Stability issues and crashes affect large part of Raptor Lake CPUs

Soon it will be six months since the issue with game crashes on 13th and 14th generation Intel Core CPUs came to be widely known. Intel largely keeps silent while looking for the root cause, but the issue is unfortunately still ongoing, and not at all rare. This has now been substantiated by an investigation of YouTube channel Level1Techs, which says that as many as tens of percent of processors are displaying these problems. Read more “Stability issues and crashes affect large part of Raptor Lake CPUs” »

Many Lunar Lake innovations won’t make it to Arrow Lake CPUs

Information on Intel’s new generation of desktop processors, the Arrow Lake family is gradually making its way online. So far, Intel has only publicly revealed and detailed the mobile version called Lunar Lake, which has a various important innovations, including a powerful NPU that can power the so-called Copilot+ PCs with Microsoft’s AI features. Arrow Lake is their desktop version of Lunar Lake, but will lack many of these new features. Read more “Many Lunar Lake innovations won’t make it to Arrow Lake CPUs” »

Intel Arrow Lake chipsets: Z890/B860/H810 specs and differences

We recently covered the I/O capabilities of Intel’s new processors for laptops and the LGA 1851 desktop platform, due to replace today’s LGA 1700 boards and Alder Lake and Raptor Lake processors in October. However, that was the full features that apply to the more pricy boards based on Z890 chipsets. But Intel will once again resort to segmentation and the cheaper boards will be cut down in various ways, sometimes by quite a bit. Read more “Intel Arrow Lake chipsets: Z890/B860/H810 specs and differences” »

Intel Arc Battlemage discrete GPUs use TSMC’s 4nm node

Intel should finally release a generation of its discrete “Battlemage” graphics cards with Xe2 HPG architecture later this year, but it will be competing with AMD’s Radeon RX 8000 and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 5000 cards for most of its lifetime. It does look like Intel will have one advantage on its side, though – Battlemage will be on the same manufacturing node, and at least that way it won’t be disadvantaged right off the bat. Read more “Intel Arc Battlemage discrete GPUs use TSMC’s 4nm node” »

Intel Lunar Lake: The most efficient x86 processor detailed

Intel has unveiled the Lunar Lake processors at Computex, said to be the most mobility and efficient CPUs (allegedly the best in the x86 world) and compete against Apple chips as well as against other ARM processors in Copilot+ PCs, in addition to facing AMD. And it’s much more than just the P-Core and E-Core architectures, Lunar Lake basically combines the best technologies Intel has to across various fields into a single package. Read more “Intel Lunar Lake: The most efficient x86 processor detailed” »

Skymont architecture analysed: Intel little core outgrows the big?

Intel unveiled their next-gen Lunar Lake mobile processor at Computex 2024. It will power Copilot+ PCs with its NPU and is supposed to be very power efficient, but it’s extremely interesting mainly because of the new CPU architectures, which will power future Arrow Lake desktop CPUs. Ironically, the star of this generation might actually be the little efficient E-Core accompanying the big P-Cores. Its architecture seems to have taken a giant leap. Read more “Skymont architecture analysed: Intel little core outgrows the big?” »

Intel’s new P-Core: Lion Cove is the biggest change since Nehalem

Intel revealed its next-gen Lunar Lake mobile processor at Computex 2024, to be released this summer. It will power Copilot+ PCs with its fast NPU and is supposed to be highly power efficient, but it’s also extremely interesting because its new CPU architectures are also coming to future Arrow Lake desktop CPUs. First up, we’ll take a look at the big P-Core architecture, which represents the biggest changes in many years. Read more “Intel’s new P-Core: Lion Cove is the biggest change since Nehalem” »

800-series boards from both CPU brands coming, AMD skips 700

In recent days, reports have leaked that AMD’s new generation of processors with Zen 5 will come out in July and August (for laptops), with Intel’s new Arrow Lake and Lunar Lake processors coming out in September. But at Computex 2024, we can expect some previews from companies, and in particular, boards for these CPUs will be on display for the first time. They’ll be coming out for both Arrow Lake and Zen 5, and with new chipsets. Read more “800-series boards from both CPU brands coming, AMD skips 700” »

Intel Arrow Lake desktop CPUs: core counts, 35W TDP on most SKUs

This year should be very fruitful for processors. First AMD’s  Zen 5 in the coming months, said to be the biggest leap since the first Zen. But Intel should have a breakthrough, too: The new Arrow Lake processors with their new LGA 1851 platform and a completely changed chiplet concept. There are also new CPU cores and GPU architecture derived from Alchemist graphics as well. But will the core and thread counts somehow change as well? Read more “Intel Arrow Lake desktop CPUs: core counts, 35W TDP on most SKUs” »

Cheap Arrow Lakes: Core Ultra 5 240F to have two versions again

Intel is preparing a new generation of desktop CPUs for the second half of the year. After three Alder/Raptor Lake generations on LGA 1700, it will be an all-new Arrow Lake architecture, with Core Ultra CPUs and an all-new LGA 1851 socket. Information about the first models is starting to appear, beginning with the cheaper SKUs: the Core Ultra 5 240F, which should be the next-gen successor to the popular cheap Core i5 ships. Read more “Cheap Arrow Lakes: Core Ultra 5 240F to have two versions again” »

Next-gen Xeon 6 has 128 Meteor Lake P-Cores and 500W TDP

We recently mused that Intel could catch up, if not overtake AMD in iGPU performance, but now there’s information suggesting upcoming Intel Xeon processors could close the gap with AMD in servers. In fact, the “Granite Rapids” processors appear to eliminate AMD Epyc processors’ long-standing lead in core count and will bring as many as 128 cores. However, these will probably use the not-so-successful Meteor Lake microarchitecture… Read more “Next-gen Xeon 6 has 128 Meteor Lake P-Cores and 500W TDP” »

Unstable Raptor Lake CPUs on the rise, Intel analyzes the issue

We recently reported on Intel Raptor Lake processors stability issues in games. Reports of crashes often accompanied by misleading messages about lack of video memory don’t seem to be subsiding, but rather multiplying, as do the number of games in which these problems are reported. Intel has not yet taken an official position on the matter, but is analyzing the problem. It is perhaps the biggest such issue with Intel processors in recent times. Read more “Unstable Raptor Lake CPUs on the rise, Intel analyzes the issue” »

Breaking records on an Asus mobo: 9.1 GHz with a Core i9-14900KS

An experienced group of extreme overclockers gathered around Intel’s latest and most powerful desktop processor (Core i9-14900KS) and managed to do unprecedented things. Namely, to reach over 9 GHz on the cores of this processor. That’s a high enough clock speed to break several world records in terms of speed measurements. In this short report, you will find what exactly was achieved. Read more “Breaking records on an Asus mobo: 9.1 GHz with a Core i9-14900KS” »

Intel announces 1.4nm process, first node with high-NA technology

This year, Intel is expected to complete its 2nm and 1.8nm production nodes (designated Intel 20A and Intel 18A) in culmination of their plan to develop five nodes (Intel 7, 4, 3, 20A and 18A) in four years and catch up with the technological lead of TSMC. Now, the company has revealed the next step that will come after this cycle, and a roadmap for enhanced nodes, reminiscent of the plus sign suffixes familiar from 14nm node era. Read more “Intel announces 1.4nm process, first node with high-NA technology” »

The Core i5-14400F analysis is complete. Rare stepping (C0) tested

For completeness of Intel Core i5-14400F processor tests we add the results of its second stepping. We’ve already tested the B0 variant, now it’s time for the C0. Its availability in stores is, at least at the moment, considerably worse and the question arises whether it is worth it at all. Is there any point in aiming for stepping C0 or is B0 also “okay”? Or does it “not matter” (what you get in the shopping lottery)? Read more “The Core i5-14400F analysis is complete. Rare stepping (C0) tested” »

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