As far as most years ago, 2021 has been an up and down year when it comes to the desktop CPU market. At the beginning of the year, the best CPUs on the market were almost impossible to find, and when they were in stock, it was only above the suggested pricing. Now at the end of the year, processors are plentiful, but the needle has swung in the other direction when it comes to performance. Here’s a rundown of the fun year that 2021 has been.
Update 11/01: In an additional tweet posted over the weekend by Raja Koduri, the Intel GPU frontman confirmed that Intel will be bringing products based on their Xe-HPG architecture to...48 by Ryan Smith on 11/1/2021
One of the overriding key themes of Pat Gelsinger’s ten-month tenure at Intel has been the eponymous will to ‘bring geek back’ to the company, implying a return to...49 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/29/2021
Over the past few months, Intel has been drip-feeding information about its next-generation processor family. Alder Lake, commercially known as Intel’s 12th Generation Core architecture, is officially being announced...395 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/27/2021
One of the critical deficits Intel has to its competition in its server platform is core count – other companies are enabling more cores by one of two routes...99 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/31/2021
This week Intel held its annual Architecture Day event for select press and partners. As with previous iterations, the company disclosed details about its next generation architectures set to...222 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 8/19/2021
In today’s Intel Accelerated event, the company is driving a stake into the ground regarding where it wants to be by 2025. CEO Pat Gelsinger earlier this year stated...326 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/26/2021