Subject: General Tech | January 9, 2019 - 12:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Intel, 10nm, Sunny Cove, Project Athena, ice lake
If physically imposing 7nm chips aren't your thing, Intel did present their keynote yesterday which partially focused on their upcoming 10nm chips but once again included a refresh of your Coffee. As far as actual products go, they announced a half dozen chips with a new suffix , i9-9900KF, i7-9700KF, i5-9600KF, i5-9400, i5-9400F and i3-9350KF. The K still indicates the chip can be overclocked while the F indicates a lack of a working GPU on the die.
Ars Technica also posted what they could glean about Project Athena, Intel's new proposed standard for laptops, simlar to the highly successful and not at all self contradictory Ultrabook standard from years back.
"This year's presentation was very different. The company's 10nm process is finally due to achieve volume production this year, and late last year the company told us that 10nm was bringing with it a new architecture named Sunny Cove, a new, much faster GPU, and new manufacturing techniques with 3D die stacking."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Double denim? Ha! Now you can go triple denim with Seagate's hipster portable drive range @ The Register
- Samsung Phone Users Perturbed To Find They Can't Delete Facebook @ Slashdot
- Big cable trolls big mobile with '10G' trademark application @ The Register
- 2FA bypassing tool Modlishka is on GitHub for all to use @ The Inquirer
- Canada's Bell Telecommunications Company Wants Permission To Gather, Track Customer Data @ Slashdot
- Feeling a bit gassy? Toshiba floats 16TB helium whopper @ The Register
Subject: Processors | August 8, 2018 - 07:39 PM | Ken Addison
Tagged: xeon, intel DL boost, Intel, ice lake, dcg, data centric, cooper lake, cascade lake
Today at Intel's Data Center Group's Data-Centric Innovation Summit, they provided a peek into the future of Xeon processors.
Coming later this year are the oft-rumored Cascade Lake Xeons. In addition to supporting Optane DC Persistent memory, Cascade Lake will offer hardware-based mitigations for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.
Intel Deep Learning Boost will also make its first appearance in the Cascade Lake products. In its first iteration, DL Boost will provide a vector neural network instruction set (VNNI) based on AVX-512 for faster inference acceleration. Intel is working to add VNNI to industry standard deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow and Caffe.
Next, in late 2019, we have the Cooper Lake architecture. Still based on 14nm technology, Cooper Lake will expand upon Intel DL Boost and add support for the BFloat16 data type, which provides the same level of precision as double precision (32-bit) floating points, but in a smaller (16-bit) data size.
In 2020, after Cooper Lake, comes Ice Lake – the first 10nm-based Xeon. While details are sparse about what improvements Ice Lake will bring architecturally, Intel has said that it will be compatible with Cooper Lake platforms, giving users an upgrade path.
Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2017 - 11:24 AM | Alex Lustenberg
Tagged: vulkan, vlan, video, samsung galaxy note 8, rx vega, podcast, Linksys WRT32x, kaby lake, Intel, ice lake, htc vive, ECS, Core, asus zenphone 4, acer predator z271t
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Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2017 - 01:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: rumours, Intel, ice lake, coffee lake, 9th generation core
It's Friday so why not engage in some speculation with us about Intel's upcoming new chips? We will start off by confusing the issue with a post detailing Intel's naming conventions that The Inquirer found. It would seem that not only is the "Ice Lake processor family is a successor to the 8th generation Intel Core processor family" but it is also described as an "“8th generation Intel Core Processor Family” and available only to early access users. One can only hope that there is a typo in Intel's decoder ring as the current naming schemes are already confusing enough between AMD and Intel without adding more levels of complexity.
That makes the above a little more interesting than unannounced low power parts usually are. AnandTech recently learned of these two new families of 8th gen chips, the i7-8xxx and i5-8xxx, both of which offer double the amount of cores as their 7th gen processors. The base frequencies are lower than the previous generation, perhaps to remain inside the 15W TDP with double the amount of cores, with the turbo frequencies remaining a mystery for now. With the aforementioned confusion, it is possible these could be Ice Lake based, though it is far more likely that they are indeed caffeinated instead.
The final rumour for you to look at this morning is the above screenshot from Chiphell. You will need to zoom and enhance to get the full story, however there are some interesting reveals in the legible parts of the slide. Enjoy.
"More news from Intel this morning, this time published directly on their website. With the upcoming announcement of the 8th Generation Core next week to which Intel has already posted teasers to the media, it would seem that someone at Intel decided to add processor details and pricing into Intel’s official Price List today."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- The Top 5 Worst CPUs of All Time @ [H]ard|OCP
- Nvidia Quadro vDWS brings greater flexibility to virtualized pro graphics @ The Tech Report
- Secret Chips in Replacement Parts Can Completely Hijack Your Phone's Security @ Slashdot
- LG hit with WannaCry after failing to apply security patches @ The Inquirer
- Agh! My eyes! Skype redesign arrives on the desktop for Windows 10 Insiders @ The Inquirer
- Rowhammer RAM attack adapted to hit flash storage @ The Register
- Making money is so DRAM easy for some memory-flingers @ The Register
- Dilution of Whisky -- the Molecular Perspective @ Slashdot