neofiliac

Description

Intel Corporation is a leading American semiconductor chip manufacturer. One of the largest US corporations, Intel is best known for its microprocessors, though it also designs, develops, and manufactures motherboard chipsets, network controllers, flash memories, and more.

History

Founded in 1968 in California, Intel saw explosive growth in its early days. Its first products were in the semiconductor memory market, releasing the first commercial metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) static random-access memory (SRAM) and the first commercial dynamic random-access memory (DRAM).
In 1971, Intel created the first commercially available microprocessor, the Intel 4004, which eventually led to the "personal computer" concept. As the PC market exploded in the ensuing decades, Intel experienced unprecedented growth, building a robust brand recognition in the processor. During the same period, Intel moved away from the memory market due to decreasing profit margins.
As the PC market reached saturation, and as its main competitor, AMD, impinged on Intel's market shares, Intel's dominant position was weakened, and growth slowed.
In 2006, Intel launched its Core microarchitecture that gradually reignited the company's momentum. Today, it remains focused on the microprocessor market.

Current Products

While Intel operates a several areas in the semiconductor market, two of its operating groups are of interests to consumers:
  • Client Computing Group manufactures CPUs, motherboard chipsets, and network controllers for desktop and notebook computers.
  • Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group manufactures NAND flash memory and 3D XPoint / Optane memory for solid-state drives (SSDs).

Scores

No review has been published yet.

Products

Thumbnail of product Intel Core i5-11400 (11400T, 11400F) CPU

Intel Core i5-11400 (11400T, 11400F) CPU

Intel Core i5-11400 is an entry-level desktop microprocessor in Intel's 11th-gen Core, Rocket Lake family. Unlike higher-powered SKUs, the i5-11400 and its d...
Thumbnail of product Intel Core i5-11500 (11500T) CPU

Intel Core i5-11500 (11500T) CPU

Intel Core i5-11500 is a mid-range desktop microprocessor in Intel's 11th-gen Core, Rocket Lake family. Like the i5-11600, the i5-11500 is also available as ...
Thumbnail of product Intel Core i5-11600 (11600T) CPU

Intel Core i5-11600 (11600T) CPU

Intel Core i5-11600 is a mainstream desktop microprocessor in Intel's 11th-gen Core, Rocket Lake family. Intel also markets a lower-powered, 35W TDP variant,...
Thumbnail of product Intel Core i5-11600K (11600KF) CPU

Intel Core i5-11600K (11600KF) CPU

Intel Core i5-11600K is the most affordable unlocked (K-series) desktop microprocessor in Intel's 11th-gen Core, Rocket Lake family. It is also available wit...
Thumbnail of product Intel Core i9-11900 (11900T, 11900F) CPU

Intel Core i9-11900 (11900T, 11900F) CPU

Intel Core i9-11900 is a premium desktop microprocessor in Intel's 11th-gen Core, Rocket Lake family. Compared to the i7-11700, this i9 CPU offers a slight b...
Thumbnail of product Intel Core i9-11900K (11900KF) CPU

Intel Core i9-11900K (11900KF) CPU

Intel Core i9-11900K is the flagship of Intel's 11th-gen Core, Rocket Lake family. It is also available without integrated graphics in the form of i9-11900KF...

Articles

Thumbnail for article Intel i7-11700K Review Rundown

Intel i7-11700K Review Rundown

Rocket Lake is an amalgam of new technologies. Although the new Cypress Cove cores in the 11700K do have good generational improvements, all compared to the predecessor, that's not quite enough for single-thread performance. Still, as the i9 now also has
12 Jul 2021
Thumbnail for article Intel Core i5-11600K Review Rundown

Intel Core i5-11600K Review Rundown

The six-core/12-thread Intel Core i5-11600K represents the pillar of Intel's midrange options. AMD's price creep of $50 is the key to Intel's edge this time around. This is the first Intel processor to have actually stayed competitive with AMD on price in
05 Apr 2021
Thumbnail for article Intel i9-11900K Review Rundown

Intel i9-11900K Review Rundown

The Intel Core i9-11900K is the flagship desktop processor in Team Blue's new Rocket Lake-S range. Intel backported the 10nm Ice Lake architecture to a 14nm process, which is the core reason why it's back down to an 8-core, 16-thread design. The new Cypre
03 Apr 2021
Thumbnail for article Intel i9-10900K Review Rundown

Intel i9-10900K Review Rundown

If you already have a late-model gaming or content creation PC, the Core i9-10900K doesn't do enough, at least at the moment, to justify the cost of adopting a whole new platform. The recommendation is the same today as it's been since July of last year:
22 Mar 2021

Reviews

None found

More Innovators

Comments

Please login before adding comments. Now supporting Sign in with Google and LinkedIn!