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A new update to the Intel document for software developers indicates that the company will begin to introduce various AVX-512 instruction set extensions to its consumer CPUs soon. This will start from the codenamed Cannon Lake (CNL) and Ice Lake (ICL) processors, made using 10 nm process technologies. The new extensions will enable future chips to improve performance in certain applications. One of the main questions on AVX-512 is which consumer programs will actually support the AVX-512 when these CNL and ICL processors hit the market. In addition to the AVX-512, the upcoming processors will introduce a host of other new non-AVX-512 instructions. Buy Intel Core i9-7900X on Amazon.com AVX-512 Coming to Consumer CPUs According to the Intel Architecture Instruction Set Extensions and Future Features Programming Reference...

Intel Rebrands Kaby Lake Pentiums to Pentium Gold

Intel has announced plans to rebrand its current generation Pentium processors, and future generations, to 'Pentium Gold' chips. The rebranding reflects Intel’s intention to position the latest Pentium CPUs...

59 by Anton Shilov & Joe Shields on 10/12/2017

Price and Availability Watch: Core i7-8700K, Core i5-8600K and Core i3-8350K

Intel on Thursday officially initiated sales of its 8th Generation 'Coffee Lake' processors for desktops worldwide. The new chips offer more physical cores in the mainstream processor segment than...

54 by Anton Shilov on 10/6/2017

The AnandTech Coffee Lake Review: Initial Numbers on the Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400

It has been ten years since Intel introduced quad-core processors into its mainstream product range. It was expected that six-core parts would hit the segment a few years after...

215 by Ian Cutress on 10/5/2017

Paul Otellini, Former Intel CEO, Passes Away

Paul Otellini, chief executive of Intel from 2005 to 2013, passed away in his sleep on Monday, October 2, 2017, Intel has announced. Mr. Otellini was Intel’s first CEO...

42 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2017

Best CPUs for Workstations: 2017

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended workstation CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

99 by Ian Cutress on 10/2/2017

The Intel Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X CPU Review Part 1: Workstation

The buzz since Intel announced it was bringing an 18-core CPU to the consumer market has been palpable: users are anticipating this to be Intel’s best performing processor, and...

148 by Ian Cutress on 9/25/2017

Intel Announces 8th Generation Core "Coffee Lake" Desktop Processors: Six-core i7, Four-core i3, and Z370 Motherboards

In an unusual set of circumstances (ed: someone couldn't follow a simple embargo), this evening Intel is officially announcing its 8th Generation desktop CPU lineup, codenamed Coffee Lake. This...

108 by Ryan Smith & Brett Howse on 9/25/2017

Imagination Technologies to Be Acquired by Canyon Bridge for £550M; MIPS Sold to Tallwood VC

Late this evening Imagination Technologies has announced that they have finally agreed to a buy-out offer. After making noise last month as a potential suitor, Canyon Bridge has announced...

61 by Ryan Smith on 9/22/2017

GlobalFoundries Weds FinFET and SOI in 14HP Process Tech for IBM z14 CPUs

GlobalFoundries this week formally introduced its new custom process technology that will be used to manufacture IBM's z14 CPUs, which in turn were announced earlier this year. The 14HP...

31 by Anton Shilov on 9/22/2017

GlobalFoundries Adds 12LP Process for Mainstream and Automotive Chips; AMD Planning 12LP CPUs & GPUs

GlobalFoundries on Wednesday announced its new 12LP (leading performance) fabrication process. The new manufacturing technology was designed to increase transistor density and improve frequency potential compared to GlobalFoundries’ current-gen...

32 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2017

Prices of Intel’s Coffee Lake-S CPUs Published: $400 for Core i7-8700K?

An online retailer in the UK has started to take pre-orders on Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs, specifically the socketed 'S' parts for desktop computers. As reported previously, the...

62 by Anton Shilov on 9/19/2017

AMD's 35W "Bristol Ridge" A-Series APUs Now Available at Retail

We have some good news for low-power AMD builders this morning: AMD has (finally) begun to sell the 35W versions of their "Bristol Ridge" desktop APUs. Overall the company...

38 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2017

Now Shipping: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X & Ryzen Pro CPUs

Back when AMD announced their leading-edge Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X, the company also tucked in an announcement that there would be a third, cheaper Threadripper: the 1900X. Now...

19 by Ryan Smith on 8/31/2017

Best CPUs: August 2017

In our series of Best Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of...

60 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

Intel Launches Xeon-W CPUs for Workstations: Skylake-SP & ECC for LGA2066

On the professional side of the CPU space, Intel’s new Xeon Scalable Processor family, based on the Skylake-SP architecture, is suiting up against the new EPYC processors from AMD...

49 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2017

Hot Chips: IBM's Next Generation z14 CPU Mainframe Live Blog (5pm PT, 12am UTC)

IBM's mainframe business is a large element of their business. The z series is part of that business, and a very complex design, citing interesting and different processor design...

67 by Ian Cutress on 8/22/2017

Hot Chips: Intel Knights Mill Live Blog (4:45pm PT, 11:45pm UTC)

Another talk from Hot Chips, this time on Intel's Knights Mill (KNM). The Intel Knights family stems from their Xeon Phi product line, although KNM is a bit different...

22 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2017

Intel Launches 8th Generation Core CPUs, Starting with Kaby Lake Refresh for 15W Mobile

This year has been enjoyably eventful for processor releases. Intel launched their 7th Generation processors, Kaby Lake, in January. Then we had AMD release their new high-performance microarchitecture in...

145 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2017

Hot Chips: Microsoft Xbox One X Scorpio Engine Live Blog (9:30am PT, 4:30pm UTC)

This week it's the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino. We're sat nice and early, with the first talk today from Microsoft. John Sell, a Microsoft hardware veteran, is set...

33 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2017

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