CPUs

Eight 14nm Broadwell cores, a shared L3-cache, dual 10 gigabit MAC, a PCIe 3.0 root with 24 lanes and a lot more find a home in Intel's most powerful server SoC ever, the Xeon D-1540. Thanks to Supermicro's 5028D-TN4T superserver, we are able to compare the latest Xeon with the Atom C2000 SoC, low power Xeon E5s and the Xeon E3-1200 v3.

AMD Demonstrates Working Carrizo Laptop Prototype

In our visit with AMD we got to see something I wasn’t really expecting: a functioning Carrizo laptop. (Note that AMD wouldn't let us take pictures, but they did...

61 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

Intel Releases Broadwell-U: New SKUs, up to 48 EUs and Iris 6100

As part of the CES cavalcade of announcements, after launching Core-M back in September, Intel is formally releasing their next element of the 14 nanometer story: Broadwell-U. As the...

85 by Ian Cutress on 1/5/2015

Intel Haswell Low Power CPU Review: Core i3-4130T, i5-4570S and i7-4790S Tested

Despite being an integral part of Intel's product stack, reviews of the lower power models are few and far between. For those of us that have no interest in...

77 by Ian Cutress on 12/11/2014

Holiday Guides 2014: CPUs

For the majority of applications, the CPU can be the most expensive and most important and most researched component of a desktop machine. In a handful of scenarios (perhaps...

26 by Ian Cutress on 12/1/2014

AMD Announces Carrizo and Carrizo-L, Next Gen APUs for H1 2015

Today AMD is announcing the long anticipated upgrade to Kaveri, codenamed Carrizo. Carrizo is the natural successor to Kaveri, featuring x86 ‘Excavator’ cores alongside a Radeon-class GPU and promising...

94 by Ian Cutress on 11/20/2014

Intel Haswell-EP Xeon 14 Core Review: E5-2695 V3 and E5-2697 V3

Moving up the Xeon product stack, the larger and more complicated the die, the lower the yield. Intel sells its 14-18 core Xeons from a top end design that...

43 by Ian Cutress on 11/20/2014

Intel Plans Merger Of Mobile And PC Divisions

According to a report this evening from the Wall Street Journal, in an email sent to employees by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Intel has announced plans to merge their...

34 by Brett Howse on 11/18/2014

NVIDIA Volta, IBM POWER9 Land Contracts For New US Government Supercomputers

The launch of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan Supercomputer was in many ways a turning point for NVIDIA’s GPU compute business. Though already into their third generation of Tesla...

29 by Ryan Smith on 11/17/2014

Intel Haswell-EP Xeon 12 Core Review: E5-2650L V3 and E5-2690 V3

As part of our Haswell-EP coverage, the next two processors on our test beds are both 12 core variants. The E5-2650L V3 is a surprising monster, giving 12 Haswell...

52 by Ian Cutress on 11/6/2014

More Intel Core M Coming Q4

Since Computex, there has been a lot of talk around Intel’s Broadwell-Y / Core-M CPU line. In August Intel treated us to a breakdown of the 14nm process and...

42 by Ian Cutress on 11/3/2014

AMD APU Price Cuts and Bundles, October 2014

AMD officially announced price cuts on their current APU product stack yesterday, which means the cost of a "mainstream" AMD system is now $20-$30 lower than before. Here's the...

24 by Jarred Walton on 10/22/2014

GlobalFoundries Acquires IBM’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Business; IBM Bows Out

The history of the semiconductor manufacturing business is both a story of great success and great failure. On the one hand semiconductor manufacturing has allowed the creation of devices...

31 by Ryan Smith on 10/20/2014

AMD Q3 FY 2014 Quarterly Earnings Analysis - 7 Percent Workforce To Be Cut

This afternoon, AMD released their financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 27, 2014. While revenue was down slightly from Q2, the net income was positive for...

81 by Brett Howse on 10/16/2014

Intel Q3 FY 2014 Quarterly Earnings Analysis

Today Intel released their financial results for the third quarter of their 2014 fiscal year, which ended September 27, 2014. Q3 was a record quarter for Intel, with the...

37 by Brett Howse on 10/14/2014

Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3 and E5-2650 v3 Review: Haswell-EP with 10 Cores

During September we managed to get hold of some Haswell-EP samples for a quick run through our testing suite. The Xeon E5 v3 range extends beyond that of the...

27 by Ian Cutress on 10/13/2014

AMD Appoints Dr. Lisa Su as President & CEO, Rory Read Steps Down

As part of AMD’s broader restructuring efforts, back in June the company announced a business reorganization that would see the company organized into two major groups, the Computing and...

37 by Ryan Smith on 10/8/2014

Cortex-M7 Launches: Embedded, IoT and Wearables

Last week, I had the distinct pleasure of visiting ARM’s Austin Texas campus for a meeting with Vice President of CPU Product Marketing Nandan Nayampally. The topic of discussion...

42 by Stephen Barrett on 9/23/2014

Chipworks Disassembles Apple's A8 SoC: GX6450, 4MB L3 Cache & More

One of the more enjoyable rituals with Apple’s annual iPhone launch is the decapping, deconstruction, and photographing of the processor die at the heart of Apple’s newest SoC. ...

65 by Ryan Smith on 9/23/2014

Intel’s Haswell-EP Xeons with DDR3 and DDR4 on the Horizon?

Johan’s awesome overview of the Haswell-EP ecosystem showed that the server processor line from Intel is firmly in the track for DDR4 memory along with the associated benefits of...

24 by Ian Cutress on 9/18/2014

AMD’s Power Pack: 6 APUs in a Box for System Builders

It went relatively under the radar during the past two weeks of intensive launches, but AMD is launching a new campaign specifically for system builders dubbed the AMD Power...

19 by Ian Cutress on 9/15/2014

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