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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 […]

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Intel Core i3 vs. Core i5 CPUs

Should you buy your next computer with a Core i3 or Core i5 processor? nikkytok/Shutterstock As impressive as Intel’s high-end Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs are, there’s much greater value to be had at the lower-end of the scale. Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs offer powerful cores for gaming and work at a […]

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Intel denies claims that 10nm on desktop is dead

Intel’s struggles with 10nm have been well-documented over the years, and recent reports have been adding fuel to the fire. German site Hardwareluxx reports that Intel may skip using its 10nm process node for desktop-bound CPUs and shoot for 7nm chips instead, targeting a 2022 release. The tip stems from supposed trustworthy insiders claiming Intel […]

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Intel to Offer 8-Core Xeon NUC

If you like the idea of the tiny NUC barebones desktop PC, but want more performance and the option of adding a graphics card, Intel looks set to deliver exactly that with its next-generation Quartz Canyon NUC. As Tom’s Hardware reports, an Intel product brochure marked as “Confidential: For Internal and NDA Use Only” has […]