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Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices.To demonstrate, here’s a graph of Apple iPhone single-core CPU performance in Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3.

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.

How much additional performance does Intel’s Kaby Lake refresh deliver?

How much additional performance does Intel’s Kaby Lake refresh deliver? But the broad conclusion is that Kaby Lake delivers a noticeable performance improvement to both CPU and graphics workloads.With Intel serving up the same level of improvement in Kaby Lake, it won’t really change competitive positioning between the two companies.

Oculus unveils AMD-powered $500 VR-capable PCs, debuts new asynchronous spacewarp technology

Oculus unveils AMD-powered $500 VR-capable PCs, debuts new asynchronous spacewarp technology When the Oculus Rift launched this year, Oculus’ official minimum recommendation was an 900 system running a GTX 970.Earlier this year, Oculus introduced a feature supported by both AMD and Nvidia known as asynchronous timewarp.

Intel launches Stratix 10: Altera FPGA combined with ARM CPU, 14nm manufacturing

Intel launches Stratix 10: Altera FPGA combined with ARM CPU, 14nm manufacturing When Intel bought Altera last year, there was speculation on how we’d see future FPGA products fit within Intel’s existing product lines.The new Stratix 10 family does contain a microprocessor — but it’s an ARM-based design, not an Intel chip.

New PC industry consortium to develop next-gen memory interconnect

New PC industry consortium to develop next-gen memory interconnect The entire computing industry has a memory problem, and a new consortium of industry partners, dubbed Gen-Z, hopes to solve it.What’s needed is a new memory interface that can tie these various components together, and that’s where Gen-Z comes in.

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.

Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti, 1050 outed, priced — and built by Samsung

Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti, 1050 outed, priced — and built by Samsung The GTX 1050 Ti will be a 768-core card, with 4GB of RAM, a 128-bit memory interface, 48 texture units, and 32 ROPS, while the GTX 1050 is a 640-core card with 2GB of RAM, 40 texture units, and 32 ROPS.Boost clock is 1392MHz on the 1050 Ti and 1455MHz on the 1050.

Nvidia’s GTX 1050, 1050 Ti seize the entry-level GPU performance crown from AMD

Nvidia’s GTX 1050, 1050 Ti seize the entry-level GPU performance crown from AMD Unfortunately for AMD, Nvidia’s new GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti land today, and they’re not pulling any punches.The GTX 1050 is a 640-core GPU with 40 texture units and the same 32 ROPS (640:40:32).

Nvidia's GTX 1050, 1050 Ti seize the entry-level GPU performance crown from AMD

Nvidia's GTX 1050, 1050 Ti seize the entry-level GPU performance crown from AMD Unfortunately for AMD, Nvidia’s new GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti land today, and they’re not pulling any punches.The GTX 1050 is a 640-core GPU with 40 texture units and the same 32 ROPS (640:40:32).

Apple unveils new MacBook Pros, but skips the iMac and Mac Pro

Apple unveils new MacBook Pros, but skips the iMac and Mac Pro Buyers who are looking for a MacBook Pro at a price that won’t break the bank have the option to buy a 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2015 with CPU options ranging from 2.While both machines offer 2560×1440 panels, the old MacBook Pro has a maximum brightness of 300nits with an SRGB color gamut.

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.

10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever

10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever On November 8, 2006, Nvidia officially launched its first unified shader architecture and first DirectX 10-compatible GPU, the G80.The new chip debuted in two new cards, the $599 GeForce 8800 GTX and the $449 GeForce 8800 GTS.

Intel details Goldmont CPU architecture at the heart of Apollo Lake

Intel details Goldmont CPU architecture at the heart of Apollo Lake For the past few months, details on the Goldmont architecture (that’s the Atom microarchitecture refresh that replaced Silvermont this year) have been extraordinarily scarce and hard to come by.Three simple integer operations can be executed per cycle and address generation is now out-of-order in Goldmont (Silvermont generated and scheduled memory addresses in-order, but could complete them out-of-order.

AMD adds GPU firepower to Google's cloud services

AMD adds GPU firepower to Google's cloud services A recent deal Team Red inked with Google could help AMD establish a foothold in this emerging market, and give its GPU business an important shot in the arm.Beginning in 2017, AMD’s FirePro SC9300 x2 server GPUs will be deployed to accelerate the performance of Google’s Compute Engine and the Google Cloud Machine.

Intel announces major AI push with upcoming Knights Mill Xeon Phi, custom silicon

Intel announces major AI push with upcoming Knights Mill Xeon Phi, custom silicon The upcoming Knights Mill is still pretty hazy, but Intel has stated that the chip will be up to 4x faster than existing Knights Landing hardware.Right now, the company is working on three separate forays into the AI / deep learning market.

Qualcomm claims it will lead the mobile industry with Snapdragon 835, 10nm manufacturing

Qualcomm claims it will lead the mobile industry with Snapdragon 835, 10nm manufacturing This quick 10nm ramp will happen in partnership with Samsung, which also led the industry on early 14nm technology.“We are excited to continue working together with Samsung in developing products that lead the mobile industry,” said Keith Kressin, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.

4K Netflix is finally coming to PCs, but you probably still can't watch it

4K Netflix is finally coming to PCs, but you probably still can't watch it In the past, we’ve covered Netflix’s 4K streaming limitations and how the platform was limited to handful of televisions, even though PCs are easily capable of handling 4K.To view 4K Netflix, you’ll need a Windows 10 PC, Microsoft Edge, and a seventh-generation processor from Intel.

GPU sales surged in 2016 on strong demand for high-end desktop, laptop gaming

GPU sales surged in 2016 on strong demand for high-end desktop, laptop gaming After Nvidia’s record-breaking quarter earlier this month, it was clear that the overall gaming market had to be in fairly good shape.No matter where you look, overall gaming shipments are up — but the gains from those improvements aren’t being spread equally between AMD and Nvidia.