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Intel has always been an interesting company to watch, but lately, we've been looking at how it's adjusting focus to better handle the current competitive landscape. On the CPU side, the fact that AMD is more competitive than ever has been well-documented, both on the desktop side and in the enterprise. Intel has already reduced its focus in some key places, such as wearables. In one example of readjusted focus, the company is now targeting augmented reality as the next big thing it can play a part in. But we're not through with the deaths yet, as today we learn of yet another in the Intel product... Read more...
Barring a surprise launch from Intel (and we are not ruling that out), Coffee Lake will represent the last hurrah for processors built on a 14-nanometer manufacturing process, at least from the Santa Clara outfit. After that we are looking at Cannon Lake, the first desktop processor architecture from Intel to be built on a 10nm process. In the meantime, there has been another leak of Coffee Lake, with this latest one providing details on Intel's upcoming 6-core chips.Though Coffee Lake will be built on a 14nm process, it will include further optimizations for added performance and power efficiency.... Read more...
The enthusiast processor core wars are starting to heat up, and Intel fired the first shot with its Core X-Series. Currently, the most potent processor from this family is the Core i9-7900X, which is a 10-core part with a base clock of 3.3GHz. However, it will soon be followed by the Core i9-7920X, Core i9-7940X, Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7980XE which feature 12, 14, 16, and 18 cores respectively. Given that the release of these processors should be occurring over the next few months, we’re starting to see more leaks, with the latest surrounding the Core i9-7960X. This 16-core part has made its... Read more...
About a month ago we talked about a critical HyperThreading flaw that had been found in Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake processors. As we noted at that time, the flaw is very hard to trigger and is limited in scope. In fact, many people running processors affected by the flaw probably never noticed any stability issues with their machines as a result. With that said, no PC enthusiast wants a system that has any critical flaws lurking about, so Intel has fixed the issue with a new update. The first indication that the flaw has been fixed comes from the Debian Linux user lists, the group that... Read more...
At some point between now and the end of the year, Intel will launch its eighth-generation Core processors, built around the Coffee Lake microarchitecture. It'll come at an interesting time, since it'll really be the first time in all of Core's lifetime that AMD has been truly competitive. It'll also be interesting because it'll be yet another Core generation built on a 14nm process. Intel would love to shrink it down, we're sure, but it's just not ready enough to support a wide launch. Intel's first 10nm (Cannonlake) parts should come towards the end of this year or early next, but they won't... Read more...
Intel is expanding its reach into the deep learning field today with the launch of the Neural Compute Stick (NCS), which as developed by its Movidius subsidiary. The Movidius NCS is aimed at democratizing deep learning and artificial intelligence, with Intel billing it as “the world’s first self-contained AI accelerator in a USB format.” The Movidius NCS is powered by the Myriad 2 vision processing unit (VPU), which promises 100 gigaflops of performance all while operating within a 1-watt power envelope. Given its low-power requirements, Intel is aiming the Movidius NCS at developers, research... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks. In this webcast we'll be kicking around the Asus Zephyrus gaming notebook with NVIDIA's Max-Q design, the beastly Alienware 17, AMD EPYC And Xeon Scalable enterprise processor platforms, the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, our Retro-Amiga build and more! Show Notes: 5:20 - Intel Xeon Scalable Debuts: Dual Xeon Platinum 8176 With 112 Threads Tested13:00 - AMD Unveils EPYC 7000 Series Processors And Platform To Take On Intel In the Data Center18:05 - ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Review: A Thin, Powerful Max-Q Gaming Laptop27:51 - Alienware... Read more...
Eyebrows were raised earlier this week when it was revealed that Microsoft would not be fully supporting PC systems equipped with Intel “Clover Trail” Atom processors. If these machines are running Windows 10, they can’t upgrade from the Anniversary Update to the Creators Update. Affected Intel Clover Trail processors include: Atom Z2760Atom Z2520Atom Z2560Atom Z2580 Adding salt to the wounds of these customers, Microsoft said that security updates for these systems would only extend into 2018. Most of these systems came preinstalled with Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, and had they stayed with Windows... Read more...
Back in late June, we got out first glimpse at Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake-based processors. Unlike previous mainstream Intel processors, these Coffee Lake parts came packing six cores and 12 threads. The engineering sample that made its way to SiSoft SANDRA featured a base clock of 3.1GHz, a turbo clock of 4.2GHz, 256KB L2 cache and 9MB L3 cache. However, a new report is shedding some additional light on at least four upcoming Coffee Lake desktop processors. The first is the alleged Core i7 8700K. The processor is said to have six cores, a base clock of 3.7GHz, 12MB L3 cache and a 95W TDP. Being... Read more...
Up until this point, Intel has been relatively mum on details surrounding its new high-end Core i9 SKUs: the Core i9-7920X, Core i9-7940X, Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7980XE. As we come closer to the launch of these core-rific processors, Intel has spilled beans on two additional specs for the Core i9-7920X. This processor sits just above the Core i9-7900X and is priced $200 dearer at $1,199. We now know that it has a base clock that is 400MHz slower than its cheaper sibling, coming in at 2.9GHz. A lower clock speed is to be expected given the increase in cores, but 400MHz still seems like a pretty... Read more...
If you own a PC system that is running one of Intel’s Clover Trail-based Atom processors, we have some rather disappointing news to deliver if you’re running the Windows 10 operating system. Microsoft is no longer supporting these Atom processors when running Windows 10, which means that customers will no longer be able to new download products updates from Windows Update. In fact, customers running this particular hardware combination can’t even install the Windows 10 Creators Update, which was released to the public back in April. According to ZDNet, owners of notebooks, convertibles, and SFF... Read more...
Amid the spectacle of new CPU and GPU architectures that have been dominating the headlines for the past several weeks, Intel has gone and quietly added a handful of new processors to its Kaby Lake and Xeon stacks. These can be seen in the latest update to Intel's 7th generation Core processor family specifications datasheet, which is a compilation of device and document errata, specification clarifications, and changes to Intel's product family. The latest update sees the addition of a several new Core i3 desktop processors based on Intel's Kaby Lake architecture, along with several more mobile... Read more...
Intel announced its Xeon Scalable processor family based Skylake-SP a few weeks back, but today marks the official launch of the platform. These new processors feature a new microarchitecture versus previous-generation Xeons and Intel has revamped the naming convention and arrangement of the product stack as well. Whereas previous-generation Xeon processors carried version, class, and model number designations – for example, Xeon E5-2697 v4 – the Xeon Scalable processor family is now designated by Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories, with a single model number.The new naming convention... Read more...
Intel has the enthusiast segment in its crosshairs with the new Core i9 series, and the 7900X is currently its most potent offering. Priced at $999, the Core i9-7900X features 10 cores and will have to hold down the fort until its faster (and more expensive) 12-, 14-, 16- and 18-core siblings arrive later this year. To see just how far the Core i9-7900X could be pushed, SOFOS1990 decided to build an elaborate setup using liquid nitrogen (LN2) cooling. In addition to the aforementioned processor, his test rig consisted of the following components: 4GB G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 memoryGigabute X299 SOC... Read more...
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