Intel's next-gen Lunar Lake CPUs will be able to run Microsoft's Copilot AI locally thanks to 45 TOPS NPU performance

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The chip and PC companies need to be careful with their marketing hype.
If they're not careful they'll OSBOURNE the whole market and turn hype into FUD.
 

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Pretty funny.
They are bragging about the performance of their next generation chip that is matching the one Qualcomm is releasing now.
This is probably why Intel is also mixing the CPU + GPU into the recipe.

Also, no price yet 😏
 

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Pretty funny.
They are bragging about the performance of their next generation chip that is matching the one Qualcomm is releasing now.
This is probably why Intel is also mixing the CPU + GPU into the recipe.

Also, no price yet 😏
In their defense, local "AI" software uses all three processors. If they're not properly balanced, the code will bottleneck at the weakest unit.

And don't forget Intel has been behind in the architecture wars several times before, when folks were holding wakes for x86 and they have always come back to outpace the flavor of the month, be it SPARC, ALPHA, POWERPC or whatever.

This *might* be the one time they don't come back but it's still too early to bury them. Especially if they manage to leapfrog TSMC manufacturing lead. All that money they're getting from the gerontocracy might come in handy.

Finally, bragging about vapor products is a tried and true account control tactic from IBM's heyday. When you're the installed base leader (which Intel is) freezing the market hurts the competition worse than you. Folks won't necessarily rush to buy today's challenger (with the inevitable disruption from switching)if waiting a bit gets then equal or better from the entrenched player.

As long as Intel's promises remain credible they don't have to lead in specmanship right now.
 

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Didn't we see stories here about "AI" needing "nearby nuclear power plants" a few weeks ago? Because "AI" uses absurd amounts of electricity?

Never mind that the idea of building nuclear power plants to power "AI" is insane. Totally impractical, because it takes MANY years to get a nuclear power plant built/licensed/online.

So why would I want this junk running locally on my laptop? What about battery life? Current Intel CPUs are already power-sucking battery-killers.

Again, the "AI" hype here is beyond belief.
 
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