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Even though we have had our first glimpse of Intel's Xe graphics architecture courtesy of a reference laptop with Tiger Lake inside, there are still many questions yet to be answered. Like what specific Xe products will ultimately manifest? As it relates to that, there is another question—will there be a dual Xe GPU solution, as a new benchmark leak appears to suggest? Before we go down wade into those leaky waters, let's go over the Xe hierarchy that Intel set out during its Architecture Day this past summer. Intel laid out a GPU strategy for Xe that spans from integrated and entry level graphics solutions, all the way up to high performance computing (HPC), with a version of Xe on pace... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is bringing the power and performance of Intel 11th generation Core processors (Tiger Lake) to select devices this fall. The HP Spectre x360 14, HP Spectre x360 13, HP Envy x360 13, and HP Envy 13 have all attained Intel EVO verification and are “designed for users seeking the best in performance, versatility, and mobility.” HP Envy 13 The HP Envy 13 is HP’s base premium laptop in the Fall lineup this year. It has been updated to the latest Tiger Lake processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics, and with a 51Wh battery, it should be able to last you through the day. At the entry-level, it comes with 8GB of RAM, a 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, and a 13.3” FHD IPS... Read more...
Lenovo is bringing out some laptop power with the updated ThinkBook line of laptops. Packing new features, specs, and tricks, these laptops are poised to be solid productivity and creation devices. The first device we have on the docket is the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2, a little laptop that can pack quite a punch. Lenovo’s little laptop that could is the “slimmest ThinkBook yet,” topping out at 14.9mm. While also thin, it is lightweight too, weighing in at 2.77lbs. Though it is small, do not confuse its size for power. This thing can be powered by the latest Intel 11th Gen Core i7 processors (Tiger Lake) with Intel Iris Xe graphics for handling any workload. The processor will... Read more...
It is a safe bet that Intel will update its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) family with Tiger Lake at some point, as there have been a few leaks showcasing them already. The latest one is a supposed promotional document outlining some keys specifications and features. It also offers up a few renders showing certain aspects of the upcoming NUC, including the I/O port arrangement. It would be a notable upgrade because Intel's 11th generation Core Tiger Lake processors bring its Xe graphics to the table. We recently spent the better part of two weeks testing a pre-production laptop with a Core i7-1185G7 processor inside, and found that "Tiger Lake delivers in spades, offering huge gains in both single... Read more...
Intel has updated its Compute Runtime to support both its upcoming Rocket Lake desktop processors and DG1 graphics based on its Xe GPU architecture. Looking at this broadly, this can be taken as a sign that things are progressing at a steady clip for Intel's unreleased 11th Generation Core CPUs and discrete graphics. "The Intel Graphics Compute Runtime for oneAPI Level Zero and OpenCL Driver is an open source project providing compute API support (Level Zero, OpenCL) for Intel graphics hardware architectures (HD Graphics, Xe)," Intel explains. Intel's added support is listed on GitHub for version 20.37.17906. If you scroll down to the 'Important Changes' section, you will see it lists "Added... 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...
Intel is in the midst of refreshing its branding logos, with nifty new badges for its Core processors, Xeon chips, Optane memory solutions, and more. Many of these are on display in a promotional video titled "A Wonderful New Look," and for a brief moment—only about a second—we also get a look at an Iris Xe Max Graphics logo. The revealing moment comes during the transition between 36 and 37 seconds, and is gone by the time the video advances to the 38-second mark. We have posted a screenshot above, but if you want to catch it in the video, get mouse finger ready to mash the pause button, and take a gander below... "Start with Intel inside, and big things happen. Like a new logo,... Read more...
Today, MSI hosted a virtual summit event in which it announced new business and productivity laptops with a new logo and design features while being powered by Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors. At the open of the event, MSI interviewed business professionals who requested features for the world we are in today.  With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, MSI is now targeting the work-from-home movement after getting the feedback it needed. First up, MSI is has a new premium business device, the “Summit”.  They quote the device as being “the highest point or top” of the lineup, hence the “Summit” name. According to MSI, "Summit Series... Read more...
As Samsung states, “Mobile devices and computers have become lifelines.” Connectivity is necessary in the world we live in, and the new 5G capability of the Galaxy Book Flex 5G looks to fill the need. Along with 5G, the Galaxy Book Flex 5G will also have WiFi-6 and an Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPU, making it a versatile yet powerful device for on the go and at home use. The 5G capability is not the only major feature this new device packs, however. Going inside the laptop, the horsepower will come from a new 11th Gen Intel Core processor (up to Core i7) with Iris Xe graphics. This horsepower, combined with the battery power, instant wake feature, and responsiveness of the device make... 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...
With a need for well-performing and portable laptops growing, Acer looks to take the stage. Today, they are announcing a new Acer Swift 5 model and two new Acer Swift 3 models which pack Intel's new 11th generation Tiger Lake processors. At the top of the lineup, Acer has put out the Swift 5. As Acer puts it, “The new Acer Swift 5 notebook is one of the industry’s first to be verified through Intel’s Project Athena innovation program, as Intel Evo™ platform laptop design” This qualification means that the Swift 5 will have “instant wake, Intel Iris Xe graphics, vibrant displays and the latest in connectivity” as well as a fast-charging battery which will... Read more...
Intel just can’t seem to keep a lid on the leaks with regards to its upcoming 11th generation Tiger Lake mobile processor platform. Today, a massive leak has occurred, as the company’s entire promo reel for Tiger Lake has been leaked to the internet. Right off the bat, we get a look at Intel’s new Core branding, which was first discovered a month ago in a USPTO trademark filing. We see a tidy new blue-tinted “Intel Core i7” logo which is joined by an “Intel Iris Xe Graphics” logo right beside it on the palm rest of the unidentified laptop. pic.twitter.com/qP48LI9LYq — WalkingCat (@h0x0d) August 28, 2020 We also see a shot of the Tiger... Read more...
When it comes to Intel’s Tiger Lake processors, quite a bit has leaked to the internet already ahead of its early September launch. We’ve seen benchmarks of various members of the family, with the most frequent appearances being made by the Core i7-1165G7. In one of its most recent outings, the Core i7-1165G7 was seen shredding a Ryzen 7 4800U Zen 2 APU in single-threaded benchmarks. Today, however, we’re seeing benchmarks for the flagship Core i7-1185G7 processor, which has also been spotted in the past few months. In what we presume to be its production trim, the Core i7-1185G7 has an impressive base clock of 3GHz and a maximum turbo boost of 4.8GHz. To put that... Read more...
One of the things Intel shared during its Architecture Day 2020 event earlier this week was a new set of details related to its Xe GPU efforts for gamers. Up to this point, the bulk of information surrounding Xe—both official and from various leaks and rumors—has been tied to Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake CPUs for laptops, along with a spattering of Xe product teases for the data center. But as Intel has said all along, gaming is a market segment it fully intends to compete in with Xe, and we thought it would be a good idea to break down what we know about its gaming-oriented Xe-HPG GPU. While still early, Intel is at least saying all the right things. It has also developed good driver... Read more...
Intel held a virtual Architecture Day 2020 event this week, and similar to its late 2018 event, the company disclosed a number of details regarding its Six Pillars of technology innovation -- Process, Architecture, Memory, Interconnect, Security and Software. During the event, Intel’s execs and architects discussed new transistor and packaging technologies, software and security innovations, and disclosed new information about upcoming CPU, GPU, memory, and hybrid architectures that are designed to advance products across Intel’s entire portfolio. Additional details were revealed regarding Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake, Willow Cove, Xe Graphics, and hybrid Alder Lake architectures,... Read more...
Around this time last year, Intel talked a lot about artificial intelligence and also its Lakefield SoC, the industry's first product with Foveros 3D stacking and IA hybrid computing architecture, during the Hot Chips symposium. And this year? Intel is planning more than half a dozen talks at Hot Chips, which will cover its upcoming Tiger Lake CPU and Xe GPU architectures, among other things. Hot Chips is an annual conference that has been around since 1989. It is held every August in Silicon Valley, and these days it typically pulls in more than 500 attendees from around the globe. Presentations that run a half-hour long are the norm at this event (some run longer), and cover a variety of subjects... Read more...
Intel’s 7nm production delay has been well-documented over the past week, with the company explaining that the first products shipping using the process node won’t arrive until late 2022 or 2023 at the earliest. News of the pothole in the road for Intel sent its shares sliding, while AMD shares skyrocketed to new highs.  During an investor call following its Q2 2020 earnings report, Intel did, however, comment that it was looking at contracting out work to third-party fabs when possible to help keep its roadmap somewhat intact. The most logical choice for Intel would be TSMC, which already produces chips for AMD, NVIDIA, Apple and many other high-profile players... Read more...
Although Intel’s 7nm processor delay is definitely disappointing news, that isn’t slowing down the company’s near-term products like its 11th generation Tiger Lake and Rocket Lake-S families. The former is expected to be announced at a big virtual event on September 2nd, and will form the basis of a new generation of mainstream laptops. Rocket Lake-S, however, is a bit murkier when it comes to an exact launch timetable, but we’ve been seeing more signs that Intel is wrapping up development work on the processors. The most recent evidence of this comes from a new Rocket Lake-S engineering sample that found its way onto Geekbench.  What we see is... Read more...
Intel has "Something Big" planned for September 2nd, and we have the feeling that it could really shake up the computing market. Intel sent out invites to the tech press today stating that it will be holding a "virtual event" that will showcase how it is "pushing the boundaries of how we work and keep connected". Reading between the lines, and taking into account Intel's previously stated roadmap, there's no doubt in our minds that this is anything but Tiger Lake. As we have discussed on these pages in detail over the past year or so, Tiger Lake is Intel's 11th generation Core processor architecture, and will be based on a refined version of the company's 10nm process node.... Read more...
Stop us if you heard this one already—over at Geekbench, performance results purporting to be from an unreleased Tiger Lake processor with Xe graphics have emerged and show...what's that, you have heard this before? Fair enough, but what makes this latest leak a little different (and interesting) is potentially seeing how the graphics portion compares with NVIDIA's discrete GeForce MX350 GPU. As many of you reading this already know, Tiger Lake is the codename for Intel's next round of mobile processors, which will succeed Ice Lake. They are being built on an enhanced 10-nanometer manufacturing process (10nm+), and feature graphics based on the same Xe architecture that will underpin Intel's... Read more...
There has been a flood of Tiger Lake leaks over the past several weeks (and months, really), and it does not look like they are slowing down. Case in point, a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop sporting an Intel 11th generation Core i7-1165G7 processor with Xe graphics in tow has made another cameo in the Geekbench database. The Core i7-1165G7 is an unreleased Tiger Lake-U processor for ultrathin and light laptops. It is built on Intel's enhanced 10-nanometer manufacturing process (10nm+) and features four Willow Cove processor cores with HyperThreading support (so eight threads). While specifications may change when the chip actually releases, leaks indicate it runs at a 2.8GHz base clock and a 4.7GHz boost... Read more...
Roughly three weeks ago, we got our first peak at one of Intel's 11th generation Rocket Lake-S engineering samples, which is reportedly using the same LGA-1200 socket as the newly introduced Comet Lake-S family. Like all of Intel's desktop processors released over the last handful of years, Rocket Lake-S will be built on the company's aging (but still potent) 14nm process node. Today, that same 8-core/16-thread engineering sample is making another appearance, and more details about the chip are being revealed thanks to a new Geekbench listing. Given that that the current flagship Comet Lake-S processor is a 10-core/20-thread design, this Rocket Lake-S part isn't a high-end offering.... Read more...
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