Intel

At IDF in San Francisco last week, Intel provided us with lots of insights into Skylake, the microarchitecture behind the 6th generation Core series processors. Skylake marks the introduction of the Gen9 Intel HD Graphics technology. In advance of our full Skylake architecture analysis (coming soon), I wanted to get a head start and explain the media side (including Quick Sync and the image processing pipeline) of Skylake in a separate piece. Media Capabilities and Quick Sync in Intel HD Graphics - A Brief History Quick Sync has evolved through the last five years, starting with limited hardware acceleration and usage of the programmable EU array in Sandy Bridge. The second generation engine in Ivy Bridge moved to a hybrid hardware / software solution with rate...

Exploring Intel’s Omni-Path Network Fabric

For several months now we have been talking about Intel’s Omni-Path network fabric, the company’s next-generation 100Gbps netwoking fabric technology. Typically Omni-Path has come up alongside discussions of Intel’s...

14 by Ryan Smith yesterday

The Intel Broadwell Xeon E3 v4 Review: 95W, 65W and 35W with eDRAM

Our Broadwell coverage on the desktop has included reviews of the two consumer processors and a breakdown of IPC gains from generation to generation. One issue surrounding Broadwell on...

68 by Ian Cutress 2 days ago

Podcast 34: IDF Special! Interview with Dr Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow

Intel’s Developer Forum is an annual event in San Francisco focusing on how Intel attempts to enable product design and by extension, experience. Part of that is along the...

5 by Ian Cutress 3 days ago

Intel Launches New Socketed 5x5 mini-PC Motherboards

Over the last couple of years, the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) has emerged as one of the bright spots in the troubled PC market. Kickstarted by Intel's NUC (Next...

40 by Ganesh T S 4 days ago

Understanding Intel's Dynamic Power and Thermal Framework 8.1: Smarter Throttling

In mobile, thermal throttling is effectively a fact of life as modern, thin tablets and smartphones leave little room for implementing high-performance fans. We can use CMOS scaling to...

31 by Joshua Ho on 8/21/2015

Intel Announces Optane Storage Brand For 3D XPoint Products

At IDF 2015 this year Intel has announced that their forthcoming 3D XPoint technology based products will be sold under a new brand for the company, Optane. The Optane products...

48 by Ryan Smith on 8/18/2015

Intel Quietly Launches Mobile Xeons: Skylake Based E3-1500M v5

In a rather understated blog post, Intel made an interesting move at the end of last week by announcing that for the first time the Xeon platform is heading...

23 by Ian Cutress on 8/10/2015

The Intel 6th Gen Skylake Review: Core i7-6700K and i5-6600K Tested

It’s the Intel review you’ve been waiting for. Today is the launch of the first two CPUs from Intel’s Skylake architecture, the 6th Generation Core i7-6700K and the Core...

451 by Ian Cutress on 8/5/2015

Intel Skylake Z170 Motherboards: A Quick Look at 55+ New Products

Along with the launch of the two Skylake-K processors today, we also have a raft of new motherboards to go with them. The Skylake processors use the LGA 1151...

76 by Ian Cutress on 8/5/2015

The Intel Broadwell Review Part 2: Overclocking, IPC and Generational Analysis

In our first part of our Broadwell coverage, we rushed to test both the i7-5775C and the i5-5765C in our new benchmarking suite against the previous generation of Haswell...

120 by Ian Cutress on 8/3/2015

Analyzing Intel-Micron 3D XPoint: The Next Generation Non-Volatile Memory

The current mainstream memory technologies, namely DRAM and NAND, have been around for decades. While clever engineering work has allowed the two to scale below 20nm geometries, both technologies...

77 by Kristian Vättö, Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 7/31/2015

Windows 10 Launch Day GPU Support Summary

With Windows 10 launching today, the first half of the path to DirectX 12 has at last been laid down. The GPUs have been here for some time, and...

68 by Ryan Smith on 7/29/2015

Tick Tock On The Rocks: Intel Delays 10nm, Adds 3rd Gen 14nm Core Product "Kaby Lake"

For almost as long as this website has been existence, there has been ample speculation and concern over the future of Moore’s Law. The observation, penned by Intel’s co-founded...

136 by Brett Howse & Ryan Smith on 7/16/2015

Intel Announces Fiscal Year 2015 Quarter Two Results

Today Intel announced their second quarter earnings, which came in at $13.2 billion. This is down 5% from Q2 2014, but was in-line with Intel’s forecast. It actually beat...

15 by Brett Howse on 7/15/2015

Quick Note: Intel “Knights Landing” Xeon Phi & Omni-Path 100 @ ISC 2015

Taking place this week in Frankfurt, Germany is the 2015 International Supercomputing Conference. One of the two major supercomputing conferences of the year, ISC tends to be the venue...

53 by Ryan Smith on 7/13/2015

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 33 - Computex 2015

AnandTech Podcast #33 - Along with CES in Vegas in January, one of the two biggest PC hardware shows in the world is held every year is Computex in...

9 by Ian Cutress on 7/8/2015

The Intel Xeon D Review: Performance Per Watt Server SoC Champion?

Eight 14nm Broadwell cores, a shared L3-cache, dual 10 gigabit MAC, a PCIe 3.0 root with 24 lanes and a lot more find a home in Intel's most powerful...

89 by Johan De Gelas on 6/23/2015

Synology Launches RC18015xs+ / RXD1215sas High-Availability Cluster Solution

Synology is no stranger to high-availability (HA) systems. Synology High Availability is touted as one of the features that differentiate Synology's NAS units from other vendors' for small business...

3 by Ganesh T S on 6/11/2015

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