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February 22, 2017

AMD Ryzen 7 Surges to Amazon Best Seller as Pre-Orders Start Today

Amazon CPU Best Seller List February 22, 2017 | Source: Amazon

For the first time in a very, very long time, Intel has been ousted from Amazon’s Best Seller list for CPUs with AMD now taking three of the top four spots on the list. The most popular AMD Ryzen 7 CPU is the Ryzen 7 1700X, followed by the Ryzen 7 1800X. The only Intel holdout at this moment is the Intel Core i7-7700K which is still clinging on to a top three spot although the Ryzen 7 1700 isn’t far behind at the number four spot.

Revealed earlier this morning, AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7 processors have been shown to be very competitive against Intel’s current [...]

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February 22, 2017

Intel Announces Atom C3000 Denverton CPU: Up to 16-Cores, 10GbE Support, 8.5w Power Consumption

Intel recently launched their latest Atom C3000 “Denverton” CPUs based on the 14nm FinFET Goldmont architecture for low power applications such as networking, storage, and IoT.

Featuring between 2 to 16 cores and clock frequencies between 1.5GHz to 2.2GHz, the Intel Atom C3000 is a powerhouse of a chip with the flagship 16-core chip capable of outperforming the previous generation Intel Atom C2750 by 2.3x.

Additionally, the Atom C3000 is also capable of supporting ECC memory, virtualization (including Intel VT-d), 10 GbE Ethernet, Intel QuickAssist technology, power consumption as low as 8.5w, and for networking applications, up to 19Mpps of Layer 3 [...]

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February 21, 2017

Intel Optane Limited to Kaby Lake 7th Gen Intel Core Processors

After Intel and Micron announced 3D XPoint several years ago, drives based on the technology were mostly just talk. This changed recently at CES as many of Intel’s partners began showing off their latest notebooks equipped with the new 3D XPoint based Optane Memory drives. As a result, many believe that Intel may begin shipping Optane to retailers shortly.

Recently, Intel also recently quietly launched their Optane mini-site which contains some very unfortunate news for those with older systems looking forward to Optane to provide that much needed speed boost. According to the Intel Optane micro-site, Optane Memory is a platform feature and as such, there are a [...]

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February 11, 2017

Intel Optane DC P4800X 3D XPoint SSD Spec Sheet Leaked

Intel’s collaboration with Micron to develop 3D XPoint storage has been a long time in the works and for the first time, we’re getting a concrete idea of how Intel’s upcoming Optane 3D XPoint-based enterprise SSDs will perform.

According to a recently leaked spec sheet by Chinese technology website, Techbang, the upcoming Intel Optane DC P4800X a very admirable drive. Coming in the HHHL form factor, the Optane DC P4800X features up to 375TB of storage and features the PCIe NVMe interface which allows for sequential read/write speed of up to 2,400/2,000MB/s, and 4K random performance up to 550,000/550,000 IOPS respectively.

What’s really [...]

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February 10, 2017

8th Gen Intel Core CPUs May Use Both 10nm,14nm Process

Remember the slide Intel recently presented at their annual investor day conference that may have looked a bit strange? The one above where it shows “ADVANCING MOORE’S LAW ON 14nm” with 8th Gen Intel Core i7 right underneath showing a >15% performance increase in SysMark? While many have chalked it up to a typo, it seems like it actually confirms that not all of Intel’s upcoming 8th Generation processors may be manufactured on Intel’s 10nm manufacturing node.

In a recent tweet sent out by Motley Fool Senior Technology Specialist, Ashraf Eassa, Eassa had some interesting bits to share about his experience at the investor [...]

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February 10, 2017

Intel Launches Beast Xeon E7-8894 v4 24-Core Hyper-Threaded Processor

Although AMD’s Ryzen CPU is the hot topic of the tech world at the moment, let’s not forget about Intel, which recently launched their new beast of a processor, the Xeon E7-8894 v4.

Designed for scale-up workloads in an enterprise environment, the new 14nm Broadwell based Xeon E7-8894 v4 is a socket FCLGA2011 socket processor featuring a clock speed of 2.4GHz with boost clocks up to 3.4GHz, support for a whopping 24TB of DDR4 ECC memory, a monstrous 60MB of onboard cache, and a whopping 24-cores with Hyper-Threading allowing it to crunch up to 48-threads simultaneously all at a TDP of 165W.

Want one? Yeah, me too. The Intel Xeon E7-8894 v4 is [...]

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February 9, 2017

Intel 8th Gen Cannonlake CPUs to be 15%+ Faster Than 7th Gen Kaby Lake

Although AMD’s Ryzen chips are the hot topic at least until their launch either end of this month or early next month, Intel recently held their investor day to convince investors why it’s still a great idea to invest in Intel.

During the presentation, Intel President of Client & IoT Business and Systems Architecture Group President, Dr. Murthy Renduchintala, told investors that Intel’s upcoming 10nm Cannonlake CPUs (8th Generation Core) will perform over 15% better when compared to current generation 14nm Kaby Lake CPUs (7th Generation Core). Of course, these numbers are only based on the SYSmark 2014 benchmark, so it’s unclear where the [...]

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February 8, 2017

AMD Ryzen 7 1700, 1700x, 1800x CPU Pricing Leaked, All Coming at Sub-$500 Pricepoints

After a previous questionable leak on pricing and launch dates of AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPUs from a Chinese vendor on TaoBao, another new leak has sprung this time from US hardware distributor, Bottom Line Telecommunications.

According to the distributor’s site, at least three separate Ryzen SKUs will be available. The top-end part is the Ryzen 7 1800X (Part #YD180XBCAEWOF), followed by the Ryzen 7 1700X (Part #YD170XBCAEWOF), and finally the Ryzen 7 1700 (Part #YD1700BBAEBOX). While both the Ryzen 1800X and the Ryzen 1700X have TDP of 95W, the Ryzen 7 1700 has a significantly lower TDP of 65W.

According to the pricing here, it looks like the Ryzen 7 [...]

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February 8, 2017

Intel Investing $7 Billion into 7nm Chip Fab in Arizona

Who said American manufacturing was dead? Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and US President Donald Trump recently announced at the White House that Intel is planning to invest $7 Billion into the completion of Fab 42 in Chandler, Arizona. Fab 42 is expected to produce Intel’s next generation 7nm processors, slated to launch in 2020.

According to the announcement, Fab 42 will take approximately 3 to 4 years to complete and will create approximately 3,000 high tech jobs directly through the facility with an additional estimated 10,000 additional jobs indirectly tied to the support of of the facility as well.

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February 7, 2017

Zen Cores Use 10% Smaller Die Area Compared to Intel Skylake Cores

Fresh news out of the ISCCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference) as AMD has recently shared some new specifications on their Zen architecture powering the highly anticipated Ryzen processors expected to ship in the coming weeks.

In an article published by EEtimes, AMD released a paper which shows that their 14nm Zen cores utilize 10% less die area (44mm² vs 49mm²) and has double the L2 cache compared to Intel’s current generation 14nm Skylake cores. Both analysts and Intel engineers believe Zen cores are competitive however, a determination on whether the small die sizes will translate into lower manufacturing costs is still unknown at this [...]

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