CPUs

This morning Intel released a formal press release stating that Brian Krzanich, now former CEO, had resigned. Current CFO Robert Swan has been named the interim CEO while the company looks for a replacement. As Intel does not have an immediate replacement, the resignation seems to be a snap decision relating to what Intel calls ‘a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee’ (believed to be a direct subordinate), and an expectation that employees adhere to a code of conduct regarding relationships. Sources have told CNBC that 'Krzanich violated a policy that said he could not have a relationship with an employee who directly reported to him. The relationship ended and took place "some time back," the people said. It's unclear with whom Krzanich had the...

Our Interesting Call with CTS-Labs

In light of the recent announcement of potential vulnerabilities in Ryzen processors, two stories have emerged. Firstly, that AMD processors could have secondary vulnerabilities in the secure processor and...

118 by Ian Cutress on 3/15/2018

Intel Publishes Spectre & Meltdown Hardware Plans: Fixed Gear Later This Year

Since the public revelation of the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities early this year, Intel has spent virtually the entire time in a reactionary mode, starting from the moment...

31 by Ryan Smith on 3/15/2018

Analyzing Threadripper Thermals: Big Base Cooling Wins

AMD's Threadripper processors step quite far outside typical CPU designs in several ways, one of which is their relatively massive physical size. The CPU’s surface area is much greater...

44 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/14/2018

Security Researchers Publish Ryzen Flaws, Gave AMD 24 hours Prior Notice

Through the advent of Meltdown and Spectre, there is a heightened element of nervousness around potential security flaws in modern high-performance processors, especially those that deal with the core...

213 by Ian Cutress on 3/13/2018

Intel to Discontinue Itanium 9500 ‘Poulson’ CPUs

Intel has begun its product discontinuance program for its "Poulson" Itanium 9500-series processors. Intel’s customers will have to make their final orders for these CPUs this fall and the...

27 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2018

The Future of Silicon: An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Gary Patton, CTO of GlobalFoundries

In our recent trip to GlobalFoundries Fab 8, its leading edge facility, we managed to spend some time with the C-level executive that controls the future of this part...

38 by Ian Cutress on 2/24/2018

Intel's 10nm Briefly Appears: Dual Core Cannon Lake in Official Documents

Intel briefly listed two 10nm Cannon Lake processors in a microcode update document this week, confirming that it has shipped such chips, although we expect it to be in...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/16/2018

Intel Adds Mobile Core i3-8130U to Lineup: Increased Cache and Turbo

Intel on Tuesday introduced the Core i3-8130U, its first mobile 8th Generation Core i3 processor. The new chip features two cores operating at a high frequency and supports Turbo...

11 by Anton Shilov on 2/14/2018

AMD Readies Ryzen 3 2200GE & Ryzen 5 2400GE APUs with Reduced TDP

AMD is preparing to release low-power versions of its Ryzen APUs with built-in Radeon Vega graphics. The new Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE chips will have a...

24 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2018

AM4 Motherboard BIOS Updates Released to Support AMD Ryzen APUs

AMD’s Ryzen CPUs made a large impact on the market starting around mid-2017 when they were released. When Ryzen based CPUs hit the scene, performance was on generally on...

7 by Joe Shields on 2/12/2018

Marrying Vega and Zen: The AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Review

AMD's new launch of APUs hits the apex of the 2017 designs that tend the balance sheet black. After a return to high performance on x86 with the Ryzen...

177 by Ian Cutress on 2/12/2018

Intel Adds New Coffee Lake CPUs to Online Database

Intel has recently added eight unannounced desktop Coffee Lake processors to its MDDS (material declaration datasheet) database. Three new chips belong to the Core i3/i5 lineup are targeting mainstream...

11 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2018

Intel Appoints New CTO, Confirms Establishment of Product Assurance & Security Group

Intel this week named Michael Mayberry its new Chief Technology Officer effective immediately. The new CTO will be responsible for Intel’s global research and technology development efforts. In addition...

19 by Anton Shilov on 2/2/2018

AMD Tech Day at CES: 2018 Roadmap Revealed, with Ryzen APUs, Zen+ on 12nm, Vega on 7nm

Updated Feb 1st! To mark the start of the annual CES trade show, AMD invited the press in early to sample the latest technologies coming to its portfolio in 2018...

138 by Ian Cutress on 2/1/2018

AMD Announces Q4 FY 2017 Results

This afternoon, AMD announced their earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017. AMD ended the 2017 fiscal year on a high note, with earnings that beat their initial estimates...

20 by Brett Howse on 1/30/2018

Intel Announces Q4 2017 and FY 2017 Results

Today Intel announced their quarterly earnings, and 2017 was another record year for the company. Q4 revenue was a record $17.1 billion, and the full year revenue was a...

42 by Brett Howse on 1/25/2018

Getting Radeon Vega Everywhere: An Exclusive Media Interview at AMD Tech Day, with CEO Dr. Lisa Su

In what is becoming an annual tradition, during AMD’s Tech Day here at CES we were given the opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s CEO...

63 by Ian Cutress on 1/24/2018

The Samsung Exynos M3 - 6-wide Decode With 50%+ IPC Increase

With the public announcement of the Exynos 9810 having finally taken place, Samsung engineers are now free to release information on the new M3 CPU microarchitecture. We have a...

60 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/23/2018

Intel CEO Addresses the Industry on Meltdown and Spectre Issues in Open Letter

Brian Krzanich on Thursday published an open letter addressing its partners and customers regarding the aftermath of the Meltdown and Spectre exploits publication. Chief executive of Intel reiterated the...

64 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2018

Intel Mentions 10nm, Briefly

LAS VEGAS, NV - Today during a breakfast presentation at CES, Intel's Gregory Bryant, SVP of the Client Computing Group, finally broke Intel's silence on the state of their...

18 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2018

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