Intel Corporation: There Are Over 700 Million PC Gamers Today

Intel Corporation: There Are Over 700 Million PC Gamers Today
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Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) announced during its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) event that PC gaming is gathering more demand, as well as there are around 711 million PC gamers in the world presently. The chip maker is claiming the success of its desktop gaming.

Intel talks about 14nm processors

Senior VP at Intel Kirk Skaugen said that even though the sales of traditional PC has declined there are 711 million PC gamers in the world that is “one in ten people on the planet.”

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Though it is a strong statement to make Skaugen said, “desktop is alive and well. It’s innovating, whether its small form factors, all-in-ones, portable all-in-ones or extreme gaming.” In a presentation talking about the good things in the PC industry, Skaugen gave details of the Broadwell processors that are expected to arrive late 2014. Broadwell is the first product from the company using 14nm process, and is set to be the biggest innovation in CPU in coming days. He said that simply put, this 14 nm technology is the most “advanced silicon manufacturing technology in the world.”

During the event, Skaugen also talked about Skylake, which is expected to release in the second-half of the 2015. Like Broadwell, Skylake is also made up of 14 nm process, but performs much better and have larger battery life and power efficiency. The Skylake chip is suitable for the desktops, notebooks and fan-less 2-in-1s, with production in the second-half of 2015, and the launch at the end of 2015, according to Skaugen. Additionally, Skaugen mentioned that the second-generation of Skylake chips might be manufactured on 10 nm process.

Short-term targets

During the developer’s conference, Skaugen revealed three short-term targets for the Intel Corporation’s PC business. First, he talked about the wireless technology and efforts to remove the wires from the desk. The company is trying to bring this technology with the help of WiGig technology, which can connect with the displays, peripherals and storage along with wireless charging. Second target of the chipmaker is to remove passwords by replacing it with biometrics. Third and the final target is to refine touch, gesture and voice interface through hardware solutions like RealSense Intel Corp’s own IR camera module that can a measure depth, similar to Microsoft’s Kinect controller, but smaller in size.

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