CPUs

Back at Intel's Innovation 2022 event in September, the company let it be known that it had plans to release a '6 GHz' processor based on its Raptor Lake-S series of processors. Though it didn't come with the same degree of fanfare that Intel's more imminently launching 13900K/13700K/13600K received, it put enthusiasts and industry watchers on notice that Intel still had one more, even faster Raptor Lake desktop chip waiting in the wings. Now a few months later, Raptor Lake's shining moment has arrived. Intel has launched the Intel Core i9-13900KS, a 24-core (8x Perf + 16x Efficiency) part with turbo clock speeds of up to 6 GHz. A mark, which until very recently, was unprecedented without the use of exotic cooling methods such as...

Intel Expands 12th Gen Core to Ultraportable Laptops, from 5-cores at 9 W to 14-cores at 28 W

Over the years Intel has prided itself on its ability to provide processors that fit into the ultraportable, professional market. We’re talking thin and light designs with obscene levels...

92 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/19/2022

How Low Cost Can Chiplets Go? Depends on the Optimization, says AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su

While not the absolute first company in the market to talk about putting different types of silicon inside the same package, AMD’s launch of Ryzen 3000 back in July...

55 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/14/2022

PCI Express 6.0 Specification Finalized: x16 Slots to Reach 128GBps

This morning the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) is releasing the much-awaited final (1.0) specification for PCI Express 6.0. The next generation of the ubiquitous bus is once again...

77 by Ryan Smith on 1/11/2022

Intel Changes Senior Executives: VP That Led CES is Out, New CFO

At the close of play today, Intel is announcing two major changes at the top of its organization. The big one is that EVP and GM of Intel’s Client...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2022

AMD: We’re Using an Optimized TSMC 5nm Process

When AMD started using TSMC’s 7nm process for the Zen 2 processor family that launched in November 2019, one of the overriding messages of that launch was that it...

44 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2022

AMD Expanding Into Tesla Model 3 and Model Y

One constant theme throughout AMD’s recent resurgence into high-performance computing has been the messaging around the scalability of its platform. Building a processor that can scale both from single...

14 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2022

CES 2022: AMD’s Next-Gen AM5 Platform to Have Long Term Support

One of the key aspects of AMD’s offering in the consumer desktop space is the longevity of its socket and platform. Throughout the years, AMD has leveraged a single...

42 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/7/2022

AMD’s Barcelo: Zen 3 APU Refresh for 2022

One of the key elements to how processor portfolios will evolve moving forward involves mixing and matching current generation and previous generation parts using the benefits of (supposedly) cheaper...

16 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/6/2022

Intel Announces 12th Gen Core Alder Lake: 22 New Desktop-S CPUs, 8 New Laptop-H CPUs

When Intel launched its 12th Generation Core family of processors late last year, it was only a small set of overclockable parts for desktops that came to market. Featuring...

102 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/4/2022

Intel Keynote and SVP Greg Bryant at CES 2022: Live Blog (10am PT, 1800 UTC)

Today is a day for CES keynotes, and up next is Intel. Here we'll be getting SVP Greg Bryant to talk us through the next generation of hardware launches...

0 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/4/2022

AMD Announces Ryzen 6000 Mobile CPUs for Laptops: Zen3+ on 6nm with RDNA2 Graphics

The notebook market is a tough nut to crack with a single solution. People want that mix of high performance at the top, cost effectiveness at the bottom, and...

77 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/4/2022

AMD CPUs in 2022: Zen 4 in Second Half, Ryzen 7 5800X3D with V-Cache by Spring

One of the things I look forward to every year is whether the major companies I write about are prepared to showcase their upcoming products in advance – because...

99 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/4/2022

AMD Keynote and Dr. Lisa Su at CES 2022: Live Blog (7am PT, 15:00 UTC)

It's the first week of a new year, which can only mean it's the annual CES trade show! As per usual, the big names have major presentations set up...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/4/2022

AMD CES 2022 Pre-Show Teaser: Ryzen 6000 Series Mobile Processors with RDNA2 & DDR5 Tech

Ahead of tomorrow’s big CES keynote, AMD is offering a spoiler of sorts for one of their product announcements. As it turns out, one of AMD’s forthcoming products, the...

23 by Ryan Smith on 1/3/2022

AMD-Xilinx Acquisition Now Expected to Close in Q1 of 2022

AMD this afternoon has sent out a brief update to the public and investors, offering an update on the status of the ongoing Xilinx acquisition. AMD’s purchase of the...

28 by Ryan Smith on 12/30/2021

CPU Year In Review 2021: Efficient Cores Are The New Bling

As far as most years ago, 2021 has been an up and down year when it comes to the desktop CPU market. At the beginning of the year, the...

89 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/30/2021

AMD and GlobalFoundries Wafer Supply Agreement Updated Once More: Now $2.1B Through 2025

In a short note published by AMD this afternoon as part of an 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, AMD is disclosing that the company has...

71 by Ryan Smith on 12/23/2021

Qualcomm’s 8cx Gen 3 for Notebooks, Nuvia Core in 2022/2023

There are many column inches detailing Qualcomm’s design wins and marketing strategy, however to paint it all with a broad brush, it has often boiled down to ‘where can...

39 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/22/2021

Imagination Launches Catapult Family of RISC-V CPU Cores: Breaking Into Heterogeneous SoCs

December is here, and with it comes several technical summits ahead of the holiday break. The most notable of which this week is the annual RISC-V summit, which is...

62 by Ryan Smith on 12/6/2021

United States FTC Files Lawsuit to Block NVIDIA-Arm Acquisition

In the biggest roadblock yet to NVIDIA’s proposed acquisition of Arm, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced this afternoon that the regulatory body will be suing...

175 by Ryan Smith on 12/2/2021

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