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We've been hearing quite a bit about Intel's 11th generation Tiger Lake processors recently, and the company is tipped to launch the product line during the second half of 2020. Today, we're getting an early look at what kind of performance Tiger Lake will bring to the table when it launches. Benchmark sleuth TUM_APISAK uncovered Geekbench 5 results for a 4-core/8-thread Tiger Lake-U processor clocked at 2.3GHz. There's not much else to speak of on the hardware side of things other than to point out that this particular system is configured with 16GB of DDR4 memory. As for the Geekbench scores, the unidentified Tiger Lake-U processors manages to deliver single-core and multi-core... Read more...
Do you think Intel is perhaps feeling the heat from AMD and its latest generation of Ryzen processors? Intel may not be willing to admit it publicly (not in so many words, anyway), but an admission of sorts could come in the form of another price cut, as is rumored to be the case. If true, the price cuts will come in the second half of the year. Price cuts in reaction to the competition have been relatively rare on Intel's part, especially ones of any significance. However, there is a changing of the tide, and Intel finds itself reacting to the market. Take for example its recent roll out of high-end desktop (HEDT) Cascade Lake-X processors. Those chips debuted at significantly lower MSRPs than... Read more...
Intel stated at CES 2020 that laptops sporting 10th generation Comet Lake-H processors would be shipping soon, including models with speeds hitting (and surpassing) 5GHz. What kind of performance might those laptops bring? Rather than wonder, some leaked benchmark listings on Geekbench provide us some clues. As spotted by Twitter user APISAK, there are three Geekbench listings claiming to represent Intel's Core i9-10980HK processor. Intel has not yet spilled the beans on its entire Comet Lake-H lineup, in terms of models names and specifications. However, the company has said they will ship with up to 8 cores and 16 threads of computing muscle, with 5GHz being achieved on Core i7 and "even higher... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) has issued a dire warning for its customers looking to order new server systems this year. We already know that Intel has been battling ongoing CPU shortages, and it has attempted several remedies to free up supplies. However, HPE is indicating that things aren't looking too good for the full calendar year 2020 with respect to Xeon server CPU availability. According to a statement provided to The Register, supplies are especially tight for Intel's Xeon (Cascade Lake) processors, which launched in 2019. The statement reads: Based on demand, we are expecting supply will remain constrained through 2020. Server platforms which use these processors are affected.... Read more...
It was just back in November when Intel officially launched its Frost Canyon NUC 10 family powered by 10th generation Comet Lake-U processors. But today we're already getting a look at their successors, and as you might imagine, they're powered by Intel's next-generation Core architecture. According to a fresh leak from FanlessTech, Intel will be releasing Panther Canyon and Phantom Canyon NUC 11 machines during the second half of 2020. Both will be powered by 11th generation Tiger Lake-U processors complete with Intel's much ballyhooed Xe graphics architecture. Panther Canyon is the more "mainstream" NUC 11 and will be spec’d accordingly: Processors:... Read more...
AMD has been making some serious inroads on Intel's market share in the lucrative server market for the past two years. It all started with the company's first-generation Zen-based EPYC 7001 processors, with the second assault coming in 2019 with the Zen 2-based EPYC 7002 processors. AMD wants to keep that momentum going, so it reached deep into the heart of Intel to snatch out a top exec with a strong background in enterprise computing and engineering execution: Dan McNamara. McNamara previously served as senior vice president and general manager for Intel’s Network and Custom Logic Group. Before that, he was the senior vice president of Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group.... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Brittany, Chris and Dave discuss the Best of CES 2020, AMD's hot new Ryzen 4000 Mobile processors, Intel's encouraging DG1 graphics demo, Alienware's sweet new Concept UFO gaming handheld PC, Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold foldable tablet PC, and what to do about that Windows 7 migration that you need to make the jump for to Windows 10 -- and of course, details of our latest giveaway with Lenovo! Show Notes:  1:47 - HotHardware's 12 Best Of CES 2020 2:33 - Alienware Concept UFO Invades Nintendo Switch-Style Gaming With PC Master Race Assimilation 7:50 - AMD Unveils Ryzen 4000 Mobile With Bold Performance Claims, Insane 64-Core... Read more...
Microsoft Surface Pro X (left) and Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (right) - Similar But Very Different Beasts Microsoft's Surface Pro line of convertible tablets has long been one of the standards by which premium Windows hybrid convertibles are judged. The Surface Pro family has been around for years, but these latest tablet 2-in-1 devices come with a twist. First is the tried-and-true Surface Pro 7 with an Intel Core processor and a surprising amount of power for the form factor. However, the Surface Pro is now available with an Arm 64 system-on-a-chip (SoC) and platform from Qualcomm, to boost battery life and expand connectivity with Gigabit LTE, while still providing respectable performance. We're... Read more...
Are we finally seeing a turning of the tides for PC sales? Well according to new analysis from both Gartner and IDC, it appears so given the promising sales numbers tallied for 2019.  According to IDC, global PC shipments grew by 2.7 percent for 2019, taking the total tally to 266.7 million. Gartner didn't show as much growth year-over-year, but still marked down a 0.6 percent increase for 2019 for a total of 261.2 million units shipped for the year. Although the percentage increase and total shipment numbers differ, the consensus from both firms is that the global PC market witnessed its first year-over-year sales gain since 2011. So, what exactly is the reason for this uptick in sales... Read more...
It appears Intel is getting ready to introduce a new processor for the high-end desktop (HEDT) space, one that would sit at the top of the stack above the Core i9-10980XE. While that is a beastly CPU with 18 cores and 36 threads to throw at workloads, a new Core i9-109980XE with 22 threads and 44 cores has made a supposed cameo. If the CPU is real, this would be another push on the X299 platform. Of course, it's less interesting these days with AMD cranking out meaty Threadripper processors with up to 64 cores and 128 threads, but for those who are into the HEDT scene, the Core i9-109980XE would be yet another option, and the best available in Intel's camp. According to ComputerBase, the 22-core/44-thread... Read more...
We had boots on the ground again at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and we of course ran across a number of stellar products that will hopefully be making their way to consumers this year. Even though we saw literally hundreds of exciting new tech products and gear at CES 2020 this year, a few stood out that were near and dear to our hearts, and we think will be for you as well.  This year's CES was punctuated with lots of burgeoning new technologies from AI bots, to 8K TVs and all new mobile PC platforms. In fact, we were encouraged and impressed at the pace of innovation this year, especially in the PC and gaming arenas. To be honest, sometimes CES shows can be real... Read more...
To close out Intel’s CES 2020 press conference, Gregory Bryant, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Client Computing Group showed off an upcoming Tiger Lake-based mobile platform with discrete DG1 GPU running a game live on-screen. We were on-hand to capture video of the short demo and have it posted for you here. The demonstration at the press conference used a discrete DG1, but not a standalone graphics card. That’s an important distinction; although Intel didn’t disclose the exact configuration of the Tiger Lake-based mobile platform used for the demo, it obviously wasn’t packing a desktop-class graphics card. The discrete GPU was likely linked... Read more...
We're coming close to the end of the line for Intel's 14nm process technology, which has been underpinning its mainstream, enthusiast, and server processors for years. Perhaps one of the final hurrahs for 14nm++ on the consumer desktop side will be Comet Lake-S, which will use Z490 motherboards along with the new LGA-1200 socket. However, according to a new report from ComputerBase, while manufacturers of Z490 motherboards are ready to go with a full-scale launch, Intel isn't quite ready to sign off on its Comet Lake-S processors. If the report is to be believed, Intel is running into problems with power consumption. The Core i9-10900K is the rumored flagship of the Comet Lake-S... Read more...
We had a chance to chat with the folks at CyberPowerPC at CES 2020, and the gaming company was touting its Nox Mini PC, which is rocking a Cooler Master NUC chassis. In addition to its tie-in with Cooler Master, CyberPowerPC also worked closely with chip giant Intel to bring this pint-sized gaming monster to market. The first thing you'll notice about the Nox Mini is its small dimensions: it measures 14.75 x 8.1 x 5 inches and weighs just 13 pounds. Despite its shrunken stature, the Nox Mini is packing a highly capable Intel Core i9-9980HK 8-core/16-thread processor with a 5GHz boost clock. The processor of course has integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630, but anyone purchasing this rig is going... Read more...
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