7nm first adaptive compute platform
Xilinx has confirmed that the Versal, product developed under Everest condemned was taped out last year, and today the company has confirmed that the first tier-one customers are getting the first Versal AI core products.
A different angle look
The Navi paper-launched when I was still in sunny Tuscany taking a break from the tech, but here are some of the things that have caught my attention. No Ray tracing, no high end, and only performance/mainstream, not much benefit from 7nm, and nine months late to fight 2070 are just a part of it.
Scorpio, and Scarlett SoCs
Our knowledgeable sources have whispered that Intel has hired John Sell, a chap who was the chief architect of Xbox One, Scorpio, and Scarlett SoCs. John joined as an Intel Fellow to work on security.
37B transistor chip sampling in weeks
The transformation of Xilinx took the company’ revenue to over three billion for the first time in history, and the big bets that CEO Victor Peng made are starting to pay off. Victor confirmed at the recent company’s financial analyst event that a 7nm chip codenamed Everest and branded as Versal was taped out last year.
Well informed sources close to the matter have informed us that Intel is working in bringing the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) back. It even might come back as soon as later this year.
Computex 19: X55 modem inside, pictured
Qualcomm and Lenovo showcased the world’s first 5G PC at Computex. The PC is based on Qualcomm’s 8cx platform and comes with additional 5G connectivity. Lenovo calls this design "Project Limitless", based on world’s first 7nm platform purpose-built for PCs.
Computex 19: Ray Tracing and shipping in July
Scott Herkelman, VP & GM Radeon Business Unit and Lisa Su have just announced Navi, Radeon RX 5000 series with the 5700 being the first to launch. It can do Ray Tracing and, as Fudzilla suggested thirteen months ago ago, it is a mainstream card first and high performance later.
Computex 19: To fight Matisse
AMD is expected to reveal the Zen 2 tomorrow at its press event at Computex and Intel dropped a bombshell and announced the Core i9 9900KS with all cores clocked at 5GHz.
Computex 19: Hell froze over
Intel is serious about getting back on track and competing in every single sector of the market and managed to beat the best of AMD notebook offering in graphics. The Gen 11 graphics inside Ice Lake-U 10nm notebooks that are scheduled to ship in holiday season 2019 beat the AMD Picasso 12nm Ryzen 7 3700U in 25W in graphics.
Intel, Qualcomm, Google, Microsoft
The four above are just the tip of the iceberg and probably the companies that will most suffer from the ban, but ISV like Adobe, antivirus makers, any US-based software maker on Android or Windows selling to Huawei will be affected too.