Intel kills off pricey Skylakes
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:14

Intel kills off pricey Skylakes


X marks the spot where they will bury the things

Intel is warning distributors that its Skylake-X line of high-end desktop (HEDT) processors for enthusiasts is about to be killed off. 

Intel's AVX512 needs to die a painful death
Published in News


Linux creator moans

Linux creator Linus Torvalds was back on form while talking about Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX-512) found on select Intel processors. 

Apple didn't ditch Intel for Skylake
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 10 July 2020 10:44

Apple didn't ditch Intel for Skylake


It always planned a discrete CPU

This article might serve as a short history class about how Apple operates, especially in hardware design. Apple created its first phone SoC the famous A4 in 2010, and it created its first iPad specific A6X chip in 2012.

Nvidia more valuable than Intel
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:08

Nvidia more valuable than Intel


At least in terms of share price

The company named after a Roman vengeance daemon, Nvidia, has overtaken Intel for the first time as the most valuable US chipmaker.

Tiger Lake's integrated graphics crushes Nvidia GPU
Published in Graphics


11th Gen CPU's integrated Xe graphics not that bad

A leak from a normally reliable source has showed that Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7 and its integrated Xe graphics comes out well against a 25W Nvidia MX350 discrete GPU.

Ryzen 5 HP Envy cleans Intel Core i7 Spectre clock
Published in PC Hardware


Cheaper and better

The Ryzen 5 4600U-powered Envy costs hundreds of dollars less than the Core i7-1065G7 Spectre but runs longer and faster while being just as thin and light, according to a comparison run by Notebook Check.

Apple was hacked off with Intel
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 26 June 2020 10:37

Apple was hacked off with Intel


Skylake forced its hand

Fruity cargo cult Apple was so miffed at Intel that it was effectively forced to come up with another solution.

Intel's Raja Koduri teases Xe Ponte Vecchio graphics chips
Published in Graphics


Big "fabulous" package (BFP) for chiplets

Intel employee Raja (King) Koduri has tickled our fancy with a tease previously pre-announced as Ponte Vecchio, Xe-HPC line of chips that will take a chiplet approach, and offer smaller and larger designs.

Do nanometers matter?
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 25 June 2020 11:00

Do nanometers matter?


Analysis:
Interesting marketing that works

I have been around to vividly remember 350 nm and the first Pentium and AMD K5/K6 processors, and since that time, I have tracked the microprocessors and GPU market. It went swiftly from 350 to 250nm and later to 180, 130, 90, 65, 45, 32nm, and 14nm. It took some ten significant geometry shrinking and power reductions to get to 10nm and even to get to 7nm. Apple, in collaboration with TSMC, is just months away from announcing 5nm chips, but the real question is, do nanometers matter?

Intel focusing on AI
Published in AI
Monday, 22 June 2020 11:35

Intel focusing on AI

 
Part of data centre cunning plan

Chipzilla has been lifting the lid on its several AI devices for the data centre market including the third generation of its Xeon Scalable CPU, a new Stratix FPGA with a dedicated AI engine, new Optane persistent memory and NAND SSDs.