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A bright future for Moore’s Law

A bright future for Moore’s Law

While there are many voices today predicting the imminent demise of Moore’s Law, I couldn’t disagree more -- the future is brighter than ever.
Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, Xbox’s Phil Spencer Are Fighting Over Moore’s Law

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, Xbox’s Phil Spencer Are Fighting Over Moore’s Law

Everybody's got to argue about something -- Moore's Law, in this case. The post Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, Xbox’s Phil Spencer Are Fighting Over Moore’s Law appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Could Killing Off Motherboards Boost PC Performance?

Could Killing Off Motherboards Boost PC Performance?

Semiconductor manufacturers are pursuing new methods of improving absolute performance. What if we junked motherboards? The post Could Killing Off Motherboards Boost PC Performance? appeared first on
Evolving Moore’s Law with chiplets and 3D packaging

Evolving Moore’s Law with chiplets and 3D packaging

New design and packaging innovations enable new varieties of lighter, low-power, customized processors ideal for Big Data and AI applications.
AMD Announces Ryzen 3000 CPUs With Up to 12 Cores for $499

AMD Announces Ryzen 3000 CPUs With Up to 12 Cores for $499

AMD has finally disclosed its Ryzen 3000 family and 7nm improvements, with a new 12-core chip dropping in at $499. The post AMD Announces Ryzen 3000 CPUs With Up to 12 Cores for $499 appeared first
Q1 2019 Semiconductor Sales Fell By 4th-Largest Decline in 35 Years

Q1 2019 Semiconductor Sales Fell By 4th-Largest Decline in 35 Years

Semiconductor sales slumped hard in Q1 2019. The decline from Q4 2018-Q1 2019 is the fourth-largest in 35 years, which doesn't say great things about the rest of the year. The post Q1 2019
Chiplets Are Both Solution to and Symptom of a Larger Problem

Chiplets Are Both Solution to and Symptom of a Larger Problem

Chiplets are a new method of building microprocessors, but the gains and improvements should be understood in the context of the difficulties they are intended to address. The post Chiplets Are Both
AMD’s Zen 2 Architecture Is Coming. What Kind of CPU Improvements Should You Expect?

AMD’s Zen 2 Architecture Is Coming. What Kind of CPU Improvements Should You Expect?

AMD's third-generation CPUs based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture are coming, but what kind of CPU advances will the company ship? The post AMD’s Zen 2 Architecture Is Coming. What Kind of CPU
AMD Announces Ryzen 3: 8 CPU Cores, Zen 2 Architecture

AMD Announces Ryzen 3: 8 CPU Cores, Zen 2 Architecture

AMD announced new details on its upcoming Ryzen 3 CPU family at CES 2019, including demos that show the chip matching Intel core-for-core at 7nm. The post AMD Announces Ryzen 3: 8 CPU Cores, Zen 2
Prices Leak for Intel’s Monster 28-Core Xeon W-3175X CPU

Prices Leak for Intel’s Monster 28-Core Xeon W-3175X CPU

Remember Intel's overclocked 28-core 5GHz CPU? Prices on the chip have leaked and they're not actually too bad, by Intel's standards. The post Prices Leak for Intel’s Monster 28-Core Xeon W-3175X CPU
The Latest Rumors About AMD’s Ryzen 3000 Series Are Too Good to Be True

The Latest Rumors About AMD’s Ryzen 3000 Series Are Too Good to Be True

A new set of rumors about AMD's 7nm Ryzen parts are literally too good to be true. The post The Latest Rumors About AMD’s Ryzen 3000 Series Are Too Good to Be True appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Intel’s Comet Lake-S Rumored to Pack 10 Cores, Debut on 14nm

Intel’s Comet Lake-S Rumored to Pack 10 Cores, Debut on 14nm

Rumors suggest Intel could be planning a new 10-core CPU, built on the 14nm process node. The post Intel’s Comet Lake-S Rumored to Pack 10 Cores, Debut on 14nm appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Chiplets Are the Future, but They Won’t Replace Moore’s Law

Chiplets Are the Future, but They Won’t Replace Moore’s Law

AMD and Intel are both moving to 'chiplet' configurations of one sort or another, but the long-term scaling issues faced by both aren't going away. The post Chiplets Are the Future, but They Won’t
AMD 7nm Epyc CPU Offers Core Enhancements, Huge Performance Gains

AMD 7nm Epyc CPU Offers Core Enhancements, Huge Performance Gains

AMD's second-generation Rome processor, built on 7nm, promises significant improvements in throughput, energy efficiency, and overall performance. The post AMD 7nm Epyc CPU Offers Core Enhancements,