CPUs

One of the key tenets of having good security is reducing how attackable your system is. This is what we call an attack surface – a system needs as few attack surfaces as possible, and as small as possible, to minimize any potential unwarranted intrusion. Beyond that, any additional security to detect and protect is vital. Both hardware and software can be used for that layer of additional security, and it becomes particularly important when dealing with virtualization, especially when it comes to virtual and physical attacks. In order to create a more unified system, Microsoft’s Pluton Security Processor, which works with Windows, is coming to the three major hardware vendors that implement the OS: AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm. What makes this different is...

Xeon Platinum 9200 at Scale: Penguin Computing’s new 7616 Cores-Per-Rack Solution

Some aspects of computing rely on density, and need to pack as many compute processing elements in the smallest space possible. Intel’s Xeon Platinum 9200 range was created to...

13 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/3/2020

AMD Reiterates 2020 Roadmap: Zen 3 Client & Server, RDNA 2, CDNA Late This Year

As part of AMD’s quarterly earnings presentation, the company has briefly reiterated its product plans for the second-half of the year. The company was previously slated to launch new...

84 by Ryan Smith on 7/28/2020

AMD Reports Q2 2020 Earnings: Notebook and Server Sales Drive a Record Quarter

Continuing our look at tech industry financial results, AMD this afternoon is celebrating setting some new records in its Q2’2020 financial results. Enjoying a continuing turn-around in its fortunes...

36 by Ryan Smith on 7/28/2020

Intel Reorganizes In Wake of 7nm Woes; Chief Engineering Officer Murthy Renduchintala To Depart

Coming in the wake of last week’s disclosure that their 7nm yields are roughly a full year behind schedule, Intel this afternoon has announced that they are reorganizing the...

141 by Ryan Smith on 7/27/2020

Intel Adds Core i9-10850K To Desktop Chip Lineup: 10 Cores Minus 100MHz

Intel this morning is taking the wraps off of a new Core i9 processor that it’s adding to its family of Comet Lake desktop CPUs. Taking its place as...

27 by Ryan Smith on 7/27/2020

Intel Roadmap Update: Alder Lake In H2’21, Ice Lake-SP Late This Year

Among several different updates tucked into Intel’s Q2’2020 earnings report, the company included a brief update on some of their future products. While the bulk of the company’s focus...

64 by Ryan Smith on 7/23/2020

Intel 7nm Delayed By 6 Months; Company to Take “Pragmatic” Approach in Using Third-Party Fabs

While today second quarter earnings report from Intel represented a high-water mark for the company amid booming sales and revenues, unfortunately not everything disclosed today was good news from...

209 by Ryan Smith on 7/23/2020

Intel Reports Q2 2020 Earnings: Data Center Sales Fuel Another Record Quarter

Kicking off another earnings season for the tech industry, we once again have Intel, who is reporting their financial results for the second quarter of the year. This is...

24 by Ryan Smith on 7/23/2020

AMD Launches 12 Desktop Renoir Ryzen 4000G Series APUs: But You Can’t Buy Them

Today AMD is finally lifting the lid on its long-awaited desktop Zen2 based APU family. Using the same silicon as in the Ryzen Mobile 4000 family, AMD is pumping...

130 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/21/2020

Launching the #CPUOverload Project: Testing Every x86 Desktop Processor since 2010

One of the most visited parts of the AnandTech website is our benchmark database, Bench. Over the last decade we've placed as much benchmark data as we can in...

110 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/20/2020

AMD Announces Ryzen Threadripper Pro: Workstation Parts for OEMs Only

Last year we spotted that AMD was in the market to hire a new lead product manager for a ‘workstation division’. This was a categorically different position to the...

76 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/14/2020

Google’s new Confidential Virtual Machines on 2nd Gen AMD EPYC

With AMD’s market share slowly increasing, it becomes very interesting to see where EPYC is being deployed. The latest announcement today comes from AMD and Google, with news that...

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/14/2020

Hot Chips 32 (2020) Schedule Announced: Tiger Lake, Xe, POWER10, Xbox Series X, TPUv3, Raja Koduri Keynote

I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again – the best industry conference I go to every year is Hot Chips. The event has grown over...

65 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/8/2020

Intel Thunderbolt 4 Update: Controllers and Tiger Lake in 2020

Wired connectivity is converging onto two standards: USB4 and Thunderbolt 4. Both of these are set to debut by the end of the year in Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake...

74 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/8/2020

Intel Marks Gemini Lake Atom Platform for End-of-Life

Alongside Intel’s Skylake Core CPU architecture, Intel’s other CPU workhorse architecture for the last few years has been the Goldmont Plus Atom core. First introduced in 2017 as part...

11 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2020

New AMD Ryzen 3000XT Processors Available Today

Announced a couple of weeks ago, the new AMD Ryzen 3000XT models with increased clock frequencies should be available today in primary markets. These new processors offer slightly higher...

111 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/7/2020

The Intel Lakefield Deep Dive: Everything To Know About the First x86 Hybrid CPU

For the past eighteen months, Intel has paraded its new ‘Lakefield’ processor design around the press and the public as a paragon of new processor innovation. Inside, Intel pairs...

225 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/2/2020

HPC Systems Special Offer: Two A64FX Nodes in a 2U for $40k

It was recently announced that the Fugaku supercomputer, located at Riken in Japan, has scored the #1 position on the TOP500 supercomputer list, as well as #1 positions in...

38 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/26/2020

AMD Succeeds in its 25x20 Goal: Renoir Crosses the Line in 2020

One of the stories bubbling away in the background of the industry is the AMD self-imposed ‘25x20’ goal. Starting with performance in 2014, AMD committed to itself, to customers...

83 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/25/2020

Marvell’s ThunderX3 Server Team Loses VP/GM and Lead Architect

One of the key drivers in the Arm server space over the last few years has been the cohesion of the different product teams attempting to build the next...

4 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/23/2020

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