CPUs

I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again – the best industry conference I go to every year is Hot Chips. The event has grown over the years, to around 1700 people in 2019 if I remember correctly, but it involves two days of presentations about the latest hardware that has hit the market. This includes new and upcoming parts that change the industry we work in, including deep dives into some of the most important silicon at play in the market today. There are also extensive keynote presentations from the most prominent members of the industry that give insights into how these people (and the companies) work, but also where the future is going. This week the lid was lifted on...

Intel Trims Cascade Lake Xeon Scalable Lineup

Intel this week initiated end-of-life plan for two of its 2nd Generation Xeon Scalable (Cascade Lake) processors, possibly in a bid to reduce the number of SKUs in the...

19 by Anton Shilov on 11/7/2019

AMD Q4: 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, Threadripper Up To 32-Core 3970X, Coming November 25th

AMD is set to close out the year on a high note. As promised, the company will be delivering its latest 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor, built with two...

164 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/7/2019

MLPerf Releases Official Results For First Machine Learning Inference Benchmark

Since launching their organization early last year, the MLPerf group has been slowly and steadily building up the scope and the scale of their machine learning benchmarks. Intending to...

12 by Ryan Smith on 11/6/2019

Intel Launches Xeon-E 2200 Series for Servers: 8 Cores, up to 5.0 GHz

The Xeon-E family from Intel replaced the Xeon E3-1200 parts that were found common place in a lot of office machines and small servers. The Xeon E parts are...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/4/2019

Samsung Confirms Custom CPU Development Cancellation

The fate of Samsung's custom CPU development efforts has been making the rounds of the rumour mill for almost a month, and now we finally have confirmation from Samsung...

42 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/4/2019

The Intel Core i9-9900KS Review: The 5 GHz Consumer Special

Intel likes 5.0 GHz processors. The one area where it claims a clear advantage over AMD is in its ability to drive the frequency of its popular 14nm process...

236 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/31/2019

Intel Launches Low-End Comet Lake CPUs: Pentium Gold 6405U & Celeron 5205U

Intel has quietly added two new inexpensive processors into its Comet Lake-U lineup. The Pentium Gold 6405U and Celeron 5205U CPUs will be used for entry-level thin-and-light laptops that...

23 by Anton Shilov on 10/31/2019

SiFive Announces First RISC-V OoO CPU Core: The U8-Series Processor IP

In the last few year’s we’ve seen an increasing amount of talk about RISC-V and it becoming real competitor to the Arm in the embedded market. Indeed, we’ve seen...

69 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/30/2019

AMD Q3 FY 2019 Earnings Report: Party Like It’s 2005

Today AMD announced their third quarter earnings for the 2019 fiscal year, and AMD has not seen revenue like this for a long time – in fact this is...

44 by Brett Howse on 10/29/2019

The Intel Core i9-9990XE Review: All 14 Cores at 5.0 GHz

Within a few weeks, Intel is set to launch its most daring consumer desktop processor yet: the Core i9-9900KS, which offers eight cores all running at 5.0 GHz. There’s...

145 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/28/2019

Intel Q3 2019 Fab Update: 10nm Product Era Has Begun, 7nm On Track

After years of delays, Intel is finally shipping its 10 nm processors in high volume, and the company is preparing to fire up another fab to produce an even...

59 by Anton Shilov on 10/28/2019

Intel Boosts 14nm Capacity 25% in 2019, But Shortages Will Persist in Q4

Higher-than-expected demand for Intel’s server and PC processors has been an interesting topic of discussion since the middle of 2018, when Intel first informed investors of its backlogged status...

27 by Anton Shilov on 10/25/2019

Intel Launches Cascade Lake-X Processors: 18-core Review Later Today

Earlier in October, Intel announced that it would be launching its next generation high-end desktop processors in November. That day has come, and Intel expects its hardware to be...

41 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/25/2019

Intel Announces Q3 FY 2019 Earnings: Record Results

Today Intel announced their earnings for the third quarter of the 2019 fiscal year, which ended September 29, and the company has set a record for revenue thanks to...

39 by Brett Howse on 10/24/2019

Intel's new Atom Microarchitecture: The Tremont Core in Lakefield

While Intel has been discussing a lot about its mainstream Core microarchitecture, it can become easy to forget that its lower power Atom designs are still prevalent in many...

101 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/24/2019

Intel Files Antitrust Suit Against SoftBank-Controlled Firm Over Patent Aggregation

Intel this week filed an lawsuit against Fortress Investment Group, a patent assertion entity controlled by SoftBank. Responding to a series of patent infringement lawsuits that Fortress has brought...

21 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2019

AMD May Be Prepping More 280 W EPYC Enterprise CPUs

Back in September, AMD announced its 64-core EPYC 7H12 processor - a 280 W TDP behemoth with an increased base frequency designed specifically for the high-performance computing market. Based...

22 by Anton Shilov on 10/21/2019

AMD Ryzen 7 3750X with 105 W TDP: Spotted at AMD

AMD has accidentally published its Product Master list - a list with all of its consumer, enterprise, and OEM parts listed. In the latest publication, it reveals multiple CPUs...

34 by Anton Shilov on 10/21/2019

Details About 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper Appear: 24 and 32 Cores, Up to 280 W

AMD has already officially confirmed plans to launch its 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper processors this November, but naturally kept all the details to itself. At the time, it stated...

19 by Anton Shilov on 10/21/2019

LGA4677 Socket Spotted: Future Server Socket with PCIe 5.0 Support

TE Connectivity, a maker of various connectivity solutions in general and CPU sockets in particular, has revealed its roadmap describing future sockets for what looks like a range of...

17 by Anton Shilov on 10/16/2019

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