Last Thursday in its annual Investor Meeting Intel revealed the first details of its 3D NAND technology and announced that it will begin the shipments of 3D NAND in the second half of 2015. While Intel's investment in 3D NAND hasn't been a secret, the company has been relatively quiet about any specifics and the vital specs such as the number of layers and die capacity have remained unknown. In Thursday's webcast, Rob Crooke, Senior VP and General Manager of Intel's non-volatile memory group, disclosed that Intel's first generation 3D MLC NAND die will be 256Gbit (32GB) in capacity and will consist of 32 layers. The technology also enables a 384Gbit (48GB) TLC (3-bit-per-cell) die as we have learned over the years. Intel claims that...

Intel's Performance Tuning Protection Plan: Warranty for Overclockers

I had heard this might be coming, but today Intel made it official. The Performance Tuning Protection Plan is a $20 - $35 plan that you'll be able to...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/18/2012

Why Thunderbolt Won't Come to the iPhone Anytime Soon

Before CES there was a bunch of silliness floating around about how Apple might bring Thunderbolt to the iPhone based on a creative interpretation of an Apple patent. Some...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Manveer Wasson on 1/14/2012

AOC's Thunderbolt Display

This one was pretty low key but AOC had their own Thunderbolt display at Intel's booth. No word on pricing or availability but hopefully we'll see more Thunderbolt equipped...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2012

Sumitomo Electric's Thunderbolt Cable

Since the launch of Thunderbolt the only cable supplier has been Apple. Given that no current Thunderbolt devices come with a Thunderbolt cable (save Apple's own Thunderbolt Display which...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2012

The First Thunderbolt Speed Bump: Likely in 2014

One of the most interesting use cases for Thunderbolt is as a connection to an external GPU for thin and light notebook users, especially Ultrabook/MacBook Air users that are...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/12/2012

Cactus Ridge: Understanding the New, More Affordable Thunderbolt Controller

Eagle Ridge, Image Courtesy iFixit When we first published the details of Intel's 2012 line of Thunderbolt controllers we pointed out that the specs of the two new controllers...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/12/2012

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 with Windows 8: This Is the Ultrabook We Want

We were back at Lenovo’s suite today and got a chance to spend a bit more time with a laptop that we didn’t get around to discussing on Tuesday...

31 by Jarred Walton on 1/12/2012

Intel's DX11 Demo, Now on an Ultrabook

Two days ago Intel made the mistake of playing a video of a DX11 game (F1 2011) instead of running the game itself on an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook. We...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/11/2012

Intel Shows off Thunderbolt, AppUp on Ivy Bridge Ultrabook Reference Design

Intel just dropped a bunch of news about its first smartphone platform partners and their respective products, followed by more news about Ultrabooks. Intel showed off its Ivy Bridge...

3 by Brian Klug on 1/10/2012

Intel's Medfield & Atom Z2460 Arrive for Smartphones: It's Finally Here

It's here. Intel's first smartphone SoC that you'll actually be able to buy in a device before the end of the year. The platform is called Medfield and Paul...

163 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2012

Intel Announces its Second Smartphone Platform Partner - Motorola

Intel just showed off the Lenovo K800, its first design win with Atom inside. The second partnership was just announced as well, and it's Motorola. None other than Motorola...

7 by Brian Klug on 1/10/2012

Intel Announces its First Medfield Smartphone Partner at CES 2012 - Lenovo K800

We're at the Intel keynote here at CES 2012 where Intel has announced one of its first Medfield design wins. Lenovo will be launching a phone based around Medfield...

7 by Brian Klug on 1/10/2012

Intel Confirms Working DX11 on Ivy Bridge

Yesterday we reported Intel ran a video of a DX11 title instead of running the actual game itself on a live Ivy Bridge notebook during Mooly Eden's press conference...

63 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2012

ASUS Eee PC Flare 1205C/1205CE, X101CH, and 1225B

A few weeks ago, Intel updated their Atom platform with the launch of Cedar Trail, the successor to Pine Trail. While CPU performance isn’t likely to have changed much—we’re...

10 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2012

Intel's Functional Nikiski Concept PC: Transparent Touchpad Doubles as a Screen Window

Intel talked about the Nikiski concept PC at Computex last year. The concept is simple: replace the palm rest and touchpad on a notebook with a transparent strip with...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

Intel Sort of Demonstrates Ivy Bridge Graphics at CES 2012

Intel's Mooly Eden just ran through a couple of demos running on Ivy Bridge based Ultrabooks. The first demo was a real time Havok render of a troll. The...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

Zotac's Cedar Trail ZBOX ID80 Uses Discrete GPU

Intel announced its 32nm Atom platform for netbooks/nettops at the end of last year. Codenamed Cedar Trail the new Atom doesn't really change CPU performance all that much but...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

LaCie at CES: 2big & eSATA Thunderbolt Hubs

We're expecting to see a lot of Thunderbolt devices at CES this year and we've already seen our first two new products, both from LaCie. The first is the...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/8/2012

Thunderbolt Goes Universal in H1'12

Thunderbolt initially launched in February when Apple updated the MacBook Pro, but since then the technology has been an Apple exclusive. The understanding was that Thunderbolt would be a...

25 by Kristian Vättö on 1/4/2012

Intel Core i7 3820 Review: $285 Quad-Core Sandy Bridge E

If you are a normal desktop user or even a power user with plans to run at over 4GHz, the vanilla LGA-1155 Sandy Bridge platform is good enough. You...

85 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/29/2011

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