AMD 2017 Opteron has three sockets
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 18:52

AMD 2017 Opteron has three sockets


Exclusive: 4, 8, 12, 16, 24 and 32 core versions

Zen-based Opteron processors should appear by mid-2017 and our deep throats have revealed that there will be three different sockets. Not only that, the entry level Zen based processors will come in four or eight Zen core configurations and they will use the  SP4r2 BGA socket. AMD has been developing them under the Snowy Owl codename. 

Nvidia Volta gets 16nm FinFET treatment
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 14 July 2016 13:26

Nvidia Volta gets 16nm FinFET treatment


While Vega sticks with 14nm

A little birdie told us that Nvidia is giving its Volta the 16nm FinFET treatment. This product uses stacked DRAM too so it looks like the whole thing will be pretty bleeding edge.

Kaby Lake conjures up two overclocking tricks
Published in Processors


BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset

Kaby Lake will be a better overclocker. At least this is what Intel is telling its partners right now. The successor to Skylake architecture will have two overclocking enhancements the BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset.

Kaby Lake GPU learns hardware HDR
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 10:23

Kaby Lake GPU learns hardware HDR


Exclusive: Hardware VP9, HEVC 10b too

Intel's Kaby Lake-S chips, which will launch as Core i7 and Core i5 in overclocked and non-overclocked versions, will have an updated GPU. They will be HDR capable and a hardware encoder and decoder support for VP9, HEVC 10b codecs. 

Skylake-X 10 comes in Q2 17
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 10:22

Skylake-X 10 comes in Q2 17


New socket R4

Fudzilla has a few details on the new 10 core Skylake-X which will replace the Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition which has just been released. 

AMD demonstrates Zen running Doom
Published in Games
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 17:15

AMD demonstrates Zen running Doom


One hand clapping with zombies at E3 2016

AMD has released a short video where its lead system engineer Louis Castro running Doom on its Summit Ridge, Zen-based processor .

Nvidia GP102 Titan coming soon
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:08

Nvidia GP102 Titan coming soon


Meeting a huge demand 

Despite AMD is telling the world that the $649.99 Geforce 1080 is too expensive, Nvidia partners insist they can sell as many cards as Nvidia can supply.  Now there is a faster version coming, based on GP102 even bigger graphics chip. 

AMD's Naples Zen has 32 cores
Published in Processors
Monday, 13 June 2016 12:35

AMD's Naples Zen has 32 cores


Exclusive: Server chip with 64 threads arriving in 2017

Fudzilla has scored some exclusive details about the coming AMD Zen chip that will have as much as 32 cores, 64 threads and more L3 cache than you can poke a stick at.

Kaby Lake-S has 15 percent more I/O lanes
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 08:14

Kaby Lake-S has 15 percent more I/O lanes


Intel Optane technology support

Intel is gearing up to launch its third generation 14nm processor codenamed Kaby Lake which is a minor update to the Skylake generation. 

Intel Apollo Lakes are 30 percent faster than Braswell
Published in Notebooks


Goldmont 14nm will bring fast Atom notebooks in 2H16

Intel has not given up on its power saving roadmap even if it will not produce any more phone SoCs. In fact its Apollo Lake notebook platform can bring up to 30 percent better performance.