AMD’s chiplet design affords massive cost-cutting opportunities

Why it matters: AMD during its International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2020 keynote earlier this month showed just how much financial headroom its decision to go with a multi-chip module (MCM) approach affords. As TechPowerUp highlights, by limiting the components made on 7nm to those that would tangibly benefit from Continue Reading

AMD’s GPU shipments increase by 22 percent, eroding Nvidia’s market share

In a nutshell: Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has published the latest update on the state of the GPU market, and it’s good news for AMD. In the fourth quarter of last year, Team Red saw its shipments increase 22.6 percent from the previous quarter. Nvidia, meanwhile, experienced a 1.9 percent Continue Reading

AMD’s Epyc 7742 will power new Atos meteorological supercomputer aimed at enhanced weather prediction

Big quote: “By leveraging our high-performance AMD EPYC server processors, the Atos supercomputer can enable significant improvements in weather forecasting, helping to increase the accuracy of weather predictions around the world,” said Forrest Norrod, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center and Embedded Solutions Business Group. “The real-time data Continue Reading

AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X wrestles wPrime world record from Core i9-7920X

What just happened? Yet another feather in AMD’s cap is the recent wPrime world record that the Ryzen 9 3900X managed to wrestle from Intel’s i9-7920X. The record was set by Australian overclocker “jordan.hyde99” as verified by HWbot. As one might imagine, copious amounts of LN2 were required for the Continue Reading