CPUs

This week at ISSCC (International Solid State Circuits Conference), Microsoft presented a talk titled ‘Xbox Series X SoC: A Next Generation Gaming Console’, with hardware engineer Paul Paternoster presenting. The 30 minute presentation covered a lot about Microsoft’s latest console processor, most of which was a repeat about what we saw at Hot Chips in August last year, however there was a new element in this presentation talking about how the console design team balanced acoustics, power, thermal performance, and processor yield, discussing where the hotspots in the design originate and where the performance/power targets of the final silicon were optimized.

64 Cores of Rendering Madness: The AMD Threadripper Pro 3995WX Review

Knowing your market is a key fundamental of product planning, marketing, and distribution. There’s no point creating a product with no market, or finding you have something amazing but...

124 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/9/2021

Best CPUs for Gaming: February 2021

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...

94 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/3/2021

OnLogic’s New Fanless Systems Contain Intel's Elkhart Lake (10nm Atom)

Earlier this year Intel indicated that it was launching its new Jasper Lake platform very soon, built on a foundation of 10nm manufacturing with the latest Tremont Atom cores...

17 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/1/2021

AMD Reports Q4 2020 Earnings: Analyst Q&A Transcript

At the end of every financial call, invited financial analysts have an opportunity to probe the key members of the company on the numbers, as well as future products...

13 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/26/2021

AMD Reports Q4/FY 2020 Earnings: Record Revenues Repeat

Needing no introduction, AMD this afternoon is the second of the PC chip titans to announce their earnings for the quarter and for the full 2020 calendar year. The...

17 by Ryan Smith on 1/26/2021

AMD's Ryzen 5000 Lucienne: Not Simply Rebranded Ryzen 4000 Renoir

AMD came in for some harsh criticism when it announced that its new Ryzen 5000 Mobile U-series processors would not all be using its latest core design. At the...

48 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/26/2021

AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS Cezanne Review: Ryzen 5000 Mobile Tested

Since AMD’s introduction of its newest Zen 3 core for desktop users, the implementation for notebooks and mobile users has been eagerly awaited. In a single generation, on the...

222 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/26/2021

Intel Reports Q4 2020 Earnings: Analyst Q&A Transcript

At the end of every financial call, invited financial analysts have an opportunity to probe the key members of the company on the numbers, as well as future products.

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/21/2021

Intel Reports Q4 2020 Earnings: 2020 Delivers A Profitable Pandemic

Earnings season is once more upon us, and once again leading the charge is Intel, who this afternoon reported their Q4’2020 and full-year 2020 financial results. The 800lb gorilla...

18 by Ryan Smith on 1/21/2021

Intel Core i7-10700 vs Core i7-10700K Review: Is 65W Comet Lake an Option?

Over the years, Intel’s consumer processor lineup has featured its usual array of overclocking ‘K’ models, and more recently the ‘F’ series that come without integrated graphics. The bulk...

215 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/21/2021

New Intel CEO Making Waves: Rehiring Retired CPU Architects

We’re following the state of play with Intel’s new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, very closely. Even as an Intel employee for 30 years, rising to the rank of CTO, then...

114 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/21/2021

Intel Appoints Pat Gelsinger as New CEO, From Feb 15th

News is breaking that Intel has announced that Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMWare, is to take the role of CEO at Intel from February 15th. Intel today has released a...

157 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/13/2021

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su: Interview on 2021 Demand, Supply, Tariffs, Xilinx, and EPYC

Following the keynote press conference, AMD invited a number of key press partners for some Q&A time with Dr. Lisa Su. On the table, we were told, was any...

72 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/12/2021

AMD Previews 3rd Gen EPYC ‘Milan’ Performance

Since the announcement of AMD’s Zen 3 core microarchitecture, we’ve been expecting three series of products to be announced: desktop Ryzen, mobile Ryzen, and enterprise EPYC. So far the...

9 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/12/2021

AMD Launches Ryzen 5000 Mobile: Zen 3 and Cezanne for Notebooks

It has been a year since AMD launched its previous generation Ryzen Mobile processors. At the time, the update from Zen to Zen 2, as well as moving to...

116 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/12/2021

The AMD CES 2021 Keynote: A Live Blog from 11am ET / 8am PT

For the second year in a row, AMD has an official CES Keynote. A year on from the launch of Ryzen 4000 Mobile series processors, and after a recent...

12 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/12/2021

Intel at CES 2021: Ice, Tiger, Rocket, Jasper, and Alder Lake

Despite only having a 30 minute press event at this year’s annual CES trade show, Intel had a lot to discuss about its plans through the next 12 months...

43 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/11/2021

An Interview with Intel CEO Bob Swan: Roundtable Q&A on Fabs and Future

Intel has a very complex year ahead. On the back of what should be strong revenue year for 2020 as well as a widened scope of markets in which...

33 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/11/2021

Intel Launches 11th Gen vPro For Tiger Lake Mobile CPUs, Adds CET Security Tech

Among Intel’s CES 2021 announcements this afternoon, the chip giant is using the annual show to launch their updated vPro platform for their latest-generation “Tiger Lake” Core processors. vPro...

1 by Ryan Smith on 1/11/2021

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