Intel octocore chip leaked
Published in Processors

Hail Hydra

A slide of an octocore Intel chip benchmark has leaked onto the worldwide wibble. 

MIT comes up with a new power saving neural chip
Published in Processors

IBM declares it a "a huge step forward"

MIT boffins have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a neural network chip that could reduce the power consumption of devices by 95 percent.

Intel has another go at patches
Published in News

But is still working on more 

Intel is still working on updates that close the hole in the bulk of its chips and has released microcode updates for Skylake-based chips to its industry partners.

Torvalds says Intel needs to admit it has a problem
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Chips are just not up to snuff

IT’s Mr Sweary, Linus Torvalds has had some harsh words for Intel after the two bug issues were announced last week.

AMD suffers from an "Intel like" bug
Published in Processors

It has fixed it though

AMD has fixed, but not yet released BIOS/UEFI/firmware updates for the general public for a security flaw affecting the AMD Secure Processor.

Intel stuff-up forces redesign of Windows and Linux
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Processors to take a 5-30 percent performance hit while AMD is laughing

It seems that Intel has forced Windows and Linux developers to come up with a software patch to cover a design flaw in its processors.

Intel’s official price list is fiction
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All to make shareholders feel good

Chipzilla’s official price list is a document which is designed to help shareholders feel good about themselves and not really much else.

Google to unlock Pixel’s "Visual Core" co-processor
Published in Mobiles

Speed things up by five times

Google is about to unlock the custom Intel "Visual Core" co-processor which is under the bonnet of its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Boffins pull apart Intel’s secret code
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Closed source variation of the open-source MINIX 3

Security experts have been looking at some code on Intel chips which can change your computer's fundamental settings.

Intel might have a tough 8th generation Core sell
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Users can’t spot the difference

While Intel fanboys can tell you in detail about how cool Intel’s eighth generation chips are, analysts are noting that Chipzilla might have a tough time selling the difference.