It wouldn’t be CES with out Intel dropping some bombshells on us for what it has deliberate for the yr forward, and 2020 is not going to disappoint. Intel shall be entrance and heart on day one among CES 2020, with attainable new CPU reveals, a take a look at how connective applied sciences like 5G and Wi-Fi 6 might remodel our digital lives, and possibly even a take a look at the Xe GPU it’s been teasing us with for the final yr.
Right here’s every part it’s essential to know to catch all of Intel’s large bulletins at CES 2020.
Find out how to watch Intel’s CES 2020 press convention
Intel’s press convention will happen at the moment, Monday, January 6, at four:00 pm PST or 7:00 pm PST. You may watch the livestream on Intel’s web site.
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What to anticipate
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Intel hasn’t been too forthcoming about what we will anticipate it to indicate off at CES 2020, however that hasn’t stopped leaks and rumors from giving us a tough thought.
With Intel 10th-generation laptops sporting Ice Lake and Comet Lake CPUs launching all through 2019, it’s possible that we’ll see some new pocket book fashions sporting these chips throughout CES. They might even have the brand new cooling system DigiTimes reported on in December, 2019. It can allegedly leverage vapor chambers and graphite to make laptops run as a lot as 30% cooler, which opens up some thrilling potentialities for new-generation laptops with high-end CPUs, particularly when paired with a discrete graphics chip.
Extra thrilling, can be particulars on the successor for each of those somewhat-stopgap CPU traces: 11th-generation Tiger Lake CPUs. Not a lot has been heard about this vary since its announcement in 2019, however it will possible help new applied sciences like Thunderbolt four, and embody Intel’s 12th-generation graphics engine on the core of its long-awaited discrete GPUs.
With Intel’s 10th-generation Comet Lake CPUs for desktop anticipated to debut as quickly as April, it appears fairly possible that Intel will formally announce the vary. Leaks have revealed what is probably going the whole spectrum of latest CPUs, from entry-level Pentiums and Celerons, to the top-tier Core i9s. Improvements are anticipated to come back from enabling hyperthreading for Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs, alongside the i9s, and a rise in core rely to 10 on the high finish. General efficiency ought to enhance by a small margin in single-threaded duties and barely extra in multi-threaded situations, however it’s unlikely to be a significant leap over the ninth-generation.
Intel may even reportedly spend a lot of its 45-minute press convention speaking about new connective applied sciences. Its new technology CPUs bake in help for Wi-Fi 6 and improved A.I. processing, so these shall be used to not solely discuss up the capabilities of its new chips, however focus on their potential for controlling all method of units in 2020 and past.
Avid gamers shall be hoping that Intel lastly lifts the lid on its Xe graphics line too. Scant particulars have been revealed since Intel’s early-2019 tease, however the potential is there for the blue workforce to supply some actual competitors to the basic AMD/Nvidia paradigm. With the crimson workforce launching its press convention two hours earlier than Intel, it is going to be fascinating to see how Intel responds with dialogue of its new CPUs, and probably GPUs, too.