MSI teases two upcoming Z270 motherboards
Published in Motherboards
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 16:00

MSI teases two upcoming Z270 motherboards


The Z270 SLI Plus and Z270 SLI

MSI has teased two upcoming motherboards that will be based on Intel's new Z270 Express chipset and bring certain new features and improvements, the MSI Z270 SLI Plus and the Z270 SLI.

Intel’s Puma 6 chip-set falls asleep
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 13:48

Intel’s Puma 6 chip-set falls asleep


Serious latency problems


One of the world’s most popular chipsets for gigabit broadband modems, Intel's Puma 6 chipset, suffers from at latency jitter so bad it ruins online gaming and other real-time connections.

Apple set to dump Intel modems
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 11:50

Apple set to dump Intel modems


The experiment did not work

The fruity cargo-cult Apple is rumoured to be having second thoughts about its relationship with Intel and is starting to regret its decision to install Intel modems in half its iPhone 7s.

Intel going flat out on NAND flash
Published in News
Friday, 02 December 2016 11:58

Intel going flat out on NAND flash


Look out Samsung

Chipzilla has seen how NAND flash storage rising and memory makers are speeding up 3D NAND flash product development and thought “I’ll be ‘aving some of that”.

More Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K benchmarks show up
Published in Processors


Decent overclocker but gets hot

Although Intel's 7th generation Core Kaby Lake desktop CPUs won't officially launch until January next year, during the last few days we have seen plenty of leaks, including detailed performance benchmarks as well as some overclocking results for the flagship Core i7-7700K SKU.

Intel scores Delphi Automotive deal
Published in News
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:21

Intel scores Delphi Automotive deal


Parts maker wants to produce self-driving cars by 2019


Intel has signed a deal with Auto parts maker Delphi Automotive Plc and Israeli technology firm Mobileye.

Intel unlocked Kaby Lake Core i3 benchmarks have leaked
Published in Processors


The Core i3-7350K looks impressive

Already leaked online with a price of US $177, Intel's first unlocked and overclocking-friendly Core i3 CPU, the Kaby Lake Core i3-7350K, might be quite a buy as its leaked performance shows a lot of promise.

MediaTek and Nvidia are the fastest growing chip companies
Published in Processors


Jumping two places since last year


MediaTek and Nvidia will be the two fastest growing companies in 2016, according to a report prepared by beancounters at IC Insights.

Intel denies exiting the wearables market
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 14:42

Intel denies exiting the wearables market


Appears to admit downsizing

Chipzilla has denied rumours that it is exiting the wearables market – even if it appears to have just started announcing layoffs in the department.

Huaxintong Semiconductor to build ARM-based server silicon
Published in Processors


Could challenge Intel

A joint venture between Qualcomm and China's Guizhou Province is to build ARM-based server silicon by licensing the ARMv-8-A architecture and generally being a pain in the bottom line for Intel.