AMD Zeppelin is an 8 core Zen
Published in Processors


Exclusive: Up to four Zeppelin clusters for 32-core Naples option

A few months back Nick wrote about AMD Zen processor found in a Linux Kernel Mailing List confirming that Zeppelin had support for eight bundles of four cores on a single chip, or 32 physical processing cores.

AMD Radeon begins its tenth-generation with Radeon RX 480
Published in Graphics


Polaris 10, available June 29th

Ahead of its evening keynote at Computex 2016, AMD graphics chief Raja Koduri has just introduced what we used to call "Polaris". The company has decided on branding its tenth-generation graphics lineup the Radeon RX 400 Series, beginning first with the Radeon RX 480.

AMD has Zen ready for demo
Published in Processors


Big hope


Multiple independent sources have confirmed that AMD has Zen x86 prototype chips ready for demonstration, and we might see them tomorrow during the Computex 2016 press conference in Taiwan.

Intel announces Apollo Lake
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And Kaby Lake 7th-generation Core processors as well

Intel’s Navin Shenoy a corporate vice president and general manager for the Client Computing Group (CCG) has just announced the 7th generation Core architecture here at Computex 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Polaris GPU series is AMD’s beginning of “journey into space”
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Brighter stars, galaxy systems in future GPU codenames

Over the past few years, Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) has tread many uncharted waters near and far to gather enough "island" codenames for over five generations of graphics processing units. According to Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of the Radeon Technologies Group, all of that is about to change.

Qualcomm lands lots of orders next year
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14nm FinFET LPP Snapdragon 820 saved its bacon

Qualcomm appears to have had a sudden rash of orders for its chips, leading some to speculate that might be the reason the outfit did not try to hive off its chip business.

Samsung to release 14nm octa, production underway
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Eight cores of terror 

Samsung has announced an updated version of its Exynos 7 Octa processor. Last year it announced a 64-bit, ARMv8 processor based on a 20nm design, but these new chips will be 14nm processors.



Qualcomm and AMD included

Taking on Samsung

Apple might be the first big customer