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Intel Ice Lake-U promises up to 1.16x better gaming performance than the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (Image source:

Intel Ice Lake-U promises up to 16 percent better FPS in Overwatch than the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U

The Intel Gen11 GPU is also expected to outperform the Radeon RX Vega 10 by 4 percent and 11 percent in Rocket League and World of Tanks, respectively. Since Ice Lake-U laptops have yet to launch, however, AMD still has the chance...
The XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 was just announced at Computex to both fanfare and criticism due to its design choices.

Frank Azor confirms XPS 13 7390 will have soldered SSD, "not very different from smartphones today"

Dell and Alienware VP Frank Azor has confirmed in a tweet that the recently announced XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 will indeed have all its components — particularly its SSD — soldered on, citing the "extremely tight form factor" and compar...
Snazzy designs and more attention to build quality are becoming more common as laptop OEMs struggle to give consumers more reasons to upgrade outside of performance.

Opinion | Intel and Nvidia's stagnation might be the best thing to happen to notebooks in years

Some people might look at the death of Moore's Law, Intel's 10nm troubles, and Nvidia's highly resistible 2019 mobile-RTX lineup and think that the notebook business is in trouble. I think it might be the best thing that's happene...
The Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 should be available in August. (Image source: Dell)

Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 already delayed

Dell’s new 2-in-1 convertible, the XPS 13 7390, could already be delayed. An expected launch date of July 10 was previously stated, but it now seems it could be almost another month before the convertible hits Dell’s online store....
Opinion: What on earth is going on with Dell's XPS lineup?

Opinion: What on earth is going on with Dell's XPS lineup?

Veteran editor Douglas Black returns with his opinion on the current state of Dell's XPS lineup: Complacency in fixing the XPS 15's issues and the sudden change of a soldered-on SSD for the XPS 13 2-in-1 are cause for his concern.
Intel has considerably improved its Iris Plus Graphics iGPU. (Image source: PCFiend)

Intel's Iris Plus Graphics in Dell XPS 13 7390's Ice Lake i7-1065 G7 amasses huge OpenCL score on Geekbench; can compete with dGPUs

A Geekbench OpenCL benchmark score for Intel’s Iris Plus Graphics has been unearthed, and it seems the Ice Lake variant of the iGPU has performed very well. The system in the test was a Dell XPS 13 convertible powered by a 10th Ge...
Next generation Asus Zenbook UX334, UX434, and UX534 will double down on the touchpad-turned-ScreenPad (Source: Asus)

Next generation Asus Zenbook UX334, UX434, and UX534 will double down on the touchpad-turned-ScreenPad

After a year-long hiatus, the ScreenPad will be returning in spectacular fashion with the promise of lower power consumption, higher native resolution, larger screen size, and more features for both users and developers to exploit...
Intel's Ice Lake series features Iris Plus Graphics. (Image source: ExtremeTech)

Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 with Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake Core i7-1065 G7 spotted on Geekbench

A record for a Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 laptop powered by an Ice Lake i7-1065 G7 processor has appeared on the Geekbench database. The system involved in the benchmark managed a score of 5,234 in the single-core test and picked up ...
Intel pushing new Wi-Fi 6 routers from various manufacturers to boost adoption rate

Computex 2019 | Intel pushing new Wi-Fi 6 routers from various manufacturers to boost adoption rate

Want to be an early adopter of Wi-Fi 6? One of these four Intel-backed 802.11ax routers should do the trick. In truth, however, most home users will have no immediate reason to upgrade until more Wi-Fi 6 routers become available a...
Lenovo Yoga S940 will be one of just a small handful of first generation Athena certified laptops

Computex 2019 | These are all the Athena 1.0 laptops Intel just announced for 2019

The four laptops guarantee at least 9 hours of Internet browsing at 250 nits, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, 1 second or faster resume times, Thunderbolt 3, at least 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB NVMe SSD, AI-enhanced performance, and three-sided...
2019 Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 is a treasure trove of world firsts (Source: Dell)

Computex 2019 | 2019 Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 is a treasure trove of world firsts

Vapor chamber, GORE insulation, MagLev keyboard keys, Eyesafe 16:10 DCI-P3 touchscreen, Gorilla Glass 5, and Intel Ice Lake with Iris will be just a few of the unique innovative features coming to the XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 when it la...
Intel Ice Lake brings the benefits of 10nm to ultrabooks. (Source: Intel)

Computex 2019 | Intel offers a deep dive into 10nm Ice Lake, will also be available in a new 9W multi-chip package

At Computex 2019, Intel announced the arrival of 10nm Ice Lake processors that will find home in most ultrabooks and non-gaming laptops this year. Ice Lake is based on the Sunny Cove architecture and bring improvements in IPC, AI ...
Thunderbolt 3 could very well be the USB 4 of the future. (Source: Intel)

Computex 2019 | Intel envisions a USB 4 standard based on Type-C, talks about Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi 6 integration in Ice Lake CPUs

Intel spoke about the integration of Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi 6 Gig+ directly into the 10nm Ice Lake architecture during its presentation at Computex 2019. USB Type-C I/O can now directly interface with the Thunderbolt 3 that is in...
Ice Lake laptop showing off its native noise suppression technology exclusive to the platform. The feature targets gamers and Intel says we can expect adaptive displays to be next

Computex 2019 | Ice Lake-powered Ultrabooks with adaptive sync displays are in the works

Much like Nvidia and its G-Sync technology, Intel will integrate its own adaptive sync technology to its upcoming Ice Lake Iris SKUs. The chipmaker says we can expect Ice Lake laptops with adaptive sync displays to be available wi...
The first Intel Tiger Lake CPU shows up on SiSoftware. (Source: PCGamesN)

First 10nm Intel Tiger Lake processor shows up on SiSoftware — Dual-core with 1.8 GHz boost

The first 10nm Intel Tiger Lake processor has landed on the SiSoftware benchmark database. From the entry, we get to see that this particular CPU is a dual-core ULV part with modest base and boost clocks. Not much information can ...
New ZombieLoad attack can exploit all Intel chips dating back to 2011

New ZombieLoad attack can exploit all Intel chips dating back to 2011

A flaw in Intel's modern CPU architectures can be used in a new attack. Dubbed "ZombieLoad," the vulnerability is similar to the Spectre and Meltdown bugs that haunted the PC market last year. ZombieLoad uses a similar flaw in Int...
All images via HP

HP's Omen X 2S has a second display, à la Razer's OG Blade

The HP Omen X 2S is a thin-and-light gaming laptop that features a secondary 6-inch touchscreen display directly above the keyboard. While the device is a capable gaming laptop in its own right, the secondary display could be a ga...
Intel's long overdue 10nm Ice Lake chips will be shipping in volume from June. (Source: Intel)

Intel Ice Lake 10nm chips ramping from June, 7nm coming 2021

It looks like Intel’s 10nm fabrication woes might finally be over. Speaking at its 2019 Investor Meeting, Intel chief engineering officer and group president of Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group, Dr Murthy Renduchi...
A revival for the Dell XPS 17 could be on the cards. (Image source: Own)

Leaked Dell roadmap shows concept plans for XPS 15 7500, XPS 17 7700, and the mysterious Dell XPS Dual Screen Maximus

An alleged Dell roadmap showing XPS laptops in shipping, development, and concept stages has been acquired by the Dutch technology website Tweakers. The roadmap is dated from February 2018 and includes concept ideas for computers ...
Intel's earnings for Q1FY2019 are relatively unprepossessing. (Source: The Verge)

Intel reports first-quarter earnings for 2019

Intel has made its earnings report for the first quarter of this financial year (Q1FY2019) available to the public. In it, overall revenue is described as "flat" compared to Q1FY2018. Its "data" business has declined by 5% in the ...
AMD could be developing Radeon RX Vega 9 graphics. (Source: AMD)

Mysterious AMD Ryzen 5 3550U APU with Vega 9 iGPU mentioned online

There has been mention of an AMD Ryzen 5 3550U with Vega 9 made online, but no other information has been offered apart from the names for the two potential components. AMD already has a Ryzen 5 3550H mobile processor in its lineu...
The 8cx, or perhaps its successors, may make it to Microsoft PCs in the next few years. (Source: The Verge)

Surface Pro variants with Snapdragon processors may be in the works

The future of Microsoft PCs such as the Surface Pro may yet be Qualcomm-based. A new report on the development of Windows on ARM includes references to several prototypes from this line with Snapdragon processors rather than those...
Apparently NASA, Dell, AMD, Asus, and Intel all use HWiNFO diagnostic software. (Source: HWiNFO)

HWiNFO v6.04 includes support for AMD's Navi GPUs and Intel Emmitsburg

The latest version of HWiNFO is available for download, and it now offers support for AMD Navi and Intel Emmitsburg. The inclusion of preliminary support for Navi points to the fact that the much-anticipated range of GPUs should b...
The Gen11 graphics may surface along with next-gen Intel CPUs soon. (Source: Liliputing)

Intel Gen11 GPU variants detailed in new Graphics Command Center analysis

The blog TechPowerUp claims to have accessed the new Intel Graphics Command Center's INF file. It apparently lists the various sub-types of the new, particularly powerful Gen11 integrated GPUs. They may also pertain to Ice Lake an...
The new iGPU from Intel improves vastly on UHD 620 graphics.

Ashes of the Singularity scores for Intel Gen11 GPU are allegedly leaked on Twitter

The Gen 11 GPU is Intel's upcoming integrated graphics solution for next-gen CPUs, as announced at GDC this year. It is associated with a possible 1 teraflop of single-precision performance. According to the leaker Tum Apisak, its...
One of the design renders for the Intel Xe discrete graphics card. (Source: TechRadar)

Intel shows off a few example renders of what its upcoming Xe discrete graphics card could look like

Intel has been very busy during a packed presentation at the Game Developers Conference. Among all the talk about the company's Odyssey initiative there was time to flash up some design renders of the upcoming Intel Xe discrete gr...
Elkhart Lake will be part of the Ice Lake processor family. (Source: El Chapuzas Informático)

Intel's Elkhart Lake SoC will feature a Gen11 iGPU

Leaked driver support information has given away some details about the little-known Intel Elkhart Lake SoC. According to the development work, the system-on-a-chip will come with the support of Intel’s Gen11 integrated GPU. The G...
The decline in global memory demand will affect Samsung's semiconductor business. (Source: BusinessKorea)

Intel expected to overtake Samsung as world's largest semiconductor supplier as memory sales plummet

Intel is expected to regain the title of world’s largest semiconductor supplier, according to initial forecasts from IC Insights. However, the swapping of places with Samsung seems to be more down to the South Korean manufacturer’...
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga. (Source: B&H)

Leaked Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Carbon datasheets signal a June launch for Intel Ice Lake

Lenovo could be joining Dell in offering Intel Ice Lake laptops as soon as June this year. Leaked datasheets for the ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Carbon detail the inclusion of Core i5 and Core i7 Ice Lake processor options. T...
Intel Gen11 raises the bar for integrated graphics. (Source: Intel)

Intel Gen11 GT2 GPU outperforms the Vega 10 and closes in on the Vega 11 in leaked benchmarks

GFXBench results of Intel's upcoming Gen11 GT2 graphics have leaked online and the scores seem to be pretty impressive. The Ice Lake Gen11 GT2 is a significant improvement over Skylake's GT9 and promises 1 TFLOP GPU performance fo...
The first 7 nm CPUs from intel are expected to be launched in late 2020 / early 2021. (Source: Anandtech)

Intel's D1X Oregon fab first to get 7 nm production node

It is now clear that AMD will be first to launch 7 nm desktop CPUs, but Intel is not sitting on its hands. Even after all the problems it faced in 2018, Intel is now carefully planning for its upcoming 7 nm CPUs. According to sou...
Bob Swan was previously Intel's CFO before becoming interim CEO. (Source: Intel)

Intel chief expects chip supply to improve by mid-2019; company reports US$70 billion revenue

Intel’s current interim CEO, Bob Swan, has stated in an earnings call that he expects the company’s chip shortage to ease by the middle of the year. However, focus is expected to be on producing high-performance processors whilst ...
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU won't be included in the configuration options for this year's XPS. (Source: Nvidia)

Frank Azor confirms the new Dell XPS 15 will not feature the RTX 2060

Dell executive and prolific tweeter, Frank Azor, has once more taken to the social network with information that will be disappointing to some. The owner of a Dell XPS 15 9530 asked Azor if the company was planning on fitting the ...
Dell briefly teases new XPS laptop with Ice Lake at Intel keynote

CES 2019 | Dell briefly teases new XPS 13 laptop with Ice Lake at Intel keynote

Intel Ice Lake is on track for a late 2019 debut just in time for the Holiday shopping season and the Dell XPS 13 series should be one of the first to market with the new CPU. The actual chassis looks to be identical to the curren...
The Gen 11 iGPU in the upcoming Intel 'Ice Lake' CPUs will support DP 1.4a and DSC. (Source: XDC 2018)

Intel 'Ice Lake' Gen 11 iGPU will support DisplayPort 1.4a and Display Stream Compression for [email protected]

At the recently concluded XDC 2018 conference, Intel's Linux graphics kernel developer, Manasi Navare touched upon the support for DisplayPort 1.4a and Display Stream Compression capabilities of the upcoming generation of Intel in...
The first 10 nm CPUs arriving from Intel should be the Cannon Lake family, followed by Ice Lake. (Source: HDWon)

New Intel Ice Lake-U / Cannon Lake-Y / Coffee Lake-U CPUs and specs get leaked on 3DMark

The Ice Lake and Cannon Lake CPUs are ultra-low voltage processors featuring the 10 nm manufacturing process. The Coffee Lake-U i7-8559U CPU seems to be similar to the existing Kaby Lake-U CPUs, but its specs have been bumped cons...
Maybe Intel's 'Ice Lake' will feature improved thermal interface material. (Source: derwiki/Pixabay)

Intel 10 nm+ 'Ice lake' will supercede 8th-generation processors

An eagle eyed user of the Intel Codename Decoder has found an entry for the 10 nm+ "Ice Lake," Intel's replacement architecture for the currently unreleased Coffee Lake (14 nm++) and Cannon Lake (10 nm) processors.


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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)