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Intel Brand Tie-ins: New Avengers Packaging Gives You a New Box To Play With

When buying a new processor, what‘s the first thing to look for? Price? Performance? Frames per Second? The Box? Intel‘s new brand tie-in with Marvel‘s Avengers now seems official, according to the @IntelGraphics twitter handle. With the new special edition processors, users can look forward to a brightly painted box. Yes, that‘s pretty much it. Oooh, shiny shiny. Leaks have suggested that these new boxed processors will

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Intel Next-Gen 10-micron Stacking: Going 3D Beyond Foveros

One of the issues facing next-generation 3D stacking of chips is how to increase the density of the die-to-die interface. More connections means better data throughput, reducing latency and increasing bandwidth between two active areas of silicon that might be manufactured at different process nodes. There‘s also a consideration for power and thermal hotspots as well. Intel has been developing its own physical interconnect topologies, most

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Intel Alder Lake: Confirmed x86 Hybrid with Golden Cove and Gracemont for 2021

Following leaks is often a game of cat and mouse what is actually legitimate and what might not be. Traditionally AnandTech shies away from leaks for that very reason, and we prefer to have multiple sources that are saying the same thing, rather than addressing every potential rumor on the blogosphere. Nonetheless, hints towards a new product from Intel, Alder Lake, have been cropping up over the past few months, including getting a small menti

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Micron Spills on GDDR6X: PAM4 Signaling For Higher Rates, Coming to NVIDIA‘s RTX 3090

It would seem that Micron this morning has accidentally spilled the beans on the future of graphics card memory technologies and in the process outed one of NVIDIA‘s next-generation RTX video cards in the process. In a technical brief that was posted to their website, dubbed ‘The Demand for Ultra-Bandwidth Solutions‘, Micron detailed their portfolio of high-bandwidth memory technologies and the market needs for them. Included

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MMD and Phillips Launch the 279C9 27" Montior: FreeSync 4K IPS & USB Type-C

This week MMD and Phillips have unveiled its latest display in their ever-growing product range, the Phillips 279C9. A 27-inch monitor aimed squarely at content creators and professionals, the 279C9 is based around a 3840 x 2160 60 Hz IPS display and includes features such as a five-port USB hub (including a USB Type-C port), as well as DisplayHDR 400 certification. Digging into the monitors specifications, as is typical with most content-focus

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Samsung Announces "X-Cube" 3D TSV SRAM-Logic Die Stacking Technology

Yesterday, Samsung Electronics had announced a new 3D IC packaging technology called eXtended-Cube, or ‘X-Cube‘, allowing chip-stacking of SRAM dies on top of a base logic die through TSVs. Current TSV deployments in the industry mostly come in the form of stacking memory dies on top of a memory controller die in high-bandwidth-memory (HBM) modules that are then integrated with more complex packaging technologies, such as silicon in

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Intel Xe-HPC GPU Status Update: 4 Process Nodes Make 1 Accelerator

Continuing today‘s GPU news from Intel‘s Architecture Day presentation, on top of the Xe-LP architecture briefing and Xe-HPG reveal, the company has also offered a brief roadmap update for their flagship sever-level part, Xe-HPC. Better known by its codename of Ponte Vecchio, much to do has been made about Xe-HPC. The most complex of the Xe parts planned, it is also the cornerstone of the Intel-powered Aurora supercomputer. Xe-HPC i

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Intel Xe-HPC GPU Status Update: 4 Process Nodes Make 1 Chip

Continuing today‘s GPU news from Intel‘s Architecture Day presentation, on top of the Xe-LP architecture briefing and Xe-HPG reveal, the company has also offered a brief roadmap update for their flagship sever-level part, Xe-HPC. Better known by its codename of Ponte Vecchio, much to do has been made about Xe-HPC. The most complex of the Xe parts planned, it is also the cornerstone of the Intel-powered Aurora supercomputer. Xe-HPC i

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Intel‘s Xe-HPG GPU Unveiled: Built for Enthusiast Gamers, Built at a Third-Party Fab

Among the many announcements in today‘s Intel Architecture Day, Intel is also offering a major update to their GPU roadmap over the next 24 months. The Xe family, already jam-packed with Xe-LP, Xe-HP, and Xe-HPC parts, is now getting a fourth planned variant: Xe-HPG. Aimed directly at the enthusiast gamer market, this latest Xe variant will be Intel‘s most gaming-focused part yet, and the biggest step yet in Intel‘s plans to be

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Intel Previews 4-Layer 3D XPoint Memory For Second-Generation Optane SSDs

As part of Intels Architecture Day 2020 presentations, Raja Koduri spent a bit of time talking about the status of their Optane products. Most of it was a recapitulation of details Intel has previously shared. The two important Optane product updates planned for this year are the Barlow Pass second-generation Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules (DCPMM) and the Alder Stream second-generation Optane NVMe SSDs. Intel has been teasing their Alder

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The Intel Xe-LP GPU Architecture Deep Dive: Building Up The Next Generation

As part of today‘s Intel Architecture Day, Intel is devoting a good bit of its time to talking about the company‘s GPU architecture plans. Though not a shy spot for Intel, per-se, the company is still best known for its CPU cores, and the amount of marketing attention they‘ve put into the graphics side of their business has always been a bit weaker as a result. But, like so many other things at Intel, times are changing not on

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Intel‘s 11th Gen Core Tiger Lake SoC Detailed: SuperFin, Willow Cove and Xe-LP

At the start of the year, Intel ‘foolishly‘ handed me a wafer of its next generation Tiger Lake processors, as the moment it came into my hands I attempted to make a very quick exit. In my time with the wafer, we learned that this new 10nm laptop-focused processor had four cores, used Intel‘s next generation Xe graphics architecture, and would set the stage at the end of the year as the cornerstone of Intel‘s mobile proce

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Intel Suffers Apparent Data Breach, 20GB of IP and Documents Leaked on to Internet

Intel today became the apparent victim of a massive internal data breach, as roughly 20 GB of various Intel documents and tools have begun showing up in a data cache uploaded to the wider internet. With materials seemingly spanning over a decade, the breach reportedly includes everything from Intel presentation templates to BIOS code and debugging tools, and would represent one of the biggest intellectual property leaks from a chipmaker in years

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How to Save 6000 on a 28-core Flagship Intel Xeon: Platinum 8280 vs Gold 6258R

In February 2020, Intel launched eighteen new Xeon Scalable second generation processors. These mid-cycle additions to Intel‘s product portfolio were designed to bolder up Intel‘s server offerings on a very popular and very successful platform, adding in extra cores, extra frequency, or more cache than the previous offerings at roughly the same price. The goal of these ‘performance-oriented‘ processors was to address cust

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Microsoft Opens Pre-Orders for Surface Duo - US Only

Late last year in October, Microsoft had announced the Surface Duo, the company‘s first ever Android device and first-party smartphone (if you can call it that) release in years. What makes the Surface Duo special is its symmetric dual-screen nature and 360 hinge mechanism that allows the device to fold itself shut like a book to fully opening itself up with two opposing displays. Today Microsoft is finally making the Surface Duo availabl

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Best CPUs for Workstations: August 2020

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So weve got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data from our reviews. Our Best CPUs for Workstations guide mostly covers workstation processors available to consumers, although some server products cover both segments. As we have moved through 2020, there comes a time when the high-end desktop market slows down a bit and everyone can sit on s

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Samsung Display Announces First VRR Mobile Display - Inside Note20 Ultra

By now we‘ve become quite familiar with high refresh-rate displays in the mobile space, as the first pioneering 90Hz devices last year have now evolved into even faster refreshing 120Hz smartphones becoming the standard. Although all these devices provide augmented user experiences by providing extra smooth scrolling and gaming experiences, they all come with notable compromises when it comes to power efficiency and battery life. Today, S

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US Appeals Court Reverses Antitrust Ruling in FTC vs Qualcomm

It‘s been over three years since the United States FTC had charged Qualcomm with antitrust violations over cellular modem patents and business practices. That suit ultimately received a ruling in May of 2019 against Qualcomm, resulting in an injunction for Qualcomm to renegotiate its licensing agreements with its customers. Qualcomm had subsequently appealed the ruling, putting the order on hold, and today, a bit over a year later, the Nin

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Appeals Court Reverses Antirust Ruling in FTC vs Qualcomm

It‘s been over three years since the United States FTC had charged Qualcomm with antitrust violations over cellular modem patents and business practices, a suit which had received a ruling in May of 2019 in disfavour of Qualcomm and which resulted in an injunction for Qualcomm to renegotiate its licensing agreements with its customers. Qualcomm had subsequently appealed the ruling, putting the order on hold, and today, a year later, the ap

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MediaTek Announces T700 5G Modem Powering Intel PCs Successfully Certified

Last year, Intel and MediaTek had announced a partnership with the goal of developing a 5G modem that would be used in future next-generation PC platforms. The move followed Intels sale of their own cellular modem divison to Apple for 1B. Today, MediaTek and Intel are announcing the name of the modem, the MediaTek T700 modem, and that the product has passed important milestones in development, having finished the hardware design phase and havin

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GIGABYTE Updates 4-GPU 2U G242 Server with Rome and PCIe4 for Ampere

As we wait for the big server juggernaut to support PCIe 4.0, a number of OEMs are busy creating AMD EPYC versions to fill that demand for high-speed connectivity. To date there have been two main drivers for PCIe 4.0: high-bandwidth flash storage servers, and high performance CPU-to-GPU acceleration, as seen with the DGX A100. As the new Ampere GPUs roll out in PCIe form, OEMs are set to update their portfolio with new PCIe 4.0-enabled GPU comp

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The Next Step in SSD Evolution: NVMe Zoned Namespaces Explained

In June we saw an update to the NVMe standard. The update defines a software interface to assist in actually reading and writing to the drives in a way to which SSDs and NAND flash actually works.

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Update: NVIDIA Teases GeForce Presentation For September 1st - Ampere Inbound?

Update 8/11: A day later, NVIDIA has published a bit more information, clarifying their product teasing and announcement plans. It looks like NVIDIAs Twitter feed jumped the gun a bit, and the 21 day countdown is actually starting today, August 11th. Accordingly, NVIDIA has announced that they will be usher[ing] in a new era with a GeForce presentation on September 1st. Headed up (as always) by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang, this presentation will be

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NUVIA Phoenix Targets +40-50% ST Performance Over Zen 2 for Only 33% the Power

In November 2019, the company NUVIA broke out of stealth mode. Founded by former senior Apple and Google processor architects, John Bruno, Manu Gulati and Gerard Williams III, the company came crashing out of the gate with quite considerable goals to revamp the server market with an SoC that would provide ‘A step-function increase in compute performance and power efficiency‘. Today NUVIA is putting more data behind those goals.

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