+$300m for Groq, +$676m for SambaNova

Dr. Ian Cutress 2021-04-19 07:00:00 www.anandtech.com The growth of AI has seen a resurgence in venture capital funding for silicon start-ups. Designing AI silicon for machine learning, both for training and inference, has become hot property in Silicon Valley,…

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An Interview with VP of Xeon, Lisa Spelman

Dr. Ian Cutress 2021-04-15 08:00:00 www.anandtech.com With the launch of Intel’s Third Generation Xeon Scalable platform based on 10nm Ice Lake processors, Intel has upgraded a part of the company that makes the BIG money. For the last few…

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the MEG Z590 Ace Gold Edition

Gavin Bonshor 2021-04-14 08:00:00 www.anandtech.com On the back of Intel's 11th generation Rocket Lake processor release last month, MSI has dropped a new Z590 motherboard which certainly raises an eyebrow towards aesthetics. The new Z590 Ace Gold Edition is a gold-inspired…

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OEM Only For Now, Full Release Later This Year

Dr. Ian Cutress 2021-04-13 10:15:00 www.anandtech.com With the high demand for semiconductors causing most companies to focus on their high margin, high profitability components, I wasn’t expecting to see many launches of low-to-mid range hardware for the rest of…

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First Taste of the Snapdragon 780G

Andrei Frumusanu 2021-04-13 09:00:00 www.anandtech.com It’s only been a couple of weeks since Qualcomm first announced its new “premium” range SoC for 2021: the new Snapdragon 780G. The chip is a successor to the Snapdragon 765 which ended up…

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SVE2, Security, and the Next Decade

Andrei Frumusanu 2021-03-30 14:00:00 www.anandtech.com It’s been nearly 10 years since Arm had first announced the Armv8 architecture in October 2011, and it’s been a quite eventful decade of computing as the instruction set architecture saw increased adoption through…

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30+ Budget Models Starting from $75

Gavin Bonshor 2021-03-29 07:00:00 www.anandtech.com Intel is set to launch itslatest generation of processors, known as Rocket Lake 11th Gen, on the 30th March 2021.We know Rocket Lake brings with it PCIe 4.0 directly from the CPU itself and…

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Production to Start in 2022

Anton Shilov 2021-03-20 09:00:00 www.anandtech.com The inclusion into the U.S. Department of Commerce's Entity List late last year has significantly handicapped SMIC's advanced fabrication processes development, curtailing its ability to compete against larger rivals for lucrative orders. Yet, demand for…

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Early Look at 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake)

Dr. Ian Cutress 2021-03-19 14:05:00 www.anandtech.com Today Intel has announced that it will be holding a launch event on April 6th for the new vision of its Data Platform Group. This event is set to ‘unveil the next chapter’…

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Applied Materials Incorporates AI In Wafer Inspection Process

Anton Shilov 2021-03-19 13:00:00 www.anandtech.com Advanced system-on-chip designs are extremely complex in terms of transistor count and are hard to build using the latest fabrication processes. In a bid to make production of next-generation chips economically feasible, chip fabs…

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Floating Turbo Comes to Rocket Lake

Dr. Ian Cutress 2021-03-19 09:00:00 www.anandtech.com A couple of days after Intel officially announced its 11th Generation Core Rocket Lake, the press received an email about a new feature coming to the platform that wasn’t in our original briefing.…

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Intel Drops Teaser For Upcoming Xe-HPG GPU Architecture

Ryan Smith 2021-03-18 17:00:00 www.anandtech.com With the launch of their first-iteration Xe-LP architecture now firmly in the proverbial rearview mirror, Intel’s GPU division has turned its sights towards its next consumer-focused GPU architecture, Xe-HPG. Today the company has posted…

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NVIDIA Raises GeForce NOW Paid Subscription Plans to $10 Per Month, $100 Per Year

Ryan Smith 2021-03-18 09:00:00 www.anandtech.com Just over a year ago, NVIDIA finally brought GeForce NOW, its PC game streaming service, out of beta. The commercial launch of the service saw the introduction of two tiers: a feature and time-limited…

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Noctua Announces First Cooler in Redux Series, NH-U12S Redux

Gavin Bonshor 2021-03-17 10:00:00 www.anandtech.com One of the most popular air cooling brands, Noctua, has announced the first CPU cooler in its highly anticipated Redux series, the NH-U12S Redux. The Redux series is designed to offer a streamlined and…

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ASUS Reveals ThunderboltEX 4 Expansion Card, Dual Type-C & Mini-DP

Gavin Bonshor 2021-03-16 08:00:00 www.anandtech.com Back in December, we reported that Intel's Maple Ridge Thunderbolt 4 controller was shipping to customers. We can now report that ASUS has unveiled a Thunderbolt 4 expansion card, the ASUS ThunderboltEX 4. It includes support…

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Zen 3 comes to Commercial Notebooks

Dr. Ian Cutress 2021-03-16 09:00:00 www.anandtech.com Alongside every launch of AMD’s consumer processors, the commercial offerings for business come along a few months after. Today we see the commercial launch of the Ryzen 5000 Mobile series, named Ryzen Pro…

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Intel Launches Rocket Lake 11th Gen Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5

Dr. Ian Cutress 2021-03-16 11:00:00 www.anandtech.com In the myriad of news and early reviews, Intel is today officially launching its 11th Generation Core family of desktop processors, also known as Rocket Lake, built on Intel’s most advanced 14nm process…

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0x34 Microcode Offers Small Performance Gains on Core i7-11700K

Dr. Ian Cutress 2021-03-14 12:00:00 www.anandtech.com One of the leading questions as to our original Core i7-11700K review was the validity of those results given that, as usual with launches, motherboard vendors push BIOS updates as we move closer…

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The Path to 120 TB Hard Drives

Anton Shilov 2021-03-10 13:00:00 www.anandtech.com Seagate recently published its long-term technology roadmap revealing plans to produce ~50 TB hard drives by 2026 and 120+ TB HDDs after 2030. In the coming years, Seagate is set to leverage usage of…

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Intel Ice Lake Xeon Scalable Shipments To Date: 30 Customers, 100k+ Units

Dr. Ian Cutress 2021-03-09 12:15:00 www.anandtech.com We’re gearing up for a busy time when it comes to server announcements, with the recent news that AMD will be launching its next generation platform on March 15th, but also we are…

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