Intel issues stern warning against x86 on ARM
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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.

Intel unveils DC P4501 SSD series
Published in Memory


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.

Apple announces workstation-class iMac Pro
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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.

IBM, GlobalFoundries and Samsung come up with 5nm process
Published in Processors


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.

EVGA shows its X299 motherboard lineup at Computex 2017
Published in Motherboards


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.

Intel announces Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core
Published in Processors


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. 

Nvidia puts AMD inside Battlebox
Published in Processors


It wanted the best


Nvidia is putting AMD under the bonnet of its “GeForce GTX Battlebox” PC – although obviously not its GPU gear.

Intel Core i9-7900X Skylake X processor spotted
Published in Processors


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.

Chipzilla leans on MB partners to provide Optane
Published in Motherboards


MSI did, but others are unhappy

Chipzilla is leaning on its motherboard chums to bundle Optane on motherboards, much like MSI did.

More light shed on Intel's Radeon powered CPU
Published in Graphics


Update: Chipzilla is licensing AMD's graphics 

Our original story about Intel licensing AMD graphics created quite an impact, with shock, horror and disbelief from the Intel, AMD and Nvidia types.