14nm

It has been ten years since Intel introduced quad-core processors into its mainstream product range. It was expected that six-core parts would hit the segment a few years after, however due to process improvements, microarchitecture gains, cost, and a lack of competition, the top-end mainstream processor is still a quad-core a decade later. That changes today, with the new Intel 8th Generation Coffee Lake CPUs now available, with the Core i5 and Core i7 parts having six distinct physical cores. In this review, we cover the top SKU, the Core i7-8700K, with numbers from the Core i5-8400.

Samsung Details 11LPP Process Technology: 10 nm BEOL Meets 14 nm Elements

Samsung has added a new manufacturing technology into its roadmap. The 11LPP fabrication process is designed for mainstream and higher-end smartphone SoCs. The technology will come online next year...

23 by Anton Shilov on 9/29/2017

Intel Provides Partners Preliminary 8th Gen Desktop Details: Core i7-8700K to Core i3-8100

At a closed-session partner in China, Intel revealed a number of preliminary details about its upcoming 8th generation Core processors for desktops. As expected, Intel is telling its business...

56 by Anton Shilov on 8/18/2017

Spreadtrum SC9861G-IA: An Intel Atom Octocore Smartphone SoC on 14nm with LTE

Last year Intel decided to cease development of its smartphone SoCs and focus instead on microprocessors for other devices, as well as LTE, 5G modems, as well as various...

47 by Anton Shilov on 3/15/2017

Desktop Kaby Lake-S i7/i5 Lineup and 200-Series Chipsets Leaked

Intel has already started to sell low-power dual-core Core i5/i7 Kaby Lake microprocessors for notebooks, but desktop parts with four cores and high frequencies are due in early 2017...

72 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 10/31/2016

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 1050 Ti & GTX 1050: Entry-Level Cards Launching October 25th

After a break of a couple of months in their Pascal launch schedule, NVIDIA is back again to launch a new Pascal desktop product. Following their near-perfect top-down launch...

93 by Ryan Smith on 10/18/2016

Intel Announces 7th Gen Kaby Lake: 14nm PLUS, Six Notebook SKUs, Desktop coming in January

When Intel first announced the shift from the dual-stage ‘Tick-Tock’ methodology that had driven their core CPU design teams for over a decade into the three-way ‘Process, Architecture, Optimization&rsquo...

133 by Ganesh T S & Ian Cutress on 8/30/2016

More Details on Broxton: Quad Core, ECC, Up to 18 EUs of Gen9

An interesting talk regarding the IoT aspects of Intel’s Next Generation Atom Core, Goldmont, and the Broxton SoCs for the market offered a good chunk of information regarding the...

21 by Ian Cutress on 8/18/2016

Spot The Denverton: Atom C3000 Silicon On Display

There are a few news items from Computex we didn’t cover at the time that I want to visit. The first is Denverton, and how one manufacturer had a...

25 by Ian Cutress on 7/15/2016

AMD Teases Radeon RX 480: Launching June 29th For $199

Kicking off at this moment is AMD’s Computex 2016 keynote. The company has multiple announcements scheduled this evening, but we’re going to jump right into an area that has...

377 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2016

The Intel Broadwell-E Review: Core i7-6950X, i7-6900K, i7-6850K and i7-6800K Tested

What would you do with more CPU cores? This is a question I see posted from an Intel employee on a yearly basis, and it actually is a difficult...

208 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2016

Price Check May 2016: The Intel Core i7-6700K Is Finally Available at Its MSRP

Nine months. This is how long it has taken the retail price of Intel’s Core i7-6700K processor to drop to the level recommended by Intel. Despite slow sales of...

37 by Anton Shilov on 5/20/2016

Intel Adds Crystal Well-based Skylake-R Processors: 65W with 128MB eDRAM

Intel has added three new microprocessors for embedded and highly-integrated applications into its lineup. The new CPUs are based on the Skylake microarchitecture and feature high-performance integrated graphics cores...

66 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2016

Intel's Changing Future: Smartphone SoCs Broxton & SoFIA Officially Cancelled

The past two weeks have been a busy – if not tumultuous – period for Intel. After announcing a new company strategy focusing on high growth markets, and company-wide...

156 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 4/29/2016

Samsung Foundry Updates: 7nm EUV, 10LPP, and 14LPC

Earlier this week, Samsung announced a number of updates on the foundry side of their business. While process technology might not be necessarily as interesting as the actual end...

54 by Joshua Ho on 4/22/2016

Price Check: Prices of Unlocked Intel Core i7-6700K, i5-6600K Continue to Drop

When Intel first introduced its high-end Skylake-S CPUs with unlocked multiplier about half a year ago, it was not easy to get them and for a long time the...

49 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2016

Intel Quietly Speeds Up Skylake-U: i7-6660U now in Price List

Intel has quietly added a new Skylake-U processor into its price list. The new Intel Core i7-6660U system-on-chip is designed for low-power notebook systems and provides higher performance than...

27 by Anton Shilov on 3/24/2016

Intel’s ‘Tick-Tock’ Seemingly Dead, Becomes ‘Process-Architecture-Optimization’

As reported at The Motley Fool, Intel’s latest 10-K / annual report filing would seem to suggest that the ‘Tick-Tock’ strategy of introducing a new lithographic process note in...

98 by Ian Cutress on 3/22/2016

Price Check: Intel’s Unlocked Skylake Processors for Desktops Are Getting More Affordable

Due to unprecedented demand, Intel’s latest Skylake processors with unlocked multiplier were significantly overpriced late last year. However, it would seem that more units are coming into retail as...

54 by Anton Shilov on 2/16/2016

AMD Reveals Polaris GPU Architecture: 4th Gen GCN to Arrive In Mid-2016

For much of the last month we have been discussing bits and pieces of AMD’s GPU plans for 2016. As part of the Radeon Technology Group’s formation last year...

153 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2016

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