Rolls-Royce revealed its plans to deploy autonomous ships back in 2016, outlining its strategy and a general overview of how the vessels would work. Now, the ship designer — Rolls-Royce for shipping and Rolls-Royce the luxury automaker are separate…
Enlarge / A Kaby Lake refresh die. (credit: Intel) Intel has launched its latest mobile processors: six new chips designed for Ultrabooks and other thin-and-light systems. Three 15W U-series chips are codenamed Whiskey Lake, and another three 5W Y-series parts are codenamed Amber Lake. Model Cores/Threads Clock base/boost/GHz Level 3 cache/MB TDP/W DDR4/MHz LPDDR3/MHz Whiskey Lake […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
No, they won’t be hidden in chocolate bars.
A look at new CPUs, multiscreen PC prototypes and laptop screens that use less power.
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…
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 […]