Ampere launches a new cloud native processor family with its first custom-designed cores

Over the course of the last few years, thanks to its Altra and Altra Max processors, Ampere made a name for itself as one of the premier suppliers of Arm-based chips to large cloud services providers.

Google and Twitter are using AMD’s new EPYC Rome processors in their data centers

Google and Twitter are among the companies now using EPYC Rome processors, AMD announced today during a launch event for the 7nm chips. The release of EPYC Rome marks a major step in AMD’s processor

IBM brings its Power9 servers with Nvidia GPUs to its cloud

IBM is hosing its annual THINK conference to packed halls in Las Vegas this week. Given how important its cloud business has become to its bottom line, it’s no surprise that this event features

Qualcomm president: Spectre/Meltdown are ‘not an area of concern for us’

During a press conference at CES, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon announced a number of new partnerships and products. He also was asked about the Spectre/Meltdown security flaws that are haunting the chi

Intel and AMD partner on graphics and CPU combo to challenge Nvidia

Intel is working with AMD to produce a chip for notebook computers that pairs an Intel CPU with an AMD graphics processor, with a small, lightweight design that can nonetheless handle heavy graphics r

Intel reveals its new 18-core, 36-thread “extreme” Core i9 processor at Computex

At its Computex event in Taipei today, Intel unveiled its new Core X-series of processors. The debut of its latest high-end desktop CPUs wasn’t a surprise after plans were leaked earlier this month,

AMD Inching Closer To ‘Green’ Processors With Next-Gen APUs

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/amdgreen.jpg" />Are graphics cards (and processors) now going green? <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/amd/">AMD</a> is certainly tr

NEC develops eco-friendly, super-efficient CPU cooling system

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/nec_cooling_old.jpg" /> NEC has developed an eco-friendly cooling system for CPUs, <a href="http://www.nec.co.jp/press/ja/1004/1502.html

Intel's new Gulftown i7-980X CPU reviews well

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Intel_Core_i7_chip-small2.jpg" />Intel cut loose some benchmarking samples of their new, top of the line CPU, the i7-980X Extreme Edition

Are we in for a CPU war? 7 Japanese companies team up against Intel

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/intel_japan.jpg" /> There is exactly one 800-pound gorilla in the CPU arena, and that's Intel. But the company, which controls about 80%

Intel: We're trying to reduce redundant redundancy

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/intel-logo.jpg" alt="intel-logo" title="intel-logo" />In my youth, all those long years ago, I kept up with hardware -- specifically CPUs

What can we blame for AMD's recent lackluster performance?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/amdp.jpg" />What's the matter with AMD? The number two chip maker in <i>the whole world</i> just posted some numbers that don't reflect t

Atoms are, after all, the universal building block

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/intel_atom3.jpg" />According to some, Intel is trying to focus its future business on their Atom processor, vying to get it included in a

Renesas to unveil full HD video processor for cell phones

The days for Japan’s mobile digital TV standard One-Seg may be counted Renesas, the world’s biggest manufacturer of microcontrollers, is planning to unveil a processor that will make it po

Dual-core Atom chip coming from Intel, new mobo too

Intel’s got a dual-core Atom chip on the way, likely in September to dovetail with the release of a new motherboard that’s compatible with the CPU. The processor is called the 330 and, although th

AMD taking the bullet train to Splitsville?

Advanced Micro Devices is apparently getting set to split up into two companies, according to TG Daily. There are two fluffy, happy, candy-cane strategies currently in place, one called Asset Light an

Intel delays dual-core Atom chips until September?

About a month ago, we reported that Intel would begin production on a dual-core Atom chip in July. I said “Might as well just wait for the quad-core Atoms to come out in August, huh?” Nobody laugh

Xbox 360 is getting new code name and a 65nm GPU

To combat the red ring of death and other problems that plagued the 360, chip evolution and improvement has been an important consideration for Microsoft. The Falcon revision, for example, has improve

Intel cuts prices, intros new Celerons and Core 2 Duos

Remember the good old days of scouring Pricewatch.com to see who had the cheapest processors? You’d wait for Intel to release a new chip and watch the one it was replacing plummet to half its or

Intel offers up eight cores for gamers, video editors

How many cores does a processor need before it’s officially overkill? Not eight, according to Intel. Here comes the “Skulltrail” platform, “for those who crave more performance
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