Due to lock-in conditions and dynamic changes around work, communication, education, and even leisure, many of us will spend more time in front of computers before 2020 than ever before. Our technology keeps all of us in touch, and the has largely kept pace with these changes. In fact, despite the slowdown in overall economic growth, we have seen a growing demand for computer hardware, in the form of components and pre-installed PCs and laptops, as these have become necessities.

Due to fluctuations in taxes and currency values, production and distribution have been affected to a certain extent, and prices in India continue to rise. However, most hardware takes years to develop, and plans must be made in advance, so fortunately, the pace of innovation is still going as usual. It is also obvious that due to remote work, PC sales in 2020 will surge.

From released products to business mergers, security breaches, future roadmaps, etc., this is the most important story of the year. We are looking at the promoters and promoters of the PC in no particular order.

Apple Silicon shakes up the

Apple’s huge strides towards internal CPUs will continue for several years. Switching from Intel’s commercial chips and standard X86 architecture to a fully custom-designed ARM-based processor is no small achievement. There have always been rumors that the switch has been leaked, but when Apple announced its architectural achievements at WWDC in mid-2020, and then launched the first PC using its internal M1 chip, it is safe to say that most people are Surprised the result.

The new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac Mini look exactly like their predecessors, deliberately taking action to focus all attention the inside. There is no huge disruptive shift here; if you use everyday applications, you may not even notice any difference, because Apple controls all its own software. Rosetta 2 makes software simulation almost effortless, while macOS 11 Big Sur is professionally optimized for new hardware. In addition, you can now run many iOS apps on M1-based Macs.

Professional users can choose to wait for a while, because Intel-based Macs will not completely disappear for a few years, but based the results we have seen, more powerful Apple Silicon processors are under development and will definitely become more interesting.

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Perhaps in anticipation of Apple’s success, Microsoft also seems to be interested in debugging ARM-based custom SoCs for its Surface series products to promote the development of Windows on ARM. In the next few years, the collapse of X86 will become the de facto PC architecture standard.

In addition, Apple finally opened an online Apple Store in India to provide consumers with direct sales and expanded hardware configuration options, customer service, and even Today in Apple’s learning courses. Apple even offered its first holiday deal in India, albeit with a short period. This is an important step before the opening of physical retail stores (expected in 2021).

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Intel stumbled, but the way forward is clear

In the past five years or so, Intel’s efforts in 10nm production have received a full painful record. The company announced this year that it now expects that the production of the next 7nm node will also be greatly delayed. Although rival AMD has been producing 7-nanometer CPUs for more than a year, Intel will not be able to launch them until the second half of at the earliest. The impact of this change includes the departure of Intel’s chief engineering officer Murthy Renduchintala and a major organizational reorganization. More importantly, Intel finally has to admit that its manufacturing capabilities are not yet competitive enough, and it will rely on external foundries such as TSMC to meet some of its future needs. In addition, another serious and unfixable “load value injection” security vulnerability was discovered.

Not all bad news. Intel claims that its existing processes are complete and efficient enough to meet current needs. 11day It is said that the “Tiger Lake” Gen series launched this year provides “a greater leap than a generation” in performance and extends battery life, while 10day The Gen Comet Lake-S desktop lineup raises the bar especially for gaming. Intel also disclosed its Foveros 3D stacking technology, “SuperFin” transistor design, and a new modular approach that allows it to mix and match heterogeneous cores and other logic modules, and make the design easier to adapt to different manufacturing node.

The first Intel NUC notebook computer kit shows how the company hopes OEMs will position its products. Introduced the Intel Evo platform brand to establish the standard for high-end ultra-portable products, and a new visual image can breathe life into the brand.

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There is much to look forward to. Intel held Virtual Architecture Day and Lab Day events this year. Announced the latest Xe GPU demonstration and roadmap, including new plans for 2021 for enthusiast discrete gaming GPUs with hardware ray tracing. The upcoming “Rocket Lake” architecture will port Intel’s updated 10nm architecture to the desktop 14nm. After that, “Alder Lake” will combine high-power and high-efficiency cores in mainstream PCs for the first time. The hybrid “Lakefield” CPU has now been shipped and used in the groundbreaking Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold.

In terms of research and development, neuromorphic computing, ultra-low temperature quantum control chips and integrated photonics in data centers have also made progress.

In the end, Intel introduced its Thunderbolt 4 standard. Because USB4 is essentially the same standard, but the implementation restrictions are more relaxed, the standard will become more and more common. The updated standard supports 40Gbps throughput and 100W power output. Anyone can now implement Thunderbolt, so it should become common on AMD-based platforms. It is also integrated into many of the latest Intel CPUs.

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AMD’s latest Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs perform well but are hard to find

In order to continue its outstanding performance, AMD this year released the first Ryzen 5000 desktop CPU based on the “Zen 3” architecture. In the high-end market, AMD has established the ability to compete with Intel’s best competitors in single-threaded and multi-threaded tasks. Performance has been greatly improved, but the price has risen across the board, and the inventory is small, which makes many people feel that the value equation has actually been regained by Intel in many market segments. Due to supply and demand issues, older Ryzen 3000 series CPUs and smaller Ryzen 3000 XT series updates have also seen price spikes.

In terms of graphics, AMD started with this year’s mid-range Radeon RX 5600 XT, and then launched the Radeon RX 6000 series in an attempt to win the 4K performance championship. Based on the new RDNA 2 architecture, this architecture also supports custom AMD chips designed for this year’s PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S consoles. AMD now provides ray tracing and is expected to be equivalent to Nvidia’s DLSS upgrade technology soon. Although AMD’s decline is still price and scarcity, India has few options to sell at high prices.

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AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series of notebook processors are in great demand this year, especially in gaming notebooks. Due to its competitive performance and good pricing, the company has won many fans. AMD also hopes to use its CPU and GPU technology and SmartShift technology, which can dynamically manage the power and heat between all the major components of a notebook computer, but only one such model will be launched in 2020.

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NVIDIA continues to dominate high-end games

Nvidia released the GeForce RTX 2000 Super series products for notebook computers at the beginning of the year, and the GeForce RTX 3000 GPU made its debut recently. Performance is certainly much better than before, and these new models raise the bar at every price level. Nvidia’s own Founders Edition graphics card has undergone a major facelift, using a peculiar double-sided radiator and high-end materials. Especially in India, direct retail through distributors means that the price of Founders Editions is much lower than that of third-party cards, which has caused a surge in popularity.

The company also continues to tout the visual fidelity of ray tracing and DLSS upsampling, and has added more games in 2020, including Cyberpunk 2077, Minecraft, CoD: Black Ops Cold and Watch Dogs: Legion.

Nvidia’s cloud gaming service GeForce Now was opened to the public in early 2020, and TechnologyShout was able to test its performance in India. Although the experience is not seamless, and solutions need to be taken to deal with geographical restrictions, high-end games can still be played on low-spec PCs and Macs and even phones.

In order to surpass the PC field, Nvidia made a staggering $40 billion acquisition offer to acquire ARM Holdings, the company behind the ARM architecture. The ARM architecture is billions of smartphones, embedded and infrastructure devices, PCs, servers, automobiles, and IoT Products provide power. If the transaction is approved by the regulatory authorities, it will mean a huge change, especially in AI and cloud computing.