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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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Intel to End The “Extreme Edition” Brand Extension

It looks like Intel will be ending their "Extreme Edition" brand extension, which they have used to denote their flagship products in the client segment. This included processors as well as their NUCs. With Intel retiring this brand extension it could mean the end to their iconic Intel Skull and the black and silver packaging. No one really knows what Intel would be replacing this brand extension with, if anything at all.

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Intel Working on 22-Core LGA2066 and 8-Core LGA1151 Processors

It looks like Intel is ready to refresh their "Basin Falls" HEDT platform (LGA2066 client high-end desktop). They plan to do this with a new 22-core chip. This is not Skylake HCC (20 tiles, up to 18 cores), or Skylake HCC (30 tiles, up to 28 cores), but a brand new die with four more tiles than the current Skylake HCC silicon, all of which are actual cores.

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Model Numbers of Upcoming Ryzen SKUs Leaked

A list of model numbers of upcoming AMD Ryzen processor models has been leaked. They reveal pretty much AMD's entire second wave of Ryzen 2000 series processors. So let's start with the big boys in the Ryzen Threadripper line which will be the Ryzen Threadripper 2900X (YD290XA8U8QAF), Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (YD292XA8UC9AF), and the top-dog Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (YD295XA8UGAAF)

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Apple Plans To Use Its Own Chips In Macs in 2020

Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel. Apple already builds its own processors for iOS devices and some of the newer ones like the A11 Bionic and A10 Fusion for reached performance levels of entry-level x86 desktop processors.

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