Differences between Thunderbolt 4, USB 4, Thunderbolt 3, and USB 3

Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 are next-gen technologies that are similar in a lot of ways. But there are also some key differences. Both use the same USB-C connector. Both are capable of data transfer speeds up to 40GB/s. Both can deliver enough power to charge a laptop, and both can drive an external display. But […]

Meet the first laptops with Intel Iris Xe MAX discrete graphics

Intel’s integrated graphics technology has gotten a lot better in recent years, with the company’s 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake processors offering graphics performance that’s close to what you’d get from an entry-level NVIDIA discrete GPU. But Intel isn’t stopping with integrated graphics – this summer the company announced plans to enter the discrete graphics space […]

Intel Rocket Lake-S chips will bring Intel Xe integrated graphics to desktops in 2021

Now that laptops featuring Intel’s 11th-gen Core “Tiger Lake processors are shipping, the chip maker is shifting to desktops. As previously announced, Intel plans to launch a series of 11th-gen Core chips, code-named “Rocket Lake-S,” in early 2021. Now the company is providing some details about what we can expect from those chips. Despite the […]

Lilbits: Google’s antitrust woes, new Intel and AMD chips, and MS Edge for Linux (for some reason)

The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the company abuses its dominance in the search and advertising spaces to… stay on top of the search and advertising spaces. Xda-developers has a pretty good write up of the allegations. The case is likely to play out in years rather than […]

Is this the first laptop with Intel DG1 discrete graphics?

Intel’s 11th-gen Core processors feature the company’s most powerful integrated graphics technology to date. But Intel also plans to offer discrete graphics solutions for even higher performance soon. The Intel DG1 GPU is aimed at “mobile creators” looking for a little extra horsepower for graphics and video applications. While Intel hasn’t officially launched its DG1 GPU […]

Intel Tiger Canyon details leaked (Intel NUC with Tiger Lake chips)

Intel’s upcoming NUC 11 Pro “Tiger Canyon” computer is a tiny desktop PC powered by an 11th-gen Intel Core “Tiger Lake” processor with up to Intel Xe graphics. That means you can expect up to twice the graphics performance of a computer with a 10th-gen “Ice Lake” processor, making Tiger Canyon look like a worthy […]