CPUs

Doing custom x86 CPUs is nothing new: presenting one at Hot Chips is new. Here we have Tsinghua University giving a presentation on Jintide, its custom solution built upon Intel Xeon technology.

US Dept. of Energy Announces Frontier Supercomputer: Cray and AMD to Build 1.5 Exaflop Machine

The history of the computing industry is one of constant progress. Processors get faster, storage gets cheaper, and memory gets denser. We see the repercussions of this advancement through...

76 by Ryan Smith on 5/7/2019

Amazon AWS Offers Another AMD EPYC-Powered Instance: T3a

Amazon Web Services has further expanded its usage of AMD EPYC-based machines for its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Last week the company started to offer its new EPYC-powered...

19 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2019

AMD Q1 FY 2019 Earnings Report: Revenue Down But Margins Up

Today AMD announced their Q1 FY 2019 earnings. Revenues were down 23% year-over-year, coming in at $1.27 billion. Gross margin for the quarter was 41%, up 5% from a...

17 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2019

AMD: 7nm ‘Navi’ GPU & 'Rome' CPU to Launch in Q3

Offering a brief update on the state of future products as part of its post-earnings conference call this afternoon, AMD has confirmed that both their upcoming Rome (Zen 2...

38 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 4/30/2019

AMD 50th Anniversary: Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon VII Gold Edition Products

Set to celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 1, AMD is rolling out two limited edition products to memorialize the date. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition CPU...

24 by Anton Shilov on 4/29/2019

Intel: CPU Shortages Will Persist Throughout Q3 2019

Although Intel invested some additional $1.5 billion to boost its 14 nm fab output last year, it looks like its supply problems are not going to be solved until...

38 by Anton Shilov on 4/26/2019

Intel Reports Q1 FY 2019 Results: Revenue Flat, PCs Up, Servers Down

This afternoon, Intel announced their earnings for Q1 of their 2019 fiscal year. Revenue for the first quarter came in at $16.1 billion, which is flat compared to Q1...

18 by Brett Howse on 4/25/2019

Intel Starts Qualification of Ice Lake CPUs, Raises 10nm Volume Expectation for 2019

During its Q1 earnings call, Intel provided an update regarding its 10 nm process technology as well as the ramp up of its Ice Lake-U processor for notebooks, which...

70 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2019

Intel 9th Gen Core Processors: All the Desktop and Mobile 45W CPUs Announced

How Intel has launched its range of ninth generation processors has been an odd and awkward one. Despite the launch of the 8-core 9900K last year, we still haven’t...

134 by Ian Cutress on 4/23/2019

AMD 50th Anniversary Ryzen CPUs Listed At Retailers (ShopBLT)

Every company loves a good anniversary. It's a time to explain the origin story, show how the company came to the fore, and discuss the next year's of business...

7 by Ian Cutress on 4/18/2019

Sony Teases Next-Gen PlayStation: Custom AMD Chip with Zen 2 CPU & Navi GPU, SSD Too

After years of speculation about what could be and what Sony may be up to, the company is finally starting to ramp up the long launch cycle for their...

187 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

Intel to Launch 8th Generation Intel Core vPro Notebook Processors

One of the bigger parts of Intel’s product portfolio that rarely gets a mention is the vPro product line. vPro consists of a specific combined processor and chipset portfolio...

11 by Ian Cutress on 4/16/2019

Intel 9th Generation 8-Core 35W CPUs: Launch May 15th (Kikatek)

It is always quite amusing when retailers pre-announce products before the company actually pushes out a press release. Embargo or not, the retailers want to advertise the fact they...

19 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2019

Ampere Computing: Arm is Now an Investor

The pipeline for Arm based server products has a few companies fighting for as much of the market as they can get – the server market is a big...

9 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2019

Intel’s ‘Auction-Only’ Core i9-9990XE Available in Retail: €2999

When Intel quietly rolled out its 14-core Core i9-9990XE aimed at extreme desktops earlier this year, the company only planned to sell the CPU to system integrators and only...

8 by Anton Shilov on 4/11/2019

The AI Race Expands: Qualcomm Reveals “Cloud AI 100” Family of Datacenter AI Inference Accelerators for 2020

This morning at their first AI Day, the 800lb gorilla of the mobile world, Qualcomm announced that they are getting into the AI accelerator market, and in an aggressive...

26 by Ryan Smith on 4/9/2019

AMD Launches 2nd Gen Ryzen Pro & Athlon Pro APUs

AMD on Monday introduced four new processors aimed at commercial laptops. The new AMD Ryzen Pro 3000-series and AMD Athlon Pro 300-series processors pack up to four x86 cores...

40 by Anton Shilov on 4/9/2019

Hands on with the 56-core Xeon Platinum 9200 CPU: Intel’s Biggest CPU Package Ever

When Intel announced the new Cascade Lake family as officially launched last week, it added a new product segment to its portfolio – the ‘Advanced Performance’ or AP. These...

62 by Ian Cutress on 4/8/2019

Intel Architecture Manual Updates: bfloat16 for Cooper Lake Xeon Scalable Only?

Intel recently released a new version of its document for software developers revealing some additional details about its upcoming Xeon Scalable ‘Cooper Lake-SP’ processors. As it appears, the new...

19 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2019

GIGABYTE to Bundle Pre-Tested Core i9-9900K CPU at 5.1 GHz with the $899 Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Motherboard

GIGABYTE this week announced plans to offer its top-of-the-range Intel Z390-based motherboard with Intel’s Core i9-9900K processor in a combination package. The CPU is handpicked and pre-tested to run...

13 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2019

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