News hardware Intel announced crazy things to us: Arc graphics card, sync iPhone to PC, rollable tablet …
The announcement is official, Intel has finally released its Arc graphics card, but not only! The conference just ended and we finally have all the information we’ve been waiting for. After months of rumors, Intel made some big announcements.
Intel Announces Arc A770 Graphics Card and More!
Intel is best known for its processors. However, it is with graphics cards that the American manufacturer makes a surprise. Rumored for several months, the Intel Arc has finally been revealed. The chip manufacturer is finally attacking the graphics card market against AMD and Nvidia.
Intel is proud to launch its own GPUs to take on an ultra-competitive industry, where the red and green teams have been fighting each other for decades. Objective: defeating moore’s law, ie doubling of power every two years. We discovered very little information on the graphics card, except that it is 65% more powerful in Ray Tracing than the competition. You might be wondering what “competition” is, so are we…
Maybe that’s where we should start, but the price? Introducing the GPU segment at the conference, Patrick P. Gelsinger, Intel’s CEO explained that Gaming doesn’t have to be expensive. So you can understand that the graphics card from the blue manufacturer can be cheap. According to the president, its launch price will be 329 dollars, or the same price in euros. In comparison, it is a lower price than an RTX 3060. The level of performance you have to wait to receive it in the editorial office to tell you more. Its launch is scheduled for October 12, coming soon!
Along with it are two other graphics cards. This is not for the general public, but for data centers. These are the Flex Series 170 and Flex 140. GPUs are extremely powerful and should make it possible to build the world’s most powerful supercomputer. This is the goal that Intel has set itself with its next-generation graphics cards.
Use an iPhone on Windows like a Mac
Out of nowhere, Intel announced synchronization between Android smartphones and iPhones, with Windows PCs. It is the Intel Unison app, which allows you to manage calls, messages, file transfers and notifications from your smartphone directly from your computer. You no longer need to have a Mac to have your iPhone live connected.
What we are most looking forward to is the obvious file transfer, like Airdrop. An announcement that was as unexpected as it was welcome. Currently, This function will come to PCs with 13th generation Intel Evo processors, in 2023. The official partners are Acer, HP and Lenovo.
And here is a rollable tablet signed by Intel and Samsung
you read that right, Intel and Samsung displays teamed up to create a rollable touchscreen tablet. Again: unexpected announcement. In the “Intel Innovation” category, we find this tablet that unfolds to form a 17-inch screen. We can say it was a surprise for the chef!
This tablet can also synchronize with a PC to make it a second screen. Your office is then expanded and all wireless. There is still a small crease, such as foldable devices. This falcon that enlarges the screen does not seem to solve this problem. Beyond that one wonders what is the strength of such a device. Unlike a typical foldable device, there’s more than just the hinge to get dirty. It is the entire screen that rolls that collects, then carries the dirt inside. To see in practice what it provides.
There is another bonus, icing on the cake! Intel recently partnered with Samsung and TMSC, two electronic chip manufacturers, to create custom processors. That is, in the same processor, we can find micro components from three manufacturers, within the same product.
Overall, this conference has a lot of access around developers and artificial intelligence. We will especially remember the arrival of the new Intel 13000 processors, the teaser graphics card for a long time and this synchronization function. For the future it remains to be seen whether the drop-down tablet is a concrete project or a simple prototype.