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 […]

Intel Beast Canyon NUC available for pre-order with up to Core i9-11900KB

Intel’s Beast Canyon NUC is the latest in the company’s line of compact desktop computers designed for gaming or workstation-class computing. With an 8L chassis, it’s larger than most other members of the Intel NUC lineup, but it’s smaller than most gaming desktops – and it’s also the first Intel NUC to support full-length graphics cards. […]

Lilbits: Intel wants to buy GlobalFoundries, people want to buy Steam Decks (but can’t due to website problems)

Intel may be planning to buy one of the world’s biggest semiconductor manufacturers. Xiaomi overtook Apple to become the world’s second biggest smartphone company (in terms of shipments) last quarter, behind Samsung. And Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming computer is now up for pre-order for $399 and up… if you can get your order to […]

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 […]

Intel’s unpopular Lakefield chips reach end of life a year after launch

Later this year Intel plans to launch its first Alder Lake mobile processors designed to combine two different CPU architectures on a single chip. The idea is to deliver up to a 14-core processor that features a mix of high-performance and energy-efficient CPU cores. But Alder Lake-P chips won’t be the first processors from Intel […]

SiFive Performance P550 is the most powerful RISC-V processor to date

Chip designer SiFive has unveiled two new processor cores featuring RISC-V architecture, including the new SiFive Performance P270 and SiFive Performance P550 processor. The company says the latter is the  highest-performance RISC-V processor to date. It’s also the first RISC-V processor core that Intel plans to incorporate into an upcoming chip. Intel says it will […]

MSI Prestige 14 Evo review (Speedy thin & light laptop with some sacrifices)

The MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M may be the most powerful thin and light laptop I’ve tested to date. Powered by an Intel Core i7-1185G7 processor, the laptop also features speedy memory and storage and a decent cooling system that allow it to notch some of the highest benchmark scores I’ve seen from a laptop […]

Lilbits: Intel Tiger Lake-H reviews, Optane memory H20 coming soon, and Photoshop comes to Windows on ARM

Intel’s 11th-gen, 45-watt laptop processors have arrived, and the embargo on reviews lifted today. The good news is that the new Intel chips really do offer some of the best performance of any x86 processor in this class… when it comes to single-threaded performance. But when it comes to multi-threaded performance, AMD’s Ryzen 5000H series […]

Intel introduces Tiger Lake-H chips for higher-performance gaming laptops and mobile workstations

Intel is expanding its 11th-gen Core processor lineup with a new line of 45-watt chips designed for gaming laptops and mobile workstations. The new Intel Tiger Lake-H processors are 10nm chips with 6 to 8 CPU cores, support for turbo boost speeds as high as 5 GHz, and built-in support for technologies including Thunderbolt 4, […]