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Is AMD Rome burning?
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 10:18

Is AMD Rome burning?


Updated: Will High voltages on AMD's 7nm Ryzen 3000 plague Rome launch?

Today is the day when AMD plans to launch its 7nm datacenter CPU with up to 64 cores, codenamed Rome. As AMD gets ready for it’s most important launch ever today, there is a lot of anticipation and excitement for newfound competition with Intel. Still, well-informed sources are confirming that the Rome default voltages are exceeding TSMC’s 7nm maximum voltage.

First customers getting Versal ACAP
Published in AI
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 17:59

First customers getting Versal ACAP


7nm first adaptive compute platform


Xilinx has confirmed that the Versal, product developed under Everest condemned was taped out last year, and today the company has confirmed that the first tier-one customers are getting the first Versal AI core products.

Mediatek announces SoC with an integrated 5G modem
Published in Mobiles


7nm with ARM's new Cortex-A77 CPU/Mali-G77 GPU

Mediatek has made quite a surprising announcement as its new SoC will be the first to use ARM's new SOC design with Cortex-A77 CPU cores and Mali-G77 GPU, as well as an integrated 5G modem.

Xilinx 7nm Versal taped out last year
Published in AI
Thursday, 30 May 2019 12:59

Xilinx 7nm Versal taped out last year


37B transistor chip sampling in weeks

The transformation of Xilinx took the company’ revenue to over three billion for the first time in history, and the big bets that CEO Victor Peng made are starting to pay off. Victor confirmed at the recent company’s financial analyst event that a 7nm chip codenamed Everest and branded as Versal was taped out last year.

AMD confirms Q3 2019 launch for Zen 2 and Navi
Published in PC Hardware

 
3rd Gen Ryzen, EPYC, and Radeon VII+Navi, all in Q3

During its annual shareholder meeting, AMD has confirmed that its 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs, 2nd Gen EPYC, and Navi-based graphics cards, will all launch in Q3 2019.

Intel expects 7nm in 2021
Published in AI
Thursday, 09 May 2019 12:29

Intel expects 7nm in 2021


7nm data center GPU confirmed

Intel has provided a financial analyst community update about its 10nm and, it even mentioned 7nm for 2021, touching beyond that. The first 7nm from Intel seems to be a 7nm general purpose GPU.

AMD in PlayStation 5 is no surprise
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 02 May 2019 09:13

AMD in PlayStation 5 is no surprise


We knew it five + years ago

The story is straightforward. Ever since Playstation One, Sony didn’t want to use Nvidia for various reasons nor did Nvidia wantto settle for low console margins offered by Sony.

Possible Snapdragon 735 details leaked online
Published in Mobiles


7nm octa-core SoC with 1+1+6 configuration

While Qualcomm has only recently unveiled the Snapdragon 730 SoC, alleged specifications of the Snapdragon 735 have leaked online, showing rather interesting core configuration.

Qualcomm announces AI datacenter Cloud AI 100 SoC
Published in AI


Series of products in 2020

Last week Qualcomm announced a Cloud AI 100 data accelerator targeting future AI loads in big data centers. Facebook and Microsoft seem to be interested as they presented  at the Qualcomm AI events in San Francisco.

Late 2019, early 2020 high-end mobile chips will be 7nm
Published in Mobiles


Huawei, Qualcomm, Apple

TSMC has announced that it is doing a test production of  5nm EUV chips, but real production starts in 2020. A long-term investigation leads us to believe that most chips launching in the latter part of this year or early next year will, unlike the UK, remain on 7nm.