Intel has always had a tortured relationship with mobile computing. But its inability to make its chipsets more efficient is troubling.
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Following up on its 8th generation Core processors for mobile PCs, Intel this week extended the product line to the desktop.
If you enjoy the spectacle of tech giants circling each other in court like some old "Godzilla vs. King Kong" movie, then buckle up. This one has the potential to be a battle for the ages.
Intel has unleashed a flurry of announcements tied to the Computex Taipei 2017 trade show. Key among them is a new "extreme" processor lineup called the Core X-Series.
Intel is well-known for its PC microprocessors, but it deserves a bit of credit for its innovative work on actual PCs as well.
Intel this week announced that it has effectively completed the rollout of its 7th generation Core processors, codenamed "Kaby Lake."
A new report about Microsoft working on x86 emulation for the ARM-based versions of Windows 10 has Windows enthusiasts justifiably excited for the future.
While AMD long ago ceded the high-end of the PC microprocessor market to Intel, the firm has plans for a big comeback later this year with its Zen processor architecture. In the meantime, AMD is making news with its 7th generation A-Series CPUs, which are aimed at mobile PCs, and the Radeon RX Series of VR-capable graphics solutions.
Microprocessor giant Intel has had an even harder time adapting to today's mobile computing world than Microsoft. And the latest evidence is a just-announced cancellation of an Atom processor designed for smart phones and tablets ... which I think has big ramifications for a rumored Intel-based Surface phone.