CPUs

A couple of months ago we reviewed a few of the newest six-core Intel commercial CPUs that are also used in low-end servers. Intel has also launched some quad-core models, which we are focusing on today. These Xeon E quad-core processors compete directly against AMD's Ryzen Pro product line, focusing on manageability, ECC memory support, and guaranteed product longevity.

CXL Specification 1.0 Released: New Industry High-Speed Interconnect From Intel

With the battleground moving from single core performance to multi-core acceleration, a new war is being fought with how data is moved around between different compute resources. The Interconnect...

46 by Ian Cutress on 3/11/2019

AMD: 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper in 2019

In a new presentation for investors AMD announced a more precise launch plan for its client APUs and CPUs for desktop, mobile, and server computers. The company is preparing...

59 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

Coffee Lake-Refresh Desktop CPU List Surfaces: 35W Core i9-9900T & 8-Core Xeon E-2200 Confirmed

This morning the crew over at FanlessTech has picked up on the release of a new Intel processor list from Fujitsu. In it, Fujitsu has published what appears to...

19 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

Maxon Releases Cinebench R20 Benchmark

One of the key benchmarks that have been used in the industry is Cinebench. The latest version has been Cinebench R15, released for version 15 of Cinema 4D. In...

52 by Ian Cutress on 3/5/2019

Best CPUs for Workstations: 2019

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended workstation CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

32 by Ian Cutress on 3/1/2019

Intel Reveals Name of Next Generation Xeon D: Hewitt Lake

The Xeon D processor line for Intel has been a combination networking/microserver processor that increased significantly in core count, power, and capability in the previous generation. We now have...

10 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2019

Some Cascade Lake Xeon Scalable Processor Specifications Exposed in SI Documents

The next generation of Intel’s server processor line is the Cascade Lake Xeon Scalable family. Intel has been promoting it as the next generation over several events through 2018...

5 by Ian Cutress on 2/23/2019

Pentium Sans Graphics: Intel’s Pentium Gold G5600F Listed

Numerous retailers this week have started to list a rather odd microprocessor, the Intel Pentium Gold G5600F. The latest Pentium targets entry-level PCs, yet it does not feature an...

7 by Anton Shilov on 2/22/2019

Intel's First 4.0 GHz Pentium: Pentium Gold G5620 Listed At Retail

A number of European retailers have started listing new Celeron and the Pentium Gold-branded processors, which indicates that the world’s largest CPU supplier is about to formally announce the...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/19/2019

Intel Details New 9th Gen CPUs for Notebooks: i9-9980HK to i5-9300H

Intel is yet has to announce its 9th Gen Core processors for laptops officially, but because the company needs to sort out all the things with authorities and regulators...

36 by Anton Shilov on 2/16/2019

Playing Chicken: Kentucky Fried Intel Core i9-9900KFC Processor Listed

If every letter has a special meaning for a feature in a product, and a product portfolio offers a mix and match of those features, then eventually a combination...

32 by Ian Cutress on 2/15/2019

Western Digital’s RISC-V "SweRV" Core Design Released For Free

Western Digital has published a register-transfer level (RTL) design abstraction of its in-house designed SweRV RISC-V core. The SweRV core is one of several RISC-V projects the company as...

14 by Anton Shilov on 2/15/2019

Intel Submits Ireland Fab Expansion Plan: $8 Billion Price Tag, With a 4 Year Lead Time

Intel has submitted a proposal to Irish authorities for the expansion of its manufacturing site near Leixlip. According to the plans, Intel is exploring the construction of a brand-new...

26 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2019

The AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X CPU Review

Despite AMDs resurgence to kick it with the high end of mainstream processors, the biggest volume sales occur more in the mid-range where the parts are often competitively priced...

62 by Ian Cutress on 2/11/2019

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q1 2019

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

79 by Ian Cutress on 2/8/2019

Intel Details Plans for Its Oregon Fab Expansion: D1X Phase 3

Intel this week revealed the first details concerning its fab expansion plans in Oregon. As it turns out, the company intends to build the third phase of its D1X...

26 by Anton Shilov on 2/5/2019

Cisco Documents Shed Light on Cascade Lake, Cooper Lake, and Ice Lake for Servers

In a publicly available document, found by an eagle-eyed user on Twitter, Cisco has revealed some details about the future Whitley Platform and Barlow Pass: the set of technologies...

21 by Ian Cutress on 2/5/2019

Intel 28-Core Xeon W-3175X Spotted at Retail in Japan: $3880

One of the comments we got from Intel about the new unlocked 28-core Xeon W-3175X processor was that it would only be available through boutique system integrators or OEMs...

20 by Ian Cutress on 2/2/2019

Intel to Discontinue Itanium 9700 ‘Kittson’ Processor, the Last of the Itaniums

Intel on Thursday notified its partners and customers that it would be discontinuing its Itanium 9700-series (codenamed Kittson) processors, the last Itanium chips on the market. Under their product...

59 by Anton Shilov on 1/31/2019

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