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Apple Hires CPU Engineer who worked at AMD, ARM, Intel

Apple Hires Mike Filippo from ARM One of the keys to Apple’s massive success is its push for vertical integration. The company is never content with relying on outside ...

June 28, 2019 at 9:19 am by

Intel Ice Lake May Boost L1 and L2 Cache Sizes

Intel May Rebalance Ice Lake Cache Sizes As the x86 performance king, Intel has done a lot of work to build and maintain their lead. After the stumble with Pentium 4, the ...

November 21, 2018 at 10:19 am by

Gigabyte Launches Pair of ThunderX2 ARM Processor Servers

Gigabyte Server Alternative to x86 Gigabyte is expanding their server offering with the launch of two new ThunderX2 ARM server systems. The R181-T90 and R281-T91 are 1U and 2U ...

August 17, 2018 at 11:22 pm by

AMD EPYC 7551P 32-Core/64-Thread SP3 Processor Review

Introduction AMD EPYC 7551P 32-Core/64-Thread SP3 Processor GIGABYTE send us some AMD EPYC processors (link) so we can test the matching motherboards, so it’s only ...

August 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm by

Chinese Firm Begins Making AMD Zen Based x86 CPUs

AMD Chinese Joint Venture Turns EPYC into “Dhyana” AMD and Intel are the two major players in x86. Due to the x86 and x86-64 patents, the two have a near duopoly ...

July 10, 2018 at 10:19 am by

Former AMD Lead Architect Jim Keller Joins Intel

Jim Keller to Lead Intel Silicon Engineering Rumours of former AMD lead architect Jim Keller joining Intel were circulating early this week. Now, the chip giant has confirmed ...

April 27, 2018 at 3:21 pm by

Intel Rumoured To Be Considering big/LITTLE x86 Cores

Intel Rumours For big.LITTLE Surface Again Over the past decade, there has been a long-term drive to improve efficiency. Both AMD and in particular, Intel, have made massive ...

April 13, 2018 at 5:30 am by

AMD Ryzen May Hit Athlon 64 Marketshare Levels

AMD Ryzen Powering CPU Marketshare Growth Since their formation, AMD has had to live under the shadow of Intel. As the perpetual underdog, it has struggled to compete over ...

March 18, 2018 at 9:50 am by

Intel Kernel Security Flaw Fix Could Reduce Performance By 27%

Security Flaw in Intel x86 Processors A significant design flaw has been found in Intel x86 processors which could impact heavily on Linux, Windows and MAC users. The solution ...

January 3, 2018 at 3:07 pm by

Intel Fires Warning Shots at Microsoft over x86 Patents

Since Intel scored the x86 gravy train all those years ago, it has jealously guarded its money tree. For decades, the collaboration between Intel and Microsoft, WinTel, have ...

June 19, 2017 at 9:48 am by

Qualcomm to Launch Snapdragon PCs Later This Year

American semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm has revealed that it is releasing its own ARM-based Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PCs later this year. Based on the Snapdragon 835 ...

April 21, 2017 at 7:05 pm by

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Reviews Goes Live Before Launch

With the latest generation of releases, it seems like both Intel and AMD have had trouble keeping control over their chips. Earlier in the week, we got a review of the Ryzen ...

April 8, 2017 at 10:00 am by

More AMD 16 Core 32 Thread Ryzen Details Leak

Just a few short weeks ago, AMD debuted their new Ryzen processor lineup. Featuring up to 8 cores and 16 threads on their new Zen architecture, AMD challenged Intel for most ...

March 20, 2017 at 11:03 am by

Ryzen CCX Infinity Fabric Tied to Memory Speeds

With their new Zen architecture, AMD has taken the x86 CPU market by storm. At long last, their Ryzen processors are finally competitive against Intel’s best offerings. ...

March 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm by

AMD Ryzen Reportedly Crashes With Specific Chain of FMA3 instructions

Every time a new processor series launches, there are always some hardware bugs that surface. AMD previous had the TLB bug with Phenom and Intel had to disable TSX ...

March 17, 2017 at 11:49 am by

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