The Full Nerd ep. 71: Core i9-9900K, Intel benchmark controversy, farewell Hyper-Threading?

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray dig deep into the Core i9-9900K, Intel’s first 8-core mainstream processor, and all the other new 9th-gen chips announced this week. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Intel Core i9-9900K $529.99 See It on Amazon We kick things off with an overview of the mainstream 9th-gen CPUs, Intel’s refresh of the Core X high-end desktop chips, and the beastly unlocked, 28-core Xeon W-3175X, just to get everybody on the same page. If you want the speeds and feeds in black and white,…

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Intel unveils its 7th-gen CPUs for desktops and performance laptops

Intel hasn’t forgotten about desktop aficionados. Only a few months after debuting its seventh-generation CPUs for ultraportables, the chip giant is rounding things out with new processors for more powerful machines. There’s the “H-series,” targeted at “performance laptops and mobile workstations,” and the “S-series,” which are meant for more traditional desktops. They’ll complement the two other lines of seventh-generation CPUs, which cover ultra-thin designs (the “Y-series”) and faster ultraportables (the “U-series”). Naturally, you can expect the new desktop chips to perform better than their predecessors. Intel claims the S-series i7-7700K…

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BMW and Intel plan robot car production

The three corporations will collaborate on the systems had to make motors which can navigate without any help from a human motive force. The cars may be capable of driving adequately alongside fundamental roads as well as in suburban and inner metropolis regions. BMW said it was hoping the collaboration would mean it is able to positioned robotic vehicles into production by way of 2021. The research partnership turned into introduced on the day whilst US officials start an investigation right into a deadly vehicle crash involving a Tesla Version…

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Takeover Talks Between Altera, Intel Reportedly End

Takeover talks between Intel Corp and Altera Corp have broken off as the chipmakers could not come to an agreement on price, a person familiar with the matter said. Altera’s shares fell as much as 8 percent to $38.67 in early trading, while Intel was down about 2 percent to $30.57. Intel’s offer was in the neighborhood of the low-$50 per share range, CNBC reportedearlier on Thursday. Intel and Altera did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Last month, Intel was reported to be in talks to buy Altera…

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Intel shrinks its RealSense camera to bring Kinect-like awareness to smartphones

Intel plans to cut the fat from its Kinect-like RealSense 3D camera so that it can fit the device on a smartphone. The company’s CEO Brian Krzanich showed off Wednesday in Shenzhen, China a 6-inch prototype phone built with the new camera, which is about half the size of the older version. The company plans to start deploying the technology this year. The U.S. chipmaker has been wanting to bring RealSense to PCs and tablets, but with the smaller size it can also deliver it to smartphones, Krzanich said. Devices…

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