Recently leaked slides detail the specifications of Intel’s upcoming 10th Gen Core H-series lineup. If these are correct, the most interesting of these SKUs isn’t its flagship i9 10980HK CPU but is its new i7 10875H CPU. A leaked slide (via VideoCardz) suggests that the i7 10875H will have 8 cores and 16 threads, just like the i9 10980HK.
Intel Alder Lake CPUs are rumoured to feature up to 16 cores – but not as you might expect. According to a slide posted to ptt.cc, and said to reflect Intel’s intentions, the chipmaker may be looking into heterogeneous core designs featuring a mix of ‘big’ and ‘small’ cores, high-performance and low-power respectively, for future desktop processors.
After admitting 10nm hasn’t been quite the rousing success the company had hoped for, Intel’s CFO says the company is targeting “much better” performance with the 7nm process node in 2021. Following that, it’s shifting onto the 5nm process node at an accelerated rate to regain process node leadership from its competitors.
The announcement of Intel’s Graphics Command Center (IGCC) as an update to its older, blander control panel came almost a year ago during GDC 2019. Since then, IGCC has entered beta and made graphics settings much easier to understand and change. Now, Intel has added capture and streaming features to its software – and just in time for Intel Xe.
It looks like Intel is going to ship 10nm gaming processors in mobile form before we get anywhere near 10nm desktop CPUs. A new EEC registration document shows that Intel’s Tiger Lake-H platform is starting to get into the hands of system developers in preparation for a whole new generation of 10nm gaming laptops.
Prices have emerged for Intel Comet Lake CPUs, although they may be little more than retail placeholders. In fact, we’re hoping they are just that, if only so that we have some competition in the desktop CPU market. If these really represent Intel’s 10th Gen intentions, Comet Lake really doesn’t stand a chance versus AMD’s Ryzen processors, the chips currently dominating our best CPU for gaming lists.
It’s not often that a third-party manufacturer ships a cooler compatible with an unannounced socket, yet Arctic’s Freezer 7 X is equipped and ready to support LGA 1200, the upcoming (and officially unconfirmed) socket for Intel Comet Lake. Is Arctic way ahead of the pack, or is this a sign of a delayed 10th Gen desktop processor launch?
Intel Tiger Lake ‘upgrade kits’ are already rolling out to system builders, a listing on the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) suggests. Marking the 11th generation of mobile processors for Intel, Tiger Lake chips will be built on the 10nm+ process node and come fitted with Intel Xe integrated graphics – and they’re already out in the wild.
Slides said to outline the Intel Xe GPU architecture have been gawked at by Digital Trends. Within these aged docs, likely from early 2019, it’s suggested that Intel planned a 512 EU card with a 400/500W TDP. Great if you run a data centre, perhaps. But forget all that server nonsense, it would appear that a 75/150W, and maybe even a 300W, graphics card will be safe for client consumption.