Qualcomm Centriq is a brand for data center SoCs
Published in Processors


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.

Zen gets analysts and Fudzilla excited
Published in Processors
Friday, 19 August 2016 11:22

Zen gets analysts and Fudzilla excited


Server and notebook deeper in 2017

AMD has showed off some clock and performance details about upcoming desktop Zen and some of you might remember that back in June at Computex, Fudzilla said that if the Zen boots windows it will boost AMD’s share too

Samsung working on 10nm SoC
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 16:09

Samsung working on 10nm SoC


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. 

Helio X30 has 10 cores in 10nm
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 15:51

Helio X30 has 10 cores in 10nm


Shipping in 2017

MediaTek has revealed that its 10nm processor will be manufactured by TSMC and that it should start shipping in early 2017. 

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.