CPUs

Among the groups with a presence at this year’s Flash Memory Summit is the UCIe Consortium, the recently formed group responsible for the Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) standard. First unveiled back in March, the UCIe Consortium is looking to establish a universal standard for connecting chiplets in future chip designs, allowing chip builders to mix-and-match chiplets from different companies. At the time of the March announcement, the group was looking for additional members as it prepared to formally incorporate, and for FMS they’re offering a brief update on their progress. First off, the group has now become officially incorporated. And while this is largely a matter of paperwork for the group, it’s none the less an important step as it properly establishes them as...

Compute Express Link (CXL) 3.0 Announced: Doubled Speeds and Flexible Fabrics

While it’s technically still the new kid on the block, the Compute Express Link (CXL) standard for host-to-device connectivity has quickly taken hold in the server market. Designed to...

1 by Ryan Smith on 8/2/2022

OpenCAPI to Fold into CXL - CXL Set to Become Dominant CPU Interconnect Standard

With the 2022 Flash Memory Summit taking place this week, not only is there a slew of solid-state storage announcements in the pipe over the coming days, but the...

8 by Ryan Smith on 8/1/2022

The Intel Core i9-12900KS Review: The Best of Intel's Alder Lake, and the Hottest

As far as top-tier CPU SKUs go, Intel's Core i9-12900KS processor sits in noticeably sharp In contrast to the launch of AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor with 96 MB...

55 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/29/2022

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Review: 96 MB of L3 3D V-Cache Designed For Gamers

The level of competition in the desktop CPU market has rarely been as intensive as it has been over the last couple of years. When AMD brought its Ryzen...

125 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/30/2022

Samsung Starts 3nm Production: The Gate-All-Around (GAAFET) Era Begins

Capping off a multi-year development process, Samsung’s foundry group sends word this morning that the company has officially kicked off production on its initial 3nm chip production line. Samsung’s...

22 by Ryan Smith on 6/30/2022

AMD Updates Ryzen Embedded Series, R2000 Series With up to Four Cores and Eight Threads

One area of AMD's portfolio that perhaps doesn't garner the same levels of attention as its desktop, mobile, and server products is its embedded business. In early 2020, AMD...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/22/2022

Intel 4 Process Node In Detail: 2x Density Scaling, 20% Improved Performance

Taking place this week is the IEEE’s annual VLSI Symposium, one of the industry’s major events for disclosing and discussing new chip manufacturing techniques. One of the most anticipated...

130 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2022

AMD's Desktop CPU Roadmap: 2024 Brings Zen 5-based "Granite Ridge"

As part of AMD's Financial Analyst Day 2022, it has provided us with a look at the company's desktop client CPU roadmap as we advance towards 2024. As we...

37 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/9/2022

Updated AMD Notebook Roadmap: Zen 4 on 4nm in 2023, Zen 5 By End of 2024

As we've come to expect during AMD's Financial Analyst Day (FAD), we usually get small announcements about big things coming in the future. This includes updated product roadmaps for...

23 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/9/2022

AMD Announces Genoa-X: 4th Gen EPYC with Up to 96 Zen 4 Cores and 1GB L3 V-Cache

As AMD makes strides in snatching market share with its high-performance x86 processor designs in the server market, it has announced some of its upcoming 4th generations EPYC families...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/9/2022

AMD Unveils Siena, A Lower Cost EPYC Family With Up to 64 Zen 4 Cores

As part of AMD's Financial Analyst Day 2022, AMD unveiled an updated server CPU roadmap up to and including 2024. Nestled within AMD's latest server roadmap, it highlighted the...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/9/2022

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...

18 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...

162 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...

12 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...

19 by Ryan Smith on 5/23/2022

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