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Intel Leaves Russia, Refuses to Bow to Threats

Arkadiusz Strzala, 06 April 2022, 13:54

Intel made the decision to halt cooperation with Russia. However, the company has not bowed to Russian threats and has joined the global boycott of the invasion of Ukraine.

Electronics Shortages Could Return After Lockdown in Shenzhen

Arkadiusz Strzala, 14 March 2022, 13:57

Foxconn's Shenzhen factories have stopped working due to a lockdown. This does not bode well for the availability of electronics and their prices.

Intel's New CPUs Gaining Popularity and Starting to Outsell AMD

Arkadiusz Strzala, 10 February 2022, 13:47

According to stats covering sales in some markets, Intel Alder Lake-S processors have already overtaken AMD chips. Generation 12 features a hybrid architecture that is generating a lot of interest.

Intel Apologizes to China for Wanting to Stop Cooperation With Xinjiang

Arkadiusz Strzala, 23 December 2021, 14:55

Intel's call to break off cooperation with the Xinjiang region was negatively received by the Chinese. This, in turned, prompted the company to publish an official apology in a damage control attempt.

Head of Intel Claims Electronic Component Crisis Will Last at Least Until 2023

Dawid Wanat, 21 December 2021, 17:26

Head of Intel Pat Gelsinger repeats his speculation about chip shortages being expected to last until 2023. AMD's boss is more optimistic on the issue and says improvements will come as early as next year.

Intel Develops Software to Use LAN Hardware for Metaverse

Arkadiusz Strzala, 15 December 2021, 15:07

Metaverse will require a lot from hardware. Intel takes a step towards this technology and announces the ability to share computing power between devices, including those from competing companies.

Denuvo Issues on Intel's New CPUs Almost Fixed

Hubert Sledziewski, 07 December 2021, 18:06

The problems of Intel Alder Lake processors with the Denuvo DRM have almost been solved. Only three games - including Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - are still experiencing trouble.

Gigabyte Saves New Intel CPUs in Games Using Denuvo

Dawid Wanat, 23 November 2021, 13:30

Gigabyte has released a patch for Intel Alder Lake processors. It eliminates problems with DRM systems in games in exchange for disabling some innovative features - unfortunately, it's available only for owners of boards from Gigabyte for now.

Intel Knocks Out AMD

Bartlomiej Sagan, 19 November 2021, 15:26

The 12th generation of Intel Core CPUs has caught up or overtaken AMD Ryzen series in the desktop field in many applications. The next blow, the i7-12700H, came in the mobile category.

Intel CPUs With New Security Vulnerabilities

Dawid Wanat, 17 November 2021, 14:11

The most recently detected security vulnerabilities was found in AMD processors. It turns out, however, that also some Intel units also have significant problems.

Denuvo Causes Trouble on Intel Alder Lake CPUs; 32 Games Affected

Hubert Sledziewski, 05 November 2021, 20:52

Yesterday's launch of Intel Alder Lake CPUs was not without controversy. Information was confirmed that the chips do not work well with 32 games (including AC: Valhalla, Far Cry Primal and Mortal Kombat 11) running on Windows 10 and 11. The main problems are caused by Denuvo DRM solution.

Intel Doesn't Believe in Electronics Prices Dropping Before 2023

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 October 2021, 17:34

Intel's CEO believes that component shortages (and thus high electronics prices) will be with us until at least 2023.

Windows 11 Doesn't Slow Down Ryzens Anymore [UPDATED]

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 October 2021, 11:53

Windows 11 has received another update. This time if did fix the bug slowing down Ryzen CPUs.

Some Games Won't Run on Intel's New CPUs Due to DRM

Arkadiusz Strzala, 18 October 2021, 14:20

Owners of a sizeable collection of older games should approach the new generation of Alder Lake-S CPUs with caution. DRM software may have problems with Intel's upcoming chips.

Intel Won't Build a Factory in the UK Due to Brexit

Arkadiusz Strzala, 07 October 2021, 14:12

Intel's new factory will not be built in Great Britain. The reason is the fact that this country is no longer a member of the European Union, i.e. the Brexit. There are 70 other locations in 10 EU countries under consideration.

Is There Really a Chip Shortage? Manufacturer Accuses Middlemen

Michael Zegar, 06 October 2021, 14:26

According to TSMC's analysis, some manufacturers are keeping some of the purchased components for themselves. This hits other companies, such as Nvidia and AMD.

Intel Confidently Announces the End of AMD's Dominance

Eklerek, 05 October 2021, 13:40

Pat Gelsinger, Intel's chief executive, announces the company's return to the top. The new Alder Lake and Sapphire Rapids processors are expected to not only compete with AMD, but dominate the market.

Intel Core i9-12900K Could be Up to 27% Faster Than Ryzen 9 5950X

Nicek, 27 September 2021, 17:06

The release of Intel Core Alder Lake CPUs is fast approaching, so more and more information about them appears on the web. The latest one concerns benchmarks in which the i9-12900K chip beats the Ryzen 9 5950X.

Electronics Prices May Not Drop After All - Factories Lack Workers

Miriam Moszczynska, 24 September 2021, 13:46

Chip factories are facing another problem. As one report shows, a shortage of properly trained workers may be starting.

AMD CPUs Revealed Passwords; New Patch Fixes Vulnerability

Jacob Blazewicz, 20 September 2021, 19:32

AMD has patched a serious security vulnerability in its CPUs. The problem was caused the chip driver that enabled unauthorized persons to, among other things, access passwords.

Intel May Unveil New Cooling With Alder Lake CPUs

GRG, 13 September 2021, 14:36

A Twitter post suggests that a new range of stock fans to cool Intel's 12th-gen CPUs may be in the pipeline.

Future of Smartphone Market is at Stake; Mediatek Bests Qualcomm

bachehe, 08 September 2021, 16:08

Taiwanese company MediaTek overtakes Qualcom. The gigantic increase in sales suggests quite a change in the mobile chipset market.

AMD Ryzen CPUs With Serious Security Vulnerability

Nicek, 01 September 2021, 15:38

A new security vulnerability has been discovered in AMD Ryzen CPUs that could lead to data leaks. Which users should be afraid of it?

Leaked Benchmark Suggest i9-12900K is One Smoking Hot Beast

Arkadiusz Strzala, 31 August 2021, 15:44

Load test, most likely involving the new i9-12900K CPU from the Alder Lake-S generation, have been leaked. It was very warm and a lot of power was used.

Brand New Ryzen 5 for $9 From a Gacha Vending Machine? Only in Japan

Nicek, 31 August 2021, 13:02

The popularity of vending machines in Japan transcends western imagination. So it's no surprise that the local market also offers machines, where you can draw the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 processors.

Intel Core i5-12600K Could be a Hit; AMD has Reasons to Worry

Arkadiusz Strzala, 26 August 2021, 16:20

The Core i5-12600K could be the hit of Intel's upcoming Alder Lake generation of processors. If it retains the price level of previous i5 releases, it has a chance to outclass even AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X chip.

New GPU and CPU Price Increases Possible

bachehe, 26 August 2021, 15:21

Reports from Taiwan suggest that processors and graphics cards may become more expensive again in the near future.

Intel Alder Lake Hybrid CPUs Could Shake Up the Market

Arkadiusz Strzala, 20 August 2021, 22:23

The 12th-gen Alder Lake processors will be Intel's first hybrid chips. They will have two types of cores with different specializations. An interesting function connected with it is Thread Director.

Intel May Hinder AMD's Recovery

Arkadiusz Strzala, 16 August 2021, 18:34

Intel is reserving the lion's share of TSMC's production capacity in 3nm lithography. In doing so, it may make life a bit more difficult for AMD and Apple, which rely on third-party chip manufacturing.

Intel Plans a Megafactory in the U.S.; Expands Existing Facilities

Arkadiusz Strzala, 10 August 2021, 17:34

Intel is planning to build a new factory in the US and is expanding the Oregon facility. Is the capacity expansion an answer to the chip crisis and the popularity of AMD processors?

AMD on the Offensive - Ryzens Much More Popular Than Intel CPUs

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 August 2021, 20:06

Intel still rules the CPU market, but AMD is starting to tread on its heels. In fact, the new Ryzen 5000 have made AMD's CPUs much more popular in some stores than Intel's.

TSMC Responds to Intel's Plans - 2nm Factory as Early as 2024

Nicek, 29 July 2021, 21:08

Competition in the semiconductor industry is getting fiercer, as evidenced by recent moves by major companies. Taiwanese giant TSMC has bragged about its progress on the 2nm technology.

Intel Changes the Rules of the Game; Forget About Nanometers

Arkadiusz Strzala, 27 July 2021, 16:51

Intel is changing the rules of the nanometer race. It stops using this measure in naming lithographic processes. After „10nm”, the next step in technology development is simply „Intel 7”.

New Chinese CPU Surprises With Performance; Competition Grows for Intel and AMD

, 26 July 2021, 13:08

The Chinese have unveiled the latest Loongson CPU, which matches the performance of the first Ryzen. This is the country's another step of towards independence in the high-tech sector.

Intel's New CPU Significantly Faster Than Ryzen; Alder Lake CPU Benchmark Leaked

Arkadiusz Strzala, 21 July 2021, 15:22

A benchmark of the new Intel i9-12900K processor has been leaked. The model from the upcoming Alder Lake generation may be up to 25% faster than the top Ryzen 5950X. Release coming later this year.

Chinese Giant Goes Bankrupt - is Chip Market in For a Shock?

Przemyslaw Dygas, 19 July 2021, 16:09

The chip market may face another shock. All because of the bankruptcy of Tsinghua Unigroup, an important Chinese producer of the aforementioned components.

AMD: Component Availability Won't Improve Until 2022

Eklerek, 10 July 2021, 12:26

AMD is steadily ramping up production, but component availability is expected to be poor until at least the end of this year. The head of the company, Lisa Su, predicts improvement in the global market in 2022, although not in all its segments.

Windows 11 Won't Support Ryzen 1000 series and Intel CPUs Below 8th Gen

Darius Matusiak, 26 June 2021, 22:08

The list of processors officially supported by Windows 11 turns out to be surprising. Microsoft bets on the latest generations and cutts off many popular models, at least officially.

Intel on Chip Shortages - Better Get Used to It

Jacob Blazewicz, 01 June 2021, 13:35

Pat Gelsinger once again addressed the current chip supply problems. Unfortunately, Intel's CEO still confirms that the semiconductor shortage could last for several years.

Chip Prices Increased by 30%; Electronic Components Price Hike Inbound

Arkadiusz Strzala, 25 May 2021, 13:11

The announced increases in chip prices are becoming a reality. A large part of manufacturers are raising them as we write these words, and some have already done so. Differences reach up to 30%, depending on the type of chip.

Intel's 7nm Meteor Lake CPUs Reached a Milestone

Bartlomiej Sagan, 25 May 2021, 12:02

Intel has reached another milestone in its proprietary manufacturing technology for the Meteor Lake family of CPUs. The 14th generation of Core CPUs is expected to bring the long-awaited change in lithography to 7nm.

AMD Zen 4 to Require New AM5 Socket; Big Changes Inbound

Arkadiusz Strzala, 24 May 2021, 16:54

Leaks suggest that the next generation of AMD Zen 4 processors (including Ryzen 7000) will require a new socket - AM5. It will bring very big changes, including, above all, support for DDR5 RAM.

TSMC Made Great Progress With 1nm Chips

Arkadiusz Strzala, 22 May 2021, 18:34

TSMC and its partners are working on 1nm processor manufacturing technology. This lithography may be another breakthrough in the miniaturization and energy efficiency of chips.

Intel Alder Lake-S Said to Offer Twice the Performance and Launch This Year

Arkadiusz Strzala, 11 May 2021, 18:56

The new generation of Intel Alder Lake-S CPUs is expected to arrive before the end of 2021. This could be quite an event, because the new CPUs not only offer much better performance, but also support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 and departure from the 14 nm process.

IBM Creates World's First 2nm Chip

Arkadiusz Strzala, 07 May 2021, 19:16

IBM has manufactured the first chip in 2 nm lithography in laboratory conditions. Future processors based on this technology will be able to consume 75% less power than current 7nm models.

Intel and TSMC Claim Chip Shortage is a Long-term Problem

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 April 2021, 17:02

The problem with shortage of chips and, subsequently, hardware that needs them may drag on for years. That's the grim scenario being drawn by the CEOs of Intel and major semiconductor manufacturer TSMC.

AMD Like Intel: Ryzens 5000 With Serious Security Vulnerability

Arkadiusz Strzala, 07 April 2021, 16:07

AMD confirms that the new line of processors based on Zen 3 is vulnerable to a Spectre attack. The reason is the optimization mechanism included in the Ryzen 5000 and Epyc processors, among others.

Nvidia GPUs and Intel CPUs Still Reign Supreme on Steam

Karol Laska, 03 April 2021, 19:49

Steam, according to tradition, examined how the hardware used by platform's users has changed in March 2021. There are no surprises - Nvidia and Intel remain at the top.

First Reviews: Rocket Lake-S - With Good Performance Comes Great Power Consumption

Bart Swiatek, 31 March 2021, 16:43

Benchmarks of the new desktop CPUs from Intel - the so-called Rocket Lake-S line - have appeared in the web. How does Intel's 11th-gen perform under fire?

Chip Prices to Increase by 25% Before 2022

Michael Kulakowski, 30 March 2021, 21:03

Taiwan-based company TSMC, a leading global microprocessor manufacturer that works with major tech giants, is said to be gearing up for big price hikes of up to 25 percent on its products.