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AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000: this is the microprocessors with which AMD wants to dominate the laptop market
AMD’s new microprocessors for laptops are just around the corner. In the middle of last February we had the opportunity to participate in a conference at the headquarters of this company in Austin (Texas) to learn first-hand what the Ryzen Mobile 4000 family promises us . And, first and... Read more
Intel is reinforced in the multicore race: its new Cascade Lake (still in 14 nm) has 48 cores
The semiconductor giant has several fronts open with its competitors, and server processors are one of them. Now Intel has renewed its catalog with its new Xeon Cascade Lake Advanced Performance (AP) and Xeon E-2100 processors, which move to a multi-chip approach. Both are the answer to the AMD... Read more
The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of GDDR5X memory is the answer to the AMD Radeon RX 590
The launch of the GeForce RTX 20 family of NVIDIA has not meant the total abandonment of the previous series of graphics cards from this manufacturer, and in fact just presented the GTX 1060 with 6 GB of GDDR5X memory. This is the fourth version of this model that... Read more
Google defends that it has reached “quantum supremacy”, but it is not clear that it is so: what it is and why it is important
Gil Kalai is not the only researcher who defends the impossibility of achieving quantum supremacy , but he is one of those who do so with more vehemence. This renowned Israeli mathematician who teaches at Yale ensures that we will never achieve this achievement because as the number of states of a... Read more
SSD units cheaper and with more capacity: this is the PLC technology that brings many advantages (and a great disadvantage)
The SSDs have revolutionized the storage segment, and have become their own right in one of the best ways to revitalize any PC or laptop. Its evolution is constant, and now a new technology appears that promises many advantages and, of course, a notable disadvantage. That technology is none other than PLC (Penta... Read more
A SoC is not (just) a CPU: clarifying the differences between the two concepts
We often engage in technological debates without taking into account that the terms we use can be the source of some confusion, and it is always good to return to the principles and clearly establish what certain terms we use very often mean. This is the case of the terms SoC and... Read more
Huawei releases SoC: the new Kirin 990 arrives with 7 nm FinFET Plus lithography and determined to make a difference with its 5G SA / NSA
The clues that Huawei has been leaving during these last days anticipated that today it would present its new SoC for its high-end smartphones. And so it has been. The new Kirin 990 has arrived, and, on paper, looks really good. In its manufacture, the Chinese company uses the advanced 7 nm FinFET Plus integration... Read more
What does Corning offer for Apple to have invested 450 million dollars in this historic glass and crystal manufacturer
150 years later, Corning headquarters is still in the state of New York. In the small city that gives its name to the company. Much has changed since his early work with headlights, mirrors and telescopes. Now Corning is among the largest companies in the world, with more than 30,000 employees and... Read more
Intel Core 10th Gen «Comet Lake»: so are the processors with which Intel wants to ‘assault’ high performance laptops
Intel still had “an ace up its sleeve” after the introduction a few weeks ago of its new “Ice Lake” microprocessors . The Sunny Cove microarchitecture, which is the one used by the new Intel Core 10th generation chips, is, according to the engineers who designed it, the cornerstone... Read more
This impressive chip is bigger than an iPad: it has 400,000 cores, 18 GB of memory and 1.2 billion transistors
We are used to increasingly advanced processors with an amazing number of transistors, but we had never seen anything like the chip developed by a company called Cerebras . Its “Wafer Scale Engine” or WSE of Cerebras is the exaggeration made chip: it has 1.2 billion transistors , 400,000... Read more