed the rumors and parted ways with its fabrication arm. What does this mean for AMD and its new spin off?

39 by Ryan Smith on 10/7/2008

AMD Fusion for Gaming Utility: Automatic AMD Platform Overclocking With a Twist

The beta version of the AMD Fusion for Gaming utility has been released. It overclocks both CPU and GPU and only runs on AMD hardware. But its that little...

39 by Derek Wilson on 9/18/2008

AMD 790GX - The Introduction

We provide an overview of the new 790GX chipset while we complete our benchmark testing.

42 by Gary Key on 8/6/2008

Intel's SoC Update: 1B Transistors Embedded in 5 Years

Intel revealed a bit about its upcoming embedded and SoC plans. Aside from Larrabee, these are brand new areas for Intel's x86 architectures. Intel has 15 chip...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/24/2008

AMD's SB750: Enabling Higher Phenom Overclocks?

Rumor has it that AMD's new South Bridge will allow Phenom processors to clock higher. Believe it or not, it works. We try and figure out why...

51 by Gary Key on 7/23/2008

AMD's Phenom X4 9950, 9350e and 9150e: Lower Prices, Voltage Tricks and Strange Behavior

AMD is introducing three new quad-core Phenom processors today: a 2.6GHz 9950 Black Edition, a 2.0GHz 9350e and a 1.8GHz 9150e. AMD has also dropped its prices, making...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Gary Key on 7/1/2008

The Nehalem Preview: Intel Does It Again

Two years ago we previewed Intel's Conroe core and to our surprise it blew away its closest competitor by 20 - 30% easily. Today, Intel is without competition...

110 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2008

Intel Launches Low-Power 65nm 4 Series Chipsets for the Desktop

With the release of their X48 Express performance chipset just a few short months back, many are asking why Intel is releasing another round of new chipsets so soon...

15 by Kris Boughton on 6/5/2008

AMD Announces GAME!: Raising the Bar for Mainstream Gaming PCs

There's been one successful platform logo in recent history: Centrino. Today AMD announces its own logo program but for mainstream gaming PCs. The program is called AMD...

58 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/19/2008

NVIDIA 780a: Integrated Graphics and SLI in One

We provide our first look at NVIDIA’s latest chipset that provides integrated graphics functionality free, well almost; you do need to buy the motherboard.

39 by Gary Key on 5/6/2008

AMD's Phenom X3 8000 Series: Fighting Two Cores with Three?

AMD is introducing the first triple-core x86 processors as a part of its quick and dirty strategy to remain competitive with Intel's dual-core CPUs. Despite having more cores...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2008

IGP Power Consumption - 780G, GF8200, and G35

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the greenest of them all? The answer may surprise you.

44 by Gary Key on 4/18/2008

Intel's Atom Architecture: The Journey Begins

When we reviewed the first Centrino CPU we claimed that it would revolutionize the mobile world, and it has. Intel's Atom processor has even more ambitious goals and...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/2/2008

Higher Clock Speeds, No TLB Issues and Better Pricing: The New Phenom

Last year Phenom brought AMD a terrible end to a terrible year. While AMD continues to try to resurrect itself we find ourselves in the midst of a...

65 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/27/2008

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