Motherboard makers still miserable
Despite the fact that the big three chipmakers are coming up with new products, motherboard makers are continuing to see reduced shipments, which suggest that none of them are expected to have stellar sales.
First 3D XPoint SSD reaches 550K IOPS with 10 microsecond latency
Over the weekend, Intel pushed ahead with the release of its first consumer and enterprise SSD based on 3D XPoint technology, with latency rates roughly one hundred times lower than NAND flash alternatives that have dominated the market since 2007.
Sources close to the matter
Ryzen 7 and now Ryzen 5 have launched and they are putting enormous pressure on Intel in the top-level market segment. After a whole decade, price/performance is definitely on AMD's side and even the upcoming Naples 32 core server part will put enormous pressure on Intel’s cash cow in the server market.
Self-driving car software belongs to Chipzilla
Chipzilla has just written a $13.5 billion cheque to buy its Jerusalem-based partner MobilEye.
Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun), has announced a pilot program with Chipzilla for a cloud-based FPGA (field programmable gate array) acceleration service with the goal of enabling customers to have virtual access to powerful compute resources in the cloud to help them manage business, scientific and enterprise data application workloads more effectively.
Intel’s data centre goose is cooked
After months of rumour, Windows is finally fully functional on ARM based chips and the Wintel alliance is in tatters.
Outspecing and outperforming $5000 CPU
AMD has given details of Naples and talked about its support at the Open Compute conference and it also shared a few performance numbers of a dual socket Naples with 64 core and 128 threes versus Intel’s latest dual socket Xeon E5-2699A.
Much Intel inside
China-based mobile chip vendor Spreadtrum has announced a new chip dubbed the SC9861G-IA, targeted at the "global mid-level and premium smartphone market".
iPhone 7s / 8 modem stops at 450 Mbps
Fudzilla found a chatty person at the Intel booth and have learned that the Intel XMM 7480 modem will ship later this year. In the light of recent legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm, this could spark a rumor that Apple is preparing to use the modem in the 2017 iPhone that someone calls iPhone 8 or 7s.
14nm, 10nm users will never notice
Chipzilla thinks that users don’t give a monkey’s what process their chip has and will be more interested in its performance, according to a man with long job title.