Optane could be HD’s swan song
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Intel thinks it can pull in the numbers

Intel’s Optane Memory is headed to be one of the most disappointing bits of tech in the world of storage.

More Core i7-7740K Kaby Lake X details leaked
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Running on Intel X299 chipset

We already knew that Intel is planning to launch two CPU architectures for its new HEDT platform, the Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X, both which will use the same X299 chipset, and today we have a few more details about the quad-core Core i7-7740K Kaby Lake-X SKU, spotted in SiSoft database.

New Intel, AMD and Nvidia products not helping industry
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Motherboard makers still miserable


Despite the fact that the big three chipmakers are coming up with new products, motherboard makers are continuing to see reduced shipments, which suggest that none of them are expected to have stellar sales.

Intel releases its first Optane PCI-E SSD
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First 3D XPoint SSD reaches 550K IOPS with 10 microsecond latency

Over the weekend, Intel pushed ahead with the release of its first consumer and enterprise SSD based on 3D XPoint technology, with latency rates roughly one hundred times lower than NAND flash alternatives that have dominated the market since 2007.

Intel underestimated the AMD Zen Ryzen threat
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Sources close to the matter

Ryzen 7 and now Ryzen 5 have launched and they are putting enormous pressure on Intel in the top-level market segment. After a whole decade, price/performance is definitely on AMD's side and even the upcoming Naples 32 core server part will put enormous pressure on  Intel’s cash cow in the server market. 

Intel writes $13.5 billion cheque for MobileEye
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Self-driving car software belongs to Chipzilla


Chipzilla has just written a $13.5 billion cheque to buy its Jerusalem-based partner MobilEye.

Intel working with Alibaba on cloud
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Cloud-based FPGA

Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun), has announced a pilot program with Chipzilla for a cloud-based FPGA (field programmable gate array) acceleration service with the goal of enabling customers to have virtual access to powerful compute resources in the cloud to help them manage business, scientific and enterprise data application workloads more effectively.

Windows is now on ARM servers
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Intel’s data centre  goose is cooked

After months of rumour, Windows is finally fully functional on ARM based chips and the Wintel alliance is in tatters.

How dual socket Naples compares to Intel’s E5 2699A V4
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Outspecing and outperforming $5000 CPU

AMD has given details of Naples and talked about its support at the Open Compute conference and it also shared a few performance numbers of a dual socket Naples with 64 core and 128 threes versus Intel’s latest dual socket Xeon E5-2699A.

Spreadtrum’s chip made by Intel
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Much Intel inside 

China-based mobile chip vendor Spreadtrum has announced a new chip dubbed the SC9861G-IA, targeted at the "global mid-level and premium smartphone market".