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As the year's pass, the iconic Moore's Law becomes more and more challenged. With Intel's Cannonlake, a 10nm architecture originally expected to release in 2016, we can see proof of that. During the company's latest financial earnings call, Intel admitted that it will require more time to deliver processors built on the smaller process. While this is no doubt disappointing, Intel is still well ahead of most of its competitors. AMD's latest (and greatest?) processors are still built at 28nm -- a process size that'd seem gargantuan at this point if not for the fact that both AMD's and NVIDIA's... Read more...
GIGABYTE has just announced that it's rolled out EFI updates to its entire range of Z97/H97 motherboards to add support for Intel's upcoming 5th-gen Core processors, "Broadwell". To grab the update, simply hit up GIGABYTE's support page and search for your motherboard model. You may also be able to update if you happen to have GIGABYTE's @BIOS utility installed, but from experience, that's hit-or-miss. While Intel's 5th-gen Core processors hit mobile earlier this year, there's been some delays on the desktop side, with rumors putting the launch at June - something GIGABYTE's new updates add some... Read more...
On account of the fact that Intel's 5th-gen Core processors still haven't hit the desktop, it's quite something to realize that Skylake, the 6th-gen, is right around the corner. Marco talked a bit about Broadwell's desktop counterpart early last month, and overall, it's worth looking forward to. Does that mean you'll want to upgrade from Haswell? Almost certainly not. While it's undoubtedly going to offer some nice benefits over Haswell, with good help from its shrink to 14nm, Skylake is really going to be the "big one". For enthusiasts, it's going to be Skylake-S that will garner the most attention.... Read more...
Intel's much-anticipated 'Compute Stick' has just hit e-tail, with the most notable e-tailer to stock it right now being Amazon. Right now, there's a 32GB version being sold that packs in an inactive Windows 8.1 installation as well as Android 4.4, and it's priced at $108.83. Amazon lists these specs: Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core, 32GB storage, 2GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, HDMI, dual microUSB ports, one USB 2.0 port, and a microSD card slot. There's also a power button in case you don't want the device to be running all the time. As an Android device, the Compute Stick would have a... Read more...
Following 33 fruitful years with one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, Shmuel (Mooly) Eden has decided to call it quits at Intel. As so many of these high-ranking departures go, Eden says that he wants to seek out fresh challenges -- whether or not that means he'll wind up somewhere else in a management role, we'll just have to wait and see. During his tenure at Intel, Eden held a number of important positions, with the most notable being Senior Vice President. He was also the General Manager for Perceptual Computing, and President of Intel Israel. Between 1999 and 2003, he was also... Read more...
The folks at BOXX are no strangers to crafting some of the world's most advanced workstation PCs, but its latest APEXX 5 still somehow manages to kick things up a notch. This might be a good time to rest your fist under your jaw, because your salivary glands might get overly excited. The "5" in the APEXX 5 name represents the fact that five GPUs can be installed, which at the current time would be composed of a Quadro K2200 dedicated to viewport duties, and four Tesla K40s to handle computation. A wide-range of other GPU configurations exist, but that's the only one that utilizes 5 GPUs. Want 4x... Read more...
Intel promises a lot with its just-announced fifth-gen Core vPro processors, but if there's one overarching theme, it's that the company wants you to be wireless -- even if you need to take advantage of a big screen. Three major focuses for Intel with this launch include general PC design, wireless displays, and wireless docking. On the design front, Intel says that with these new vPro processors, vendors will be able to create products that are up to three times thinner and 50% lighter over previous generations. That's a bold claim, and an exciting one for mobile warriors. Intel's Fifth-gen... Read more...
When Intel launched its first NUC in early 2013, it wasn't hard to be impressed. Here was a super-small PC platform that managed to pack in some substantial performance for its form-factor. The first release had a modest Celeron under its hood, but fast-forward to today, and we see full-blown Core i3 and i5 chips, with the biggest being the Core i5-4250U, Turbo boostable to 2.6GHz. It seemed like just a matter of time before Intel would pull the curtain off of a big deal: the introduction of a Core i7 NUC. Alright - calling it a "big deal" might be a stretch, as Intel hasn't given it any fanfare.... Read more...
Since their launch in 2011, Google Chromebooks have gained a reputation for being pretty barebones, packing in little more than the required amount of performance to get someone through their everyday tasks without much frustration. But, that impression of "barebones" changed a bit this past summer, when Acer released the first Core i3-equipped Chromebook: the C720.The fact that a Chromebook now featured a true Intel notebook processor was impressive, but perhaps more so was the simple fact that Intel was beginning to show a bit of a commitment to the platform.... Read more...
At CES this past January, Intel talked more about wearables than anything else. It became immediately clear that the company was done playing games, and didn't want to fall behind in such a lucrative market. To help give its progress in the wearable game a massive boost, the company announced at that time a competition, 'Make It Wearable', allowing anyone to submit their Intel Edison-based concept and hope to score a big prize. Initially, Intel was hit with 500 entries, which eventually became 40. At that point, even Intel CEO Brian Krzanich pored over those 40 to help whittle them down to 10.... Read more...
It has become clear that Intel didn't want to waste much time before following-up on its initial Core M lineup, because despite those first chips dropping just a couple of months ago, the company has added 4 more to its roster. Like the launch chips, these four are dual-core designs that support HyperThreading to enable an effective four threads for processing. Also like those earlier chips, these are spec'd with a TDP of 4.5W. Given these similarities, what's actually new about these chips? For starters, these new chips are generally faster than the launch models, with a new top-end SKU called... Read more...
Intel-owned Basis has just unveiled a brand-new smartwatch, and while I'd understand it if you didn't get too excited based on that fact alone, this model does seem to have what it takes to stand out of the crowd. Called Peak, this high-quality smartwatch features a Gorilla Glass touchscreen face and an anodized aluminum body that comes in either matte black or brushed silver. Overall, it looks pretty sharp. What makes the Peak really interesting though isn't what you see, but what you don't see. For starters, it has a faster processor than the B1 Band, which most notably is able to improve the... Read more...
There are very few products that have genuinely made me go "wow", but I can safely add the Nixie drone camera to that modest list. Over the past couple of years, drones have become popular enough to the point where a new release doesn't excite most people. But Nixie is different. It's a drone that you wear, like a bracelet. Whenever you want to let it soar, you give it a command to unwrap, power-up, and let it go... From the consumer standpoint, the most popular use for drones is to capture some amazing footage. But what if you want to be in that footage? That's where Nixie comes in. After "setting... Read more...
It's no secret that the past few years in mobile have been rough for Intel, largely due to the fact that ARM has proven itself to be an intense competitor. When smartphones exploded years ago, and tablets later on, it was ARM that dominated the landscape, and today, nothing has changed. ARM has even found itself in some ultra-portables, with the NVIDIA Tegra 2-based ASUS Transformer TF101 being one of the first. Clearly, Intel hasn't been pleased with this, and while its releases in recent years haven't given us the hope that the company would soon find itself in a lot more ultra-portable mobile... Read more...
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