AMD 2017 Opteron has three sockets
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 18:52

AMD 2017 Opteron has three sockets


Exclusive: 4, 8, 12, 16, 24 and 32 core versions

Zen-based Opteron processors should appear by mid-2017 and our deep throats have revealed that there will be three different sockets. Not only that, the entry level Zen based processors will come in four or eight Zen core configurations and they will use the  SP4r2 BGA socket. AMD has been developing them under the Snowy Owl codename. 

Nvidia Volta gets 16nm FinFET treatment
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 14 July 2016 13:26

Nvidia Volta gets 16nm FinFET treatment


While Vega sticks with 14nm

A little birdie told us that Nvidia is giving its Volta the 16nm FinFET treatment. This product uses stacked DRAM too so it looks like the whole thing will be pretty bleeding edge.

Nvidia details European Geforce GTX 1060 prices
Published in Graphics


10 partners to launch custom boards

Nvidia got back to us with the official pricing for the Geforce GTX 1060 with  more details than our earlier article we posted last Friday. The card in the US will cost $249 + tax while EU cards with VAT will range from 279 Euro. The UK price is GBP 239 which is at current exchange identical to Euro pricing. They will launch on July 19th.  

Geforce GTX 1080 sold out, selling excellent
Published in Graphics


Best-selling high card in history sources claim

Many of our colleagues were writing about the shortage of Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 and 1070 cards and they got things mostly right. Our multiple sources close to AIB partners told us that the 1080 is the bestselling high-end card in the history of GPU.

Qualcomm to debut with 10nm Server CPU
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 June 2016 18:32

Qualcomm to debut with 10nm Server CPU


More attractive ARMs 

Today we said how ARM server maker Cavium had acquired Qlogic and it has announced its first ARM based servers with Gigabyte. But it It looks like Cavium will get some serious competition as Qualcomm plans to release its own 10nm server chips. 

AMD working on 7nm 48 core processor
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 June 2016 17:25

AMD working on 7nm 48 core processor


Exclusive: Codename Starship

Fudzilla warned you that AMD's 32core / 64 tread X86 processor codenamed Naples is coming in 2017 to a server near you, but it looks like AMD has a 7nm product called Starship which will arrive soon afterwards. 

AMD demonstrates Zen running Doom
Published in Games
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 17:15

AMD demonstrates Zen running Doom


One hand clapping with zombies at E3 2016

AMD has released a short video where its lead system engineer Louis Castro running Doom on its Summit Ridge, Zen-based processor .

Nvidia GP102 Titan coming soon
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:08

Nvidia GP102 Titan coming soon


Meeting a huge demand 

Despite AMD is telling the world that the $649.99 Geforce 1080 is too expensive, Nvidia partners insist they can sell as many cards as Nvidia can supply.  Now there is a faster version coming, based on GP102 even bigger graphics chip. 

AMD's Naples Zen has 32 cores
Published in Processors
Monday, 13 June 2016 12:35

AMD's Naples Zen has 32 cores


Exclusive: Server chip with 64 threads arriving in 2017

Fudzilla has scored some exclusive details about the coming AMD Zen chip that will have as much as 32 cores, 64 threads and more L3 cache than you can poke a stick at.

Kaby Lake-S has 15 percent more I/O lanes
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 08:14

Kaby Lake-S has 15 percent more I/O lanes


Intel Optane technology support

Intel is gearing up to launch its third generation 14nm processor codenamed Kaby Lake which is a minor update to the Skylake generation.