While we can always do black-box testing to try and get a handle for what a CPU core looks like, there’s really only so much you can do given limited time and resources. In order to better understand what an architecture really looks like a vendor disclosure is often going to be as good as it gets for publicly available information. The Exynos M1 CPU architecture is Samsung’s first step into a custom CPU architecture for an mobile SoC. Custom CPU architectures are hardly a trivial undertaking, so it’s unlikely that a company would make the investment solely for a marketing bullet point. With that said, Samsung has provided some background for the Exynos M1, claiming that the design process started about 3 years ago...
If you’ve been following motherboard coverage over the past few years, you can’t help but notice that all the major consumer players also have their own server based business...11 by Ian Cutress on 5/20/2015
We reviewed the X79 Extreme11 back in September 2012. The concept was simple: divert eight PCIe lanes into an LSI SAS chip for eight more SATA ports with SAS...40 by Ian Cutress on 10/9/2014
One of the key things I have been looking forward to at Computex is hearing more about the third generation SandForce controller i.e. the SF3700. I just stopped by...9 by Kristian Vättö on 6/4/2014
Kingston is among the handful of launch parters for LSI's new SF3700 PCIe/SATA SSD controller. The company had a semi-functional demo of SF3700 silicon at this year's CES in...8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2014
This is an announcement we have eagerly been waiting for. LSI gave us a short overview of their third generation controller at CES 2012 but it was merely a...22 by Kristian Vättö on 11/18/2013
The end of summer marks the start of the X79 refresh line. We are, at best estimates, coming up to half-way in the Sandy Bridge-E life as the...62 by Ian Cutress on 9/3/2012
At the beginning of the year LSI completed the acquisition of SandForce, the SSD controller maker we've been covering extensively since its arrival on the scene in late 2009...4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/2/2012