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A state of Zen: AMD unveils new architectural details on its latest CPU core

A state of Zen: AMD unveils new architectural details on its latest CPU core One CPU complex (CCX) contains four cores, 2MB of L2 cache (512KB per core), and 8MB of L3 cache.That means AMD’s highest-end consumer Zen contains eight cores and 16MB of L3 cache in total, split into 2x8MB chunks.

IBM details next-gen POWER 9, will take the fight to Intel’s data center strongholds

IBM details next-gen POWER 9, will take the fight to Intel’s data center strongholds Today, IBM wants to reverse that trend — and it thinks POWER 9 is the chip to do it.Some of the variants will also support IBM’s Centaur memory buffer technology to improve performance and implement an L4 cache.

AMD may delay next-gen Vega, confirms Zen on track for Q1 2017

AMD may delay next-gen Vega, confirms Zen on track for Q1 2017 Polaris would arrive in mid-2016, while Vega, the company’s big GPU follow-up, would slip in at the end of the year.If Vega has really been pushed back to May or June, it’s a serious blow to AMD’s graphics strategy.

From this point forward, all Intel and AMD CPUs are Windows 10-only

From this point forward, all Intel and AMD CPUs are Windows 10-only As we’ve discussed before, Kaby Lake, Apollo Lake, Bristol Ridge (Excavator APUs) and Summit Ridge (Zen CPUs) are all Windows 10-only.Microsoft initially intended to speed Skylake away from Windows 7/8 as well, but later backpedaled on this approach and noted it would support these chips throughout their lifespans until Windows 7 exits support in 2020.

Leaked roadmap claims Intel will bring six-core chips to mainstream PCs with upcoming Coffee Lake

Leaked roadmap claims Intel will bring six-core chips to mainstream PCs with upcoming Coffee Lake Ever since Intel launched the Core i7 back in 2008, it has pursued a fairly consistent core allocation and marketing system.According to the roadmap, spotted by Overclock3D, Intel will introduce a new six-core processor as a top-end option in mobile when it refreshes its Cannon Lake 10nm chips with the second-generation Coffee Lake processors in 2018.

Google may develop custom silicon for future Pixel products, alienating Samsung and other Android vendors

Google may develop custom silicon for future Pixel products, alienating Samsung and other Android vendors But the $649 and $769 price points for the Pixel (5-inch screen) and Pixel XL (5.The company has reportedly poured significant resources into building a hardware design team.

Google puts Intel on notice, ‘looks forward’ to using non-Intel chips within its cloud

Google puts Intel on notice, ‘looks forward’ to using non-Intel chips within its cloud Other vendors, like IBM or ARM, have an even smaller market share than AMD.That could change in the next few years, however, and Google has flung its support behind a new interconnect standard, OpenCAPI, and IBM’s POWER9 CPU architecture.

Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1

Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1 As of yesterday, Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 or Windows 8.Technically, most versions of Windows 7 were pulled off the market two years ago, but Windows 7 Professional was still cleared for sale until October 31, as were all of the flavors of Windows 8.

Leaked Kaby Lake benchmarks point to a modestly faster Core i5, Optane compatibility

Leaked Kaby Lake benchmarks point to a modestly faster Core i5, Optane compatibility We’ve already gotten some detail on the company’s third-generation 14nm process technology, but information about Kaby Lake itself has been harder to come by.We now know, thanks to Anandtech, that clock speeds on all of the Kaby Lake chips scheduled for release will be several hundred MHz faster than their Skylake counterparts.

AMD may license its Radeon graphics IP to Intel for use in desktops, high performance computing

AMD may license its Radeon graphics IP to Intel for use in desktops, high performance computing The question is, what kind of product would Intel wind up building, and when might it hit market?This rumor comes courtesy of [H]ardOCP’s Kyle Bennet, who writes that “The licensing deal between AMD and Intel is signed and done for putting AMD GPU tech into Intel’s iGPU.

AMD's new Radeon Chill feature manages frame rate to cut power consumption, boost responsiveness

AMD's new Radeon Chill feature manages frame rate to cut power consumption, boost responsiveness The new release brings the usual assortment of bug fixes and performance improvements, but it also promises a new power-efficiency feature, dubbed Radeon Chill.It’s fully compatible with AMD’s FreeSync technology, and AMD claims it can improve frame rate responsiveness, not just improve power consumption.

AMD unveils Ryzen brand for Zen processors, base clocks, and additional performance details

AMD unveils Ryzen brand for Zen processors, base clocks, and additional performance details Last week in Sonoma, AMD unveiled new details on its upcoming CPU architecture, codenamed Zen.4GHz base clock.

New leaked benchmarks show AMD's Ryzen going toe-to-toe with Intel's Core i7

New leaked benchmarks show AMD's Ryzen going toe-to-toe with Intel's Core i7 4GHz base clock that AMD has promised for top-end Ryzen cores, so if we assume a modest boost clock of 3.6GHz it means final test results should be somewhat higher than what we see below.

The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline

The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline Total PC sales in 2011, for comparison, were 365 million units, or 1.“The broad PC market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growth.

AMD's Ryzen CPU sort of gets a release date

AMD's Ryzen CPU sort of gets a release date While AMD has edited their invitation to remove all reference to Ryzen, eagle-eyed folks managed to screencap the information first.Hat tip to Overclockers3D, who noticed the invitation and screencapped the Ryzen invitation.

AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates

AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates Currently, most of AMD’s revenue is driven by console sales, and Microsoft and Sony order the most hardware in Q3 as they ramp up to meet holiday demand.The company has more cash on-hand, and while it’s carrying a higher inventory load, that’s likely related to the upcoming Ryzen launch.

Performance, pricing details for AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU leak online

Performance, pricing details for AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU leak online According to VideoCardz, which leaked the performance data, these numbers reflect a CPU without Turbo Mode, apparently running at a flat 3.Clearly AMD felt these chips were close enough to shipping product to represent Ryzen, but there were obviously a few issues still to be sorted out.

CPU guru David Kanter talks about AMD’s new Zen and Ryzen processor technology

CPU guru David Kanter talks about AMD’s new Zen and Ryzen processor technology The new line will compete with Intel’s Core processors, in particularly the seventh generation of the Core line, called Kaby Lake.One of the most reputable opinions about where things stand comes from processor guru David Kanter.

Microsoft will unveil Scorpio on June 11: Here's what we'd like to see

Microsoft will unveil Scorpio on June 11: Here's what we'd like to see The Xbox One was a multimedia system where you could watch TV and game (despite lacking a DVR).The PS4 / PS4 Pro have outsold the Xbox One by nearly 2:1 (an estimated 28.

Leaked technical slides reveal Ryzen’s carefully monitored cores

Leaked technical slides reveal Ryzen’s carefully monitored cores So it should come as no surprise that a handful of slides have made their way onto the web going more in-depth with AMD’s latest and greatest.There is a lot to parse through there and a lot of it is overly technical, but at least a few slides may have implications on the end-user experience.