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Apple working on next-gen M3 chip for 'future iMac' and other products

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 12, 2022 11:34 PM CDT

Apple just announced its new M2 chip, with 20+ billion transistors on TSMC's still fresh 5nm process node, while it is testing its next-gen M3 chip in-house for a new iMac of the future.

Apple working on next-gen M3 chip for 'future iMac' and other products 21 | TweakTown.com

In a new article, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that: "the company is already working on an M3 chip destined for a future iMac and other products". There are no other details of what Apple will pack into the M3, but I'd like to see something truly beefy for a next-gen Apple iMac desktop system.

Rumors began swirling of the new Apple M3 chip in April 2022, where Bloomberg began teasing the M3 for a future iMac. Bloomberg reported at the time: "Since then, I've heard that the M2 chips aren't the only one in testing within Apple. And if you're waiting for a new iMac, i'm hearing an M3 version of that desktop is already in the works - though I imagine it won't launch until the end of next year at the earliest. Also, for those asking, I still think an iMac Pro is coming. It just won't be anytime soon".

Continue reading: Apple working on next-gen M3 chip for 'future iMac' and other products (full post)

Apple M2 Max: 12-core CPU, 38-core GPU, made on TSMC next-gen 3nm

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 12, 2022 10:48 PM CDT

Apple unveiled its new M2 processor at its recent WWDC 2022 event, with detailed specifications seeing it pack an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU on TSMC's 5nm process node.

Apple M2 Max: 12-core CPU, 38-core GPU, made on TSMC next-gen 3nm 01 | TweakTown.com

We quickly heard rumors on Apple's beefier M2 Max SoC but all we heard is that it would be made on TSMC's next-gen 3nm node... and now, we have rumors on the M2 Max specs. We're looking at the M2 Max packing a 12-core GPU (up from the 10-core CPU on the plain M2) while M2 Max reportedly packs a beefier 38-core GPU (up from the 10-core GPU on the plain M2).

Bloomberg detailed that the M2 Max chips in the new high-end MacBook Pro laptops will "include 12 main processing cores and up to 38 graphics cores, up from a maximum of 10 processing cores and 32 graphics cores in the current models".

Continue reading: Apple M2 Max: 12-core CPU, 38-core GPU, made on TSMC next-gen 3nm (full post)

AMD CDNA 3: world's first exascale APU, CPU + GPU on same package

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 12, 2022 9:45 PM CDT

AMD has confirmed a bunch of its next-gen GPU architectures at its recent Financial Analyst Day 2022, with details on RDNA 3 and RDNA 4 architectures... as well as the world's first exascale APU: CDNA 3.

AMD CDNA 3: world's first exascale APU, CPU + GPU on same package 05 | TweakTown.com

AMD's next-gen CDNA 3 architecture will be the first exascale APU design, packing both CPU and GPU chiplets on the same package. AMD has promised an insane 5x or higher (AI) performance-per-watt uplift for its new CDNA 3 architecture over the current CDNA 2 architecture.

The company said that the expected performance-per-watt uplift for CDNA 3 will be achieved through the new 5nm process and 3D chiplet packaging, the next-gen AMD Infinity Cache, 4th Gen Infinity architecture, unified memory APU architecture, and new math formats. A huge +500% increase... but the chart does note "AI performance/watt uplift".

Continue reading: AMD CDNA 3: world's first exascale APU, CPU + GPU on same package (full post)

AMD details Zen CPU roadmap: Zen 5 with V-Cache on 4nm + 3nm in 2023

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 12, 2022 7:48 PM CDT

AMD has been very confident with its rollout of its Zen-based CPU architecture, but now the company has better detailed its CPU core roadmap at its recent AMD Financial Day 2022 event.

AMD details Zen CPU roadmap: Zen 5 with V-Cache on 4nm + 3nm in 2023 03 | TweakTown.com

AMD has said that it will have both Zen 4 and Zen 5 architectures on the market in 2024, with Zen 4 + Zen 4 with V-Cache + Zen 4c CPUs made on TSMC 5nm and 4nm process nodes this year, and into 2023. But in 2023 and into 2024 and beyond, AMD will introduce its next-gen Zen 5 CPU architecture with Zen 5 + Zen 5 with V-Cache + Zen 5c CPUs made TSMC 4nm and TSMC 3nm process nodes.

Zen 5 is a "new grounds-up microarchitecture" explains AMD, saying that it is "optimized for scale across workloads". AMD's new Zen 5 architecture will have "enhanced performance and efficiency", a "re-pipelined front end and wide issue" and "integrated AI and Machine Learning optimizations".

Continue reading: AMD details Zen CPU roadmap: Zen 5 with V-Cache on 4nm + 3nm in 2023 (full post)

AMD confirms EPYC 'Genoa-X' has 1GB+ L3 cache, 96 x Zen 4 cores on 5nm

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 9, 2022 11:47 PM CDT

AMD revealed some more details about its upcoming 4th Gen EPYC "Genoa-X" CPU family at its Financial Day 2022 event, and boy, it packs some beef.

AMD confirms EPYC 'Genoa-X' has 1GB+ L3 cache, 96 x Zen 4 cores on 5nm 02 | TweakTown.com

The new AMD EPYC "Genoa-X" processor is based on the new Zen 4 architecture, packing the new AMD 3D V-Cache technology... driving up to over 1GB of L3 cache which is pure cache insanity. Even the kick ass EPYC "Milan-X" CPU has 768MB of L3 cache and that was great, but 1GB+ is a huge step up for AMD.

AMD will be using the monster new SP5 socket (LGA 6096) for its EPYC "Genoa-X" CPU, offering both DDR5 support and new PCIe 5.0 technology. AMD has also now confirmed up to 96 cores based on the Zen 4 architecture, and that it's "optimized for technical computing and databases" and drops "in 2023". We already know that Meta (Facebook) will be using EPYC CPUs for the metaverse.

Continue reading: AMD confirms EPYC 'Genoa-X' has 1GB+ L3 cache, 96 x Zen 4 cores on 5nm (full post)

AMD Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPU spotted in the nude: delidded

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 8, 2022 7:28 PM CDT

AMD's new Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPU has fallen into the hands of an "unnamed overclocker" and been instantly delidded. Check it out:

AMD Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPU spotted in the nude: delidded 03 | TweakTown.com

TechPowerUP reported the image, noting that the "person who shared this picture should most likely not have done so and as such, we won't be posting a link to the source". The photo shows us the IHS that is pretty damn thick, but you've also got the two CCDs and the IOD soldered to it.

The two CCDs in question are part of a two-chiplet design: each chiplet packs up to 8 x Zen 4 CPU cores (16 cores in total for up to 16 cores and 32 threads in the flagship Zen 4 processor). The I/O die is also new, with an integrated RDNA 2 GPU, and made on TSMC's fresh 6nm process node.

Continue reading: AMD Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPU spotted in the nude: delidded (full post)

Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids delayed: 'later than originally forecasted'

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 8, 2022 7:07 PM CDT

Intel's next-gen Xeon "Sapphire Rapids" CPUs have been delayed, where the original plans that Intel had for its new Xeon volume ramp hitting a big bump in the road.

Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids delayed: 'later than originally forecasted' 01 | TweakTown.com

This isn't the first delay, but now the second that Intel is putting Sapphire Rapids through since it was meant to debut in Q1 2021 this year, with Intel shipping initial SKUs to customers a few months ago and they're still being validated. But now, Intel is building in more platform and product validation time, with a delayed production ramp deeper into 2022.

Intel Executive Vice President, General Manager, Datacenter and AI Group, Sandra Rivera explains: "At this point we are building in more platform and product validation time, so we see Sapphire, you know the ramp being later in the year than what we had originally forecasted, but the demand is still very high".

Continue reading: Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids delayed: 'later than originally forecasted' (full post)

Apple's upgraded M2 Pro + M2 Max SoC: on TSMC 3nm node later this year

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 8, 2022 6:31 PM CDT

Apple unveiled its next-gen M2 at its recent WWDC 2022 event, offering some upgrades over its M1 predecessor, but now it's time for M2 Pro and M2 Max rumors.

Apple's upgraded M2 Pro + M2 Max SoC: on TSMC 3nm node later this year 04 | TweakTown.com

Apple's upgraded M2 Pro and M2 Max SoCs will be upgraded versions of the M2, and act as next-gen replacements to the M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs, leaving a hole for the M2 Ultra afterwards to replace the current-gen M1 Ultra replacement (which is effectively 2 x M1 Max SoCs glued together).

9to5Mac is reporting that Apple will "continue with TSMC as its Apple Silicon chip supplier. The Taiwanese semiconductor company is expected to start mass production of Apple's new "M2 Pro" chip later this year, which reportedly will be built on the 3-nanometer process". The difference here is that the upcoming M2 is being made on second-gen 5nm at TSMC... while the beefed-up M2 Pro and M2 Max will be made on the next-gen 3nm process node at TSMC.

Continue reading: Apple's upgraded M2 Pro + M2 Max SoC: on TSMC 3nm node later this year (full post)

Apple announces next-gen M2 SoC: 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, made on 5nm

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 6, 2022 7:55 PM CDT

Apple has just announced its new M2 SoC with some impressive upgrades across the board, and will be powering "completely redesigned" versions of the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops.

Apple announces next-gen M2 SoC: 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, made on 5nm 01 | TweakTown.com

The new Apple M2 is being made one TSMC's new second-generation 5nm process node, with over 20 billion transistors making up the chip. Inside, Apple has an 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, up to 24GB of LPDDR5 RAM with 100GB/sec of memory bandwidth, and "industry-leading performance per watt".

Apple also has a "high-performance media engine" that handles up to 8K resolution video and HEVC video, and even supports 6K external display support. The 8-core CPU is split into 4 high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores, with the 4 high-performance cores using an "ultrawide microarchitecture", which packs 192KB instruction cache, 128KB data cache, and shared 16MB cache.

Continue reading: Apple announces next-gen M2 SoC: 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, made on 5nm (full post)

Intel LGA 1851 appears, retires LGA 2551 rumor for Arrow + Meteor Lake

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 6, 2022 6:09 AM CDT

We have just had a fresh rumor from Benchlife, that Intel's next-gen Socket V1 -- aka LGA 1851 -- will be the heart and soul of the next-gen Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake CPUs in 2023, 2024 and beyond.

Intel LGA 1851 appears, retires LGA 2551 rumor for Arrow + Meteor Lake 09 | TweakTown.com

Intel's new 14th Gen Core "Meteor Lake" CPUs were rumored to use a new LGA 2551 socket, which we learned about in Tom @ Moore's Law is Dead's latest video... but now Benchlife is saying that's wrong and that Chipzilla will use LGA 1851 instead.

The new LGA 1851 socket measures in at 45 x 37.5mm making it identical -- in size at least -- to the LGA 1700 that the 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" uses, and the upcoming 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPU will use. This would be great for CPU cooling companies, as you wouldn't need to buy a new CPU cooler with the new LGA 1800 socket and new 14th or 15th Gen Core CPU of the future.

Continue reading: Intel LGA 1851 appears, retires LGA 2551 rumor for Arrow + Meteor Lake (full post)

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