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Over the last few months, Intel has disclosed a number of details regarding its next-generation 10nm processors, codenamed Ice Lake. At an Architecture Day held in December ’18, we learned about the company's Sunny Cove microarchitecture that will be employed in Ice Lake and future-generation processors, in addition to some details regarding Intel’s Gen11 graphics engine. Today, we are able to disclose even more information regarding Ice Lake, its overarching platform and new features, and about Project Athena, the innovation program Intel has started in collaboration key industry partners, that’s meant to usher in a new breed of advanced laptop designs and... Read more...
Earlier this year, Intel gave us the first hints about its Project Athena initiative and earlier this month gave us a broad overview on what to expect with future computing designs. Like Centrino (which brought laptops into the Wi-Fi age) and Ultrabooks (which touted the idea of thin and light premium laptops), Project Athena also encompasses a collection of technologies and design goals that Intel hopes OEMs will employ when developing new products. At its heart, Intel is looking to help foster the introduction of premium laptops with thin display bezels, ultra-fast wake times when opening the display lid, battery life that lasts a full day or more, ubiquitous connectivity, and all... Read more...
Intel is providing a sneak peek (in rendered form) of its upcoming Lakefield processor family, which is based off its new Foveros three-dimensional stacked packaging technology that it detailed during its Architecture Day in Los Altos last December. While fine grain details are still under lock and key, a short video clip gives us a broad overview of the composition of Lakefield. Lakefield represents a move away from traditional chip packaging. Instead of a single die placed into slice of silicon, Foveros is a hybrid CPU architecture that enables combining different pieces of IP into a single package. That includes bits and pieces that might have otherwise have been discrete. By going with this... Read more...
There is no denying that Intel is laser focused on graphics these days, having assembled a team to develop a discrete GPU architecture from the ground up, and committing to frequent driver updates for its integrated graphics. The latter may not sound as exciting as the former, but if we examine a series of leaked benchmarks for Intel's upcoming Gen11 graphics, we cannot help but be impressed. Intel talked a bit about its Gen11 graphics during its Architecture Day event in December, where the primary focus was on its next-generation 10-nanometer Sunny Cover CPU platform. At the time, it was the first we had heard of Sunny Cove, which will form the basis of both Xeon (server) and Core (consumer)... Read more...
After years of delays, Intel is ready to put the pedal to metal with its 10nm computing products. Although it's been on Intel's roadmap for quite some time, Intel's first-generation 10nm platform, codenamed Ice Lake, is currently still tracking for a holiday 2019 launch for thin and light notebooks and 2-in-1 convertibles. Intel's 10nm Ice Lake The Ice Lake platform is highly integrated, but at its core is Intel's 10nm Sunny Cove processor microarchitecture. Also along for the ride is are all-new instructions dedicated to machine learning (DL Boost), native Thunderbolt 3 connectivity (no more need for a dedicated Intel or third-party controller), Intel's Gen 11 graphics (which... Read more...
Intel held its 2018 “Architecture Day” yesterday, where top execs plotted out the company’s direction for architecture and product roadmaps in the near-future and further out on the horizon. The event was held at a home once owned by Robert Noyce. Noyce, known as the "Mayor of Silicon Valley" back in the day, co-founded Intel in 1968 with Gordon Moore. This mansion setting was a perfect backdrop for Intel to underscore its new direction for the analysts and journalists in attendance. Intel has been under intense pressure due to delays of volume ramp of its 10nm process fabricated CPU products, but the company apparently has more than a few tricks up its sleeve to stay ahead... Read more...