Own an Skylake or Kaby Lake processor with Hyper-Threading? It may be a good time to update your system UEFI/BIOS and CPU microcode. A critical flaw in Intel’s implementation of Hyper-Threading was recently revealed by the Debian Linux mailing list.
The critical flaw, which exists on all Intel 6th Generation “Skylake” and 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” processors with Hyper-Threading may cause “unpredictable system behavior” under a specific set of circumstances.
According to the Intel’s official documentation:
Errata: SKZ7/SKW144/SKL150/SKX150/SKZ7/KBL095/KBW095 Short Loops Which Use AH/BH/CH/DH Registers May [...]
A mysterious “Genuine Intel CPU 0000” has appeared in SiSoft Sandra benchmark database, said to be likely an engineering sample of Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake CPU.
The chip in question has six cores featuring a base clock of 3.1GHz and a turbo clock of 4.2GHz. It carries 256KB of L2 cache per core and 9MB of shared L3 cache. The chip reportedly has a die size of 149mm².
What tier this chip sits at is unknown, but considering the competitive pressure from AMD, it could very well slot into the consumer Intel Core i7-8700K. A quad-core variant will also be available but will be manufactured under a smaller, 126mm² die.
Coffee Lake will be [...]
Intel recently released their Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors to great fanfare, with the new flagship Skylake-X based Intel Core i9-7980XE featuring a massive 18-cores and 32-threads. However, overclocking enthusiasts are already up in arms as the new processors which Intel claims are designed for “overclocking” may not actually be as overclocking friendly as Intel claims.
In a recent de-lidding video released by world renowned overclocker der8auer, it was revealed that Intel is now skimping on the thermal interface material even on their high end X-Series processors. In the video, we can see that Intel is using their cheap TIM (Thermal Interface [...]
With Intel cancelling their IDF (Intel Developer Forum) event this year, Intel is making their big reveal at Computex, introducing their highly anticipated, high end Intel Core i7 and Core i9 X Series CPUs. The new Intel Core i7 and Core i9 X-Series CPUs are expected to be Intel’s answer to AMD’s upcoming Threadripper CPUs which feature up to 16-cores and 36-threads.
According to Intel, the new Intel X-Series CPUs will be designed for content creation, 4K gaming, streaming, and overclocking. The new processors will feature up to a 15% performance increase in single threaded workloads and a 10% performance increase in multi-threaded workloads [...]
In a recent report from tech publication, Fudzilla, Intel is now confirmed to be dropping their graphics licensing agreement with Nvidia and will instead license graphics technology from AMD. This confirms previous rumors that Intel was expected to drop Nvidia as their graphics licensing partner after their previous six year, $1.5 billion licensing agreement ended.
While Intel and AMD seem like unlikely partners, it does make quite a bit of sense. Intel’s integrated graphics technology infringes on graphics technology held by Nvidia, which ultimately led to Nvidia suing Intel, leading to the previous six-year, $1.5 billion licensing deal as a part of the final [...]
With AMD’s Ryzen CPUs launched several months ago, there’s currently some major competition in the high end desktop CPU space which Chinese tech publication Benchlife claims may have prompted Intel to push forward the launch of their next generation HEDT platform, codenamed Basin Falls, to the May/June Computex timeframe. This is well ahead of its original Q3 or Q4 launch schedule.
According to the article, Intel is poised to show off its X299 Basin Falls platform at Computex along with its upcoming Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs.
Based on a new Socket R4 (LGA 2066), the new X299 platform is a major update to the X99 platform bringing support [...]
Intel recently launched their latest Atom C3000 “Denverton” CPUs based on the 14nm FinFET Goldmont architecture for low power applications such as networking, storage, and IoT.
Featuring between 2 to 16 cores and clock frequencies between 1.5GHz to 2.2GHz, the Intel Atom C3000 is a powerhouse of a chip with the flagship 16-core chip capable of outperforming the previous generation Intel Atom C2750 by 2.3x.
Additionally, the Atom C3000 is also capable of supporting ECC memory, virtualization (including Intel VT-d), 10 GbE Ethernet, Intel QuickAssist technology, power consumption as low as 8.5w, and for networking applications, up to 19Mpps of Layer 3 [...]
Intel’s collaboration with Micron to develop 3D XPoint storage has been a long time in the works and for the first time, we’re getting a concrete idea of how Intel’s upcoming Optane 3D XPoint-based enterprise SSDs will perform.
According to a recently leaked spec sheet by Chinese technology website, Techbang, the upcoming Intel Optane DC P4800X a very admirable drive. Coming in the HHHL form factor, the Optane DC P4800X features up to 375TB of storage and features the PCIe NVMe interface which allows for sequential read/write speed of up to 2,400/2,000MB/s, and 4K random performance up to 550,000/550,000 IOPS respectively.
What’s really [...]
Remember the slide Intel recently presented at their annual investor day conference that may have looked a bit strange? The one above where it shows “ADVANCING MOORE’S LAW ON 14nm” with 8th Gen Intel Core i7 right underneath showing a >15% performance increase in SysMark? While many have chalked it up to a typo, it seems like it actually confirms that not all of Intel’s upcoming 8th Generation processors may be manufactured on Intel’s 10nm manufacturing node.
In a recent tweet sent out by Motley Fool Senior Technology Specialist, Ashraf Eassa, Eassa had some interesting bits to share about his experience at the investor [...]
Although AMD’s Ryzen CPU is the hot topic of the tech world at the moment, let’s not forget about Intel, which recently launched their new beast of a processor, the Xeon E7-8894 v4.
Designed for scale-up workloads in an enterprise environment, the new 14nm Broadwell based Xeon E7-8894 v4 is a socket FCLGA2011 socket processor featuring a clock speed of 2.4GHz with boost clocks up to 3.4GHz, support for a whopping 24TB of DDR4 ECC memory, a monstrous 60MB of onboard cache, and a whopping 24-cores with Hyper-Threading allowing it to crunch up to 48-threads simultaneously all at a TDP of 165W.
Want one? Yeah, me too. The Intel Xeon E7-8894 v4 is [...]