Day: December 27, 2016

AMD’s Carrizo not on the Desktop? Depends What You Define as Desktop

December 27, 2016

We reported on AMD’s next iteration of their Bulldozer architecture, code named Excavator, during the press release regarding their next processor line up called Carrizo. At the time, the focus for Carrizo (and Carrizo-L) was aimed at notebooks and laptops, with the road-map from AMD on 2015 looking at 15-35W BGA parts in the performance […]

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Intel at ISSCC 2015: Reaping the Benefits of 14nm and Going Beyond 10nm

December 27, 2016

As part of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference every year, Intel brings forward a number of presentations regarding its internal research. The theme this year at ISSCC is ‘Silicon Systems – Small Chips for Big Data’, and Intel previewed a number of their presentations with the media and analysts last week before the conference. Hot […]

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Intel Launches 4S and 8S Broadwell-EX Xeons: E7-4800 v4 and E7-8800 v4 Families, up to 384 Threads

December 27, 2016

The super-high-end of Intel’s Xeon CPU range, based on servers with as many cores and as much memory as you can throw at them, represent a good part of Intel’s business with the potential to offer large margins: some customers want the most, the best, the powerful, and are willing to pay for it. For […]

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The Skylake Core i3 (51W) CPU Review: i3-6320, i3-6300 and i3-6100 Tested

December 27, 2016

Out of every generation of Intel processors, the headline acts are the high core count parts, the ones with a high-frequency or the most expensive models. Of course, any manufacturer that has a high performing halo product will want that story out of the door on day one, but for typical user sales, it is […]

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Value DDR2-800 from Super Talent: Where Can You Go?

December 27, 2016

Super Talent DDR2-800 5-5-4 Many readers have been asking about low-priced DDR2-800 in recent weeks. As prices escalated in the past several months the search for value DDR2 became an economic necessity, but now that prices have moderated the bigger question is whether value DDR2 can deliver the performance many buyers are looking for, and […]

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AMD Zen Microarchiture Part 2: Extracting Instruction-Level Parallelism

December 27, 2016

Hot Chips is an annual conference that allows semiconductor companies to present their latest and greatest ideas or forthcoming products in an academic-style environment, and is predominantly aimed as the professional semiconductor engineer. This year has a number of talks about power management, upcoming IBM CPUs, upcoming Intel CPUs, upcoming NVIDIA SoCs and the final […]

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IFA 2016: Live Blog of AMD Keynote with Mark Papermaster, CTO

December 27, 2016

07:09AM EDT – AMD have a keynote here at IFA this year 07:09AM EDT – The focus is expected to be VR/AR 07:10AM EDT – We’ve got a meeting/interview with Mark Papermaster, CTO of AMD, later today 07:10AM EDT – It will be interesting to see if anything new is being said today, but having […]

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The AMD A8-7670K APU Review: Aiming for Rocket League

December 27, 2016

Over the past couple of years, AMD has slowly released their mainstream brand of Kaveri processors. In turn, we have reviewed them, and they consistently aim to provide a midrange integrated gaming option, especially for those on a budget. The recent release of the A8-7670K was perhaps not that exciting, as AMD is filling up […]

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Examining Soft Machines’ Architecture: An Element of VISC to Improving IPC

December 27, 2016

Last week, Soft Machines announced that their 'VISC' architecture was available for licensing, following the announcement of the original concepts over a year ago. VISC, in a nutshell, is designed as a solution to improving the number of instructions per clock a single thread can process in a given time, which potentially makes it a […]

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AMD Financial Analyst Day 2015 Round-Up

December 27, 2016

Having just wrapped up a bit ago is AMD’s 2015 Financial Analyst Day (FAD). For AMD FADs are a combination of roadmap updates and number breakdowns for financial analysts and investors, showcasing where the company intends to go and why investors should continue to back the company. We’ve been covering FAD 2015 throughout the afternoon, […]

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