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CES 2017: Intel previewed its 10nm Cannon Lake processor, teased Project Alloy VR device

Attendees relaxed in leather lounge chairs and soaked up Intel's VR offerings.


At Intel's CES keynote on Wednesday evening, Intel opened with a look at its Cannon Lake processor, a 10nm chipset sporting x86 architecture.

Intel aimed to alleviate tepid reactions to its current Kaby Lake. Whereas Kaby took Intel's processors one step forward, the company believes Cannon Lake qualifies as a jump of much more than just a few more megahertz.

The company also divulged more information on its aggressive expansion into the burgeoning VR marketplace. The keynote hall was adorned in leather chairs where attendees could strap on Oculus Rift headsets and sample VR demos running in conjunction with Intel hardware. One demo rendered a rural scene complete with a river and water buffalo.

In the same vein, Intel's Project Alloy VR is a "mixed reality" device—a blend of augmented and virtual reality tech—that the company plans to ship in Q4 of 2017. No manufacturer for Alloy was announced, nor did Intel give any hint as to how much it will cost.

Intel hardware has been represented far and wide at this year's CES in Las Vegas. Acer's $9000 Predator 21 X laptop boasts an Intel Intel i7-7820HK, as well as twin Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs and 64GB of DDR4-2400 memory.

[Source: PC World; lead image courtesy of UploadVR]

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