Intel has updated its road map with a new, low-power server chip to help it ward off competition from Calxeda and other makers of low-power chips. It seems Intel plans to take interest in the field of production it hasn’t explored befre. SoC design is mostly use to cut down power consumption and deliver a compact solution for both low and high end users. The Broadwell SoC will be manufactured with a 14nm process and targeted at the server market where power efficiency is prioritized above all.
Intel does not seem to happy about motherboard manufactures finding a way around their restriction and is said to be releasing a firmware update for their H87/B85 motherboard chipsets. This firmware update would actively block the Non-Z OC feature from various manufacturers.
According to Hermitage Akihabara, Intel Ivy Bridge-E processors will arrive in just 2 months on September 11th. These new bridges are expected to stay ahead of the Sandy Bridge-E line up but shall work on the same socket and X79 chipset with a BIOS update. New amendments of X79 motherboards with BIOS updates will be issued for release to most of the sellers. With its launch, we will see the Intel Core i7 4960K, 4930K and 4820K all releasing too.
Intel’s next unit of computing (NUC) is actually a tiny computer that highlights Intel’s ability to make small, interesting and useful form factors. It comes in two models; one is specifically catering the business applications while other is inclined towards consumers for general usage purpose. You will be surprised to hear the news which might not have come in anyone’s knowledge but for your information, Intel’s next unit of computing mini PC has a flaw, and the defect is; it does not cool the mPCIe card very well. The problem arises when the system gets too overloaded; the mini PCI express WLAN card can over heat which results in the mal-functioning of the mSATA SSD next to it.
Actually Intel’s revised 8-series chipsets were supposed to be available to motherboard OEMs as soon as this month turned up. According to a few sources, this won’t happen since chipset is just not ready. Intel Corporation has passed a statement to confirm the USB 3.0 interface on its Haswell processor supporting a chipset design defect. A portable drive disappeared phenomenon will appear in the system into standby. On the other hand, USB 3.0 ports stop working after entering or leaving windows sleep mode.
If reports leaked over the internet are true than most probably Intel’s’ next generation Bay trail platform will have some extra ordinary performances. Intel upcoming Atom Z3770 processors allow power quad core chip that will include in the Bay Trail family. It uses the company’s Silvermont technology which is expected to power the upcoming Atom, Celeron and Pentium chips. Benchmark results were recently shown on one of the websites which gave us a clear picture of what kind of performance to expect and highlights on the fact that how the new Atom Z3770 is compared with other processors and its forerunners.
Intel is planning to drop their “Atom” brand name. The main reason behind this is because many people associate it with “entry-level” or “cheap”. I guess that what Intel gets for the whole netbook idea (remember those?). The Atom branding could affect the popularity of Intel’s “Clover Trail+” mobile SoCs. These mobile SoCs are intended to compete with high performance SoCs from Qualcomm and NVIDIA.
Benchmarks of Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge-E socket 2011 flagship processor, the Core i7-4960X have surfaced over at Tom’s Hardware. They have already scored an engineering sample of the new chip and have run it through quite a few different benchmarks as well as comparing it to previous Intel generations and AMD’s current generation of chips. These include the i7-3970X, i7-4770K, i7-3770K, i7-2700K, FX-8350, and A10-5800K.
In spite of the fact that Haswell that is considered to be Intel’s latest consumer platform; Intel is still seeking to keep Ivy Bridge and LGA 1155 intact with some more CPU releases. Intel plans to release four new CPUs in the near future which include two Core i5 and two Celeron models.
Intel’s Haswell –X Xeon EP processor has come to the light in Penang, Malaysia (Intel’s facility) during the company’s “Design in Asia” tour. This Haswell –X Xeon EP processor got revealed in a visit from VR-Zone’s Nebojsa Novakovic. The processor seems to be the Socket 2011-3 Haswell EP or Xeon E5 v3, presenting 14 cores, a 35 MB cache; twin 9.6 GT/s QPI channels and also supports quad channel DDR4-2133 memory.
Dec 11, 2014 0