CPUs

Dell’s Alienware division has started sales of its Aurora Ryzen Edition desktops. The latest Aurora systems not only put AMD’s processors back into mid-tower Aurora machines for the first time in more than a decade, but also feature rather interesting configurations. In order to address as wide audience as possible, Dell is offering their Aurora Ryzen Edition PCs with nearly the complete range of AMD’s Ryzen 3000 processors, including the entry-level Ryzen 5 3500, which up until now has only officially been available in China, Russia, and select Eastern European countries. The Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition desktop comes in the brand’s latest chassis featuring its Legend design language, which blends futuristic style of Alienware (known from the early 2000s) with the recent trends towards minimalism...

Intel Reports Q1 FY 2019 Results: Revenue Flat, PCs Up, Servers Down

This afternoon, Intel announced their earnings for Q1 of their 2019 fiscal year. Revenue for the first quarter came in at $16.1 billion, which is flat compared to Q1...

18 by Brett Howse on 4/25/2019

Intel Starts Qualification of Ice Lake CPUs, Raises 10nm Volume Expectation for 2019

During its Q1 earnings call, Intel provided an update regarding its 10 nm process technology as well as the ramp up of its Ice Lake-U processor for notebooks, which...

70 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2019

Intel 9th Gen Core Processors: All the Desktop and Mobile 45W CPUs Announced

How Intel has launched its range of ninth generation processors has been an odd and awkward one. Despite the launch of the 8-core 9900K last year, we still haven’t...

134 by Ian Cutress on 4/23/2019

AMD 50th Anniversary Ryzen CPUs Listed At Retailers (ShopBLT)

Every company loves a good anniversary. It's a time to explain the origin story, show how the company came to the fore, and discuss the next year's of business...

7 by Ian Cutress on 4/18/2019

Sony Teases Next-Gen PlayStation: Custom AMD Chip with Zen 2 CPU & Navi GPU, SSD Too

After years of speculation about what could be and what Sony may be up to, the company is finally starting to ramp up the long launch cycle for their...

187 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

Intel to Launch 8th Generation Intel Core vPro Notebook Processors

One of the bigger parts of Intel’s product portfolio that rarely gets a mention is the vPro product line. vPro consists of a specific combined processor and chipset portfolio...

11 by Ian Cutress on 4/16/2019

Intel 9th Generation 8-Core 35W CPUs: Launch May 15th (Kikatek)

It is always quite amusing when retailers pre-announce products before the company actually pushes out a press release. Embargo or not, the retailers want to advertise the fact they...

19 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2019

Ampere Computing: Arm is Now an Investor

The pipeline for Arm based server products has a few companies fighting for as much of the market as they can get – the server market is a big...

9 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2019

Intel’s ‘Auction-Only’ Core i9-9990XE Available in Retail: €2999

When Intel quietly rolled out its 14-core Core i9-9990XE aimed at extreme desktops earlier this year, the company only planned to sell the CPU to system integrators and only...

8 by Anton Shilov on 4/11/2019

The AI Race Expands: Qualcomm Reveals “Cloud AI 100” Family of Datacenter AI Inference Accelerators for 2020

This morning at their first AI Day, the 800lb gorilla of the mobile world, Qualcomm announced that they are getting into the AI accelerator market, and in an aggressive...

26 by Ryan Smith on 4/9/2019

AMD Launches 2nd Gen Ryzen Pro & Athlon Pro APUs

AMD on Monday introduced four new processors aimed at commercial laptops. The new AMD Ryzen Pro 3000-series and AMD Athlon Pro 300-series processors pack up to four x86 cores...

40 by Anton Shilov on 4/9/2019

Hands on with the 56-core Xeon Platinum 9200 CPU: Intel’s Biggest CPU Package Ever

When Intel announced the new Cascade Lake family as officially launched last week, it added a new product segment to its portfolio – the ‘Advanced Performance’ or AP. These...

62 by Ian Cutress on 4/8/2019

Intel Architecture Manual Updates: bfloat16 for Cooper Lake Xeon Scalable Only?

Intel recently released a new version of its document for software developers revealing some additional details about its upcoming Xeon Scalable ‘Cooper Lake-SP’ processors. As it appears, the new...

19 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2019

GIGABYTE to Bundle Pre-Tested Core i9-9900K CPU at 5.1 GHz with the $899 Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Motherboard

GIGABYTE this week announced plans to offer its top-of-the-range Intel Z390-based motherboard with Intel’s Core i9-9900K processor in a combination package. The CPU is handpicked and pre-tested to run...

13 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2019

Ready for Intel’s New R0 9th Generation ‘Coffee Lake’ CPUs? BIOS Updates Now Available From the Big Four

Back in March it turned out that Intel was prepping a new stepping of its Coffee Lake processors that was due to arrive in the second quarter. By now...

15 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2019

Intel’s Enterprise Extravaganza 2019: Launching Cascade Lake, Optane DCPMM, Agilex FPGAs, 100G Ethernet, and Xeon D-1600

Today is the big day in 2019 for Intel’s Enterprise product announcements, combining some products that should be available from today and a few others set to be available...

38 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

The Intel Second Generation Xeon Scalable: Cascade Lake, Now with Up To 56-Cores and Optane!

The cadence of Intel’s enterprise processor portfolio is designed to support customers that use the hardware with a guarantee of socket and platform support for at least three years...

66 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

Intel Launches the Xeon D-1600 Family: Upgrades to Xeon D-1500

Even if you’ve been keeping track of Intel’s Xeon family lines, the Xeon D family could probably give you cause for confusion. The same ‘generation’ of products spans a...

7 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

Supermicro Jumps Into Cascade Lake: Over 100 New and Updated Offerings

Intel’s new Cascade Lake processors and Optane DC Persistent Memory have been hot topics in the press of late, as we’ve waited patiently for them to be announced. That...

3 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

Lenovo’s New Cascade Lake ThinkSystem Servers: Up to 8 Sockets with Optane

Along with other OEMs, Lenovo is also updating its Xeon Scalable server offerings to Intel’s new processor family, Cascade Lake, and is also offering some Optane variants as well...

3 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

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