CES is an abbreviation for "Consumer Electronics Show," and it's difficult for your average consumer to get exciting about microprocessors. Most people simply don't care about what happens behind the scenes in their gadgets, they just care about the user-facing features those gadgets provide. At the same time, none of those features would be possible without the modern chipsets that run the show, and that's why two of the most exciting announcements from CES 2018 so far come from chip makers.
First up we have Intel, which unveiled upgraded versions of its 8th-generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors. But 8th-generation Kaby Lake chips are old news, you say. These new H-series chips pack a surprise: new integrated Radeon graphics modules from none other than Intel's top rival, AMD. On top of that, Nvidia finally took the wraps off its next-generation Nvidia Drive Xavier chipsets, which will provide a new suite of AI features to the wave of self-driving cars set to hit the roads in the coming years.
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Intel announces Core chips with Radeon graphics as Nvidia unveils SoC for self-driving cars originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 8 Jan 2018 at 08:19:25 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.