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When we initially reviewed the latest Ryzen 8000G APUs from AMD last month, the Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G, we became aware of an issue that caused the APUs to throttle after a few minutes. This posed an issue for a couple of reasons, the first being it compromised our data to reflect the true capabilities of the processors, and the second, it highlighted an issue that AMD forgot to disable from their mobile series of Pheonix chips (Ryzen 7040) when implementing it over to the desktop. We updated the data in our review of the Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G to reflect performance with STAPM on the initial firmware and with STAPM removed with the latest firmware. Our updated and...

AMD Set to Fix Ryzen 8000G APU STAPM Throttling Issue, Sustained Loads Affected

Earlier this week, we published our review of AMD's latest Zen 4 based APUs, the Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G. While we saw much better gaming performance...

23 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/2/2024

AMD Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G Review: Zen 4 APUs with RDNA3 Graphics

One of the most desired desktop chips designed for low-cost systems has been AMD's APUs or Accelerated Processing Units. The last time we saw AMD launch a series of...

110 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/29/2024

AMD Unveils Ryzen 8040 Mobile Series APUs: Hawk Point with Zen 4 and Ryzen AI

Although CES 2024 is happening next month in Las Vegas, AMD has lifted the lid on their latest Zen 4 mobile processors, the Ryzen Mobile 8040 series. Codenamed Hawk...

24 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/6/2023

Samsung's Next-Gen 3nm and 4nm Nodes on Track for Mass Production in 2H 2024

Samsung is set to start making chips using its 2nd Generation 3nm-class (SF3) manufacturing technology as well as performance-enhanced version of its 4nm-class (SF4X) fabrication process in the second...

9 by Anton Shilov on 11/2/2023

Tenstorrent to Use Samsung’s SF4X for Quasar Low-Cost AI Chiplet

Tenstorrent this week announced that it had chosen to use Samsung's SF4X (4 nm-class) process technology for its upcoming low-cost, low-power codenamed Quasar chiplet for machine learning workloads. The...

13 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2023

TSMC Delays Arizona Fab Deployment to 2025, Citing Shortage of Skilled Workers

TSMC on Thursday disclosed that it will have to delay mass production at its Fab 21 in Arizona to 2025, as a lack of suitably skilled workers is slowing...

27 by Anton Shilov on 7/20/2023

Samsung Shipping First GAAFET Silicon; 3nm and 4nm Yields Are Improving - Report

Currently, only two foundries offer their customers 3 nm and 4 nm-class process technologies: TSMC and Samsung Foundry. But business media sometimes blames Samsung Foundry for mediocre yields on...

5 by Anton Shilov on 7/18/2023

TSMC Details N4X Process for HPC: Extreme Performance at Minimum Leakage

At its 2023 Technology Symposium TSMC revealed some additional details about its upcoming N4X technology that is designed specifically for high-performance computing (HPC) applications. This node promises to enable...

5 by Anton Shilov on 5/26/2023

Samsung to Unveil Refined 3nm and Performance-Enhanced 4nm Nodes at VLSI Symposium

Samsung Foundry is set to detail its second generation 3 nm-class fabrication technology as well as its performance-enhanced 4 nm-class manufacturing process at the upcoming upcoming 2023 Symposium on...

3 by Anton Shilov on 5/10/2023

Samsung Foundry Vows to Surpass TSMC Within Five Years

The head of Samsung's semiconductor unit acknowledged last week that the company's current mass production, leading-edge process technologies are a couple of years behind TSMC's most advanced production nodes...

18 by Anton Shilov on 5/8/2023

TSMC Announces Early Access Nodes for Next-Gen Car Chips: N4AE and N3AE

As the final set of announcements from this week's North American Technology Symposium, TSMC closed out their fab roadmap updates with some fresh news on their automotive-centric processes. For...

10 by Anton Shilov on 4/28/2023

Asus Preps ROG Ally: A Portable Windows Game Console with Custom Zen 4 + RDNA 3 APU

Asus has begun teasing its own portable game console, the ROG Ally, which the company is positioning as a high-end offering for the handheld PC gaming market. With its...

18 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2023

Inflation Drives Up Fab Costs for Intel and Samsung by Billions of Dollars

To address future demand for semiconductors amid severe chip shortages of 2020 – 2022, all leading chipmakers announced plans to build new fabs and even disclosed their estimated costs...

15 by Anton Shilov on 3/16/2023

AMD Lays Out 2023 Ryzen Mobile 7000 CPUs: Top-to-Bottom Updates, New Zen 4 'Phoenix' CPU Takes Point

This year’s CES has turned out to be a laptop-centric event in the PC space, and no farther do you have to look for proof of that than AMD’s...

46 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2023

TSMC and ASML: Demand for Chips Remains Strong, But Getting Fab Tools Is Hard

TSMC's revenue this year is going to set an all-time record for the company, thanks to high demand for chips as well as increased prices that its customers are...

13 by Anton Shilov on 7/21/2022

AMD: We’re Using an Optimized TSMC 5nm Process

When AMD started using TSMC’s 7nm process for the Zen 2 processor family that launched in November 2019, one of the overriding messages of that launch was that it...

44 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2022

TSMC Unveils N4X Node: Extreme High-Performance at High Voltages

TSMC this week announced a new fabrication process that is tailored specifically for high-performance computing (HPC) products. N4X promises to combine transistor density and design rules of TSMC's N5-family...

42 by Anton Shilov on 12/17/2021

TSMC Roadmap Update: 3nm in Q1 2023, 3nm Enhanced in 2024, 2nm in 2025

TSMC has introduced a brand-new manufacturing technology roughly every two years over the past decade. Yet as the complexity of developing new fabrication processes is compounding, it is getting...

32 by Anton Shilov on 10/18/2021

Samsung: Deployment of 3nm GAE Node on Track for 2022

Samsung Foundry has made some changes to its plans concerning its 3 nm-class process technologies that use gate-all-around (GAA) transistors, or what Samsung calls its multi-bridge channel field-effect transistors...

32 by Anton Shilov on 7/9/2021

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