Processors

Chips are everywhere. Processors are in your PCs, laptops, servers, cars and every gadget you can think of. In addition, the processor market is shifting---especially in the mobile market. Key trend: Graphical processing units. Key players include Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments among others.

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AMD and Intel: Frenemies aligned vs. Nvidia

AMD vs. Intel is a storyline dating back decades, but there are signs that the two rivals are becoming closer frenemies and even collaborating. There's a good reason for that--Nvidia is a threat to both companies. Intel and AMD have teamed up on a custom GPU for next-gen mobile chips. Nvidia happens to be AMD's biggest GPU rival on PCs. AMD also wants its GPUs in the data center too. Nvidia is the GPU leader in the data center and threatens Intel on artificial intelligence and high-performance computing. Intel wants to be the processor of data however it is used and sees Nvidia as fierce competition. Add it up and AMD and Intel may even need each other. The caveat: Intel and AMD won't be all warm and fuzzy over time. Intel poached Raja M. Koduri, chief architect of the Radeon Technologies Group and oversaw the development of the advanced Vega GPUs.

November 10, 2017 by in Data Centers

Dell PowerEdge R815

Dell PowerEdge R815

The Dell PowerEdge R815's core density is impressive, setting it up neatly for virtualisation duties. Using AMD's 6000 series processors, it hits 48 cores across only four sockets, all in a 2U chassis.

August 25, 2010 by in Processors

AMD Athlon XP/2600+

AMD Athlon XP/2600+

AMD has sprung a surprise by launching two new Athlon XP processors ahead of schedule. How does the flagship 2600+ CPU fare against Intel's Pentium 4 competition?

September 3, 2002 by in Processors

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