Intel Core Gen10 IceLake ULV (i7-1065G7) Review & Benchmarks – CPU AVX512 Performance

Intel Core i7 Gen10

What is “IceLake”? It is the “real” 10th generation Core arch(itecture) (ICL/”IceLake”) from Intel – the brand new core to replace the ageing “Skylake” (SKL) arch and its many derivatives; due to delays it actually debuts shortly after the latest update (“CometLake” (CLM)) that is also called 10th generation. Firstly … Read more…

Intel Core i9 10980X (Cascade Lake) Review & Benchmarks – CPU 18-core/36-thread AVX512 Performance

Intel Skylake-X Core i9

What is “Cascade Lake (CSL-X)”? It is one of the 10th generation Core X-Series  arch (CSL-X) from Intel – the latest revision of the “Skylake-X” (SKL-X) arch; it succeeds the older 9900 and 7900 X-Series for HEDT platform. Again, as on the desktop/mobile – it is not the “real” 10th … Read more…

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X, 3960X Review & Benchmarks – CPU Performance

What is “Ryzen ThreadRipper 3000 series” (Zen2-TR3)? AMD’s Zen2 TR3 (“Starship”) is the “true” 2nd generation ZEN core on 7nm process shrink while the previous ZEN+ TR2 (“”) core was just an optimisation of the original ZEN TR that introduces many design improvements over both cores. Unlike desktop parts – … Read more…

Intel Core Gen10 CometLake ULV (i7-10510U) Review & Benchmarks – CPU Performance

Intel Core i7 Gen10

What is “CometLake”? It is one of the 10th generation Core arch (CML) from Intel – the latest revision of the venerable (6th gen!) “Skylake” (SKL) arch; it succeeds the “WhiskyLake”/”CofeeLake” 8/9-gen current architectures for mobile (ULV U/Y) devices. The “real” 10th generation Core arch is “IceLake” (ICL) that does … Read more…

AMD Radeon 5700XT (RDNA, Navi 10): Review & Benchmarks – GPGPU Performance

AMD 5700 XT

What is “Navi”? It is the code-name of the new AMD GPU, the first of the brand-new RDNA (Radeon DNA) GPU arch(itecture) – replacing the “Vega” that was the last of the GCN (graphics core next) arch(itecture). It is a mid-range GPU optimised for gaming thus not expected to set … Read more…

AMD Radeon VII: Vega2 GPGPU Performance in OpenCL

AMD Radeon VII

What is “Vega2”? It is the code-name of the updated “Vega” GPU arch(itecture), the last of the GCN (graphics core next) arch (version 5.1) shrinked to 7nm before being replaced by the forthcoming “Navi”. Originally for the professional/workstation high-end market, “Vega2″/”big Vega” designed for compute (scientific, machine learning, etc.) workloads … Read more…

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (Zen2) Review & Benchmarks – CPU 8-core/16-thread Performance

AMD Zen 2 CPU

What is “ZEN2”? AMD’s Zen2 (“Matisse”) is the “true” 2nd generation ZEN core on 7nm process shrink while the previous ZEN+ (“Pinnacle Ridge”) core was just an optimisation of the original ZEN (“Summit Ridge”) core that while socket compatible it introduces many design improvements over both previous cores. An APU … Read more…

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Zen2) Review & Benchmarks – CPU 12-core/24-thread Performance

AMD Zen 2 CPU

What is “ZEN2”? AMD’s Zen2 (“Matisse”) is the “true” 2nd generation ZEN core on 7nm process shrink while the previous ZEN+ (“Pinnacle Ridge”) core was just an optimisation of the original ZEN (“Summit Ridge”) core. While socket compatible it introduces many design improvements over both previous cores. An APU version … Read more…

AMD Ryzen 2 Mobile (2500U) Vega 8 GP(GPU) Performance

Amd Ryzen 2500U

What is “Ryzen2” ZEN+ Mobile? It is the long-awaited Ryzen2 APU mobile “Bristol Ridge” version of the desktop Ryzen 2 with integrated Vega graphics (the latest GPU architecture from AMD) for mobile devices. While on desktop we had the original Ryzen1/ThreadRipper – there was no (at least released) APU version … Read more…

AMD Ryzen 2 Mobile 2500U Review & Benchmarks – Cache & Memory Performance

Amd Ryzen 2500U

What is “Ryzen2” ZEN+ Mobile? It is the long-awaited Ryzen2 APU mobile “Bristol Ridge” version of the desktop Ryzen 2 with integrated Vega graphics (the latest GPU architecture from AMD) for mobile devices. While on desktop we had the original Ryzen1/ThreadRipper – there was no (at least released) APU version … Read more…

AMD Ryzen 2 Mobile 2500U Review & Benchmarks – CPU Performance

Amd Ryzen 2500U

What is “Ryzen2” ZEN+ Mobile? It is the long-awaited Ryzen2 APU mobile “Bristol Ridge” version of the desktop Ryzen 2 with integrated Vega graphics (the latest GPU architecture from AMD) for mobile devices. While on desktop we had the original Ryzen1/ThreadRipper – there was no (at least released) APU version … Read more…

Intel Core i9 9900K CofeeLake-R Review & Benchmarks – 2-channel DDR4 Cache & Memory Performance

Core i9 9900K

What is “CofeeLake-R” CFL-R? It is the “refresh” (updated) version of the 8th generation Intel Core architecture (CFL) – itself a minor stepping of the previous 7th generation “KabyLake” (KBL), itself a minor update of the 6th generation “SkyLake” (SKL). While ordinarily this would not be much of an event … Read more…

nVidia Titan V/X: FP16 and Tensor CUDA Performance

What is FP16 (“half”)? FP16 (aka “half” floating-point) is the IEEE lower-precision floating-point representation that has recently begun to be supported by GPGPUs for compute (e.g. Intel EV9+ Skylake GPU, nVidia Pascal/Turing) and soon by CPUs (BFloat16). While originally meant for mobile devices in order to reduce memory and compute … Read more…

Intel Core i9 9900K CofeeLake-R Review & Benchmarks – CPU 8-core/16-thread Performance

Core i9 9900K

What is “CofeeLake-R” CFL-R? It is the “refresh” (updated) version of the 8th generation Intel Core architecture (CFL) – itself a minor stepping of the previous 7th generation “KabyLake” (KBL), itself a minor update of the 6th generation “SkyLake” (SKL). While ordinarily this would not be much of an event … Read more…