CPUs

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 profitable server market. It’s a strategy that’s paid off well for AMD, as while they’re still the minority player in the space, they’ve continued to whittle away at what was once Intel’s absolute control over the market, slowly converting more and more customers over to the EPYC ecosystem. Now as the Zen 4 CPU architecture approaches its second birthday, AMD is launching one final line of EPYC chips, taking aim at yet another Xeon market segment. This time it’s all about the entry-level 1P server market – small scale, budget-conscientious users who only need a handful...

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

Lenovo Unveils Yoga Slim 7x 14 Gen 14 and ThinkPad T14 Gen 6 Notebooks Powered By Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite

While we've been expecting the availability of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite processor to be around the middle of this year, Lenovo has announced two new 'AI-powered' notebooks for...

17 by Gavin Bonshor 6 days ago

Intel Core i9-14900KS Review: The Swan Song of Raptor Lake With A Super Fast 6.2 GHz Turbo

For numerous generations of their desktop processor releases, Intel has made available a selection of high-performance special edition "KS" CPUs that add a little extra compared to their flagship...

54 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/10/2024

AMD Hits Record High Share in x86 Desktops and Servers in Q1 2024

Coming out of the dark times that preceded the launch of AMD's Zen CPU architecture in 2017, to say that AMD has turned things around on the back of...

44 by Anton Shilov on 5/10/2024

Intel Issues Official Statement Regarding 14th and 13th Gen Instability, Recommends Intel Default Settings

Further to our last piece which we detailed Intel's issue to motherboard vendors to follow with stock power settings for Intel's 14th and 13th Gen Core series processors, Intel...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/8/2024

Upcoming AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 170 Processor Leaked By ASUS?

In what appears to be a mistake or a jump of the gun by ASUS, they have seemingly published a list of specifications for one of its key notebooks...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/7/2024

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

AMD Zen 5 Status Report: EPYC "Turin" Is Sampling, Silicon Looking Great

As part of AMD's Q1'2024 earnings announcement this week, the company is offering a brief status update on some of their future products set to launch later this year...

41 by Anton Shilov 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

SK Hynix and TSMC Team Up for HBM4 Development

SK hynix and TSMC announced early on Friday that they had signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on developing the next-generation HBM4 memory and advanced packaging technology. The...

5 by Anton Shilov on 4/19/2024

AMD Announces Ryzen Pro 8000 and Ryzen Pro 8040 Series CPUs: Commercial Desktop Gets AI

AMD is looking to drive the AI PC market with options across multiple product lines, which aren't limited to consumer processors. While primarily designed for the commercial sector, AMD...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/19/2024

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

AMD Quietly Launches Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F Processors

AMD has recently expanded its Ryzen 8000 series by introducing the Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F processors. Initially launched in China, these chips were added to AMD's...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/11/2024

Intel Teases Lunar Lake At Intel Vision 2024: 100+ TOPS Overall, 45 TOPS From NPU Alone

During the main keynote at Intel Vision 2024, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger flashed a completed Lunar Lake chip off, much like EVP and General Manager of Intel's Client Computing...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/11/2024

The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Review: Meteor Lake Marks A Fresh Start To Mobile CPUs

One of the most significant talking points of the last six months in mobile computing has been Intel and their disaggregated Meteor Lake SoC architecture. Meteor Lake, along with...

69 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/11/2024

Intel To Discontinue Boxed 13th Gen Core CPUs for Enthusiasts

In an unexpected move, Intel has announced plans to phase out the boxed versions of its enthusiasts-class 13th Generation Core 'Raptor Lake' processors. According to a product change notification...

5 by Anton Shilov on 4/10/2024

Google Develops In-House Arm 'Axion' CPU for Datacenters

Google was among the first hyperscalers build custom silicon for its services, starting first with tensor processing units (TPUs) for its AI initiatives, and then video transcoding units (VCUs...

15 by Anton Shilov on 4/9/2024

Intel Unveils New Branding For 6th Generation Xeon Processors: Intel Xeon 6

At Intel's Vision 2024 event, which is being held in Phoenix, AZ, has seen several key announcements. On the datacenter CPU front, Intel is using the show to unveil...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/9/2024

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