3rd-party Intel Tiger Lake tests suggest big performance boosts

Intel promised that it’s 11th-gen Core “Tiger Lake” processors would bring up to a 2x boost in graphics performance over previous-gen “Ice Lake” chips, as well as more modest CPU performance gains. But up until now we’ve only had Intel’s word to go on. Now a handful of tech news websites have published the results […]

More than 150 Intel Tiger Lake PCs are coming soon

Intel’s 11th-gen Core processors offer up to twice the graphics performance of last year’s models, while delivering up to a 20-percent boost in productivity tasks, all while offering better energy efficiency. The chip maker unveiled some key details about its new Tiger Lake chips with Willow Cove CPU architecture and Intel Iris Xe last month. […]

Intel Tiger Lake chips promise faster speeds, better efficiency (and a huge graphics boost)

Intel has been facing increased competition in recent years as AMD has seriously upped its game with its Ryzen processor family while Intel has struggled to move from 14nm to 10nm and lagged behind in graphics performance. That could change this year. Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake processors will feature Intel Xe-LP graphics, which should bring […]

Intel Xe GPU roadmap includes laptop, gaming PC, and server graphics

Intel is taking a big step into the GPU space, starting with the Intel Xe integrated graphics that will be built into the company’s upcoming “Tiger Lake” processors. But laptops with integrated GPUs are just the start. The company is outlining its roadmap for Intel Xe graphics, and we can also expect to see discrete […]

2.2 pound Acer Swift 5 laptop with Intel Tiger Lake coming in October for $1000 and up

The Acer Swift 5 is a thin and light laptop that measures less than half an inch thick and has a starting weight of less than 2.2 pounds. Acer has been making Swift 5 notebooks since 2016, but every year the company manages to give the ultraportable notebooks a spec bump while often reducing the […]

Lilbits 6-22-2020: One GX mini laptop will support US 4G LTE wireless networks

The latest mini-laptop from One Netbook is a computer with a 7 inch display, a backlit keyboard, a big exhaust fan in the back, and a set of detachable game controllers that can be connected to the side of the system. The One GX is designed to be a handheld gaming computer, and later this […]

Lilbits 403: Microsoft release GW-Basic source code, hackers get an early crack at iOS 14

Microsoft’s GW-BASIC is a programming language that was released in 1983 and bundled with MS-DOS on early PCs. It was the first programming language many students and developers learned in the 80s, and nearly four decades later, Microsoft has released the source code. Available from Github, the code is being released “for historical reference/interest purposes,” […]

Lilbits 401: Killer networking

Intel has acquired Rivet Networks, the company behind the Killer WiFi and Ethernet line of networking hardware. As AnandTech notes, the two companies had been working closely together in recent years, making the move somewhat unsurprising. In other Intel news, some leaked benchmarks paint a promising picture of the company’s upcoming Tiger Lake processors with […]