Intel updates its 8th gen Core Coffee Lake desktop lineup
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New 300-series chipsets in tow

In addition to performance and ultra low-power mobile U-series parts, Intel has also released a couple of new 8th generation Core Coffee Lake desktop SKUs, mostly in the low-power segment.

Intel also shows 28W low-power U-series 8th gen CPUs
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Quad-core, Iris Plus IGP, and a new chipset

In addition to the new 8th gen performance mobile Coffee Lake parts, Intel has also announced four new SKUs that will be a part of its U-series (ultra-low power) mobile CPUs, featuring four-core/eight-thread design, new Iris Plus IGP with 128MB of eDRAM, new 300-series chipset, and Intel Optane memory support to the thin notebook market.

Raja Koduri is running Intel's CPUs and GPUs
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Sunday, 12 November 2017 23:35

Raja Koduri is running Intel's CPUs and GPUs


Discrete graphics solutions too

Intel dropped the nuclear news on Wednesday that Raja Koduri will become its chief architect, snf senior vice president of the newly formed Core and Visual Computing Group, and general manager of a new initiative to drive "edge" computing solutions.

Intel 8th generation Core Coffee Lake is out
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Review Roundup: Good performance, lousy availability and new chipset

Intel's 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs are now finally "available" and with plenty of reviews around, we get to see what Intel's move to a six-core mainstream lineup has to bring to the table, offering good performance but suffering from lousy availability, a need for a completely new motherboard and the choice to still use TIM.

Mobile Ryzen shipping for holiday season
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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 17:07

Mobile Ryzen shipping for holiday season


Attractive Ryzen powered laptops

AMD hasn’t been the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to laptops for a long time but it looks like this is about to change very soon. Lisa Su, AMD's charismatic CEO, confirmed that Mobile Ryzen will be shipping for the holiday season. You can expect to see some announcements rather soon.

Razer updates its Blade notebooks
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Saturday, 03 September 2016 00:33

Razer updates its Blade notebooks


Kaby Lake CPU and Pascal GPU

Razer said it has updated its Blade and Blade Stealth notebooks with some new and shiny hardware, including Intel's latest Kaby Lake CPUs and Nvidia Pascal-based GPUs, all in time to show them off at the  PAX show this weekend.

Intel leaks show it might drop the Core m5/m7 name
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Along with USB 3.1 generation 2 support and improved GPU

The dark satanic rumour mill has suggested that Skylake's successor, Kaby Lake, with its 14nm goodness might be responsible for the death of the Core m5/m7 name.

MIT creates 64-core chip design
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Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:05

MIT creates 64-core chip design


Swarming

Boffins at MIT have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a new chip design which fixes some of the problems of parallel processing.

Intel will release Celeron, Pentium and Core i3 processors
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Ready for the next Skylake refresh


Intel has just published a Product Change Notification which appears to indicate that there will be new Celeron, Pentium and Core i3 processors during the next Skylake refresh.

Intel claims most don’t need a GPU
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Tuesday, 12 January 2016 11:25

Intel claims most don’t need a GPU


Integrated graphics have nearly  caught up

Chipzilla claims that casual or mainstream gamers no longer need a discrete graphics card, because integrated graphics have nearly caught up.