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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...
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...
System builders—both professional and do-it-yourself types—have been waiting a long time for AMD to be competitive again with Intel. Over the years, each new architecture launch from AMD seemed to come with big promises that would ultimately turn out to be empty, but then Zen came along. Finally, AMD built an architecture that lived up to the hype, and with Ryzen getting off to a strong start, it appears the chip designer has been able to chisel away at a not-so-insignificant chunk of Intel's market share in the enthusiast market.We can see this by examining the market share figures collected by... Read more...
If you're in the market for a spacious new SSD that won't break the bank, Intel has just tossed another option into the super-packed arena. The company's brand-new SSD 545s debuts with a 512GB model, although post-launch, densities between 128GB to 2TB will begin to populate the market. As of the time of writing, the 512GB model retails for $179.99. At the $179.99 price point, the SSD 545s does battle with the likes of Crucial's MX300, which currently sells for $160 for a 525GB model over at Amazon. What Intel's new SSD 545s immediately gains over a drive like that is an impressive 5-year warranty... Read more...
For the second time in less than a week, leaked benchmarks are giving us a glimpse of what to expect from Coffee Lake, which represents the fourth and latest iteration of Intel's 14-nanometer process. The latest leaked benchmarks come courtesy of Geekbench. On display is a 6-core processor with 12 threads clocked at 3.19GHz. It also has 1.5MB of L2 cache and 12MB of L3 cache. Let's talk a bit about this processor before we dive into the Geekbench scores. The chip in question is an engineering sample and not necessarily finalized silicon. Engineering samples get sent out to motherboard makers, OEM... Read more...
Update: 6/26/2017, 8:59PM EST - Our contacts at Intel have responded to our requests for further detail on this issue with the following statement: "We have already identified this issue and addressed it with a fix that started rolling out in April 2017. As always, we recommend checking to make sure your BIOS is up to date, but the chance of encountering this issue is low, as it requires a complex number of concurrent micro-architectural conditions to reproduce."And so it's clear that Intel feels this issue is limited in scope and very hard to trigger. Further, the fix was documented... Read more...
It has been a rough few months for Imagination Technologies, the British-based semiconductor company that was founded over three decades ago as VideoLogic. Shares of the company recently tumbled after it was announced by Apple, by far the company's biggest customer, that it planned to design its own mobile GPU cores moving forward. Now Imagination is up for sale and it could be Intel that swoops in. Imagination said it has been contacted by a "number of parties" inquiring about a potential acquisition of the entire company. No deal is imminent, but in light of the interest—and the fact that Apple... Read more...
  We’re just getting our heads wrapped about Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X (aka, the Core X-Series), and here we are staring at Coffee Lake. Coffee Lake represents the fourth and latest major iteration of Intel’s 14nm process, which started with Broadwell in 2014. Coffee Lake processors are set to debut in 2018, and will offer up to six cores for mainstream PCs. Today, we’re witnessing a supposed Coffee Lake-S chip in action via a SiSoft Sandra benchmark. The processor is identified as a Genuine Intel CPU 0000, which denotes an engineering sample. Other specifics regarding the processor identify... Read more...
Intel announced its family of Xeon Scalable Processors in early May, featuring the Skylake-SP microarchitecture. Those processors haven’t officially launched just yet, but today the chip giant is revealing one of the key technologies being leveraged in the Xeon Scalable Processor family. A new mesh interconnect architecture has been designed to increase bandwidth between on-chip elements, while simultaneously decreasing latency, and improving power efficiency and scalability.In a blog post on the company’s website, Akhilesh Kimar, Skylake-SP CPU Architect explains, “The task of adding more cores... Read more...
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