New Intel, AMD and Nvidia products not helping industry
Published in Motherboards


Motherboard makers still miserable


Despite the fact that the big three chipmakers are coming up with new products, motherboard makers are continuing to see reduced shipments, which suggest that none of them are expected to have stellar sales.

Intel releases its first Optane PCI-E SSD
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 06:33

Intel releases its first Optane PCI-E SSD


First 3D XPoint SSD reaches 550K IOPS with 10 microsecond latency

Over the weekend, Intel pushed ahead with the release of its first consumer and enterprise SSD based on 3D XPoint technology, with latency rates roughly one hundred times lower than NAND flash alternatives that have dominated the market since 2007.

Intel underestimated the AMD Zen Ryzen threat
Published in Processors


Sources close to the matter

Ryzen 7 and now Ryzen 5 have launched and they are putting enormous pressure on Intel in the top-level market segment. After a whole decade, price/performance is definitely on AMD's side and even the upcoming Naples 32 core server part will put enormous pressure on  Intel’s cash cow in the server market. 

Intel writes $13.5 billion cheque for MobileEye
Published in News


Self-driving car software belongs to Chipzilla


Chipzilla has just written a $13.5 billion cheque to buy its Jerusalem-based partner MobilEye.

Intel working with Alibaba on cloud
Published in News
Friday, 10 March 2017 10:53

Intel working with Alibaba on cloud


Cloud-based FPGA

Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun), has announced a pilot program with Chipzilla for a cloud-based FPGA (field programmable gate array) acceleration service with the goal of enabling customers to have virtual access to powerful compute resources in the cloud to help them manage business, scientific and enterprise data application workloads more effectively.

Windows is now on ARM servers
Published in News
Thursday, 09 March 2017 11:50

Windows is now on ARM servers


Intel’s data centre  goose is cooked

After months of rumour, Windows is finally fully functional on ARM based chips and the Wintel alliance is in tatters.

How dual socket Naples compares to Intel’s E5 2699A V4
Published in Processors


Outspecing and outperforming $5000 CPU

AMD has given details of Naples and talked about its support at the Open Compute conference and it also shared a few performance numbers of a dual socket Naples with 64 core and 128 threes versus Intel’s latest dual socket Xeon E5-2699A.

Spreadtrum’s chip made by Intel
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 12:06

Spreadtrum’s chip made by Intel


Much Intel inside 

China-based mobile chip vendor Spreadtrum has announced a new chip dubbed the SC9861G-IA, targeted at the "global mid-level and premium smartphone market".

Intel confirms XMM 7480 for this year
Published in Mobiles
Sunday, 05 March 2017 17:12

Intel confirms XMM 7480 for this year


iPhone 7s / 8 modem stops at 450 Mbps

Fudzilla found a chatty person at the Intel booth and have learned that the Intel XMM 7480 modem will ship later this year. In the light of recent legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm, this could spark a rumor that Apple is preparing to use the modem in the 2017 iPhone that someone calls iPhone 8 or 7s. 

Intel does not believe users will care about processes
Published in Processors


14nm, 10nm users will never notice

Chipzilla thinks that users don’t give a monkey’s what process their chip has and will be more interested in its performance, according to a man with long job title.