Computex 19: Ray Tracing and shipping in July
Scott Herkelman, VP & GM Radeon Business Unit and Lisa Su have just announced Navi, Radeon RX 5000 series with the 5700 being the first to launch. It can do Ray Tracing and, as Fudzilla suggested thirteen months ago ago, it is a mainstream card first and high performance later.
Computex 19: To fight Matisse
AMD is expected to reveal the Zen 2 tomorrow at its press event at Computex and Intel dropped a bombshell and announced the Core i9 9900KS with all cores clocked at 5GHz.
Computex 19: Hell froze over
Intel is serious about getting back on track and competing in every single sector of the market and managed to beat the best of AMD notebook offering in graphics. The Gen 11 graphics inside Ice Lake-U 10nm notebooks that are scheduled to ship in holiday season 2019 beat the AMD Picasso 12nm Ryzen 7 3700U in 25W in graphics.
Intel, Qualcomm, Google, Microsoft
The four above are just the tip of the iceberg and probably the companies that will most suffer from the ban, but ISV like Adobe, antivirus makers, any US-based software maker on Android or Windows selling to Huawei will be affected too.
Pixel own in house SoC dream dies
Google has reportedly lots three of its key hardware engineers that gave the iPhone A series chip its edge. Manu Gulati, John Bruno and Vinod Chamarty waved Google goodbye, the departure caused by the lack of Google’s ambition to build a serious mobile SoC platform. Apple will have an easier time to complete, now.
28X improvement in deep leering
It is easy to forget about the software behind the hardware that everyone gets excited about, but without drivers, OS, and general API support, there would not be any platform.
GPU only strategy, or tiny software ecosystem
As a part of its software update and a One API strategy announcement Raja Koduri, the SVP of Intel architecture, graphics and software took time to mention two main competitors and used green for the company that has a GPU centric strategy and red for the company that has both a CPU and GPU.
Intel foldables and detachable CPU in late 2019
We had a chance to see the Lakefield up and running in December 2018, and it was the first time Intel showed a 10nm Hybrid CPU running a 7-Zip and taking full advantage of the AES 256 instruction. This was enough to run 75 percent faster than any other Intel Core processor.
7nm data center GPU confirmed
Intel has provided a financial analyst community update about its 10nm and, it even mentioned 7nm for 2021, touching beyond that. The first 7nm from Intel seems to be a 7nm general purpose GPU.
Ice lake 10nm on shelves for holidays
Unless you have been living under a rock, you were aware that Intel is years behind its original 10nm transition. Luckily, Intel’s Murthy has confirmed that the 10nm CPU will start shipping in June.