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Intel readies ‘Ice Lake’ processors with integrated voltage regulator

Intel Corp. has cancelled release of its code-named “Cannonlake” processors and will introduce “Kaby Lake” chips instead in 2016. Intel’s first 10nm central processing units will be code-named “Ice Lake” and will be available only in 2017. Moreover, “Ice Lake” CPUs will re-introduce fully-integrated voltage regulator (FIVR). All Intel’s processors …

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Intel president Renée James, other execs to leave the company

Intel Corp. on Thursday announced major leadership changes at the company. Renée James, president of Intel, along with a number of other important executives, plan to leave the world’s No. 1 maker of microprocessors in the coming months. The execs to leave the company were, among other things, responsible for manufacturing …

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Intel quietly introduces faster semi-custom 18-core Xeon E7 processor

Intel Corp. has quietly introduced its highest-performing x86 server microprocessor to date. The chip features a number of unique capabilities, such as on-the-fly reconfiguration of core-count and frequency, and is currently available to Oracle and its server customers. The Intel Xeon E7-8895 v3 “Haswell-EX” central processing unit features 18 cores …

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ECS: We will not quit branded motherboard market

Elitegroup Computer Systems has once again denied plans to stop making own-brand mainboards for the DIY [do-it-yourself] market. This is the second time this year when the company makes such denial. “We [ECS] feel regret to learn the untrue report from DigiTimes,” said Sunny Yang, the president of ECS, in …

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Intel’s ‘Kaby Lake’ to succeed ‘Skylake’ next year

Intel Corp. has changed its roadmap once again and delayed its code-named “Cannonlake” processors to an unknown date. Next year the company will introduce “Kaby Lake” processors made using 14nm FinFET process technology. Intel’s “Kaby Lake” processors will feature two or four cores, a new generation integrated graphics engine, a …

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Intel to aggressively increase shipments of solid-state drives

Intel Corp. produces very advanced solid-state drives for various applications, but its market share is below 10 per cent. A media report claims that Intel plans to significantly boost shipments of its SSDs in the future and will significantly increase market share next year. According to TrendFocus, Samsung Electronics controlled …

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Samsung drops prices of DDR4 memory to gain market share

DDR4 memory is yet to become mainstream DRAM technology, but Samsung Electronics is reportedly reducing prices of its DDR4 chips in a bid to gain market share. Samsung’s actions may trigger further drops of memory pricing in the future. At present DDR4 memory is used only by high-end desktop as …

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Launch date of Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K ‘Skylake-S’ revealed

Intel Corp. will officially unveil its next-generation mainstream microprocessors for enthusiasts in early August at the Gamescom trade-show. The introduction of the code-named “Skylake-S” microprocessors at a games conference will emphasize that the new chips are designed primarily for systems used to play video games. Intel intends to formally unveil …

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Intel Core i7-6700K ‘Skylake’ de-lidded: small die and NGPTIM found

Although Intel Corp.’s upcoming Core i7-6700K “Skylake-S” chip will likely become overclockers’ new darling, it looks like it will have the same drawback as currently available mainstream microprocessors with unlocked multiplier: inefficient internal thermal interface. As reported, Intel Corp. started to ship production ready full-speed engineering samples of its next-generation …

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G.Skill’s DDR4 memory hits 4.43GHz clock-rate

G.Skill this week announced that an overclocker has managed to push its 4GB DDR4 memory module to 4.43GHz, a new world record for this memory type. The overclocker used current-generation high-end desktop platform, so it is possible to expect that later this year this record will be beaten. Nick Shih, …

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Wistron produces £99 media tablet for Tesco

Wistron, a leading contract maker of consumer electronics from Taiwan, has landed orders to produce Hudl 2 media tablets for Tesco, according to a media report. The device is already available in the U.K. The Tesco Hudl 2 media tablet features 8.3” high-definition display, it is based on quad-core Intel …

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Intel preps ‘Apollo Lake’ CPUs with ‘Goldmont’ cores, Gen9 graphics

Intel Corp. is working on its next-generation low-cost microprocessors for desktop and laptop computers. Code-named “Apollo Lake”, the new central processing units will be based on a new micro-architecture and will feature an all-new graphics processing unit. Intel’s upcoming “Apollo Lake” processors will be powered by the company’s next-generation micro-architecture …

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Gigabyte details premium Z170 platforms: DDR4, 32Gb/s M.2, 16Gb/s SATAe, Thunderbolt 3

Gigabyte Technology at Computex revealed details about its upcoming premium mainboards based on the Intel Z170 core-logic designed for the Intel’s “Skylake” microprocessors. As expected, the new motherboards will provide rather extreme capabilities when it comes to overclocking, multi-GPU and high-performance storage. Gigabyte’s premium Intel Z170-based motherboards for LGA1151 microprocessors …

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