Intel teases a massive 28-core, single-socket chip that will launch later this year


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Intel is feeling growing strain from AMD and Qualcomm and the competitors will get much more intense if reviews that Apple is working on its own chips to exchange Intel processors in Macs are true. In an interview with Engadget last week before Computex, Intel’s shopper computing head Gregory Bryant stated that Intel would reveal an much more highly effective chip than last year’s showstopper, the 18-core, 36-thread Intel i9-7980XE.

Because it seems, Intel’s Computex keynote as we speak in Taipei, Taiwan targeted extra on previewing future launches, however Bryant did reveal that later this yr, the corporate will unveil a single-socket processor with a whooping 28-cores that may run at 5 GHz. As compared, AMD’s Threadripper processor, one in every of Intel’s closest rivals, has 16-cores and 32 threads.

Bryant stated the brand new chip will debut within the fourth quarter of this yr however didn't reveal pricing particulars (for reference, the Intel i9-7980XE is at present priced at $1,999, so it’s affordable to imagine the brand new chip will value at least that).

Intel additionally launched a brand new restricted version chip, the Core i7-8086Okay, which runs at Ghz (a brand new milestone for its chips), to mark the anniversary of the primary x86 processor, and can give away eight,zero86 of them in a sweepstake.

Different teasers included Intel’s plans for eighth-generation Core processors nicknamed Whiskey Lake, which can be made utilizing Intel’s 14-nanometer know-how and are designed for light-weight laptops which have little room for batteries or cooling followers. One other chip collection, referred to as Amber Lake, may also be made on the 14-nanometer manufacturing course of and be meant for the thinnest laptops and tablets.

Intel additionally showcased a brand new iteration of the Optane solid-state drive, the 905P, which can supply as much as 1.5 TB in a smaller M.2 design.

In non-chip information, Intel introduced it can work with Dash on units from its hardware companions, together with Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP , Lenovo and Microsoft, to run on 5G networks. They're anticipated to launch subsequent yr.