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Intel Reports Q2 2021 Earnings: Client Computing Leads the Way

Kicking off another earnings season for the tech industry, we as always start things off with Intel, who is the first big chipmaker out of the gate. Over a year into the coronavirus pandemic – and slowly heading out of it – Intel has seen its ups and downs as product demands have shifted and the company’s ability to execute over the long term has been...

OnePlus Announces Nord 2 with Dimensity 1200 SoC

Today OnePlus is announcing the 2021 successor to the OnePlus Nord – the company mid-range line-up phone. The new phone takes the hardware platform from the OPPO Reno 5 Pro in that it is now powered by the new MediaTek Dimensity 1200. 

Cadence Cerebrus to Enable Chip Design with ML: PPA Optimization in Hours, not Months

The design of most leading edge processors and ASICs rely on steps of optimization, with the three key optimization points being Performance, Power, and Area (and sometimes Cost). Once the architecture of a chip is planned, it comes down to designing the silicon of that chip for a given process node technology, however there are many different ways...

Supermicro Ultra SYS-120U-TNR Review: Testing Dual 10nm Ice Lake Xeon in 1U

With the launch of Intel’s Ice Lake Xeon Scalable platform comes a new socket and a range of features that vendors like Supermicro have to design for. The server and enterprise market is so vast that every design can come in a range of configurations and settings, however one of the key elements is managing compute density with memory and accelerator...

PlasticArm: Get Your Next CPU, Made Without Silicon

Known for its core design IP that ends up in everything from IoT to smartphones to servers, Arm is now presenting that it has enabled one of its key microcontrollers in a new form factor: rather than using silicon as a base, the company has enabled a processor core in plastic. The technology has been in the works for almost a decade, but Arm has been...

The SilverStone IceGem AIO Coolers Review: Going Big For Threadripper

Today, we are taking a look at SilverStone's latest family of AIO coolers, the IceGem series. Designed explicitly with Ryzen Threadripper compatibility in mind, the IceGem coolers are meant to fill the hole in SilverStone's AIO cooler lineup, offering a single family of coolers that can be used with any desktop socket, large or small.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Review: Big and Fast, but Inefficient

Today we’re finally taking a deeper look at Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra – the bigger brother of the Mi 11. Featuring the same screen and general design, can the big camera setup warrant double the price over the Mi 11?

GlobalFoundries To Spend Billions: Doubling Fab 8, Creating New Fab in NY

Today at a private GlobalFoundies event, CEO Tom Caulfield accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, announced that the company is set on expansion. At the heart of this new initiative is a doubling of Fab 8, GF’s leading manufacturing facility, at the cost of around $1B. Accompanying this is the disclosure that GF is going to build another...

Testing the New 3DMark CPU Benchmark: For the Boids

A couple of weeks ago, UL (formerly Futuremark) released the latest test in its ongoing 3DMark gaming benchmark suite, CPU Profile. The premise behind this new CPU-specific test is a simulation to measure how processor performance scales with cores and threads. Normally 3DMark tests are designed to measure overall gaming performance – and thus are largely...

Russia To Build RISC-V Processors for Laptops: 8-core, 2 GHz, 12nm, 2025

Russian outlet Vedomosti.ru today is reporting that the conglomerate Rostec, a Russian state-backed corporation specializing in investment in technology, has penned a deal with server company Yadro and silicon design company Sintakor to develop RISC-V processors for computers, laptops, and servers. Initial reports are suggesting that Sintakor will develop...

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