CPUs

The curtains are drawn and it’s almost showtime for Qualcomm and its Snapdragon X SoC team. After first detailing the SoC nearly 8 months ago at the company’s most recent Snapdragon Summit, and making numerous performance disclosures in the intervening months, the Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus launch is nearly upon us. The chips have already shipped to Qualcomm’s laptop partners, and the first laptops are set to ship next week. In the last 8 months Qualcomm has made a lot of interesting claims for their high-performance Windows-on-Arm SoC – many of which will be put to the test in the coming weeks. But beyond all the performance claims and bluster amidst what is shaping up to be a highly competitive environment for...

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...

68 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

PCIe 7.0 Draft 0.5 Spec Available: 512 GB/s over PCIe x16 On Track For 2025

PCI-SIG this week released version 0.5 of the PCI-Express 7.0 specification to its members. This is the second draft of the spec and the final call for PCI-SIG members...

18 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2024

Report: China to Pivot from AMD & Intel CPUs To Domestic Chips in Government PCs

China has initiated a policy shift to eliminate American processors from government computers and servers, reports Financial Times. The decision is aimed to gradually eliminate processors from AMD and...

12 by Anton Shilov on 3/26/2024

Intel to Receive $8.5B in CHIPS Act Funding & Further Loans To Build US Fabs

Intel and the United States Department of Commerce announced on Wednesday that they had inked a preliminary agreement under which Intel will receive $8.5 billion in direct funding under...

20 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2024

Intel Announces Core i9-14900KS: Raptor Lake-R Hits Up To 6.2 GHz

For the last several generations of desktop processors from Intel, the company has released a higher clocked, special-edition SKU under the KS moniker, which the company positions as their...

30 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/14/2024

SiPearl's Rhea-2 CPU Added to Roadmap: Second-Gen European CPU for HPC

SiPearl, a processor designer supported by the European Processor Initiative, is about to start shipments of its very first Rhea processor for high-performance computing workloads. But the company is...

3 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2024

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger to Deliver Computex Keynote, Showcasing Next-Gen Products

Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the organizer of Computex, has announced that Pat Gelsinger, chief executive of Intel, will deliver a keynote at Computex 2024 on June 4...

17 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2024

Tenstorrent Licenses RISC-V CPU IP to Build 2nm AI Accelerator for Edge

Tenstorrent this week announced that it had signed a deal to license out its RISC-V CPU and AI processor IP to Japan's Leading-edge Semiconductor Technology Center (LSTC), which will...

22 by Anton Shilov on 2/28/2024

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