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Intel's Optane memory will only work with 7th-generation chipsets

Intel's Optane Memory will be a seventh-generation processor and chipset exclusive and due to its size limitations. We know this because Intel just launched a new landing page all about it.
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Intel officially supports the Vulkan 3D graphics API on newest integrated GPUs

Vulkan has been supported by Nvidia and AMD for awhile, offering an alternative to DirectX 12 on Windows 10 machines. Now, Intel has joined the fray, adding in official Windows 10 for Vulkan on its Skylake and Kaby Lake integrated…
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Intel Optane-branded solid-state drive for data centers spotted in leaked specs

A recent leak reveals the specs of an Intel Optane-branded P4800X Series SSD, destined for data centers with a 375GB capacity. It will have a read speed of up to 2,400MB per second and a write speed of up to 2,000MB per second.
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Put down that wallet before buying a PC — Intel just teased its eighth-gen CPU

Intel hopped onto Twitter on Thursday to tease customers with an eighth-generation Core processor carrot believed to be filled with ... coffee. The new chips are expected to launch later this year.
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Intel’s 48-thread, 24-core Xeon superchip will cost nearly $9,000

Intel cements its hold on the highest-end processor business by introducing its new Xeon E7-8894 v4 24-core, 48-thread CPU, which maintains its predecessor's 165W thermal design power and is intended for servers with up to eight forces.
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Intel to invest $7 billion in Arizona plant where it will build 7nm processors

Intel has announced a deal that will see the chipmaker pump $7 billion into an Arizona semiconductor factory. The plant, which will be completed in three to four years, will build its 7nm processors.
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Intel's Core i7-7700K CPU reached 7.3GHz using liquid nitrogen and liquid helium

Prior to Intel's reveal of its new CPUs, Asus hosted an overclocking event enabling attendees to push the limits of those new chips. One team hit over 7.3GHz using the Core i7-7700K, liquid nitrogen, and expensive liquid helium.
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Apple could finally add Intel Kaby Lake to the MacBook Pro in 2017

Apple is expected to perform a minimal refresh of the MacBook Pro line sometime in 2017, with an upgrade to seventh-generation Intel CPUs, and some industrious folks found some hints of new MacBook Pro machines in the MacOS Sierra 10.12.4…
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Intel responds to AMD’s Ryzen onslaught with some Core i7 and i5 updates

Intel is rolling out its seventh-generation, or Kaby Lake, architecture, which is focused more on efficiency than outright performance. However, Intel isn't standing still in the face of Ryzen's impending release.
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Apple wants to put more mobile hardware into Macs, but isn’t abandoning Intel yet

ARM has been making some inroads into Intel's PC territory. One major victory was Microsoft's announcement that full Windows 10 would run on ARM processors. Now, Apple has joined the fray, looking at ways to add ARM CPUs into its Mac line…
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The Surface Pro 3 with Windows 10 receives a performance boost via new firmware

Microsoft released new firmware for the Surface Pro 3 on Tuesday that promises to boost performance when Windows 10 is installed. The device also received an update from Intel that boosts the performance of docked video and Miracast.
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Intel's partners already testing memory modules based on its Optane technology

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the company has provided samples of its 3D XPoint-based Optane memory sticks to data centers in 2016. The news follows Intel's reveal of two Optane-based M.2-class storage devices just weeks ago.