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Intel Core i5-13500 engineering sample CPU tested: hits 4.8GHz on one core
Intel's upcoming Core i5-13500 processor has been tested in engineering sample (ES) form, with the small review taking a gander at the performance, and thermal/power of the "Q8WH" engineering sample of the Core i5-13500 "Alder Lake" CPU.
We should expect some changes in the final retail version of Intel's new Core i5-13500, as the CPU tested is an older version called ES2 -- so it's not a production sample, or is it a qualification sample. As for the CPU itself, Intel's new Core i5-13500 processor is a 14-core, 20-thread CPU based on the older Alder Lake C0 silicon.
The new CPU will be part of the non-K series which has a default TDP of just 65W, with 6 Performance cores and 8 Efficient cores -- for a total of 14 cores and 20 thread of CPU power. The leaked review of the Intel Core i5-13500 engineering sample has a CPU boost clock of up to 4.8GHz, confirmed in the review itself.
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Intel targets 1 trillion transistors on a single package by 2030
Intel has come out swinging in a big way celebrating the 75th anniversary of the transistor, where at IEDM 2022 (the International Electron Devices Meeting) that the company is aiming for 10x density improvements in packaging technology, using a novel material that is just 3 atoms thick in order to advance transistor scaling.
Intel has unveiled its latest research breakthroughs that are fueling the innovation pipeline in order to keep Moore's Law on track towards 1 trillion transistors by the year 2030, where at the IEDM 2022 conference, Intel researchers showed off the latest advancements in 3D packaging technology.
The researchers showcased a huge 10x improvement in density, using novel materials for 2D transistor scaling beyond RibbonFET, including a super-thin material that is just 3 atoms thick. This will pave the way for massive improvements in energy efficiency and memory for higher-performing computing, as well as more advancements in the world of quantum computing.
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Chinese woman fakes pregnancy, tries smuggling 200+ Intel Alder Lake CPUs
I don't know why people try to do this, but I don't think it'll ever stop either... but a Chinese woman who pretended to be pregnant tried to smuggle over 200 full Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs through customs with a prosthetic belly. Yeah, a fake pregnancy.
Chinese customs authorities report that a woman named "Zhao" from Zhuhai, Guangdong, recently entered Macau and was on her way back to China mainland through the Gongbei Port in Zhuhai, but walking through, Chinese customs authorities noticed something wasn't right... and that's when the inspection began.
Zhao said that she was around 5-6 months pregnant, but once the Chinese customs authorities had a closer look, they discovered she had a fake prosthetic belly attached. The size of the belly made the woman look like she was 5-6 months pregnant, but she was still walking comfortably. Underneath her top once the fake prosthetic belly was taken away, the authorities discovered 202 Intel "Alder Lake" CPUs and even 9 smartphones... all held together with scotch tape, and more.
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AMD refreshes packaging design of its Ryzen 7000 series 'Zen 4' CPUs
AMD is celebrating its Holiday Deals on discounted Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors, with some new retail desktop CPU packaging... check it out:
AMD's new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors are still available on the cheap, just like they were last week and over the weekend with the one-two-punch discounts of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but now AMD is keeping the Zen 4 chips cheap.. with some refreshed CPU packaging.
The new packaging sports an outline on AMD's own logo, which looks better from the outside... but other than that, there's not much new here. But the bigger deal here is that AMD's discounted pricing on their fleet of Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors seems permanent, and not just for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts, which is awesome for consumers.
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AMD's new Ryzen 9 7900 and Ryzen 7 7700 (non-X) CPUs teased early
AMD recently launched its fleet of Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors, but now early listings by retailers for some non-X variants have hit the internet in the form of the Ryzen 9 7900 and Ryzen 7 7700 processors.
The upcoming AMD Ryzen 9 7900 processor will feature 12 cores and 24 threads of Zen 4 processing power, while the Ryzen 7 7700 processor packs 8 cores and 16 threads of Zen 4 processing power, both with 65W TDPs by default. They're identical to the X-series processors -- the Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 7 7700X in terms of core and thread count -- but CPU clocks have changed.
The upcoming Ryzen 9 7900 processor has a 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz base CPU frequency, which is 900MHz to 1.1GHz lower than the Ryzen 9 7900X, and down 105W from the Ryzen 9 7900X and its 170W TDP. Moving onto the Ryzen 7 7700, the CPU clocks have been reduced by 700MHz to 900MHz from the Ryzen 7 7700X.
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Intel's new Core i7-1370P mobile CPU with 14 cores at 5.0GHz teased
Intel will have a bunch of new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" mobile processors to show off at CES 2023 in just a few weeks' time, with the new 14-core CPU in the form of the Core i7-1370P mobile CPU teased.
The new Intel Core i7-1370P processor will reportedly feature 14 cores and 20 threads of Raptor Lake CPU power at up to 5.0GHz, which is going to be pretty sweet to see inside of a new gaming laptop. We've already heard about Intel's upcoming H, HK, and HX series CPUs based on Raptor Lake, but now we're hearing more details on the Core i7-1370P mobile processor.
Intel is reportedly going to have its low-power P-series with a default TDP of 28W, which will see the Core i7-1370P processor -- and other P-series CPUs -- destined for next-gen ultra-thin laptops, as well as high-end tablets that will debut in 2023.
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Intel's new Sapphire Rapids 'Fishhawk Falls' HEDT CPUs teased for April 2023
Intel is gearing up to battle AMD in the HEDT market with its new Sapphire Rapids Xeon CPUs, with some new teases of a reveal and release date in the rumor mill.
The new Intel Sapphire Rapids-WS processors will be unveiled on February 7, 2023 according to sources of Wccftech, while the release will be a couple of months later in April 2023. We recently heard that Intel had massive delays of its new Sapphire Rapids platform, with this just adding to it... although its earlier than previous rumors.
AMD already has its Ryzen Threadripper PRO series of CPUs smashing cores together like they're nothing, with Intel pretty far behind in the HEDT market now. We have no idea what type of pricing to expect on Intel's next-gen Sapphire Rapids Xeon CPUs, but they won't be cheap... while alongside the new Sapphire Rapids Xeon CPUs we'll see the new W790 chipset and a slew of next-gen W790-based motherboards.
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CPU-Z update: now supports Intel 13th Gen Core HX, HK, H-series CPUs
CPU-Z has been updated with the latest version of the software supporting a bunch of unreleased Intel 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs, including a bunch of new HX-series CPUs that are on their way.
The new CPU-Z v2.03.1 update supports a slew of new Intel CPUs but leaves new AMD CPUs waiting for support in CPU-Z, including the rumored 55W and 45W SKUs, and their respective H, HK, and HX-series CPUs. The new flagship mobile beast Core i9-13900HK is on the list, which is a desktop-class (BGA) series that will drop at CES 2023 inside of next-gen gaming laptops.
In full, the new CPU-Z now supports the Intel Core i9-13900HK, Intel Core i7 13700H/HX, Intel Core i5-13650HX
Intel Core i5-13620H, Intel Core i5-13500H/HX, Intel Core i5-13450HX, Intel Core i5-13420H, and finally, the Intel Celeron 7305. Out of this list, the Core i7-13700H and Core i5-13500H are seen for the first time, whereas until now we've only seen their HK and HX variants.
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Intel Core i9-13900KS listed in Canada, costs 22% more than Core i9-13900K
Intel only just launched its 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" family of CPUs but there is far more to come, with a big tease of the new flagship Core i9-13900KS that will compete against AMD's upcoming Zen 4 range of CPUs with second-gen 3D V-Cache technology attached.
The new Intel Core i9-13900KS processor will be unleashed at CES 2023 alongside some new SKUs for the Raptor Lake CPU family, but there's also news that some of those CPUs will be using an older die based on the Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU family.
A new listing as popped up on PC-Canada which has listed the Intel Core i9-13900KS processor for $972 CAD, which converts to around $722 USD or so. But, what makes the Core i9-13900KS so special? Well, that "S" stands for something, and that "S" is serious speed: the first ever consumer CPU with a CPU frequency of 6.0GHz out of the box, oh yeah.
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Intel 'On Demand' pay-as-you-go feature unlocks features on data center CPUs
Intel is now hiding features of its new data center CPUs behind a paywall, with the introduction of its new "On Demand" service, effectively a pay-as-you-go service for CPUs that unlocks features as you go (and costing you money).
The new "On Demand" service from Intel will be for their data center customers for now, but I'm sure this is going to shift into consumer CPUs as the years go by, and in some cases it'll be alright -- a data center CPU can get upgraded with new features without a full CPU upgrade -- but it starts a dark path.
Intel has two different models on offer with its new On Demand program: the "Consumption Model" and "Activation Model". The Consumption Model is metered, with flexible consumption to scale performance while the Activation Model is licensed with a one-time feature and software activation.
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