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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
Is Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even Experts Disagree

Is Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even Experts Disagree

What's the current state of Moore's Law? Depends very much on who you ask -- which may be a sign of a problem, in and of itself. The post Is Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even
How Makimoto’s Wave Explains the Tsunami of Specialized AI Processors Headed for Market

How Makimoto’s Wave Explains the Tsunami of Specialized AI Processors Headed for Market

There's a huge amount of work being done in AI right now, a number of specialized processors headed for market, and a name for the trend that's driving it all towards us. The post How Makimoto’s Wave
Facebook is Working on Its Own Custom AI Silicon

Facebook is Working on Its Own Custom AI Silicon

Facebook is the latest firm to discuss its own efforts to build custom AI processors. Is the era of the general purpose CPU drawing to a close? The post appeared first on ExtremeTech.
With Spintronics, Intel Sees Efficiency, Density Scaling Far Beyond CMOS

With Spintronics, Intel Sees Efficiency, Density Scaling Far Beyond CMOS

A new research paper from Intel suggests a new path forward for device scaling and lower power computing. We desperately need one. The post With Spintronics, Intel Sees Efficiency, Density Scaling
Does It Matter If TSMC Dethrones Intel and Takes the Semiconductor Lead?

Does It Matter If TSMC Dethrones Intel and Takes the Semiconductor Lead?

TSMC is poised to overtake Intel in overall silicon manufacturing, but how much of an impact on Intel is that actually likely to have? The post Does It Matter If TSMC Dethrones Intel and Takes the
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
DARPA Plans to Transform CPU Design, Drive Faster Chips

DARPA Plans to Transform CPU Design, Drive Faster Chips

DARPA has big ideas for the future of CPU design -- and they're starting to overhaul things from the ground up. The post DARPA Plans to Transform CPU Design, Drive Faster Chips appeared first on
Do Spectre, Meltdown Mean the Death of Moore’s Law?

Do Spectre, Meltdown Mean the Death of Moore’s Law?

Meltdown and Spectre are serious problems. Are they serious enough to kill all hope of future CPU performance improvements? The post Do Spectre, Meltdown Mean the Death of Moore’s Law? appeared first
Nvidia’s CEO Declares Moore’s Law Dead

Nvidia’s CEO Declares Moore’s Law Dead

Nvidia's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, believes the traditional version of Moore's Law is dead, replaced by a GPU trend he calls Hyper-Moore's Law. He's got a point. The post Nvidia’s CEO Declares Moore’s Law