CPU, APU & Chipsets News - Page 2
AMD just continues to swing winning hits against Intel, with news breaking that AMD has reached the highest x86 CPU market share its had since Q4 2013.
The news is coming from Mercury Research, which reports that during Q2 2020 the company reached an x86 CPU market share of 18.3% which is the highest AMD has been since Q4 2013. Not only that, but AMD also reached a new all-time high for the mobility CPU market, too.
AMD's newly-launched Ryzen 4000 series "Renoir" chips have been kicking some serious ass, and that will only continue in 2021 when we will see many more laptops released powered by Renoir.
Intel has just announced two new virtual events: the first is an "update" from Raja Koduri -- so expect something on the Intel Xe GPU architecture, while the second is the Tiger Lake launch event.
Raja Koduri, Chief Architect at Intel and also the point man on the GPU business, will provide an update via a webcast on August 13 at 9AM ET, where we will hopefully be provided with some juicy updates on Intel's upcoming Xe GPU architecture.
After that, Intel will be hosting the Tiger Lake virtual launch event on September 2, which is the event we heard about a few weeks ago when Intel said it had "something big" to share on September 2 -- this is it, the Tiger Lake launch.
A fresh batch of hype is coming out of the oven, with reports that NVIDIA is gearing up for a September 17 launch of its next-gen Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards.
We now have a new report from MyDrivers, which is reporting that NVIDIA will launch Ampere GeForce RTX 3000 series cards on September 17. It will begin with the flagship GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (or is that the GeForce RTX 3090) and then stage out the GeForce RTX 3080 release for October, while the GeForce RTX 3060 would drop in November.
- GeForce RTX 3080 Ti - September 17
- GeForce RTX 3080 - October
- GeForce RTX 3060 - November
We knew that Intel was preparing a new Core i9-10850K from previous rumors, but it seems like the company is about to announce the latest member of its Comet Lake family of CPUs.
Intel is expected to unleash the new Core i9-10850K with the same 10 cores and 20 threads that the flagship Core i9-10900K (our review here) has, while clock speeds for the CPU according to the latest reports have it at 3.6GHz base and 5.2GHz boost (3.7GHz and 5.3GHz respectively on the Core i9-10900K).
We have Korean tech outlet Quasar Zone reporting that Intel will drop the new Core i9-10850K on 27th July (Monday) at 23:50 AM Korean Standard Time. This means we should be waiting for the announcement at around 8AM PST -- tomorrow morning, folks!
Oh, Intel -- what it would be like to be a fly on the wall of your offices right now.
Intel has just -- kinda -- got its feet on the ground with the 10nm node after sitting on 14nm so long that it takes too long to add all the pluses in the titles.
Well, Intel has just delayed its 7nm node that will means we have major delays on Intel's next-generation CPUs as well. The company explained during its recent Q2 2020 earnings release that its "7nm-based CPU product timing is shifting approximately six months relative to prior expectations".
AMD has just unleashed a new family of desktop processors if you can believe it, with the onslaught against Intel continuing in the form of the new Ryzen 4000 G-series CPUs.
What AMD is aiming for with the new Ryzen 4000 G-series processors is that they have kick ass built-in Radeon graphics, leverage the 7nm node and Zen efficiency, where it delivers the ultimate performance that AMD touts is 2.5x more than last gen.
Looking at content creation, the Ryzen 7 4700G destroys the Intel Core i7-9700 -- which mind you, is an 8-core, 8-thread CPU. AMD has the upper hand here with SMT on its side, doubling the thread count for some serious performance at 65W.
It seems Intel is about to launch another Core i9 processor in its growing family of Comet Lake-S desktop processors in the form of the 10th generation Core CPUs.
The next chip in line from Intel seems to be the Core i9-10850K, which is a very slightly cut down Core i9-10900K (our review here) which remains the same 10-core and 20-thread CPU but with reduced clock speeds. The new CPU has appeared as an option for system makers, with US-based PC builder Digital Storm listing the Core i9-10850K.
The new Core i9-10850K will offer 10 cores and 20 threads, which is identical to the flagship Core i9-10900K. Where the changs happen are in the base and boost CPU clock speeds, with a 100MHz reduction from the Core i9-10900K. So we're looking at the Core i9-10850K having 3.6GHz base and 5.2GHz boost clocks, but one larger change.
Intel is preparing for "something big" in 6 weeks time, with the company teasing a new September 2 event where it says they "have something big to share".
The company teased its next-gen Tiger Lake CPU at CES 2020 earlier this year, but then the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world and it's all we've really heard about since. Intel was most likely preparing to show something off at Computex 2020, but that event was was cancelled in the end.
The new Intel event for September 2 will probably see the company detailing (at least in some form) of its next-gen Tiger Lake CPU architecture, but we could also see some new details on the Xe GPU architecture.
Intel is back in the GPU headlines today with another leak for its Xe GPU architecture, with its Iris Xe Graphics spotted in the wild.
The new rumor has the Intel Iris Xe Graphics being bolted onto a future Tiger Lake-U family of processors, which will use Intel's upcoming Gen12 graphics. We're expecting twice the performance of the Gen11 graphics that were on Ice Lake with the upcoming Tiger Lake chips.
This particular rumor is about a device codenamed Iris Xe Graphics, which packs 96C Execution Units, which works out to 768 Shading Units. This particular variant was attached to 6.3GB of memory, so don't expect a Big Navi or Ampere killer just yet -- but more so low-power, ultra-thin laptops.
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