Intel comes up with an aggressive manufacturing roadmap
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Analysis: Intel 7, Intel 4 Intel 3, and Intel A20 angstrom

The nanometer branding has been quite an inaccurate way to describe the transition size and the performance. After maintaining desktop and especially mobile leadership for the most part with 14nm, Intel is happy to report that the second-generation 10 nm is in heavy volume. 10nm is now represented more than 14nm volume, but Intel decided to change the way it calls its manufacturing processes.

Intel Alder Lake SKUs specifications leak online - report
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Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 SKUs

Expected to launch by the end of this year, or in early 2021, the first alleged specifications of Intel's Alder Lake-S CPUs have leaked online.

Tremont 10nm mobile and desktop detailed
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Pentium and Celeron in laptops and desktops in 2021

What we used to call Atom will continue to be known as Pentium and Celeron in affordable laptops and small form desktop computers coming in 2021.

Intel launches new 11th gen Core Tiger Lake CPUs
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With Iris Xe graphics and Intel Evo Platform

Although most of the details regarding Intel's new 11th gen Core CPUs, codename Tiger Lake, has already been detailed during the Intel Architecture Day 2020, today we have details about the SKUs and their details, performance, and Intel's new Evo Platform.

GPU Xe LP die size with 96 EU similar to Ice Lake
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Intel senior graphics fellow confirms

One of the great advantages of taking part at the virtual architecture day at Intel is the chance to chat with the speakers and learn a tad more. David Blythe, a senior fellow graphics architect behind the Xe LP design, as well as Gen 11 GPU, has shared a few interesting details about Xe LP.

Raja Koduri confirms Alder Lake
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Performance Hybrid with big and small cores

Intel showed a Lakefield prototype CPU at the Architecture Day on December 12, 2018, and it was a unique part. It had one big core-based CPU and four smaller Tremont 10nm cores on a special package codenamed Foveros. At the architecture day 2020, Raja Koduri confirmed the existence of performance hybrid codenamed Alder Lake.

Intel Technology Day - all announcements made
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SuperFin 10nm, high-end Xe graphics, new Core, Tiger lake, and more.

Technology Day online can work, and it did work well for Intel. Intel engineering team lead by Chief Architect Raja Koduri and Intel fellows have shown us an incredible amount of news wrapped around six pillars of technology innovation.

Do nanometers matter?
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Interesting marketing that works

I have been around to vividly remember 350 nm and the first Pentium and AMD K5/K6 processors, and since that time, I have tracked the microprocessors and GPU market. It went swiftly from 350 to 250nm and later to 180, 130, 90, 65, 45, 32nm, and 14nm. It took some ten significant geometry shrinking and power reductions to get to 10nm and even to get to 7nm. Apple, in collaboration with TSMC, is just months away from announcing 5nm chips, but the real question is, do nanometers matter?

Tiger Lake powered NUC in late 2020
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Hades Follow up / Panther Canyon

Hades Canyon was the Intel’s first and last attempt to use AMD Radeon graphics connected to its eight-generation Core processor, all in a 100W TDP small form factor package. Now Intel plans a successor to that machine in the later part of 2020.

The Aida 64 6.25 is out
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Speaks AVX-512 for Ice Lake server

Aida is one of the legendary tools / benchmarks that can answer the eternal question, which kind of a configuration can you have, without needing to open your computer or notebook?