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Intel announces new 14A node at IFS Direct Connect 2024 event
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Clearwater Forest taped-out, five nodes goal still on track

During its Intel Foundry Services (IFS) Direct Connect 2024 event, Intel revealed a new roadmap that includes the new 14A node, the first on High-NA EUV. Intel was also keen to note that Clearwater Forest CPUs are taped out on an 18A node and that its ambitious "five nodes in four years" (5N4Y) plan is still on track.

Intel wants to make AMD chips at IFS
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 22 February 2024 19:01

Intel wants to make AMD chips at IFS


For Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Google as well

During the IFS Direct Connect 2024 event, Intel's CEO, Pat Gelsinger, answered a couple of questions from the members of the press, including a rather peculiar one from Tom's Hardware hack, Paul Alcorn, where Intel CEO expressed hope that customers for Intel Foundry Services will include Nvidia, Qualcomm, Google, and even AMD.

New Starfield patch adds support for AMD FSR 3.0 and Intel XeSS
Published in Gaming


Fixes some minor issues as well

Bethesda has released the new Starfield 1.9.67 update that adds official support for AMD FSR 3.0 and Intel XeSS, as well as some stability improvements to the game.

Intel and UMC team up on older technology
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Friday, 26 January 2024 11:20

Intel and UMC team up on older technology


Faster 12-nanometer semiconductors

Intel and UMC have announced a mega-deal to work together on making 12-nanometer semiconductors faster and more powerful.

Intel's new 101.5234 WHQL brings impressive performance improvements
Published in Graphics


Intel driver team is on a roll

Intel has released the latest version of its Intel Arc and Iris Xe Graphics driver, bringing impressive performance improvements of up to 268 percent in games for both Intel Arc A-series graphics cards as well as Intel Core Ultra CPUs with Intel Arc Graphics. The new driver is also the Game On driver for new games like Enshrouded, Tekken 8, strangely popular Palworld, and other new titles, and it also fixes some previously noted issues.

Intel opens up the new Fab 9 in New Mexico
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Wednesday, 24 January 2024 22:47

Intel opens up the new Fab 9 in New Mexico


Part of the $3.5b investment and focused on advanced packaging technologies

Intel has opened up its new Fab 9 factory in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The new factory is a part of Intel's previously announced $3.5 billion investment to equip its New Mexico operations for advanced semiconductor packaging technologies, namely Foveros, a 3D stacked packaging technology that stacks compute tiles vertically.

Intel ditches Hyper-Threading for Arrow Lake
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 24 January 2024 12:45

Intel ditches Hyper-Threading for Arrow Lake


First time since Pentium 4

Chipzilla is likely to pull hyper-threading for the first time since the technology was first launched in the Pentium 4 era in the early 2000s.

TSMC rushing to get smaller
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Tuesday, 23 January 2024 11:46

TSMC rushing to get smaller


New 1nm chip factory to beat Intel and Samsung

TSMC has just made the chip race a bit more exciting as the company has become the world's first foundry to prepare for 1nm production.

TSMC blunder could let Intel win the chip war
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Thursday, 18 January 2024 11:10

TSMC blunder could let Intel win the chip war


Generational mistake

TSMC could be about to make a mistake, costing it victory over a resurgent Intel.

Intel's new GPU up for a battle
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Tuesday, 16 January 2024 12:01

Intel's new GPU up for a battle


Chipzilla might not be heading for the top after all

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell-on-earth yarn that Intel has very little expectation that its new Battlemage GPU will do much to ruffle the feathers of AMD or Nvidia.