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Seagate Announces FireCuda 530 PCIe 4.0 SSD at SG21

The gaming segment continues to experience rapid growth in the PC market, and we have seen PC component vendors come up with launch events specifically targeting gamers. Seagate's inaugural Virtual Gaming Event (SG21) is the latest in this list, and the company is announcing its latest flagship SSD - the FireCuda 530 at this event. With its PCIe 4.0 x4 interface, there is a significant jump in sequential access speeds (reads up to 7300 MBps). This has has an ideal target market in the gaming

24 Jun 2021 1:30 am
Using AI to Build Better Processors: Google Was Just the Start, Says Synopsys

In light of the rate of innovation, chip design teams have spent tens of thousands of hours honing their skills over the decades. But getting the best human-designed processor in this fashion can take six months or more, because the number of arrangements possible is equivalent to the number of atoms in the known universe multiplied by the number of atoms in the known universe. With numbers so large, using computers to brute force the best configuration is impossible. At least, it was thought to

23 Jun 2021 6:30 pm
Intel to Create RISC-V Development Platform with SiFive P550 Cores on 7nm in 2022

As part of SiFives announcements today, along with enabling SiFive IP on Intels Foundry Service offerings, Intel will be creating its own RISC-V development platform using its 7nm process technology. This platform, called Horse Creek, will feature several of SiFives new Performance P550 cores also being announced today, and will be paired with Intels DDR and PCIe IP technology.

22 Jun 2021 6:31 pm
Intel Licenses SiFives Portfolio for Intel Foundry Services on 7nm

Todays announcement from SiFive comes in two parts; this part is significant as it recognizes that Intel will be enabling SiFives IP portfolio on its 7nm manufacturing process for upcoming foundry customers. We are expecting Intel to offer a wide variety of its own IP, such as some of the x86 cores, memory controllers, PCIe controllers, and accelerators, however the depth of its third party IP support has not been fully established at this point. SiFives IP is the first (we believe) official con

22 Jun 2021 6:30 pm
AMD Moves GCN 1, 2, & 3-based GPUs and APUs To Legacy; Also Drops Win7 Support

Alongside todays release of their new Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 driver the first to bring support for FidelityFX Super Resolution tech AMD is also using this opportunity to clean house on supported graphics products. As announced in a new blog post and effective immediately, AMD is moving all of its 1 st , 2 nd , and 3 rd generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) based GPUs and APUs to legacy status. As a result, pre-RX 400 series video cards and pre-Ryzen APUs are no longer supported by AMDs

22 Jun 2021 2:30 pm
GlobalFoundries To Build New 450K Wafer-per-Year Fab in Singapore

Looking to capitalize on the ongoing chip crunch, GlobalFoundries this morning is announcing that the company is building a new chip fab in Singapore, with the groundbreaking taking place immediately. The unnamed fab will be joining the companys existing cluster of fabs in Singapore, and once fully ramped up in late 2023, will be capable of processing 450K 300mm wafers per year. The fab is the first of a larger, three phase plan for the foundry, which with investments from customers and the Sing

22 Jun 2021 12:30 pm
Mobile Flagship Phone Cameras 2021 H1 Review: Megapixels & Telephotos

Its been well over a year now since our last extensive camera round-up article , and its also been a few months now since the release of most of 2021s flagship device releases, and its time to take a snapshot of the current smartphone photography landscape.

21 Jun 2021 7:00 pm
DIY on Intel Ice Lake Xeon Just Got A Little Closer

Since the launch of Intels Third Generation Xeon Scalable Ice Lake processors in April , it was widely expected that the initial volumes of hardware would be going towards Intels biggest customers through their OEM partners. Users who want retail hardware would have to wait a while, although exactly how long was a bit of a mystery. The answer to this seems to be that Ice Lake Xeon hardware is now available at retail: both motherboards and a CPU or two.

18 Jun 2021 7:21 pm
Best AMD Motherboards: June 2021

Since the beginning of the year, pricing on AMD's top Ryzen 9 5950X processor has often been in excess of $1000. This is despite its launch back in November 2020, along with the other Zen 3 processors, some of which have been a bit easier to find at reasonable prices of late.Despite a wave of stock issues that have plagued a lot of the hardware market this year, motherboard stock has been quite consistent. There are a wide variety of system combinations for users to build, but at the heart o

18 Jun 2021 6:45 pm
An AnandTech Interview with Jim Keller: 'The Laziest Person at Tesla'

I'vespoken about Jim Keller many times on AnandTech. In the world of semiconductor design, his name draws attention, simply by the number of large successful projects he has worked on, or led, that have created billions of dollars of revenue for those respective companies. His career spans DEC, AMD, SiByte, Broadcom, PA Semi, Apple, AMD (again), Tesla, Intel, and now he is at Tenstorrent as CTO, developing the next generation of scalable AI hardware. Jim's work ethic has often been descr

17 Jun 2021 9:50 pm
Google Announces AMD Milan-based Cloud Instances - Out with SMT vCPUs?

Today Google is announcing a new Cloud instance based on AMD Milan but beyond the new hardware, its really whats behind the new performance numbers which is what should shake the cloud system is Google abandoning SMT vCPUs?

17 Jun 2021 8:30 pm
Sponsored Post: How COVID-19 Has Created a Hyper-Visual Future

Thanks to the coronavirus, visual media is more important than ever. Here's what that means.

17 Jun 2021 2:30 am
Best CPUs for Workstations: June 2021

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data from our reviews. Our Best CPUs for Workstations guide mostly covers workstation processors available to consumers, although some server products cover both segments. Its been a while since we updated this guide, perhaps because the world of the workstation processor you can buy on the shelf hasnt really changed all that much. While AMD

10 Jun 2021 9:45 pm
Xilinx Expands Versal AI to the Edge: Helping Solve the Silicon Shortage

Today Xilinx is announcing an expansion to its Versal family, focused specifically on low power and edge devices. Xilinx Versal is the productization of a combination of many different processor technologies: programmable logic gates (FPGAs), Arm cores, fast memory, AI engines, programmable DSPs, hardened memory controllers, and IO the benefits of all these technologies means that Versal can scale from the high end Premium (launched in 2020), and now down to edge-class devices, all built on TSM

9 Jun 2021 6:30 pm