Update: AMD’s Acquisition of Xilinx Receives Regulatory Go, Deal Closes At $49B

Update 02/14: AMD has sent out a brief statement this morning announcing that the Xilinx deal has formally closed. AMD has now fully acquired Xilinx. The final value of...

34 by Ryan Smith on 2/14/2022

NVIDIA-Arm Acquisition Officially Nixed, SoftBank to IPO Arm Instead

NVIDIA’s year-and-a-half long effort to acquire Arm has come to an end this morning, as NVIDIA and Arm owner SoftBank have announced that the two companies are officially calling...

108 by Ryan Smith on 2/8/2022

Western Digital Introduces WD_BLACK SN770: A DRAM-less PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD

The initial wave of PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs put emphasis on raw benchmark numbers, with power consumption remaining an afterthought. The targeting of high-end desktop platforms ensured that it...

32 by Ganesh T S on 2/2/2022

AMD Reports Q4 2021 and FY 2021 Earnings: Turning Silicon Into Gold

As the full year 2021 earnings season rolls along, the next major chip maker out of the gate is AMD, who has been enjoying a very positive trajectory in...

26 by Ryan Smith on 2/1/2022

Intel Reports Q4 2021 and FY 2021 Earnings: Ending 2021 On A High Note

Kicking off yet another earnings season, we once again start with Intel. The reigning 800lb gorilla of the chipmaking world is reporting its Q4 2021 and full-year financial results...

18 by Ryan Smith on 1/26/2022

Launching This Week: NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3050 - Ampere For Low-End Gaming

First announced as part of NVIDIA’s CES 2022 presentation, the company’s new GeForce RTX 3050 desktop video card is finally rolling out to retailers this month. The low-end video...

44 by Ryan Smith on 1/26/2022

G.Skill Blitzes DDR5 World Record With Trident Z5 at DDR5-8888

For users buying a memory kit of DDR5, if they want to adhere to Intel specifications, will buy a DDR5-4800 kit. Though through XMP, there are other faster kits...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/25/2022

Vulkan 1.3 Specification Released: Fighting Fragmentation with Profiles

Khronos this morning is taking the wraps off of Vulkan 1.3, the newest iteration of the group’s open and cross-platform API for graphics programming. Vulkan 1.3 follows Khronos’s usual 2...

12 by Ryan Smith on 1/25/2022

Intel Has Two Generations of Bitcoin ASIC: BZM1 is Built on 7nm, 137 GigaHash/sec at 2.5 W

It has been noted in the media that at the upcoming ISSCC conference at the end of February, Intel is set to give a talk entitled ‘Bonanza Mine: An...

109 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/20/2022

Launching Today: AMD's Radeon RX 6500 XT, Starring Navi 24

Following its announcement back at CES, today AMD is formally launching the entry-level member of its Radeon RX 6000 series of video cards: the Radeon RX 6500 XT. Based...

101 by Ryan Smith on 1/19/2022

ASRock Unveils DeskMeet SFF PC Platform with Intel B660 / AMD X300 Chipsets

ASRock has been at the forefront of the small form-factor (SFF) PC revolution right from the Sandy Bridge days. Starting with the Core HT series in the early 2010s...

17 by Ganesh T S on 1/18/2022

How Low Cost Can Chiplets Go? Depends on the Optimization, says AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su

While not the absolute first company in the market to talk about putting different types of silicon inside the same package, AMD’s launch of Ryzen 3000 back in July...

55 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/14/2022

PCI Express 6.0 Specification Finalized: x16 Slots to Reach 128GBps

This morning the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) is releasing the much-awaited final (1.0) specification for PCI Express 6.0. The next generation of the ubiquitous bus is once again...

77 by Ryan Smith on 1/11/2022

NVIDIA Quietly Launches GeForce RTX 3080 12GB: More VRAM, More Power, More Money

NVIDIA this morning is quietly adding to its menagerie of high-end video cards with a third version of the GeForce RTX 3080, the simply-named GeForce RTX 3080 12GB. Just...

36 by Ryan Smith on 1/11/2022

Intel Changes Senior Executives: VP That Led CES is Out, New CFO

At the close of play today, Intel is announcing two major changes at the top of its organization. The big one is that EVP and GM of Intel’s Client...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2022

AMD: We’re Using an Optimized TSMC 5nm Process

When AMD started using TSMC’s 7nm process for the Zen 2 processor family that launched in November 2019, one of the overriding messages of that launch was that it...

44 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2022

AMD Expanding Into Tesla Model 3 and Model Y

One constant theme throughout AMD’s recent resurgence into high-performance computing has been the messaging around the scalability of its platform. Building a processor that can scale both from single...

14 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2022

How Privacy Has Come To the Forefront of Laptop Design At CES 2022

Over the last several years there has been a renewed push towards privacy features from the laptop industry. With the majority of PC sales being laptops, and battery life...

24 by Brett Howse on 1/10/2022

CES 2022: ASUS Unveils ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard

During CES 2022, ASUS announced its H670, B660, and H610 motherboards designed for Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake processors. Among the launch of five new ROG Strix models for...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/7/2022

CES 2022: ASUS Announces TUF Dash F15 Laptop, Alder Lake with TB4 Connectivity

It has been a busy CES 2022 for laptop and notebook manufacturers, with many new Intel and AMD mobile processors being announced and NVIDIA's latest GeForce RTX 30 series...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/7/2022
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