Xilinx announces two streaming server appliances
Published in Cloud


Real-Time Server Appliances for High-Quality, Low-Cost Live Video Streaming


Two things happened since March and the COVID-19 virus-induced crisis. Gaming grew, and streaming grew, among total internet use, teleconferencing, and home office explosion. Xilinx announced two real-time server appliances to offer high quality, low-cost live video streaming platform.

Jim Keller did his Intel job, moves out
Published in News


Four leaders continue his work

A lot of people were surprised to learn that Jim Keller decided to leave Intel for personal reasons. We were less surprised than the rest of his colleagues, just based on Jim’s track record as we believe that Keller went and did what he was hired to do, and left. 

This year's Zen 3 is not 5nm
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 05 June 2020 10:24

This year's Zen 3 is not 5nm


Zen 4 to go to the next node

Digitimes, VideoCardz, and RetiredEngineer (twitter) started an intriguing rumor that Ryzen 4000 might end up at 5nm+. Asking around at a reliable place, we have to disappoint some of you as this won't be the case. The Ryzen 4000 series based on Zen 3 core is still at 7nm.

Tiger Lake powered NUC in late 2020
Published in News
Thursday, 04 June 2020 10:38

Tiger Lake powered NUC in late 2020


Hades Follow up / Panther Canyon

Hades Canyon was the Intel’s first and last attempt to use AMD Radeon graphics connected to its eight-generation Core processor, all in a 100W TDP small form factor package. Now Intel plans a successor to that machine in the later part of 2020.

Mali G78 is the 2021 GPU
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 13:37

Mali G78 is the 2021 GPU


24 cores, 25 percent perf up

ARM Mali GPUs are the number one shipping graphics processor covering gaming, XR, AI, and entertainment. ARM shared with us the updated GPU roadmap and introduced Mali-G78.

ARM introduces Ethos N78 NPU
Published in AI
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 11:24

ARM introduces Ethos N78 NPU


Neural processing makes better photors

All of a sudden, everyone became a better photographer, and this is due more to machine learning and neural processing units in modern phones, rather than people mastering the skill.

Cortex X speeds up phone by 30 percent
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 14:28

Cortex X speeds up phone by 30 percent


High-performance PC SoCs too

Qualcomm introduced Prime core clocked rest from the cluster with Snapdragon 865, and Huawei had two higher clock performance cores in Kirin 990. With that in mind, ARM has introduced the Cortex-X custom program. The result is up to 30 percent peak performance compared to previous generation Cortex A77 cores.

ARM Cortex A78 to power 2021 phones
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 14:59

ARM Cortex A78 to power 2021 phones


20 percent faster 5nm optimized

The next generation of phones mostly expected in early 2021, will come powered by Cortex A78 new core. The new Cortex A78 will improve performance by up to 20 percent in the same power envelope.

Ryzen 4000 desktop was planned for Computex 2020
Published in PC Hardware


Now obviously later Vermeer

Ryzen 3 or what AMD might end up calling the Ryzen 4000 desktop series was supposed to launch at Computex 2020. Since Computex is postponed from late May to late September, it is unlikely that AMD will wait until then to reveal a new CPU.

Xilinx takes you up to space, powers satellites and Mars Rovers
Published in AI


Top-notch 20 nm Space-Grade FPGA

Computing and calculation are a tough job on the ground, not to mention in space, satellites, and Mars Rovers where they face radiation, limited space, and power constraints. Xilinx has just announced a top of the line 20 nm Space-Grade Radiation Tolerant (RT) Kintex UltraScale XQRKU060FPGA that it claims will offer 10X compute performance and reduce development time to launch from five to six to two to three years.