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How desperate are you for GPUs, CPUs, consoles? Newegg tests with new lottery

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Over the past 12 months, electronics retailers have been under increased fire and scrutiny for mishandling how they sell brand-new consoles and high-end PC components. This week, online retailer Newegg has moved forward with a new, peculiar system for selling high-demand, low-supply electronics: the Newegg Shuffle. (Or, as the […]

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Intel’s 3rd-generation Xeon Scalable CPUs offer 16-bit FPU processing

Intel’s focus on AI architecture is so deep that the actual SKU table seemed like little more than an afterthought. Also notice no prices are available. Intel This is the only place you’ll see general-purpose workload performance claims—against five-year-old Intel-only systems, and ignoring Spectre/Meltdown mitigations. Intel There’s no mention of AMD on this or any […]

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Intel’s 10th-generation H-series laptop CPUs break 5GHz

The immediate takeaway on 10th-gen Comet Lake H-series: 45W TDP, four/six/eight cores with hyperthreading, very high turbo clockrates. Intel Corporation You’ll definitely want to pay attention to the asterisk at the end of “fastest mobile processor.” It’s referring to turbo clock speed, not necessarily overall performance. Intel Corporation Intel is leaning very heavily on the […]

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Intel promises Full Memory Encryption in upcoming CPUs

This looks like an advertisement for AMD Epyc processors until you get to that bright yellow “solutions available today” box and realize we’re talking about Intel. Intel Corporation Intel is a founding member of the Confidential Computing Consortium, an open source community. Intel Corporation Intel TSC—currently only applicable to Intel (not third-party) server motherboards—offers an […]