AMD Details Renoir: The Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series 7nm APU Uncovered

The notebook market has not been kind to AMD over the last decade – for a long, long time the company was only ever seen as the discount option...

94 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/16/2020

AMD Announces Ryzen 9 4900H and 4900HS: The Halo 35 W and 45 W Mobile APUs

As part of the disclosures on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 4000 portfolio, the company is also lifting the lid on perhaps one of the worst kept secrets in mobile computing...

37 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/16/2020

Load Value Injection: A New Intel Attack Bypasses SGX with Significant Performance Mitigation Concerns

Microarchitectural attacks have been all the rage. For the past two years, we’ve seen attacks like Meltdown, Spectre, Foreshadow/L1TF, Zombieload, and variants all discuss different ways to probe or...

43 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/11/2020

How Good (or Bad) is a $100 Laptop? The Coda Spirit Review

Back in late 2014, I remember Brett reviewing the HP Stream 11-inch laptop for $200. At the time, it was a great little machine, offering all you need to...

99 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/9/2020

AMD Clarifies Comments on 7nm / 7nm+ for Future Products: EUV Not Specified

As part of AMD’s Financial Analyst Day 2020, the company gave the latest updates for its CPU and GPU roadmap. A lot of this we have seen before, with...

37 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

Updated AMD Ryzen and EPYC CPU Roadmaps March 2020: Milan, Genoa, and Vermeer

Everyone is interested in roadmaps – they give us a sense of an idea of what is coming in the future, and for the investors, it gives a level...

60 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

AMD Moves From Infinity Fabric to Infinity Architecture: Connecting Everything to Everything

Another element to AMD’s Financial Analyst Day 2020 was the disclosure of how the company intends to evolve its interconnect strategy with its Infinity Fabric (IF). The plan over...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

AMD Discusses ‘X3D’ Die Stacking and Packaging for Future Products: Hybrid 2.5D and 3D

One of AMD’s key messages at its Financial Analyst Day 2020 is that the company wants to remain on the leading edge when it comes to process node technology...

12 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

AMD Shipped 260 Million Zen Cores by 2020

Today’s Financial Analyst Day 2020 from AMD is full of small nuggets of information. With the company building its foundation on its new x86 Zen high-performance architecture, keeping...

33 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

Intel CFO: Our 10nm Will Be Less Profitable than 22nm [Morgan Stanley Transcription]

This week at Morgan Stanley’s Analyst Conference, Intel’s CFO, George Davis, sat down to discuss the future of where Intel’s profitability lies. No stranger to the odd comments relating...

92 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/4/2020

Next Generation Arm Server: Ampere’s Altra 80-core N1 SoC for Hyperscalers against Rome and Xeon

Several years ago, at a local event detailing a new Arm microarchitecture core, I recall a conversation I had with a number of executives at the time: the goal...

69 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/3/2020

Testing a Chinese x86 CPU: A Deep Dive into Zen-based Hygon Dhyana Processors

In 2016, through a series of joint ventures and created companies, AMD licensed the design of its first generation Zen x86 processors to be sold into China. The goal...

133 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Wendell Wilson on 2/27/2020

2011 is Calling: Biostar Relaunches H61 Chipset in 2020

Almost a decade ago, with the launch of Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, came the H61 chipset. Compared to the high-end P67 and Z68 models, the idea behind H61 is...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/27/2020

Qualcomm to Start XR2 Reference Design Programme for AR/VR/XR

Today Qualcomm is announcing that it will be reintroducing its Reference Design Programme for its upcoming XR2 chip for VR/XR headsets. The company stated that after the success of...

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/25/2020

Honor Magicbook 14-inch and 15-inch Notebooks with AMD APUs: Coming Worldwide

Last November, Huawei subsidiary honor launched a new line of notebooks inside China. The Magicbook line consisted of several models built on Intel, AMD, and offered a variety of...

25 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/24/2020

Qualcomm’s New 3rd Generation Snapdragon X60 5G Modem, Built on 5nm

To date Qualcomm has promoted two key standalone 5G modems for widespread adoption: the Snapdragon X50 and the Snapdragon X55. Today the company is disclosing details on its upcoming...

50 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/18/2020

Qualcomm’s March on Connection Quality: New RF Filters with up to 0.8 dB Better Performance

One of the key components to any wireless system is the ability to detect the required frequency and ensure a clean signal with a stable connection. In order to...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/18/2020

The 64 Core Threadripper 3990X CPU Review: In The Midst Of Chaos, AMD Seeks Opportunity

The recent renaissance of AMD as the performance choice in the high-end x86 market has been great for consumers by enabling a second offering at the top-end of the...

281 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 2/7/2020

Computex 2020: Still on Schedule Despite Coronavirus, But Other Events Have Restrictions

Update 6/12: Computex 2020 has now officially been cancelled. The show will return for its regular run in June of 2021. Update 3/24: Computex 2020 has now officially been postponed...

19 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/4/2020

AMD's 4Q/FY19 Financial Report: Revenue up 50% from 4Q18, Debt Halved

AMD just announced its Q4 2019 and Financial Year 2019 Earnings Report. Here are the key points, along with AMD's presentation.

122 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/28/2020

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