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AMD Announces 2nd Gen Ryzen Quad-Core Parts

AMD announced the immediate availability of two new Ryzen models – the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and AMD Ryzen 3 2300X, with the Acer Nitro N50-100 desktop PC based on the new Ryzen 5 2500X currently shipping in several regions.

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AMD Officially Announces 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper Processors

AMD has just officially announced its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper high-end desktop (HEDT) processor series. The first chip from this series will drop on August 13th and will be the flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. This is a 32-core, 64-thread part with a base clock of 3.0 GHz and will boost up to 4.2 GHz. It will be priced at $1799.

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No 16-core AMD Ryzen AM4 Chips Till After 7nm EPYC Launch (2019)

During its Q2-2018 investors conference call AMD gave some hints of when it plans to launch its 3rd generation Ryzen processors, which will be based on the "Zen2" architecture. AMD CEO Lisa Su said in a Q&A portion of the call that the rollout of 7 nm Ryzen processors will only come after the launch of 7 nm EPYC.

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Intel Reports Second-Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Intel Corporation today reported second-quarter 2018 financial results. Record second quarter revenue of $17.0 billion was up 15 percent YoY driven by strength across the business and customer demand for performance-leading Intel platforms. Collectively, data-centric businesses grew 26 percent, approaching 50 percent of total revenue. PC-centric revenue was up 6 percent on strength in the commercial and enthusiast segments. Operating margin leverage and lower tax rate drove excellent EPS growth.

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Intel 9th Generation Core Parts Detailed

Intel looks to be working on their 9th generation Core processor family. With this we will see the first introduction of an 8-core part to the LGA115x mainstream desktop (MSDT) platform. Intel will also be making some brand changes within MSDT, with the Core i9 brand being brought in. Core i9 will symbolize 8-core, 16-thread parts, Core i7 will be 8-core, 8-thread parts (more cores, but fewer threads than current Core i7 parts), and Core i5 will be unchanged at 6-core, 6-thread parts.

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AMD EPYC Ads Take Shots at Intel

AMD's latest advertisements for their EPYC processors take a direct shot at Intel. Spotted at San Jose International Airport these new ads are targeted at IT managers with Intel Xeon processors. The ads poke fun at Intel's Xeon processors for being "old" and "relics" and say that EPYC processors offer "more performance, more security, and more value" than Intel Xeon processors.

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MSI Hints of AMD Increasing AM4 CPU Core Counts

It seems both Intel and AMD will be increasing core counts on their mainstream desktop processors. We've know for a while that Intel will be releasing an 8-core socket LGA1151 processor, but it seems now AMD might be increasing core counts above 8-cores on their desktop processors.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper II to Launch August 13th

At Computex 2018 AMD announced it 32-core, 64-thread 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper processor. Since then we learned that this processor will be built on the 12 nm process and will be called Ryzen Threadripper 2990X. According to the latest rumors AMD will be releasing these new processors on August 13th.

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New “Spectre” CPU Vulnerability Hits Intel CPUs

A new variant of the "Spectre" CPU vulnerability has been discovered by security researchers Vladimir Kiriansky and Carl Waldspurger. This make them eligible for the $100,000 bounty Intel is offering researchers to sniff out vulnerabilities in their processors. This new vulnerability is chronicled under CVE-2018-3693, is among 12 new CVEs Intel will publish later this week.

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