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Intel to pay $2.18 billion in damages to VLSI for violating two of its patents

It appears that Intel has to pay $2.2 billion in damages after a patent trial loss to VLSI, as reported by SeekingAlpha. A federal jury in Waco, Texas ruled that Intel violated two patents of Fortress Investment Group’s VLSI Technology and must pay $2.18B in damages, for violating two of its patents. Continue reading Intel to pay $2.18 billion in damages to VLSI for violating two of its patents

MSI Z490 boards will support PCI-E 4.0 with Intel 11th gen CPU lineup, 400-series chipset compatibility explained in detail

Intel recently confirmed that its 11th gen Rocket Lake-S desktop CPU lineup is launching on the 30th of March, 2021. In response to Hardwareluxx, an Intel spokesperson confirmed the Rocket Lake CPU’s launch schedule.   Continue reading MSI Z490 boards will support PCI-E 4.0 with Intel 11th gen CPU lineup, 400-series chipset compatibility explained in detail

Intel’s “Rocket Lake-S” desktop CPU lineup listed for pre-order by a US retailer, flagship Core i9-11900K for $600 [UPDATE]

It appears that unofficial pre-order pricing for Intel’s entire 11th Gen Rocket Lake Desktop CPU family has been spotted online. Preliminary pre-order prices have been listed by one US retailer Milwaukeepc for the entire Rocket Lake-S CPU lineup, as spotted by Harukaze5719. Continue reading Intel’s “Rocket Lake-S” desktop CPU lineup listed for pre-order by a US retailer, flagship Core i9-11900K for $600 [UPDATE]

Intel discontinues the Performance Tuning Protection Plan, PTPP, for all eligible K-series CPUs

It appears that Intel has officially discontinued its Performance Tuning Protection Plan (PTPP), an optional support plan which provided specific benefits in addition to Intel’s standard processor warranty. Intel will no longer offer new PTPP plans effective March 1, 2021. Continue reading Intel discontinues the Performance Tuning Protection Plan, PTPP, for all eligible K-series CPUs

Global chip shortage to last till 2022, NVIDIA and AMD GPU stock affected as a result

As expected there is more unsettling news for gamers who were hoping that the GPU shortage situation would rather improve later this year. Because according to several industry analysts, GPU stock is going to suffer through until 2022, and because the demand for chips now exceeds supply by about 30%, it will take almost three or four quarters for the supply to catch up with the demand. Continue reading Global chip shortage to last till 2022, NVIDIA and AMD GPU stock affected as a result

Here are some leaked specs of Intel’s upcoming XE-HPG (High-Performance Gaming) “DG2” GPU lineup

We can all agree that we seriously need a third discrete GPU competitor in the market. AMD and NVIDIA have already dominated the discrete gaming GPU market since long, and now INTEL plans to enter the competition to capture some market share and goodwill. Continue reading Here are some leaked specs of Intel’s upcoming XE-HPG (High-Performance Gaming) “DG2” GPU lineup

Intel’s upcoming Rocket Lake-S Core i7-11700 Qualification Sample CPU reviewed and benchmarked

At the CES 2021 event, Intel officially announced its 11th gen Rocket Lake-S series of processors during the press briefing. Official announcement slides were leaked as well, which showed almost 14% IPC boost with this new CPU lineup. Continue reading Intel’s upcoming Rocket Lake-S Core i7-11700 Qualification Sample CPU reviewed and benchmarked

Here is why Intel’s “Rocket Lake” CPUs won’t work on some of the 400-series motherboard chipsets

One Chinese forum and tech website has just posted some interesting findings on Intel’s upcoming 11th generation Rocket Lake-S CPU lineup. The author has explained in depth the technical reasons as to why Rocket Lake processors won’t be compatible with some of the 400-series motherboard chipsets, coming via momomo_us. Continue reading Here is why Intel’s “Rocket Lake” CPUs won’t work on some of the 400-series motherboard chipsets

Intel teases its first enthusiast “Xe HPG” desktop gaming GPU in 3DMark Mesh Shader test

Intel’s senior Vice President, Raja Koduri, recently posted a teaser of the company’s first gaming discrete graphics cards on Twitter, the Xe HPG. Intel’s Xe HPG DG2 (High-Performance Gaming) gaming graphics card appears to have been tested in the new 3DMark Mesh Shader feature test by Intel. Continue reading Intel teases its first enthusiast “Xe HPG” desktop gaming GPU in 3DMark Mesh Shader test

One unique Intel 10nm Comet Lake mobile processor can be installed on a desktop PC platform

As you may already know by now, Intel has been struggling with its 10nm process fabrication node since quite some time. Both the upcoming Rocket Lake-S desktop platform and the Comet Lake-S lineup are also fabbed on the 14nm process node, with Rocket Lake CPU using an advanced 14nm node. Continue reading One unique Intel 10nm Comet Lake mobile processor can be installed on a desktop PC platform