CPU, APU & Chipsets News - Page 13
On the eve of AMD's launch of its EPYC Rome CPUs, competitor Intel has announced that its future Intel Xeon Cooper Lake family of CPUs will have server versions with up to 56C/112T of power.
Intel detailed the future of its Xeon Scalable platform at its Data-Centric Innovation Summit that it's bringing its 56C/112T Xeon Platinum 9200 family to Cooper Lake. The reason? For the new bfloat16 instructions mixed with the high 28-core count CPU as well as the new Cooper Lake CPUs being socketed versus BGA only.
This means the new Xeon Platinum 9200 family on Cooper Lake is on the LGA4189 socket -- the same as the upcoming Ice Lake CPU coming after Cooper Lake. The new Xeon Platinum 9200 chips will have 8-channel DDR4 support and TDPs of up to
Intel embarrassingly bragged (maybe they were sniffing too much glue) that AMD's first Zen-based EPYC processor was "glued-together" in its own internal presentations back in 2017, but fast forward to its new CPUs and the 56C/112T Cooper Lake CPU has two dies on the same chip.
Intel has just announced a slew of new 10th-gen CPUs and will pack the most powerful integrated graphics in any thin-and-light notebook PC, which is a bold claim considering the power that Qualcomm throws around with Snapdragon 8cx.
We have 11 processors in total with most of the spread of CPUs packing 4C/8T, with TDPs of 9W, 15W, and 28W. We're looking at CPU clocks between 700MHz and 2.3GHz, while 4.1GHz is the peak single-core turbo frequency. Intel will be including an improved GPU with either 32, 48, and 64 EUs with up to 1GHz GPU clocks, as well as Wi-Fi 6 (which is great to see), up to 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports.
There will still be the same Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 families of processors, so we'll be seeing the Coppre i3-1000G1 through to the Core i7-1068G7. Each part of the name in the new 10th-gen CPUs has something behind it, with Intel breaking it down:
We all know that since AMD had launched the Ryzen 3000 series, there would be non-X model CPUs coming eventually. If the recent posting by EEC is to be believed, we may be seeing many new models showing up very soon.
EEC lists several models which are ranging from the top end to the more midrange, along with several Ryzen PRO models which will be added to the stack. Now, this is a translation of the EEC listing, but being the way the data is listed and the information available, it lends a bit of credence to the listing being an excellent lead to what we may see launching soon.
AMD's new Ryzen 3000 series has released with significant fanfare and some excellent performance. However, like any considerable platform launch, it also was shaken with several issues from improper throttling to incorrect reading and even select games not wanting to start at all. The latter is the case with Destiny 2 which players were understandably upset and lambasted AMD for a fix as soon as the issue was discovered.
AMD's Robert Hallock has been a beacon of knowledge for AMD users on social, especially Reddit, where this very story broke.
Intel has released the latest drivers for its integrated graphics, and inside there is a nice surprise: a tease of its upcoming Xe-branded GPUs in the form of DG1 and DG2 codenames.
The 'DG' in both DG1 and DG2 should mean discrete graphics, while there is one variant of the DG1 and 3 variants of the DG2. The variants are broken into LP and HP could mean low-powered and high-powered, but it could also mean low-profile and high-profile... maybe.
Inside of the DG2 family there are three different numbers: 128, 256, and 512 -- this could be the EUs, or execution units. The DG1 variant seems to be the higher-end of the four SKUs.
Here's what we're looking at:
- iDG1LPDEV = "Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 LP DG1" "gfx-driver-ci-master-2624"
- iDG2HP512 = "Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 HP DG2" "gfx-driver-ci-master-2624"
- iDG2HP256 = "Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 HP DG2" "gfx-driver-ci-master-2624"
- iDG2HP128 = "Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 HP DG2" "gfx-driver-ci-master-2624"
AMD has been pumping its new Ryzen 3000 series CPUs into the market, based on the new Zen 2 architecture and 7nm node, but where are the third-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs? First we thought they were axed, but then the glimpses of a monster 64C/128T next-gen Ryzen Threadripper started... and now they're back again.
The Ryzen Threadripper 3000-series CPUs has turned up in a UserBenchmark result as a 16C/32T part as codename Castle Peak, with 3.6/4.0GHz base and boost CPU clocks, respectively. This is an engineering sample so CPU clocks are generally lower and will improve before the CPU is in its final, and retail stages.
Even in engineering form the new Castle Peak-dubbed 16C/32T chip offers an overall performance increase of 11% in single-core tests compared to a Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and up to 18% more in multi-threaded tests. It is about identical with the Ryzen 9 3900X in single-core tests and 35% faster in multi-core.
The two new third- and fourth-gen Threadripper codenames:
- AMD Family 19h Models 00h-0h, "Genesis"
- AMD Family 19h Models 20h-2h, "Vermeer"
AMD is kicking all sorts of ass right now, so much so that I'm sure Lisa Su is changing her shoes a few times a day -- and especially so in major Asian markets where AMD has crossed the 50% market share line.
Danawa is one of the largest retailers in South Korea with its internal firm Danawa Research seeing AMD Ryzen CPUs overtake Intel Core CPU market share in the last few days, with the surge across 50% thanks to Zen 2 chips launching on 7/7. The most popular CPU was the Core i5-9400F followed closely by the new Ryzen 7 3700X, while the Ryzen 5 3600X had slightly less, and the high-end Ryzen 9 3900X being surprisingly popular with more sold than the Core i5-9600K for July 6-11.
Then we have some data from BCN Ranking which uses data from major outlets in Japan that AMD has crossed the milestone 50.5% market share, Intel has fallen from grace in Japan where it did dominate in October 2018 with 72.1% and is now sitting at just 49.5% in July 2019.
AMD's next-gen Zen 5 architecture has been teased once again, popping up on the LinkedIn profile of David Suggs, the CPU architect on Zen 2 and Zen 5. Suggs lists "Chief architect for Zen2 and Zen5, high-performance x86 micro-processor cores". Makes it kinda obvious, yeah?
We shouldn't expect Zen 5 to pop up until at least 2022, as we have Zen 3 and Zen 4 in between that with Zen 3 coming on the 7nm+ node. AMD has already launched Zen 2 into the market on 7nm (our review here), with Zen 3 launching in 2020 on 7nm+ so we should expect Zen 4 in 2021 at that rate, leading into Zen 5 in 2022. But what architectural changes will there be between each Zen chip? Will it be on the 5nm node?
Nothing is known about the architectural improvements that Zen 3 will bring let alone Zen 4 and Zen 5, but if it's anything like the difference Zen 2 on 7nm is to Zen and Zen+ on 14nm then we're in for a wild ride over the next couple of years.
A perfectly timed leak of Intel's new 10th-gen CPUs has hit with an exciting line up of 'Comet Lake' CPUs that will fall into 13 different chips, and will act as yet another refresh that will add on another plus bringing it up to a 14nm+++ node, up from the 14nm++ from the Coffee Lake refresh. Anyway, check them out:
You'll notice the flagship Core i9-10900KF (these names feel out of control now, Intel) which will arrive as a monster 10C/20T chip with a maximum single-core boost clock of 5.2GHz and all-core boost of 4.6GHz. It'll have 20MB of Intel Smart Cache, a 105W TDP, and come in at $499. The Core i7-10700K is an 8C/16T chip with 5.1GHz single-core boost and 4.8GHz all-core boost, with a 65W TDP and integrated graphics for $398.
Intel's new 10th-gen Comet Lake CPUs will reportedly come on a new LGA 1159 socket with new Z490 motherboards, and support DDR4-3200 natively. Intel will continue on its 10nm node meaning this is yet another refresh, with the 14nm+++ node to surely be the butt of many jokes in the 10th-gen CPU reviews. Especially when everyone will be writing 10 so much considering its the 10th generation Core CPU family, with the 10-series CPUs constantly being referred to, yet the 10nm node is nowhere to be seen. 14nm+++ still... interesting, Intel.
I'm sure you might be aware by now but AMD launched its next-gen Ryzen 3000 series CPUs in the last 24 hours (with our review here), with news quickly following that the company had teamed with gaming peripheral giant Razer to bring Razer Chroma lighting support to Ryzen CPU fans.
The new third-gen Ryzen 7 and 9 Wraith Prism fans now pack support for Razer Chroma RGB lighting, which means if you own any Razer Chroma-capable products all of the lighting can be easily controlled by Razer's in-house Synapse software. This means that AMD Ryzen gamers (at least with Zen 2 chips) that have Razer gaming keyboards, mice, mouse pads or headsets will enjoy synced RGB lighting goodness.
Another added benefit of this is that the AMD Wraith Prism HSF is not a pile of junk, it's actually a decent performer that already looks great, and with Razer Chroma support just became that little bit cooler. Yeah, I went there.