CPUs

Ever since AMD re-emerged as a major competitor within the x86 CPU scene, one of AMD’s top priorities has been to win over customers in the highly lucrative and profitable server market. It’s a strategy that’s paid off well for AMD, as while they’re still the minority player in the space, they’ve continued to whittle away at what was once Intel’s absolute control over the market, slowly converting more and more customers over to the EPYC ecosystem. Now as the Zen 4 CPU architecture approaches its second birthday, AMD is launching one final line of EPYC chips, taking aim at yet another Xeon market segment. This time it’s all about the entry-level 1P server market – small scale, budget-conscientious users who only need a handful...

AMD Data Center and AI Technology Premiere Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

AMD this morning is hosting their first data center and server-focused event in quite some time. Dubbed the "AMD Data Center and AI Technology Premiere," we're expecting a sizable...

0 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 6/13/2023

AMD Ryzen Pro 7000 and 7040 Series Processors : Zen 4 For Commercial Deployments

As is a constant whenever AMD launches their latest desktop and mobile processors, they typically deploy and release a professional and commercial line-up of these processors a few months...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/13/2023

AMD Confirms AM5 Support For Ryzen 8000 Processors, Zen 5 with Navi 3.5

During one of their webinars to channel partners on maximizing server deployments with AMD Ryzen processors, AMD unveiled some of the upcoming plans surrounding their next-generation Zen 5 microarchitecture...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/5/2023

Intel Details PowerVia Chipmaking Tech: Backside Power Performing Well, On Schedule For 2024

At next week’s annual VLSI Symposium, Intel will be presenting a pair of highly-anticipated papers about their progress with their upcoming PowerVia chip fabrication technology – the company’s in-development...

31 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2023

Intel Discloses New Details On Meteor Lake VPU Block, Lays Out Vision For Client AI

While the first systems based on Intel’s forthcoming Meteor Lake (14th Gen Core) systems are still at least a few months out – and thus just a bit too...

17 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2023

NVIDIA: Grace Hopper Has Entered Full Production & Announcing DGX GH200 AI Supercomputer

Teeing off an AI-heavy slate of announcements for NVIDIA, the company has confirmed that their Grace Hopper “superchip” has entered full production. The combination of a Grace CPU and...

8 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2023

Arm Unveils 2023 Mobile CPU Core Designs: Cortex-X4, A720, and A520 - the Armv9.2 Family

Throughout the world, if there's one universal constant in the smartphone and mobile device market, it's Arm. Whether it's mobile chip makers basing their SoCs on Arm's fully synthesized...

52 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/28/2023

AMD Launches Zen 2-based Ryzen and Athlon 7020C Series For Chromebooks

Last year, AMD unveiled their entry-level 'Mendicino' mobile parts to the market, which combine their 2019 Zen 2 cores and their RDNA 2.0 integrated graphics to create an affordable...

33 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/23/2023

Intel HPC Updates For ISC 2023: Aurora Nearly Done, More Falcon Shores, and the Future of XPUs

With the annual ISC High Performance supercomputing conference kicking off this week, Intel is one of several vendors making announcements timed with the show. As the crown jewels of...

15 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2023

Voltage Lockdown: Investigating AMD's Recent AM5 AGESA Updates on ASRock's X670E Taichi

It's safe to say that the last couple of weeks have been a bit chaotic for AMD and its motherboard partners. Unfortunately, it's been even more chaotic for some...

39 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/16/2023

AMD To Host AI and Data Center Event on June 13th - MI300 Details Inbound?

In a brief note posted to its investor relations portal this morning, AMD has announced that they will be holding a special AI and data center-centric event on June...

2 by Ryan Smith on 5/9/2023

AMD openSIL Planned to Replace AGESA Firmware in Client and Server in 2026

At a recent OCP Regional Summit held in Prague, AMD shared its plans to replace its AMD Generic Encapsulated Software Architecture (AGESA) firmware with an open-source alternative called Open-Source...

19 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/5/2023

AMD Unveils Ryzen Mobile 7040U Series: Phoenix To Fly Into Thin Notebooks

Back at CES 2023, AMD announced a wave of upcoming Ryzen Mobile SKUs based on its Zen 4 silicon to launch in Q1 2023. Despite experiencing several delays in...

71 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/3/2023

AMD: Ryzen Mobile 7040HS “Phoenix” Laptops to Reach Retailers in a Couple More Weeks

Alongside AMD’s usual slate of financial figures as part of their quarterly earnings call, the company also offered a brief update on the state of the next-generation Ryzen Mobile...

11 by Ryan Smith on 5/3/2023

AMD Reports Q1 2023 Earnings: Slipping Back into the Red as Client Sales Crumble

Continuing our earnings season coverage for Q1’2023, today we have the yin to Intel’s yang, AMD. The number-two x86 chip and discrete GPU maker has been enjoying a growing...

6 by Ryan Smith on 5/3/2023

Intel PR Confirms Chip Branding Changes in the Works: Core i Series to Give Way to Ultra?

In an unusual move, Intel's director of global communications, Bernard Fernandes, took to Twitter this morning to confirm that the chip giant is preparing some chip branding change for...

35 by Ryan Smith on 5/1/2023

Intel Reports Q1 2023 Earnings: A Record Losing Quarter Goes Better Than Expected

Kicking off our coverage of the first earnings season of the year for the tech industry, we as always start with Intel. The blue-hued blue-chip is the first out...

9 by Ryan Smith on 4/28/2023

Intel: Meteor Lake & Intel 4 Process Now Ramping for Production

As part of today’s Q1’2023 earnings announcement from Intel, the company is offering a brief update on the state of its upcoming chips and manufacturing nodes. Key among these...

18 by Ryan Smith on 4/27/2023

AMD Issues Second Statement on Ryzen 7000 Burnout Issues: Caps SoC Voltages

Yesterday, AMD issued a statement surrounding the burnout issues some users have been experiencing with their Ryzen 7000X3D processors. The problem, reported in multiple Reddit subforums, includes some Ryzen...

43 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/27/2023

AMD Releases Ryzen Z1 Series: Zen 4 & RDNA 3 Come To Handheld Game Consoles

AMD has announced the Ryzen Z1 series of high-performance processors for handheld PC gaming consoles. The latest Ryzen Z1 chips wield Zen 4 cores and RDNA 3 graphics, a...

20 by Zhiye Liu on 4/26/2023

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