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Windows 10 on Arm is starting to gain more traction, thanks to a bevy of new systems based on Qualcomm's Snpadragon 8cx high-performance mobile SoC, and its second-gen follow-on which was just announced. Those laptops have all been defined by two common traits: exceptional battery life with still a few lingering app compatibility issues. Some app developers have been reticent to get on board the Arm-64 express and Microsoft is yet to enable emulation for 64-bit x86 applications, which limits overall compatibility. However, when an app does have a native Arm binary performance is solid, and the system's battery life can literally last for days. Though it's taking time, the always-on always-connected... Read more...
It’s been a rough week for Intel given the announcement that its 7nm products have been delayed and that it’s shaking up the Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group (along with the departure of Chief Engineering Officer Dr. Murthy Renduchintala). But Intel’s product pipeline is still packed to the brim with new releases, and it looks as though the company is also looking for a branding makeover. Thanks to trademarks that were filed with the USPTO, we see updates for the standard Intel logo, Core i3 branding, and something completely out of the ordinary: Evo Powered By Core. The Evo branding is something completely different for Intel, and would... Read more...
Samsung got official with the latest iteration of its Galaxy Book S back in late May, and not the lightweight portable is available for purchase in the United States. Unlike the first Galaxy Book S that launched last year with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC, this newest version is powered by Intel’s new 10th generation Lakefield architecture (10nm). The Galaxy Book S is powered by the Intel Core i5-L16G7, which is a rather peculiar chip, as it has 5 total cores. A single [big] Sunny Cove core is joined by four [little] Tremont efficiency cores. The Core i5-L16G7 features a base clock of 1.4GHz, and a maximum single-core clock of 3GHz. The full specifications for... 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...
Today is the official launch date of a rather special Intel processor: Lakefield. We heard the first rumblings about Lakefield back at CES 2019, and Intel would go on to detail its Foveros 3D chip packaging, Sunny Cove high performance core along with four Tremont efficiency cores (all built on 10nm process tech), and Gen11 graphics. With the official launch today comes concrete details on the two chips that will be available to OEMs for ultra mobile devices: Intel's Core i3-L13G4 and the Core i5-L16G7. Both of the SoCs feature a total of 5 cores, which is perhaps an odd arrangement for an Intel processor, with another notable being that there isn't HyperThreading support. Both... Read more...
When Samsung first debuted its Galaxy Book S laptop last year, it arrived with a power efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx system-on-chip (SoC) rather than a x86 processor. That sort of thing is good for battery life, as we note in our review, but if you were hoping for a version with a x86 chip inside, good news—it now exists, and it still offers excellent battery life to boot. Of course, we knew this was coming. In October of last year, Samsung teased a version of the Galaxy Book S with an Intel "Lakefield" processor inside, then finally outed the refreshed laptop a little over a week ago. Now it has officially arrived with a full (mostly) list of specifications and a price tag. Display:... Read more...
Back in August 2019, Samsung announced its thin and light Galaxy Book S laptop, which ditched traditional Intel x86-64 processors in favor of a more power efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC. The octa-core SoC allowed the device to run Windows 10 respectably and given its Snapdragon architecture, it came with standard 4G LTE connectivity.  A few months later in October 2019, Samsung confirmed that it was working on an Intel Lakefield version of the Galaxy Book S. At the time, Samsung said that this would be the first Lakefield device to hit the market. Well, according to the company’s Canadian web store, that statement was apparently correct. A Galaxy Book S featuring... 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...
Trying to keep your head above water when navigating Intel's many 'lake' product names is no easy task, especially as we brace for more of them to show up. Intel 10th generation Comet Lake-S (14nm) desktop CPUs are right around the corner, and so are 11th generation Tiger Lake (10nm) mobile processors. Those tend to dominate the headlines, but today's leaked benchmark news focuses on Lakefield. What exactly is Lakefield and where does it fit into the land of lakes? Lakefield is a mobile client platform leveraging Intel's Foveros 3D stacking technology. About the size of a fingernail, Lake is an entirely new class of chip with a package area measuring 12mm x 12mm x 1mm. It's also a hybrid CPU... Read more...
There's been lot of talk about Intel's 14nm Comet Lake and 10nm Tiger Lake processor architectures in recent months, but there's another revolutionary chip architecture also waiting in the wings: Lakefield. Lakefield uses Intel's Foveros 3D stacking technology and is built on the 10nm process node. Tech sleuth TUM_APISAK located a UserBenchmark score from a previously unseen Core i5-L16G7. The "L" designation seemingly references its Lakefield roots, and it is a strange chip indeed. According to UserBenchmark, Core i5-L16G7 has a total of 5 cores with HyperThreading disabled, which means that it can execute 5 threads.  In this case, the Core i5-L16G7 has a single high-powered Sunny... Read more...
Samsung today just announced a pair of new laptops that are destined to replace its existing Notebook 9 Series devices. We present you with the Intel Project Athena-verified Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion; the former is a 2-in-1 convertible while the latter is a traditional laptop. Both devices use Intel's 10th generation Core processors, but they take slightly different approaches. The Galaxy Book Flex uses Intel's 10nm Ice Lake processors, while the Galaxy Book Ion uses 14nm+ Comet Lake processors. Both processors can be paired with up to 16GB of RAM, with the former using LPDDR4x, while the latter uses DDR4. Galaxy Book Flex Both devices use 13.3-inch or 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080)... Read more...
Remember the Courier concept that leaked from Microsoft over a decade ago? It has finally manifested itself into a real product that Surface Chief Panos Panay announced today called the Surface Neo. The Surface Neo features dual 9-inch displays covered in Gorilla Glass that are joined together with a central 360-degree hinge. That hinge, which features micro-gears with an innovative torque system, allows the device to contort into a number of various positions based on what your current workload is like. You can use it as a dual-screen device; you can it with just a single display; you can use it in tent mode; and you can even slap on a Bluetooth keyboard that magnetically attaches to the bottom... Read more...