Because you are already using the 10th generation Intel Core i family, the visual audio quality also seems very good. Especially for work use, of course it will be even more convincing. You can also work on video editing, full HD video editing with Adobe Premiere 2020 runs smoothly, and when it is donerender it doesn’t take too long. Used for office work, school, to lectureIt is also good because there is a Microsoft Office Student so that you can immediately use it to work from when you buy a laptop.
DEPO Computers announced the launch of mass production of the Russian DP310T motherboard in the Kaliningrad region. About this on Thursday, September 10, 2020 reported edition “3D-News”. The board is designed for working monoblock desktops. The new devices have passed all the necessary tests. The board is built on the Intel H310 chipset and will form the basis of the DEPO Neos MF524 monoblock.
The DP310T motherboard, although built on an Intel chipset, was developed in Russia. The software is also of domestic production. The novelty is being assembled in the Technopolis GS innovation cluster in Gusev. Themselves monoblocks based on the board are produced by DEPO Computers.
The board is built on the Intel H310C chipset, has an LGA 1151v2 processor socket and is compatible with the eighth and ninth generation Intel Core processors.
It has a pair of slots for DDR4 SO-DIMM memory modules, two M.2 slots (for SSD and Wi-Fi module) and a pair of SATA III ports. There is no PCIe slot for a video card, which is not surprising for a board designed for a candy bar.
The Neos MF524 monoblock itself is made in a laconic style with thin bezels 2 mm thick and a 23.8-inch screen with Full HD resolution. The maximum configuration offers an eight-core Core i7-9700. Moreover, the monoblock uses Russian-assembled RAM modules (up to 16 GB) and SATA solid-state drives (up to 480 GB).
It is noted that the system has high performance and supports Russian information security tools. This allows you to use it for any resource-intensive applications and work with information with limited access.
“The new motherboard based on the Intel H310 chipset is a very complex product, for the release of which we used the most advanced technologies and mastered new competencies. This is a valuable experience and great responsibility for the company’s specialists “, – quotes the publication of Fyodor Boyarkov, director of production development at GS Group holding.
AMD is going to show the first processors based on the latest Zen 3 architecture, and some of them won’t even have competitors in the Intel catalog. All announcements, including the premiere of Big Navi graphics cards with RDNA 2 architecture, she will hold in October 2020 – she called this month “Red October”.
Intel has nothing to answer
AMD is preparing for a large-scale show of its new products, including the Zen 3 architecture and Ryzen processors based on it. AMD intends to demonstrate all its products of the latest generation in October 2020 – it called this month “Red October”, hinting at a large number of new products and its corporate red color. AMD Announcement Month begins October 8, 2020.
The Ryzen 4000 Vermeer series will debut on October 8, 2020, not to be confused with the Ryzen 4000 Renoir. The new chips are based on the Zen 3 architecture, AMD’s most advanced architecture. They were the first on its basis – all the company’s processors available for sale at the time of publication of the material run on Zen 2 and Zen of the first generation.
One of the highlights of the new line of Ryzen 4000 Vermeer processors may be a 7-nanometer chip with ten processing cores. A well-known Ukrainian enthusiast said this without disclosing his sources. Yuri «1usmus» Bubble.
New 10-core AMD Ryzen has no worthy rivals yet
If AMD is really preparing such a chip, then it will not have competitors in the Intel camp for the first time. At the time of publication of the material, Intel already had its own CPUs with so many cores, but in a number of technical features they were inferior to the upcoming new product from AMD. For example, the Core i9-10900K processor with a frequency of 3.7 to 5.3 GHz, which can process 20 data streams (two per core) and released in the second quarter of 2020, is manufactured at 14-nanometer standards.
At the same time, Intel has a 10-nanometer technology at its disposal – the production of processors using it is the company start back in August 2019
New graphics cards
The second presentation is scheduled for October 28, 2020, and it will focus on AMD’s advancements in the video accelerator segment. In particular, the company will show video cards codenamed Big Navi.
Big Navi is a new line of Radeon RX 6000 cards, which is based on the RDNA 2 architecture. It is also used in video cards from the latest Microsoft Xbox Series X and Series S game consoles. reported CNews, in Russia, their sales will begin on November 10, 2020.
Month of Announcements, according to AMD – these are two presentations during October 2020
On his Twitter, the head of the company Lisa Su (Lisa Su) wrote, “This is going to be an exciting fall for gamers. It’s time to start a new journey with Ryzen Zen 3 and Radeon RDNA 2. “
Until both premieres, AMD does not disclose technical details about its future innovations. For example, all that is known for certain about Radeon RX 6000 video cards is that they will have built-in ray tracing technology in their arsenal, but in itself it is far from new – similar algorithms are available both in its existing cards and in Nvidia’s solutions of the GeForce RTX line. …
There are more details about the new chips from the company, but at the time of publication of the material AMD did not comment on this information. It is only known for certain that Zen 3 will not be revolutionary in terms of the technical process – processors based on it will remain 7-nanometer, and the Taiwanese company TSMC will continue to produce them, since AMD, unlike Intel, does not have its own factories.
According to preliminary data, all Zen 3 chips will be manufactured using the N7P process technology, which, even without switching to 5 nm, will make the processors 7% more efficient and 10% more energy efficient in comparison with the existing Ryzen 4000. It is possible that AMD will eventually choose even more advanced production technology – N7 + (plus 10% to energy efficiency, plus 15% to productivity). The company will announce its choice during the announcement.
AMD releases new processors in full accordance with its roadmap
Details about the upcoming AMD processors, without disclosing their sources, shared the portal Tom’s Hardware. According to him, AMD is preparing to show only desktop processors – mobile ones have not been mentioned.
The Vermeer processors will retain the multi-chip layout, which follows from a teaser video posted by AMD itself. It shows a processor that contains two CCD chiplets and a separate I / O chiplet.
According to the available information, in the future AMD is going to use Zen 3 in processors for desktops and laptops, as well as for servers (Epyc Milan line). The first devices based on Vermeer may go on sale before the end of 2020, and it can be laptops and ready-made desktop assemblies.
The cache size in new processors can exceed 32 MB, and the number of cores can reach 64 (only Epyc, Ryzen will have fewer). The first Epyc of the new line may also be out by the end of 2020, while the full line of Zen 3-based processors, which will include the Ryzen 5000 generation for laptops, will be released by AMD during 2021.
Intel, with no Ryzen desktop competitors at its disposal, was able to prepare ahead of time for the new Ryzen with Zen 3 architecture for mobile. At the beginning of September 2020, as reported CNews, she showed nine Tiger Lake processors for laptops, which she compared with existing Ryzen, of course, not in favor of the latter. The first laptops based on them at the time of publication of the material were presented by many large vendors, including Asus, HP, MSI, etc.
Insiders revealed the characteristics of upcoming 10nm Intel Pentium and Celeron APUs for low-cost, passively cooled notebook PCs.
Jasper Lake Processors
Intel will release a new line of x86-compatible Jasper Lake APUs in early 2021 to replace the current Gemini Lake Refresh family. This was reported by the profile resource FanlessTech. The new SoCs are designed for low-cost notebooks, passively cooled compact PCs and other entry-level systems.
The chips will be produced using a 10-nanometer technological process. According to insiders, the Tremont microarchitecture will become a distinctive feature of the new products. Tremont is the latest generation of Intel’s energy efficient processor microarchitecture, replacing Goldmont (Plus), which has been successfully used in the “atomic” (Intel Atom) processors of the Apollo Lake and Gemini Lake families since 2016.
FanlessTech also posted the main specs of the Jasper Lake SoC. According to the resource, the “flagship” of the line aimed at desktop systems – Pentium N6005 – will operate at a base frequency of 2 GHz with the ability to automatically overclock up to 3.3 GHz using the Turbo Boost function.
Intel will release new Pentium and Celeron APUs in early 2021.
All members of the family will receive four cores, 4 MB of L2 cache, integrated Intel UHD graphics. The exception will be the mobile Celeron N4500 and the desktop Celeron N4505 – they contain only two cores. The TDP (Thermal Design Power, “Thermal Package”) of mobile versions of chips will be 6 W, and for desktop versions it will reach 10 W.
Brief characteristics of the first Intel Jasper Lake chips
Kernels / Streams
Base / maximum clock speed
Second level cache
Pentium Silver N6005
2 GHz / 3.3 GHz
2 GHz / 2.8 GHz
2 GHz / 2.9 GHz
Pentium Silver N6000
1.1 GHz / 3.1 GHz
1.1 GHz / 2.8 GHz
1.1 GHz / 2.8 GHz
Recall, in early September 2020, Intel demonstrated new 11th generation Core processors from the Tiger Lake line. She like wrote CNews showed nine chips for mobile PCs, which, according to it, are several times faster than competing solutions from AMD in games, graphics editors and office programs. The first Tiger Lake laptops should go on sale by the end of 2020.
Intel heterogeneous processors
Intel has been working on its own hybrid or heterogeneous processors, that is, combining several types of cores – “large” and “small”, on one die for several years. For the first time, the possible appearance of such chips in the company’s catalog became known back in April 2018, and they found their confirmation in January 2019, when Intel revealed the first details about them, stating that it would use not only several different cores in one processor , but also their three-dimensional layout, called Foveros.
Throughout 2019, Intel has been working on new processors for it, and in mid-February 2020, as reported CNews published photos of the first representative of the new line. It turned out to be a very compact processor measuring 12x12x1 mm, distinguished not only by its dimensions, but also by an odd number of cores – there were five of them.
The Foveros technology used in Lakefield has made it possible to combine in a single die a 22-nanometer substrate with 4 MB of L3 cache and a set of system logic, a layer with 8 GB LPDDR4 memory modules and a 10-nanometer chiplet with computing cores and graphics subsystem. This processor uses one productive Sunny Cove core (such cores can be found in the new generation Ice Lake chips) and four energy-efficient Tremont cores. The video subsystem of the processor is Intel UHD Gen 11.
It was later revealed that everything Intel was talking about in February 2020 related to the Core i5-L16G7 processor, which became one of the first two representatives of the Lakefield line. The second was the less efficient Core i3-L13G4 chip. Both feature one “big” core on the Sunny Cove architecture and four “small” Tremonts.
Intel premiered its new products in mid-June 2020, and there are no other Lakefield chips in addition to the two listed in its lineup. Processors are already in production and even used in consumer electronics.
One of the first devices based on Lakefield was the Samsung Galaxy Book S laptop, which debuted in mid-July 2020. It was released in configurations on both five-core chips – Core i5-L16G7 (1.4-3.0 GHz) and Core i3-L13G4 ( 0.8-2.8 GHz).
Intel finally released the 11th generation Intel Core processor named Tiger Lake, which is positioned for a laptop and has an Xe graphics chip.
There are several aspects that Intel highlights from this lineup of processors, namely the presence of the GPu Xe, Thunderbolt 4, WiFi 6 support, and major improvements in performance and power consumption compared to previous Ice Lake chips.
Even Intel does not hesitate to call Tiger Lake the best processor for ‘thin & light’ laptops, as quoted by detikINET from The Verge, Friday (4/9/2020).
There are nine Tiger Lake processors released, namely the U series (now named UP3) and the Y series (now named UP4). The fastest variant has a base speed of 3.0 GHz with single core turbo boost reaching 4.8 GHz, or 4.3 GHz for all cores. This highest variant is also equipped with the Iris Xe GPU which has 96CU and a maximum clock of 1.35GHz.
Processor lineup Tiger Lake Intel previously exhibited this at Architecture Day 2020. Namely a processor made with the same 10nm process as Ice Lake, but with a new architecture, namely the Willow Core with a 10nm SuperFin design, which is said to offer better speed with lower power consumption.
Not many details have been revealed by Intel, but they promise this new chip is 20% faster for everyday use, and a 20% increase in ‘system-level power’, which results in better battery life when used to watch streaming videos.
But the most interesting thing from Tiger Lake is the presence of GPU Xe, which is promised to have graphics performance twice as high as before. In the demo at the launch event, Xe had better performance than the combination of the 10th generation processor paired with the Nvidia MX350.
But unfortunately, Xe is only available on Core i5 and i7, because the Core i3 variants both U and Y series are only paired with Intel UHD Graphics.
Intel Evo Intel also showed off a new certification standard called Intel Evo, accompanying the existing Project Athena. Manufacturers willing to label their products with the name Evo must meet higher requirements than Project Athena.
Among other things, the conditions are guaranteed that the laptop battery can last more than nine hours for normal use (for a 1080p screen), fast battery charging for at least 30 minutes for four hours of use, WiFi 6, Thunderbolt 4, and the laptop can live from sleep in less than a second.
So in short, Evo is a label for a laptop that is more capable than ‘just’ the Project Athena laptop. Intel promises at least 20 Evo laptops available by the end of 2020.
Intel has released a new set of “real world” benchmarks comparing their 10th Gen processors to the Ryzen 3000XT. And they claim that gaming with the i7-10700K is not only more comfortable, but also cheaper. The comparison is carried out on the example of the above-mentioned 10700K and R9 3900XT.
The i7-10700K is an 8-core processor with 16 threads, 20MB L3 cache and 125W TDP (229W PL2), while its 3900XT rival is a 12-core, 24-thread stone with 105W TDP and L3 cache equal 70 Mb. For the i7-10700K in Russia they will ask for about 33 thousand rubles, and for the R9 3900XT about 40 thousand. The test system used an RTX 2080 Ti graphics card and 16GB of RAM, which was clocked at 2933 MHz with Intel and 3200 MHz with AMD. It is not reported only on which motherboards were tested.
The i7-10700K performed better or similar to the R9 3900XT in 24 out of 30 games tested.
The bad news follows for the manufacturer of microprocessors Intel. Indeed, just out of a significant drop in its stock market price (due to the delay in the release of its latest generation chips), the company is currently facing a massive internal data leak. No less than 20 GB of sensitive data, some of which stamped “confidential”, circulate on the web.
The leak was revealed by Swiss software engineer Till Kottmann, who runs a very popular Telegram channel where data from large companies is published. These files were apparently transmitted to him by an anonymous hacker who managed to infiltrate Intel’s servers and exfiltrate a large volume of confidential data.
A leak confirmed to be genuine after examining the contents of the files by ZDNet and cybersecurity engineers. According to Kottmann, this leak is only the beginning of a series of leaks that will soon impact the company.
What Intel has revealed so far
In a statement, Intel disputed Kottman’s claims and ruled out any possibility of piracy, while indicating that it was investigating this matter. According to the company, “ this data leak comes from its Resource And Design Center where the data intended for use by registered customers and partners, who have access to it, is housed ».
Intel thinks someone with this kind of access uploaded and shared them. An explanation which seems to corroborate the facts, because the links contained in the files examined by ZDNet effectively redirect to the Intel Design Center.
However, the copy of conversation between Kottman and the alleged pirate, received by ZDNet, calls this explanation into question. Indeed, the alleged hacker confides that the data did not come from an account linked to the Intel Design Center. Rather, they come from a poorly secured server in the box, hosted on the Akamai CDN.
Quite a few leaks to come?
According to ZDNet, the leaked files contained internal design information for various chipsets, source codes, debugging tools, training videos and marketing materials, BIOS programs for different platforms, as well as firmware for the new Tiger processors Intel Lake.
It also contained various information dating back to 2016 concerning technical specifications, product guides and manuals for processors.
However, no sensitive data on Intel’s customers or employees was disclosed. And in all likelihood, the leaked series isn’t about to end there. The question being, what other Intel trade secrets may soon be revealed.
Processor chips from Intel or AMD are installed in most computers. But the differences in price and performance in the manufacturer’s range are sometimes huge. Our small chip typology explains what a powerful computer needs.
Processor? Sure, every computer needs it. But which one exactly: doesn’t matter. It will still be enough to work. Many buyers take this point of view – and are annoyed afterwards that they did not check what requirements they actually have and what differences there are before buying.
In recent years, manufacturers have been able to greatly improve the performance of the computing units. But there are big differences between the manufacturers and the respective processor families. Replacing the processor is often very expensive on desktop PCs and rarely possible on notebooks.
What makes a good processor?
The more instructions per second a processor can execute, the faster it is. However, the actual performance of a CPU also depends on many other factors, such as the specific architecture, the structure size – with smaller structures providing higher computing power – the number of processor cores or the number and size of the intermediate memory (caches) on the chip.
“Processors have increased their performance enormously in recent years, but they either need the same amount of energy or even less,” explains Christian Hirsch from the specialist magazine “c’t”. So you’re working much more efficiently than you did a few years ago. The clock frequencies have only increased slightly. Today the processors could do many more tasks in parallel with more cores.
Teamwork is important
“In addition, the new CPU generations enable the implementation of powerful functions for artificial intelligence on notebooks and PCs,” says Roman Bansen from IT industry association Bitkom. CPUs should not be viewed as isolated instances. It is important to optimize the interaction between CPU and peripherals by means of coordinated connection technologies, storage media and software.
Therefore, not every processor can be used in every computer – at least not sensibly. “The processors are optimized for very different purposes,” explains Hirsch. With mobile CPUs, low power consumption is the top priority. Nobody wants their notebook battery to be empty after an hour. “
That is why mobile processors run at a significantly lower rate and usually have fewer cores. “That’s why they are not as fast as desktop processors, despite the similar name,” says Hirsch. In addition, modern notebooks should be as flat and slim as possible. Most of the space inside is used for the batteries.
When choosing the CPU, the application purpose is decisive. “More economical and inexpensive processors are suitable for office applications,” says Bansen. Highly clocked processors are a good choice for entertainment and gaming, while the top models with maximum performance are a good choice for high-end gaming.
The key question: What does “quad-core” actually mean?
“For simple tasks such as word processing, playing videos or surfing the web, processors with two cores, also known as dual-core CPUs, are sufficient,” says Hirsch. Examples of this are the Athlon series from AMD or Intel’s Celeron and Pentium series.
But: “For all-round PCs and gaming computers, you should use at least a quad-core, ie a CPU with four cores,” says Hirsch. Processors with six CPU cores such as the one are currently more future-proof AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intels Core-i5 9400F. “Professional users who cut high-resolution videos or render 3D graphics or films need processors with a large number of cores. There are hardly any upper limits,” says Christian Hirsch.
There are now desktop CPUs like the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X with 64 cores, which then also costs around 4,000 euros. With the various processor families, the cheapest model in a series almost always offers the best price-performance ratio, says Hirsch. So for example said AMD Ryzen 5 3600 as a cheap six-core. Or Intel’s Core-i-3 9100F as an inexpensive quad-core. “The faster CPUs always cost disproportionately more,” said Hirsch.
And what about the cheaper processor families? Intel’s Celeron G and AMD’s Athlon offer enough everyday performance for office and web, Hirsch knows. But: “With Celeron N and AMD A you have to accept significant losses, the page structure in the browser then takes longer.”
The Chinese company Galax was the first manufacturer of graphics cards to announce the modification of the GeForce GTX 1650 based on the 12-nm core Nvidia TU106. This GPU, we recall, was previously used in the graphics accelerators GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070. The new device is called the GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra.
Of the physically present 2304 CUDA cores in the TU106 chip, less than half are active, namely 896 units. “Under the knife” also got tensor and RT-cores, responsible for hardware acceleration of ray tracing. GPU frequency is from 1410 to 1590 MHz in dynamic overclocking. The video buffer is represented by four gigabytes of GDDR6 memory with a 128-bit bus and an effective frequency of 12 GHz.
Perhaps the main difference between the GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra and the already familiar model with GDDR6 memory on the Nvidia TU117 chip lies in the TDP level that has grown from 75 to 90 watts. To connect an additional power source at the end, a 6-pin connector is available. The video card cooling system consists of an aluminum radiator and a pair of ~ 80 mm fans.
The cost of the Galax GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra has not been announced. By the way, today the GeForce GTX 1650 series of video cards includes four modifications.
Lenovo has launched the ThinkCentre M75n IoT mini-computer with fully passive cooling. The device is based on the AMD Athlon Silver 3050e hybrid chip (2 cores / 4 threads, 1.4 / 2.8 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache) with a nominal heat packet of 6 watts. An aluminum wall with fins is responsible for heat dissipation.
The mini-computer ThinkCentre M75n IoT includes 4 GB of DDR4-2400 memory, a pair of M.2 connectors for solid state drives, as well as one M.2 for Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless module. The graphics subsystem is represented by the integrated AMD Radeon core. The dimensions of the device are 179 x 88 x 34.5 mm.
On the sides of the case are two serial ports, a RJ-45 gigabit network interface connector, DisplayPort video output, a single USB 2.0, four USB 3.2 Gen2 (two Type-A and Type-C) and a combined 3.5 mm audio jack. A 65 W power adapter is included.
The estimated price of the Lenovo ThinkCentre M75n IoT is $ 329.