One More EPYC: AMD Launches Entry-Level Zen 4-based EPYC 4004 Series

Ever since AMD re-emerged as a major competitor within the x86 CPU scene, one of AMD’s top priorities has been to win over customers in the highly lucrative and...

13 by Ryan Smith 5 days ago

Intel Teases Lunar Lake CPU Ahead of Computex: Most Power Efficient x86 Chip Yet

The next few weeks in the PC industry are going to come fast and furious. Between today and mid-June are multiple conferences and trade-shows, including Microsoft Build and the...

56 by Ryan Smith 6 days ago

Apple Announces M4 SoC: Latest and Greatest Starts on 2024 iPad Pro

Setting things up for what is certainly to be an exciting next few months in the world of CPUs and SoCs, Apple this morning has announced their next-generation M-series...

67 by Ryan Smith on 5/7/2024

VESA Rolls Out DisplayHDR 1.2 Spec: Adding Color Accuracy, Black Crush, & Wide-Color Gamuts For All

VESA this morning is taking the wraps off of the next iteration of its DisplayHDR monitor certification standard, DisplayHDR 1.2. Designed to raise the bar on display quality, the...

9 by Ryan Smith on 5/7/2024

PCI-SIG Completes CopprLink Cabling Standard: PCIe 5.0 & 6.0 Get Wired

The PCI-SIG sends word over this morning that the special interest group has completed their development efforts on the group’s new PCI-Express cabling standard, CopprLink. Designed to go hand-in-hand...

8 by Ryan Smith on 5/1/2024

In Light of Stability Concerns, Intel Issues Request to Motherboards Vendors to Actually Follow Stock Power Settings

Across the internet, from online forums such as Reddit to various other tech media outlets, there's a lot of furor around reports of Intel's top-end 14th and 13th Gen...

64 by Gavin Bonshor & Ryan Smith on 4/29/2024

Qualcomm Intros Snapdragon X Plus, Details Complete Snapdragon X Launch Day Chip Stack

As Qualcomm prepares for the mid-year launch of their forthcoming Snapdragon X SoCs for PCs, and the eagerly anticipated Oryon CPU cores within, the company is finally shoring up...

50 by Ryan Smith on 4/24/2024

Intel and Sandia National Labs Roll Out 1.15B Neuron “Hala Point” Neuromorphic Research System

While neuromorphic computing remains under research for the time being, efforts into the field have continued to grow over the years, as have the capabilities of the specialty chips...

5 by Ryan Smith on 4/17/2024

NVIDIA Intros RTX A1000 and A400: Entry-Level ProViz Cards Get Ray Tracing

With NVIDIA’s Turing architecture turning six years old this year, the company has been retiring many of the remaining Turing products from its video card lineup. And today that...

0 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2024

Intel Introduces Gaudi 3 AI Accelerator: Going Bigger and Aiming Higher In AI Market

Intel this morning is kicking off the second day of their Vision 2024 conference, the company’s annual closed-door business and customer-focused get-together. While Vision is not typically a hotbed...

21 by Ryan Smith on 4/9/2024

Qualcomm Intros Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3: Pushing GenAI Into Premium Smartphones

Proving the adage “ask, and you shall receive”, Qualcomm is back this week for a second Snapdragon SoC announcement for mobile phones. This time, the company is announcing the...

9 by Ryan Smith on 3/21/2024

NVIDIA Blackwell Architecture and B200/B100 Accelerators Announced: Going Bigger With Smaller Data

Already solidly in the driver’s seat of the generative AI accelerator market at this time, NVIDIA has long made it clear that the company isn’t about to slow down...

50 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2024

The NVIDIA GTC 2024 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 1:00pm PT/20:00 UTC)

We're here in sunny San Jose California for the return of an event that's been a long-time coming: NVIDIA's in-person GTC. The Spring 2024 event, NVIDIA's marquee event for...

12 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 3/18/2024

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 8s Gen 3: A Cheaper Chip For Premium Phones

With the launch of their flagship Snapdragon 8 SoC firmly behind them now, Qualcomm this morning is turning their collective head towards the premium market with the launch of...

8 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2024

JEDEC Publishes GDDR7 Memory Spec: Next-Gen Graphics Memory Adds Faster PAM3 Signaling & On-Die ECC

JEDEC on Tuesday published the official specifications for GDDR7 DRAM, the latest iteration of the long-standing memory standard for graphics cards and other GPU-powered devices. The newest generation of...

10 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 3/6/2024

IFS Reborn as Intel Foundry: Expanded Foundry Business Adds 14A Process To Roadmap

5 nodes in 4 years. This is what Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger promised Intel’s customers, investors, and the world at large back in 2021, when he laid out Intel’s...

29 by Ryan Smith on 2/21/2024

Arm Announces Neoverse V3 and N3 CPU Cores: Building Bigger and Moving Faster with CSS

A bit over 5 years ago, Arm announced their Neoverse initiative for server, cloud, and infrastructure CPU cores. Doubling-down on their efforts to break into the infrastructure CPU market...

26 by Ryan Smith on 2/21/2024

The Intel IFS Direct Connect 2024 Keynote (Starts at 8:30am PT/16:30 UTC)

This morning, Intel is set to provide updates on its foundry business (IFS) and process roadmap at its IFS Direct Connect event in Santa Clara. Intel is expected to...

5 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 2/21/2024

MLCommons To Develop PC Client Version of MLPerf AI Benchmark Suite

MLCommons, the consortium behind the MLPerf family of machine learning benchmarks, is announcing this morning that the organization will be developing a new desktop AI benchmarking suite under the...

2 by Ryan Smith on 1/24/2024

The Intel CES 2024 Pat Gelsinger Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 5pm PT/01:00 UTC)

This evening is the biggest PC-related keynote of CES 2024, Intel's "prime" keynote with CEO Pat Gelsinger. Part of Intel's "AI everywhere starts with Intel" campaign for the show...

1 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2024

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