CPUs

Back at Intel's Innovation 2022 event in September, the company let it be known that it had plans to release a '6 GHz' processor based on its Raptor Lake-S series of processors. Though it didn't come with the same degree of fanfare that Intel's more imminently launching 13900K/13700K/13600K received, it put enthusiasts and industry watchers on notice that Intel still had one more, even faster Raptor Lake desktop chip waiting in the wings. Now a few months later, Raptor Lake's shining moment has arrived. Intel has launched the Intel Core i9-13900KS, a 24-core (8x Perf + 16x Efficiency) part with turbo clock speeds of up to 6 GHz. A mark, which until very recently, was unprecedented without the use of exotic cooling methods such as...

Intel Reports Q4 2022 and FY 2022 Earnings: 2022 Goes Out on a Low Note

Kicking off yet another earnings season, we once again start with Intel. The reigning 800lb gorilla of the chipmaking world is reporting its Q4 2022 and full-year 2022 financial...

32 by Ryan Smith 5 days ago

Intel Unveils Core i9-13900KS: Raptor Lake Spreads Its Wings to 6.0 GHz

Initially teased by Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger during their Innovation 2022 opening keynote, Intel has unveiled its highly anticipated 6 GHz out-of-the-box processor, the Core i9-13900KS. The Core i9-13900KS...

103 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/12/2023

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600 Review: Zen 4 Efficiency at 65 Watts

In Q3 of last year, AMD released the first CPUs based on its highly anticipated Zen 4 architecture. Not only did their Ryzen 7000 parts raise the bar in...

51 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2023

A Lighter Touch: Exploring CPU Power Scaling On Core i9-13900K and Ryzen 9 7950X

One of the biggest running gags on social media and Reddit is how hot and power hungry CPUs have become over the years. Whereas at one time flagship x86...

60 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2023

CES 2023: AMD Instinct MI300 Data Center APU Silicon In Hand - 146B Transistors, Shipping H2’23

Alongside AMD’s widely expected client product announcements this evening for desktop CPUs, mobile CPUs, and mobile GPUs, AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su also had a surprise up her sleeve...

35 by Ryan Smith on 1/5/2023

AMD Unveils Ryzen 9 7950X3D, 7900X3D, and Ryzen 7 7800X3D, Up to 128 MB of L3 Cache And 5.7 GHz Boost

During Computex 22, AMD showcased its updated CPU roadmap going through 2024, which yielded some exciting propositions to the desktop processor market. One of those products highlighted was a...

47 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/4/2023

AMD Announces Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600 Processors: Zen 4 at 65 W

During its keynote at CES 2023, Dr. Lisa Su, AMD's CEO, announced three new desktop processors based on its Zen 4 microarchitecture, the Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/4/2023

AMD Announces Ryzen Mobile 7045 HX-Series CPUs, Up to 16-Cores and 5.4 GHz for Laptops

While many companies such as Razer offer 'desktop' replacements in the form of very high-end and powerful gaming laptops, the silicon that goes into them not only needs to...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/4/2023

AMD Lays Out 2023 Ryzen Mobile 7000 CPUs: Top-to-Bottom Updates, New Zen 4 'Phoenix' CPU Takes Point

This year’s CES has turned out to be a laptop-centric event in the PC space, and no farther do you have to look for proof of that than AMD’s...

45 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2023

The AMD CES 2023 Keynote Live Blog (6:30pm PT/02:30 UTC)

CES keynote season continues this week with the second major PC-centric keynote of the event, being held by AMD. Helmed as always by CEO Dr. Lisa Su, AMD is...

6 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2023

Intel Announces Gracemont-based N-Series Processors For Entry-Level Mobile and Desktop Systems

Although Intel's 13th Gen Core mobile announcement tends to steal the limelight away from many of its other product announcements, Intel has also announced four new SKUs from its...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/3/2023

Intel Unveils 13th Gen Core Mobile Processors: Raptor Lake-HX, H, P, and U Series, Up To 24 Cores

Not just focused on their new 13th gen Core desktop chips, Intel this morning is also kicking off 2023 for its mobile customers in a big way with the...

38 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/3/2023

Intel Announces Non-K 13th Gen Core For Desktop: New 65 W and 35 W Processors

When Intel launches a new family of desktop processors, it typically unleashes its high-end unlocked SKUs first, including the K and KF models. Not only does this give users...

28 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/3/2023

Best CPUs for Gaming: Holiday 2022

As we head into the Black Friday period, there's an abundance of new desktop CPUs from both AMD and Intel to select from. The two big launches for 2022...

19 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/24/2022

Intel Reports Q3 2022 Earnings: Back To Profitability, But Still Painful

While always an interesting topic by default, corporate earnings reports in the tech industry have become especially important in the last few months, as the industry prepares to weather...

16 by Ryan Smith on 10/27/2022

Intel Core i9-13900K and i5-13600K Review: Raptor Lake Brings More Bite

Today marks the release of Intel’s 13th Gen Core series, codenamed Raptor Lake. The first models to be unleashed into retail channels are all overclockable parts, with six SKUs...

167 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/20/2022

AMD Issues Early Q3’22 Financial Results: Misses Guidance By $1B as Client Revenue Craters

Underscoring a difficult second half of the year that seems to be shaping up for the entire tech industry, AMD this afternoon has become the latest tech company to...

33 by Ryan Smith on 10/6/2022

Intel Demos Sapphire Rapids Hardware Accelerator Blocks In Action At Innovation 2022

With Intel’s annual Innovation event taking place this week in San Jose, the company is looking to recapture a lot of technical momentum that has slowly been lost over...

42 by Ryan Smith on 9/28/2022

Intel Innovation 2022 Keynote: Live Blog (9am PT, 4pm UTC)

It's time again for another Intel event, Intel Innovation 2022. With plenty of tech things to reveal to the world ranging from AI, client computing, and data center/cloud computing...

23 by Gavin Bonshor & Ryan Smith on 9/27/2022

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