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Intel's new 10nm CPUs might not be here until 2022

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 day, 14 hours ago

Intel just launched its new 9th-gen mobile CPUs with more power and energy efficiency than ever before, but what about the desktop? It looks like desktop 10nm CPUs are a few years out now, spelling trouble for the company and a win for competitor AMD.




Intel will reportedly have 10nm (or smaller) desktop CPUs sometime in late-2021 or 2022, around the time that Intel will be launching its next-gen Ocean Cove CPU architecture. Between now and then we can expect Comet Lake-S refreshes with 2/4/6/8-core CPUs on 14nm between now and mid-2020, while Comet Lake-U will introduce new 8- and even 10-core CPUs both on 14nm.




The next CPU architecture after the Comet Lake-S release will be Rocket Lake-S which will be on an optimized 14nm node. The next-generation Ocean Cove CPU architecture will be the first deployed on 10nm in 1H 2021, delivering 4 cores on 10nm. AMD on the other hand has 8C/16T processors on the new Zen 2 CPU architecture on 7nm in the coming months, with an announcement at Computex 2019 in a month from now.

AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU prices teased by Singaporean retailer

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Mar 4, 2019 2:16 am

AMD will be unveiling its new Ryzen 3000 series processors at Computex 2019 in late-May/early-June, with new 500-series motherboards to join the fray with flagship X570 boards arriving with the first taste of next-gen PCIe 4.0 connectivity, too.




Well, now a retailer in Singapore has released some early pricing on AMD's upcoming Ryzen 3000 processors, a list of prices that is pretty close to the ones leaked in December. We're looking at prices from the Ryzen 3 3300 at $151, to the Ryzen 7 3700X at $501. But it's the higher-end Ryzen 9 3800X and Ryzen 9 3850X that should take things to the next level as they'll be next-gen 7nm Zen 2 CPUs that will reportedly pack 16 cores and 32 threads... Threadripper territory.


The purported Ryzen 9 3800X and Ryzen 9 3850X would compete directly against Intel's Core i9 family of CPUs, but it will offer a thread-busting 16C/32T with higher CPU clock speeds thanks to the 7nm node and Zen 2 architecture improvements. We're looking at the flagship Ryzen 9 3850X coming in at 4.3/5.1GHz for base and boost CPU clocks respectively, while the Ryzen 9 3800X will arrive with 3.9/4.7GHz base and boost CPU clocks respectively.

Intel details its first hybrid CPU 'Lakefield' on 10nm tech

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 28, 2019 2:22 am

Intel has kicked off the hype train for its next-gen Lakefield processor, which will be the first to use Intel's new Foveros 3D packaging technology, and will start production later in the year. The teaser below does a great job of what to expect, which will see Intel fighting directly against Qualcomm in the SoC space for the next generation of laptops and portable devices.



Lakefield is going to be one of the most insteresting and tech-packed system-on-a-chip releases this year, with Intel getting to show off its 3D design packaging that will pack a slew of chips, GPU, memory and I/O on top of the main base die.




The two DRAM layers are placed on top of the compute chiplet that houses the CPU and GPU which are both on 10nm, and then placed on top of the base die with cache and I/O.

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Intel's new Pentium Gold G5620: 2C/4T at 4GHz announced

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 21, 2019 4:25 am

Intel has just released the first Pentium-branded processor to have 4GHz clocks out of the box, with the new Pentium Gold G5620. The new CPU replaces the G5600, and is based on the 14nm 'Coffee Lake' CPU architecture.




The new Intel Pentium Gold G5620 is a 2C/4T processor at 4GHz (without Turbo Boost), 256KB of L2 cache per core, and 4MB of shared L3 cache. There's also integrated graphics in the form of Intel UHD Graphics 630 which rolls out with 24 execution units. There's dual-channel DDR4 support, which will house up to 64GB off DDR4-2400, although I don't know who would pair a 2C/4T processor with 64GB of RAM.


We're looking at a TDP of just 65W and no pricing just yet but we should expect it to be around $100 or so, with availability next month.

Intel Core i9-9900KFC spotted, winner winner CPU dinner

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 20, 2019 2:29 am

Intel looks to be making a tasty new CPU with a purported Core i9-9900KFC model in the works... and that's not a typo, 'KFC' in the model of the processor actually makes sense and most likely won't come with a bucket of chicken.




Breaking down the KFC model we have 'K' meaning it's an unlocked CPU, 'F' is something new for Intel and means it doesn't feature integrated graphics, while 'C' designation was added to Broadwell CPUs that had improved integrated graphics. But the 'C' contradicts the 'F' as one means without integrated graphics and the other means it won't have integrated graphics, so what is going on here?


AnandTech points out that the 'C' processors featured a "small amount of eDRAM to act as a buffer between the L3 cache and the CPU. In our testing of those processors, it only really gave extra performance to integrated graphics workloads, which is where those Broadwell processors were focused". This means we could see a new high-end 8C/16T processor with additional eDRAM, which is going to confuse people I'm sure. The 9900KFC would feature additional hardware on it to boost graphics performance, but doesn't feature integrated graphics. Alrighty then.

Intel Inside Ireland: $8 billion manufacturing plant planned

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 11, 2019 5:28 am

Intel is looking to ramp up its manufacturing abilities with a massive new 110,000m2 manufacturing plant planned in Co Kildare, Ireland. This new plant will expand an already huge 90,000m2 manufacturing plant.




The huge new facility has a budget of $8 billion, will take 4 years to complete with the help of 3000 construction workers and once its finished it'll hire 1600 people. Intel's new planned facility will be an add-on to its Leixlip campus which houses 4500 employees. Intel's new manufacturing plant will have 8 massive water tanks that will be up to 63m tall, there'll be other facilities that will include backup generators, wastewater treatment plants, and more.


The reasoning behind the wastewater treatment plants is that the new manufacturing facility will use a crazy 37 million liters (or 9.7 million gallons) of water every day.

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Intel's new 28C/56T Xeon W-3175X turns up in Japan for $3880

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 4, 2019 3:38 am

Intel unleashed its new unlocked 28C/56T monster of a processor last week in the form of the Xeon W-3175X which was only being bundled with systems in the US, but has now turned up in retail form in Japan.



The new Xeon W-3175X has arrived in the Tokyo Tech Plaza in Japan, at a converted $3880 - above its $2999 retail price. The only motherboard that supports Intel's new Xeon W-3175X is the ASUS Dominus Extreme, so you'll need to buy one of those after you've just dropped this wad of cash on the unlocked 28C/56T chip. ASUS has said that its new Dominus Extreme motherbaord is only available through system integrators.


But then there are some retailers listing the new ASUS Dominus Extreme motherboard as an OEM-only part with a gigantic $1728-$1799 depending on the listing at ShopBLT and CompSource.

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Asetek's new CPU cooler for Intel's 28C/56T Xeon CPU: $399

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 1, 2019 6:20 am

Intel has made its crazy enthusiast Xeon W-3175W processor available to the public, kinda, with the new 28C/56T processor needing some serious cooling. Well, Asetek has stepped up in the first 24 hours offering at the time of writing, the only certified CPU cooler for Intel's new Xeon W-3175X processor.




The new $2999 processor can be cooled with the new $399 cooler from Asetek that is called the 690LX-PN which is a new closed loop liquid cooler that the company worked with Intel on. Asetek's new cooler is rated up to a huge 500W TDP with its massive triple 120mm radiator with pre-installed fans. The company is using its latest Gen6-s pump with an integrated copper cold plate.




It has a very industrial look on the CPU but I really dig the style, a huge 28C/56T beast of a Xeon W-3175X deserves this awesomely-styled cooling.

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Intel plans $11 billion manufacturing plant in Israel

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jan 30, 2019 5:24 am

Intel is rumored to be tooling up a new manufacturing plant in Israel later this year, with a reported $11 billion investment into the country that will see the Israeli government selling up with a $1 billion grant that would make this the "largest single investment ever made in Israel".




The new manufacturing plant will reportedly be built in the southern city of Kiryat Gat, Israel where Intel will create 1000 jobs, a number that will add onto the current 13,000 employees in Israel. Intel has previously asked the Israeli government to chip in 10-15% of the expected cost of the facility, but Israel instead offered a 5% grant with a further 5% tax credit for a promise of jobs and operation of the plant for at least 12 years.


Israeli Finance Minister, Moshe Kahlon, said on Tuesday that Intel h ad applied for a grant from the Israeli government to the tune of around $1 billion, for a new fab that would cost $11 billion. Kahlon said: "The moment the company comes to Israel and invests $10 billion, and it receives a grant of 9%, that means 91% of it stays here. There are always such discounts, there are always incentives".

AMD Ryzen 3000 series: 7nm 8C/16T CPU, X570 boards, PCIe 4.0

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jan 10, 2019 2:58 am

CES 2019 - AMD has just shown off its new Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series processors, something the company will be shipping to consumers in mid-2019. The new CPUs are made with the new Zen 2 architecture that has improvements of its own, as well as a node shrink down to 7nm.



The company was benchmarking an unknown new Zen 2-based 7nm Ryzen 3000 series processor against the Intel Core i9-9900K, but even AMD CEO Lisa Su herself mentioned there will be a flagship 8C/16T solution when the Ryzen 3000 series launches but wasn't specific on what exact clock speeds and specs the 8C/16T processor she showed off.


AMD used the Cinebench R15 demo to show that its new 7nm-based Ryzen 3000 prototype could keep up with the Core i9-9900K, but the new AMD system was super power efficient in comparison. The prototype 7nm CPU and its entire system consumed 133W during the benchmark compared to the 9900K system that was using 179W. This is a big difference, so I want to see what we can expect from AMD and its new Ryzen 3000 series on 7nm when their CPUs are clocked at 5GHz or more, and in larger core counts like 16C/32T and beyond.