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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...
It was nearly two months when Intel's graphics boss, Raja Koduri, posted a photo on Twitter that teased an upcoming data center GPU, and boy was it a big slice of silicon. Fast forward to today and Koduri is at it again, this time with another shot of what looks to be the same GPU, plus one that is even bigger, and "fabulous." Koduri went on a mini Tweet storm, posting a total of four high resolution photos spread across three tweets. Even though accompanying details and information are lacking, we much prefer these kinds of photos than the usual crop of low quality, blurry pics that accompany supposed leaks. BFP - big ‘fabulous’ package😀 pic.twitter.com/e0mwov1Ch1 — Raja Koduri... Read more...
Go ahead and mark your calendars, just be sure to use a pencil or an erasable pen (and not permanent market), because it looks as though Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake processors will be arriving on July 27. That is the date a pair of Acer Swift 5 laptops with Tiger Lake hardware are slated to launch, according to a couple of product listings at a Dutch retailer. We have been hearing about Tiger Lake for a long time now, and even Intel has talked about its successor to Ice Lake. However, as of this writing, Intel has not formally launched its 11th generation Core processors or announced exactly when they will arrive. We are definitely getting close, though, as earlier this week Intel's Ryan Shrout... Read more...
Earlier this morning, Intel’s Gregory "GB" Bryant and Ryan Shrout had some interesting banter on Twitter regarding a Tiger Lake-based prototype notebook. Shrout teased that he had something “incredibly cool” he wanted to show off, but needed clearance from the top brass to do so. GB (as Bryant is known) appeared to shoot down the request, but that was obviously all in good fun, because a few hours later, Shrout Tweeted a video clip spilling the beans anyway. What the video clip shows is a prototype, Tiger Lake-based, thin and light Ultrabook, smoothly running Battlefield V on Intel’s Xe graphics engine. The game was configured to run at 1080p (1920x1080), with the High-Quality... Read more...
We still have some waiting to do until we find out if the hype surrounding Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake stack—and particularly its accompanying Xe graphics—is justified. Until then, we are left to the usual sources, which entail rumors and leaked benchmarks. Falling into the latter category, a new 3DMark benchmark entry seemingly bodes well for Intel's Core i7-1165G7. The Core i7-1165G7 is a part we have seen in past leaks. It falls within Intel's Tiger Lake-U series (not yet released) and will be labeled as an 11th generation Core part, with Xe graphics. It is the Xe graphics that arguably of most interest, because it is the same underlying architecture that will power Intel's eventual... Read more...
3DMark's database is the place to be if you are in search of 'leaked' benchmarks for unreleased parts, as preliminary testing on future products often leads to scores being uploaded to the site. That is seemingly the case again with a familiar face—Intel's upcoming DG1 discrete graphics card based on its Xe graphics architecture. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that early samples of DG1 are almost definitely the pre-release cards Intel provided to developers earlier this year. These are Software Development Vehicle (SDV) cards for testing and getting acquainted with the Xe architecture. Intel has said all along that the hardware and performance of these parts are not indicative of... Read more...
3DMark is the never ending spigot of leaks, and more recently, we have seen a bunch of them pertaining to Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake-U series. That is what we have again here today. The latest leak is said to highlight an unspecified Tiger Lake-U processor with onboard Gen2 "Xe" graphics, in the Fire Strike benchmark. Tiger Lake-U is will be labeled as 11th generation Intel Core processors, and will succeed the company's 10th generation Ice Lake-U stack. They will be manufactured on an enhanced 10-nanometer node. As designated by the "U," these chips will find their way into low power laptops, and perhaps some mini PCs as well. The latest leak comes by way of @_rogame (no surprise there). Here's... Read more...
Leaks surrounding Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake architecture have ramped up in recent weeks, culminating with some promising benchmarks surrounding the integrated Xe graphics that will be included. Today, a flood of alleged internal slides have leaked that detail much of the architecture and features that underpin Tiger Lake. For starters, there will be both Tiger Lake-Y and Tiger Lake-U processors available, in a 4+2 (CPU+GPU) configuration. Tiger Lake-Y processor have a nominal TDP of 9 watts, but that can be adjust – per the OEM – from as low as 5 watts to as high as 15 watts. Tiger Lake-U, on the other hand, will have a nominal TDP of 28 watts, with lower setting of 10W and... Read more...
One of the ways Intel is going to make its upcoming Tiger Lake processors purr is with an upgrade in graphics performance. Tiger Lake will debut with Intel's Xe graphics architecture in tow, which Intel promises will deliver a "huge leap" in performance, while perhaps giving us a taste of bigger things to come in the discrete space. While we wait for Tiger Lake, some leaked benchmarks have emerged. More accurately, more leaked benchmarks have found their way to the web. There have been a bunch of Tiger Lake and Xe graphics leaks already, some more promising than others. These latest unofficial benchmarks fall decidedly into the "promising" category, as they seemingly show Tiger Lake trouncing... Read more...
Like everyone else, we have so many questions about Intel's foray into the discrete GPU space. When will we see a consumer graphics card, and when it arrives, how will it compare to what AMD and NVIDIA have to offer? What about specifications and pricing? Will it be good mining? Just kidding about that last one, but not the rest.  While we wait for answers, another Xe GPU leak has emerged, and it supposedly shows the clockspeed of a desktop graphics card. We say "supposedly" because you just never know when it comes to leaks and rumors. Not only can product names be spoofed in benchmarking databases, they can also be erroneously misread without any trickery involved, and of course specifications... Read more...
When it comes to unreleased hardware, we can always count on Twitter benchmark sleuths to uncovers prototype hardware making the rounds. In this latest instance, Rogame has discovered additional references to an unreleased Tiger Lake-U processor due later this year. For those that need a refresher course, Intel's Tiger Lake architecture will underpin its 11th generation processor families. While Intel's current 10th generation Ice Lake-U processors are built on 10nm process tech using Sunny Cove CPU cores, Tiger Lake-U will use 10nm+ process tech and feature Willow Cove CPU cores. The specific processor in this latest leak -- which is likely the Core i7-1165G7 -- is showing... Read more...
To those of us who were dreaming big when Intel teased a photo of a massive discrete GPU on Twitter, it is time for a reality check—what we saw is not going into a consumer graphics card, no matter how enticing the proposition might seem (from a raw performance standpoint). Intel's graphics boss Raja Koduri, who had been retweeting the photo with cryptic messages, finally set the record straight. Right to the point, the large chip depicted is bound for the data center, and not in a product that will compete with NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (assuming such a model comes to fruition, with Ampere underneath the hood). Both XE-HPC based Ponte Vecchio (detailed at SC’19) and XE-HP... Read more...
Something big is afoot within Intel's graphics division. Sure, we already know Intel is hard at work on its first discrete GPU since Larrabee, which is now a footnote in the history of GPUs. But remember that massive GPU photo Intel shared yesterday? Intel's graphics boss Raja Koduri dropped another tweet in reference to the photo, and in doing so he potentially provided more clues about what exactly we're looking at, and what's to come. Let's start with a quick recap. The first tweet that caught our attention came from the verified "Intel Graphics" account and showed a GPU separated from its heatspreader, with a AA battery in between for as sense of scale. It actually looked like a large workstation... Read more...
Fresh off the official unveiling of Intel's 10th generation 'Comet Lake-S' desktop processors culminating in the 10-core/20-thread Core i9-10900K, Raja Koduri, head of the company's graphics division, reminded the world that Intel is still heavily invested in launching a discrete GPU this year. And he used Twitter to get his message across. There are two interesting tweets of note. The first one [which has since been removed] came from the verified "Intel Graphics" account. It contained a series of pictures, including the one you see above. The two other photos shows engineers staying the course amid the Coronavirus outbreak, donning masks. Among them are Koduri and Jim Keller.  "Silicon... Read more...
Intel has been promising that its next-generation Xe graphics cards would be impressive gaming beasts. Earlier this year at CES 2020, Intel claimed that Xe would offer a double-digit performance uplift over the Gen11 graphics found in Ice Lake. Today, we’re getting a good look at what kind of performance that Xe will deliver thanks to a leaked benchmark of a Tiger Lake processor. This unnamed Intel mobile processor is pitted against the Ryzen 9 4900HS, which is the flagship member in AMD’s new Renoir mobile chip family.  The Ryzen 9 4900HS is an 8-core/16-thread processor with base/boost clocks of 3GHz and 4.3GHz respectively. Also on deck is a Vega 8 GPU... Read more...
A fresh leak over at SiSoftware's SANDRA database gives us a potential glimpse of an upcoming Intel Tiger Lake-U processor, assuming the listing is legitimate. The model name is not shown, but the listing does provide some interesting specifications, including an ability for the mobile processor to hit a 4.3GHz boost clock. While not yet launched, Intel's plans to release a Tiger Lake lineup are not exactly secret. Just the opposite, Intel offered up a demo of working Tiger Lake silicon during its keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year. According to Intel's Greg Bryant, Tiger Lake will deliver a "double digit" performance uplift over its predecessors. Click to... Read more...
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