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Intel says not to expect mainstream 10nm chips until 2H19
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Lenovo IdeaPad 330, the sole system with Intel’s sole 10nm processor. (credit: Lenovo) Intel has set a concrete deadline for when it’ll finally have processors built on a 10nm process in the mainstream market: holiday season 2019. While the company’s 14nm manufacturing process is working well, with multiple revisions to improve performance or reduce power […]

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Leaked benchmarks show Intel is dropping hyperthreading from i7 chips
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Enlarge / An 8th generation Coffee Lake processor. (credit: Mark Walton) While Intel’s naming scheme for its processors is often best described as “obtuse,” there have been some patterns that the company seemed to follow. For desktop processors, the i7 branding denotes chips with hyperthreading enabled, running two threads on each core. i5-branded parts had […]

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Microsoft Quietly Cuts Off Windows 7 Support For Older Intel Computers
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An anonymous reader shares a report: If your PC doesn’t run Streaming Single Instructions Multiple Data (SIMD) Extensions 2, you apparently won’t be getting any more Win7 patches. At least, that’s what I infer from some clandestine Knowledge Base documentation changes made in the past few days. Even though Microsoft says it’s supporting Win7 until […]

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Intel is giving away 8,000 retro-inspired Core i7-8086 chips     – CNET
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No, they won’t be hidden in chocolate bars.

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Intel promises more powerful, longer-running PCs at Computex     – CNET
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A look at new CPUs, multiscreen PC prototypes and laptop screens that use less power.

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Intel will launch a 28-core 5GHz CPU by the end of the year
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Intel's 18-core i9 CPU is still impressive, but that's last year's news. Today at Computex, Intel SVP Gregory Bryant demoed a 28-core processor running at 5GHz. It's the first time we've seen a single socket desktop CPU cram in that many cores, and i…

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Intel at last announces Optane memory: DDR4 that never forgets
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Enlarge / A stick of Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory. (credit: Intel) Ever since Intel and Micron announced 3D XPoint memory in 2015, the world has been waiting for the companies to use it to build memory sticks. 3D XPoint blends the properties of flash storage and DRAM memory. Like flash, it’s persistent, retaining its […]

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Microsoft blocks Windows 10 April 2018 update to some Intel SSDs
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Enlarge / Intel SSD 600p. (credit: Intel) The April 2018 update for Windows 10 is now being blocked from installing on systems with certain Intel SSDs. With the update installed, systems with the Intel SSD 600p Series and Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series devices seem to crash repeatedly during startup. The problem appears to be […]

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Intel reportedly shutting down its smart glasses group     – CNET
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Chip giant is closing down its new devices group, maker of fitness trackers and smart glasses, according to The Information.

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