Computex 2019 Day 1 Wrap-Up: AMD, Intel, and Nvidia Come Out Swinging

Kelley Robertson
May 30, 2019

Last but not least, the company also showed the new Intel Performance Maximizer (IPM), an automated overclocking tool that brings overclocking to the masses by making it easy to dynamically and reliably custom-tune unlocked 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors based upon their individual performance DNA. Our job is to come together as an industry and deliver incredible and differentiated PCs, goal built to what real people want. As part of the keynote, Bryant demonstrated how Intel and its industry partners are transforming intelligent computing for our data-centric world and the PC's role in powering the human edge.

Delivering both integrated Thunderbolt 3 and integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) for the first time to enable almost 3x faster wireless speeds alongside the fastest and most versatile port available.

As for accelerating AI applications, one enabling technology is Deep Learning Boost, or DL Boost, a new set of hardware-level instructions first introduced in Intel's second-generation Xeon Scalable server CPUs that accelerates inference-based workloads by 2.5 times over Intel's eight-generation Core mobile processors.

The processors have accelerated AI performance, twice the graphic performance and nearly three times faster wireless speeds than the previous generation of processors created by Intel, the statement said. Small, versatile, and loaded with computing power, the Ultrabook standard redefined laptops as slim and lightweight devices capable of taking care of numerous tasks once designated to desktops.

The first laptops to support Athena are Acer Swift 5, Dell XPS 13, HP Envy 13 and Lenovo Yoga S940.

AMD has announced a lot of the juiciest details about its Ryzen 3000 processors over at Computex, as I'm sure you're already aware.

By doing this, the chip maker is no doubt hoping to breathe new life into the expensive "ultrabook" device category, which would translate into shifting larger numbers of expensive chips. Thanks to Intel's new Gen 11 integrated graphics processor (IGP) silicon on board, the chips can run a game like CS:GO at 75 to 100 frames per second, a substantial upgrade from older Intel silicon, which could only muster 30 to 40 frames per second. At Computex 2019, the company has shared more target specifications that the program demands. It is expected to be available by holiday 2019. The company had recently promised to ship Ice Lake in volume in June.

At Computex 2019 Intel released more information about their Project Athena initiative, which is created to improve the design and performance of ultrabooks by OEMs. The toolkit also includes Intel Dynamic Tuning Technology, Intel Extreme Tuning Utility and Intel Graphics Command Center.

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