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 [...]
G.SKILL is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of capacity and performance with their memory kits, and at IDF 2016 they showed off some of their fastest and highest capacity memory kits available. At the show, G.SKILL demoed both the 128GB Trident Z DDR4-3333MHz CL14 kit as well as the 64GB Trident Z DDR4-333MHz CL13 kit which represent some of the highest capacity high performance DDR4 kits out on the market today.
While DDR4 3333MHz kits have been available for quite some time, they’ve been generally only available in lower capacities such as 16GB kits. However, thanks to the use of Samsung’s new high performance DDR4 8Gb DDR4 DRAM dies, G.SKILL [...]
Although this week is Intel Developer Forum week, it hasn’t stopped AMD from stealing the thunder by unveiling a host of new details about their highly anticipated Zen CPU architecture.
Quantum Leap in Performance, Efficiency Performance
As you’d expect, AMD has done quite a bit in terms of redesigning the entire CPU architecture with Zen when compared to previous CPU architectures to greatly improve performance.
The biggest improvement here is likely going to be the micro-op cache. This allows the Zen cores to decode up to 4 instructions per cycle with an additional 2 thanks to the new micro-op cache. Previously, the Bulldozer [...]
Intel recently released their 2Q2016 earnings and one of the big things Intel CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed for investors is that Intel’s upcoming 7th Generation Intel Core processors, codename Kaby Lake, was already shipping.
“I’ll start with the Client Computing Group, where we saw a 3% decline in revenue year over year this quarter, while operating margin was up 19%. These results were a little better than we expected, as the PC supply chain reduced inventories at a slightly slower rate, while the 2-in-1 and enthusiast product lines continued to grow. We also started shipping our seventh generation Core microprocessor, formerly known as Kaby Lake, [...]
Intel has just announced its “Apollo Lake” architecture with “Goldmount” cores at IDF Shenzhen 2016.
Apollo Lake is planned to replace Braswell, the current 14nm low power SoC. It will mainly be used for entry level and embedded computing devices. According to Intel, Apollo Lake will bring more performance and battery life to even thinner devices.
As with Braswell, Apollo Lake will be manufactured on Intel’s 14nm FinFETs process. Intel states that the new architecture is optimized for general tasks, but has yet to release any solid performance figures on the improvements. One thing for certain is that users are expected [...]
With ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference) coming up this week and numerous Intel researchers slated to present cutting edge technologies in silicon manufacturing, Intel Senior Fellow for Logic Technology Development, Mark Bohr, recently gave a brief overview of Intel’s developments and future roadmap to analysts and media.
In line with what was presented at IDF 2014, Bohr reiterates that scaling will continue to produce the cost reduction that justifies investment into the development of even smaller feature sizes. Not much of a surprise there. Intel was already slated to begin production of chips at the 10nm feature size.
What is [...]
For consumers looking for top tier performance, there’s currently nothing faster than processors based off Intel’s Sandy Bridge-E platform, and while the lineup is still the creme of the crop for consumer based desktop applications, the microarchitecture underneath Sandy Bridge-E is based off technology that’s nearly two years old. While Intel has been busy developing and releasing mainstream processors based off newer microarchitectures such as Ivy Bridge and Haswell, the HEDT (High End Desktop) platform hasn’t really changed since late 2011, until now.
Just in time for IDF (Intel Developer Forum) 2013, Intel recently announced the release of [...]
Back in March of 2011, OCZ acquired SSD controller manufacturer Indilinx and since then has been putting their acquisition to good use. By October of the same year, OCZ unveiled the Octane series SSD powered by the Indilinx Everest controller. Soon after, in March of this year, they unveiled the Vertex 4 SSD powered by the Indilinx Everest 2 controller. However, despite the Indilinx branding, OCZ up to this point has been using Marvell hardware combined with in-house Indilinx firmware, which…
… Brings us to today as Engadget was able to get a sneak peek at OCZ’s soon to come Vector series SSD at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2012. What’s special [...]