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In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended workstation CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of writing. Numbers in graphs reflect SRP for AMD and 1k pricing for Intel. Best CPUs for Workstations 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 from our reviews. Our Best CPUs for Workstations guide mostly covers workstation processors available to consumers, although some server products cover both segments. Workstation CPU Recommendations: 2018 Segment Processor Best Overall Choice AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X $899 Maximum Performance Intel Core i9-9980XE AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX $1979 $1730 Maximum PCIe 1P 60 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X $320 128 AMD EPYC 7251 $530 2P 96 Intel Xeon Bronze 3104 $235 / ea 128 AMD...

Intel Offers More Cascade Lake-AP Performance Numbers

One of the announcements from last week involved Intel and its new Cascade Lake Advanced Performance category of processors to launch next year. These new processors will be based...

48 by Ian Cutress on 11/11/2018

AMD Announces Radeon Instinct MI60 & MI50 Accelerators: Powered By 7nm Vega

As part of this morning’s Next Horizon event, AMD formally announced the first two accelerator cards based on the company’s previously revealed 7nm Vega GPU. Dubbed the Radeon Instinct...

25 by Ryan Smith on 11/6/2018

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...

26 by Ian Cutress on 10/23/2018

An Interview with Lisa Spelman, VP of Intel’s DCG: Discussing Cooper Lake and Smeltdown

As part of Intel's Datacenter summit, we were given an opportunity to sit down with Lisa Spelman, VP of Intel’s Data Center Group and General Manager of Xeon Products...

41 by Ian Cutress on 8/15/2018

ASRock Rack Goes AMD: EPYCD8 Workstation Motherboard

One of the lesser known companies to play in the server space is ASRock Rack, a subsidiary of the consumer focused ASRock. Much like other smaller server platform providers...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2018

Tyan Tomcat EX: The First AM4 Ryzen Motherboard with Management Control

A surprise at Computex was seeing the first public AMD Ryzen-based AM4 motherboard that will implement an Aspeed AST2500 BMC chip for additional management. Tyan was showcasing its Tomcat...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/14/2018

Building for Apache Pass: Why Some Skylake Servers Already have 8 DIMMs Per Socket

If you don’t have a hand in a server day in and day out, it was perhaps not obvious why some Skylake servers when launched had eight memory slots...

15 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

Samsung Kicks Off Mass Production of 64GB RDIMMs Using 16Gbit Chips

Back in March, Samsung first demonstrated their next-generation 64GB DDR4 Registered DIMMs. Based on Samsung’s new 16Gbit DDR4 memory chips, these new RDIMMs would offer 64GB of memory capacity...

7 by Ryan Smith on 6/11/2018

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 47: Intel Goes Super Premium Optane

Today at Intel’s Data Center Memory Summit, the new ‘Apache Pass’ Optane memory DIMMs were announced, with capacities from 128 GB to 512 GB. This new 3D XPoint type...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

A Thought on Silicon Design: Intel’s LCC on HEDT Should Be Dead

In the past couple of weeks, we have been re-testing and re-analysing our second generation Ryzen 2000-series review. The extra time and writing, looking at the results and the...

31 by Ian Cutress on 6/1/2018

Intel Leaks Model Numbers of Entry Level Xeon E-2000 CPUs

Intel has published model numbers of its upcoming Xeon E processors based on the Coffee Lake-S core. The new chips will be used in entry-level servers and workstations and...

5 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2018

Cambricon, Makers of Huawei's Kirin NPU IP, Build A Big AI Chip and PCIe Card

Cambricon Technologies, the company in collaboration with HiSilicon / Huawei for licensing specialist AI silicon intellectual property for the Kirin 970 smartphone chipset, have gone solo and created their...

27 by Ian Cutress on 5/26/2018

Assessing Cavium's ThunderX2: The Arm Server Dream Realized At Last

A little less than 2 years ago, we investigated the first Arm server SoC that had a chance to compete with midrange Xeon E5s: the Cavium ThunderX. The SoC...

97 by Johan De Gelas on 5/23/2018

Intel Shows Xeon Scalable Gold 6138P with Integrated FPGA, Shipping to Vendors

Part of the story behind the Xeon Scalable platform, built upon server-level Skylake processing cores with AVX-512 and a new mesh topology, was that the CPU was designed to...

32 by Ian Cutress on 5/17/2018

AMD Launches Ryzen Pro with Vega: Mobile APUs and Desktop APUs

Both AMD and Intel have product lines catered to the commercial market: large scale business deployments that require stability and administration-at-a-distance across tens of thousands of units. Imagine a...

20 by Ian Cutress on 5/15/2018

Qualcomm’s Server Lead, Anand Chandrasekher, Leaves Company

Today Axios is reporting that Anand Chandrasekher, the leading executive in charge of Qualcomm’s server efforts, has left the company. Qualcomm has declined to comment on the departure at...

23 by Ian Cutress on 5/14/2018

GIGABYTE Launches Two 4U NVIDIA Tesla GPU Servers: High Density for Deep Learning

GIGABYTE has announced a pair of new GPU-focused servers, rolling out the 8x SXM2 GPU G481-S80 and the 10x PCIe GPU G481-HA0, offering data centers some of the highest...

6 by Joe Shields on 5/9/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q2 WHQL: Support for Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Not long after Windows 10’s first semi-annual major update of the year, AMD today has released Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q2 WHQL, bringing full support for the April...

6 by Nate Oh on 5/9/2018

Power Stamp Alliance Exposes Ice Lake Xeon Details: LGA4189 and 8-Channel Memory

For everyone waiting for Cascade Lake, Intel’s next server Xeon platform, to be launched, noise is being made from the Power Stamp Alliance and its members about the platform...

36 by Ian Cutress on 4/9/2018

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