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Intel Teases New Gamer-Friendly Graphics UI

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Not everyone needs the latest and greatest discrete graphics card, which is something Intel appears to have realized with many eSports titles running perfectly fine on their integreated graphics.

Intel Takes Steps to Enable Thunderbolt 3 Everywhere, Releases Protocol

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Intel is well on its way to making the innovation delivered with Thunderbolt 3 available to everyone. Today, Intel announced that it contributed the Intel Thunderbolt protocol specification to the USB Promoter Group, enabling other chip makers to build Thunderbolt compatible silicon, royalty-free. In addition, the USB Promoter Group announced the pending release of the USB4 specification, based on the Thunderbolt protocol. The convergence of the underlying Thunderbolt and USB protocols will increase compatibility among USB Type-C connector-based products, simplifying how people connect their devices.

AOC Joins Intel Extreme Masters Katowice

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AOC invites all fans to join them at IEM Katowice at the renowned Spodek Arena from March 1-3. The display specialist will be host to diverse activities and feature their brand new model AGON AG273QCG, the fastest 240 Hz monitor in the AOC gaming line-up, the AGON AG251FZ and last but not least their recent AOC G2590PX/G2 Signature Edition gaming monitor presented by the G2 Esports CS:GO team, which will be on site for the CS:GO-Major. All the action will take place at the Alsen booth in the International Congress Centre.

Intel Releases First 4.0 GHz Pentium, Several Other Entry Level SKUs

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Back in the NetBurst days, the Pentium family of processors reached their highest clock speed to date with various SKUs of the Pentium 4 running at 3.8 GHz. At the time there were plans for a 4.0 GHz model, but it was cancelled and Intel moved to the Core family instead. Since then, there have been many Intel CPUs that have run at or above 4.0 GHz, but none have carried the Pentium name until now.

EKWB Co-Develops a Heatsink for the Intel Optane 905P M.2 SSD

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EK Water Blocks, the premium computer cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing a passive heatsink for the M.2 version of the Intel Optane 905P NVMe SSD. The passive heatsink ensures lower operating temperatures which expands the lifespan and improves the sustained performance of the drive. It ensures that the Intel Optane 905P NVMe SSD operates at its maximum possible performance by preventing thermal throttling during heavy workload cycles.

Intel Core i9-9990XE Sacrifices Cores For Higher Frequencies, Benchmarks Inside

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The Core i9-9990XE is an interesting processor given that the name would have one expecting it to have the same core count as the Core i9-9980XE while being a step ahead in terms of clock speed. That is not the case, however.

Intel Names Robert Swan CEO

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Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has named Robert (Bob) Swan as chief executive officer. Swan, 58, who has been serving as Intel’s interim CEO for seven months and as chief financial officer since 2016, is the seventh CEO in Intel’s 50-year history. Swan has also been elected to Intel’s board of directors.

Introducing the EVGA Z390 DARK – Revolutionary Design

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The power of the DARK side of EVGA’s Z390 motherboards is now available! After setting the bar with the X299 DARK, EVGA went back to work to design the next generation of motherboards designed exclusively for the world’s top overclockers… or those looking to become one of the world’s top overclockers. No effort was spared to improve the power design, layout, or features of the Z390 DARK.

Intel to Enter Discrete Graphics Market with Intel Xᵉ

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For quite some time (years, in fact), Intel has been making noise about entering the discrete graphics cards market. The first talk about the move was with Project “Larrabee” which was due to be released in 2010, but almost a decade later we still don’t have anything to challenge AMD and NVIDIA. Intel Xᵉ is set to change that, and bring a third party into the mix to disrupt the current duopoly.

AMD Outselling Intel Two to One in Germany

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The brilliant value for money presented by Ryzen 2 CPUs as well as the worldwide shortage of Intel CPUs has possibly been one of the best things to happen to AMD in recent time, with German retailer MindFactory.de showing AMD CPUs outselling Intel CPUs at a ratio of two to one in November.

BIOSTAR Gets Ready for 2019 Gaming Products

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BIOSTAR, a leader in gaming motherboards, graphics cards and SSDs, kicks off its 2019 gaming strategy with products and channel activities starting now. With the popularity of BIOSTAR’s Intel and AMD platform solutions and newly introduced M.2 NVMe SSDs, BIOSTAR is poised to increase its share in gaming with aggressive products and activities for the coming year. BIOSTAR attended G-Star Game Show in Korea for the first time during November 15-18. Gaming systems used during the PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS live tournament on the main stage of the emTek booth were powered by BIOSTAR RACING X470GT8 motherboards. Renowned Korean Overclocker and PC builder also built an amazing system using the RACING X470GT8 and InWin WINBOT, which captured the imagination of visitors.

Hardware Overstocking Woes Likely to Extend Deep into 2019

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The other day I posted an article (this one here) about the delaying of the RTX 2060 from NVidia due to excessive stock of the older GTX 1060 cards still being on hand. Well, it turns out it’s affecting many manufacturers, with hardware across the spectrum.

Intel Unveils the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 at Intel AI Devcon Beijing for Building Smarter AI Edge Devices

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Intel is hosting its first artificial intelligence (AI) developer conference in Beijing on Nov. 14 and 15. The company kicked off the event with the introduction of the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 (Intel NCS 2) designed to build smarter AI algorithms and for prototyping computer vision at the network edge. Based on the Intel Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU) and supported by the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit, the Intel NCS 2 affordably speeds the development of deep neural networks inference applications while delivering a performance boost over the previous generation neural compute stick. The Intel NCS 2 enables deep neural network testing, tuning and prototyping, so developers can go from prototyping into production leveraging a range of Intel vision accelerator form factors in real-world applications.

Intel Drafts Model Legislation to Spur Data Privacy Discussion

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Intel Corporation released model legislation designed to inform policymakers and spur discussion on personal data privacy. Prompted by the rapid rise of new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), Intel’s model bill is open for review and comment from privacy experts and the public on an interactive website. The bill’s language and comments received should provide useful insight for those interested in meaningful data privacy legislation.

Intel Shows Cascade Lake Advanced Performance With up to 48 Cores

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Intel today announced two new members of its Intel Xeon processor portfolio: Cascade Lake advanced performance (expected to be released the first half of 2019) and the Intel Xeon E-2100 processor for entry-level servers (general availability today). These two new product families build upon Intel’s foundation of 20 years of Intel Xeon platform leadership and give customers even more flexibility to pick the right solution for their needs.

Intel Ice Lake Architecture to Offer Larger Caches

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Intel’s upcoming CPU microarchitecture, Ice Lake, is the 10nm successor to Coffee Lake and expected to launch in 2020. In many ways it will be identical to Coffee Lake, but one key difference is both the L1 data cache and L2 cache have been bumped up in size.

Nein, Intel

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It’s the dawning of a new era. Intel’s new core 9th generation processors are set to be released and with it the beginning of true computing power… for some. I mean c’mon, 8 cores and 16 threads, a sure way to kick AMD in the nuts at the start line with clock speeds that could make Barry Allen jealous, what more could an Intel fanboy want? Well here are my thoughts on the release of Intel’s 9th generation chips. WARNING: Kids cover your ears because it’s about to get dirty.

Intel Also Announces Seven New Intel Core X-Series Processors

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Intel also announced seven (i7-9800X, i9-9820X, i9-9900X, i9-9920X, i9-9940X, i9-9960X and i9-9980XE) new Intel Core X-series processors for Intel’s most scalable desktop platform with a variety of core counts and I/O capabilities, as well as details on the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor. Designed with high frequencies and platform features for both lightly threaded and heavily threaded workloads, these processors are designed to handle the most demanding tasks and applications. Both products are built on the Intel Mesh Architecture, which increases memory and I/O bandwidth, while decreasing latency – a critical need for the demanding workloads of creators and experts.

Intel Announces World’s Best Gaming Processor: New 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K

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Intel today announced the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K, the world’s best gaming processor, and said preorders for the new processor would begin today. The announcement was made as part of a series of new desktop processor introductions that will enable amazing performance and platform features to meet a range of consumer needs from gaming to content creation. New processors introduced today include the first 9th Gen Intel Core processors, new Intel Core X-series processors and the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor.

Intel Manufacturing Facilities Run 365 Days a Year

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Margaret Henschel, one of the more than 50,000 Intel employees in the United States, moves through Fab 32, a high-volume manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona. Intel Corporation’s U.S. manufacturing and research and development facilities are in Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico. They operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Intel Adds to Portfolio of FPGA Programmable Acceleration Cards to Speed Up Data Center Computing

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Intel today extended its field programmable gate array (FPGA) acceleration platform portfolio with the addition of the new Intel Programmable Acceleration Card (PAC) with Intel Stratix 10 SX FPGA, Intel’s most powerful FPGA. This high-bandwidth card leverages the Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon CPU with FPGAs, providing data center developers a robust platform to deploy FPGA-based accelerated workloads. Hewlett Packard Enterprise* will be the first OEM to incorporate the Intel PAC with Stratix 10 SX FPGA along with the Intel Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon Scalable processor with FPGAs into its server offering.

Intel Targets 5G Infrastructure with Latest Silicon Photonics Technology

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Intel today announced details on the expansion of its portfolio of 100G silicon photonics transceivers beyond the data center and into the network edge. At the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Rome, Intel unveiled specifics on new silicon photonics products that are optimized to accelerate the movement of massive amounts of data being generated by new 5G use cases and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The latest 100G silicon photonics transceivers are optimized to meet the bandwidth requirements of next-generation communications infrastructure while withstanding harsh environmental conditions.

What We Know About the Intel Core i9-9900K

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Today we take a look at the specs, price, performance, and everything else we know so far about an upcoming processor. Intel has taken the opportunity to stick the Core i9 Name onto one of its fastest chips yet again – say hello to the Core i9-9900K.