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More information continues to leak out regarding Intel's upcoming Alder Lake processors, which are rumored to feature a design scheme that is somewhat similar to ARM's big.LITTLE approach. Just a couple days ago, we wrote about a leak of an Intel document referencing a hybrid design technology, and now yet another leak offers up some additional information on Alder Lake. To begin with, it's said Alder Lake will arrive in three different versions, those being Alder Lake-S (desktops), Alder Lake-M (mobile/laptops), and Alder Lake-P (server). As previously rumored, the makeup of these chips would consist of high performance 'big' cores with power efficiency 'little' cores, and onboard graphics.... Read more...
Intel has "Something Big" planned for September 2nd, and we have the feeling that it could really shake up the computing market. Intel sent out invites to the tech press today stating that it will be holding a "virtual event" that will showcase how it is "pushing the boundaries of how we work and keep connected". Reading between the lines, and taking into account Intel's previously stated roadmap, there's no doubt in our minds that this is anything but Tiger Lake. As we have discussed on these pages in detail over the past year or so, Tiger Lake is Intel's 11th generation Core processor architecture, and will be based on a refined version of the company's 10nm process node.... Read more...
While it's still early, there is more evidence than not to suggest that Intel's upcoming Alder Lake processors will adopt a design scheme similar to ARM's big.LITTLE approach. This essentially entails a mix of higher powered cores for big tasks, and more power efficient cores for lighter weight chores, all wrapped in the same slice of silicon. Officially, this all still falls under the rumor category. However, it sure looks like Intel is going in the big/little direction. This was spotted recently posted a leaked document suggesting Alder Lake on the desktop will arrive with up to 16 cores arranged in a big-slash-little format. Fast forward to now and Twitter user HXL has spotted an interesting... Read more...
A newly leaked slide suggests Intel may adopt a design strategy similar to ARM's big.LITTLE approach with a segment of its upcoming Rocket Lake processors, and specifically at least one of its Rocket Lake-S vPro CPUs. Or it could be a typo (assuming the slide is real to begin with), though this is the not first rumor to attach Intel to a big.LITTLE design scheme. Last month, Intel uploaded some interesting documents to its technical library in reference to Alder Lake, which will come after Rocket Lake and power Intel's eventual 12th generation Core processor stack (presumably, anyway). Those documents pointed to a new socket, LGA 1700, which does not come as a surprise. However, the same leaker... Read more...
Breakups can be awkward. Sure, one or the other might want to remain friends, but then someone new comes along and that goes right out the window. Be that as it may, Apple and Intel seem intent on remaining friends, to a degree, as Apple finds itself embracing ARM for its own custom chips. What does that mean for the future of Thunderbolt on Mac systems, and namely Intel's newly minted Thunderbolt 4 specification? It's sticking around. This was not a foregone conclusion, though also not surprising. Apple is in the midst of a two-year transition plan to move away from using Intel CPUs in its Mac system in favor of custom designed silicon based on ARM. There will also be new Mac systems in the... Read more...
NVIDIA has, for the first time, surpassed Intel to take the crown as the most valuable chipmaker in the United States. NVIDIA did this after its shares rose 2.3% in afternoon trading on Wednesday to reach $404 per share. When the stock hit that price per share, the company's market capitalization came in at $248 billion. On the same day, Intel's market capitalization was $246 billion. Intel was once the leading chipmaker in the entire world but has been on the decline amid fierce competition from NVIDIA and rival chipmaker AMD, among others. One move that has enabled NVIDIA to grow so much in recent years was its expansion outside of its traditional market of computer gaming chips into hardware... Read more...
Intel's next-generation Thunderbolt 4 specification will make its first debut later this year with Tiger Lake. It will arrive with aspirations of being a truly universal cable standard, with enough bandwidth to support a single 8K resolution display or two 4K resolution displays, along with other benefits for power users and the general population at large. Thunderbolt 4 essentially doubles the minimum video and data requirements of Thunderbolt 3. That tidbit can be confusing, because like its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 offers 40Gb/s. But unlike Thunderbolt 3, the next-generation Thunderbolt 4 specification offers less leeway for manufacturers to sidestep the spec's features and benefits. Whereas... Read more...
Apple sent a bit of a shock wave through the tech world when it announced plans to phase out the use of Intel processors inside its entire Mac lineup, in favor of its own custom silicon based on ARM. Barring any hiccups, the transition phase will stretch out over the next two years. One of the questions this raised was, what will happen on the GPU side? On that end, it looks like Apple will kick third-party GPUs to the curb as well. The move from a x86 foundation to an ARM-based platform is interesting on a number of levels, not the least of which is how it potentially affects current-generation Macs (some analysts believe the announcement essentially amounts to Apple putting a bullet in current... Read more...
Stop us if you heard this one already—over at Geekbench, performance results purporting to be from an unreleased Tiger Lake processor with Xe graphics have emerged and show...what's that, you have heard this before? Fair enough, but what makes this latest leak a little different (and interesting) is potentially seeing how the graphics portion compares with NVIDIA's discrete GeForce MX350 GPU. As many of you reading this already know, Tiger Lake is the codename for Intel's next round of mobile processors, which will succeed Ice Lake. They are being built on an enhanced 10-nanometer manufacturing process (10nm+), and feature graphics based on the same Xe architecture that will underpin Intel's... Read more...
Apple is widely expected to launch new iMac computers later this year; and no, we’re not talking about the company’s expected Macs running custom Apple Silicon. Rather, Apple is still committed to releasing new Intel-based Macs for the next two years; one of which is a refreshed version of the 27-inch iMac. The device in question appeared in a Geekbench listing that was unearthed by twitter leaker _rogame. What’s interesting about the benchmark result is that the iMac is apparently running an unreleased 10th generation Intel Comet Lake-S processor: the Core i9-10910, which is apparently a variant of the existing Core i9-10900. It's not uncommon for Intel to produce... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Dave, and Chris are on the scene to discuss Apple's big switch to its own custom Arm-based processors, Intel's 10th generation NUCs and the Nubia RedMagic 5 Android smartphone (among other topics). It's a jam-packed episode that you'll definitely want to check out in the YouTube embed below. Show Notes: 06:00 - Apple Announces Its Own Processors For Macs With Systems Shipping This Year 13:30 - Here’s What Intel Has To Say About Apple’s Seismic Shift To Its Own Chips For Macs 28:00 - Intel NUC10i7FNH: Powerful, Palm-Sized 6-Core Mini PC 34:30 - Nubia RedMagic 5G: An Unruly Android Gaming Beast... Read more...
Should you purchase a new Intel-based Macbook Pro or MacBook Air? The answer is, probably not. Some tech journalists and analysts believe that Apple has doomed its current line of Intel-based MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs and experts in the know are encouraging consumers to hold off on purchasing these kinds of Apple products. Apple recently announced that its products would eventually not be powered by Intel processors. Future devices instead will feature a custom ARM chip based on a future Apple processor architecture. Apple offers that consumers will experience better performance and battery life, and that there will be greater compatibility between Apple’s various lines of... Read more...
Roughly three weeks ago, we got our first peak at one of Intel's 11th generation Rocket Lake-S engineering samples, which is reportedly using the same LGA-1200 socket as the newly introduced Comet Lake-S family. Like all of Intel's desktop processors released over the last handful of years, Rocket Lake-S will be built on the company's aging (but still potent) 14nm process node. Today, that same 8-core/16-thread engineering sample is making another appearance, and more details about the chip are being revealed thanks to a new Geekbench listing. Given that that the current flagship Comet Lake-S processor is a 10-core/20-thread design, this Rocket Lake-S part isn't a high-end offering.... Read more...
We are all waiting patiently for Intel to finally move on from its 14 nanometer node on the desktop, and that day may come when its 12th generation Core "Alder Lake" CPUs arrive. It may seem like we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves talking about Alder Lake—we still have Rocket Lake in the wings—but apparently developers have access to some technical documentation about the upcoming CPUs. One of the documents seemingly confirms that Alder Lake-S processors will utilize a new socket, and specifically LGA 1700, according to a screenshot of Intel's technical library. Have a look... Source: @momomo_us Frequent leaker and Twitter user momomo_us posted the screenshot, which shows a PDF... Read more...
I will admit, I am an impatient person, which can have its challenges when writing about unreleased technology. For example, we all know Intel is getting ready to launch its next-generation Lakefield CPUs. But how will they perform, what impact will Lakefield's graphics have, and when exactly can buy a laptop with Lakefield inside? Those are all questions that are frustrating left unanswered for the time being, though yet another benchmark leak perhaps provides some clues. This time around, it is an upcoming variant of Samsung's Galaxy Book S laptop that gives us a peek at one of Intel's Lakefield processors. The folks at NotebookCheck got their mitts on one, and ran it through some benchmarks.... Read more...
It was nearly two months when Intel's graphics boss, Raja Koduri, posted a photo on Twitter that teased an upcoming data center GPU, and boy was it a big slice of silicon. Fast forward to today and Koduri is at it again, this time with another shot of what looks to be the same GPU, plus one that is even bigger, and "fabulous." Koduri went on a mini Tweet storm, posting a total of four high resolution photos spread across three tweets. Even though accompanying details and information are lacking, we much prefer these kinds of photos than the usual crop of low quality, blurry pics that accompany supposed leaks. BFP - big ‘fabulous’ package😀 pic.twitter.com/e0mwov1Ch1 — Raja Koduri... Read more...
We’ve already seen updates to Dell’s high-end Alienware gaming PCs, and now it’s time for the company to pay some attention to its mainstream G-Series laptops and desktops. The company today announced the new G7 in both 15-inch and 17-inch flavors along with the G5 desktop. The G7 laptop family is available with one of three 10th generation Intel Comet Lake-H processors: the Core i5-10300H, Core i7-10750H, or the Core i9-10885H. Up to 32GB of DDR4-2933 memory can be installed, along with up to a 1TB PCIe SSD. A plethora of graphics options are available ranging from a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti to a GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q. Those GPUs can drive one of two Full HD display... Read more...
Apple yesterday confirmed the rumors that we’ve been hearing in tech circles for years; that it would be pushing Intel aside as its chip supplier for Macs. Instead, Apple has decided to pursue its own processor designs based around Arm architecture rather than x86. There should be some pretty sizable costs savings for Apple by bringing processor design in-house, and it allows for broader compatibility across all of its hardware families, including the ability to run iPhone and iPad apps in macOS 11 Big Sur. The folks in Cupertino are also banking on significant performance-per-watt gains over its currently-deployed Intel-based systems, and future Intel processors in the pipeline.... Read more...
Acer has announced a bunch of new notebooks and desktops aimed at the gaming crowd and those looking for thin & light machines for portability. The first of the machines falls into the Thin & Light category and is called the Swift 5. Acer touts the machine as its newest ultrathin-and-lite notebook that features next-generation Intel Core processors. The Swift 5 features Intel's 11th generation Core (Tiger Lake) processors with onboard Xe graphics, and can be fitted with an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX 350 GPU. Despite the powerful hardware inside the machine, Acer is still able to keep it under 2.2 pounds and only 0.59-inch thick. The computer maker also designed the Swift 5 with a touchscreen... Read more...
The Intel Data Center Group (DCG) unveiled a plethora of new products today targeting AI and big data analytics workloads, including 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processors, 200 Series Optane Persistent Memory, AI-optimized Stratix 10 NX FPGAs, and faster 3D NAND-based solid state drives. Over the last few years, Intel has taken a multi-pronged approach to its data center products portfolio. In addition to advancing its processor platforms to improve compute performance and better accelerate new, emerging workloads, Intel has also focused on bringing data closer to the processor, and granting the processor (and accelerators) faster access to that data. Today’s announcements regarding new... Read more...
Intel has been steadily updating, upgrading, and augmenting its line-up of small form factor NUC systems for many years now. Initially, most of the systems had a similar design language, but over time, Intel has expanded its offerings to address the needs of many more customers and potential use cases. Recently, we took a look at the beefy, high-performance “Ghost Canyon” NUC 9 Extreme and a couple of years back got the chance to play with its spiritual predecessor, the Kaby Lake-G-based “Hades Canyon” with AMD Radeon Vega graphics. The tiny machine we’ll be covering today, however, is more akin to the traditional NUC that targets the meat of the market. As its name... Read more...
How many times are we going to spy leaked benchmarks for Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake processors? At least one more time, apparently. Once again, the unreleased Core i7-1165G7 has made a cameo in a benchmark database, this time by hitching a ride on an upgraded Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1 system that is also not yet available (as configured). It is actually a pair of benchmark leaks that give us yet another glimpse of the Core i7-1165G7, along with a Core i7-1135G7, both spotted by Twitter user APISAK. The first one comes by way of a UserBenchmark database entry. Have a look... Source: APISAK (Twitter) via UserBenchmark According to the benchmark entry, the Core i7-1165G7 is a 4-core/8-thread processor... Read more...
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