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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 results, closing the book on what has turned an increasingly difficult year for the company. As Intel’s primary client and datacenter markets have reached saturation on the back of record sales and spending is slowing for the time being, Intel is seeing significant drops in revenue for both markets. These headwinds, though not unexpected, have broken Intel’s 6-year streak of record yearly revenue – and sent the company back into the red for the most recent quarter. Starting with quarterly results, for the fourth quarter of 2022, Intel reported $14.0B in revenue, which is a major...

AMD Announces Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 WX-Series: Zen 3 For OEM Workstations

In 2020, AMD released a new series of workstation-focused processors under its Threadripper umbrella, aptly named the Threadripper Pro series. These chips were essentially true workstation versions of AMD's...

34 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/8/2022

The Intel Core i3-12300 Review: Quad-Core Alder Lake Shines

Just over a month ago Intel pulled the trigger on the rest of its 12th generation "Alder Lake" Core desktop processors, adding no fewer than 22 new chips. This...

140 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/3/2022

Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) Announced: Setting Standards For The Chiplet Ecosystem

If there has been one prominent, industry-wide trend in chip design over the past half-decade or so, it has been the growing use of chiplets. The tiny dies have...

25 by Ryan Smith on 3/2/2022

AMD's Ryzen 9 6900HS Rembrandt Benchmarked: Zen3+ Power and Performance Scaling

Earlier this year, AMD announced an update to its mobile processor line that we weren’t expecting quite so soon. The company updated its Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors, which are...

92 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/1/2022

Intel Launches Alder Lake U and P Series Processors: Ultraportable Laptops Coming In March

Following the January launch of Intel’s first Alder Lake-based 12th Gen Core mobile processors, the Alder Lake-H family, Intel this morning is following that up with the formal launch...

95 by Ryan Smith & Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/23/2022

AnandTech Interview with Dr. Ann Kelleher: EVP and GM of Intel’s Technology Development

It’s somewhat of an understatement to say that Intel’s future roadmap on its process node development is one of the most aggressive in the history of semiconductor design. The...

13 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/18/2022

Intel Discloses Multi-Generation Xeon Scalable Roadmap: New E-Core Only Xeons in 2024

It’s no secret that Intel’s enterprise processor platform has been stretched in recent generations. Compared to the competition, Intel is chasing its multi-die strategy while relying on a manufacturing...

147 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/17/2022

Intel Goes Full XPU: Falcon Shores to Combine x86 and Xe For Supercomputers

One of Intel’s more interesting initiatives over the past few years has been XPU – the idea of using a variety of compute architectures in order to best meet...

28 by Ryan Smith on 2/17/2022

Intel Meteor Lake Client Processors to use Arc Graphics Chiplets

Continuing with this morning’s spate of Intel news coming from Intel’s annual Investor meeting, we also have some new information on Intel’s forthcoming Meteor Lake processors, courtesy of this...

20 by Ryan Smith on 2/17/2022

Ampere Goes Quantum: Get Your Qubits in the Cloud

When we talk about quantum computing, there is always the focus on what the ‘quantum’ part of the solution is. Alongside those qubits is often a set of control...

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/16/2022

A Visit to Intel’s D1X Fab: Next Generation EUV Process Nodes

On a recent trip to the US, I decided to spend some time criss-crossing the nation for a couple of industry events and spend some of the time visiting...

38 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/16/2022

Update: AMD’s Acquisition of Xilinx Receives Regulatory Go, Deal Closes At $49B

Update 02/14: AMD has sent out a brief statement this morning announcing that the Xilinx deal has formally closed. AMD has now fully acquired Xilinx. The final value of...

34 by Ryan Smith on 2/14/2022

AnandTech Interview with Miguel Nunes: VP for Windows and Chrome PCs, Qualcomm

During this time of supply crunch, there is more focus on ever on the PC and laptop markets – every little detail gets scrutinized depending on what models have...

37 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/14/2022

NVIDIA-Arm Acquisition Officially Nixed, SoftBank to IPO Arm Instead

NVIDIA’s year-and-a-half long effort to acquire Arm has come to an end this morning, as NVIDIA and Arm owner SoftBank have announced that the two companies are officially calling...

108 by Ryan Smith on 2/8/2022

AMD Reports Q4 2021 and FY 2021 Earnings: Turning Silicon Into Gold

As the full year 2021 earnings season rolls along, the next major chip maker out of the gate is AMD, who has been enjoying a very positive trajectory in...

26 by Ryan Smith on 2/1/2022

Intel Reports Q4 2021 and FY 2021 Earnings: Ending 2021 On A High 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 2021 and full-year financial results...

18 by Ryan Smith on 1/26/2022

Intel Alder Lake-H Core i9-12900HK Review: MSI's Raider GE76 Goes Hybrid

At CES this year, Intel officially announced its expanded Alder Lake lineup including the performance-laptop focused H-Series processors, which traditionally fit in the 45-Watt range. Today we finally get...

153 by Brett Howse on 1/25/2022

Interview with Intel’s Dan Ragland, Head of Overclocking: Tuning Alder Lake For Performance

The topic of overclocking has been an interesting one to track over the years. Over a decade ago, when dealing with 2-4 core processors, an effective overclock gave a...

41 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/24/2022

Intel Announces Ohio Fab Complex: 2 New Fabs For $20B, And Space For More

With fab expansions on tap across the entire semiconductor industry, Intel today is laying out their own plans for significantly increasing their production capacity by announcing their intention to...

114 by Ryan Smith on 1/21/2022

Intel Expands 12th Gen Core to Ultraportable Laptops, from 5-cores at 9 W to 14-cores at 28 W

Over the years Intel has prided itself on its ability to provide processors that fit into the ultraportable, professional market. We’re talking thin and light designs with obscene levels...

92 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/19/2022

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