Clearwater Forest taped-out, five nodes goal still on track
During its Intel Foundry Services (IFS) Direct Connect 2024 event, Intel revealed a new roadmap that includes the new 14A node, the first on High-NA EUV. Intel was also keen to note that Clearwater Forest CPUs are taped out on an 18A node and that its ambitious "five nodes in four years" (5N4Y) plan is still on track.
For Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Google as well
During the IFS Direct Connect 2024 event, Intel's CEO, Pat Gelsinger, answered a couple of questions from the members of the press, including a rather peculiar one from Tom's Hardware hack, Paul Alcorn, where Intel CEO expressed hope that customers for Intel Foundry Services will include Nvidia, Qualcomm, Google, and even AMD.
Fixes some minor issues as well
Bethesda has released the new Starfield 1.9.67 update that adds official support for AMD FSR 3.0 and Intel XeSS, as well as some stability improvements to the game.
Faster 12-nanometer semiconductors
Intel and UMC have announced a mega-deal to work together on making 12-nanometer semiconductors faster and more powerful.
Intel driver team is on a roll
Intel has released the latest version of its Intel Arc and Iris Xe Graphics driver, bringing impressive performance improvements of up to 268 percent in games for both Intel Arc A-series graphics cards as well as Intel Core Ultra CPUs with Intel Arc Graphics. The new driver is also the Game On driver for new games like Enshrouded, Tekken 8, strangely popular Palworld, and other new titles, and it also fixes some previously noted issues.
Part of the $3.5b investment and focused on advanced packaging technologies
Intel has opened up its new Fab 9 factory in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The new factory is a part of Intel's previously announced $3.5 billion investment to equip its New Mexico operations for advanced semiconductor packaging technologies, namely Foveros, a 3D stacked packaging technology that stacks compute tiles vertically.
First time since Pentium 4
Chipzilla is likely to pull hyper-threading for the first time since the technology was first launched in the Pentium 4 era in the early 2000s.
New 1nm chip factory to beat Intel and Samsung
TSMC has just made the chip race a bit more exciting as the company has become the world's first foundry to prepare for 1nm production.
TSMC could be about to make a mistake, costing it victory over a resurgent Intel.
Chipzilla might not be heading for the top after all
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell-on-earth yarn that Intel has very little expectation that its new Battlemage GPU will do much to ruffle the feathers of AMD or Nvidia.