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AMD roadmap: Zen 4 in 2022 and Zen 5 in 2024

Chip maker AMD is outlining its product roadmap for the next few years as part of the company’s Financial Analyst Day, giving us a sneak peek at the what to expect from the Zen 4 chips that are set to launch later this year… and the Zen 5 processors that should arrive by 2024. While […]

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AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop chips will bring 15% performance boost, Zen 4 CPU cores and RDNA 2 graphics

AMD expects to begin shipping Ryzen 7000 processors for desktop computers this fall, but after a brief teaser in January, now the company is giving us a better idea of what to expect: faster performance, better integrated graphics, and baked-in support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. You’ll need a new motherboard to use the […]

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AMD EPYC server chips with up to 96 Zen 4 CPUs coming in 2022, 128-core Zen 4c coming in 2023

AMD’s most powerful chips available at the moment feature 7nm CPU cores based on the company’s Zen 3 architecture. But the company is preparing to launch 5nm chips featuring Zen 4 technology next year. During the company’s Accelerated Data Center Premiere event, AMD CEO Lisa Su previewed next-gen EPYC server chips set to launch in […]

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Samsung Exynos W920 is a 5nm chip for smartwatches

Most smartwatches running Google’s Wear OS software that have shipped in recent years have been powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear processors. But the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 that’s set to launch this week? It’ll be using Samsung’s brand new Exynos W920 processor instead. Samsung says the new chip offers up to 20% faster CPU performance than […]

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Samsung’s first 5nm chip is the Exynos 1080 for mid-range phones

The new Samsung Exynos 1080 processor is an octa-core processor deigned for upper mid-range smartphones, but Samsung says it will bring a 50-percent boost in single-core performance and up to a 2X improvement in multi-core performance, which could make this mid-range chip competitive with some processors designed for high-end phones and tablets. Samsung’s new chip […]

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Intel aims to be making 1.4nm processors within a decade (Update: maybe)

It took a few years longer than expected for Intel to make the move from 14nm to 10nm processors… and the company still hasn’t completed that transition. Only some 10th-gen Intel Core chips are manufactured using a 10nm process, while others are 14nm chips. But according to a presentation slide from one of Intel’s partners […]

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Lilbits 360: Apple and Qualcomm call off their lawsuits

Apple and Qualcomm have announced a new six-year license agreement that starts this month, a multi-year chipset supply agreement, and end to all litigation between the two companies. That’s… a little surprising, quite honestly. The companies have been fighting over patents for years, with the latest court case getting underway just this week. Update: OK, […]

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Unofficial Intel timeline: 7nm chips in 2020, 5nm in 2022?

Intel used to release chips on a Tick-Tock schedule, which basically meant that every other chip would use a new manufacturing process. Since 2006 Intel moved from 65nm chips to 45nm, 32nm, 22nm, and 14nm chips in this fashion. But things are different this time around. The company has already released 14nm Broadwell and Skylake chips, […]