Attacking the profitable server market
Today, most of the world server and data center market share belongs to Intel, while AMD and the whole ARM server conspiracy, sorry egosystems are making tiny contributions when and if opportunities rise.
Leak optimistically suggest Exynos 8895 at 4GHz
Of course, it is that time of the year. Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek and now Samsung will have 10nm SoCs ready for phones in early 2017. Of course Samsung wants to use its own 10nm SoC in the Galaxy S8 that is expected in late February 2017, but probably with a mix of 10nm Snapdragon too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.