Intel appeared to focus on growing the idea of computing into everything starting wearable and the Internet of things to hefty high-performance computing, as declared in the annual Intel Developer Forum held this week in San Francisco. However due to the growth of mobile computing, such as tablets and smartphone, and Web-scale cloud computing, there seems an overarching theme, it was how the company seems to recognize that the mode of computing is carried out at each and every level desires to be rethought. With such aim, it props up the new products in all of these categories. Although maybe, more astonishingly, it presented a new look at how it expects conventional personal computers, notebooks and desktop to progress to fit into this new world.
Since, from the past couple of years, Intel continues to shove the concept of 2-in-1s tablets that twirl into clamshell desktops with the help of added keyboard.
The general manager of Intel’s PC Client Computing Group, Kirk Skaugen; constantly points how the systems were quite light and flexible, functioning for contented utilization and creation. He repeated the hymn of how a 2-in-1 can be “a tablet when you want it and a laptop when you need it.” He also pointed out the need for 2-in-1-aware applications which offers different user interfaces when used on a tablet than when they are used in a clamshell orientation, however as he demonstrated a game that did offer touch-screen navigations, I wish he would have shown more. Certainly, I’m not sure 2-in-1s actually solve the problem with no more applications along with the standard productive applications.
According to the officials, a lot of the focus was on the newly declared 14nm Core M processor. It is actually based on the Broad-well architecture along with the new machines that maintain it. The most of it were shown at the IFA conference held back this week. These systems are supposed to start shipping next month.
Skaugen repeated about the conventional notebooks, that the company was also planning to produce “millions” of full-power chips in the Broad-well family in order to be sold under that conventional Core i3, i5, and i7 brand names, with plans to officially launch these chips in the first quarter of 2015.
Furthermore, Skaugen also talked about the newly launched Extreme Edition (“Haswell-E”) desktop processors, escorted by the company’s first 8-core, 16-thread chip aimed at the gaming market, the Core i7-5960X, together with a demo of using it to play Tomb Raider across three 4K displays. “12K gaming” is quite striking. So as to, for sure, uses high-end discrete/distinct graphics cards. For the lower end of the market, the Intel’s incorporated Iris and Iris Pro graphics could do “80 percent of what discrete cards can do, Skaugen stated. That’s probably OK with me, although the stern gamers will yet probably want discrete/distinct graphics chips and cards.
Me and Skaugen introduced the follow-up to Broad-well, which will be known as Skylake, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s said in his keynote. Akin to Broad-well, this will be formed on Intel’s 14nm process, but will include the next-generation micro-architecture. “You should expect a significant increase in performance, in battery life, in power efficiency, all on this new product” Skaugen said.
In the keynote, he confirmed a reference system with a before time version of the chip running 3Dmark. In a later presentation, he displayed a 2-in-1 running a game at 4K that will be a software development vehicle using Skylake with Intel’s Iris Graphics that he said will be available in “high volume” in the first quarter of 2015. The genuine customer systems were on pathway for launch in the second half of next year, he said.
He stated that one big gain of this platform would be the idea of “no wires.” Skaugen seized up a bunch of wires, chargers, and connectors he said he takes with him as he travels. He further explains that one big aim was to get rid of all of these with time. A contemporary technology that the Intel has been approaching for some time is Wireless Display (Wi-Di), its version of the Miracast technology that conveys video signals wirelessly. Intel anticipates dispatching 300 Million Wi-Di-capable PCs by end of 2016, and said the firm was working on cheap adapters for TVs, building the facility directly into smart TVs, and a Pro version for IT projectors, including security features, he added.
A new technology pending is WiGig. It offers a wireless standard for docking stations of data transfer that is 10 times faster than Wi-Fi, Skaugen claimed. He explained that how by just putting it near a dock, which in turn connects to an external monitor, it will connect. This will comes with the built-in to Core M and Core M vPro systems early next year, while again the real focus seems to be when Skylake systems are coming, he told.
Skaugen said, the advantage of magnetic resonance charging is that you have a wider field on which to put the devices. He displayed a variety of implementations, including covers for smart phones. However the focus from Intel seems to be on tablets, notebooks, and 2-in-1s. Additional features include face recognition and other biometric information as a replacement for passwords, promising the “end of the password” by the end of 2015, he added. He also talked about voice recognition, and Intel’s 3D Real-Sense camera, 2 appealing features that I qualm will have prevalent use anytime soon.
When it comes to tablets, Intel restated its plans on shipping chips for 40 million tablets this year, and there were a number of demos of the Bay Trail Atom platform. Dell CEO Michael Dell joined Krzanich on stage to introduce the Dell Venue 8 7000 series. It seems to be the world’s thinnest tablet at only 6mm thick, weighing 310 grams. It has an 8.4-in 2,560-by-1,660 OLED display and features the Real-Sense 3D camera.
Certainly, Intel didn’t talk about Cherry Trail, the tag along to the Bay Trail platform designed to use the 14nm version of Atom known as Airmont. A representative told that it yet anticipated to ship by the end of the year.