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Like everyone else, we have so many questions about Intel's foray into the discrete GPU space. When will we see a consumer graphics card, and when it arrives, how will it compare to what AMD and NVIDIA have to offer? What about specifications and pricing? Will it be good mining? Just kidding about that last one, but not the rest.  While we wait for answers, another Xe GPU leak has emerged, and it supposedly shows the clockspeed of a desktop graphics card. We say "supposedly" because you just never know when it comes to leaks and rumors. Not only can product names be spoofed in benchmarking databases, they can also be erroneously misread without any trickery involved, and of course specifications... Read more...
When it comes to unreleased hardware, we can always count on Twitter benchmark sleuths to uncovers prototype hardware making the rounds. In this latest instance, Rogame has discovered additional references to an unreleased Tiger Lake-U processor due later this year. For those that need a refresher course, Intel's Tiger Lake architecture will underpin its 11th generation processor families. While Intel's current 10th generation Ice Lake-U processors are built on 10nm process tech using Sunny Cove CPU cores, Tiger Lake-U will use 10nm+ process tech and feature Willow Cove CPU cores. The specific processor in this latest leak -- which is likely the Core i7-1165G7 -- is showing... Read more...
Intel has been busy refreshing its CPU product lines across virtually every segment, including high-performance desktops and servers, and various tiers of mobile. In particular, Intel's Comet Lake architecture has found its way into both desktop and mobile applications. Building on its 10th generation Core foundation, Intel today announced a new round of vPro processors based on Comet Lake. These are not necessarily new processors (more on that in a moment). Instead, vPro is an entire platform of hardware and software with specific technologies aimed at enterprise and IT customers. It's essentially the combination of a CPU, chipset, network controller, and software that offers certain security... Read more...
Washington has been in talks with two of the largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world, Intel and TSMC, on bringing new chip manufacturing to the United States. The federal government has long had concerns with processors being built in China and other countries, where officials fear the electronics could be tampered with, potentially eroding national security. Both companies have confirmed that they are in discussions with the United States Department of Defense to improve domestic sources for microelectronics and related technology. Intel said in a statement that it is "well positioned" to work with the government to operate a commercial foundry that is U.S. owned and operated. The goal... Read more...
There's a new hardware exploit that's being brought to light courtesy of security researcher Björn Ruytenberg from the Eindhoven University of Technology. The security vulnerability affects devices equipped with Thunderbolt ports, and it's appropriately named Thunderspy. Before we get started, we should first let you know that while this security exploit is serious, it requires actual physical access to a device to execute. However, with that access comes unprecedented control over a device, once connected to a free Thunderbolt port. In fact, a hacker could theoretically access all data on a computer in under 5 minutes. On top of that, this data can be accessed even if the PC is locked,... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Dave and Chris chat about AMD's sweet new low cost Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3100 processors, Intel's powerful 10th Gen Core Comet Lake-S Desktop CPUs, new OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro Android flagship phones, Apple's low cost iPhone SE, and announce a VERY SPECIAL GUEST coming to the podcast later this month, and hint at our next gaming rig giveaway! Show Notes: 05:31 - Intel 10th Gen Core CPUs And Z490 Boards Launch At 5GHz Plus To Combat Ryzen 3000 17:42 - AMD Ryzen 3 3300X And 3100 Review: Serious Quad-Core Value 26:53 - OnePlus 8 Pro And OnePlus 8 Review: Disruptive 5G Flagships 36:21 - iPhone SE 2020 Review: Apple's Latest Value... Read more...
An upcoming Intel "Lakefield" processor has been spotted in another benchmark leak. This time it is the Core i5-L15G7 that is unofficially waving to the crowd, whereas a few weeks ago, the slightly higher end Core i5-L16G7 made a benchmark run in 3DMark's Fire Strike test. Prior to that, it was also shown hanging out in the UserBenchmark database. Following in that processor's footsteps, the Core i5-L15G7 has now been spotted in the UserBenchmark database as well, as spotted by Twitter user Momomo_US. It is shown as having 5 cores and 5 threads (no Hyper Threading, in other words), with a 1.4GHz base clocks and an average 1.55GHz Turbo clock. The Core i5-L15G7 is likely to be able to ramp up... Read more...
Intel has a commanding share of the laptop market, even as it faces its strongest challenge yet from AMD’s Ryzen 4000 processor family. So, it should come as no surprise that the company is looking to enable new “hooks” that make Intel-powered laptops even more appealing to customers, and it’s advancing those efforts via a new partnership with Tile. Tile is known to most people for its tiny tracking tags which can be placed on keychains or other household items that are frequently lost. Instead of the rather awkward appearance of slapping a tracker onto the exterior of your laptop, Intel and Tile are working to incorporate the same tracking technology inside the... Read more...
It's been almost a week since Intel formally introduced its 10th generation Core processors for the desktop (Comet Lake-S), and later this month, the launch will be accompanied by reviews and actual retail availability. In the meantime, we still have to rely on leaks to catches glimpses of what Comet Lake-S will be capable of when it lands. As it pertains to that, Intel's flagship Core i9-10900K has (supposedly) been shown running at 5.4GHz. This comes by way of a screenshot posted to China's Baidu forum, and unfortunately, the post has since been deleted. However, Twitter user G2 OldSKol managed to save a copy and upload it to Twitter. The image shows the chip running at 5.4GHz (via CPU-Z) and... Read more...
Microsoft today pulled the wraps off the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3; and it looks as though the leaks were right on the money with these two new computing products. As expected, both bring newer Intel processors to the table, and in the case of the Surface Book 3, optional NVIDIA Turing-based discrete GPUs. Starting off with Microsoft's entry-level PC, the Surface Go 2 is getting a bump in screen size from 10 inches to 10.5 inches. It's a small increase that also comes with a boost in resolution to 1920x1080 while maintaining Microsoft's reliance on a 3:2 aspect ratio for its Surface devices. The increased screen dimensions mean that the bezels have been reduced ever so... Read more...
Close your eyes and imagine a world where motherboard sockets never changed, and you could re-use the same motherboard forever. Not stop imagining silly things. The best we can hope for is to have some kind of upgrade path beyond the current generation, but there inevitably comes a point when chip makers introduce a new socket. Intel just did it with Comet Lake-S, and is likely to do so again in a couple of generations when its Alder Lake-S processors arrive. In case you missed it, Comet Lake-S is the newest silicon on the block (from Intel, anyway). Intel also launched a new Z490 chipset and LGA 1200 socket, meaning any upgrade to Comet Lake-S will also entail a platform overhaul—you won't... Read more...
As expected, Apple has announced the latest update to its entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, and it's pretty much a mixed bag if you been hanging on to every leaked spec that has been churned out by the rumormill. However, it's still a pretty solid upgrade for those that are firmly within the Apple camp. The biggest change, however, is the move to Apple's Magic Keyboard, which uses butterfly-style switches instead of the hated and failure-prone scissor switches that the company first introduced back in 2015. This update means that all of Apple’s MacBooks -- starting with last year’s 16-inch MacBook Pro, and then proceeding to the refreshed MacBook Air -- now have... Read more...
To those of us who were dreaming big when Intel teased a photo of a massive discrete GPU on Twitter, it is time for a reality check—what we saw is not going into a consumer graphics card, no matter how enticing the proposition might seem (from a raw performance standpoint). Intel's graphics boss Raja Koduri, who had been retweeting the photo with cryptic messages, finally set the record straight. Right to the point, the large chip depicted is bound for the data center, and not in a product that will compete with NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (assuming such a model comes to fruition, with Ampere underneath the hood). Both XE-HPC based Ponte Vecchio (detailed at SC’19) and XE-HP... Read more...
The release of Microsoft's Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 is imminent, as regulatory agencies have been dripping information on the upcoming Windows 10 devices. The latest leaks are coming courtesy of Energy Star certification for both devices. In the case of the Surface Go 2, the convertible is confirmed to come equipped with an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, which should allow it to continue on with a fanless design. This particular model is also equipped with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. This appears to the top-end configuration, as we've seen previous leaks point to an entry-level Pentium Gold 4425Y equipped model paired with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. A previous leak from... Read more...
Heavyweight bouts can be entertaining, like the times Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier traded blows, culminating in the Thrilla in Manilla, their third and final scuffle in the ring. But so can welterweight and even lightweight matches. This applies to tech as well, with AMD and Intel both launching budget processors based on their newest architectures. Which one has the better fighter? Time will tell, but if you're itching for a clue before reviews hits the web (including our own), there are some leaked benchmarks you can analyze. As is often the case, APISAK on Twitter spotted the leaked benchmarks on 3DMark's database. There are multiple entries for both AMD's Ryzen 3 3100 and Intel's Core i3-10100,... Read more...
Something big is afoot within Intel's graphics division. Sure, we already know Intel is hard at work on its first discrete GPU since Larrabee, which is now a footnote in the history of GPUs. But remember that massive GPU photo Intel shared yesterday? Intel's graphics boss Raja Koduri dropped another tweet in reference to the photo, and in doing so he potentially provided more clues about what exactly we're looking at, and what's to come. Let's start with a quick recap. The first tweet that caught our attention came from the verified "Intel Graphics" account and showed a GPU separated from its heatspreader, with a AA battery in between for as sense of scale. It actually looked like a large workstation... Read more...
Fresh off the official unveiling of Intel's 10th generation 'Comet Lake-S' desktop processors culminating in the 10-core/20-thread Core i9-10900K, Raja Koduri, head of the company's graphics division, reminded the world that Intel is still heavily invested in launching a discrete GPU this year. And he used Twitter to get his message across. There are two interesting tweets of note. The first one [which has since been removed] came from the verified "Intel Graphics" account. It contained a series of pictures, including the one you see above. The two other photos shows engineers staying the course amid the Coronavirus outbreak, donning masks. Among them are Koduri and Jim Keller.  "Silicon... Read more...
Intel is officially taking the wraps off of its 10th Generation Core S-Series processors, spearheaded by the new flagship 10-core / 20-thread Core i9-10900K. Although this new line-up continues to leverage Intel’s 14nm process node – the 10th Generation Core S-Series processors are not next-generation, 10nm parts based on a new microarchitecture – Intel has tweaked, tuned, and modified quite a number of things to produce an extensive family of processors that target a wide array of price points and use cases. Although we haven’t been able to run a Comet Lake-S based 10th Gen Core processor though its paces just yet (that should be happening in just a few weeks), we do... Read more...
Intel is presumably very close to launching its Comet Lake-S desktop processors, and with it will come a flood of new motherboard models based on the company's Z490 chipset. Interestingly, those upcoming boards may have a minor performance hiccup related to the onboard Ethernet controller, according to details outlined in a leaked slide. The slide points to Intel's "Foxville" Ethernet controllers. These consist of the I225-V (already launched) and I225-LM (announced), both of which are outlined on Intel's ARK website. These Ethernet controllers support speeds of up to 2.5 gigabits. However, the slide notes a variance in the inter-packet gap (IPG) compared to the IEEE 2.5 BASE-T standard.... Read more...
Intel is planning to release its Tiger Lake CPUs in a few months, and there is nothing Carol (*bleeping*) Baskin can do about it. How do we know this? Intel CEO Bob Swan confirmed the launch time frame during a conference call with investors, in relation to the chip maker's first quarter financial results that were posted yesterday. Swan also suggested this will not be a paper launch, but accompanied by dozens of laptop models. "In the middle of this year, we’ll debut our next-generation mobile processor, Tiger Lake. Using our second-generation 10-nanometer process, Tiger Lake will deliver breakthrough performance, and our customers have more than 50 fantastic Tiger Lake-based notebook... Read more...
Razer has announced the latest update to its Blade Stealth 13 gaming laptop, and there’s a lot to like here. The company claims that this is the first 13.3-inch ultrabook display with a 120Hz refresh option. This 120Hz display tops out at a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution, which is perfect for the Turing-based graphics card that is included in the system: the discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q (with 4GB GDDR6). That’s quite an impressive feat in a device that is just 15.3mm thick and weighs only 3.13 pounds. If content creation is more important to you than gaming, Razer will also offer a 4K touch display that is covered in Gorilla Glass. Performance should be strong with the... Read more...
It’s time for Lenovo’s spring refresh of its gaming laptops and desktops, and the company is going all out with its Legion family. The devices are available in a wide mix of configurations and CPU options (from both AMD and Intel), so let’s get started. Legion 7 Gaming Laptop At the head of the family is the Legion 7 laptop, which comes equipped with a 15.6-inch Full HD display. Gamers will have their choice of either a 144Hz or 240Hz display, each of which have a 500-nit brightness rating and HDR 400 compatibility. The display is backed by NVIDIA GeForce GTX and RTX discrete GPUs, topping out with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super. On the computing front, the 4.62-pound Legion... Read more...
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