Intel announced a slew of new devices and services that could help with the future of computing. These include the unveiling of the Intel Home Gateway Technologies, the company’s fastest desktop processor, and a new SSD memory standard.
Intel AnyWAN GRX750 SoC
Based on a 2-core Atom (2.5Ghz clock speed) microarchitecture, Intel’s AnyWAN GRX750 SoC is a high-performance communications processor that enables service providers and OEMs to create a “connected” home ecosystem. Essentially, the SoC allows for connection between compatible home devices and a respective product with a AnyWAN GRX750 SoC.
In addition, the SoC also enables OEMs to create devices that will be compatible with both wired and wireless technology to cut down their cost of operation when delivering “cloud” innovations to respective consumers.
Intel Core i7-6950X Processor
The highly anticipated Broadwell-E based Core i7-6950X processor was also announced officially today by Intel – after months of heavy speculation. Intel’s newest 14nm Extreme Edition processor comes with 10 CPU cores (20 threads) and a 25MB cache.
Base clock speed of the processor is recorded at 3.0GHz, but it could be significantly higher once Turbo Boost Max 3.0 kicks in (also announced during the keynote). More details regarding Intel’s Extreme Edition beast can be found here.
Intel Optane-based SSDs
Intel has also announced that most of its future SSDs will be utilising the Optane memory standard – which is based on the 3D XPoint technology. Many of us may not have heard of this SSD memory standard, which is why Intel has announced it again today at its keynote.
In a rendering demo, an Optane-based SSD was put up against a NAND-based SSD. To fully render a 7-second photorealistic video of a whirlpool, the NAND SSD took 35 hours, the Optane SSD took 9 hours. According to the company, Optane-based SSDs will be entering mass production later this year.