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If you thought Spectre and Meltdown were bad, there are new exploits that have the potential to seriously compromise modern Intel processors. The latest class of exploits are called Foreshadow, and were was disclosed today by Intel via a blog post. The exploit involves Intel's Software Guard Extensions, which is better known as SGX. SGX is supposed to serve as a secure enclave within memory on the processor to ward off malicious entities accessing private data. SGX has in the past been able to help mitigate Meltdown and Spectre attacks, but Foreshadow has the ability to access the SGX-protected... Read more...
It's a ridiculously exciting time to be a PC enthusiast. AMD launched new Ryzen processors a few months ago, and will soon deliver 16- and 32-core Threadripper parts for those with huge computing needs. It's also been relentlessly rumored that NVIDIA will soon launch some new GeForce cards, and with the SIGGRAPH professional graphics conference taking place next week, we could see some new workstation cards, too. It's expected that Intel will be launching its 9th-gen Core series processors in the coming months, with the top SKU looking to be an absolute beast for all-around use cases. After years... Read more...
Exactly one year ago, Intel first announced its "ruler" solid state drive (SSD) form-factor, which is aimed at the enterprise data storage market. When announced, Intel said that these SSDs would give 1U servers the ability to access up to 1 petabyte (PB) of onboard storage. Today, Intel is announcing what it calls the world's densest SSD. Called the Intel SSD DC P4500, the storage device is roughly the length of an old-school ruler that you used in elementary or middle school and holds a whopping 32TB of data. Yes, 32 terabytes. Intel is pushing this unique form-factor as a cost-effective... Read more...
Back in late July, Intel confirmed what many of us feared would be the case -- its first fully-functional 10nm chips won't be shipping until late 2019 for consumer systems, which is over a year from now. At the time, Intel didn't give us any indication about when 10nm tech would start filtering down to its workstation- and server-grade Xeon processors. That is all changing today, as the company announced plans at its Data-Centric Innovation Summit for the next two years with regards to its Xeon Scalable processor family. The first round of processors in the Xeon Scalable processor family will be... Read more...
Intel has taken another step forward in its perpetual march towards high-capacity, lower-cost solid state drives. Today’s release of the new Intel SSD 660p series of drives marks the first in the company’s line-up to pack its brand-new 64-layer QLC (quad-level cell) 3D NAND Flash memory, which essentially doubles the capacities available within the same footprint of previous-gen technologies. The Intel SSD 660p series also leverages NVMe technology, the M.2 form factor, and it employs firmware that’s tuned specifically for mainstream, consumer class workloads. These drives... Read more...
Plenty of people have been spilling the beans on the AMD's second generation Ryzen Threadripper processors before they are officially launched, including at times AMD itself, which has been teasing a beastly 32-core/64-thread SKU since Computex. AMD France just took it a step further, however, by indicating how much faster its 32-core Threadripper 2990WX is compared to Intel's Core i9-7980XE in Cinebench R15. "The Intel Core i9-7980XE earned 3,335.2 points on average in the benchmark, while the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX achieved 5,099.3 on average, or 5,099.3 / 3,335.2 = 153 percent) 53 percent... Read more...
We always look forward to CPU sales reports from Mindfactory, because it's not often that a retailer takes the time to breakdown sales numbers for individual processors for us all to disseminate. AMD's second-generation Ryzen 2000 series processors have been on the market for a few months now and we're starting to see how much of an impact they're having in the CPU realm. Back in May, AMD was sitting at a 47 percent share of CPU sales at Mindfactory, with Intel taking the lead at 53 percent. This time around, however, the two companies are neck and neck at 50 percent each... Read more...
Late last week, we came across an ASRock motherboard box shot that alleged Intel's H310 Express chipset will have support for upcoming 9th generation Core Coffee Lake Refresh processors. Today, MSI is providing evidence that the Intel Z370 chipset will also support the new CPUs. Confirmation of the support came courtesy of a news update posted to MSI's website that states, "MSI, the world leading gaming motherboard manufacturer, is pleased to announce new BIOS updates for MSI Z370 motherboards to support Intel 9000 processors. The new BIOS updates are all fully optimized... Read more...
If past leaks are any indication, Intel is getting ready to launch a handful of 9th generation Core processors, essentially a refresh of Coffee Lake, including one or two 8-core CPUs. To go along with the new chips, Intel is also prepping a Z390 Express chipset. When will it all come out? A newly leaked roadmap points to October as the target. The time frame is outlined in what is purportedly an official Intel slide, posted to a Chinese-language website (HKEPC). We can not say for sure if it is real. Supposing it is legitimate, Intel's 6-core and 8-Core Coffee Lake-S Refresh CPUs and Z390 chipset... Read more...
Earlier this morning we brought you some rumored specs for AMD's incoming Ryzen Threadripper 2990X, 2970X and 2950X processors. Now, we're getting another look at the performance of the flagship Threadripper 2990X along with some incoming [unreleased] Intel processors. The Ryzen Threadripper 2990X reportedly has a base clock of 3.4GHz, but this particular 32-core, 64-thread processor is seen overclocked at speeds ranging from 4GHz on up to 4.2GHz. Now before you cry foul about the result at 4.2GHz being the slowest showing for the processor, we'd have to imagine that it's reaching its... Read more...
It is time to get excited about Intel's next flagship processor for the mainstream market. Why is that? Unless all of the leaks and rumors have been flat out wrong, the 8-core/16-thread Core i9-9900K is coming, and if the latest unofficial appearance is any indication, it will bring the goods. The unreleased processor showed up in Futuremark's 3DMark database and put a smack down its eventual competitors. First let's go over the specs. The database entry indicates the "processor is not recognized," but based on the specs, it appears to be the Core i9-9900K. Not all of the specs were in line with... Read more...
Late April was the last time that Intel gave us a real status update on how things are coming along with 10nm chip production. At the time, the company said that products based on its 10nm process node wouldn't arrive until 2019. That "miss" came after we were previously told that 10nm Cannon Lake parts would be shipping late 2017, which then slipped to late 2018. "Intel is currently shipping low-volume 10 nm product and now expects 10 nm volume production to shift to 2019," said Intel in its Q1 2018 earnings report. Intel reported its Q2 2018 earnings yesterday, and provided another update... Read more...
Intel shares fell more than 8 percent in early morning trading on Friday, even though the company's earnings results for the second quarter beat out estimates with record revenue of $17 billion, up 15 percent year-over-year. That enabled Intel to nearly double its profit to $5 billion, versus $2.8 billion the same quarter a year ago. Nevertheless, investors seem more concerned about Intel giving up market share in the data center to rival AMD than posting record earnings. While still a dominant force with its Xeon line, Intel is now seeing increased competition from AMD's Zen-based Epyc processors.... Read more...
There is evidence to suggest that existing motherboards based on Intel's H310 Express chipset will support the company's rumored 8-core processors when they arrive, by way of a BIOS update. That specific evidence is a picture of an ASRock H310CM-HDV/M.2 motherboard with a sticker that reads "8 Core CPU Support" on the packaging. As always, we have to take this sort of thing with a healthy dose of skepticism, if only because we have no idea where the photo originates from. The folks at Videocardz posted the picture, but did not mention its source. It would not be difficult to Photoshop a supposed... Read more...
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