7nm

One of the stories bubbling away in the background of the industry is the AMD self-imposed ‘25x20’ goal. Starting with performance in 2014, AMD committed to itself, to customers, and to investors that it would achieve an overall 25x improvement in ‘Performance Efficiency’ by 2020, which is a function of raw performance and power consumption. At the time AMD was defining its Kaveri mobile product as the baseline for the challenge – admittedly a very low bar – however each year AMD has updated us on its progress. With this year being 2020, the question on my lips ever since the launch of Zen2 for mobile was if AMD had achieved its goal, and if so, by how much? The answer is yes, and...

Ampere’s Product List: 80 Cores, up to 3.3 GHz at 250 W; 128 Core in Q4

With the advent of higher performance Arm based cloud computing, a lot of focus is being put on what the various competitors can do in this space. We’ve covered...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/23/2020

New #1 Supercomputer: Fugaku in Japan, with A64FX, take Arm to the Top with 415 PetaFLOPs

High performance computing is now at a point in its existence where to be the number one, you need very powerful, very efficient hardware, lots of it, and lots...

46 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/22/2020

Intel to use Nanowire/Nanoribbon Transistors in Volume ‘in Five Years’

This year, at the international VLSI conference, Intel’s CTO Mike Mayberry gave one of the plenary presentations, which this year was titled ‘The Future of Compute’. Within the presentation...

14 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/22/2020

ASRock Unveils Radeon RX 5500 XT Challenger ITX 8 GB Graphics Card

ASRock has announced its latest ITX graphics card for small form factors, the Radeon RX 5500 XT Challenger ITX. This new mini-ITX card is based on AMD's Navi 14...

65 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/16/2020

AMD’s Mobile Revival: Redefining the Notebook Business with the Ryzen 9 4900HS (A Review)

At every turn in the story of AMD’s notebook portfolio, we’ve been there to document the highs and lows. Five years ago, AMD was definitely suffering from a combination...

262 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/9/2020

SMIC Details Its N+1 Process Technology: 7nm Performance in China

SMIC first started volume production of chips using its 14 nm FinFET fabrication process in Q4 2019. Since then, the company has been hard at work developing its next...

20 by Anton Shilov on 3/23/2020

AMD Details Renoir: The Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series 7nm APU Uncovered

The notebook market has not been kind to AMD over the last decade – for a long, long time the company was only ever seen as the discount option...

94 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/16/2020

AMD Clarifies Comments on 7nm / 7nm+ for Future Products: EUV Not Specified

As part of AMD’s Financial Analyst Day 2020, the company gave the latest updates for its CPU and GPU roadmap. A lot of this we have seen before, with...

35 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

Updated AMD Ryzen and EPYC CPU Roadmaps March 2020: Milan, Genoa, and Vermeer

Everyone is interested in roadmaps – they give us a sense of an idea of what is coming in the future, and for the investors, it gives a level...

60 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

Intel CFO: Our 10nm Will Be Less Profitable than 22nm [Morgan Stanley Transcription]

This week at Morgan Stanley’s Analyst Conference, Intel’s CFO, George Davis, sat down to discuss the future of where Intel’s profitability lies. No stranger to the odd comments relating...

92 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/4/2020

Samsung Starts Mass Production at V1: A Dedicated EUV Fab for 7nm, 6nm, 5nm, 4nm, 3nm Nodes

Samsung Foundry has started mass production of chips using its 6LPP and 7LPP manufacturing processes at its new V1 fab. The new facility employs one of the industry’s first...

29 by Anton Shilov on 2/20/2020

The 64 Core Threadripper 3990X CPU Review: In The Midst Of Chaos, AMD Seeks Opportunity

The recent renaissance of AMD as the performance choice in the high-end x86 market has been great for consumers by enabling a second offering at the top-end of the...

281 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 2/7/2020

CES 2020: Dell’s G5 15 SE Gaming Laptop Gets 8-Core Ryzen 4000 & Radeon RX 5600M dGPU

AMD has just introduced its new Ryzen 7 4000H-series mobile APUs as well as the Radeon RX 5600M GPUs and Dell is among the first companies to use both...

27 by Anton Shilov on 1/7/2020

An Interview with AMD’s CTO Mark Papermaster: ‘There’s More Room At The Top’

On the back of a very busy 2019, AMD is gaining market share and is now a performance leader in a lot of CPU segments. The company has executed...

68 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/30/2019

AnandTech Year In Review 2019: Lots of CPUs

Throughout 2019, we’ve had quite the reverse of performance when it comes to the competitiveness of the modern performance-oriented desktop processor. This year we’ve seen AMD introduce its Zen...

25 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/27/2019

Intel Hires Fab Veteran, Former GlobalFoundries CTO Dr. Gary Patton

Intel has hired Dr. Gary Patton, the former CTO at GlobalFoundries and an ex-head of IBM Microelectronics business. Dr Patton was leading Global Foundries leading edge processes before that...

21 by Anton Shilov on 12/11/2019

Intel’s Manufacturing Roadmap from 2019 to 2029: Back Porting, 7nm, 5nm, 3nm, 2nm, and 1.4 nm

One of the interesting disclosures here at the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) has been around new and upcoming process node technologies. Almost every session so far this...

138 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/11/2019

Qualcomm Windows on Snapdragon: New 7c & 8c SoCs for sub-$800 Laptops

Last year Qualcomm introduced its flagship Snapdragon 8cx platform for premium always-connected PCs (ACPCs) that packed the best technologies that the company had to offer at the time. Being...

54 by Anton Shilov on 12/6/2019

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 865 and 765(G): 5G For All in 2020, All The Details

We’re here in Maui for the second day of Qualcomm’s fourth annual Snapdragon summit, for what is probably the most exciting part of the event, as we cover the...

91 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/4/2019

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