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As excited as Intel is about Alder Lake, it hasn't shied away from spreading a few Raptor Lake bread crumbs on occasion. We know it will leverage an Intel 7 process node and arrive with up to 24 cores and 32 threads. Intel has also teased up to a double digit performance boost, and some leaked benchmarks indicate that... Read more...
AMD has been riding high since the release of its first Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors back in late in 2020. Although Intel recently shook things up in the enthusiast desktop processor space with its Alder Lake-based 12th Gen Core processors, the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series remains attractive up and down its stack... Read more...
When we evaluated how many CPU cores you need for a great gaming experience, our benchmark data showed that a 6-core/12-thread processor was the sweet spot. That was nearly a year ago, and generally speaking our conclusion probably still stands (Intel's hybrid Alder Lake architecture throws an interesting wrench into... Read more...
An Intel senior executive remarked recently that Chinese CPU makers could become "strong rivals" to Intel in the next three to five years. The comments were made to Chinese media outlet, Guancha.cn. Intel has been very vocal about increasing its chip manufacturing footprint in both the US and Europe since the... Read more...
Enthusiasts, power users, and professionals in need of more compute muscle have been patiently awaiting another round of Threadripper. The wait is now over—AMD today unveiled its Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 WX series, a burly stack of high-end desktop (HEDT) chips based on its Zen 3 architecture built to accelerate... Read more...
Once again, Intel ended another year (2021) with the highest overall CPU market share and retained its lead in each individual category (desktop, mobile, and server). But as has been the case since AMD introduced its original Zen architecture, the gap continues to tighten. There's still a wide gulf between the two... Read more...
Intel has published its 2021 Product Security Report and in it the company suggests its processors are far less buggy than AMD's chips. The key section is on page 28 where Intel highlights having reported 16 CPU vulnerabilities last year, whereas AMD reported 31 CPU vulnerabilities in the same time period. What can we... Read more...
AMD's current desktop processors with graphics are the Ryzen 5000G series, codenamed Cezanne. Those chips pair powerful Zen 3 CPU cores with aged-but-still-potent Vega graphics, and make a solid foundation for a system that can serve almost any desktop use-case, including casual gaming—as long as you don't expect too... Read more...
Back at CES 2022, AMD gave an update on the Zen 4 architecture that will first show up with the Ryzen 7000 series processors. Those chips, at least in desktop form, will go into Socket AM5. Where Socket AM4 (and most of AMD's previous mainstream processors) used a Pin Grid Array design, the next-generation Socket AM5... Read more...
Nearly eight and a half years ago, Intel launched its 4th Generation Intel Core Processors, codenamed Haswell. In that time, researchers have discovered a number of security vulnerabilities that can typically be addressed via software and firmware updates. Unfortunately, Intel must ad one more to the list that... Read more...
After many months of speculation, an early glimpse into the hybrid Alder Lake architecture in August, and an official line-up and feature reveal last week, Intel’s 12th Gen Core processors are finally ready for prime time. The time for innuendo and speculation is over – for the most part. We’ve had... Read more...
At its inaugural InnovatiON event, which kicked off this morning, Intel revealed a number of additional details regarding its upcoming 12th Gen Core processors, codenamed Alder Lake. We’ve been covering leaks, rumors and whatever else emerged regarding Alder Lake for ages. And after Intel’s recent... Read more...
Flaws with speculative execution have been making the rounds in the past few years, with a more recent focus on the Spectre chip flaw and its potentially bypassable mitigations. Following these developments, Intel is now looking at its long-term strategy to protect against transient execution attack methods in the... Read more...
Intel is launching its first server products built using its advanced 10nm manufacturing process today: the 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable family of processors. 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable processors are based on the Ice Lake-SP microarchitecture, which incorporates a number of new features and enhancements. For example, core counts... Read more...
AMD just launched its next-generation EPYC server processors, codenamed Milan, based on the company’s leading Zen 3 microarchitecture. The new EPYC 7003 series is an important milestone for AMD. The company has made significant in-roads in servers and data centers in recent years, and the arrival of the EPYC 7003 series brings with it... Read more...
Since the launch of new CPUs, GPUs, and consoles late last year, chip supply has certainly struggled to keep up with demand. This supply issue is due in part to an ongoing semiconductor shortage which is not showing signs of stopping any time soon. To look for solutions, President Joe Biden is stepping in to review... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast we take a deep dive look at AMD's Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core and Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core processors, using all of the data from our recent review. We discuss performance benchmarks, power and thermals details, availability, overclocking and much more... Please Hit Read more...
Intel held a virtual Architecture Day 2020 event this week, and similar to its late 2018 event, the company disclosed a number of details regarding its Six Pillars of technology innovation -- Process, Architecture, Memory, Interconnect, Security and Software. During the event, Intel’s execs and architects... Read more...
AMD has offered “PRO” branded Ryzen processors for a number of years. Although the base processor architecture and platform is unchanged versus their standard counterparts, Pro series Ryzen processors enable a number of security, reliability, and manageability features targeted at the enterprise market, where Intel’s... Read more...
Last month, AMD made the 3rd Generation Ryzen 3000XT series processors official after weeks of leaks and speculation. In case you missed the original announcement, Ryzen 3000XT series processors are tweaked versions of the original 3000X series products, but with higher clocks and the ability to maintain turbo frequencies longer, to boost... Read more...
AMD announced its Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors a couple of months back at CES 2020. The information disseminated at AMD’s press conference, however, was relatively high-level, and as it turns out, wasn’t quite complete. Since the show, we’ve been made privy to much more... Read more...
Barring something unforeseen and catastrophic, Zen 3 is definitely making a debut this year. We know this because AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su has indicated as much on numerous occasions, including in a recent interview in which she also promised "Big Navi" (Navi 20) would make a 2020 debut as well. If anyone requires even... Read more...
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