Recently we witnessed an alleged leak for the first member of the Sea Islands Family, which is scheduled to appear in the first quarter of 2013. We dug deeper and discovered codenames for GPUs coming in the next couple of years.
While mainstream "there's simply no need for more" quad-core Haswell parts should have further power savings, but not much extra performance unless you recompile the software to take advantage of the new ISA, the high end parts will take a hulk smash approach.
Watched the first day IDF Keynotes? One point must have been noticed from Kirk Skaugen's and David Perlmutter's talks – it's LATE 2013 Haswell in the 'Core' processors… and therefore even later in high end Xeons.
Even before Haswell's 10W ULV run sometime by mid 2013, Intel will have a limited SKU set of 10W ULV Ivy Bridge processors, likely under the Core i3 moniker. One step below the 17W UltraBook level, and one step above typical tablet ARM/Atom processors, can these CPUs power a super-tablet running a full Windows or
Recently, there were a lot of rumors that AMD reorganized its roadmap and that some late 2012 and regular 2013 parts were cancelled. Before going any forward, we can now say that some of those rumors are true.
Originally, Kepler GPU architecture was scheduled to debut in 2011, with the successor codenamed Maxwell coming in 2013. We were not surprised to hear that Maxwell, tied to a 20nm process node – is getting delayed as well.
The "Denlow" Xeon E3 v3 platform, in early to mid 2013, would be the first Haswell workstation / entry level platform, just after the Ivy Bridge based Xeon E5 v2 platform appears – odd roadmap schedule, isn't it?
The substantial, if not indefinite, delay of Trinity desktop parts, as well as server-centric focus of the remaining Piledriver chips that are expected - like 16-core 'Abu Dhabi', raises some questions.
Intel’s “MIC” Xeon Phi die has 62 cores, and was aimed for clocks much higher than 1GHz to fight Nvidia GK110
Our Theo covered a bit of the current stage of Xeon Phi a.k.a MIC sampling. Is there more meat left on the table?
ARM and GlobalFoundries have signed an agreement to develop System-on-Chip (SoC) technology for ARM processors using GlobalFoundries' 20-nanometer design and FinFET process.
Even though AMD was the first with a professional-grade capable graphics (Llano APU), it was Intel that first launched a Xeon E3 Series processor with professional OGL-certified graphics. Now, AMD is taking it back with the Trinity-based FirePro APU.
At the first day of Siggraph 2012, which is taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Khronos group announced the new iterations of OpenGL API for conventional computers and consoles (OpenGL), as well as mobile devices (OpenGL ES).
Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Company (or simply Rockchip) is mostly known for its low-power silicon which powers numerous entry-level tablets, smartphones, digital frames, personal media players etc. The company recently unveiled its high-performing chips, the RK 3000 Series.
We won't play Capt. Obvious in stating that Intel's next high-end desktop (HEDT) platform is codenamed "Ivy Bridge-E," but we've dug up some reliable information pointing at its launch time-frame, and compatibility with current "Sandy Bridge-E" platform.
Several weeks ago, Intel officially announced first products based on the 22nm Knights Corner architecture. Known as Xeon Phi, the Larrabee Reborn is coming to fight Nvidia Tesla, AMD FireStream, FPGAs and Chinese CPU vendors.
AMD is planning to harvest lower-grade 32 nm "Trinity" APU chips by branding them as Athlon II X4 quad-core processors, which lack integrated graphics. The chips will be built in the socket FM2 package, supported by future motherboards. As many as three models are confirmed to be in the pipeline.
Intel will launch its first socket LGA2011 client processor in months, in Q4-2012. The Core i7-3970X Extreme will take charge as the company's next flagship client processor, and it's yet another "speed-bump."
There's no secret that graphics cards such as NVIDIA GeForce, Tesla as well as AMD Radeon are being used by security agencies worldwide. Their goal is to crack the passwords of suspects as much as 10-20x faster than the most expensive Intel processor is able to do. Today, another company is claiming its stake in
Delays are back to haunt desktop variants of AMD's next-generation A-series APUs. According to sources, a last-minute design change forced AMD and motherboard vendors to go back to the drawing boards.
Behind the scenes, Intel is trying to raise uncertainty around its competitors in the mobile field which have as crushing share as Intel has on the PC market. However, with continuous delays of their next-gen hardware, one must ask is "Intel's manufacturing advantage" really all that?