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AMD this week held its Annual Shareholder Meeting where it reiterated its current technology roadmap and once again confirmed that that its major products set to be released this year based on 7nm will be formally introduced in Q3. Previously the company implied on launch timeframes of its Navi GPU (at least one of them), Matisse CPUs, and Rome server CPUs, but never made a firm promise about the third quarter - this announcement is a commitment to delivering these products in Q3.

Hot Chips 31 (2019) Programme Announced: Zen, Navi, POWER, Lakefield, Gen-Z, Turing, Lisa Su Keynote

There are two trade shows every year that I love. Computex in June is great, because the scale of the industry it covers, and Taipei is a wonderful location...

17 by Ian Cutress 4 days ago

Upgrading from an Intel Core i7-2600K: Testing Sandy Bridge in 2019

One of the most popular processors of the last decade has been the Intel Core i7-2600K. The design was revolutionary, as it offered a significant jump in single core...

191 by Ian Cutress on 5/10/2019

Intel Xeon Update: Ice Lake and Cooper Lake Sampling, Faster Future Updates

Emerging workloads will require considerably higher performance, and in order to solve upcoming challenges Intel has adjusted its product roadmaps quite significantly. One of the key things that Intel...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2019

Intel Details Manufacturing through 2023: 7nm, 7+, 7++, with Next Gen Packaging

At Intel's Investor Day today, CEO Bob Swan and Murthy Renduchintala spoke to the ability of the company with respect to its manufacturing capabilities. Intel has historically been strong...

232 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 5/8/2019

The Larrabee Chapter Closes: Intel's Final Xeon Phi Processors Now in EOL

Intel this week initiated its product discontinuance plan for its remaining Xeon Phi 7200-series processors codenamed Knights Mill (KML), bringing an end to the family of processors that have...

22 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 5/7/2019

US Dept. of Energy Announces Frontier Supercomputer: Cray and AMD to Build 1.5 Exaflop Machine

The history of the computing industry is one of constant progress. Processors get faster, storage gets cheaper, and memory gets denser. We see the repercussions of this advancement through...

76 by Ryan Smith on 5/7/2019

Amazon AWS Offers Another AMD EPYC-Powered Instance: T3a

Amazon Web Services has further expanded its usage of AMD EPYC-based machines for its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Last week the company started to offer its new EPYC-powered...

19 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2019

AMD Q1 FY 2019 Earnings Report: Revenue Down But Margins Up

Today AMD announced their Q1 FY 2019 earnings. Revenues were down 23% year-over-year, coming in at $1.27 billion. Gross margin for the quarter was 41%, up 5% from a...

17 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2019

AMD: 7nm ‘Navi’ GPU & 'Rome' CPU to Launch in Q3

Offering a brief update on the state of future products as part of its post-earnings conference call this afternoon, AMD has confirmed that both their upcoming Rome (Zen 2...

38 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 4/30/2019

AMD 50th Anniversary: Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon VII Gold Edition Products

Set to celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 1, AMD is rolling out two limited edition products to memorialize the date. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition CPU...

24 by Anton Shilov on 4/29/2019

Intel: CPU Shortages Will Persist Throughout Q3 2019

Although Intel invested some additional $1.5 billion to boost its 14 nm fab output last year, it looks like its supply problems are not going to be solved until...

38 by Anton Shilov on 4/26/2019

Intel Reports Q1 FY 2019 Results: Revenue Flat, PCs Up, Servers Down

This afternoon, Intel announced their earnings for Q1 of their 2019 fiscal year. Revenue for the first quarter came in at $16.1 billion, which is flat compared to Q1...

18 by Brett Howse on 4/25/2019

Intel Starts Qualification of Ice Lake CPUs, Raises 10nm Volume Expectation for 2019

During its Q1 earnings call, Intel provided an update regarding its 10 nm process technology as well as the ramp up of its Ice Lake-U processor for notebooks, which...

70 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2019

Intel 9th Gen Core Processors: All the Desktop and Mobile 45W CPUs Announced

How Intel has launched its range of ninth generation processors has been an odd and awkward one. Despite the launch of the 8-core 9900K last year, we still haven’t...

134 by Ian Cutress on 4/23/2019

AMD 50th Anniversary Ryzen CPUs Listed At Retailers (ShopBLT)

Every company loves a good anniversary. It's a time to explain the origin story, show how the company came to the fore, and discuss the next year's of business...

7 by Ian Cutress on 4/18/2019

Sony Teases Next-Gen PlayStation: Custom AMD Chip with Zen 2 CPU & Navi GPU, SSD Too

After years of speculation about what could be and what Sony may be up to, the company is finally starting to ramp up the long launch cycle for their...

187 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

Intel to Launch 8th Generation Intel Core vPro Notebook Processors

One of the bigger parts of Intel’s product portfolio that rarely gets a mention is the vPro product line. vPro consists of a specific combined processor and chipset portfolio...

11 by Ian Cutress on 4/16/2019

Intel 9th Generation 8-Core 35W CPUs: Launch May 15th (Kikatek)

It is always quite amusing when retailers pre-announce products before the company actually pushes out a press release. Embargo or not, the retailers want to advertise the fact they...

19 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2019

Ampere Computing: Arm is Now an Investor

The pipeline for Arm based server products has a few companies fighting for as much of the market as they can get – the server market is a big...

8 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2019

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