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September 27, 2017

AMD 12nm Ryzen Pinnacle Ridge CPUs Rumored to Launch February 2018

According to a report from Digitimes, AMD has revealed to its motherboard partners that it plans to launch its next generation 12nm Ryzen CPUs in February of 2018. The new CPUs will be manufactured on Global Foundries upcoming 12nm process.

The upcoming 12nm Ryzen CPUs will be codenamed Pinnacle Ridge and will feature both a die shrink as well as architecture improvements over current generation Summit Ridge Ryzen CPUs. Like Summit Ridge, Pinnacle Ridge will be divided into Pinnacle 7, Pinnacle 5, and Pinnacle 3. Pinnacle 7 will be launching first in February 2018 followed by Pinnacle 5 and 3 in March 2018. Following these will also be the Pinnacle Ridge low power in [...]

 
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August 25, 2017

AMD Vega Graphics Cards Supply Constraint May Continue to October

Low package yield rates may be to blame for AMD Vega graphics cards shortages according to a recent report by DigiTimes.

Unlike traditional graphics cards, AMD Vega graphics cards have both the GPU and the memory integrated in a common interposer layer for improved performance. The newspiece claims that according to sources from the supply chain, manufacturing is experiencing difficulty integrating high-bandwidth (HBM) memory into the GPU interposer. While it’s unclear why this is the case, several sources believe it could potentially be due to problems with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering’s (ASE) packaging technology which is used on AMD Vega [...]

 
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July 28, 2017

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X Review

The AMD Ryzen Flagships

AMD launched their newest Ryzen CPUs to great fanfare back in March and while we found performance to be good in our launch review of the Ryzen 1700, we noted that there were quite a few growing pains that needed to be fixed before Ryzen could really shine against Intel. As such, rather than publishing another review of Ryzen on motherboards using incomplete BIOS firmware and badly optimized Windows, we decided to wait it out until AMD and its motherboard partners roll out the badly needed updates to allow Ryzen to really shine in all its glory.

As such, today we’ll be finally reviewing the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X, the flagship AMD [...]

 
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June 9, 2017

IBM Research Alliance Develops 5nm Transistor – 40% Improved Performance, 75% Improved Power Efficiency

IBM Research Alliance recently announced that they’ve developed a process to produce the world’s first 5nm transistors. The new transistors will allow IBM to squeeze as much as 30 billion transistors into a chip just 50mm² resulting in as much as 40% improvement in performance at the same power or a 75% reduction in power at the same level of performance when compared to current generation cutting edge 10nm technology.

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April 18, 2017

AMD Launches Radeon RX 500 Series Graphics Cards

Today, AMD launched their refreshed, Radeon RX 500 series graphics which focus on the mid-range, and entry-level gaming markets. These new cards are based on the same Polaris architecture as the previously released Radeon RX 400 series of GPUs, albeit with a few notable enhancements. These new GPUS will go head-to-head with NVIDIA’s GeForce 10 series, specifically the GTX 1060 6GB and 3GB, and the GTX 1050 and GTX 10580 Ti. If you were hoping for some competition on the higher-end from AMD, you’ll have to keep waiting for their upcoming RX Vega GPUs who’s availability is still currently unknown, but AMD assures us Vega is “just around the [...]

 
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February 22, 2017

AMD Officially Launches Ryzen 7 CPUs, Reveals Pricing, Launch Dates, Performance Comparisons

With all the leaks that have occurred in the past few weeks, by now we pretty much know just about everything when it comes to AMD’s upcoming Ryzen processors, but up until this point nothing has been confirmed directly by AMD.

At a recent press event, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took the wraps off the new Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and the Ryzen 7 1700 CPUs, and officially revealed some final specifications, pricing, launch dates, and performance comparisons as well.

Here’s a look at the final specifications for the newly launched Ryzen 7 family CPUs which will launch worldwide on March 2.

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June 21, 2017

AMD Zen Architecture Detailed in Depth at ISSCC

At the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), AMD recently presented some additional in-depth information about the upcoming Zen micro-architecture used in their highly anticipated Ryzen CPUs.

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The AMD Zen micro-architecture is a complete redesign from the ground up and is the [...]

 
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January 5, 2017

CES 2017: Intel Demos 10nm Cannonlake, Will Ship by End of 2017

After being the first to reach 22nm then subsequently 14nm FinFET, Intel’s chip development pace has slowed considerably for the move to 10nm with many losing confidence in Intel’s ability to maintain a chip manufacturing advantage over competitors such as TSMC, Samsung, and GlobalFoundries.

During Intel’s CES 2017 press conference, Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich however, did not believe Intel’s manufacturing capabilities have diminished as he demonstrated the world’s first 2-in-1 PC running on Intel’s upcoming 10nm Cannonlake platform. During the presentation Krzanich also reassured the audience that Moore’s Law is not dead and [...]

 
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October 21, 2016

AMD Announces Q3 Earnings – Revenues up 27% Driven by Semi-Custom Sales, GPUs, APUs

AMD recently announced a successful 3Q2015 with revenue up 27% over previous quarter and 23% year over year. According to AMD, the increased revenue is in large part thanks to high demand for its graphics products and record sales from their semi-custom unit.

AMD’s Graphics and Computing segment saw good revenue growth as revenue is up 9% from last quarter and 11% year over year. This is thanks to increased sales of graphics cards and mobile APUs. Enterprise, embedded and semi-custom on the other hand saw much bigger increases in revenue as AMD reported an increase of 41% from last quarter and 31% year over year. This is largely thanks to the new Xbox One S, [...]

 
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September 15, 2016

GLOBALFOUNDRIES 7nm FinFET Process Will Provide 30% Performance Increase, Double Logic Density

GLOBALFOUNDRIES recently announced their upcoming 7nm FinFET manufacturing process which is expected to go into production in early 2018.

According to the GLOBALFOUNDRIES, their new 7nm FinFET technology will deliver twice the logic density and 30% performance increase over current 16nm and 14nm FinFET processes. To accelerate development, the new process will significantly utilize tools and processes from their current 14nm FinFET process. Like competing foundries, GLOBALFOUNDRIES 7nm FinFET process will initially utilize an optical lithography, but will offer compatibility with EUV (Extreme UltraViolet) lithography as EUV technology matures.

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