While the consumer CPU world is tangled up in AMD's upcoming ThreadRipper that comes with up to 16C/32T, Intel is wrapping up their next-gen Xeon Platinum line with the flagship Xeon Platinum 8176 processor that rocks 28C/56T of processing power.
Better yet, Intel's upcoming Xeon Platinum 8176 can be used in dual CPU socket configurations, and with each CPU featuring 28C/56T, you'd be looking at 56C/112T of CPU performance. Intel's new Xeon Platinum 8176 comes with a stock 2.1GHz CPU clock, while a single core can ramp up to 3.8GHz, the all cores enabled Turbo clock hits 2.8GHz. It's a beast.
But what good are the specs of this 28C/56T processor without benchmarks? Intel's new Xeon Platinum 8176 scored 6525 points in Cinebench R15 (which supports more than 16 threads), blasting past the 44C/88T dual-CPU socket Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 processor... amazing stuff.
It was rumored quite a while ago now, but it's back: the news of a future Intel processor with AMD graphics has been spotted.
The chip was on Sisoft as "Intel(R) HD Graphics Gen9; 694C:C0 (1720SP 47C 1GHz, 528kB L2, 10.4GB 800MHz)" but if you'll note the hardware ID "644C:C0" which is reportedly the hardware ID code for AMD. There is absolutely nothing known about this processor that is concrete, so treat this as a hot rumor - but the CPU is a 2T processor, presumably 2C/2T APU with AMD Radeon graphics. The rumors of the Intel/AMD GPU licensing deal could be true if this CPU is the real deal.
The first engineering sample of AMD's upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper is reportedly here, with the Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920 processor rocking 12C/24T of CPU performance.
AMD's first Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920 chip will have its 12C/24T of power at 3.2GHz base clock, but we don't know what the boost clock will be under XKR. The higher-end 16C/32T processor without a name just yet, rumored as the ThreadRipper 1998X will have 3.4GHz base CPU clock, while under XFR it will hit 3.7GHz and hopefully, beyond.
There's also another 16C/32T chip at 3.1GHz base and 3.6GHz boost, another engineering sample. There's also the Ryzen 3 1200 processor, with its 4C/4T power at 3.1/3.6GHz for base/boost respectively.
Computex 2017 - GIGABYTE hosted their X299 OC gathering at Computex 2017 last week, bringing in a bunch of the world's leading overclocking enthusiasts and hit a new world record with the Intel Core i7-7740K: hitting 7.5GHz.
Legendary overclocker HiCookie reached 7.5GHz using liquid helium at -250C, pushing the Core i7-7740K to 7500MHz on a multiplier of 75, and a bus speed of 100MHz on the GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion motherboard. They used a 16GB kit of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-4333 RAM, and a Corsair AX1500i PSU.
The team used the Core i7-7740K @ 7.5GHz teamed with an AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G graphics card and G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17 RAM to smash the world records in 3DMark 03, 3DMark 06, and Aquamark benchmarks. The GTX 1080 Ti was then thrown into an SLI mix, hitting the global first place in 3DMark 06 with 71,176.
Two new Exynos SoCs have leaked online suggesting that Samsung could be introducing new SoCs for mid-range devices.
The first processor is the Exynos 9610 which is a step below the company's current leading SoC, the Exynos 8895. The Exynos 9610 is expected to use the 14nm process similar to the one used by the Exynos 8890 inside of the Galaxy S7.
The 9610 doesn't use a combination of Samsung's Mongoose cores with A53 cores, but rather off-the-shelf A73 cores instead. The interesting development is the inclusion of ARM's new G72 GPU which was announced at Computex and should be a pretty sizable upgrade over the G71 in the previous generation. It also has Cat. 13 LTE which isn't quite as fast as what's in the Exynos 8895.
AMD is stomping all over Intel right now with Ryzen and their new HEDT platform with Ryzen ThreadRipper, and now the pain continues with Intel reportedly delaying the release of their upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs until February 2018.
The company reportedly presented its partners with a new deck at Computex detailing that their new 14/16/18-core CPUs won't be released until February 2018. These parts will arrive with a new LGA 1151 V2 socket making the new Coffee Lake CPUs not compatible with current LGA 1151 motherboards, which will not have current LGA 1151 owners happy at all. We should expect a Kaby Lake refresh in the coming months, with Coffee Lake pushed into 2018.
We're living in a world where our new graphics cards are made on the impressive 14nm and 16nm nodes, and we have companies like Qualcomm and Samsung making the latest and greatest SoCs on the small 10nm node - but IBM has trumped them all.
IBM has recently began testing their new 5nm process, with a huge 30 billion transistors - 30,000,000,000 transistors on something as small as your finger nail, just let that sink in. A couple of years ago the team hit 7nm and had 20 billion transistors which was impressive back then, but now we're at 5nm and 30 billion transistors. Amazing stuff.
The team at IBM hopes to see the impressive new 5nm chip helping their own cognitive computing efforts, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other "data intensive" tasks. The new chip could also help smartphones, with "two to three times" more battery life than we have now. We shouldn't expect that, but maybe a blend of improved battery life and speed - all balanced perfectly on 5nm. We shouldn't expect 7nm any time before 2018 at the earliest, so 5nm is still quite a while away.
Intel might have unveiled their new Core i9 range of processors at Computex 2017, led by the flagship Core i9-7980XE processor and its 18C/36T of power. Except, that monster will not see the light of day until 2018 according to an ASUS representative.
"Raja@ASUS" on the ASUS ROG forums replied to someone asking about the benefits of Intel's new 18-core CPU, to which he responded with: "The 18-core CPUs are not scheduled until later this year. Won't have them for a while. Either way, unless you're using the rig for rendering or encoding to make a living, no need".
I don't think we'll see the Core i9-7980XE until early 2018, which will let AMD have plenty of time to get ThreadRipper into the hands of consumers with the full 16C/32T of power and a full 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes compared to the 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes on X299 from Intel.
Computex 2017 - AMD had its big reveal of its upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs this week at Computex 2017, but now we're hearing that the new 16C/32T variant will cost just $849... and if that's true, Intel is in for a world of hurt.
Intel's upcoming flagship Core i9-7980XE will cost $1999 and offer 18C/36T, slightly more than AMD's flagship Ryzen ThreadRipper and 16C/32T of CPU grunt. But if the $849 price is right, AMD will be charging less than half the cost, at $1150 cheaper. For that cost, you could get the motherboard and a good kit of DDR4 RAM and still have change left over.
Intel's upcoming 16C/32T chip is $1699, which is still massively more expensive than the rumored $849 price on the Ryzen ThreadRipper 16C/32T processor. If we are going to be in a world where AMD is charging $849 for a processor with similar performance to Intel's CPU that costs $2000... well... we're going to be in for a wild ride.
Microsoft is getting closer to the release of their next-gen Project Scorpio console, and now we're getting a peak at the SoC chip inside of Project Scorpio, something Microsoft and AMD worked together on.
In a tweet, Corporate Vice President of the Xbox and Windows gaming divisions, and Project Scorpio Lead Engineer, Mike Ybarra, teased the world with a picture of the processor for Project Scorpio. Ybarra said: "This is [Scorpio]." Short, and sweet.