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Intel readies 12th-gen Alder Lake chips

Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake chips have finally arrived, ushering in a new era of the company’s chips, lead by the flagship Core i9-12900K CPU, which Intel promises is the “world’s best gaming processor.”

Intel is also heavily pushing Windows 11 as a key part of its Alder Lake lineup, noting that it’s worked with Microsoft to optimize its Intel Thread Director software to better manage tasks across threads when using the new OS. We’ll have to do some testing ourselves to see whether Windows 11 offers a notable boost in performance, however, along with how well the new chips stack up against competition from AMD and Apple.

Preorders for the new Intel 12th Gen chips start today, with the chips available on November 4th.

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Intel needs this success badly.

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This week’s earnings call

On Monday (Oct 18) there’s:

  • Albertsons
  • Philips
  • Steel Dynamics
  • State Street

On Tuesday (Oct 19):

  • Halliburton
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Philip Morris International
  • WD-40
  • Netflix

On Wednesday (Oct 20):

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Biogen
  • NextEra Energy
  • Verizon Communications
  • Tesla
  • IBM
  • Anthem

On Thursday (Oct 21):

  • Southwest Airlines
  • Valero Energy
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • AT&T
  • SL Green Realty
  • Intel
  • Snap

On Friday (Oct 22):

  • Whirlpool
  • Honeywell
  • Seagate Technology Holdings
  • American Express

I’ll definitely watch out for Tesla, Netflix and Intel.

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And there’s a new MacBook Pro

There’s an option of M1 Pro and M1 Max, which does up to 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU.

Notch is now in MacBook Pro. Personally, I don’t hate the notch since the trade off is a smaller device with higher screen to non-screen ratio.

Notch is here!

And looks like MagSafe is returning to MacBook Pro. Also exciting is the promise of charging to 50% in just 30 minutes. Very welcomed feature!.

MagSafe’s back.

This round of updates to MacBook Pro shows Apple made the right decision to ditch Intel and develop their own processors. With this Apple is able to introduce faster processing and leapfrog their competition.