Intel ponders AMD's Ryzen challenge
Published in Processors
Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:31

Intel ponders AMD's Ryzen challenge


10nm Cannon lake and price drops are the answer

AMD had a big day with its Ryzen launch which is the most important for AMD for years. Many didn’t believe it would even happen, but AMD has a product that competes with Intel’s fastest chips. Now, one might wonder what Intel is planning to counter it and we have a few ideas. 

Ryzen to compete with Core i7 7700K too
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:03

Ryzen to compete with Core i7 7700K too


Competitive performance 

There has been much discussion about the eight cores sixteen threads Ryzen CPU and the fact that it will compete quite well against Intel's Core i7 6950 extreme edition but it looks like the Zen with eight cores with sixteen threads will get really close to the performance of the Core i7 7700K.

Intel CPU with AMD iGPU coming this year
Published in Processors
Monday, 06 February 2017 15:59

Intel CPU with AMD iGPU coming this year


Kaby Lake paired up with AMD GPU

It appears that rumors regarding an Intel CPU with AMD integrated GPU are now heating up and that we might just see such CPU this year.

AMD confirms Ryzen and Vega are on track
Published in News
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 18:36

AMD confirms Ryzen and Vega are on track


Ryzen in Q1 and Vega in Q2

AMD has announced its Q4 financial results reporting a revenue of US $1.11 billion and an operating loss of three million dollars, which is still way better than financial analysts expected and has once again confirmed that both Ryzen CPUs and Vega-based GPUs are on track.

AMD Ryzen lineup might not include 6-core model
Published in Processors


Only quad- and octa-core SKUs

According to the latest rumor, AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU lineup might lack a 6-core version, due to the fact that AMD cen't partially disable the four-core Zen module.

Intel expects a calm flat 2017
Published in Processors
Friday, 27 January 2017 10:03

Intel expects a calm flat 2017


Trying to be Zen about it

Mega x86 chip outfit Intel is predicting a pretty flat 2017 after announcing mixed results for the last quarter of 2016.

AMD says Ryzen is a glorious four-year plan
Published in News
Monday, 09 January 2017 13:10

AMD says Ryzen is a glorious four-year plan


Hard launch

After spending four years developing Ryzen, AMD plans to keep the architecture around for at least four more.

How Tesla copied AMD Zen strategy
Published in Processors
Friday, 30 December 2016 12:30

How Tesla copied AMD Zen strategy


Surfing on a non-existing car wave

It looks like AMD is on schedule to finally show all the cards about Summit Ridge, the Ryzen - Zen desktop part but we found interesting that the famous Elon Musk largely built Tesla's success on the same strategy Lisa and her team used for AMD. 

Raven Ridge Zen APU to arrive in 2H 2017
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 15 December 2016 12:34

Raven Ridge Zen APU to arrive in 2H 2017


Desktop, server then notebook

Summit Ridge, Ryzen is on track for Q1 2017, Naples, a server part is on track for Q2 2017 while AMD’s CEO confirmed that Raven Ridge Zen APU is on track to launch in the second half of 2017.

AMD confirms Naples Zen server for Q2
Published in Processors
Thursday, 15 December 2016 11:52

AMD confirms Naples Zen server for Q2


2H 2017 Raven Ridge for notebooks

AMD’s CEO Lisa Su said that Summit Ridge, the processor that we will know as Ryzen, will arrive in Q1 2017 and she mentioned that Naples Zen for server will appear in Q2 and Raven Ridge, Zen APU will deliver in the second half of 2017.