Showing posts with label processors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label processors. Show all posts

11.29.2022

Intel hasn't enabled DLVR for power efficiency on Raptor Lake, but it could work on future CPUs

Intel hasn't enabled DLVR for power efficiency on Raptor Lake, but it could work on future CPUs

Intel hasn't enabled DLVR for power efficiency on Raptor Lake, but it could work on future CPUs

Rumors that Raptor Lake processors should get new DLVR technology have been circulating since March last year, but nothing was known about it at the time.
Some time later, Intel registered a patent, which described the purpose of DLVR.
As it turned out, we are talking about Digital Linear Voltage Regulator (DLVR), a new mechanism that improves the energy efficiency of processors.Image source: VideoCardzThe document explained that the digital linear voltage regulator in Intel processors works in parallel with the main one, which is installed on the motherboard.
DLVR can reduce the voltage of the processor and thus reduce power consumption by 20-25%.
At the same time, a 21% reduction in power consumption allows for up to a 7% increase in performance.Image source: VideoCardzAs you know, some of the Intel Core 13th generation processors are already on sale.
However, there is no sign of DLVR technology in them.
Intel hasn't said anything publicly about the new feature either.
However, traces of DLVR were found in fresh versions of ASUS mainboards BIOS for new processors.
It is called CPU DLVR Bypass Mode Enable.
In this case the function itself does not work.
Turning it on or off has no effect.Image source: VideoCardzThe ASUS company's in-house overclocker, a.k.a.
Shamino, has said that the DLVR function is indeed supported on the company's latest motherboards, but Intel has disabled it on Raptor Lake CPUs themselves.
He also added that there is a possibility that future Intel chips will support it.Image source: ASUS ROG ForumsThe wording \"future processors\" draws attention.
The Raptor Lake chips are expected to be the last for Intel's LGA 1700 platform.
Expected after Raptor Lake processors Meteor Lake series will almost certainly require a new processor socket.
On the other hand, rumors that Intel is allegedly working on updated Raptor Lake Refresh chips are starting to appear in the web.
Presumably, they will be able to offer up to 20% lower power consumption compared to the current Raptor Lake models due to the DLVR function.

Leaked - Prices for select 6GHz Core i9-13900KS have been revealed

Leaked - Prices for select 6GHz Core i9-13900KS have been revealed

Leaked - Prices for select 6GHz Core i9-13900KS have been revealed

Canadian retailer PC-Canada has declassified ten planned Intel processors that will expand the Raptor Lake series.
Most of them are Core i9, Core i7 and Core i5 models without a \"K\" in the name, which have a reduced to 65W TDP rating.
However, the list also includes the flagship Core i9-13900KS model.Image source: IntelThe seller has indicated the price of the expected new products.
If converted to U.S.
dollars, prices are as follows:Core i9-13900KS: 24 cores, 32 threads, n/a-6.0 GHz - $725;Core i9-13900: 24 cores, 32 threads, 2.0-5.6 GHz - $615;Core i9-13900F: 24 cores, 32 threads, 2.0-5.6 GHz - $585;Core i7-13700: 16 cores, 24 threads, 2.1-5.2 GHz - $415;Core i7-13700F: 16 cores, 24 threads, 2.1-5.2 GHz - $390;Core i5-13500: 14 cores, 20 threads, 2.5-4.8 GHz - $258;Core i5-13400: 10 cores, 16 threads, 2.5-4.6 GHz - $245;Core i5-13400F: 10 cores, 16 threads, 2.5-4.6 GHz - $218;Core i3-13100: 4 cores, 8 threads, 3.4-4.5 GHz - $155;Core i3-13100F: 4 cores, 8 threads, 3.4-4.5 GHz - $125.
All new products should debut in January next year.
They will compete with processors Ryzen 7000.
And, apparently, Intel will have a significant advantage over the competitor for some time in the number of models and, accordingly, more flexible pricing.
Image source: PC-CanadaAs for the Core i9-13900KS: this 24-core, 32-core processor will be able to automatically overclock multiple cores to 6.0 GHz.
Based on the prices published by the Canadian retailer, the novelty will be about a third more expensive than the Core i9-13900K model offered in the same store.The official premiere of the remaining Intel Raptor Lake series processors is expected at the international electronics show CES 2023 in early January.
They will debut at the same time as motherboards on the Intel B760 chipset.
Like the older models, they will also be compatible with Intel's 600-series motherboards for Alder Lake processors.

11.22.2022

AMD has reduced prices on Ryzen 7000 processors in Europe, they also became cheaper in Russia

AMD has reduced prices on Ryzen 7000 processors in Europe, they also became cheaper in Russia

AMD has reduced prices on Ryzen 7000 processors in Europe, they also became cheaper in Russia

AMD has reduced prices on the latest Ryzen 7000 desktop processors in Europe.
According to VideoCardz, several European stores have discounted some chips with Zen 4 architecture to more than €180.Image source: AMDThe 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X, released less than two months ago, now sells for €699 instead of €849 euros.
The 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X has dropped to €550 from its starting price of €699, and the eight-core Ryzen 7 7700X is now offered for €410 instead of €479.
The youngest in the series, the six-core Ryzen 5 7600X is available for €300 instead of €359.AMD Ryzen 9 7950X price in Europe.
Image source: Check24 Image source: GeizhalsIt is curious that the Ryzen 7000 chips have also gone down in price on the Russian market.
However, since the processors in Russia are supplied by parallel imports, it is likely to be a difference in exchange rates, rather than the desire of AMD to make their new products more accessible to the Russian buyer.
Source image: \"Citilink \"So, in \"Citilink\" the cost of the boxed version of the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X fell from 56,990 to 50,990 rubles.
The eight-core Ryzen 77700X is offered for 38,990 instead of 45,590 rubles.
And the junior six-core Ryzen 5 7600X model can be purchased for 29,390 instead of 32,590 rubles.
Only the price of the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X has not changed.
It can be purchased for 68,990 rubles.
These processors in OEM version are also available at DNS.
Only Ryzen 5 7600X model is available at OnlineTrade for now.
Some models are also available in the store \"Regard\".Updated: The German store MindFactory managed to find Ryzen 7000 processors with even more affordable prices.
For example, the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X can be ordered there for 639 euros.

11.14.2022

AMD has dramatically reduced its market share in the PC processor market, but increased it in the server segment

AMD has dramatically reduced its market share in the PC processor market, but increased it in the server segment

AMD has dramatically reduced its market share in the PC processor market, but increased it in the server segment

Continuing to battle with Intel Xeon, AMD Epyc chips have captured the competitor's share for the 14th consecutive quarter, but in the desktop and notebook processor segment, the red camp is not so lucky: Q3 has stripped the company of all the achievements of recent years, writes Computer Base.Image source: amd.com The most serious losses were in the notebook chip market.
At the end of III quarter AMD share was 15.7% - a drop of 9.1 points compared to II quarter, and a year earlier this figure was 22%.
The company's current share was last seen in late 2019, but this is clearly not the time to get excited about a return to pre-pandemic levels.
The decline in the desktop chip market is just as unpleasant - it was 6.6 p.p.
in quarterly terms, and the company's share dropped to 13.9 percent, though it was 17 percent last year.
And this is the worst value for AMD since 2018.AMD continues to show positive dynamics in the server segment: during the quarter, the company's share increased by 3.6 p.p.
to 17.5%, while a year earlier it was only 10.2%.
The performance advantage continues to bear fruit: even if the recently introduced Genoa family processors had not come out by the end of the quarter, the company would have continued to build share with Milan, as Sapphire Rapids will definitely not come out this year.On average selling price (ASP) AMD gained 8 p.p.
for the year, while Intel lost 12.
Finally, the Reds once again have the console chip segment to thank: PlayStation and Xbox are flying in the millions, and sales continue to grow compared to last year.
As a result, AMD sells more console chips than notebook, desktop and server processors combined.

11.11.2022

AMD introduced EPYC 9004 (Genoa) server processors - up to 96 Zen 4 cores, DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support

AMD introduced EPYC 9004 (Genoa) server processors - up to 96 Zen 4 cores, DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support

AMD introduced EPYC 9004 (Genoa) server processors - up to 96 Zen 4 cores, DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support

AMD has officially introduced EPYC 9004 series processors codenamed Genoa for servers and data centers.
They feature up to 96 high-performance cores on the Zen 4 architecture.
According to AMD head Lisa Su (Lisa Su), the number of transistors in chips Genoa is 90 billion, AMD itself describes new products as processors with unsurpassed performance, advanced energy efficiency and next-generation architecture.Image source: AMDThe Genoa processors include twelve 5-nm chipset CCD with compute cores and one 6-nm chip with I / O interfaces.
Each processor core has 1MB of L2 cache memory, twice as much as the previous generation EPYC chips on the Zen 3 architecture.
There is also 32 Mbytes of Layer 3 cache per CCD chip.
The new Genoa EPYCs support up to 6 TB of 12-channel DDR5-4800 RAM, 128 lanes of PCIe 5.0 interface.
Although with the latter AMD is undecided, as during the presentation figure of 160 lines sounded.
In addition, support for CXL 1.1 and partly CXL 2.0 is claimed for the processors, which provides significant memory expansion capabilities for data center applications.
Note here that AMD has changed CPU socket for server chips: SP3 is replaced by SP5.
AMD claims EPYC Genoa has 14% more instructions per clock (IPC) than last generation solutions at the same TDP.
At the same time the performance of new chips per watt of power consumption in some tasks increased by up to 2.7 times compared to predecessors based on Zen 3.
Support for new instructions, such as AVX-512, is also noted.
In cloud computing tasks the performance of new chips is up to three times faster than competitors.
And in a direct comparison of the performance per core, EPYC Genoa are up to 55% faster than Intel Xeon processors.
Although the question is about 3rd generation Xeon Scalable, which is now the actual Intel's - presented yesterday Xeon Max on the new architecture will be available only in January.
All in all AMD has presented 18 models of EPYC Genoa processors, conditionally divided into different segments for specific tasks.
For HPC and cloud segment manufacturer has provided chips with 48 to 96 cores and TDP from 280 to 360 W.
High-end models with 16 to 48 cores and TDP from 320 to 360W will be offered for corporate sector.
For small business, the company will offer 16 or 32 cores and TDP from 200W to 280W.
Source image: VideoCardzBasic clock speeds range from 2.25 to 4.1 GHz, and Boost speeds from 3.7 to 4.4 GHz.
Note that a number of models support a TDP setting of up to 400W.
As for prices, they range from $2,730 to $11,805 for a processor in a batch of 1,000 units.
As part of the presentation, AMD paid special attention to the energy efficiency of the new Genoa processors, noting the significant increase in server system maintenance costs per kilowatt of power consumed over the past year.
AMD claims EPYC Genoa-based systems will cost significantly less to maintain than systems based on competitive solutions.
AMD's chips are up to 52% more energy efficient than its competitors.
AMD EPYC Genoa processors will be available starting today.
The company also recalled that it plans to release cloud-optimized EPYC Bergamo processors in the first half of 2023.
These processors will get up to 128 cores (and 256 threads), as promised earlier, keeping compatibility with the SP5 socket.
EPYC Genoa-X processors with additional cache will also be available in the first half of next year.
Like Milan-X, they will be oriented to a specific class of workloads, which benefit from the increased available cache size.
These are, for example, computational tasks and DBMS.
And in the second half of next year, AMD will expand its range of Zen 4 server processors with Siena chips.
They will be optimized in terms of energy efficiency and offer up to 64 cores.

11.10.2022

Intel Announces Xeon Max - World's First x86 Processors with HBM Memory

Intel Announces Xeon Max - World's First x86 Processors with HBM Memory

Intel Announces Xeon Max - World's First x86 Processors with HBM Memory

Intel has announced Xeon Max, a series of processors equipped with HBM2e high speed memory, and according to the company it is the world's first CPUs with HBM.
Previously these chips appeared under the codename Sapphire Rapids HBM.
The processors offer up to 56 cores with support for 112 virtual threads and have a TDP of 350W, and they are designed for high-performance server systems.Image source: IntelThe Xeon Max processors use an EMIB interface that integrates four chips with compute cores, as well as located next to the same substrate 64 GB of high-speed HBM2e memory, split into four clusters of 16 GB each.
The total bandwidth is about 1 Tbyte/s.
So there is more than 1GB of HBM2e memory per processor core.
Key features of the Xeon Max are support for PCIe 5.0 and CXL 1.1 interfaces.
HBM2e memory can be used both as additional cache and as additional RAM.
Moreover, a server with Xeon Max can be equipped with no RAM modules at all - the system will rely solely on HBM.
The company claims that Xeon Max power consumption is 68% lower than that of AMD Milan-X processors for the same performance.
The Xeon Max's support for the new AMX instructions speeds up AI-related tasks and provides an eight-fold increase in peak performance over AVX-512 instructions in INT8 and INT32 operations.
Intel says the Xeon Max is up to five times faster in some types of operations compared to the Intel Xeon 8380 or AMD EPYC 7773X (Milan-X with 3D V-Cache technology).
The presentation also compares the Xeon Max to the AMD EPYC 7763, against which the new Intel product shows up to 3.6 times better performance.
Compared to the NVIDIA A100 server computing gas pedal in the MLPerf DeepCAM test, which deals with calculations that accelerate and augment simulations on supercomputers using AI, Xeon Max is up to 1.2 times faster than the competitor.
The Xeon Max series of server processors will hit the market in January 2023.
Key competitors to Xeon Max will be AMD's new EPYC Genoa processors.
Their announcement is expected tomorrow, November 10.
According to rumors, these processors will be available as solutions equipped with HBM memory.

11.03.2022

AMD has cut prices on Ryzen 5000 - "best gaming processor" Ryzen 7 5800X3D now costs $329

AMD has cut prices on Ryzen 5000 - "best gaming processor" Ryzen 7 5800X3D now costs $329

AMD has cut prices on Ryzen 5000

AMD has cut prices on desktop Ryzen 5000 processors on Zen 3 architecture in its official online store.

    Portal VideoCardz notes that the price of individual models has dropped by $250.


    The flagship 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X model was offered for $799 at the start of sales.Now the price of this processor is $549.


    The twelve-core Ryzen 9 5900X has dropped in price by $200, and is now offered for $349 instead of the original $549.


    Ryzen 7 5800X3D with increased cache memory has also dropped in price.AMD is offering it for $329 instead of the original $449.


    The Ryzen 7 5800X is down to $249 from $449, and the junior six-core Ryzen 5 5600X model is selling for $159 instead of the original $299.When you buy Ryzen 5000 series processors from the official online store, AMD is also giving away a copy of the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection game collection. 


    The listed price of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D in the U.S.is currently the lowest.It costs $369 at MicroCenter retailer, $349 at Amazon for the processor, and $331 at Newegg.However, the chip is not available in all stores.


    The price of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D has also been reduced in Europe, VideoCardz notes.If at the start of sales it was offered for 499 euros, now the processor can be purchased for 349 euros.

11.02.2022

Intel will finally release Sapphire Rapids server processors in January - their release has been delayed since 2021

Intel will finally release Sapphire Rapids server processors in January - their release has been delayed since 2021

Intel will finally release Sapphire Rapids server processors in January - their release has been delayed since 2021

Intel has set a release date for its 4th generation Xeon Scalable server processors, better known by their codename Sapphire Rapids.
The company will release chips based on the new Intel 7 manufacturing process technology, scheduled for January 10 next year.Image source: IntelIntel said it is ready to present solutions that \"meet the requirements for the product being released.\" This wording could mean that not all Sapphire Rapids processor models planned for release will be released at the same time.
This will apply only to those models that have passed all necessary tests and are ready for mass production.
Earlier it was reported that during the development of processors Sapphire Rapids since the announcement the company had to fix about 500 bugs, as well as release 12 different stepping chips - from A0 to E5.As it became known from a recent report of the analyst company TrenForce, the reason for the continued postponed release of Sapphire Rapids is a significant amount of manufacturing defects.
In particular, Intel has faced with a low yield of good chips in the mass production chipsets MCC processors Sapphire Rapids.
These chipsets are produced using the Intel 7 process technology.
The number of quality chips is only 50-60% of the total production volume.
In such circumstances, the transition to mass production of Sapphire Rapids seemed to the company economically impractical, so the manufacturer is trying to eliminate the problem.
Source image: VideoCardzThe Intel Sapphire Rapids processors are designed for Eagle Stream platform, which is announced to support PCIe 5.0 interface and DDR5 RAM.
The platform will also be used by 5th generation Xeon Scalable processors, code-named Emerald Rapids, which are also expected to launch next year.
Sapphire Rapids processors will offer up to 56 processing cores on Golden Cove architecture.