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Huawei Kirin 970 goes into mass production in September

By: Lana Jelic | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 hour, 17 mins ago

Huawei should soon start producing its latest chip, the Kirin 970. According to recent reports, Huawei's first 10nm SoC will go in mass production in September, just in time for Mate 10's launch in October.

 

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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.

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Intel Core i9-7920X: 12C/24T @ 4GHz, 140W TDP, and $1199

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 2 days, 11 hours ago

It wasn't long ago that we reported on the leaked details on Intel's new Core i9-7920X, and now we have some full specifications to share. Intel's upcoming Core i9-7920X is the company's new 12C/24T processor which will fight directly with AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X, but Intel is charging $400 more at $1199 versus $799.

 

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Intel's new Core i9-7920X will reportedly have a base CPU clock of 2.9GHz and boost clock of 4.0GHz, and it'll rock Intel's new Turbo Boost Max 3 technology that will push even higher than 4.0GHz. Inside, the 7920X will have 28.5MB of cache total split between 16.5MB of L3 and 12MB of L2 cache. X299 will support up to 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes, enough for a 2-way GPU + M.2 SSD set up all at max PCIe bandwidth.

 

X299 won't have enough PCIe lanes for high-end multi-GPU and multi-M.2 SSDs, with GPUs requiring x16/x16/x16/x16 for 4-way SLI/CF at full bandwidth. AMD's upcoming X399 chipset rocks an enthusiast worthy 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes, blowing the X299 chipset out of the water.

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AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper features next-gen packaging

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 2 days, 13 hours ago

AMD is so very close to releasing their next-gen HEDT platform, with the company officially unveiling the packaging for Ryzen ThreadRipper, which looks delicious.

 

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AMD CEO Lisa Su was the first to show off the retail packaging for Ryzen ThreadRipper, which gave me goosebumps. The new HEDT processor will come in an amazing package like nothing before it, packing up to 16C/32T of CPU power inside. AMD will be detailing Ryzen ThreadRipper at SIGGRAPH 2017 next week, and we will be on the ground bringing you everything you want to hear.

 

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As for Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X, it's a 16C/32T processor priced at just $999 - compared to the massive $1799 that Intel is charging for their upcoming Core i7-7960X. AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X will drive up to 4GHz under XFR, 32MB of L3 cache and 8MB of L2 cache for a total of 40MB of cache. The big part of the upcoming X399 platform that drives Ryzen ThreadRipper is capable of 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes which is perfect for multi-GPU rigs and multiple M.2 SSDs.

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Intel Core i9-7960X benchmarks: 16C/32T 'Skylake-X' CPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 3 days, 14 hours ago

Intel is preparing their new Core i9 range of processors, and while the flagship Core i9-7980XE gets all of the attention, there will be a 16C/32T chip at $1699, the Core i9-7960X.

 

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Now there's some results of the upcoming Core i9-7960X on Geekbench, but the new 16C/32T processor isn't shaping up so well, scoring 5238 in single-core results, while hitting 33,672 in multi-core. Comparing this against Intel's current Core i9-7900X (10C/20T) which has less cores and threads, the single-core performance is superior at 5390, and so is the multi-core score at 33,945.

 

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The upcoming 7960X does beat AMD's upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X (16C/32T @ 3.4GHz) with its single-core score of 4074 and multi-core score of 26,768. Both the 7960X engineering sample and early sample of the ThreadRipper 1950X have their CPU clocks much lower than the 3.4GHz on the 7900X (even though it has less cores than the other two processors).

Intel's new Core i7-8700K CPU detailed, 6C/12T @ 4.3GHz?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 3 days, 16 hours ago

Intel is preparing its new Core i7-8700K to fight off the largest CPU fight against AMD in years, with new details on the Coffee Lake-based 6C/12T processor arriving through a new purported engineering sample.

 

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The new 8700K engineering sample clocks in higher than previous leaks, with a base clock of 3.5GHz and a maximum multiplier of 43, hinting at a huge 4.3GHz boost clock. For a 6C/12T processor at 4.3GHz, we could be in for quite the beast in the 12-thread processor game. AMD's current Ryzen 5 1600X processor clocking in at 4GHz under XFR, 300MHz shy of Intel's upcoming Core i7-8700K.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 will debut with the Pixel 2

By: Lana Jelic | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 5 days, 23 hours ago

In the months leading up to the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Note8, we have heard rumors that the device might be powered by Qualcomm's yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 836.

 

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Samsung has confirmed that the phone would be launched on August 23rd, but according to a new report, it won't feature the Snapdragon 836 but will instead be powered by Snapdragon 835, the same SoC used in S8 and HTC U11.

 

The same report says that Qualcomm plans to introduce the Snapdragon 836 with the Google Pixel 2. We saw the same scenario last year when Qualcomm debuted the Snapdragon 821 with Google's Pixel.

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Fake AMD Ryzen CPUs have been sent by Amazon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 6 days, 13 hours ago

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.

 

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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.

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Intel's new 12C/24T CPU: slower clocks than ThreadRipper

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 week ago

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.

 

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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 manufacture 7nm chips for Apple's iPhone 9

By: Lana Jelic | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

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.

 

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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.

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AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper will include AIO liquid cooler

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

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.

 

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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.

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