CPU, APU & Chipsets News - Page 2
We are very close to the reveal of Intel's next-gen Tiger Lake-H processors, with the new Core i9-11950H turning up to the party a little early.
Intel's new Core i9-11950H processor is an 8-core, 16-thread offering that will have boost clocks of up to 4.9GHz according to the new leaks. The new CPU was spotted inside of the HP ZBook Studio 15.6 G8 Mobile workstation PC which normally features an NVIDIA Quadro RTX mobile GPU.
We might see this particular Intel Core i9-11950H processor being exclusive to HP for the time being, with some Geekbench 5 benchmarks run on it and throwing out a single-core score of 1365 while we have a multi-core score of 6266. Intel will be fully unveiling and detailing its new Tiger Lake-H series on May 11, which is just over a week away now.
Intel's next-gen Sapphire Rapids Xeon CPU has been spotted with an MCM (multi-chip module) design packing an insane 80 cores in a new shot of an engineering sample of the CPU.
The new photo turned up on Bilibili with the 4th Gen Sapphire Rapids Xeon CPU featuring an MCM design with 5x4 configuration -- which works out that each die has up to 80 cores, but we probably won't see the full 80-core silicon ever being released due to the mesh layout.
Wccftech reports that theoretically, the new Intel Sapphire Rapids-SP Xeon CPUs "could feature" a maximum of 72 cores and 144 threads, but we could see them tap out at 56 cores and 112 threads. Another leak pointed to the fact of an engineering sample with 60 cores (15 cores per die, with a 5x3 layout) while the CPU itself had just 56 cores and 112 threads enabled (14 cores per die).
Apple's next-gen M2 chip has reportedly entered production, with the new M2 processor set to power the next-gen Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops planned for later this year.
The new Apple M2 system-on-a-chip will be made by TSMC and should be on its new 5nm+ process, which is a performance-enhanced version of the 5nm process that the M1 was made on. Apple's new M2 chip will have improved performance and power efficiency over its predecessor.
Apple is expected to use the next-gen M2 chip inside of its future MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops that will be unveiled later this year, a move that will see it pushing away from relying on Intel for its CPUs inside of its popular and high-end MacBook and MacBook Pro lines.
AMD currently has its Zen 3 architecture powering its Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and while the Zen 4 architecture is in the oven, the Zen 5 architecture is right behind it and now we have some juicy new rumors about AMD's next-next-gen Zen 5 APUs.
The next-next-gen AMD Zen 5 APUs are reportedly codenamed "Strix Point" -- with no affiliation to ASUS that I'm aware of -- which will be made on TSMC's new 5nm process and rock next-gen DDR5 memory support. The new codenamed Strix Point APUs would use the AMD Zen 5 architecture and will fill out the Ryzen 8000 series of CPUs in 2024.
Moepc has the scoop here, explaining: "Zen 5 APU "Strix Point" belongs to Ryzen 8000 series (at the time of writing), and it will adopt big.LITTLE like Intel's Alder Lake and Raptor Lake, with 8 big Zen 5 cores and 4 little cores. It's scheduled to be launched in 2024".
Inside of Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Series X/S consoles is an 8-core, 16-thread semi-custom APU powered by the AMD Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures -- but now the CPU-only AMD 4700S processor has turned up.
What the hell is the AMD 4700S processor, and why isn't the Ryzen branding there? Well, manufacturers in China are now selling the AMD 4700S processor as an ITX compatible solution that is used on an "AMD Cardinal" motherboard, which as VideoCardz explains "would suggest that AMD developed the motherboard themselves".
The motherboard doesn't have any DDR4 memory slots, as there is 16GB of GDDR6 memory on the sides of the AMD 4700S processor -- just like the 16GB of GDDR6 memory that surrounds the Xbox Series X chip. But this new AMD 4700S processor doesn't feature on-board graphics like the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, which have 16GB of shared GDDR6 memory -- the 16GB of GDDR6 on the AMD 4700S is used purely as system RAM.
After announcing the new ROG Ryujin II AIO CPU cooler in January 2021, ASUS have now launched it into the wild.
The new ASUS ROG Ryujin II AIO CPU cooler comes in two flavors: 240mm and 360mm, with the AIO cooler rocking a 3.5-inch LCD display and beautifully styled all-black Noctua fans. ASUS uses the Seventh Gen Astek pump which is virtually silent, with a base operating speed of 840RPM.
ASUS Chief Operating Officer Joe Hsieh explains: "When developing the next generation of our premium Ryujin coolers, we again looked to Asetek and its most advanced technology to date which provides extreme performance, silent operation and industry-recognized quality and reliability. With ROG Ryujin II 240/360, not only did we want to max out performance, we wanted to enhance aesthetics while upgrading the screen to an LCD panel and retaining the FanXpert controls".
Cerebras revealed its next-gen WSE-2 (Wafer Scale Engine) chip last year during the Hot Chips 2020 conference, but the company has now provided more details at the Linley Spring Processor Conference.
We already knew that the next-gen Cerebras WSE-2 packed an insane 850,000 cores ready for AI work, and an even-more-insane 2.6 trillion transistors (yeah that's trillion with a T). Cerebras' new details on the WSE-2 include the fact that it has 40GB of on-chip SRAM, 20 petabytes of memory bandwidth, and 220 petabits of aggregate fabric bandwidth.
The new WSE-2 is the largest chip ever made, packing 2.6 trillion transistors and 850,000 AI-optimized, fully programmable cores. Cerebras crams all of that into a single silicon wafer, all on TSMC's 7nm process. The entire chip is simply gigantic -- and while it's the same 46,225mm2 as its predecessor in the WSE-1, the new WSE-2 packs some gigantic upgrades.
Intel's new 11th Gen Core CPUs are now floating out into the wild with the folks at Silicon Lottery offering some pre-binned Rocket Lake-S processors for your OC and gaming pleasure.
It all starts with the pre-binned Core i5-11600K offering 4.8GHz all-core boost for $250, while 4.9GHz costs you $260, and then 5GHz costs $340. Next up we have the higher-end and flagship Rocket Lake-S chip with Intel's new Core i9-11900K at 4.9GHz offered by Silicon Lottery for $620, 5GHz costs you $700 while 5.1GHz bumps up to $880.
Silicon Lottery is only offering the 6-core Intel Core i5-11600K and 8-core Core i9-11900K, with no factory pre-binned Core i7-11700K on offer at all.
AMD is currently preparing its next-gen Van Gogh line of APUs for ultra-low power notebooks, with new leaks teasing that we are to expect a quad-core APU powered by the Zen 2 architecture as well as an RDNA 2-based GPU.
The news is coming from Moore's Law is Dead, with Tom reporting that AMD's next-gen Van Gogh APUs will be made on the 7nm node by TSMC and will feature a monolithic design packing a CPU, GPU, and I/O IPs -- all ready for ultra-low power notebooks and ready for 2021.
AMD's new Van Gogh APUs will not only have Zen 2 CPU cores and RDNA 2 GPU cores, but it'll also pack LPDDR6 memory which offers more bandwidth -- great for gaming and content creation on-the-cheap (and inside of ultra-low power notebooks of the future). AMD is using the FF3 socket for its new Van Gogh APUs which is an compact low power socket, something that AMD will use to fight against Intel's new Tiger Lake-U processors.
AMD has just launched its new Ryzen 5000G series processors with the introduction of the new Zen 3-based Ryzen 7 5700G, Ryzen 5 5600G, and Ryzen 3 5300G chips.
It starts with the AMD Ryzen 7 5700G which is a new 8-core, 16-thread CPU which clocks at up to 4.6GHz and has 20MB of cache in total. There are 8 compute units at up to 2GHz here, with the CPU using up to 65W of power. Next up is the Ryzen 5 5600G with 6 cores and 12 threads at up to 4.4GHz with 19MB of cache in total, 7 compute units with the GPU at up to 1.9GHz and the same up to 65W power consumption.
AMD's lowest member of the new Ryzen 5000G processors is the new Ryzen 3 5300G which is a new 4-core, 8-thread CPU with clocks of up to 4.2GHz, 10MB of cache and 6 compute units at up to 1.7GHz and up to 65W power consumption.