According to a recent report AMD has finished testing its first “Zen” micro-architecture CPU prototypes. They have concluded that these prototypes “meet all expectations” with “no significant bottlenecks found” it the chips design. This means that Zen CPUs could be as competitive with Intel as AMD set them out to be.
We have not heard a whole lot about AMD’s Zen architecture in a while. We do know that it will have a 40% IPC increase over the Excavator core. New details tell us that the Zen CPU micro-architecture will focus on significantly increasing the per-core performance, and more particularly the per-core number crunching performance.
Intel is getting closer to releasing their Skylake Purley-powered Xeon processors. Some of these new processors will feature 28 CPU cores, and with Hyper-Threading that means you will have 56 threads of CPU power!
We haven’t heard that much about Intel’s HEDT (high end desktop) processors in a while. A new report from BenchLife suggest that Intel will be launching their flagship Broadwell-E HEDT processors in Q1 of 2016. The Broadwell-E platform is comprised of X99-based motherboards and 6-8 core processors.
Intel has expanded its 6th generation Core “Slylake” processor lineup, adding seven new desktop processors. All of these processors are built on the LGA1151 package and work on motherboards that are running the company’s 100-series chipset. Intel has added the i7-6700, i5-6600, i5-6500, i5-6400, i3-6320, i3-6300, and the i3-6100. The Core i7 and i5 models are quad-core, while the Core i3 models are dual core.
Intel has just launched their enthusiast desktop Skylake processor, but they are not done with Skylake. The upcoming Skylake-U low-power processors are made for ultra-portable notebooks, tablets, convertibles, and fan-less desktops. These dual-core chips will extend through five brand extensions – Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron.
Intel’s consumer product roadmap for the remainder of 2015 through the first half of 2016 has been leaked. First let’s start with Intel’s HEDT (High End Desktop) segment. Haswell-E will finally get its upgrade to the 14nm process in the form of Broadwell-E. Broadwell-E will start rolling out in Q1 of 2016. Naming has not been given on the roadmap, but we can expect these processors to be called the Core i7-6960X, Core i7-6930K, and the Core i7-6820K.
We have been waiting in anticipation for Intel’s Skylake platform for a while now. We got a glimpse of what to expect as many motherboard manufacturers showed off their Skylake motherboards at Computex last month. Well the release dates for Intel’s Skylake processors and accompanying chipsets to support the processors have been revealed!
Microsoft will be launching Windows 10 on July 29, which is just a little over a week from now. It looks like Intel will be launching their flagship Skylake processors soon after. The initial launch is said to be happening at The Intel Extreme Masters Cologne on August 7th, where Intel will unveil the flagship Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K processors.
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