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Chinese chipmaker SMIC getting closer to 7nm

The Chinese government is working on phasing out all foreign hardware from Chinese institutions within the next three years. Domestic Chinese companies are working hard on improving their manufacturing technology in order to reach the goal of independence from imported hardware. Now, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation – or SMIC – has …

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Ryzen 4000 Mobile – 7nm Zen 2 & Vega Explained

AMD has shared more details on its upcoming Ryzen 4000 Mobile 'Renoir' APUs with 7nm Zen 2 and Vega cores. Offering up to eight cores and sixteen threads from the Zen 2-based CPU cores in 15W and 45W form, will AMD be able to compete against Intel's dominance in the mobile market? And how will AMD's strict focus on high performance graphics capability compare to Intel's competition?

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Apple’s A14 chip may exceed 3GHz

Apple has recently invested into the development of ARM processors and the company is expected to release its first ARM powered Mac in 2021. The A14 ARM-based mobile processor is also expected to start being mass-produced in April this year. Now Research Snipers reports that the A14 chip may exceed 3GHz clock speed. …

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Arm announces new processor IPs for AI and machine learning

Arm has announced details of its latest processors designed for artificial intelligence and machine learning, the Arm Cortex-M55, as well as the first microNPU (Neural Processing Unit), the Ethos-U55 which offer a combined 480x machine learning improvement for microcontrollers. Cortex-M based processors are already powering a vast range of AI …

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Extreme overclockers push Threadripper 3990X to 5.5GHz

Last week, AMD released its flagship 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. As per our review, the Threadripper 3990X is an immensely powerful CPU out-of-the-box, regardless of the workload thrown at it. But how much extra performance can be squeezed out of this CPU through extreme overclocking? Some overclockers already had the chance to experiment …

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