Intel’s Processor Progress (4)

Intel ProcessorsIn this report, we want to cover the S-series product line in certain because the specifications for S-series processors are truly really comparable to that of regular Intel CPUs. To figure out the advantage of S-series CPUs we will first look at the official specifications differences among a couple of S-series processors and their normal counterparts then move on to our own testing and benchmarking to decide the actual overall performance, energy draw, and thermal variations.

Slates are essentially small far more than a screen (believe the iPad or the Google Nexus tablets), although they normally come with a (normally optional) dock that would supply you with a keyboard and additional ports. The Surface Pro two is a fine instance of such a tablet. It comes with an optional keyboard cover that transforms it into a standard laptop, though the keyboard cover does not offer any further ports. The recently announced Surface Pro 3 builds on this even further, with a far a lot more versatile kickstand and a keyboard cover that aims to replace your laptop.

We know Apple is prepared to sacrifice battery life to make its products thinner — it has established that with devices like the iPhone — so rather than passing power-handling improvements on to customers, the firm could see them as an chance to make its MacBooks slimmer even though delivering the same battery life we’re already employed to.

AMD’s position as underdog is a constant one particular. Marketing and advertising consultant Mercury Study reported AMD hit a record 22 percent share of the market place in 2006 now the business hovers about the 17 % mark, thanks in portion to its dominance of the console market: both the Xbox 1 and PlayStation 4 have custom eight-core AMD ‘Jaguar’ processors at their hearts.

Intel’s roadmap also offers a update on their Higher-Finish desktop platforms. We know from previous reports that Intel is launching Broadwell-E in Q1 2016 which will be help by the current X99 chipset based motherboards that feature the LGA 2011-3 socket. The next update arrives in the kind of Skylake-E that will launch in Q3 2016. No specifics are provided but it is expected that the platform will concern a new series of chipsets and a diverse socket layout as compared to X99.