CPUs

It was recently brought to our attention that three new Ice Lake CPUs were listed on Intel’s online ARK database of products: the Core i7-1060NG7, the Core i5-1030NG7, and the Core i3-1000NG4. These differ from the ‘consumer’ released products by having an ‘N’ in them, and specification-wise these CPUs have a slightly higher TDP along with a slightly higher base clock, as well as being in a smaller package. We reached out to Intel, but in the meantime we also noticed that the CPUs line up perfectly with what Apple is providing in its latest Macbook Air. Intel’s Ice Lake family is the first generation of 10nm processors that the company has made widely available. We’ve covered Intel’s ups and downs with the 10nm process...

Best CPUs for Workstations: 2020 Q1

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...

42 by Dr. Ian Cutress 5 days ago

Microsoft Now Offers Azure NVv4 Virtual Machines with AMD EPYC & Radeon Instinct

AMD’s 2nd Generation EPYC processors have gained a strong recognition among cloud computing companies, and today numerous instances are powered by AMD’s latest server CPUs. By contrast, however, the...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/18/2020

Intel’s Cooper Lake Plans: The Chip That Wasn’t Meant to Exist, Fades Away

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Following an exclusive report from SemiAccurate, and confirmed by Intel through ServeTheHome, the news on the wire is that Intel is set to can wide-spread general availability to its...

41 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/17/2020

AMD Details Renoir: The Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series 7nm APU Uncovered

The notebook market has not been kind to AMD over the last decade – for a long, long time the company was only ever seen as the discount option...

88 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/16/2020

AMD Announces Ryzen 9 4900H and 4900HS: The Halo 35 W and 45 W Mobile APUs

白色妖精泷泽萝拉As part of the disclosures on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 4000 portfolio, the company is also lifting the lid on perhaps one of the worst kept secrets in mobile computing...

36 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/16/2020

Marvell Announces ThunderX3: 96 Cores & 384 Thread 3rd Gen Arm Server Processor

The Arm server ecosystem is well alive and thriving, finally getting into serious motion after several years of false-start attempts. Among the original pioneers in this space was Cavium...

43 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/16/2020

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q1 2020

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...

52 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/13/2020

AMD Drop's Ryzen 3000 Pricing By Up to $50: Official Price Drop Until 31st March

白色妖精泷泽萝拉AMD has started a new promotion and will sell its latest 3rd Generation Ryzen desktop processors with a noticeable discount for a few weeks. The campaign is effective worldwide...

32 by Anton Shilov on 3/13/2020

New Comet Lake Mobile CPU Spotted in Intel Documents: Core i7-10810U

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Intel today published a new Product Change Notification today stating that it has started using an additional Assembly, Test, and Finish site to build its mobile Comet Lake CPUs...

22 by Anton Shilov on 3/13/2020

Load Value Injection: A New Intel Attack Bypasses SGX with Significant Performance Mitigation Concerns

Microarchitectural attacks have been all the rage. For the past two years, we’ve seen attacks like Meltdown, Spectre, Foreshadow/L1TF, Zombieload, and variants all discuss different ways to probe or...

43 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/11/2020

Amazon's Arm-based Graviton2 Against AMD and Intel: Comparing Cloud Compute

It’s been a year and a half since Amazon released their first-generation Graviton Arm-based processor core, publicly available in AWS EC2 as the so-called 'A1' instances. While the processor...

89 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/10/2020

AMD Financial Analyst Day 2020 Round-Up: Laying A Path For Bigger & Better Things

白色妖精泷泽萝拉AMD’s first Financial Analyst Day since 2017 has just wrapped up. In the last three years AMD has undergone a dramatic change, launching its Zen CPU architecture, and greatly...

53 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2020

AMD Clarifies Comments on 7nm / 7nm+ for Future Products: EUV Not Specified

As part of AMD’s Financial Analyst Day 2020, the company gave the latest updates for its CPU and GPU roadmap. A lot of this we have seen before, with...

35 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

Updated AMD Ryzen and EPYC CPU Roadmaps March 2020: Milan, Genoa, and Vermeer

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Everyone is interested in roadmaps – they give us a sense of an idea of what is coming in the future, and for the investors, it gives a level...

60 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

AMD Discusses ‘X3D’ Die Stacking and Packaging for Future Products: Hybrid 2.5D and 3D

One of AMD’s key messages at its Financial Analyst Day 2020 is that the company wants to remain on the leading edge when it comes to process node technology...

11 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

AMD Shipped 260 Million Zen Cores by 2020

Today’s Financial Analyst Day 2020 from AMD is full of small nuggets of information. With the company building its foundation on its new x86 Zen high-performance architecture, keeping...

25 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

El Capitan Supercomputer Detailed: AMD CPUs & GPUs To Drive 2 Exaflops of Compute

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Back in August, the United States Department of Energy and Cray announced plans for a third United States exascale supercomputer, El Capitan. Scheduled to be installed in Lawrence Livermore...

52 by Ryan Smith on 3/4/2020

Intel CFO: Our 10nm Will Be Less Profitable than 22nm [Morgan Stanley Transcription]

This week at Morgan Stanley’s Analyst Conference, Intel’s CFO, George Davis, sat down to discuss the future of where Intel’s profitability lies. No stranger to the odd comments relating...

90 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/4/2020

Next Generation Arm Server: Ampere’s Altra 80-core N1 SoC for Hyperscalers against Rome and Xeon

Several years ago, at a local event detailing a new Arm microarchitecture core, I recall a conversation I had with a number of executives at the time: the goal...

67 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/3/2020

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