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Haswell EP and HEDT 8-core Die Shot 2.jpgIntel just announced its first 8 core, 16 thread gaming monster -- otherwise known as the Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition desktop processor -- targeted at hardcore gamers, multitasking mavens and 4K video enthusiasts. During a keynote by Intel VP Lisa Graff, Alienware*, Cloud Imperium*, and Playful* discussed the benefits they are seeing with this new platform. Intel’s booth features systems from several manufacturers using this new processor family running popular games such as Lucky’s Tale*, Superhot* with the Oculus Rift*, Dark Souls 2* and Titan Fall*. Intel will also demonstrate gaming while streaming via Twitch* on a new Intel Core processor Extreme Edition-based system in the booth. Get more on the new processor family and check out info on PAX.

Uncompromised Client Processing Power with 16 Threads and DDR4 Memory Support for Content Creation, Gaming and Multitasking

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • The eight-core, 16-thread Intel® Core™ processor Extreme Edition is Intel's first eight-core client processor.
  • This platform offers massive 16-thread performance and quad-channel memory for content creation, gaming and multitasking.
  • Combined with the new Intel® X99 Chipset, this is the first Intel desktop platform to support DDR4 memory.
  • Additional six-core unlocked enthusiast desktop SKUs also announced.

 

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Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor extreme edition

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Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor extreme edition die

 

PENNY ARCADE EXPO (PAX), Seattle, Aug. 29, 2014 – Intel Corporation unveiled its first eight-core desktop processor, the Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition, formerly code-named "Haswell-E," targeted at power users who demand the most from their PCs.

 

For enthusiasts, gamers and content creators craving the ultimate in performance, Intel's first client processor supporting 16 computing threads and new DDR4 memory will enable some of the fastest desktop systems ever seen. The new enhanced Intel® X99 Chipset and robust overclocking capabilities will allow enthusiasts to tune their systems for maximum performance.

 

"We're thrilled to unveil the next phase in our 'reinvention of the desktop' we outlined earlier this year," said Lisa Graff, vice president and general manager, Intel's Desktop Client Platform Group. "This product family is aimed squarely at those enthusiasts who push their systems further than anyone, and we're offering the speed, cores, overclocking and platform capabilities they have asked us for."

 

At PAX* Intel is showing what these new, high-performance powerhouses can do. Intel's booth features systems from several manufacturers using this new processor family running popular games such as Lucky's Tale*, Superhot* with the Oculus Rift*, Dark Souls 2* and Titan Fall*. Additionally, Intel will demonstrate gaming while streaming via Twitch* on a new Intel Core processor Extreme Edition-based system. Live game streamers will enjoy having high-quality high-definition streams with eight cores for lag-less gameplay.

 

Intel has been working with industry partners to take advantage of this new platform. Key OEMs, memory vendors, motherboard vendors and graphics partners will help grow this enthusiast ecosystem.

 

"Alienware always prioritizes performance first and foremost in every system that we develop and we are constantly looking for cutting-edge technologies that can give our customers a competitive edge," said Frank Azor, Alienware* general manager. "It was an easy decision to work with Intel to bring its new eight-core extreme processor to our new flagship gaming desktop, the Alienware Area-51. Using new overclocking and monitoring features in Alienware Command Center 4.0, we've been able to really push the processors to the fullest extent and are seeing impressive overclocking headroom. This new Intel processor lineup is the perfect choice for gamers who demand the absolute best performance from their systems."

 

"I'm ridiculously excited about Intel's new platform," said Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest*. "This is the biggest bundle of amazing new technologies all hitting at once that I can ever remember seeing. Enthusiasts will be amazed at what they can do with DDR4 memory, 10 SATA 6GB ports, 40 PCI Express lanes and eight-core CPUs."

 

"Now is an exciting time for enthusiasts," said Harjit Chana, chief brand officer of Digital Storm*. "Intel's new line of enthusiast processors are breaking benchmark records. Featuring up to eight CPU cores and the new X99 chipset with DDR4 memory, our customers can now customize and buy the ultimate high-performance PC."

 

"The new Intel Core i7 processors are a PC enthusiast's dream come true with up to 16 threads, faster speeds and cooler temperatures," said Kevin Wasielewski ORIGIN PC* CEO and co-founder. "ORIGIN PC's line of record-breaking desktops just got even faster."

 

"Intel's new platform delivers the maximum processing power with eight cores of unstoppable processing power and supports DDR4 memory giving extreme gamers and demanding enthusiasts exactly what they need," said Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of MAINGEAR*.

 

Many of these new platforms based on the Intel X99 Chipset are also Thunderbolt™ Ready. When paired with a Thunderbolt 2 add-in card, this enables a blazing-fast connection to your PC at 20 Gbps. Data intensive tasks such as 4K video editing, 3-D rendering and game development all strongly benefit from the performance of Thunderbolt 2. Check with your PC manufacturer or motherboard maker for compatibility.

 

Three new SKUs will be available next week ranging from six to eight cores and from $389 to $999. These new processors are also conflict-free1. Check out more about our "Extreme" lineup here.

 

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Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor extreme edition

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Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor extreme edition

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Intel® X99 Chipset

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Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor extreme edition retail box

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Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor extreme edition die

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

Intel, Intel Core, Thunderbolt and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

 

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.

 

1 "Conflict-free" means "DRC conflict free," which is defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules to mean products that do not contain conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold) that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.

New Technologies to Improve Time to Market and Reduce Costs

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 – Intel Corporation today announced two new technologies for Intel Custom Foundry customers that need cost-effective advanced packaging and test technologies.

 

Embedded Multi-die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB), available to 14nm foundry customers, is a breakthrough that enables a lower cost and simpler 2.5D packaging approach for very high density interconnects between heterogeneous dies on a single package. Instead of an expensive silicon interposer with TSV (through silicon via), a small silicon bridge chip is embedded in the package, enabling very high density die-to-die connections only where needed. Standard flip-chip assembly is used for robust power delivery and to connect high-speed signals directly from chip to the package substrate. EMIB eliminates the need for TSVs and specialized interposer silicon that add complexity and cost.

 

"The EMIB technology enables new on-package functionality that may have been too costly to pursue with previous solutions," said Babak Sabi, Intel vice president and director, Assembly and Test Technology Development.

 

Intel also announced the availability of its revolutionary High Density Modular Test (HDMT) platform. HDMT, a combination of hardware and software modules, is Intel's test technology platform that targets a range of products in diverse markets including server, client, system on chip, and Internet of Things. Until now, this capability was only available internally for Intel products. Today's announcement makes HDMT available to customers of Intel Custom Foundry.

 

"We developed the HDMT platform to enable rapid test development and unit-level process control. This proven capability significantly reduces costs compared to traditional test platforms. HDMT reduces time to market and improves productivity as it uses a common platform from low-volume product debug up to high-volume production," said Sabi.

 

EMIB is available to foundry customers for product sampling in 2015 and HDMT is available immediately.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

flipkart_tablet.jpgFlipkart, one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplaces, announced five new tablets under its brand Digiflip Pro powered by Intel® Atom™ Processors. The tablets include two 8”, two 9” and a 7” tablet and will be exclusively available on www.flipkart.com. These new Intel-based tablets offer amazing features, graphics, great performance with long battery life, all packed into sleek form factors.

At the 2014 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, held September 9-11, Intel will re-instate its annual Technology Innovation Accelerated (TIA) Awards. The Intel TIA Awards recognizes the best innovations based on the latest Intel technologies across 10 categories. In addition to category winners, three best of show winners will be selected for each award group – Hardware, Software & Services and Combined Solutions. Award finalists will be determined by a panel of judges and announced on September 9. Winners will be determined by participating press and analysts and announced on the evening of September 10 at the IDF Technology Showcase.

Today, Intel launched Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2015, the latest release of its developer toolkit for high performance computing (HPC) and technical computing applications. The latest version includes first-to-market explicit vector programming capabilities which enable developers to optimize processing cycles through concurrent operations on Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors. Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 also supports new standards including OpenMP 4.0 that delivers unprecedented vectorization support to developers. The updated release also gives developers comprehensive optimization reports that provide deep insights on code performance. For more information or to download Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015, visit the Intel® Developer Zone.

XMM6255_art.jpgIntel commercially launched the Intel® XMM™ 6255, a 3G modem custom-designed for Internet of Things applications. At only ~300mm in size, XMM 6255 is the world’s smallest standalone 3G modem, making it perfect for devices with small, unconventional form factors such as networked sensors found in security devices, smart meters and wearables. The XMM 6255 modem is one example of Intel’s efforts to provide network connectivity for the billions of connected devices. Get more information on the Intel XMM 6255.

Intel Security is introducing an innovative software-defined approach to securing virtualized environments that also leverages existing infrastructure. The first release of the Intel® Security Controller integrates McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform, a next-generation IPS optimized for Intel® Xeon® based servers, into VMware NSX. Available for beta in September, 2014, the solution is for customers purchasing or evaluating the McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform, and enables dynamic policy synchronization, provisioning, protection and remediation. The Intel Security Controller works with existing management applications to help IT teams and service providers maximize security infrastructure investments. The Intel Security Controller will include support for the Openstack platform by mid-2015. Visit our blog for top reasons to deploy software-defined security. For information about the solution and beta program, visit: www.intelsecurity.com/sdi.

Intel-Final-Seven_sm.jpgIt’s back to school time, which means new classes, new clubs, new teachers, new projects and the most fun of all, new devices! Intel-powered devices, with their lightning-fast processing times, portability and versatility are perfect to help overachieving students be ready for their first day of school. Check out the wide variety of Intel-based tablets, 2 in 1 devices and portable all-in-one PCs available for back to school in the 2014 Intel Buying Guide and at shop.intel.com

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 2.9 million registered Unity developers can now write native Android* mobile apps for Intel processors and graphics technology.
  • Enhanced user experience on Intel-based Android devices with faster and better performing native apps.
  • Collaboration to cover a wide range of current and future Intel-based Android devices.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and SEATTLE, Aug. 20, 2014 – Intel Corporation and Unity Technologies today announced a strategic collaboration to advance the development of Android*-based applications on Intel® architecture. The agreement accelerates Intel's mobility push as millions of developers using the Unity development platform can now bring native Android games and other apps to Intel-based mobile devices. Unity adds support for Android across all of Intel's current and future processors including both the Intel® Core™ and Intel® Atom™ processor families.

 

Unity will ensure Intel product enhancements, including both graphics and CPU performance improvements and features, will be seamlessly integrated into future releases of the Unity 4 and Unity 5 product lines. As Intel architecture continues to gain market segment share on mobile devices, these improvements will help ensure that the Unity developers' games run natively as well as look great and perform beautifully on Intel platforms.

 

In addition, developers using Unity can now easily add support for Intel architecture in their applications or produce native applications for Intel architecture only with minimal extra effort.

 

"We've set a goal to ship 40 million Intel-based tablets this year and expect more than 100 Android tablet designs on Intel in the market by the end of this year," said Doug Fisher, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group. "Our collaboration with Unity will give its nearly 3 million developers the necessary software tools and support to build amazing Android experiences on Intel architecture."

 

"Unity is used by half of all mobile game developers, and many of them have been asking for increased support for Intel-based devices running Android," said David Helgason, CEO, Unity Technologies. "We are proud to be working with Intel to ensure that Unity provides the smoothest and highest performing experience possible on Intel platforms."

 

"As a mobile gaming company, Kabam relies on the Unity game engine and the compelling performance and efficiency it provides us to publish our mobile games for players around the world," said Kent Wakeford, COO of Kabam. "We are very excited to bring Unity-authored content, such as our upcoming title, 'Marvel Contest of Champions,' to the rapidly growing installed base of Intel-powered Android devices."

 

More information on Unity's support on Intel is available at www.intel.com/software/unity and our blog.

 

About Unity
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform to create rich interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity's powerful core engine and editor serve as the foundation for developers and designers to quickly build beautiful games or apps and easily bring them across multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems.

 

At the heart of Unity's democratization initiatives you will find solutions and services for building games and audiences. The Unity Asset Store digital content marketplace supports developer efforts by providing time and money saving solutions to tough production, design, and art challenges. New integrated services such as Unity Cloud Build extend the platform for greater productivity in creating, testing and deploying while Unity Everyplay and Unity Ads help developers to connect with their audiences and acquire users through sharing of game replays on social network and offering a high quality advertising network.

 

Unity Technologies serves over 600,000 monthly active developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Atom and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

The SXSW 2015 Panel Picker is now open, and it’s time to cast your vote for the most creative, innovative and interesting submissions. This year, Intel CIO Kim Stevenson has submitted a panel titled: “Get Social on Jobs, Money and Tech,” which will focus on how to future-proof your career, create high-performing teams and engage customers by utilizing today’s most powerful tech trends including social, mobile, analytics, cloud computing and the Internet of Things. Vote for Kim’s session and learn more about the Panel Picker process.

This year at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) will be the company’s first Intel® Ultimate MakerSpace. This IDF experience includes a showcase area with maker demos and simple hands-on activities, including the ConnectAnyThing lab.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to work with on-site instructors to build new ideas on Intel® Galileo boards and Intel software.  At the end of each day, the Ultimate MakerSpace “Orbit Lounge” will be the place to check out the day’s maker projects and prize winners.  Creators and makers can sign up for free day passes at http://bit.ly/idfmakers

SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones

Intel Vice President Mike Bell, SMS Audio CEO Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, SMS Audio President Brian Nohe and the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony with a pair of the new SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones powered by Intel. Introduced August 14 in New York, the headphones have biometric sensors in the ear piece which monitor heart rate, empowering users to collect fitness data and achieve peak physical performance.

Intel and SMS Audio have announced a collaboration to develop the first personal audio system that brings together lifestyle and technology to provide smart exercise capabilities to athletes of all levels. The battery-free, sweat proof SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones will motivate and encourage consumers to reach optimal levels of fitness. The in-ear headphones will integrate biometric sensors with a heart rate monitor and sync with RunKeeper to empower athletes to collect fitness data and achieve peak physical performance. The collaboration marries the latest in fitness-monitoring biometric technology with high-quality audio and style.View the press release and learn more in the BioSport Headphones press kit.

Biometric Headphones Will Optimize Workouts for Ultra-marathoners, Aspirational Exercisers and Everyone in Between

 

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SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones powered by Intel – Blue

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NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 – SMS Audio LLC (www.SMSAudio.com), a premier audio headphone and accessories brand from Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, together with Intel Corporation announced a collaboration to develop the first heart-pounding personal audio system converging lifestyle and technology innovation for an exceptional fitness experience. The SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones powered by Intel will bring smart exercise capabilities to athletes of all levels later this year.

 

With today's announcement, Intel and SMS Audio are merging lifestyle requirements with technology innovation to enhance the fitness experience. The SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones powered by Intel will extend the recently launched SMS Audio Sport Collection and harness advanced technology features to deliver high-quality audio while gathering actionable data on fitness progress.

 

A global audio headphone and accessories brand, SMS Audio is dedicated to improving the way people around the world experience music by combining technology, function and style to bring a high-quality sound, comfort and fashion to every product. Intel and SMS Audio have partnered to fuse fitness with technology by combining the latest in fitness-monitoring biometric technology with high-quality audio and style.

 

"The wearable technology collaboration between SMS Audio and Intel elevates our capability to bring smart exercise to consumers," said Brian M. Nohe, president of SMS Audio. "With the introduction of the SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones powered by Intel, we're now the first to provide this level of integrated, seamless and helpful biometric information to inspire customers to advance their fitness experiences."

 

"Intel is focused on driving innovation in the wearable technology segment by partnering with lifestyle brands like SMS Audio that complement our technology and design expertise," said Michael Bell, corporate vice president and general manager of the New Devices Group at Intel. "With SMS Audio, we will bring smart headphones to market that eliminate the inconvenience of add-on devices with an integrated, one-device fitness accessory offering high-end style and premier sound quality for an exceptional fitness experience. This is a prime example of Intel driving innovation in wearable devices while being a forerunner in merging lifestyle and technology."

 

SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones Product Highlights:
The SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones powered by Intel will deliver an exceptional experience while working out without sacrificing audio quality for those who demand more from life and more from music. The headphones will integrate biometric sensors in a custom heart rate monitor in-ear headphone to empower athletes to collect fitness data and achieve peak physical performance. A patented ear-hook design ensures a comfortable fit while an energy-harvesting audio jack removes the need for extra batteries or chargers.

 

Fusing Fitness with Technology: A built-in optical sensor that continuously measures heart rate during intense exercise, states of relaxation and every moment in between - while dynamically removing noise signals caused by body motion and ambient light.

 

  • One-Device Workout Accessory for Ultimate Comfort: A jointly developed heart rate monitor in-ear headphone will put an end to the less convenient, less comfortable chest strap-style monitor while delivering reliable and consistent heart rate monitoring to enable peak performance and progress tracking.
  • Tuned-in Fitness: Listen to music as a way to stay motivated and reach optimal levels of fitness while gathering useful data about the user's health.
  • No Batteries or Charging Required: Eliminate the need to charge the headphones with a 3.5 mm gold-plated audio jack that powers the biometric monitoring capabilities so users have the freedom of on-the-go power.
  • Sweat and Water Resistant: No need to worry about working out too hard or in the rain – the SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones are IPX4 rated for protection against sweat and resistance to water.
  • Sync with RunKeeper: To help track your heart rate, pace, distance, elevation and calorie burn, the SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones will be compatible with popular mainstream fitness app RunKeeper, with additional application support planned in the future. RunKeeper support will enable users to plan fitness routines and track progress – pushing enthusiasts to reach peak performance.
  • Accessories: The headphones will come with a tangle-free cord with an in-line microphone, neoprene carrying case, and three sizes of ear gels and hooks.

 

Availability

The SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones will be available at SMSAudio.com in Q4 2014. Specific pricing will be announced later this year.

 

For more information, photos or to access the multimedia press kit, please visit www.intel.com/newsroom/smsaudio or www.smsaudio.net/smsintel.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

 

About SMS Audio, LLC
A premier audio headphone and accessories brand, SMS Audio, LLC is dedicated to improving the way people experience music. SMS Audio combines technology, function and style to deliver studio mastered sound wherever you go.

 

A global audio headphone and accessories brand, SMS Audio is dedicated to improving the way people around the world experience music by combining technology, function and style to bring a superior level of sound, comfort and fashion to every product. Delivering a professional, studio-quality music experience, the SMS Audio line includes STREET by 50™ and SYNC by 50™. SMS Audio offers a full range of premium headphones, earbuds, and accessories designed to meet the needs of various consumer segments.

 

In addition to creating products that deliver on their promise, SMS Audio and its founder, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, are committed to establish conscious capitalism and help those in need. Through its partnership with Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger relief charity, SMS Audio is dedicated to helping provide 1 Million meals a year to Feeding America on behalf of local food banks. A portion of each U.S. sale of SMS Audio products, in-store or online at www.SMSaudio.com, will help provide meals to food insecure families throughout the United States. Together we can solve hunger.

Searching for a tablet but a bit overwhelmed by all of the devices out there? When it comes to choosing a tablet, it's what is inside that matters to create an amazing computing experience. The heart and brain of the tablet, the processor, is what will power all of your experiences, but everything from the operating system to auxiliary and USB ports to the size of the touch screen can impact what you get out of your device. Learn more about what to look for when purchasing a tablet.

 

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