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It looks as though the other shoe has dropped with followings Apple's surprise settlement with Qualcomm over patent licensing fees (as we predicted). Intel, which is currently the sole supplier of 4G LTE modems for Apple's current generation of iPhones and iPads, just announced that it is throwing in the towel on 5G modem development for smartphones. Given that Apple is currently Intel's only customer for 4G LTE smartphone modems, and the company is already reportedly behind schedule with its first-generation 5G modem, the news of the Qualcomm settlement was probably just too much for Chipzilla to bear. Per the public details of the Apple-Qualcomm settlement, the two companies... Read more...
Intel has been having a bear of a time keeping Coffee Lake Refresh processors that have not yet been released under wraps. Leak after leak have provided curious folks such as ourselves with unofficial glimpses of the not-yet-released Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs, several of which have now been posted on a UK retailer's website. To be clear, Intel has already launched some Coffee Lake Refresh processors, including the Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K, and Core i5-9600K. All three of those 9th generation Core processors based on Intel's Coffee Lake Refresh architecture debuted last October. However, the full lineup is still trickling out, with some new lower power CPUs in the wings. INTEL - CLIENT CPU... Read more...
Intel on Tuesday announced a new line of 8th generation Core vPro mobile processors for business laptops and, to an extent, portable workstations. The launch comes just one week after rival AMD rolled out new Ryzen Pro and Athlon Pro mobile processors for the same segments, underscoring the competitive landscape that exists between the two companies. The new chips from Intel are based on the company's Whiskey Lake architecture. Whiskey Lake is built on the same 14-nanometer++ manufacturing process as Coffee Lake and is the third 14nm Skylake process refinement, after Kaby Lake Refresh and Coffee Lake. We already saw Intel launch a batch of 8th generation Core processors based on Whiskey Lake... Read more...
Rivet Networks is back at it again with a brand-new Wi-Fi module that will be used in device that support M.2 modules (notebooks, desktop motherboards, SFF PCs). We present to you the Killer AX1650, which is a new Wi-Fi 6 network card that is based on Intel’s similar AX200 module. Like the AX200, the Killer AX1650 adopts the 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) protocol and uses a 2x2 antenna for TX/RX channels. The card supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and supports maximum throughput speeds of 2.4Gbps, which represent a 40 percent boost over 802.11ac, at least in theory.  Rivet Networks is also promising a 4x uplift in throughput in dense operating environments and increased battery life for laptops... Read more...
Acer is ready to take PC gaming to the next level with a brand-new entry into its high-end Helios family of laptops. The company today introduced the Helios 700, which is sure to turn heads due to its trick keyboard. Rather than stay stationary like just about every other laptop on the market, the Helios 700’s HyperDrift keyboard actually slides out towards you. This allows the Precision Touchpad and palm rest to sit at a more ergonomic angle. Acer says that by moving the keyboard closer towards you, the user is able to keep a comfortable distance away from the 17-inch display. The sliding keyboard also has an added benefit of improving airflow for a cooling system that already incorporates... Read more...
Intel today is providing hard specs for what it is calling next-generation of Optane memory that has been specifically optimized for thin and light notebooks. Enter Optane Memory H10, which is a new PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe-based 2-in-1 storage “gum stick” that combines Intel’s ultra-fast Optane memory with the company’s QLC 3D NAND. By combining the best of both worlds into a single M.2 single-sided form-factor, customers will be able to take advantage of faster system responsiveness as afforded by Optane Memory caching, while leveraging the value-driven dynamics and capaciousness of Intel’s QLC SSDs. The key breakthrough is to be able to fit all of these components... Read more...
Intel is facing increasingly fierce competition from AMD in many facets of the CPU market today. Retailer metrics show that the AMD Ryzen consumer parts are chipping away at Intel's dominance in the consumer market. At the same time, AMD is slowly encroaching on Intel share of the server market. However, Intel has its fingers into many pies, with one of them being cloud computing. Today, Intel and Google have made a new announcement concerning acceleration of hybrid cloud architectures. Intel says that it has long believed that cloud architectures are a foundation for data-centric computing, while underscoring that a multi-cloud foundation is required for ideal growth of a business. To that end,... Read more...
Who knows what the future holds, but for the current generation of Ryzen processors, AMD correctly surmised that it did not need to surpass Intel in IPC performance in order to offer customers a compelling a solution. It just needed to be competitive at the higher end of the spectrum. Combined with aggressive pricing, customers have responded by buying more AMD processors than Intel chips, according to data released by an online retailer in Germany. Before we go any further, caveats are in order. For one, a single online retailer in Germany is not necessarily indicative of the marketplace as a whole. It is also important to consider that the sales figures for individual CPUs mostly apply to do-it-yourself... Read more...
Well, this is exciting. What look to be official marketing materials from MSI in China have leaked to the web, and they contain information about an upcoming laptop that will wield an Intel Core i7-9750H processor paired with a mobile NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. The marketing materials also provide some performance data. Let's talk about the processor for a moment. Intel recently announced (at GDC 2019) that it plans on shipping its 9th generation mobile H-series processors sometime in the second quarter of this year, which we now find ourselves in. However, the company stopped short of offering up information about specific SKUs, specs, and pricing. That said, Intel did provide a few juicy... Read more...
Intel is launching its latest salvo of data-centric products today, targeting a wide range of workloads and applications. You may think that means a fresh batch of powerful Xeons are on the way – and you’d be correct but there's more. Today marks the official arrival of Intel’s Cascade Lake, many-core 2nd Generation Xeon Scalable Series Processors, but the company is also announcing or launching a plethora of adjacent products including new FPGAs, innovative network controllers, a new server chassis platform, and Optane DC Persistent memory. And along with those powerful Xeon Scalable Series Processors, more specialized Xeon-D series products, which are designed for all sorts... Read more...
Update, 4/1/2019: Intel Vice President Of Core And Visual Computing and GM of Visual Technologies team at Intel, Ari Rausch has confirmed Tom Petersen's arrival to their team in a recent tweet... So happy and thrilled to have @NVIDIA_tap the one and only Tom Petersen joining our Intel GPU team. We are going to have an awesome roadmap and oddesy ahead with @IntelGraphics — Ari Rauch (@arirauch) April 1, 2019 In addition, the Intel Graphics Twitter account is also officially welcoming TAP to the fold... We are excited and thrilled to have Tom Petersen “TAP” joining us as an Intel Fellow on our GPU team. pic.twitter.com/30f0TkPlXY — Intel Graphics (@IntelGraphics) April 1,... Read more...
Prior to this weekend, Microsoft only put the latest 8th generation Intel Core processor only in the high-end configuration of the Surface Book 2 notebook. To get the 8th gen part, you had to opt for the Core i7 version of the notebook; the base Core i5 version used an older 7th generation processor. Rumors that the Surface Book 2 would get an 8th generation Core i5 Kaby Lake-R upgrade first surfaced earlier this month. Microsoft has confirmed that rumor and given Core i5 shoppers access to a Surface Book 2 configuration that packs the 8th generation quad-core Core i5-8350U processor under the hood. The caveat here is that to get the 8th gen Core i5; you do have to go with 256GB... Read more...
AMD's rise back to prominence in the high-end CPU space has been partly (wait for it)...EPYC. That of course refers to AMD's efforts on the server side of the equation, where its EPYC processors are posing a formidable challenge to rival Intel's stronghold on the market. Little by little, however, AMD has been chipping away at Intel's dominance in the server sector, and that is likely to continue through at least 2020. That's because somewhere around the bend lurks AMD's EPYC "Rome" refresh. As with everything else, EPYC is making a transition to a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, and as it applies to Rome, AMD recently previewed an unreleased 64-core/128-thread EPYC processor beating an pair... Read more...
It was just a few weeks ago when we told you about the SPOILER speculative attack that affects Intel processors, and now we’re learning of a new security exploit that takes advantage of the company’s Visualization of Internal Signals Architecture (VISA). The VISA exploit was detailed to the public at a Black Hat Asia 2019 session entitled Intel VISA: Through the Rabbit Hole. First identified by Maxim Goryachy and Mark Ermolov, this latest vulnerability leverages the VISA logic signal analyzer that is incorporated into the Platform Controller Hub (PCH) found on Intel-based motherboards and in Intel processors. According to the researchers, it is capable of “monitoring... Read more...
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