Intel isn't known for its graphics processors, but the company is promising a big improvement with its 7th generation Core processors, code-named Kaby Lake.
The Kaby Lake chips, which will succeed Skylake, will feature integrated 4K graphics processors, the company said at the Intel Developer Forum on Tuesday.
Intel showed off Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch shooter game running smoothly on a Dell XPS with a Kaby Lake chip during Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's keynote. Intel also showed off an HP 2-in-1 running 4K graphics.
Intel's 12-inch fab in Dalian has been put into operaton for the manufacture of non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM) chips, according to a ChinaNews website report.
Intel has invested a total of US$5.5 billion to convert the Dalian fab for memory chip production, the report indicated.
Intel in 2007 broke ground for construction of the Dalian fab, the vendor's first 12-inch fab in Asia, which went operational in 2010 producing 65nm products. The fab was designed to originally focus on the supply of chipsets for PCs and notebooks.
With its latest many-core chips, Intel is looking to take on Nvidia and its GPUs in HPC environments for workloads such as machine learning and AI.
Intel officials for months have been talking about its many-core Xeon Phi "Knights Landing" processor, a chip that the company is positioning to compete with GPU accelerators like Nvidia's Tesla products in high-performance computing environments and such emerging markets as machine learning.
Intel's main Computex announcement was the launch of its high-end (and high-cost) Broadwell-E chips, but the company also made a passing mention of a couple of next-generation architectures for mainstream and low-end systems that will ship in finished systems by the end of the year.
Intel's plans to discontinue its Atom chips for smartphones and some tablets may not have killed the dream of a Microsoft Surface phone -- just the piece of it that made it so enticing.
In the wake of a restructuring that relegated the PC to just another connected device, Intel confirmed today that it has cancelled its upcoming SoFIA and "Broxton" chips, following its decision to cancel its Atom X5 chips, also known as "Cherry Trail." That leaves Intel with just one Atom chip, "Apollo Lake," slated for convertible tablets.