Intel promises big things with Cascade Lake-X HEDT
Published in PC Hardware

1.75x to 2.09x performance increase

Teasing a bit more information about its upcoming high-end desktop (HEDT) processors at the IFA 2019, Intel has released some "relative performance per dollar" figures, comparing its upcoming Cascade Lake-X CPUs to Skylake-X and AMD's 2nd generation Threadripper CPUs.

AMD 7nm CPU to sample this year
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 18:27

AMD 7nm CPU to sample this year

Number of products in 2019

AMD was asked about its 7nm products and, as we reported last week, the 7nm GPU for AI has been taped out and apparently so is the 7nm server CPU.

AMD adds Ryzen Threadripper 1900X to the HEDT lineup
Published in PC Hardware

NVMe RAID support for X399 comes on September 25

AMD has officially launched its latest SKU for the Ryzen Threadripper lineup, the 8-core/16-thread Threadripper 1900X which promises to bring all the capabilities of the X399 HEDT platform at a more affordable US $549 price tag.

AMD senior man spills the beans on Threadripper
Published in PC Hardware

Obliterates the Intel HEDT and Core i9

Jim Andreson, a senior vice president and the general manager of computing and graphics at AMD has given us an update on the Thradripper and this 16 core HEDT bomb looks awesome.

AMD officially unveils the Ryzen ThreadRipper
Published in PC Hardware

Up to 16 cores/32 threads with new HEDT platform

During its 2017 Financial Analyst Day, AMD has officially announced its new HEDT platform and Ryzen Threadripper. This CPU will "go beyond Ryzen 7" and target the world's fastest ultra-premium desktop systems.

Intel Skylake-X and X299 chipset could come earlier
Published in PC Hardware

End of June

According to the latest set of rumors, Intel might be scrambling to launch its X299 platform with Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPU and these could come as early as late June/beginning of July.

More Core i7-7740K Kaby Lake X details leaked
Published in PC Hardware

Running on Intel X299 chipset

We already knew that Intel is planning to launch two CPU architectures for its new HEDT platform, the Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X, both which will use the same X299 chipset, and today we have a few more details about the quad-core Core i7-7740K Kaby Lake-X SKU, spotted in SiSoft database.

More Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X details tip up
Published in PC Hardware

Coming in August

According to the latest leak, we now have more information regarding the first batch of Intel's Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs that will  be launching sometime in August, together with the new X299 chipset.

Intel HEDT Skylake-X desktop platform detailed
Published in PC Hardware

The Basin Falls platform with Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X

The newest leaked documents reveal a few more details about Intel's next high-end desktop (HEDT) platform that will include both Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X CPUs and be a part of the Basin Falls X-series platform.

First AMD Zen chips may not be quad-core parts
Published in News

AMD prepares for IPC race with Intel

In May 2015, we reported that AMD’s first Zen CPUs, launching in Q4 2016, would most likely be quad-core chips based on a presentation slide showing the company’s Zen core units scaling up to four cores with shared L3 cache. According to new information released one year later, this may not be the case and, the company could be preparing to launch eight and six-core variants in a tight efficiency race against Intel's 'Kaby Lake' CPUs.