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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?

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.

Intel's Tiger Lake notebook runs Battlefield V at 1080p over 30 FPS
Published in PC Hardware

Coming later this year

Intel has showcased its Tiger Lake notebook prototype running Battlefield V game at 1080p with over 30 frames per second, which is a pretty nice feat for an integrated Xe graphics.

Intel bakes malware protection onto its CPU
Published in PC Hardware

Control-Flow Enforcement Technology has been developed with Microsoft

Intel is baking some security into its CPUs that’s designed to thwart software exploits that execute malicious code on vulnerable computers.

Jim Keller did his Intel job, moves out
Published in News

Four leaders continue his work

A lot of people were surprised to learn that Jim Keller decided to leave Intel for personal reasons. We were less surprised than the rest of his colleagues, just based on Jim’s track record as we believe that Keller went and did what he was hired to do, and left. 

Intel talks Lakefield CPUs with Intel Hybrid CPU Technology
Published in PC Hardware

Foveros 3D stacking with Hybrid CPU for 4+1 CPU and up to 64 EUs GPU

We have been hearing about Intel's Lakefield CPUs for quite some time, and these combine one big with four small CPU cores on a small footprint, thanks to the 3D stacking Foveros technology. Now, Intel disclosed a bit more information, including two SKUs, aimed at ultra-mobile small form-factor premium laptops.