CPUs

Custom liquid cooling systems are built by hardcore enthusiasts who want to get absolutely no-compromise style and performance. Meanwhile, one of the trendiest features for enthusiasts introduced in the recent years, addressable and customizable RGB lighting, has so far only been supported by factory-built all-in-one liquid coolers. This week EKWB changed this by introducing its EK-Velocity, its first CPU water blocks with RGB LEDs. EKWB’s EK-Velocity D-RGB CPU water blocks feature the company’s brand-new internal design that relies on a nickel-plated electrolytic copper cold plate covered with black acetal or transparent plexiglass. Besides, the water blocks use a reinforced mounting bracket with smaller screws for additional style. The EK-Velocity D-RGB are outfitted with 24 LEDs that can be programmed using software from leading motherboard makers (ASUS...

Arm Unveils Arm Safety Ready Initiative, Cortex-A76AE Processor

The market of automobiles is changing. Modern cars use more electronics than ever and adoption of electronic components in general and processors in particular is not going to slow...

27 by Anton Shilov on 9/26/2018

Zhaoxin Displays x86-Compatible KaiXian KX-6000: 8 Cores, 3 GHz, 16 nm FinFET

Zhaoxin, a joint venture between Via Technologies and the Chinese government, this week for the first time displayed its upcoming x86-compatible CPU, the KaiXian KX-6000. The SoC features eight...

75 by Anton Shilov on 9/24/2018

AMD’s Athlon 200GE Processors Now Available

AMD this week started selling its entry-level Athlon 200GE APUs designed for the most affordable PCs. The Athlon 200GE costs less than $60 at retail and happens to be...

24 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2018

Vietnamese Retailer Leaks Some Intel 9000-Series Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs

We’ve spoken here at AnandTech several times on the upcoming Z390 chipset and also a few words on new processors for those motherboards. Intel has promised a new consumer-grade...

26 by Ian Cutress on 9/21/2018

AMD Launches Ryzen 7 2800H & Ryzen 5 2600H APUs for High-Performance Laptops

AMD has quietly added two new APUs into its lineup of products. Based on AMD's existing Raven Ridge silicon, the new Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H chips...

17 by Anton Shilov on 9/18/2018

AMD Announces Four New Ryzen CPUs: 2700E, 2600E, 2500X, and 2300X

AMD has announced four new 2000-series processors based on Zen+ which fills out its launch of parts: two X-series processors at 65W focused on overclocking with Precision Boost overdrive...

25 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 9/10/2018

AMD Announces New $55 Low-Power Processor: Athlon 200GE

Everyone likes discussing headlines: the latest mainstream processor, or super 32-core behemoth, are topics ripe for deep discussion. Despite this, a lot more volume occurs in the mid-range and...

44 by Ian Cutress on 9/6/2018

AMD Updates its 25x20 Goal: Progress in a Generation

Last year we published an article detailing AMD’s progress on its self-set 25x20 goal for its processors: 25x more energy efficiency of its chips by the year 2020. In...

47 by Ian Cutress on 9/5/2018

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU Now Available

As pre-announced, AMD has begun selling its latest Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor. The new CPU features 16 cores and is aimed at high-end desktops that can be overclocked for...

44 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

Huawei To Announce Kirin 980 Today at IFA

In the smartphone wars, the chip inside powering the devices is becoming ever more important. Raw performance plus accelerators are pushing the boundaries of what we used to think...

11 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2018

Spectre and Meltdown in Hardware: Intel Clarifies Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake

With the launch of Intel’s latest 8th Generation Core mobile processors, the 15W Whiskey Lake U-series and the 5W Amber Lake Y-series, questions were left on the table as...

107 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2018

Intel Launches Whiskey Lake-U and Amber Lake-Y: New MacBook CPUs?

Earlier this year Intel announced that it would be introducing two new families to its low power notebook range: Whiskey Lake for new 15W (U-Series) processors, and Amber Lake...

74 by Ian Cutress on 8/28/2018

AMD's 7nm CPUs & GPUs To Be Fabbed by TSMC, on Track for 2018 - 2019

With the announcement that its long-time manufacturing partner (and outright former fab) GlobalFoundries is dropping out of the race for bleeding-edge manufacturing nodes, the second big question of the...

28 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 8/27/2018

AMD: Jim Anderson Out, Saeid Moshkelani In as “Client Compute Group” General Manager

In a press release sent out this afternoon, AMD has announced a shuffle in leadership for the company’s client computing business unit, the core of AMD’s business and heart...

6 by Ryan Smith on 8/27/2018

GlobalFoundries Stops All 7nm Development: Opts To Focus on Specialized Processes

GlobalFoundries on Monday announced an important strategy shift. The contract maker of semiconductors decided to cease development of bleeding edge manufacturing technologies and stop all work on its 7LP...

123 by Anton Shilov & Ian Cutress on 8/27/2018

AMD Slashes Prices of First-Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs: Starting at $300

Following the launch of its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors earlier this month, AMD quietly began to slash prices of its first-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. Right now, the most affordable...

34 by Anton Shilov on 8/27/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Fujitsu's A64FX Arm Core Live Blog

Remember back when Arm announced Scalable Vector Extensions? Well Fujitsu has made an Arm CPU that uses it with a 512-bit width. The presentation looks super interesting, so follow...

8 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: IBM Power9 Scale Up CPU Live Blog

The biggest part of the show are the server talks in the last session of the last day. All four talks are worth covering, and the first talk is...

1 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Tachyum Prodigy CPU Live Blog

One of the more interesting talks is from Tachyum, who have a deep presentation about their new hyperscale Prodigy processors with up to 64 cores and eight channel memory...

15 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

AnandTech at Hot Chips 30: Our 2018 Show Coverage

The last couple of days have been a whirlwind of coverage at two key events: Hot Chips, the semiconductor industry conference regarding new product designs, and some minor thing...

14 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

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