Ice, Tiger, Rocket, Jasper, and Alder Lake

Regardless of solely having a 30 minute press occasion at this 12 months’s annual CES commerce present, Intel has quite a bit to debate about its plans via the following 12 months. The corporate touched upon 5 key processor architectures and product segments that may dictate the place quite a lot of its FY2021 will come from. That is primarily a yearly roadmap set of bulletins, with out truly giving us the roadmap.

Carousel Picture is of Intel’s Greg Bryant, GM of the Consumer Computing Group, presenting at CES.

We’ve had quite a lot of Intel information immediately, which we separated out into separate information posts for ease of use. It is a helpful quick-use information to click on via to any of our evaluation

An Night with Intel CEO Bob Swan: Roundtable Q&A

Intel stunned us by providing an opportunity to ask inquiries to the person in cost, CEO Bob Swan. It’s uncommon for Intel to supply entry to its C-Stage executives to the tech press, and in consequence we had to consider some nail biters to ask him that solely he might reply. Our time was quick, and ended up being about quarter-hour for the 5/6 of us to ask and get solutions, nevertheless it was good to listen to solutions referring to Intel’s fab technique, what Intel can do in the case of outsourcing, and whether or not Bob considers Intel’s technical or monetary place as extra essential.

 

Scorching Off The Press: Ice Lake Xeon Now In Manufacturing

Lots of Intel’s current challenges stems from its lack of ability to drive its 10nm course of into two of the important thing income producing areas for the corporate: desktop and server. We have been anticipating to see Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake Xeon Scalable on the finish of final 12 months, nevertheless it handed by with out a peep. Immediately Intel is asserting that it has began manufacturing, though earlier within the 12 months Intel mentioned it was already ramping manufacturing, and different sources inform us that Intel has already launched the {hardware}, and is delivery to prospects? All of it received very complicated.

 

The Latest Desktop On The Block: Rocket Lake’s Core i9-11900K

Intel has been teasing its subsequent technology Rocket Lake desktop processors for a number of months now, with arrows pointing to PCIe 4.0 and we already know in regards to the backported CPU and GPU cores. There are huge questions as to what this implies for efficiency and energy, and Intel answered precisely zero of our questions, however did determined to preview among the gaming efficiency, in addition to give us concrete numbers on frequencies. There’s additionally a launch of many, many 500-series motherboards.

 

Laptops Now Have Choices: Tiger Lake 35W, Tiger Lake 45W

On the pocket book aspect of the equation, Intel has two new product households for its OEM companions to play with. The closest to launch is the brand new Tiger Lake H35 collection, that are Intel’s common 15 W processors beefed as much as a 35 W energy mode, and scraping 5.0 GHz. Slightly additional away is the normal 45W H-Collection processors, that includes as much as eight cores. We’ve received particulars on each.

 

Enterprise Prospects Matter Too: Intel Tiger Lake will get vPro

Given the huge progress of pocket book gross sales this 12 months to the enterprise sector, demand for enterprise class notebooks is rising quick. These enterprise notebooks want particular safety features, in addition to out-of-band administration, and thus require Intel’s vPro line of {hardware}. Intel is assembly that want by placing the most recent 15W Tiger Lake processors into its vPro line. Extra particulars of the extra options that include the {hardware}, corresponding to CET, in our protection.

 

Chromebooks for Schooling: 10nm Jasper Lake Comes To Life

Right here’s an announcement we weren’t actually anticipating to get intimately, however we’re glad we did: Intel is updating its Pentium Silver and Celeron processor line with 10nm Jasper Lake processors. What makes this an thrilling launch is that these are powered by Intel’s newest technology Tremont Atom cores that do x86 a little bit otherwise than most. We will’t wait to get our fingers on one, particularly as they filter into Home windows machines and mini-PCs. Extra particulars inside.

 

Alder Lake?

Talked about briefly in our pre-show discussions beneath NDA on the time, whereas there’s no particular information on Intel’s Alder Lake platform coming later in 2021, CEO Bob Swan did inform us that it is going to be Intel’s most ‘energy scalable’ SoC for desktop and cell. Extra particulars to comply with later within the 12 months.

Replace: Intel confirmed off this technique through the CES press convention.

Intel mentioned it was an Alder Lake system, up and operating with Home windows. Clearly early silicon and a take a look at board up to now, nevertheless it’s a step in the suitable path. It was confirmed for launch within the second half of the 12 months.

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