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Intel At CES 2017: 'It's On' In Automotive And 5G And We Still Love PCs

Posted on 01/05 01:01 in Deals | 0

At CES, Intel unveiled the latest evolution of their connected and self-driving car capabilities with a new automotive brand called Intel “GO”.In addition to the Intel GO development platform, Intel also announced their Intel GO Automotive 5G platform.

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AMD declares Ryzen will be a four-year architecture, details overclocking plans, emphasizes hard launch

Posted on 01/06 23:49 in Shows | 0

As PCWorld details, Papermaster also confirmed the four-year target and emphasized that it didn’t mean AMD wouldn’t iterate the core.Tick-tock refers to Intel’s previous practice of introducing new CPU architectures in one product cycle and new manufacturing nodes in the other.

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With Kaby Lake, Intel finally brings Hyper-Threading to its Pentium-branded processors

Posted on 01/11 17:28 in Shows | 0

Last week, we reviewed Intel’s Core i7-7700K and discussed the details on the Kaby Lake refresh cycle, including Intel’s new Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.The CPU giant announced multiple new Pentium-class CPUs based on Kaby Lake, including the first Pentium SKUs to feature Hyper-Threading since Intel retired the Pentium 4.

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The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline

Posted on 01/12 14:11 in Shows | 0

“The broad PC market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growth.This side of the market is much bigger than the PC enthusiast segment; thus, steep declines in the infrequent PC user market offset the fast growth of the PC enthusiast market.

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AMD's Ryzen CPU sort of gets a release date

Posted on 01/13 13:50 in Shows | 0

While AMD has edited their invitation to remove all reference to Ryzen, eagle-eyed folks managed to screencap the information first.It also makes sense in context of AMD’s previous statements about targeting a Q1 date.

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450mm silicon wafers aren't happening any time soon as major consortium collapses

Posted on 01/13 22:53 in Shows | 0

A few years ago, multiple high-end companies were backing the idea of moving from 300mm to 450mm silicon wafers.Historically, moving to larger wafers was a critical way that foundries and fabs cut prices and improved yields.

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Apple sues Qualcomm for a billion dollars in unpaid rebates, alleges company attempted perjury, extortion

Posted on 01/21 01:37 in Shows | 0

China has also fined Qualcomm for its alleged monopolistic abuses and the FTC filed a lawsuit against QC earlier this week.Among Apple’s complaints, are allegations that it is forced to effectively double-pay Qualcomm, since Qualcomm requires Apple’s manufacturing partners to take out a license to work with Snapdragon hardware, then charges Apple again for a separate license.

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PC gaming surges, while the rest of the PC market declines

Posted on 01/24 13:55 in Shows | 0

With the PC market now in its sixth straight year of decline, it’s obvious these efforts have met with minimal success.The total market for PC gaming hardware (including gaming accessories) broke $30 billion for the first time in 2016.

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AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates

Posted on 02/02 15:29 in Shows | 0

The company has more cash on-hand, and while it’s carrying a higher inventory load, that’s likely related to the upcoming Ryzen launch.Total Computing and Graphics revenue rose to $600 million in Q4, a 27% gain quarter-on-quarter and a 28% gain year-on-year.

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Apple may integrate new custom ARM cores into future Macs, but an x86 swap is still unlikely

Posted on 02/03 13:33 in Shows | 0

When Apple launched its new MacBook Pros with the new Touch Bar, they also included a new ARM core, dubbed the T1, to handle the Touch Bar screen and certain other aspects of the system.Instead of reprogramming Apple Pay and Touch ID for macOS, Apple put an ARM core running watchOS in the MacBook Pro.

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The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor

Posted on 02/06 22:37 in Shows | 0

Last month, Intel launched its 7th generation refresh of the Core processor family, codenamed Kaby Lake.The Pentium G4560 is in the middle of this new family of Pentiums — its clock speed of 3.

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Intel may be prepping new Core i5, i7 processors to attack AMD Ryzen

Posted on 02/08 13:41 in Shows | 0

Given that AMD is prepping to launch a major architectural revision, it therefore makes sense to think Intel might be prepping new launches of its own.For more information you can check our guide to choosing between a Core i5 and Core i7 for both mobile and desktop processors.

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An Intel Atom C2000 bug is killing products from multiple manufacturers

Posted on 02/08 16:05 in Shows | 0

Every processor and chipset has some degree of bugs, but these issues rarely become critical flaws that jeopardize a product.Once the component has failed, the system will stop functioning, will not boot, and is not recoverable.

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Intel will finally finish Fab 42 in Arizona, bring new 7nm capacity online

Posted on 02/08 21:29 in Shows | 0

Several years ago, Intel announced that it wouldn’t finish its 14nm manufacturing plant, Fab 42.Now, Intel has announced that it will be bringing Fab 42 online, but not as a 14nm facility.

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Intel releases specs for first Optane SSD, new drive should pack a wallop

Posted on 02/10 14:09 in Shows | 0

Long-term price is an unknown — the sheer economy of scale around NAND flash makes it difficult for any new storage technology to challenge in terms of cost-per-GB.Now, however, we have some idea how Optane will perform, at least in Intel’s initial data center SSD.

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Rumor: Apple may add wireless charging to iPhone 8, but top-end model could cost $1,000

Posted on 02/10 16:52 in Shows | 0

Business Insider has published a pair of rumors on various aspects of the upcoming iPhone 8.KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Apple will move back to all-glass construction with the iPhone 8 for all three models.

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Performance, pricing details for AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU leak online

Posted on 02/13 14:13 in Shows | 0

According to VideoCardz, which leaked the performance data, these numbers reflect a CPU without Turbo Mode, apparently running at a flat 3.Clearly AMD felt these chips were close enough to shipping product to represent Ryzen, but there were obviously a few issues still to be sorted out.

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Report: Intel's 8th gen chips will still use 14nm, will arrive earlier than expected

Posted on 02/13 21:25 in Shows | 0

Last year, Intel announced that it would abandon the Tick-Tock model that had served it for nearly a decade and switch to something called PAO — Process, Architecture, Optimization.Now, new information suggests Intel may have a product plan that tears up PAO (or at least complicates it) going forward.

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Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs

Posted on 02/15 13:49 in Shows | 0

After months in beta, Intel has announced official Vulkan support for Skylake and Kaby Lake GPUs.4590 driver is the first release to add full Vulkan API support (previous releases were all various flavors of beta).

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AMD unveils Ryzen launch dates, clock speeds, performance, pricing

Posted on 02/22 15:35 in Shows | 0

Here’s how the SKUs and their performance break down: Ryzen 7 1700: 3.4GHz base clock, 3.

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