Day: October 31, 2020

Intel Iris Xe Max Discrete GPU for Slim Laptops Announced, Promises AI and Encoding Performance Boost

Intel’s 11th Gen Core ‘Tiger Lake’ CPUs are the first to feature the company’s new integrated Xe graphics architecture. Just as laptops built around these CPUs are going on sale in many parts of the world, the company has revealed that some of them will also ship with its first discrete GPU, the Intel Iris Xe Max. In a surprise announcement, Intel has also disclosed details of how laptops can use integrated and discrete Xe GPUs together to increase graphics performance and accelerate certain kinds of compute-intensive or AI-based tasks.

The Intel Iris Xe Max name first leaked when Intel included the product badge in a presentation of its brand identify overhaul in September. More recently, it has appeared in listings from laptop manufacturers, including a recent Acer laptop launch announcement

The Intel Iris Xe Max GPU is based on the same Xe-LP GPU as the integrated GPUs

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Render Show Penta Rear Camera Setup, Production Tipped to Have Begun

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leaks have been abundant, and the latest round comprise details on possible production commencement and an updated render that shows rear camera tweaks to the most premium model in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 series. Samsung is expected to introduce the next generation S series flagship sometime in January next year. The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is expected to offer three models this time around – the vanilla Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21+, and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. The nomenclature is not certain yet as there are speculations that the series could be called Samsung Galaxy S30 as well.

Tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka OnLeaks, shared an updated render of Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra on Voice. Hemmerstoffer claimed that his sources have shared some changes to the camera setup on the top model. The DVT (Design Validation Test) prototype – essentially the final prototype before mass

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