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Lilbits: Intel Alder Lake hybrid CPUs and Xe-HPG graphics explained

This year’s Intel Architecture Day included a deep dive into some of the big changes Intel has announced for the next few years, including next-gen processors that combing high-performance and energy-efficient CPU cores onto a single chip and discrete graphics solutions designed to compete with AMD and NVIDIA in the gaming space. Intel’s 12th-gen “Alder […]

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Lilbits: Surface Studio Book, Fairphone 4, and Honor’s first flagships since leaving Huawei

Microsoft may be preparing to launch an update to its Surface Book line of 2-in-1 devices, but rather than a detachable display, the new model may have an easel-style screen that you can pull forward for pen & graphics work. Fairphone, maker of modular, repairable phones made from ethically sourced materials, may be planning to […]

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Intel’s 2025 roadmap: New architectures, new technologies, and the end of nanometer naming

Over the years, chip makers have moved to smaller and smaller processor nodes in an effort to fit more transistors into a smaller space to improve performance and efficiency. But different manufacturers use different technologies, so what one chip maker calls a 7nm processor may not have the same characteristics as a competitor’s. Now Intel […]

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Intel Alder Lake mobile chip lineup leaked (up to 16 cores with big+small designs)

Intel’s first 12th-gen Core processors for mobile devices are expected to hit the streets later this year. Based on the company’s new Alder Lake designs, the chips will be different from most previous-gen Core processors in that they’ll combine “big” and “small” CPU cores on a single chip. A leaked product slide from earlier this […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11’s new Start, Pixel 6 specs leaked, and Google leaves Jelly Bean behind

The upcoming Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are expected to be the first Google smartphones to ship with a Google-designed processor. According to the latest rumor, they could also be Google’s first phones that come with a promise of 5 years of software updates. Meanwhile, Microsoft is continuing to refine Windows 11 ahead of launch. […]

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Intel previews “Beast Canyon” NUC 11 Extreme computer and Alder Lake mobile processors

In addition to launching two new 11th-gen Core U-series chips, Intel used its Computex press event to preview a couple of upcoming products. One is the next-gen NUC Extreme compact computer, code-named Beast Canyon. Powered by up to an Intel Core i9 Tiger Lake-H processor, the new Intel NUC 11 Extreme will support full-length discrete […]

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Intel Alder Lake-P details leaked: Mobile processor with 14 cores, 20 threads

Intel’s first foray into hybrid processors that combine different types of CPU cores in a single chip wasn’t all that exciting due to lackluster performance and a focus on efficiency for thin, light, and fanless computers. But it looks like the next Hybrid chip could pack a lot more horsepower. Leaked benchmark results for an upcoming […]

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Lilbits: More new Intel chips, PC shipments are up, and Qualcomm’s new in-screen fingerprint reader is bigger

In addition to launching new 35-watt Tiger Lake processors for gaming laptops and new 6-10 watt chips for low-cost, low-power notebooks for the education market, Intel had some other big announcements today. The company launched a new line of 11th-gen Tiger Lake chips with vPro technology for business-class security, management, and performance features. Intel also […]

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Lilbits: Apple “Prime,” Intel Alder Lake-S, and an Epic game of chicken

When Epic first brought its incredibly popular video game Fortnite to smartphones two years ago, the company sidestepped the App Store and Google Play by offering its own Android app launcher. Eventually Epic made its game available in the official Android and iOS app stores, but company officials were never happy about having to split […]

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Rumor: Intel “Alder Lake-S” could be a 16-core desktop processor (with big.LITTLE-like design)

Intel’s Foveros technology allows the chip maker to deliver processors featuring CPU cores spanning multiple architectures. This allows, for example, a set of low-power, energy-efficient CPU cores to be combined with a set of power-hungry, higher-performance cores. So far Intel has only unveiled one product that uses this design — the upcoming Intel Lakefield processor […]