Tuesday, December 27th 2016

HWiNFO Adds Support for Intel Ice Lake, Whiskey Lake, AMD 400-Series Chipset

HWiNFO v. 5.7 has brought with it a smattering of improvements and additions, as is usually the case. These are worthier of a news piece than most, however, since we're looking at quite a number of interesting developments. For one, preliminary support has been added for Intel's Whiskey Lake, an upcoming mobile design that succeed's Intel's Kaby Lake products, and should bring the fight to AMD's Ryzen Mobile offerings. Furthermore, and still on the Intel camp, support for the upcoming 10 nm Ice Lake has also been added. Íf you'll remember, Ice Lake is expected to be Intel's first foray into the 10 nm+ process in the mobile camp (given away by the U/Y product codes), after numerous delays that made the company stick with its 14 nm process through three iterations and in-process improvements. These are not the only Intel developments, however; the team behind HWiNFO has also added a new feature that reveals your Intel CPU's Turbo Boost multipliers, which the company has since removed form their ARK pages and processor specifications - an issue that generated rivers of ink.

Stepping away from the blue giant's camp, there's added support for AMD's next revision of their Ryzen processors (Pinnacle Ridge, on a 12 nm process). There's also mention of upcoming support for AMD's 400-series chipsets, which should improve platform features of the AM4 socket. This addition comes after we've seen its first appearance in the PCI-SIG Integrators List.
Sources: HWiNFO, via Tom's Hardware
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6 Comments on HWiNFO Adds Support for Intel Ice Lake, Whiskey Lake, AMD 400-Series Chipset

#1
Joss
18 physical cores with 4.4 GHz turbo on 2 cores, interesting.

edit is it an Intel or an AMD?
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#2
_Flare
AVX512 and the AVX multiplier offset should leed to Skylake ... X i think
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#3
NicklasAPJ
Joss said:
18 physical cores with 4.4 GHz turbo on 2 cores, interesting.

edit is it an Intel or an AMD?
7980 XE does allready that on 2 cores.
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#5
dicktracy
Seems like a 7980XE successor. Though, anything higher than 16 cores have a huge diminishing return for non-server workloads as evident by 7960x vs 7980XE. AMD obviously needs moar since they're much slower per core in real world applications where even the 7920x is competitive against the 1950x.
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voltage
cryohellinc said:
Cheers Intel

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