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In an announcement that is decidedly under the radar, Intel today revealed the very first discrete desktop graphics cards to use its 12th generation Iris Xe GPU. With very little fanfare, Intel revealed that the first desktop graphics cards will be targeted at the consumer market in addition to small- and medium-size businesses.  It doesn't appear that the graphics cards will be available in the retail channel, as Intel specifically states that they will be "sold to system integrators who will offer Iris Xe discrete graphics as part of pre-built systems." With that being said, Intel points out that these new discrete Iris Xe-based graphics cards will support three display... Read more...
Earlier this month, we got our first taste of Intel's Iris Xe Max GPU, as the Acer Swift 3x was the first notebook announced to use the discrete graphics chip. Today, however, Intel is actually getting a bit more in-depth with this GPU, which is part of the company's 12th generation graphics family. We were first introduced to with the Iris Xe graphics in Tiger Lake mobile processors. Like the Iris Xe in Tiger Lake, Iris Xe Max is based on Xe-LP microarchitecture. Iris Xe Max has a total of 96 execution units and a clock speed of 1.65GHz (up from 1.35GHz on Tiger Lake, while maintaining the same max number of EUs). The GPU also has 4GB of dedicated LPDDR4x memory with 68GB/sec... Read more...
The AV1 video codec created by the Alliance for Open Media promises big gains in video quality for a given bitrate. The new codec also delivers an open, royalty-free standard that the consortium hopes to use to replace Motion Picture Entertainment Group's (MPEG) H.264 and Google's VP9. AOM says that AV1 can achieve 50% better compression with the same image quality compared to H.264, so it's bound to save some bandwidth. Video encoded with AV1 has been out there for a while, but has required CPU intervention to decode. Now AV1 can be accelerated by graphics hardware, but the requirements are kind of steep.  First of all, you'll need a brand new graphics processor, or perhaps one that hasn't... Read more...
While the current 10th generation Comet Lake-S family rules the roost when it comes to Intel's desktop processors, a new family will be taking its place within the next 6 months. According to all of the leaked information that we've gathered over the past year, Comet Lake-S will be replaced by 11th generation Rocket Lake-S processors. A new report from Videocardz is now alleging that the first Rocket Lake-S processors will arrive in March 2021, which is a little earlier in the year than when Comet Lake-S launched during 2020. Rocket Lake-S processors will allegedly use the LGA-1200 socket that was first introduced with Comet Lake-S and will be pin-compatible with 400-Series... Read more...
Intel has been showcasing its forthcoming Tiger Lake mobile processor line-up since its public debut in January of this year at CES. However, more recently the company disclosed the architecture powering the 11th Gen Core series CPUs at its Architecture Day 2020 event and then followed-up quickly with a full product stack unveil. To say anticipation is high for this product would be an understatement. Intel has a lot riding on Tiger Lake, with its Willow Cove cores and more importantly perhaps, its 10nm SuperFin transistors and Xe Graphics technologies that will underpin a whole new family of products eventually, far beyond the company’s Tiger Lake mobile offering. We suppose you could... Read more...
Today is Tiger Lake's big day, Intel’s 11th generation Core architecture destined for thin and light laptops (read our Intel Architecture Day 2020 coverage of Tiger Lake here). Tiger Lake has been a long time coming and represents a huge leap in performance over the previous generation Intel Ice Lake family, and it's built on a more advanced Intel 10nm process node too. Straight out of the gate during Intel's virtual launch event, Intel came out guns blazing for AMD. AMD has gained market share and clout with its 7nm Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 mobile processors, which have been very competitive with Intel’s 10th generation processors. However, Intel is looking to slam the door... Read more...