CPUs

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 today for a November 4th launch. Alder Lake contains Intel’s latest generation high-performance cores combined with new high-efficiency cores for a new hybrid design, along with updates to Windows 11 to improve performance with the new heterogeneous layout. Only the six high-performance K and KF processor variants are coming this side of the New Year, with the rest due for Q1. We have specifications, details, and insights ahead of the product reviews on November 4th.

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Continuing our earnings season coverage for Q3’21, today we have the yin to Intel’s yang, AMD. The number-two x86 chip and discrete GPU maker has been enjoying explosive growth...

17 by Ryan Smith yesterday

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...

55 by Dr. Ian Cutress yesterday

Intel Reports Q3 2021 Earnings: Client Down, Data Center and IoT Up

Kicking off another earnings season, Intel is once again leading the pack of semiconductor companies in reporting their earnings for the most recent quarter. As the company gets ready...

31 by Ryan Smith 6 days ago

The Arm DevSummit 2021 Keynote Live Blog: 8am PT (15:00 UTC)

This week seems to be Arm's week across the tech industry. Following yesterday's Arm SoC announcements from Apple, today sees Arm kick off their 2021 developer's summit, aptly named...

21 by Ryan Smith on 10/19/2021

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

Best CPUs for Gaming: October 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...

47 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

Cerebras In The Cloud: Get Your Wafer Scale in an Instance

To date, most of the new AI hardware entering the market has been a ‘purchase necessary’ involvement. For any business looking to go down the route of using specialized...

8 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/16/2021

IBM Power10 Coming To Market: E1080 for ‘Frictionless Hybrid Cloud Experiences’

Last year IBM presented details about its new Power10 family of processors: eight threads per core, 15 cores per chip, and two chips per socket, with a new core...

23 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/8/2021

Does an AMD Chiplet Have a Core Count Limit?

When it was announced that AMD was set to give a presentation at Hot Chips on its newest Zen 3 microarchitecture, I was expecting the usual fare when a...

118 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/7/2021

Did IBM Just Preview The Future of Caches?

At Hot Chips last week, IBM announced its new mainframe Z processor. It’s a big interesting piece of kit that I want to do a wider piece on at...

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

Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids: How To Go Monolithic with Tiles

One of the critical deficits Intel has to its competition in its server platform is core count – other companies are enabling more cores by one of two routes...

99 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/31/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Live Blog: Machine Learning (Graphcore, Cerebras, SambaNova, Anton)

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

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

Hot Chips 2021 Keynote Live Blog: Designing Chips with AI, Synopsys

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/23/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Live Blog: CPUs (Alder Lake, Zen3, IBM Z, Sapphire Rapids)

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

39 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/23/2021

Intel Foundry Services Drafted By US Department of Defense For Next-Gen Fab Needs

Over the last couple of years, a great deal of concern has developed around the future of semiconductor manufacturing, both with respect to total capacity and where the next...

20 by Ryan Smith on 8/23/2021

Intel Architecture Day 2021: Alder Lake, Golden Cove, and Gracemont Detailed

This week Intel held its annual Architecture Day event for select press and partners. As with previous iterations, the company disclosed details about its next generation architectures set to...

222 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 8/19/2021

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Ryzen 5 5600G, and Ryzen 3 5300G Review

Earlier this year, AMD launched its Zen 3 based desktop processor solutions with integrated graphics. Marketed as the Ryzen 5000G family, these processors are the latest offering to combine...

136 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/4/2021

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