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Intel updates its mobile offerings with 8-core/16-thread Core i9 laptops
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Intel updates its mobile offerings with 8-core/16-thread Core i9 laptops

Intel has just launched its latest 9th Gen Intel Core mobile H-series processors, taking aim at the gaming, professional, and desktop replacement markets once again with Coffee Lake. Incorporating the same architecture, process, and many of the same proprietary features as past generations, not much has changed with the 9th Gen. But Intel has managed to stuff these chips with two extra cores and WiFi 6 support to make them a little more tempting to users on ageing laptops. read more

Asus’ BMW-design partnership is aiming for AR laptops with gesture-controlled lasers
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Asus’ BMW-design partnership is aiming for AR laptops with gesture-controlled lasers

With the arrival of Intel’s 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs and Nvidia’s RTX 16-series graphics cards for laptops, Asus is looking to expand the Republic of Gamers market a little further than its usual brief. Since most of us use our laptops for much more than gaming alone, Asus wrangled up the design experts from BMW Group Designworks to help push beyond its usual 1337 style and incorporate some forward-looking technologies (read: lasers) into its designs. read more

AMD Zen 2 CPU yields are potentially twice that of Intel’s top server chips
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AMD Zen 2 CPU yields are potentially twice that of Intel’s top server chips

Combining a new production process with a high-volume new processor architecture is a bit of a gamble, but it looks like it might be paying off with the upcoming AMD Ryzen 3000 series CPUs as early yields are looking good. An anonymous source is stating that AMD’s 7nm processor yields are sitting around the 70% mark, and at this stage in production that’s actually a pretty good figure. read more