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Intel Will Bring Additional Facilities Online to Improve Coffee Lake Shipments

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Intel’s Coffee Lake launched six weeks ago, but finding the chips online has sometimes been challenging. Prices have consistently hovered above MSRP and availability hasn’t been 100 percent. That’s unfortunate — the Core i7-8700K is the best mainstream desktop CPU available in-market today — and it’s a situation Intel is moving to address. Intel is moving to test the 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs at Chengdu, China. The facility is certified under Intel’s Copy Exactly ...

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Micron Launches New NAND-based DIMMs, Intel Announces Optane DIMMs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s been a busy week for non-volatile memory storage, with major announcements from both Micron and Intel. First up there’s Micron, with a major announcement in NVDIMMs. Before we hit it, a quick refresher: There are three NVDIMM (Non-Volatile DIMM) storage standards, though only two are available today. NVDIMM-F is a DIMM built with NAND instead of DRAM — DRAM buffers are installed in separate physical DIMM slots. NVDIMM-F is lower power than traditional memory, ...

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Early Qualcomm Server CPU Benchmarks Could Mean Big Trouble for Intel

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the past six years, Intel has adroitly retaken and defended its data center business from all challengers. AMD was never able to win significant share for its Bulldozer and Piledriver families, and while companies like Calxeda intended to challenge Intel in high-density servers, such battles never materialized. AMD’s Epyc servers may take market share from Intel over the longer term, but AMD has repeatedly said that it’s ramping Epyc slowly through the end of ...

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Intel Kills Knights Hill, Will Launch Xeon Phi Architecture for Exascale Computing

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In 2006, Intel decided to build a new GPU architecture, codenamed Larrabee. It didn’t work, so Intel decided to re-spin it as a manycore architecture dubbed Knights Ferry. While the first KNF processors were prototypes with literal GPU silicon still bolted on-die, follow-up chips like Knights Corner switched to a modified Pentium (P54C) architecture with x86 ISA support, 4-way SMT, and up to 1.2TFLOPS of double-precision performance. The Knights Landing architecture updated the CPU core ...

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Intel Teams Up With AMD to Build Radeon Graphics on Core Chips

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nearly a year ago, news broke that AMD and Intel might collaborate on a GPU. Both companies wasted no time denying the story, with Intel firmly slamming its foot down on the “No, we aren’t,” side of the business. And, of course, that means they absolutely are. Intel has announced the new GPU “brings together our high-performing Intel Core H-series processor, second generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) and a custom-to-Intel third-party discrete graphics chip from ...

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Leaked Benchmarks Show AMD’s Raven Ridge Offering Much Stronger Performance Against Intel

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. 2017 has been the best year for AMD since at least 2009-2010 and arguably the best for over a decade. The Ryzen CPU family has forced Intel to make significant adjustments to its own product stack, but so far, these changes have been confined to the desktop side of the market. Leaked benchmarks purportedly from an AMD Raven Ridge APU suggest the new CPU core is a vast improvement over Carrizo, though there are a ...

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Intel May Deploy AVX-512 in Upcoming 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Intel launched Skylake-SP (aka the Core X-series) earlier this year, one of the major features of the product family, in addition to a revamped L2 cache structure, was its support for Intel’s latest SIMD instruction set, AVX-512. AVX-512 has previously been reserved for Intel’s HPC (High-Performance Computing) Knights Landing. But Intel launched it as a feature in some of its Xeon Scalable Processors and the Skylake-SP-derived Core i9 and Core i7 CPUs launched earlier ...

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ET Deals: Dell PowerEdge T30 Intel Xeon E3-1225 Quad-Core Server for $329

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you’re in the market for an affordable tower server, today’s sale from Dell will definitely catch your eye. For a limited time, you can grab this quad-core PowerEdge T30 mini tower server at an astounding 52% discount. • Dell PowerEdge T30 Intel Xeon E3-1225 Quad-Core Server for $ 329 (List price: 329#T30) Inside, this server sports a Skylake quad-core 3.3GHz Intel Xeon Processor E3-1225 v5, integrated Intel HD Graphics P530, 8GB of UDIMM RAM ...

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Intel Announces ‘Nervana’ Neural Network Processor

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Science-fiction authors and modern technology mega-corporations agree on one thing–artificial intelligence is the future. Everyone from Google to Facebook is designing artificial neural networks to tackle big problems like computer vision and speech synthesis. Most of these projects are using existing computer hardware, but Intel has something big on the way. The chip maker has announced the first dedicated neural network processor, the Intel Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP). A neural network is designed to ...

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Intel Core i5 vs. Core i7: Which Processor Should You Buy?

Whether you’re building your next PC or shopping for a new computer online, one of the questions that comes up from time to time is whether the Intel Core i5 or Core i7 is a better bargain. The short answer, “It depends,” isn’t all that helpful, so we’ve broken the data out in more detail and for both mobile and desktop processors. Intel’s 8th generation CPU launch and its decision to increase the core counts it offers in all three product families make this a particularly good time to revisit ...

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