Trade Shows

At IDF in San Francisco last week, Intel provided us with lots of insights into Skylake, the microarchitecture behind the 6th generation Core series processors. Skylake marks the introduction of the Gen9 Intel HD Graphics technology. In advance of our full Skylake architecture analysis (coming soon), I wanted to get a head start and explain the media side (including Quick Sync and the image processing pipeline) of Skylake in a separate piece. Media Capabilities and Quick Sync in Intel HD Graphics - A Brief History Quick Sync has evolved through the last five years, starting with limited hardware acceleration and usage of the programmable EU array in Sandy Bridge. The second generation engine in Ivy Bridge moved to a hybrid hardware / software solution with rate...

Intel Launches New Socketed 5x5 mini-PC Motherboards

Over the last couple of years, the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) has emerged as one of the bright spots in the troubled PC market. Kickstarted by Intel's NUC (Next...

42 by Ganesh T S on 8/24/2015

Understanding Intel's Dynamic Power and Thermal Framework 8.1: Smarter Throttling

In mobile, thermal throttling is effectively a fact of life as modern, thin tablets and smartphones leave little room for implementing high-performance fans. We can use CMOS scaling to...

32 by Joshua Ho on 8/21/2015

The MSI HQ Tour: Design 101

This year marked my fifth year at Computex, starting from 2011. Out of the trade shows I attend each year, it ranks as number one for a variety of...

23 by Ian Cutress on 7/7/2015

The MSI Gaming Booth Tour with dGPUs in AIOs and Notebooks plus Motherboards

It has been held as fact that for the past couple of years, gaming is helping to prop up a slowly decreasing desktop PC market. While many casual PC...

48 by Ian Cutress on 6/29/2015

Xbox At E3: New Controller, Game Emulation, And Plenty Of Exclusives

Today is the first official day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3, and the Xbox team was on-stage to deliver plenty of news surrounding Xbox. It...

63 by Brett Howse on 6/15/2015

Corsair unleashes the Bulldog DIY 4K Gaming PC

Corsair certainly is a company that is not afraid of diversification and has proved that multiple times in the past. They started as a memory products manufacturer, diversified into...

33 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/1/2015

ASUS Zensation Press Conference Live Blog: Computex 2015

I'm sitting at ASUS' annual press conference here in Taipei. We're set to start at 2pm UTC +8, stay tuned for the latest.

5 by Ian Cutress on 6/1/2015

SanDisk Announces 2TB USB 3.1 External SSD

SanDisk is announcing the availability of a host of external flash drives at Computex 2015. Two of them are being marketed as external portable SSDs with a Type-C interface...

10 by Ganesh T S on 6/1/2015

ARM Announcements: New IoT Subsystem for TSMC 55ULP and ARM Cordio Radio IP

Today at Computex ARM is announcing a new 'IoT Subsystem' for developers: ARM Cortex-M with ARM Cordio radio IP (see below) with full integration with mBed OS. The principle...

1 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2015

Understanding Project Soli and Jacquard: Wearable Control Breakthroughs

Today at Google IO, Google’s Advanced Technologies and Products (ATAP) group went over some of the things that they’ve worked on in the year since the previous IO. There...

12 by Joshua Ho on 5/30/2015

ASRock at Computex 2015: Pre-Show PR gives Z170 Motherboards and 4T4R Router

Next week is the annual Computex trade show and we have a substantial number of meetings booked, but as part of the regular pre-show ritual, companies are coming at...

38 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2015

Interview with Aicha Evans, Vice President of Intel's Communication and Devices Group

One of the interesting elements to the technology industry is the number of genuinely exuberant and enthusiastic individuals that take their segment by the horns and steer it in...

33 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 4/3/2015

MediaTek at MWC 2015: A72 In Silicon, Multi-Standard Wireless Charging & More

As part of our MWC coverage we had the pleasure to have a guided tour through MediaTek's booth to see what kind of new technologies the company has in...

34 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/8/2015

Panasonic at MWC 2015: Lumix CM1 Hands-On

At MWC 2015 this year we had the opportunity to pass by the Panasonic booth while they were holding a media event for the Lumix CM1 camera/smartphone hybrid. These...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/7/2015

Updates on Valve’s Steam OS, Steam Link, and Steam Machines at GDC 2015

It’s been a while since we had much to report on Valve’s Steam OS and Steam Machine initiative. In the meantime things have been rolling along, and at GDC...

66 by Jarred Walton on 3/5/2015

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