Now it's up to the CPUs and GPUs in Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019! Two of the biggest giants in the industry in the world presented very interesting news, which we will talk about below.
World's Largest Processor Manufacturer Announces New 9th Generation Family Chips “Coffee Lake Refresh” It's still with the same 14-nanometer architecture, but with performance improvements and a more inviting price.
The processors, designed for desktops (including perhaps a possible iMac upgrade), range from i3 to i9 series and have between four and eight cores; The news is that chips marked with the letter “F” do not have the integrated Intel UHD 630 GPU and users can therefore mount systems with their own graphics card choices. Below are the new models, compiled by AnandTech:
The models should hit the market later this month and computers equipped with them including possible iMacs will emerge from mid-year. By then, Intel will also announce new chips from the same family dedicated to handhelds.
Chip Stacked Components
The company took advantage of the event to show more details and a video about its technology. Foveros 3D of stacking components on a chip, which we already talked about here. A future five-core chip under the code name “Lakefield”, start to be produced in prototype phase soon; the so-called Chiplets (Stackable chip sections) can play the role of graphics, memory, or power controllers by miniaturizing the components.
Family Ice Lake
Finally, Intel also offered new information about its first family chips. Ice Lake, the first built based on architecture Sunny Cove in 10 nanometers. In addition to the benefits already listed above, the processors will integrate native support for the Thunderbolt 3 protocol, Wi-Fi 6 standard, and the company's artificial intelligence technologies.
The company also stated that the series chips could be used in "ultra thin and ultra portable" computers, adopting low energy techniques when needed. According to Intel, the first computers with processors Ice Lake By the end of 2019, the crowd is cheering, so Apple enters the party before making the transition to the chips themselves.
AMD, for its part, unveiled its latest creation that could bring tears to the eyes of the graphics-hungry thirsty: the new GPU Radeon VII, the world's first built on a 7-nanometer architecture.
With 16GB of memory and up to 1 terabyte per second of bandwidth, the card delivers 25% better performance than previous Vega GPUs (like those used in iMac Pro). The idea is to start expanding games in 4K and make other tasks such as video processing and editing much faster. And apparently they're not kidding: In one demonstration, the GPU was able to run a Devil May Cry 5 demo in 4K at “much more” than 60 frames per second.
The Radeon VII will be available for sale on February 7th for $ 700 and will come with some very interesting giveaways, such as copies of The Division 2 games, the aforementioned Devil May Cry 5 and the remake from Resident Evil 2.
Will it also appear in future Apple creations such as the new Mac Pro mythical? We hope so!