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Ryan Reynolds with the Surface Neo. (Image source: Netflix via @tomwarren)

Surface Neo prototypes appear in hands-on images and in new Netflix film

The Surface Neo may have never made it to market, but it has made a cameo in Red Notice, a new movie starring Ryan Reynolds, The Rock and Gal Gadot. The cancelled device has also leaked in several hands-on photos showcasing the Su...
Alex Alderson, 16 Nov 2021 00:38
Intel Meteor Lake test package based on Foveros 3D stacking technology. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel details new process innovations and node names, Alder Lake 10 nm Enhanced SuperFin is now Intel 7; Intel 20A is the 2 nm process for 2024

During the Intel Accelerated event, the company said that it will be moving to a more streamlined process nomenclature starting with Alder Lake, which will be part of Intel 7 followed by Intel 4 Meteor Lake in 2022/23. Intel also ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 27 Jul 2021 02:07
Intel Lakefield processors offered worse battery life and performance than competing chips. (Image source: Lakefield)

Intel Lakefield Hybrid processors discontinued a year after their launch; Comet Lake-U and Ice Lake-U retired too

Intel has discontinued Comet Lake-U, Ice Lake-U and Lakefield Hybrid processors. Final shipments of these processors will occur in April 2022, but their discontinuation begins now. Intel only launched its Lakefield Hybrid processo...
Alex Alderson, 07 Jul 2021 20:13
The ThinkPad X1 Fold has a foldable OLED touchscreen, but it's no fun in everyday use

The ThinkPad X1 Fold has a foldable OLED touchscreen, but it's no fun in everyday use

The concept of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is innovative, but neither the hardware nor the software are ready for a foldable convertible. Our review reveals even further problems, and above all, the X1 Fold is simply not fun to us...
Andreas Osthoff, 04 Apr 2021 02:31
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold laptop in review: Revolutionary or overpriced experiment?

78% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold laptop in review: Revolutionary or overpriced experiment?

Foldable OLED tablet. With the ThinkPad X1 Fold, Lenovo presents the first laptop with a foldable OLED panel. However, it has to deal with many limitations in everyday use. We want to find out whether the X1 Fold justifies the high price or whether you should rather avoid the technology experiment.
Intel Core i5-L16G7 | Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU) | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, 02 Apr 2021 02:03
Alder Lake should make an official appearance in the latter half of 2021. (Image source: Intel)

16-core Alder Lake-S processor from Intel "hits" 17.6 GHz on Geekbench but it's an engineering sample so no liquid nitrogen cooling system required

An interesting 16-core Alder Lake processor from Intel has been spotted on Geekbench revealing some of its secrets, including the fact that it can utilize 24 threads and has a surprisingly low base clock. However, the Alder Lake-S...
Daniel R Deakin, 29 Dec 2020 23:54
More cores - bigger CPUs (Image Source: Videocardz)

Leaked Intel Alder Lake-S picture shows the size difference between LGA1700 and LGA1200 CPUs

The Alder Lake-S chips would get 6 more cores over the current Comet Lake-S models, and the difference in size reflects this to some extent. However, the bigger chips also require a new socket, so Comet Lake-S users will be forced...
Bogdan Solca, 15 Oct 2020 16:16
Alder Lake-P and Alder Lake-S will bring support for DDR5, PCIe Gen5, Wi-Fi 6E, and new security extensions. (Image Source: Intel)

Exclusive | Intel Tiger Lake-H, Alder Lake-P and Alder Lake-S detailed: Alder Lake to offer up to 8C/16T configs with Xe LP, DDR5-4400 RAM, Wi-Fi 6E, and PCIe Gen5 support

We have received exclusive information from our OEM sources about upcoming Intel Tiger Lake-H, Alder Lake-P, and Alder Lake-S processors. While Tiger Lake-H will be based on Willow Cove, Alder Lake-P and S will feature a hybrid Go...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 03 Oct 2020 20:10
Asus ScreenPad 2.0 is so much better than before, but it could still use some work (Image source: Asus)

Asus ScreenPad 2.0 is so much better than before, but it could still use some work

Asus' integrated clickpad/touchscreen hybrid works well at smaller resolutions or for dragging windows back and forth between the main display. If you don't have an external mouse, however, it might be more trouble than its worth.
Allen Ngo, 25 Sep 2020 00:34
AMD could be offering hybrid CPUs as well in the near future. (Image Source: Guru3D)

AMD could join ARM and Intel with its own big.LITTLE-esque hybrid CPU design

A patent describing AMD's approaches to a hybrid ISA solution for low power computing has come to light recently. AMD could be taking a cue from ARM's big.LITTLE approach and Intel's hybrid ISA implementation in Lakefield and the ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 14 Aug 2020 15:51
Tiger Lake's Willow Cove architecture promises higher frequencies at relatively lower voltages. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel details the Willow Cove architecture in Tiger Lake: SuperFin transistors and better VF curves along with an official introduction to Alder Lake

On the occasion of Architecture Day, Intel delved into the underpinnings of the Willow Cove architecture that is set to debut with the Tiger Lake CPUs next month. Willow Cove will use Intel's new SuperFin process technology and wi...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 13 Aug 2020 15:14
New Intel logos have been spotted. (Image: Intel)

Intel registers new "Intel Evo Powered by Core", other refreshed logos

Intel looks set for an upcoming round of rebranding for at least some, if not all, of its consumer facing chips. New listings in the Justia Trademarks database have been spotted showing the news designs including an intriguing new...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 31 Jul 2020 11:19
Intel has parted ways with its chief engineering officer, Dr Venkata (Murthy) Renduchinatala. (Image: Intel)

Intel's hardware chief exits following ongoing die shrink woes

Intel has parted ways with its chief engineering officer, Dr Venkata (Murthy) Renduchinatala. The executive will be leaving the company on August 3 with his departure following the recent announcement that the company won’t be shi...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 28 Jul 2020 13:01
The Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Books S both run very similar Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM-based chipsets. (Image: Notebookcheck)

Apple veteran says Windows PC OEMs have no option but to drop Intel x86 for ARM

Apple’s one-time head of Mac development, Jean-Louis Gassée, has posted a blog arguing that it seems inevitable that PC makers will have to switch to ARM-based designs. However, it will require Microsoft to do a lot better with Wi...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 14 Jul 2020 14:24
Intel is now rumored to bring variable cores to the desktop. (Source: Intel)

Intel will bring Hybrid Technology to the desktop with Alder Lake-S: new leak

Alder Lake is a code-name for Intel CPUs currently slated to come after their Rocket Lake counterparts. These processors' rumors allege a number of notable features, not the least of which is their 10 nanometer (nm) nature, new so...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 14 Jul 2020 00:01
Samsung Galaxy Book S with the Lakefield processor is too expensive

Samsung Galaxy Book S with the Lakefield processor is too expensive

The new Lakefield processor transforms the Galaxy Book S into a "regular" laptop, but the performance is much lower compared to the rivals. The only advantage is the passive cooling solution, but this hardly justifies the high ret...
Andreas Osthoff, 13 Jul 2020 14:44
Samsung Galaxy Book S Laptop Review: Lakefield with initial problems

85% Samsung Galaxy Book S Laptop Review: Lakefield with initial problems

Brighter display. Samsung now also offers its compact Galaxy Book S with an Intel processor. Compared to the ARM model, you get better compatibility with apps, but in return there is no LTE modem and the battery runtimes are also shorter. We checked if there are any other differences between the two models.
Intel Core i5-L16G7 | Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU) | 13.30" | 940 g
Andreas Osthoff, 11 Jul 2020 00:26
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel Lakefield

First Impressions: Samsung's Galaxy Book S Lakefield is here - Almost 75% brighter thanks to outdoor mode

After we have reviewed the Galaxy Book S with the Snapdragon ARM processor, we now have a sample of Samsung's compact laptop with Intel's Lakefield hybrid processor. In addition to the processor, there are also additional changes, including a much brighter display. Here are our first impressions.
Andreas Osthoff, 26 Jun 2020 17:40
Exclusive: First benchmarks of Intel's Lakefield Hybrid CPU - Innovative or unnecessary?

Exclusive: First benchmarks of Intel's Lakefield Hybrid CPU - Innovative or unnecessary?

The Samsung Galaxy Book S with Intel's new Lakefield Hybrid processor has arrived in our office. We have first benchmark results for the new hybrid CPU.
Andreas Osthoff, 26 Jun 2020 12:05
Intel and OEMs have killed undervolting and there is little that you can do about it. (Image source: Dell, Plundervolt & Microsoft)

Intel and OEMs have killed undervolting and there is little that you can do about it

Undervolting is dead. Worse still, OEMs are killing the functionality on older machines too. Undervolting is no longer possible on recent Dell XPS laptops, for example, nor on the Surface Laptop 3 or Surface Pro 7.
Alex Alderson, 24 Jun 2020 14:41
'Father of the iPod', Tony Fadell expects long lasting ARM-based MacBooks. (Image: Nest/Google)

Exclusive: Apple legend Tony Fadell responds to ARM-based Mac transition, will lead to longer lasting MacBooks, accelerate innovation

Apple legend Tony Fadell is known as the ‘Father of the iPod’, but he is also right at the heart of Apple’s decision to use ARM-based chips in the iPhone. Responding to my tweet a short while ago, Fadell revealed that he is thrilled for what it means for Apple innovation and MacBooks moving forward.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 24 Jun 2020 12:21
Intel and LEGO team up to help visualize what makes Lakefield so special

Intel and LEGO team up to help visualize what makes Lakefield so special

Build your own processors at home and learn what makes them tick... sort of. Through a unique marketing approach, this small Lego set shows exactly what each chiplet layer is responsible for and how Lakefield differs from traditio...
Allen Ngo, 12 Jun 2020 09:29
The Galaxy Book S is one of the first laptops to feature an Intel Lakefield processor. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Book S: Intel Lakefield models to start shipping from July 3

Samsung will start shipping the Intel Lakefield version of the Galaxy Book S from next month. Powered by a Core i5-L16G7 processor, the x86-based machine will be available in two colours and up to 512 GB of storage.
Alex Alderson, 10 Jun 2020 20:14
Intel finally details Lakefield Hybrid Technology processors. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel officially announces Lakefield SKUs based on Foveros, pits them against Amber Lake-Y

Intel has finally detailed the Lakefield family of processors based on the Foveros 3D packaging tech. The current Lakefield lineup includes the Core i3-L13G4 and the Core i5-L16G7, which are 7 W penta-core parts featuring a 10nm S...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 10 Jun 2020 17:19
The Samsung Galaxy Book S is powered by Intel Lakefield. (Image Source: Samsung)

Updated | Now official: First x86-based Samsung Galaxy Book S powered by Intel Lakefield Core i5-L16G7 shows up on the company's Canadian online store

A Samsung Galaxy Book S powered by the Intel Lakefield Core i5-L16G7 processor has popped up on Samsung Canada's online store making this the first x86-based Galaxy Book S. The Lakefield-based Galaxy Book S sports a similar design...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 29 May 2020 11:10
The Core i5-L16G7 could power ultra-low power Windows tablets. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel Lakefield Core i5-L16G7 shows up on Geekbench, Tremont cores seem to hold back multi-core performance

Geekbench 5 results of the Intel Lakefield Core i5-L16G7 5-core 5-thread processor have surfaced indicating good benefits in single-core over a Core i5-L15G7. However, the score also indicates that the small Tremont cores may hind...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 28 Apr 2020 10:28
Who knows when Intel Lakefield will arrive. (Image source: Intel)

Intel Core i5-L16G7 fails to impress in 3DMark Fire Strike

Spotted running in a Lenovo device, the Core i5-L16G7 is one of Intel's upcoming Lakefield processors. Sporting five cores but no Hyper-Threading, some people believe that the Core i5-L16G7 is underpowered.
Alex Alderson, 08 Apr 2020 19:15
Intel announced the Lakefield architecture last year. (Image source: Intel)

Opinion | Comparing the Intel Lakefield Core i5-L15G7 to a Qualcomm 835 is pointless, and here's why

While the appearance of the Intel Lakefield-based Core i5-L15G7 may offer some insights into the upcoming processor and its architecture, performance is not one of them. Comparing benchmark results at this stage is a futile exerci...
Alex Alderson, 24 Mar 2020 12:01
The new Lakefield SoCs will be just slightly larger than the usual smartphone SoCs. (Image Source: WCCFTech)

First Intel Lakefield 3DMark CPU and GPU tests are in

Intel's Lakefield chips are smaller than the usual CPUs, as they stack most components in order to reduce size and improve energy efficiency, much like smartphone SoCs nowadays. According to new 3DMark tests, these chips are certa...
Bogdan Solca, 14 Feb 2020 17:42
Pink MSI Prestige 14 laptop now shipping for $1399 just in time for Valentine's Day (Source: MSI)

Pink MSI Prestige 14 laptop now available for $1399 just in time for Valentine's Day

Don't let the bright amiable color fool you. The pink MSI laptop will be faster than most 14-inch and 15.6-inch Ultrabooks in the market because of its 6-core Core i7-10710U Comet Lake-U CPU and GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics.
Allen Ngo, 06 Feb 2020 21:02
There may be new Tremont-based chipsets on the way. (Source: Intel)

GitHub hints at new Intel Tremont-based micro-server and mobile chipsets

What is Jasper Lake? This has been a valid question since a leak referenced it alongside Rocket Lake in July 2019. Now, new evidence suggests that it is a mobile SoC based on the new Tremont microarchitecture. The same also nods t...
Deirdre O Donnell, 30 Jan 2020 18:33
Lakefield features hybrid CPU architecture. (Image source: Intel)

Intel Core i5-L16G7 turns up on UserBenchmark: Efficient 5-core Lakefield processor for ultraportable devices

A Lakefield chip from Intel has been discovered in UserBenchmark’s database. The processor is named as the Intel Core i5-L16G7. The benchmark entry reveals that the chip has 5 cores and 5 threads, and it offers a base clock of 1.4...
Daniel R Deakin, 29 Jan 2020 04:29
Intel unveils its new Tremont microarchitecture. (Source: Intel)

Intel's new Tremont low-power architecture is now official

Intel has released its new low-power solution in full today (October 24, 2019). It is an x86 microarchitecture associated with "significant" IPC enhancements compared to its predecessor. Tremont can also support an L2 cache of up ...
Deirdre O Donnell, 24 Oct 2019 23:48
This launch may also affect Lakefield processors. (Source: PCWorld)

Intel is slated to launch its new ULP microarchitecture in October 2019

Tremont is a collective name for Intel's next-gen SoCs developed for mobile, low-end and IoT devices. Currently, they are thought to have a microarchitecture based on a 10 nanometer (nm) process. The Linley Group now asserts that ...
Deirdre O Donnell, 18 Oct 2019 16:37
The Surface Neo: Straight out of the Matrix. (Image source: Microsoft)

Surface Neo: Microsoft redefines the world of computers again with the Surface Neo, its foldable Windows 10X tablet

Not content with just releasing newer versions of existing Surface products, Microsoft has upped its game and announced two foldable Surface devices. The larger is called the Surface Neo and features two 9-inch displays, a fold-ou...
Alex Alderson, 02 Oct 2019 19:41
Intel's upcoming Xe GPUs could offer a viable alternative to mid-range and enthusiast NVIDIA and AMD offerings. (Source: PCGamesN)

Intel driver leak reveals details about upcoming Xe GPU variants and Gen12 integrated graphics, indicates three new upcoming CPU families

An Intel graphics driver has leaked online that provides information about the company's upcoming integrated and discrete GPUs. The next generation Gen12 GPU will be fabbed on a 10nm process and will be seen in CPUs such as Tiger ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 26 Jul 2019 23:31
Lakefield chip showcased at CES 2019 (Source: Anandtech)

Intel's next gen Atom CPUs may integrate L3 cache memory

The L3 memory integration was recently hinted by a series of test results checking for L3 cache hits/misses on an upcoming Snow Ridge ULV chip. Snow Ridge and Lakefield are both codenames for next gen Atom CPU families expe...
Bogdan Solca, 16 Jul 2019 15:51
Could this be what Microsoft's foldable Surface looks like? (Phone Arena)

Foldable MS Surface with 9-inch display, Android app support, Intel Lakefield 10nm SoC coming 2020

We’ve known for a number of years that Microsoft has been experimenting with dual-screen devices. The first was the Courier concept, then there was the Andromeda project (aka Surface Phone) which is said was put on hold. Those dre...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 24 Jun 2019 12:01
The first Intel Tiger Lake CPU shows up on SiSoftware. (Source: PCGamesN)

First 10nm Intel Tiger Lake processor shows up on SiSoftware — Dual-core with 1.8 GHz boost

The first 10nm Intel Tiger Lake processor has landed on the SiSoftware benchmark database. From the entry, we get to see that this particular CPU is a dual-core ULV part with modest base and boost clocks. Not much information can ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 20 May 2019 06:47
Intel's earnings for Q1FY2019 are relatively unprepossessing. (Source: The Verge)

Intel reports first-quarter earnings for 2019

Intel has made its earnings report for the first quarter of this financial year (Q1FY2019) available to the public. In it, overall revenue is described as "flat" compared to Q1FY2018. Its "data" business has declined by 5% in the ...
Deirdre O Donnell, 26 Apr 2019 18:14
The 8cx, or perhaps its successors, may make it to Microsoft PCs in the next few years. (Source: The Verge)

Surface Pro variants with Snapdragon processors may be in the works

The future of Microsoft PCs such as the Surface Pro may yet be Qualcomm-based. A new report on the development of Windows on ARM includes references to several prototypes from this line with Snapdragon processors rather than those...
Deirdre O Donnell, 12 Apr 2019 17:09
The Gen11 graphics may surface along with next-gen Intel CPUs soon. (Source: Liliputing)

Intel Gen11 GPU variants detailed in new Graphics Command Center analysis

The blog TechPowerUp claims to have accessed the new Intel Graphics Command Center's INF file. It apparently lists the various sub-types of the new, particularly powerful Gen11 integrated GPUs. They may also pertain to Ice Lake an...
Deirdre O Donnell, 25 Mar 2019 15:08
Elkhart Lake will be part of the Ice Lake processor family. (Source: El Chapuzas Informático)

Intel's Elkhart Lake SoC will feature a Gen11 iGPU

Leaked driver support information has given away some details about the little-known Intel Elkhart Lake SoC. According to the development work, the system-on-a-chip will come with the support of Intel’s Gen11 integrated GPU. The G...
Daniel R Deakin, 14 Mar 2019 10:17
The decline in global memory demand will affect Samsung's semiconductor business. (Source: BusinessKorea)

Intel expected to overtake Samsung as world's largest semiconductor supplier as memory sales plummet

Intel is expected to regain the title of world’s largest semiconductor supplier, according to initial forecasts from IC Insights. However, the swapping of places with Samsung seems to be more down to the South Korean manufacturer’...
Daniel R Deakin, 12 Mar 2019 07:37
Intel Lakefield uses the new Foveros 3D packaging technique. (Source: Intel on YouTube)

Intel previews the Foveros 3D packaging technology in upcoming Lakefield hybrid CPUs

Intel has previewed the upcoming Lakefield SoC in a bit more detail in a new video. The video illustrates the new Foveros 3D packaging technology and how different heterogeneous components can be stacked on top of each other. This...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 27 Feb 2019 13:06
Intel Gen11 raises the bar for integrated graphics. (Source: Intel)

Intel Gen11 GT2 GPU outperforms the Vega 10 and closes in on the Vega 11 in leaked benchmarks

GFXBench results of Intel's upcoming Gen11 GT2 graphics have leaked online and the scores seem to be pretty impressive. The Ice Lake Gen11 GT2 is a significant improvement over Skylake's GT9 and promises 1 TFLOP GPU performance fo...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 23 Feb 2019 01:56


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