CPUs

A number of European retailers have started listing new Celeron and the Pentium Gold-branded processors, which indicates that the world’s largest CPU supplier is about to formally announce the products. Topping the list of new processors is the Pentium G5620, which happens to be Intel's first Pentium-branded CPU clocked at 4 GHz. The list of budget-focused dual-core processors includes seven SKUs: the Pentium Gold G5620, the Pentium Gold G5420, the Pentium Gold G5420T, the Pentium Gold G5600T, the Celeron G4950, the Celeron G4930, and the Celeron G4930T. The key selling points of the new processors are their higher clockspeeds when compared to predecessors. At this point we don't know what architecture Intel is using – if it's Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, or Coffee Lake Refresh &ndash...

Intel Xeon E Six-Core Review: E-2186G, E-2176G, E-2146G, and E-2136 Tested

Despite having officially launched back in July, Intel’s Xeon E desktop platform has yet to see the light of day in systems casually available to users or small businesses...

51 by Ian Cutress on 11/5/2018

Intel Goes For 48-Cores: Cascade-AP with Multi-Chip Package Coming Soon

Ahead of the annual Supercomputing 2018 conference next week, Intel is today announcing part of its upcoming Cascade Lake strategy. Following on from its server-focused Xeon Scalable Skylake family...

91 by Ian Cutress on 11/5/2018

AMD Investor Relations Announces “Next Horizon” Event for November 6th

Earlier today on their Investor Relations website, AMD posted notice of a new event. Dubbed “AMD Next Horizon”, the event is currently slated for November 6th – no time...

11 by Ryan Smith on 11/1/2018

The AMD Threadripper 2 CPU Review: The 24-Core 2970WX and 12-Core 2920X Tested

This year AMD launched its second generation high-end desktop Ryzen Threadripper processors. The benefits of the new parts include better performance, better frequency, and parts up to 32 cores...

69 by Ian Cutress on 10/29/2018

Day of the Dead: AMD Releases new Carrizo FM2+ APU, the A8-7680

Reports of a new Carrizo APU have been floating around for the past couple of weeks as several ASRock FM2+ recently had BIOS updates stating ‘now supporting new Carrizo...

41 by Ian Cutress on 10/29/2018

896 Xeon Cores in One PC: Microsoft’s New x86 DataCenter Class Machines Running Windows

This week Microsoft released a new blog dedicated to the Windows Kernel internals. The purpose of the blog is to dive into the Kernel across a variety of architectures...

57 by Ian Cutress on 10/26/2018

Intel Announces Q3 FY 2018 Earnings: Record Quarter

This afternoon, Intel announced their earnings for the third quarter of their 2018 fiscal year. Revenue was at a record level compared to any previous quarter, coming in at...

36 by Brett Howse on 10/25/2018

The Quiz on CPU 0: Playing Scheduler Wars with AMD’s Threadripper 2990WX

One of the telling conclusions from our original 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX review was that because of the arrangement of cores and memory, performance in most applications did...

74 by Ian Cutress on 10/25/2018

AMD Announces Q3 FY 2018 Earnings: Improving Margins, But Dogged By Crypto Decline

This afternoon, AMD announced their third quarter earnings for the 2018 fiscal year, and while there are a couple of issues they’ll have to work through, this quarter was...

50 by Brett Howse on 10/24/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Holiday 2018

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

0 by Ian Cutress on 10/24/2018

Oracle puts AMD EPYC in the Cloud

The process of AMD ramping up its EPYC efforts involves a lot of ‘first-step’ vendor interaction. Having been a very minor player for so long, all the big guns...

27 by Ian Cutress on 10/23/2018

Intel Coffee Lake Refresh: Global Price Check on 9900K, 9700K, 9600K

Intel has now started sales of its 9th Gen Core unlocked processors for mainstream desktop platforms featuring the company’s Socket H4 v2 for 1151-pin CPUs. The new products feature...

26 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2018

The Intel 9th Gen Review: Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K and Core i5-9600K Tested

Intel’s newest line of desktop processors bring with them a number of changes designed to sway favor with performance enthusiasts. These new parts bring Intel’s consumer processors up to...

273 by Ian Cutress on 10/19/2018

Intel to Split Manufacturing Group into Three Segments

News today from OregonLive, a reputable source on news out of Intel, has posted that Intel is set to reorganize its manufacturing group. Spurred by the retirement of Sohail...

41 by Ian Cutress on 10/17/2018

Arm TechCon 2018 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 1pm ET)

We're here at the San Jose Convention Center for Arm's annual developer conference and tech showcase, TechCon. Arm of course needs no introduction, and while the company is an...

0 by Ryan Smith on 10/16/2018

Intel to Support 128GB of DDR4 on Core 9th Gen Desktop Processors

One of today’s announcements threw up an interesting footnote worthy of further investigation. With its latest products, HP announced that their mainstream desktop platforms would be shipped with up...

24 by Ian Cutress on 10/15/2018

Intel’s Push to Enthusiasts: Soldered CPUs and 6.9 GHz Overclocks

One of the prominent parts of Intel’s announcement this week for the new 9th Generation core processors was that both the overclockable consumer processors and the new high-end desktop...

55 by Ian Cutress on 10/11/2018

A Sneak Peek at our Core i9-9900K Sample

Before I had even landed back home from Intel's 9th Gen announcement event in New York, the Core i9-9900K sample from Intel had arrived. We still have some time...

28 by Ian Cutress on 10/11/2018

Intel’s New Core and Xeon W-3175X Processors: Spectre and Meltdown Security Update

Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities made quite a splash earlier this year forcing makers of hardware and software to release updates in order to tackle them. There are several ways...

11 by Anton Shilov on 10/8/2018

Intel Announces 9th Gen Core CPUs: Core i9-9900K (8-Core), i7-9700K, & i5-9600K

Among many of Intel’s announcements today, a key one for a lot of users will be the launch of Intel’s 9th Generation Core desktop processors, offering up to 8-cores...

165 by Ian Cutress on 10/8/2018

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