There have been two consumers that have ordered AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processors from Amazon, but they didn't receive a real CPU - because in 2017, that's a thing.
Both of the Ryzen CPUs were in fact Intel Celeron CPUs that were disguised as Ryzen 7 1700 processors. Reddit user sh00ter999 posted an image to Reddit of what was meant to be the Ryzen 7 1700, and instead it was actually an Intel Celeron processor that looked like a really poor attempt at an AMD Ryzen chip.
The "Ryzen 7 1700" shipped with the wrong, and even damanged heat sink, with packaging that looked dodgy as well. There were no pins on the bottom of the CPU, and mixed with the pinless AM4 socket, could've resulted in damaging a motherboard if someone pushed down too hard on the heat sink when installing it.
AMD has stressed Intel out so much that they've aged 20 years overnight, and now the pain continues. Intel has announced, very quietly I might add, that the frequency of their new Core i9-7920X processor is just 2.9GHz for base clock, with the Turbo Clock unknown at this point.
Intel's upcoming Core i9-7920X is the company's 12C/24T processor that will be priced at a hefty $1199, and when compared to AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X (12C/24T), Intel loses. First, AMD has its Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X clocked at 3.5GHz base, and a much cheaper price of $799.
Intel also revealed that the 7920X will have 16.5MB of L3 cache, but didn't unveil any new specs of the processor just yet. So unless Intel's new processor destroys the ThreadRipper 1920X, the massive $400 increase might not be justified.
Samsung will produce chips for Apple's next year's iPhone, claims a new report. It appears that Samsung and Apple have already signed a deal regarding iPhone 9's processors.
This is a huge accomplishment for Samsung since the company lost the deal with Apple back in 2013 to its Taiwanese rival TSMC. TSMC is currently working on 10nm A11 chips for the iPhone 8.
Next year's iPhone, the iPhone 9, will be powered by the expected 7nm A12 chipset.
The release of AMD's next-gen Ryzen ThreadRipper is right around the corner, and now we're hearing that the company will be offering AIO liquid coolers with their upcoming ThreadRipper processors.
The bundled liquid coolers will be a massive benefit to those wanting to push the new CPUs to their limits, and is a great move by the company. Intel has made similar moves with its new Core i9 processors, but AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs are much better value for money than ANYTHING that Intel has to offer right now, or coming soon.
AMD's inclusion of providing AIO liquid coolers is a great move, as it shows the company was prepared for next-gen 12C/24T and 16C/32T processors that are sure to get hot - so providing AIO liquid coolers is the right move here. AMD... I'm looking forward to Ryzen ThreadRipper even more now.
Intel is like a T-Rex fighting AMD with its little arms right now, with this fact compounded by the rumors of Intel preparing new 6-core CPU parts under the upcoming Coffee Lake CPU architecture for early-2018.
Intel is reportedly working on the flagship Core i7-8700K processor (6C/12T) at 3.7GHz base, and a lowered 95W TDP. Comparing the 8700K against the newly-released Core i9-7800X which has a 140W TDP, it would begin chomping on the heels of the 7800X very quickly - which is probably why Intel isn't launching the 8700K until next year, to give the 7800X some breathing room.
We're also to expect a non-K variant in the form of the Core i7-8700, which will reportedly roll out with a 3.2GHz base clock. There will also be new Core i5 models with up to 6 cores which would be the most interesting part of the Coffee Lake CPU architecture launch.
Huawei's HiSilicon, the producer of chips for Huawei, is gearing up to launch an application processor that combines CPU, GPU and AI functionality into a single chip. This chip will likely be based on the new processors that ARM introduced at Computex earlier this year that have a focus on AI.
ARM's new A75, A55 CPUs, G72 GPU and DynamIQ architecture are all designed to deliver the best possible performance while also being designed to accelerate AI workloads and do faster inference.
There is currently no known AI accelerator that Huawei plans to use in addition to the A75, A55 and G72 cores, but its possible they could be developing their own to work with these new processors.
AMD is battling Intel all over the place with its Zen-based processors, with Ryzen 7 kicking things off earlier this year, the impending threat of Ryzen ThreadRipper in the HEDT market, and now the new threat of Ryzen 3 in the low/mid-range markets.
AMD is reportedly getting down and dirty with Ryzen 3, with the Ryzen 3 1300X rumored to hit a price of just $129... but the Ryzen 3 1200 processor will be found as low as $109... not bad considering they're both quad-core CPUs. Ryzen 3 1300X is a 4C/4T processor at 3.5/3.7GHz for base/boost, respectively while the Ryzen 3 1200 is a 4C/4T processor at 3.1/3.4GHz for base/boost, respectively.
Intel has had the low/mid-range markets in its hands for years with the Celeron/Pentium and Core i3/Core i5 families of processors, but AMD is looking to disrupt this market in a massive way if it gets the prices of its upcoming Ryzen 3 processors at less than $130. Considering Ryzen-capable motherboards are also cheaper than their Intel-capable counterparts, AMD could be in for one heck of a ride with Ryzen 3.
It looks like there's a massive leak on AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper going on right now, with VideoCardz reporting that there is a "new press deck floating around", and that we now have the list of prices for AMD's upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper range of CPUs.
AMD will reportedly lead with the flagship Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X processor offering its massive 16C/32T of CPU power at 3.4/4.0GHz for base/boost, respectively. There will also be the ThreadRipper 1920X which will have less CPU cores at 12C/24T, and a slightly higher base clock of 3.5GHs, but the same 4GHz Turbo clock - but it'll be priced at $799.
Intel has been struggling to come to terms with having major competition in the CPU market again, but then AMD went and stirred up the enterprise market with its upcoming Epyc family of Zen-based CPUs. This has pushed Intel onto the offensive, so much so that they've had to make slides saying AMD's new Epyc CPUs have 4 'glued-together' CPU dies.
As you can see, the slide clearly says that AMD's new Epyc processors is a "re-purposed desktop product for server", and that AMD has a "poor track record" and is a "inconsistent supplier".
Intel is trying to make Epyc not sound strong at all, yet AMD is using a very technologically superior method of using 4 x Zen CPU cores into a single package. Sure, it's not one giant package with all of the CPU cores in it, but rather it is many dies each consisting of CPU cores, all joined together. This has multiple benefits for AMD, especially at the manufacturing level - as it's making Zen CPU dies it will know which ones are successful at maximum speeds and core counts.
Intel has officially launched its new enterprise CPU range of processors ahead of AMD's next-gen EPYC chips, but Intel is striking down incredibly hard by launching the flagship Xeon Platinum 8176 with 28C/56T of power, at a massive cost of $8719.
Now that the processor is out, there are a few reviews from our friends at Tom's Hardware and Hot Hardware. In Paul Alcorn's review of the Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 (fun fact, Paul used to write for us, super awesome guy!) he tested the idle and maximum idle power of the 28C/56T processor, as well as the older Xeon E5 series of processors. The new Xeon Platinum 8176 processor uses a whopping 670W total, and even has high idle power consumption of 209W.
In the review, Paul said that the 8176 spiked at up to 711W, but rested at a peak of 670W - a huge 127W more than the previous-gen Xeon E5-2697 v4 processor. In regards to power consumption on the Xeon Platinum 8176, Paul said: "The 8176's extra 10 cores lead to higher overall power draw at idle and under full load. As you can see in the second chart, though, which calculates per-core consumption by dividing the total by the core count, Intel's 8176 uses far less power per core than the company's previous-gen CPUs. This paints a nice picture of improved efficiency".