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How Intel lost $10 billion — and the mobile market

How Intel lost $10 billion — and the mobile market How did Intel manage to spend up to $10 billion dollars and have so little show for it?Three of these companies — GlobalFoundries, Samsung, and TSMC — are known as pure-play foundries or merchant foundries.

Broadwell-E puts 10 cores on tap: Intel launches the Core i7-6950X

Broadwell-E puts 10 cores on tap: Intel launches the Core i7-6950X The top-end Broadwell-E is a 10-core CPU with 25MB of L3 cache (2.58x more for a 10-core CPU than an eight-core chip.

Is Intel’s Core M processor family dead?

Is Intel’s Core M processor family dead? While Core M isn’t absent from product line-ups, it’s certainly not as common.Digital Trends published a recent editorial arguing that “Nobody wants Intel’s Core M processor and Computex proves it.

AMD will showcase Zen running Doom at E3’s PC Gaming Show

For months, gamers and enthusiasts alike have clamored for benchmark data or other information about AMD’s upcoming Zen microprocessor.Now, AMD is apparently planning to demo Zen at the PC Gaming Show this evening.

New KiloCore project packs 1,000 CPU cores into tiny power envelope, 32nm process

Now, a recent paper at the 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology has described a 1,000-core CPU built on IBM’s 32nm PD-SOI process.The historic problem with attempting to build large arrays of hundreds or thousands of CPU cores on a single die is that even very small CPU caches drive up power consumption and die size very quickly.

Meet the Megaprocessor: A 20KHz behemoth CPU you can actually see in action

Meet the Megaprocessor: A 20KHz behemoth CPU you can actually see in action The Megaprocessor is a 16-bit design with four general-purpose registers, a program counter, a processor status register, and a stack pointer.The CPU’s transistor count comes out to 15,300, but much of this is also devoted to the LEDs.

Happy 10th birthday to Intel’s Core 2 Duo

Happy 10th birthday to Intel’s Core 2 Duo Ten years ago today, Intel launched the Core 2 Duo.The roots of the Core 2 Duo go back much farther than 2006, though, to the P6 (Pentium Pro) architecture that Intel launched in 1995.

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.

New carbon nanotube breakthrough moves them one step closer to mass production

New carbon nanotube breakthrough moves them one step closer to mass production One of the critical problems facing carbon nanotubes is the difficulty of putting them precisely where they’re needed.46 G0, which is seven times higher than previous state-of-the-art CNT array FETs made by other methods.

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.

Intel Core i5 vs. Core i7: Which processor should you buy?

Intel Core i5 vs. Core i7: Which processor should you buy? ) Older Core i5 / Core i7 chips top out at 32GB of RAM, but Skylake raises this to 64GB for both types of processor.To compare performance between the Core i5 and Core i7 families, I turned to Anandtech’s excellent CPU Bench database.

How neuromorphic ‘brain chips’ will begin the next era in computing

How neuromorphic ‘brain chips’ will begin the next era in computing Part of the reason a digital computer is more efficient than a human being is its transistors can fire with incredible speed — but so can our neurons.Similarly, we will eventually look back at the attempt to do learning operations with digital chips, including GPUs, as inherently unwise or even silly.

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.

Using hardware queues to break the multi-core CPU bottleneck

Using hardware queues to break the multi-core CPU bottleneck Each CPU will have its own L2 cache, where data related to the problem is stored.In a coherent cache, CPU 0 completes part of its calculations, writes a new value to a block of memory, and then communicates that it has done so.