John Bonini, Intel’s VP and GM of Client Computing Group Desktop, Workstations and Gaming talks about the work Intel does behind the scenes to help game developers realize their vision.
It’s been a challenging year, to say the least, and if you’re like me, my family and friends, or a number of my colleagues, you’ve turned to games for entertainment. Gaming—especially my favorite, PC Gaming—has provided us an outlet to escape and socialize. As an example, I’m currently playing Marvel’s Avengers and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. Playing the latter title for years, I’m still surprised how my desire for “just one more turn” evolves into an additional 10 with more hours happily spent than anticipated. But that’s Gaming, and what’s not surprising is its positive impact on society – and how that’s only increasing.
Here are a few things to consider:
PC gaming is becoming bigger, more equitable and more diverse, while the quality of today’s hardware and software is expanding. So, it should come as no surprise that Intel is excited to lead the pack bringing PC gaming into a new and extraordinary decade by building on our roots.
Processor frequency remains a key consideration because many popular apps and high-performance games scale with frequency. Intel’s current generation of processors – led by the Core i9-10900K on desktop and the Core i9-10980HK on mobile – achieves an industry-leading 5.3 GHz. To enhance processor performance, we’ve developed innovative solutions like Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 and Thermal Velocity Boost which automatically boost performance.
Whether overclockers prefer manually tuning their system in the BIOS or using exclusive software from Intel (i.e. Intel Performance Maximizer (IPM) or Xtreme Tuning Utility), we continue to serve the overclocking community by giving them frequency options and maximum flexibility to make their rig scream. For instance, Allen ‘Splave’ Golibersuch documented his experience overclocking the Core i9-10900K with liquid nitrogen to over 7 GHz – an amazing accomplishment!
Rocket Lake is Coming:
Our 10th Gen Intel Core processors continue to provide excellent performance and a stable platform for even the most demanding games. Ultimately, I believe there’s a great 10th Gen option that addresses the needs for every type of gamer – from casual players, to the most dedicated and passionate enthusiasts.
Though as you’d expect, we’re constantly looking ahead at what’s next and how we can make our desktop CPUs even better. With that said, I’m also happy to confirm that the next generation 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code named “Rocket Lake”) is coming in the first quarter of 2021 and will provide support for PCIe 4.0. It’ll be another fantastic processor for gaming, and we’re excited