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Intel Core i9-7960X benchmarks: 16C/32T 'Skylake-X' CPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 18 hours, 21 mins ago

Intel is preparing their new Core i9 range of processors, and while the flagship Core i9-7980XE gets all of the attention, there will be a 16C/32T chip at $1699, the Core i9-7960X.

 

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Now there's some results of the upcoming Core i9-7960X on Geekbench, but the new 16C/32T processor isn't shaping up so well, scoring 5238 in single-core results, while hitting 33,672 in multi-core. Comparing this against Intel's current Core i9-7900X (10C/20T) which has less cores and threads, the single-core performance is superior at 5390, and so is the multi-core score at 33,945.

 

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The upcoming 7960X does beat AMD's upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X (16C/32T @ 3.4GHz) with its single-core score of 4074 and multi-core score of 26,768. Both the 7960X engineering sample and early sample of the ThreadRipper 1950X have their CPU clocks much lower than the 3.4GHz on the 7900X (even though it has less cores than the other two processors).

Intel's new Core i7-8700K CPU detailed, 6C/12T @ 4.3GHz?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 19 hours, 56 mins ago

Intel is preparing its new Core i7-8700K to fight off the largest CPU fight against AMD in years, with new details on the Coffee Lake-based 6C/12T processor arriving through a new purported engineering sample.

 

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The new 8700K engineering sample clocks in higher than previous leaks, with a base clock of 3.5GHz and a maximum multiplier of 43, hinting at a huge 4.3GHz boost clock. For a 6C/12T processor at 4.3GHz, we could be in for quite the beast in the 12-thread processor game. AMD's current Ryzen 5 1600X processor clocking in at 4GHz under XFR, 300MHz shy of Intel's upcoming Core i7-8700K.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 will debut with the Pixel 2

By: Lana Jelic | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 3 days, 3 hours ago

In the months leading up to the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Note8, we have heard rumors that the device might be powered by Qualcomm's yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 836.

 

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Samsung has confirmed that the phone would be launched on August 23rd, but according to a new report, it won't feature the Snapdragon 836 but will instead be powered by Snapdragon 835, the same SoC used in S8 and HTC U11.

 

The same report says that Qualcomm plans to introduce the Snapdragon 836 with the Google Pixel 2. We saw the same scenario last year when Qualcomm debuted the Snapdragon 821 with Google's Pixel.

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Fake AMD Ryzen CPUs have been sent by Amazon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 3 days, 17 hours ago

There have been two consumers that have ordered AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processors from Amazon, but they didn't receive a real CPU - because in 2017, that's a thing.

 

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Both of the Ryzen CPUs were in fact Intel Celeron CPUs that were disguised as Ryzen 7 1700 processors. Reddit user sh00ter999 posted an image to Reddit of what was meant to be the Ryzen 7 1700, and instead it was actually an Intel Celeron processor that looked like a really poor attempt at an AMD Ryzen chip.

 

The "Ryzen 7 1700" shipped with the wrong, and even damanged heat sink, with packaging that looked dodgy as well. There were no pins on the bottom of the CPU, and mixed with the pinless AM4 socket, could've resulted in damaging a motherboard if someone pushed down too hard on the heat sink when installing it.

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Intel's new 12C/24T CPU: slower clocks than ThreadRipper

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 4 days, 16 hours ago

AMD has stressed Intel out so much that they've aged 20 years overnight, and now the pain continues. Intel has announced, very quietly I might add, that the frequency of their new Core i9-7920X processor is just 2.9GHz for base clock, with the Turbo Clock unknown at this point.

 

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Intel's upcoming Core i9-7920X is the company's 12C/24T processor that will be priced at a hefty $1199, and when compared to AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X (12C/24T), Intel loses. First, AMD has its Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X clocked at 3.5GHz base, and a much cheaper price of $799.

 

Intel also revealed that the 7920X will have 16.5MB of L3 cache, but didn't unveil any new specs of the processor just yet. So unless Intel's new processor destroys the ThreadRipper 1920X, the massive $400 increase might not be justified.

Samsung will manufacture 7nm chips for Apple's iPhone 9

By: Lana Jelic | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 5 days, 22 hours ago

Samsung will produce chips for Apple's next year's iPhone, claims a new report. It appears that Samsung and Apple have already signed a deal regarding iPhone 9's processors.

 

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This is a huge accomplishment for Samsung since the company lost the deal with Apple back in 2013 to its Taiwanese rival TSMC. TSMC is currently working on 10nm A11 chips for the iPhone 8.

 

Next year's iPhone, the iPhone 9, will be powered by the expected 7nm A12 chipset.

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AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper will include AIO liquid cooler

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 6 days, 17 hours ago

The release of AMD's next-gen Ryzen ThreadRipper is right around the corner, and now we're hearing that the company will be offering AIO liquid coolers with their upcoming ThreadRipper processors.

 

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The bundled liquid coolers will be a massive benefit to those wanting to push the new CPUs to their limits, and is a great move by the company. Intel has made similar moves with its new Core i9 processors, but AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs are much better value for money than ANYTHING that Intel has to offer right now, or coming soon.

 

AMD's inclusion of providing AIO liquid coolers is a great move, as it shows the company was prepared for next-gen 12C/24T and 16C/32T processors that are sure to get hot - so providing AIO liquid coolers is the right move here. AMD... I'm looking forward to Ryzen ThreadRipper even more now.

Intel prepares Core i7-8700K to better fight AMD Ryzen

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 6 days, 18 hours ago

Intel is like a T-Rex fighting AMD with its little arms right now, with this fact compounded by the rumors of Intel preparing new 6-core CPU parts under the upcoming Coffee Lake CPU architecture for early-2018.

 

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Intel is reportedly working on the flagship Core i7-8700K processor (6C/12T) at 3.7GHz base, and a lowered 95W TDP. Comparing the 8700K against the newly-released Core i9-7800X which has a 140W TDP, it would begin chomping on the heels of the 7800X very quickly - which is probably why Intel isn't launching the 8700K until next year, to give the 7800X some breathing room.

 

We're also to expect a non-K variant in the form of the Core i7-8700, which will reportedly roll out with a 3.2GHz base clock. There will also be new Core i5 models with up to 6 cores which would be the most interesting part of the Coffee Lake CPU architecture launch.

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Huawei's newest chip will focus heavily on AI

By: Lana Jelic | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 week ago

Huawei's HiSilicon, the producer of chips for Huawei, is gearing up to launch an application processor that combines CPU, GPU and AI functionality into a single chip. This chip will likely be based on the new processors that ARM introduced at Computex earlier this year that have a focus on AI.

 

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ARM's new A75, A55 CPUs, G72 GPU and DynamIQ architecture are all designed to deliver the best possible performance while also being designed to accelerate AI workloads and do faster inference.

 

There is currently no known AI accelerator that Huawei plans to use in addition to the A75, A55 and G72 cores, but its possible they could be developing their own to work with these new processors.

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AMD goes for Intel's throat: quad-core Ryzen for $109

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

AMD is battling Intel all over the place with its Zen-based processors, with Ryzen 7 kicking things off earlier this year, the impending threat of Ryzen ThreadRipper in the HEDT market, and now the new threat of Ryzen 3 in the low/mid-range markets.

 

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AMD is reportedly getting down and dirty with Ryzen 3, with the Ryzen 3 1300X rumored to hit a price of just $129... but the Ryzen 3 1200 processor will be found as low as $109... not bad considering they're both quad-core CPUs. Ryzen 3 1300X is a 4C/4T processor at 3.5/3.7GHz for base/boost, respectively while the Ryzen 3 1200 is a 4C/4T processor at 3.1/3.4GHz for base/boost, respectively.

 

Intel has had the low/mid-range markets in its hands for years with the Celeron/Pentium and Core i3/Core i5 families of processors, but AMD is looking to disrupt this market in a massive way if it gets the prices of its upcoming Ryzen 3 processors at less than $130. Considering Ryzen-capable motherboards are also cheaper than their Intel-capable counterparts, AMD could be in for one heck of a ride with Ryzen 3.

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