Intel top exec out; announces major reorg following disastrous 7nm delay

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The fallout from Intel’s disastrous 7nm delay news was swift. On Monday, the company announced that it was breaking up its Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group and top exec Murthy Renduchintala was headed out the door. Renduchintala’s group, TSCG, will be broken up in five pieces, each reporting directly to Intel CEO Bob Swan.

  • Technology Development, led by Dr. Ann Kelleher
  • Manufacturing and Operations, led by Keyvan Esfarjani
  • Design Engineering, led in the interim by Josh Walden
  • Architecture, Software and Graphics will continue to be led by Raja Koduri
  • Supply Chain will continue to be led by Dr. Randhir Thakur

“I look forward to working directly with these talented and experienced technology leaders, each of whom is committed to driving Intel forward during this period of critical execution,” Swan said in a release. “I also want to thank Murthy for his leadership in helping Intel transform our technology platform. We have the most diverse portfolio of leadership products in our history and, as a result of our six pillars of innovation and disaggregation strategy, much more flexibility in how we build, package and deliver those products for our customers.”

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Top Intel exec leaves as company announces major reorg following disastrous 7nm delay

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The fallout from Intel’s disastrous 7nm delay news was swift. On Monday, the company announced that it was breaking up its Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group and top exec Murthy Renduchintala was headed out the door. Renduchintala’s group, TSCG, will be broken up in five pieces, each reporting directly to Intel CEO Bob Swan.

  • Technology Development, led by Dr. Ann Kelleher
  • Manufacturing and Operations, led by Keyvan Esfarjani
  • Design Engineering, led in the interim by Josh Walden
  • Architecture, Software and Graphics will continue to be led by Raja Koduri
  • Supply Chain will continue to be led by Dr. Randhir Thakur

“I look forward to working directly with these talented and experienced technology leaders, each of whom is committed to driving Intel forward during this period of critical execution,” Swan said in a release. “I also want to thank Murthy for his leadership in helping Intel transform our technology platform. We have the most diverse portfolio of leadership products in our history and, as a result of our six pillars of innovation and disaggregation strategy, much more flexibility in how we build, package and deliver those products for our customers.”

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The Dell XPS 17 9700 has a charging problem

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The new Dell XPS 17 is drop-dead gorgeous, thin, relatively fast, and has what looks like a potentially show-stopping charging problem.

How serious is it? We’ll just say that based on our review unit, it’s enough to recommend that you put a pause on a potential purchase until the problem is addressed by Dell.

The charging issue first came to light on July 10, when respected technology site Notebookcheck.com reported that its XPS 17 9700 review unit discharged the battery under heavy loads even when plugged into the wall. 

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Why you won’t see AMD’s SmartShift technology in more laptops until 2021

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If you were waiting for another laptop besides the Dell G5 15 SE gaming laptop to feature AMD’s new SmartShift technology this year—don’t hold your breath.

Smartshift, which can dynamically shift performance resources between a Radeon GPU and Ryzen CPU, is one of the highlights of a new era for AMD-based laptops, led by the impressive Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs. But in a Twitter response asking where the other SmartShift laptops are, AMD’s Frank Azor responded with bad news for AMD fans. 

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The Dell G15 15 SE features Ryzen, Radeon and Smart Shift’s “free performance”

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The mystery of just how well AMD’s laptop “Smart Shift” technology will perform just got a little less mysterious on Thursday.

First, AMD formally shed a little more light on the first laptop to use the Smart Shift feature, Dell’s G5 15 SE. Calling it kind of a “free performance” boost, AMD’s Frank Azor said the power-sharing technology would net gamers up to 14 percent more performance. Smart Shift works by letting the Ryzen CPU talk to the Radeon GPU about which part should get more power, communicating across the company’s InfinityFabric.

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The Dell G5 15 SE features Ryzen, Radeon and Smart Shift’s ‘free performance’

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The mystery of just how well AMD’s laptop “Smart Shift” technology will perform just got a little less mysterious on Thursday.

First, AMD formally shed a little more light on the first laptop to use the Smart Shift feature, Dell’s G5 15 SE. Calling it kind of a “free performance” boost, AMD’s Frank Azor said the power-sharing technology would net gamers up to 14 percent more performance. Smart Shift works by letting the Ryzen CPU talk to the Radeon GPU about which part should get more power, communicating across the company’s InfinityFabric.

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Acer’s Predator Triton 500 gets a 300Hz panel and beastly internal upgrades

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Intel and Nvidia blitzed the technology world with the simultaneously launch of 10th-gen Core CPUs and GeForce RTX Super GPUs on Thursday, and now Acer’s Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop is adding to the shock and awe.

The Predator Triton 500 has long been coveted for its fairly light weight and thin body. The newest iteration takes it to the next level with Intel’s latest 10th-gen Comet Lake H chips. The 14nm Comet Lake H CPUs bump some Core i7 chips up to 8-cores, and bumps up the boost clock on the Core i9.

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