Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit: Day 2 Keynote on ACPC and Gaming

We're here on Day 2 of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, ready for a keynote on the next generation of Always Connected PCs (ACPCs) and non-Smartphone gaming. We've got...

13 by Dr. Ian Cutress 22 hours ago

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit: Day 1 Keynote Live Blog

Qualcomm is starting its yearly Snapdragon Tech Summit. We're here to watch CEO Cristiano Amon with the latest updates to the smartphone side of the business.

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress yesterday

Best CPUs for Gaming: Holiday 2021

The launch of Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake processors has shaken up the market in the eternal battle against AMD, with seemingly a good number of processors to go...

39 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/22/2021

Qualcomm x Nuvia: Silicon Sampling in Late 2022, Products in 2023

One of the more curious acquisitions in the last couple of years has been that of Nuvia by Qualcomm. Nuvia was a Silicon Valley start-up founded by the key...

43 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/18/2021

AMD’s Instinct MI250X: Ready For Deployment at Supercomputing

One of the big announcements at AMD’s Data Center event a couple of weeks ago was the announcement of its CDNA2 based compute accelerator, the Instinct MI250X. The MI250X...

3 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/18/2021

Intel: Sapphire Rapids With 64 GB of HBM2e, Ponte Vecchio with 408 MB L2 Cache

This week we have the annual Supercomputing event where all the major High Performance Computing players are putting their cards on the table when it comes to hardware, installations...

67 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/15/2021

Cerebras Completes Series F Funding, Another $250M for $4B Valuation

Every once in a while, a startup comes along with something out of left field. In the AI hardware generation, Cerebras holds that title, with their Wafer Scale Engine...

25 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/10/2021

AMD Confirms Milan-X with 768 MB L3 Cache: Coming in Q1 2022

As an industry, we are slowly moving into an era where how we package the small pieces of silicon together is just as important as the silicon itself. New...

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/8/2021

AMD Gives Details on EPYC Zen4: Genoa and Bergamo, up to 96 and 128 Cores

Since AMD’s relaunch into high-performance x86 processor design, one of the fundamental targets for the company was to be a competitive force in the data center. By having a...

36 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/8/2021

The Intel 12th Gen Core i9-12900K Review: Hybrid Performance Brings Hybrid Complexity

Today marks the official retail availability of Intel’s 12th Generation Core processors, starting with the overclockable versions this side of the New Year, and the rest in 2022. These...

471 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 11/4/2021

Bringing Geek Back: Q&A with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger

One of the overriding key themes of Pat Gelsinger’s ten-month tenure at Intel has been the eponymous will to ‘bring geek back’ to the company, implying a return to...

48 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/29/2021

Intel 12th Gen Core Alder Lake for Desktops: Top SKUs Only, Coming November 4th

Over the past few months, Intel has been drip-feeding information about its next-generation processor family. Alder Lake, commercially known as Intel’s 12th Generation Core architecture, is officially being announced...

394 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/27/2021

AnandTech Interviews Mike Clark, AMD’s Chief Architect of Zen

AMD is calling this time of the year as its ‘5 years of Zen’ time, indicating that back in 2016, it was starting to give the press the first...

113 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/26/2021

Intel Reaffirms: Our Discrete GPUs Will Be On Shelves in Q1 2022

Today is when Intel does its third-quarter 2021 financial disclosures, and there’s one little tidbit in the earnings presentation about its upcoming new discrete GPU offerings. The earnings are...

75 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/21/2021

The Huawei MateBook 16 Review, Powered by AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ecosystem Plus

Having very recently reviewed the Matebook X Pro 2021 (13.9-inch), our local PR in the UK offered me a last-minute chance to examine the newest element to their laptop...

86 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/20/2021

Samsung Foundry: 2nm Silicon in 2025

One of the key semiconductor technologies beyond 3D FinFET transistors are Gate-All-Around transistors, which show promise to help extend the ability to drive processors and components to higher performance...

29 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/6/2021

Samsung Foundry’s New 17nm Node: 17LPV brings FinFET to 28nm

Despite most discussion about chip manufacturing focusing on the leading edge and blazingly fast and complex side of the industry, the demand for the ‘legacy’ process technologies is also...

11 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/6/2021

Samsung Foundry to Almost Double Output by 2026

It’s hard not to notice that we’re in the middle of a semiconductor crunch right now. Factories are running at full steam, but pinch points in the supply chain...

8 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/6/2021

An Interview with Intel Lab’s Mike Davies: The Next Generation of Neuromorphic Research

As part of the launch of the new Loihi 2 chip, built on a pre-production version of Intel’s 4 process node, the Intel Labs team behind its Neuromorphic efforts...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/30/2021

Intel Rolls Out New Loihi 2 Neuromorphic Chip: Built on Early Intel 4 Process

We’ve been keeping light tabs on Intel’s Neuromorphic efforts ever since it launched its first dedicated 14nm silicon for Neuromorphic Computing, called Loihi, back in early 2018. In an...

69 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/30/2021

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