The Intel Computex 2018 Keynote: A Live Blog (2pm Taiwan, 6am UTC)by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on June 5, 2018 1:43 AM EST
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01:49AM EDT - Usually one of the bigger press events of Computex is Intel's Keynote. This year it will be hosted by Intel's Gregory Bryant, and we will be all-ears to hear what Intel is going to say about upcoming products.
01:50AM EDT - Ian and Anton here to bring you the news
01:51AM EDT - As with previous years, this presentation starts 10 minutes early with Taitra
01:51AM EDT - TAITRA organize the Computex show, so they get to decide some of the schedule
01:51AM EDT - As always, the Intel keynote tends to be well attended
01:52AM EDT - Internet connectivity can be a bit hit and miss
01:52AM EDT - So the first 10 minutes here is about TAITRA and the show. As well as the obligatory 'Intel is great' for being a top sponsor
01:54AM EDT - We've been writing up some quick news posts for later today from our meetings that started at 8am this morning
01:54AM EDT - 1600 exhibitors at Computex this year
01:56AM EDT - OK intro video
01:57AM EDT - Gregory Bryant to the stage
01:57AM EDT - SVP and GM of Client Computing Group
01:58AM EDT - Talking about gaming in the Olympics
01:58AM EDT - Now talking about Linkin Park, with an image of Chester
01:59AM EDT - 'My father made me want to be an engineer'
01:59AM EDT - Contribution towards global progress
01:59AM EDT - Intel's 50 year anniversary
02:00AM EDT - Take a retrospective look
02:00AM EDT - Moving the platform forward for the next 50 years
02:00AM EDT - Using the power of the collective platform
02:00AM EDT - Helping people be at their very best
02:00AM EDT - Three fundamental shifts in how the technology affects daily life
02:01AM EDT - 1) The Age of distraction
02:01AM EDT - Content is King
02:01AM EDT - We are so busy sharing content we are becoming blind on the ability to focus
02:01AM EDT - 'On average people are interrupted every 3 minutes'
02:01AM EDT - 'It can take 23 minutes to get back in the moment'
02:02AM EDT - 2) The Way We Work Is Changing
02:02AM EDT - The way we work and create is changing - in the midst of the 4th industrial revolution
02:02AM EDT - technology is being democratized
02:02AM EDT - How, where, why, and what people work on
02:03AM EDT - People want to work for companies whose ideals align with their own
02:03AM EDT - People want to contribute and make real progress
02:03AM EDT - 3) The Way we Connect is Evolving
02:03AM EDT - Technology has enabled to connect more frequency and better than ever
02:03AM EDT - Connect with like minded individuals
02:04AM EDT - Not only 1-on-1 but also communiries
02:04AM EDT - eg 400m eSports fans
02:04AM EDT - PC is where 8 out of 10 people go to play the most immersive games with family and friends
02:04AM EDT - Hashtags creates communities around topics
02:04AM EDT - The industry has an unprecedented opportunity ahead
02:05AM EDT - Intel can do three things: focus, create, and connect
02:05AM EDT - First up, FOCUS
02:05AM EDT - Intel can make the platform better
02:06AM EDT - Five areas: Perf, Battery, Connectivity, Form Factor, AI
02:06AM EDT - >So three top level things, and the first one has five second level segments, and the...
02:06AM EDT - Needs are more diverse than ever
02:06AM EDT - Starting with Performance
02:07AM EDT - 40 years ago, Intel introduced the 8086
02:07AM EDT - First x86 processor
02:07AM EDT - Core i7-8086K
02:07AM EDT - Limited Edition
02:08AM EDT - Intel's first 5 GHz turbo processor
02:08AM EDT - a 4.0 GHz clock speed out of the box
02:08AM EDT - Overclockable
02:08AM EDT - >So is that 4.0 base or 4.0 all-core ?
02:08AM EDT - 8086K had 29k transistors at 5 MHz
02:09AM EDT - UHD 630
02:09AM EDT - Turbo Boost 2.0, not 3.0
02:09AM EDT - Requires Intel 300-series motherboard
02:10AM EDT - >8086K isn't on ARK just yet
02:10AM EDT - Showing PUBG on 8086K
02:11AM EDT - On sale on June 8, the anniversary date
02:11AM EDT - Intel giving away 8086 of the processors
02:11AM EDT - >Technically our embargo on the details goes out at half past
02:11AM EDT - Now introducing Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake
02:11AM EDT - 8th Gen
02:12AM EDT - Double digit perf gains over Kaby Lake
02:12AM EDT - Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo
02:12AM EDT - 140 designs with whiskey/Amber coming in the fall
02:12AM EDT - Now battery
02:12AM EDT - 5 years ago we had 8 hours of battery, now we can get 20 hours
02:13AM EDT - measured in video playback
02:13AM EDT - Dell XPS 13 with 20+ hours of battery
02:13AM EDT - Biggest battery drain is the display
02:13AM EDT - Now have a 1W panel
02:14AM EDT - 25 hours with the new panel
02:14AM EDT - Panels from Innolux and Sharp
02:14AM EDT - Full HD panel
02:14AM EDT - add another 4-8 hours of battery life
02:14AM EDT - Without sacrificing perf
02:14AM EDT - Now connectivity
02:15AM EDT - This year had Gigabit Wi-Fi
02:15AM EDT - a 12x connectivity compared to before
02:15AM EDT - Talking 4G connected PCs
02:15AM EDT - 25 designs in the market today, and 10 more designs coming
02:16AM EDT - various form factors and battery life
02:16AM EDT - >This is to compare to Qualcomm
02:16AM EDT - Intel wants to be the leader in 5G PCs
02:16AM EDT - >So, 5GHz ? :D
02:16AM EDT - Video of Intel 5G at the Olympics
02:17AM EDT - 22 5G links = 3800 Terabits of bandwidth at the Olympics
02:18AM EDT - It will take time for the infrastucture to catch up
02:18AM EDT - 5G in the room
02:18AM EDT - Streaming 4K film over 5G
02:18AM EDT - Systems with antennas built into the kickstands
02:19AM EDT - Partners with Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo for world first 5G connected PCs in 2019
02:19AM EDT - Go beyond direct OEs, working with carriers
02:19AM EDT - VP of Sprint to the stage
02:20AM EDT - '5G is like going from black and white to color'
02:20AM EDT - People expect to be connected anywhere and anytime
02:20AM EDT - Lots of progress lately on devices
02:21AM EDT - Generational jumps encourage new use cases emergy
02:21AM EDT - Generational jumps encourage new use cases emerge
02:21AM EDT - A big step forward in disruptive technology
02:21AM EDT - Faster data, new services
02:22AM EDT - Intel was a natural fit
02:23AM EDT - Working with Sprint and others around the world.
02:23AM EDT - Next up is Form Factor
02:23AM EDT - New designs that are more adaptable
02:23AM EDT - SVP and GM of Lenovo to the stage
02:24AM EDT - 2018 saw revitalization of the PC industry
02:25AM EDT - Make the PC more like a Phone
02:25AM EDT - We want more mobility
02:25AM EDT - More connectivity
02:26AM EDT - People use PCs for longer at a time rather than smartphones
02:26AM EDT - Focus used to mean working at a desk in a repeatable fashion
02:26AM EDT - Today focus now happens in chaos
02:27AM EDT - The new generation can focus in places the previous generation never thought possible
02:27AM EDT - Focus doesn't always mean business
02:27AM EDT - People focus when binging Netflix
02:27AM EDT - People focus in more places, in more ways, and more often
02:28AM EDT - Yogabook - dual touch panels, dual display panels, now for gen 3
02:28AM EDT - Later this year, Yogabook will get dual full displays
02:28AM EDT - Yogabook Gen 1 - used as a laptop 73% of the time
02:29AM EDT - Yogabook 2 on the stage
02:29AM EDT - True dual display
02:30AM EDT - Launched for Holiday 2018 later this year
02:30AM EDT - Much better inking experience
02:30AM EDT - both displays have touch
02:30AM EDT - higher performance CPU
02:30AM EDT - AI-enabled keyboard
02:30AM EDT - >Here is our 8086K news: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12875/intel-announces-the-core-i78086k-coffee-lake-at-5-ghz
02:31AM EDT - AI will become more pervasive in the PC industry
02:31AM EDT - (Back to just Intel on stage)
02:31AM EDT - AI for PC developer program
02:32AM EDT - Tools will allow to train for new uses
02:32AM EDT - OpenVINO and Windows ML
02:32AM EDT - AI Dev Kit coming
02:33AM EDT - Between now and end of year for all of this
02:33AM EDT - Develop full soliutions to market for our customers
02:33AM EDT - CEO of ASUS, Jerry Shen, to the stage
02:34AM EDT - Showing the Project Precog
02:34AM EDT - What we saw at the ASUS event a couple of hours ago
02:34AM EDT - Convertible 2-in-1 dual screen device with AI
02:35AM EDT - Includes Movidius
02:35AM EDT - Intelligent touch
02:37AM EDT - Designed to enable smooth and intuitive user experience
02:37AM EDT - virtual assistants like Cortana and Alexa
02:37AM EDT - Intelligent Cameras
02:37AM EDT - Object recognition
02:38AM EDT - ASUS Zenbook to the stage as well
02:38AM EDT - Zenbook Pro
02:38AM EDT - First notebook to feature Intel movidius VPU
02:39AM EDT - Enable developers to fuse existing applications with AI
02:39AM EDT - Now discussing the Platform
02:40AM EDT - Now showing off what the PC can do
02:40AM EDT - the PC in general, not the ASUS Precog
02:40AM EDT - Film director on stage
02:41AM EDT - Work in pre-visualization
02:42AM EDT - Scenes are recreate / storyboarded in animation
02:42AM EDT - plan the shot and sequence cheaply
02:43AM EDT - Using Maya
02:46AM EDT - Faster machines has been a game changer
02:47AM EDT - Work done on a new OEM systems
02:47AM EDT - New platform for content creators
02:47AM EDT - Tuning solutions to get the most performance
02:48AM EDT - Corsair One with 18 Cores
02:48AM EDT - Workstation Laptop with a Xeon
02:49AM EDT - Thunderbolt connectivity and Optane
02:50AM EDT - Intel Optane SSD 905P in an M.2 form factor
02:50AM EDT - > GB gets tongue tied calling it 'Optane Memory'. Because it doesn't make sense calling it memory
02:51AM EDT - 1.5 TB of Optane in 4 drives
02:51AM EDT - So 380 GB each ?
02:52AM EDT - Running a rendering demo using Optane over SSD
02:53AM EDT - Now showing a new 28-core processor
02:53AM EDT - a development thing
02:53AM EDT - Incredible high performance
02:53AM EDT - GIGABYTE and ASUS
02:54AM EDT - Didn't mention which socket, LGA2066 or LGA3647 ?
02:54AM EDT - All processors running at 5.0 GHz
02:54AM EDT - 7334 on Cinebench
02:54AM EDT - >We think this an EMIB system
02:55AM EDT - It's coming in Q4
02:56AM EDT - Interestingly I posted this a few days ago: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12814/a-thought-on-silicon-design-intels-lcc-on-hedt-is-dead
02:56AM EDT - 28 cores at 5 GHz in a single socket? It has to be an EMIB design
02:57AM EDT - Also competing against AMD's next gen Threadrippers
03:01AM EDT - That looks like a wrap. Time to get more info
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realistz - Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - linkAMD Threadripper 2 event just got rekt.
Chaitanya - Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - linkGo troll on wccftech or somewhere else.
CajunArson - Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - linkIt's nice to see Intel showing off what its fabs are actually capable of.
As for the rather ignorant comments that a 28 core part "has to be EMIB"... maybe if the people that wrote this "blog" had bothered to pay attention to the Skylake launch last year they'd know that 28 core parts on a single piece of silicon aren't anything new for Intel.
Some companies learned how to put more than 8 cores on a chip a long long time before the fanboys acted like AMD invented the number "8" in 2017.
III-V - Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - linkIt's not a matter of "can they make a 28 core chip," dumbass. It's a matter of cost. If they can make a 28 core chip with EMIB stitching together dies, performs well, and costs less than a monolithic die (which it almost certainly would), why would they opt for a single die over a MCM?
Both Ian and Anton have been in the business for a long time. They're well aware that Intel can make big dies. It's pretty hilarious that you are calling them ignorant.
CajunArson - Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - linkOnce again we see the usual assumption that because GloFo can't get its act together to produce a chip with more than 8 cores that Intel must be operating under the same constraints because of course Intel is full of a bunch of idiots.
Intel is fully capable of producing a single die 28-core part cost effectively since these are clearly aimed at the halo-end of the HEDT segment. Stop pretending that GloFo's limitations are a roadblock to Intel.
tamalero - Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - linkI'm unsure why are you blaming glofo for this. The usage of "glue" by AMD has been a success for them. Why would you risk yourself with low yields when you can use a clever design?
FullmetalTitan - Thursday, June 7, 2018 - linkPer all my colleagues who left intel in the last 5 years:
It IS full of idiots.
AMD strategy of designing a simple core design and modulating perf/cores for different market segmentation to improve ROI was a massive boon in FY2017 in case you missed it.
Intel is NOT capable of producing a single 28-core monolithic design cost effectively or the Xeon parts with >24 cores wouldn't be in such limited supply and cost $10k+ list.
I guarantee the yields for the HCC and XCC parts is significantly lower than LCC/consumer parts because that is just an inherent issue with large die designs. No matter how tight your designs, defective limited yield issues are die-size dependent.
ilt24 - Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - link"why would they opt for a single die over a MCM?"
Because it performs better.
witeken - Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - linkDo you follow me on Twitter, bro:)?
CaedenV - Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - linkWe all know that Intel can do great things. The question right now is availability. How many of these will be pushed back to 2019, and will we see more than 2 of each of these new products available for the whole world to fight over.