16 Zen core Opteron is Snowy Owl
Published in Processors
Monday, 11 July 2016 10:52

16 Zen core Opteron is Snowy Owl


SP4 BGA in mid-2017

Naples is, as Fudzilla exclusively reported, a 32 Zen core Opteron with 64 threads. The 16 core Zen version with a BGA socket is codenamed Snowy Owl. AMD thinks that Snowy Owl will be a great match for the communication and network markets that needs a high performance 64-bit X86 CPU.

Zen APU will have a Polaris GPU
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:30

Zen APU will have a Polaris GPU


Exclusive: Comes in 2017

AMD’s CEO Lisa Su said both publicly and to Fudzilla exclusively that its desktop Zen comes first, followed by server, notebook and embedded products. We have some exclusive news about the first Zen based APU that will come with four Zen cores and Polaris graphics. 

AMD officially launches the Radeon RX 480
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 16:29

AMD officially launches the Radeon RX 480


Starts the rebellion with US $199 Polaris card

AMD has officially launched its first graphics card based on the new Polaris GPU architecture and 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, the Radeon RX 480.

AMD Zeppelin is an 8 core Zen
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 10:11

AMD Zeppelin is an 8 core Zen


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
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:03

AMD has Zen ready for demo


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
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 10:39

Intel announces Apollo Lake

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”
Published in Graphics


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
Published in Processors
Thursday, 17 December 2015 11:44

Qualcomm lands lots of orders next year


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
Published in News


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.