Day: December 6, 2019

Intel Comet Lake CPU benchmarks leak teasing an early 2020 release
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Intel Comet Lake CPU benchmarks leak teasing an early 2020 release

Ten-core Intel Comet Lake CPUs have started appearing in online benchmark databases, signalling that it’s not going to be long before we have them in for testing. Exciting. With the latest leaks showing the engineering samples of both the ten-core and six-core Comet Lake chips in retail builds it appears that the launch preparations really are ramping up for an early 2020 release date. read more

TSMC’s 5nm node already at 50% yield… ramping up for AMD’s Zen 4 in 2021
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TSMC’s 5nm node already at 50% yield… ramping up for AMD’s Zen 4 in 2021

TSMC’s 5nm process is reportedly developing at a rapid pace in the lead up to mass production next year, outperforming even the company’s ramp up to 7nm chip production. Yields are reportedly over 50% for TSMC’s upcoming process node – every other chip on a wafer is functional and fit for purpose – and AMD’s Zen 4 CPUs are expected to be among the first in line for capacity. read more

AMD has to increase hardware prices to maintain its stellar growth
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AMD has to increase hardware prices to maintain its stellar growth

If AMD wants to continue its unprecedented growth, it’s going to have to start trusting that people will buy its products on performance and not just on price. Because despite the change in AMD’s share price this year – an incredible increase of 86% from this time in 2018 – Wall Street analysts remain neutral about the potential further growth of the company’s stock. Or maybe it’s precisely because of that huge growth that investment experts are wary of getting too excited about the chipmaker’s incredible performance under the stewardship of Dr. Lisa Su. read more

Sony Will Not Continue PlayStation Handheld Line
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Sony Will Not Continue PlayStation Handheld Line

When Sony first got into the handheld market, they made a massive splash. Previously, Nintendo was the dominant force in the marketplace. With their line of Game Boy consoles that eventually evolved into the DS lineup, there was essentially a monopoly. Also during the time, there was a big rivalry between the three big names in gaming, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. After several years of owning the mobile marketplace for hardcore gamers, Sony decided to throw their hat into the ring. read more