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Intel’s First 5.0GHz Processor, Fastest Mobile SSD, And AI on PC

In lieu of the company’s Golden Jubilee next month, Intel pushes out a spate of releases to commemorate the company’s 50 years of computing heritage. At Computex 2018 in Taipei, Intel announced new processors, SSD, and a ground-breaking 5.0GHz processor

Its lineup of 8th Gen Intel Core processors is now joined by the latest Amber Lake Y-series and Whiskey Lake U0series processors. They boast double-digit performance improvements and integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi. At present, more than 140 mobile computing devices have been planned and implemented with the newest chips.

For desktop platforms, Intel will launch a new X-series release alongside the next in line for the Intel Core S-series processor.

Intel’s x86 architecture has also been launched to new heights with the limited edition 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8086K processor, the first Intel chipset to clock a 5.0GHz turbo frequency. A giveaway is underway with 8,086 units to be given out at their website.

Also at the conference, Intel reaffirmed its commitment to deliver the first 5G-connected laptops and 2-in-1s in 2019. 4G-compatible laptops currently number 25 and are set to increase.

Storage has also been optimised with the new Intel Optane SSD 905P, which now comes in the M2 format. This is a high-performance drive that promises more computing and less waiting.

Battery life is also at the heart of innovation at Intel as they develop and propagate the Intel Low Power Display Technology, utilised on one-watt panels manufactured by Sharp and Innolux. By cutting LCD power consumption in half, total playback time can increase from four to eight hours in total.

To provide an edge to rival MacBooks and iMacs, Intel has also joined forces with computer manufacturers to deliver Creator PCs. Focussed on delivering aesthetics, peripherals, and upgradable innards, Creator PCs are also designed from end-to-end to ensure seamless workflows.

With Intel’s new AI on PC Developer program, laptops and desktops might finally see huge, tangible improvements in design and capabilities. With an ever-increasing wealth of data to manipulate and performance demanded by users, AI and ML could be the key to unlocking the true potential of computing.

ASUS’s Project Precog is an experimental build of a truly-AI machine that adapts to your needs. In this configuration, it is optimised for web developers who require dual screens for testing. Image: Ian Ling

ASUS’s recently-announced Project Precog is one such step in the development of a truly-intelligent PC. It sports a double-screen design, eliminating the need for a physical keyboard and trackpad in favour of twin displays that intelligently adapt to your needs.

Ian Ling
Ian is the resident Tech Monkey and Head of Content at VR Zone. His training in Economics and Political Science is at the basis of his love for journalism and storytelling. A photographer by passion, and an audiophile by obsession, Ian is captivated by all forms of tech that makes enthusiasts tick.

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