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CES 2020 is just kicking off, and Intel is making the rounds with some new product releases that are sure to entice on-the-go gamers and content creation types out there. The company announced that its OEM partners will soon be shipping laptop systems powered by 10th Generation Comet Lake-H processors. These Comet Lake-H processors are rated with TDPs of up to 45 watts, and are still based on Intel's 14nm++ microarchitecture. This announcement is targeted at beefing-up the top-end of Intel's dominant mobile CPU stack as AMD readies its Ryzen 4000 series offering for announcement later today. For now, details surrounding these new chips are a bit thin at this point but there are some high... Read more...
Intel released two families of 10th generation mobile processors over the summer: Comet Lake and Ice Lake. Of the two, Ice Lake garnered the most attention as these processors are based on Intel's long-delayed 10nm+ process tech and feature an all-new graphics core. The chip giant is on track to release another round of 10nm mobile processors in 2020 under the codename Tiger Lake. Tiger Lake will use Intel's optimized 10nm++ architecture, and today we're getting an early look at performance benchmarks for the processors. The leak comes courtesy of Zhihu, which was first spotted by the folks at WCCFTech. The chips were emblazoned with the ES2 designation, which indicates that these are... Read more...
Silicon Valley is full of drama and intrigue, and in this latest episode of the real thing (as opposed to the awesome HBO comedy series that recently aired its finale), Intel finds itself fending off reports of further 10-nanometer chip production delays. Looking to set the record straight, Intel says in no uncertain terms its 10nm Whitley platform "remains on track." The rumored delay was reported by Charlie Demerjian at SemiAccurate, who wrote on December 11, "Looks like Intel just delayed a server part again." There was no context to the short article, though a day later, Demerjian wrote about Intel increasing the TDP of Whitley in June, calling the move "catastrophic for customers" because... Read more...
Intel's first Tiger Lake processors, which are based on the 10nm process node, aren't expected to debut until the latter half of 2020. However, that isn't stopping early engineering samples of the chips from making an appearance in popular benchmark software. In this case, benchmark entries in both Geekbench 5 and SiSoftware were uncovered by TUM_APISAK. The Geekbench entry shows a 4-core/8-thread processor operating with a base clock of 1.19GHz. Given the "Y" designation, the low clock speed shouldn't be too surprising, as these are ultra-low power mobile processors. Intel's Y-Series typically have a TDP in the 9W range, even lower than the 15-25W U-Series. We're also expecting 12MB of L3 cache... Read more...
Experiencing strong demand for your products isn't inherently a bad thing, as we're certain that most high-volume companies would love to see products flying off the shelves while the revenue comes pouring in. However, it can become a big problem when your manufacturing capacity can't keep up with that insatiable demand, and that as we've reported on numerous occasions, is the problem that Intel is facing at the moment with its popular Core and Xeon processor lines. Intel's switchover to the 10nm hasn't exactly been a smooth process, and it has limited capacity to produce Ice Lake parts at the moment. The fact that it can't fully commit to 10nm is exacerbated by the fact that the overwhelming... Read more...
When it comes to 7nm chip production, TSMC has been on the bleeding edge of technological development. TSMC is the leading producer of 7nm designs for a number of leading tech giants like Qualcomm, AMD, and Apple (among others). While the company is well on its way to sampling 5nm parts to customers, it is also laying the groundwork for 3nm production in the near future. TSMC 3nm And 5nm Process Nodes The Electronic Times is reporting that TSMC has just begun construction on its next-generation 3nm fab. The manufacturing line is allegedly being constructed on 74 acres of land within the Southern Taiwan Science and Technology Park. TSMC reportedly has $19.5 billion at... Read more...
Earlier this summer, Intel released a new family of 10th Generation laptop processors based on its 10nm Ice Lake architecture. Those processors top out with 4-core/8-thread CPUs with TDPs ranging from 9W to 28W. Ice Lake was a long time coming, but it shows us a clear path forward with Intel’s arsenal to combat a resurgent AMD with its Zen 2-based processors. Today, Intel is expanding its 10th Gen processor lineup with Comet Lake-based processors. Unlike Ice Lake, however, these new Comet Lake processors continue to be based on existing 14nm++ process technology. A total of 8 processors have been announced covering both Y-Series (as low as 4.5W for fanless designs or as high as... Read more...
Back in May, Intel disclosed a number of details regarding its next-generation 10nm Ice Lake architecture and Project Athena. The latter is an innovation program Intel kicked-off in collaboration with key industry partners that’s meant to usher in a new breed of advanced laptop designs and mobile devices. Today, Intel inches closer to broad availability of its first-wave of Ice Lake-based products, with the release of 11 10th Generation Core mobile SKUs, ranging from a dual-core Core i3 with a nominal 9W TDP all the way on up to a quad-core / eight-thread Core i7, with Gen 11 Iris Plus graphics, and a 28W TDP. Over the last few months, Intel has shown some competitive data to set expectations... Read more...
Intel and AMD have been at war with one another for several years, in the CPU performance and benchmarking space, though only recently have things become interesting. AMD's Zen architecture, now on its third generation (Zen 2), has made AMD a formidable opponent at all three performance tiers—entry-level, mid-range, and high-end. Has Intel conceded the crown? That's a loaded question, and the answer really depends on a variety of factors, including which particular processor and market segment are being examined. And of course there are future products in the pipeline. Interestingly enough, another set of benchmarks for Intel's unreleased Core i7-1065G7 has leaked, and it bodes well for... Read more...
It's finally here folks, the first crop of devices rocking Intel's 10nm Ice Lake-U processors have been announced. And one of the first OEMs out of the gate is Dell, which is launching the XPS 13 7300 Series 2-in-1 convertible. The latest XPS 13 2-in-1 is available with one of three new 10th generation Core processor options: Intel Core i3-1005 G1 processor (8MB cache, up to 3.4GHz) Intel Quad Core i5-1035 G1 processor (6MB cache, up to 3.7GHz) Intel Quad Core i7-1065 G7 processor (4MB cache, up to 3.9GHz) According to Dell, these processors are rated at 15W and are up to 2.5 times more powerful than the previous generation machine. The uses of these new cooler-running processors... Read more...
Over the last few months, Intel has disclosed a number of details regarding its next-generation 10nm processors, codenamed Ice Lake. At an Architecture Day held in December ’18, we learned about the company's Sunny Cove microarchitecture that will be employed in Ice Lake and future-generation processors, in addition to some details regarding Intel’s Gen11 graphics engine. Today, we are able to disclose even more information regarding Ice Lake, its overarching platform and new features, and about Project Athena, the innovation program Intel has started in collaboration key industry partners, that’s meant to usher in a new breed of advanced laptop designs and... Read more...
For Intel, the road to 10 nanometers has not been a smooth or easy one. That is why we are still waiting on volume shipments of 10nm CPU products, even though the original plan was to already be at this point a long time ago. So, where are things now? According to the latest update from Intel, volume 10nm CPU shipments will finally commence next month. Intel will kick off its volume 10nm play in mobile, with its Ice Lake platform. The new chips will start shipping in June, bringing with them "approximately 3 times faster wireless speeds, 2 times faster video transcode speeds, 2 times faster graphics performance, and 2.5 to 3 times faster artificial intelligence performance" compared to past generation... Read more...
We have been waiting a long time for Intel to finally ship its 10-nanometer processors in volume, and barring any last minute hiccups, the company is still on track to do that this holiday season. During a conference call with reporters, Intel CEO Bob Swan doubled down on his company's commitment to 10nm, and said confidence in the shrunken process node "is also improving." "On the process technology front, our teams executed well in Q1 and our velocity is increasing. We remain on track to have volume client systems on shelves for the holiday selling season. And over the past 4 months, the organization drove a nearly 2X improvement in the rate at which 10nm products move through our factories,"... Read more...
Intel held its 2018 “Architecture Day” yesterday, where top execs plotted out the company’s direction for architecture and product roadmaps in the near-future and further out on the horizon. The event was held at a home once owned by Robert Noyce. Noyce, known as the "Mayor of Silicon Valley" back in the day, co-founded Intel in 1968 with Gordon Moore. This mansion setting was a perfect backdrop for Intel to underscore its new direction for the analysts and journalists in attendance. Intel has been under intense pressure due to delays of volume ramp of its 10nm process fabricated CPU products, but the company apparently has more than a few tricks up its sleeve to stay ahead... Read more...
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