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...

AMD Updated EPYC Roadmap: 5th Gen EPYC "Turin" Announced, Coming by End of 2024

As part of AMD's Financial Analysts Day 2022, AMD has provided updates to its Server CPU roadmap going into 2024. The biggest announcement is that AMD is already planning...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/9/2022

AMD: Combining CDNA 3 and Zen 4 for MI300 Data Center APU in 2023

Alongside their Zen CPU architecture and RDNA client GPU architecture updates, AMD this afternoon is also updating their roadmap for their CDNA server GPU architecture and related Instinct products...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/9/2022

AMD Zen Architecture Roadmap: Zen 5 in 2024 With All-New Microarchitecture

Today is AMD’s Financial Analyst Day, the company’s semi-annual, analyst-focused gathering. While the primary purpose of the event is for AMD to reach out to investors, analysts, and others...

159 by Ryan Smith on 6/9/2022

AMD Zen 4 Update: 8% to 10% IPC Uplift, 25% More Perf-Per-Watt, V-Cache Chips Coming

As part of today’s AMD’s 2022 Financial Analyst Day, the company is offering a short, high-level update on their forthcoming Zen 4 CPU architecture. This information is being divulged...

10 by Ryan Smith on 6/9/2022

Apple Announces M2 SoC: Apple Silicon for Macs Updated For 2022

Though primarily a software-focused event, Apple’s WWDC keynotes are often stage for an interesting hardware announcement or two as well, and this year Apple did not disappoint. At the...

171 by Ryan Smith on 6/6/2022

Intel Showcases Sapphire Rapids Plus HBM Xeon Performance at ISC 2022

Alongside today’s disclosure of the Rialto Bridge accelerator, Intel is also using this week’s ISC event to deliver a brief update on Sapphire Rapids, the company’s next-generation Xeon CPU...

22 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2022

AMD Corrects Socket AM5 Power Specifications: 170W TDP and 230W PPT

At Computex 2022, the CEO of AMD, Dr. Lisa Sui, unveiled its Ryzen 7000 series of processors, as well as the associated AM5 platform. But while discussing specific details...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/26/2022

Computex 2022: NVIDIA Keynote Live Blog (11pm ET/03:00 UTC)

Kicking off day two of our Computex coverage is NVIDIA, who will be delivering an hour-long keynote for the show. The untitled keynote is slated to run for an hour...

14 by Ryan Smith on 5/23/2022

AMD Announces Mendocino APU: 6nm Mainstream Mobile Zen 2 Laptop Chip Coming In Q4

Alongside their big desktop update for later in the year, AMD is also using this year’s Computex to announce an update to the low-end segment of their mobile lineup...

33 by Ryan Smith on 5/23/2022

AMD Ryzen 7000 Announced: 16 Cores of Zen 4, Plus PCIe 5 and DDR5 for Socket AM5, Coming This Fall

During the AMD Keynote at Computex 2022, its CEO, Dr. Lisa Su officially unveiled their next generation of Ryzen processors and the successor to the highly successful Ryzen 5000...

333 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/23/2022

Computex 2022: AMD Live Blog Keynote (2am ET/06:00 UTC)

Although COVID isn't over quite yet, things are close enough for this year's Computex event. Kicking things off once again is AMD, who is broadcasting a keynote address headed...

1 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 5/23/2022

Intel Launches Alder Lake-HX Series Core Processors: 55W and PCIe 5.0 For High-End Mobile

Intel today is announcing a new range of mobile 12th Gen Core family processors designed for enthusiast and desktop-replacement class laptops, the Alder Lake-HX series. Focusing on the more...

51 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/10/2022

AMD Announces Ryzen 5000 C-Series For High-End Chromebooks

In September 2020, AMD released its Ryzen 3000 C-series for Chromebooks, a line up of budget-priced chips based on the 12nm Picasso (Ryzen+) architecture that featured up to 4...

40 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/5/2022

Intel: Meteor Lake Chiplet SoC Up and Running

Alongside Intel’s regular earnings report yesterday, the company also delivered a brief up on the state of one of their most important upcoming products, Meteor Lake. Intel’s first chiplet/tile-based...

72 by Ryan Smith on 4/29/2022

Intel Reports Q1 2022 Earnings: Improved Enterprise Sales Buoy Weaker Client Revenue

Kicking off our coverage of the first earnings season of the year for the tech industry, we as always start with Intel. The blue-hued blue-chip company is the first...

13 by Ryan Smith on 4/28/2022

Intel Opens D1X-Mod3 Fab Expansion; Moves Up Intel 18A Manufacturing to H2’2024

Intel for the last few years has been undergoing a major period of manufacturing expansion for the company. While the more recent announcements of new facilities in Ohio and...

91 by Ryan Smith on 4/11/2022

The Intel Core i7-12700K and Core i5-12600K Review: High Performance For the Mid-Range

Since Intel announced and launched its 12th Gen Core series of CPUs in to the market, we've reviewed both the flagship Core i9-12900K, as well as the entry-level (but...

196 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/29/2022

Update: Intel Announces Core i9-12900KS: 5.5 GHz Turbo, 5.2 GHz All-Core, Coming April 5th

Following Newegg’s flub on Friday, Intel today is now (finally) officially announcing the Core i9-12900KS. The company’s new flagship consumer desktop chip will be going on sale next Tuesday...

104 by Ryan Smith on 3/28/2022

AMD Releases Milan-X CPUs With 3D V-Cache: EPYC 7003 Up to 64 Cores and 768 MB L3 Cache

There's been a lot of focus on how both Intel and AMD are planning for the future in packaging their dies to increase overall performance and mitigate higher manufacturing...

64 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/21/2022

AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D Launches April 20th, Plus 6 New Low & Mid-Range Ryzen Chips

Since the launch of AMD’s Zen 3-powered Ryzen 5000 desktop processors in late 2020, the company’s retail desktop chip offerings have been rather static. With AMD facing heavy demand...

98 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 3/15/2022

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