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Earlier this morning, we brought you news of a branding change for Intel’s upcoming Xeon processors. We were greeted with a chart featuring dozens of Gold- and Platinum-branded processors based on Skylake-SP architecture. Thanks to some extra sleuthing, we now know some basic specs for the top-ranging members of the Xeon Platinum family. The Xeon 8100 Platinum series are 8-socket processors that are compatible with Intel’s LGA 3647 Purley server platform. Sitting at the top of the totem pole is the Xeon Platinum 8180, which is clocked at 2.5GHz and packs in an incredible 28 cores and 56 threads... Read more...
I've said this a million times before, but let us make it a million and one—there are no mulligans on the Internet. None. Zip. Zilch. If you post something that you did not mean to post and it has any kind of importance, it does not matter how quickly you delete it, someone on the web saw it, screen captured it, and shared it with the world. I bring this up because Intel for a brief period published a list of its upcoming processors that belong to its unreleased Skylake Xeon SKUs. That list is no longer available to view on Intel's website, but a snapshot via Google cache remains.The processors... Read more...
Intel loyalists looking to build a new system are stuck between a rock and a hard place at the moment. The options are to build a high-end rig around Intel's aging X99 platform, or forego the benefits of X99 and piece together a Kaby Lake system that does not have as much oomph. Those who can afford to wait have a third option—hang tight for Computex, which is when Intel will announce its X299 platform (Basin Falls) for Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X.Image Source: Flickr (Aaron Fulkerson) Hopping onto X299 will give users the best of both worlds, as it's an enthusiast chipset supporting Intel's latest... Read more...
Intel Optane Memory is designed to accelerate the storage subsystem on compatible machines, to improve transfer speeds and reduce latency. It is among the first products to leverage 3D XPoint memory technology that was co-developed by Intel and Micron. 3D XPoint offers many of the same properties as NAND flash memory, but with much higher endurance and certain performance characteristics that are similar to DRAM. We revealed many details regarding Intel Optane Memory a couple of weeks ago. To quickly reiterate, Intel Optane Memory products and their associated software are designed to... Read more...
If Intel thought that it could coast along when it comes to processor development and its release schedules, AMD’s Ryzen processors have been a rather jolting wakeup call. While not able to topple Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake Core processors in every single benchmark, the Ryzen 7 family in particular provides blistering multi-core performance at extremely attractive price points. Intel has been able to charge premium prices for years because quite frankly, AMD didn’t put up much of a fight for the performance crown. The new Zen architecture changes all of that, so Intel is responding in... Read more...
  If you look forward to visiting San Francisco for the yearly Intel Developer Forum (IDF), or instead anticipate the coverage from your favorite hardware websites (like HotHardware), we have some sad news for you today. Intel announce that it is ending the upcoming and all future IDF gatherings. This move comes after Intel announced earlier this year that it would cancel its IDF China expo. Intel broke the news on its official website for IDF 2017, writing: Intel has evolved its event portfolio and decided to retire the IDF program moving forward. Thank you for nearly 20 great years with... Read more...
With so much attention in the CPU space focused on AMD's Ryzen lineup, it would make sense for Intel to push forward the release of its Skylake-X series, and apparently that is exactly what it is doing. Whether or not Ryzen is actually the motivating factor is not known, but not only is Skylake-X coming to town sooner than expected, Intel is also planning to launch Kaby Lake-X processors at the same time.A Chinese-language report at Benchlife claims that both processor families will be introduced at Computex, which runs from May 30-June 3, 2017. Previously the plan was to announce one (or both)... Read more...
Intel has sold more than half of its stake in McAfee, the security outfit it acquired in 2010 for $7.68 billion, and will not support the brand as a standalone company. The deal makes McAfee one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity firms in the world. Upon closing the transaction, McAfee CEO Christopher D. Young wrote an open letter to Intel Security's stakeholders expressing optimism for the company's future. "Today, a new McAfee is born," Young wrote. "One that promises customers cybersecurity outcomes, not fragmented products. One that vows to move this industry forward by working with competitors,... Read more...
Intel’s Kaby Lake family is set to expand again, with the Kaby Lake-G series making an appearance via leaked documentation. Kaby Lake-G will retain a 14nm manufacturing process and will reportedly have a package size of 58.5mm x 31mm. Right off the bat, we can see that this is a marked increase in size compared to the desktop oriented Kaby Lake-S (37.5mm2) and the mobile Kaby Lake-H (42mm x 28mm). According to leaked slides, there will reportedly be 65W and 100W SKUs, each with a quad-core configuration and a separate dedicated GPU on the package that connects via PCI x8. The TDP for both of the... Read more...
When Intel unveiled its Optane memory solution this week, it seemed like an ideal performance pick-me-up for low-end rigs. Its goal is to cache all of your important bits so as to make the PC more responsive, and quicker in general. The fact that Intel itself promotes the current Optane solution at those using mechanical hard drives is additional proof that low-end PCs are being targeted. However, as we now learn, there is one important caveat to be aware of: while Optane requires a Kaby Lake processor to work, the low-end Celeron and Pentium variants are out-of-luck. Those lowest-end of the low-end... Read more...
If you were a big fan of MSI's original Trident 3 gaming PC, then you might want to take a look at what the PC enthusiast company is delivering this time around with its follow-up offering: the "Frosty" Limited Edition Trident 3 Arctic. MSI released its first Trident 3 gaming PC earlier this year, and for its efforts won an IF Design Award. It's not hard to see why: the PC is downright beautiful, and despite its smaller size, it offers plenty of airflow to make sure your expensive components don't overheat. The limited edition Trident 3 Arctic sports an upgrade to both the CPU and GPU. Under the... Read more...
Whenever Intel releases a new processor architecture, it typically focuses first on consumers and then rolls out Xeon counterparts that are suitable for entry-level workstations. So it goes with Kaby Lake. Having launched its first batch of desktop Kaby Lake chips for consumers just two months ago, Intel today announced its new Xeon E3-1200 V6 family based on the same architecture. To kick things off, it's launching eight Xeon E3-1200 V6 processors ranging in base clockspeed from 3GHz to 3.9GHz, all of which are quad-core processors. Six of them support Hyper Threading. Perhaps more importantly,... Read more...
Intel is readying its 10 nanometer (nm) Cannonlake processor architecture for release later this year and has begun extolling the virtues of its advanced manufacturing process technology as well. Intel will be battling it out with major competitors like Samsung at 10nm. Qualcomm, for example, is already shipping Snapdragon 835 processors using Samsung’s 10nm FinFET process tech and is encroaching on Intel’s turf with its 48-Core Centriq 2400 ARM server chip. But Intel believes it has the superior process technology and wants to set the record straight.However, if you ask Intel about how it... Read more...
Early last week, Intel revealed its Optane SSD DC P4800X featuring 3D Xpoint memory technology. The Optane SSD DC P4800X is an enterprise-class product, targeted at data centers and mission-critical applications where reliable, ultra-low-latency access to large amounts of data is paramount. Today, Intel is introducing another new product featuring 3D Xpoint memory, but this is one quite literally at the other end of the spectrum. The Intel Optane Memory devices we’ll be discussing here looks like other current generation 80mm M.2 “gumstick” type solid state drives. However, Intel Optane Memory... Read more...
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