Updated: Microsoft and Qualcomm chastened by four decades of product cycles
For nearly forty years, Intel has enjoyed a PC market dominated by its x86 intellectual property and has enjoyed near unanimous enforcement as it chooses. When competitors like Microsoft and Snapdragon begin to show plans of bringing x86 support to ARM-based silicon, however, Chipzilla shows no signs of letting down its posturing as it evaluates the broader notebook and entry-level desktop markets.
Datacenter-oriented NVMe SSDs
Intel has introduced its new datacenter-oriented P4501 SSD series based on its second-generation NVMe controller, 3D TLC NAND and either M.2 or 2.5-inch U.2 form-factors.
27-incher with Intel 18-core Xeon and Radeon Pro Vega
During its WWDC 2017 keynote, Apple unveiled what it claims is its most powerful computer ever, the new iMac Pro.
Will cost about the same as 10nm
IBM, GlobalFoundries (GloFo), and Samsung said yesterday that they have found a way to make 5nm transistors, which may well enable them to pack 30 billion switches onto a microprocessor chip.
X299 Dark, X299 FTW and X299 Micro detailed
EVGA had its full X299 motherboard lineup at the Computex 2017 show but the most interesting ones are the new X299 Dark, X299 FTW and the micro-ATX X299 Micro.
The core wars
As expected, former chip giant Intel announced its four-to-twelve core Core X series and the top of the line is an 18-core processor of its "new" Core i9 series.
It wanted the best
Nvidia is putting AMD under the bonnet of its “GeForce GTX Battlebox” PC – although obviously not its GPU gear.
Base clock of 4GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
One of Intel’s Core i9 range with the current top tier Core i7 processors has been spotted on the SiSoft Sandra online benchmarking database.
MSI did, but others are unhappy
Chipzilla is leaning on its motherboard chums to bundle Optane on motherboards, much like MSI did.