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It wasn't all that long ago that the majority of consumer CPUs came with regular old thermal paste under their heatspreaders. It's not just one vendor that did this, either; both AMD and Intel have shipped numerous microprocessors with thermal goop between the silicon die and the nickel plate that serves as an... Read more...
While it's early morning (or late night) here in the US, it's mid-afternoon in Taipei, and AMD just finished up its Computex 2022 keynote. Some of the talk in today's event was a recap of the company's recent releases, such as its Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors and the laptops arriving in market powered by them... Read more...
What do you think the biggest problem in CPU design is, right now? If you said "thermal density", you win today's prize. You don't actually get anything but our admiration and some well-deserved satisfaction, but that's its own reward, right? As transistors continue to get smaller and smaller, their power... Read more...
At GTC in March, NVIDIA announced its baddest GPU to date: Hopper H100. Named after US Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, it was announced alongside an upcoming CPU product called Grace. Hopper isn't quite the biggest GPU NVIDIA has ever createdby a scant few square millimetersbut it's certainly the fastest. Until... Read more...
We've been measuring integrated circuit feature sizes in nanometers for years now, but some folks reading this are probably as old or older than yours truly, who can recall when we first talked about microprocessors being fabricated at the sub-micron feature size. If you don't know, one micron is one... Read more...
If you can remember when the Intel 4004 debuted, don't forget to take Ibuprofen for your backache. Recognized as the world' first commercially available processor, the Intel 4004 is now 50 years old after having launched back in November 1971. How do you celebrate 50 years? By stripping down and showing you still got... Read more...
Ever since their introduction in the PC market during the mid-1990s, heat pipes have been a central fixture in the cooling of hot computer processors. Whether in the form of actual 'pipes' or as a planar heat spreadermore commonly known as a 'vapor chamber'you probably have at least one in the device you're reading... Read more...
It took a few days following Intel's Alder Lake announcement, but there are now a handful of places where you can preorder a 12th Gen Core processor, if that's what you want to do. We always recommend waiting for reviews, but hey, if you want to get a jump and/or take a leap of faith that Alder Lake will bring the... Read more...
You can find Arm's intellectual property in a wide range of devices, from smartphones and tablets, to wireless routers, TVs, and so much more. You can squeezes wearables in there as well (smartwatches and fitness bands). As it pertains to wearables, Arm is looking to advance the category in a big way with flexible... Read more...
It should come as no surprise that the chief executive officer of Softbank is in favor of NVIDIA purchasing Armobviously that is the case, since the two companies hammered out a $40 billion acquisition agreement, marking the largest semiconductor deal ever. But looking beyond the dollars that will exchange hands... Read more...
If all goes to plan for NVIDIA, it will acquire Arm from SoftBank Group Corp (SBG) in a massive deal valued at $40 billion. A definitive agreement between the two parties has already been reached, and all that stands in the way is regulatory approval. And also the words of Arm co-founder Hermann Hauser, who is... Read more...
Security researchers are sounding the alarm on a vulnerability present in practically every processor Intel has released in the past five years. According to the researchers, the vulnerability is "impossible to fix" and "jeopardizes everything Intel has done to build the root of trust and lay a solid security... Read more...
AMD's plan from the beginning of Zen was to have a single socket last for several generations of processor releases. Making good on that promise, AMD's upcoming Ryzen 3000 series of desktop CPUs will once again utilize the same socket, with many existing motherboards getting support by way of a BIOS update. Getting a... Read more...
Intel and its partners have been busy mitigating Spectre and Meltdown, which are two types of speculative side-channel CPU attacks that, if exploited, could potentially expose a user's sensitive data. Most of the mitigations have already been put in place. Other similar vulnerabilities have started to emerge, however... Read more...
A newly discovered security vulnerability in modern Intel X86 processors has been revealed that affects the processor's speculative execution technology like Spectreand Meltdown and can be used to access sensitive information, including encryption related data. Over the last day or two, patches have quietly rolled... Read more...
New Spectre flaws have been revealed by the former head of Intel's advanced thread team, Yuriy Bulygin. This is a man who knows what he's doing, so his opinions and findings are not to be treated as fly-by-night like some others. Through his new security agency, Eclypsium (a neat name, it must be said), Bulygin posts... Read more...
For the folks at Intel, all eyes are likely on Qualcomm today. While Intel has faced the toughest competition in recent years from AMD's Ryzen, Ryzen Threadripper, and EPYC family of processors, the company will soon be encountering a separate attack from Qualcomm. As we have reported multiple times, there is a new... Read more...
The American DJ and production duo known as The Chainsmokers have officially arrived, ladies and gentlemen. Not that Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall were not already successful and a well-known team, but when Microsoft takes notice and designs a custom themed Xbox One S just for you, nobody should be able to question... Read more...
Qualcomm and Microsoft are on the verge of ushering in a new class of always-connected mobile devices that run full-blown Windows 10. The two tech titans are enabling ARM-based Snapdragon 835 processors to run Windows 10 with full x86 emulation, meaning that devices will be capable of not only running Universal... Read more...
Moore's Law, as revised in 1975, states the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit will double around every two years. The observation is named after Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel and Fairchild Semiconductor, and it's driven processor design for several decades. But what happens when Moore's Law is no... Read more...
Sometimes, it's best to accept the fact that you can't doeverything yourself, and where microprocessors are concerned, that can be critical. Sometimes there's just no sense in reinventing the wheel. However,Samsunghas been driving to build in-house graphics IP for its Exynosmobile chipsets for quite some time... Read more...
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