Microchip’s New PCIe 4.0 PCIe Switches: 100 lanes, 174 GBps

There are multiple reasons to need a PCIe switch. These can include expanding PCIe connectivity to more devices than the CPU is capable, to extend a PCIe fabric across...

36 by Dr. Ian Cutress 4 days ago

ASML’s First Multi-Beam Inspection Tool for 5nm

ASML has announced it has made a significant development in its multi-beam inspectional tool line. The new eScan1000 moves a single beam scanning process into a nine-beam scanning process...

17 by Dr. Ian Cutress 4 days ago

Russia’s Elbrus 8CB Microarchitecture: 8-core VLIW on TSMC 28nm

All of the world’s major superpowers have a vested interest in building their own custom silicon processors. The vital ingredient to this allows the superpower to wean itself off...

89 by Dr. Ian Cutress 4 days ago

Intel to Discontinue Core i9-9900K Special Dodecahedron Packaging

One of the interesting elements of this profession is dealing with how the processor companies have changed their attitudes towards marketing their products over the past couple of decades...

38 by Dr. Ian Cutress 6 days ago

Best CPUs for Gaming: May/June 2020

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

62 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/29/2020

Hot Chips 32 (2020) Schedule Announced: Tiger Lake, Xe, POWER10, Xbox Series X, TPUv3, Jim Keller Keynote

I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again – the best industry conference I go to every year is Hot Chips. The event has grown over...

40 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/21/2020

Intel Acquires Rivet Networks: Killer Networking is all in for Team Blue

News hot off the wire is that Rivet Networks, the company behind the Killer range of accelerated networking products and analysis tools, is being acquired by Intel. The two...

66 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/20/2020

The Intel Comet Lake Core i9-10900K, i7-10700K, i5-10600K CPU Review: Skylake We Go Again

The first thing that comes to mind with Intel’s newest line of 10th Generation desktop processors is one of ‘14nm Skylake, again?’. It is hard not to ignore the...

211 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/20/2020

AMD to Support Zen 3 and Ryzen 4000 CPUs on B450 and X470 Motherboards

In a surprising twist, AMD has today announced that it intends to enable Ryzen 4000 and Zen 3 support on its older B450 and X470 Motherboards. This is going...

161 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/19/2020

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review: Why Is This Amazon's Best Selling CPU?

Every so often there comes a processor that captures the market. It ends up being that right combination of price, cores, frequency, performance, features and compatibility when added to...

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

Honor Magicbook 14 Notebook Review: Where Style Paints a Picasso

There are three major selling factors when it comes to laptops: Specifications, Price, and Style. It is exceedingly rare to have a laptop hit all three, and if often...

87 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/15/2020

Intel Announces Xeon W-1200 Series: Comet Lake for Workstations, W480

Aside from Comet Lake vPro being announced today, Intel is also lifting the lid on a new series of processors: W-1200. This line of parts are analogous to Intel’s...

27 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/13/2020

Intel Announces 10th Gen Comet Lake vPro: All 400-Series Chipsets Supported

With every launch of desktop processors, Intel typically follows it up with a series of vPro enabled parts in order for the company to provide solutions through its partners...

13 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/13/2020

The Supermicro H11DSi Motherboard Mini-Review: The Sole Dual EPYC Solution

Users looking to build their own dual EPYC workstation or system, using completely off-the-shelf components, do not have a lot of options. Users can buy most of the CPUs...

34 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/13/2020

Intel Initiates EOL for the VCA2: Three Xeons on a PCIe Card

One of Intel’s more interesting products over the recent years was its range of Visual Compute Accelerator cards, designed to help cloud streaming and encoding/decoding of HD and UHD...

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

Powercolor goes ITX with RX 5600 XT for $299

Small cards and small systems are always exciting to see, especially if there’s an avenue to create a nice PC within a small volume at multiple price points. There...

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

AMD Announces Ryzen Pro 4000 for Mobile: 8 Cores, 15 W, 4.1 GHz

On the back of AMD’s successful Ryzen Mobile 4000 series launch for consumer laptops, the company today launching its range of commercial processors from the same family. These processors...

26 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/7/2020

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and 3100 CPU Review: A Budget Gaming Bonanza

When AMD announced the new Ryzen 3 processors built on Zen 2, I was under the impression that these were essentially the reject parts from AMD’s successful Ryzen 3000...

245 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/7/2020

MAINGEAR Pro WS: Pre-Configured Systems for Creatives, Up to 64 cores and 72 TB Storage

System integrators are there to offer users who don’t want to build their own system a way of getting a machine they can use for work or play. One...

4 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/6/2020

First ATX12VO Consumer Motherboard: The ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4SR

A blog post from Intel has showcased the first consumer motherboard with the ATX12VO power standard from ASRock, and we reached out to ASRock for more details. They have...

42 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/5/2020

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