Intel

Jun 26 2017

News - Intel Skylake/Kaby Lake HyperThreading flaw discovered

Hot Hardware is reporting the discovery of a critical flaw in Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake when HyperThreading is enabled. Head over there for the details, but for the TLDR crowd - make sure to check for a BIOS update from your motherboard vendor.

May 06 2017

News - Intel AMT

If you've been following the Intel AMT security issue story, it looks like we finally have some guidence around the severity and some mitigations steps. Even though a proper fix is still some ways off. Ars has some more information on the exploit (although they didn't include the root cause) as well as useful links to some tools Intel has put out there.

Jan 09 2017

News - Intel announces 5 new NUC models

Another CES, another set of NUCs announced. I must say I also like the darker chassis, but it concerns me tha tthe renders don't appear to have CIR built in. If that is the case, it would be a big minus for their HTPC use.

Jan 09 2017

News - Intel announces "Compute Card" to replace Compute Stick

You can read more about what the Intel Compute Card is and what's inside in the linked article, but when you do that keep in mind how awesome a HTPC this make. Where you buy a chassis which provides the basic shell connectors (Ethernet, HDMI, SATA, etc) and you can easily upgrade the CPU/GPU every few years as they add fancy new features.

Dec 12 2016

News - ASUS annouces VivoMini VM65N & VM65 SFF HTPC

They aren't quite NUC sized, but still quite small and sleek. These ASUS VivoMini SFF look like they should be quite suitable for HTPC use, and the higher end model with the Kaby Lake Intel Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce 930M dGPU would do for some gaming as well. Unfortunately the PR (after the the click), doesn't note NIC OEM, but otherwise seems nicely spec'd. Prices start from £399, so they won't be crazy money either.

Jun 29 2016

News - Intel Core m3-6Y30 Compute Stick Reviewed @ Anandtech

With 2x2 802.11AC, the Intel Core m5 based Compute Stick looks like a pretty reasonable HTPC. Pricing ($390) is a bit on the high side though considering what you can do with with an Atom NUC, but if the form factor is required...

May 28 2016

News - Intel plans to change GPU development approach

It's no secret that Intel's GPU driver provides a richer experience on Windows than Linux, so it's welcome news that they are planning to take a more shared-code approach with the two OSs. Hopefully, this will translate into better HWA CODEC support in Kodi/OpenELEC where there isn't quite the level of coverage that there is in Windows.

May 10 2016

News - TIL: Skylake NUC will get healthy I.O increase in future BIOS

Articles like this one about how an issue with the Skylake NUC was identified, including the background, and news of an upcoming fix remind me of a couple things. First, why Anandtech is a great resource, and second (which mirrors my own experience) that Intel is very open to feedback to the community when something is identified. Even if you're not interested in the specifics, the article is a excellent resource around the I.O architecture sported by Intel's mobile Skylake platform.

Apr 12 2016

News - Legit Reviews reviews Intel Pentium G4400 IPG

The review is really light on the critial aspects for HTPC use (read MIA), but that doesn't mean it doesn't contain a lot of useful information about this budget ($65) Skylake CPU.

Jan 27 2016

News - Skylake Iris Pro pricing is out, ouch!!!

If you were waiting for Iris Pro to pickup a Skylake system, the prices have come out and they are hefty - although currently they are all Xeon models (so aimed more at enterprise workstation), so hopefully we'll see some Core branded models in a more comfortable price range soon.

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