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We are pretty big fans of Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) devices—it is nothing short of impressive how much power the company is able to pack inside a pint-sized form factor, the most recent of which is the Hades Canyon NUC with an Intel Core i7-8809G processor with Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics. That one is a tough act to follow, though rumor has it Intel is working on a 'Crimson Canyon' NUC that will pack a discrete AMD Radeon RX 500 GPU. Equally interesting is that the upcoming NUC is said to feature a Cannonlake processor. Specifically, it looks as though Intel is tapping its Core i3-8121U, a lower power Cannonlake-U chip that is set to be one of the company's first slices of silicon... 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 approached the developing technologies at the 10nm node, the company will tell you that it is far ahead... Read more...
If you already own a fast 6th Generation Intel Core processor, otherwise known as Skylake, you might not be all that compelled to build a system around Intel's 7th Generation Kaby Lake line. Kaby Lake could be thought of as sort of a stop-gap solution, or midlife kicker product to fill the void created by Cannonlake's delay. This next generation Intel CPU architecture is expected to have a bigger impact on performance. How big, you ask? Intel claims Cannonlake will deliver more than a 15 percent performance boost over Kaby Lake.Update, 2/12/17 - We've updated this article with a slide from Intel's recent investors meeting, which details this claim for Cannonlake specifically.. This is a... Read more...
Intel officially disrupted its "tick-tock" release cadence when it introduced Kaby Lake at the end of August, a new processor architecture that's intended to fill the gap between Skylake and Intel's long awaited transition to a 10nm manufacturing process. That will take place when Cannonlake arrives, which newly leaked roadmaps have pegged for around the fourth quarter of 2017. Kaby Lake's debut was in mobile form. Like Skylake, it's built on a 14nm manufacturing process and in fact it borrows heavily from its predecessor—its CPU cores, cache structure, and graphics engine are all similar to Skylake. However, Intel baked in a number enhancements to improve overall performance, energy efficiency,... Read more...
Intel is currently working on "futuristic" 7-nanometer manufacturing technology, however, the development was revealed in an unusual way. Ashraf Eassa spotted a job listing that revealed that this advanced process technology will be available within the next decade. Essa has pointed out that the job listing has evolved over the last year. The original job listing claimed Intel was looking for a "CPU architect/researcher" for a position in India. The listing further stated, "microarchitecture and design of these advanced cores will be aggressively co-optimized with Intel's futuristic 7nm technology node and its follow-ons deep into the next decade." Intel appeared to want its 7nm technology ready... Read more...
A leaked roadmap that purportedly shows Intel's planned release schedule for its mobile processors reaffirms what we already know, which is that Kaby Lake is coming to town later this year followed by Cannonlake late next year. Counting currently available Skylake CPUs, Intel is looking at three generations of processors between now and the end of 2017Chinese-language website BenchLife.info posted the leaked mobile platform roadmap, which shows Intel continuing to ship 14nm Skylake processors up until the third quarter of 2016. That's when Intel's 14nm Kaby Lake will take over, arriving just in time for the back-to-school shopping rush. You can expect to see Kaby Lake highlighted in a variety... Read more...
Intel’s leadership in chip manufacturing technology has put the company on a steady tick-tock cadence when it comes to major processor releases. The company usually releases a new fabrication process with a “tick” and follows that up with “tock” microarchitecture improvements. The first major hiccup in this strategy will rear its head this year with the introduction of Kaby Lake, a second “semi-tock” so to speak. Kaby Lake will soldier on on a 14nm process, making it the third major Intel processor architecture to do so (following Broadwell and Skylake). We’d also like to point out that Kaby Lake will only be supported by Microsoft when running the Windows 10 operating system. It has now come... Read more...