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In case you haven't been following the news surrounding Intel's Skylake launch, be advised that the chip maker is not bundling a cooling solution with its recently announced Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K processors, both of which are unlocked parts. However, Intel will sell a retail heatsink and fan combination separately, and it looks to be a rather decent one. We can sense your skepticism, and truth be told, we don't blame you. It's not as though Intel's previous stock cooling solutions have been anything to get excited over -- while sufficient, Intel's bundled coolers typically fall way behind... Read more...
HotHardware Summer Sweepstakes Winners: Win An Intel NUC Or Compute Stick SystemTo help kick off the summer season, we partnered with Intel to offer up a couple of small form factor systems to a pair of lucky readers. Our friends at Intel offered up a couple of systems this time around--one of their slick NUC Core i7-based NUC5i7RYH systems, along with a quad-core Bay Trail-based Intel Compute Stick.Well, we've finally been through all of the entries and have selected the winners! Without further delay, they are...Blackhawk8100 - The Compute Stick!Matt McCutcheon - The... Read more...
When you think about what constitutes a "mobile workstation," several things come to mind. Things like ISV certification, long battery life, professional graphics (NVIDIA Quadro or AMD FirePro), and sometimes a rugged design. But what about the processor? Intel's Xeon chips have been powering workstations for a long time, and for the first time, Intel will offer Xeon processor options for laptops. These CPUs will be part of the Xeon E3-1500M v5 family based on Intel's recently launched 14nm Skylake architecture. They'll deliver high precision computing horsepower in notebook form factors and sport... Read more...
Several months after first introducing the SSD 750 series of solid-state drives, Intel is touting its first addition to the line: an 800GB Intel SSD 750 that hits a sweet spot between the two original models. Until now, anyone who wanted storage with the sheer speed of the 750 series had to choose between a 400GB drive and a 1.2TB behemoth. The 800GB SSD 750 has many of the same physical characteristics as the other drives, but differs a bit when it comes to performance. From a durability standpoint, the hard drive is as tough as the others, offering the same endurance rating (70GB writes per day)... Read more...
There have been many juicy bits of info to come out of this year's Black Hat conference, including hacking into autos, Macs that suffer a Thunderbolt bug, Microsoft boosting its bug bounty, and yet more vulnerabilities relating to Android. But wait - there's more! According to Christopher Domas, a researcher for Battelle Memorial Institute, all of Intel's (and possibly AMD's, and with the exception of its absolute latest) x86-based processors dating back to 1997 are vulnerable to an exploit that could grant someone access to the lowest-level firmware in a PC. The exact target is System Management... Read more...
Although Intel is holding many of the architectural details regarding its latest Skylake-based, 6th generation Core processors back until the Intel Developers Forum goes down in San Francisco in a couple of weeks, the company is announcing a pair of new processors and a companion chipset today. Skylake is a “tock” in Intel’s release cadence, which signifies a new microarchitecture, built using a mature process—in this case the same 14nm process that brought us Broadwell. The new Skylake-based Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K squarely target performance enthusiasts, and pack all of the goodness we’ve... Read more...
Although Intel has something new coming down the pipeline in the not-too-distant future, Haswell-E and the X99 chipset will remain its flagship, high-performance desktop platform for quite some time. As such, motherboard manufacturers are still pumping out new, fresh designs featuring the X99 chipset. Two of the newest boards to hit the scene come by way of EVGA and ASUS. Both companies just announced fresh micro-ATX motherboards, targeting a couple of different market segments.First up we present the EVGA X99 Micro2. The EVGA X99 Micro2 build upon the original X99 Micro (which we showed you here),... Read more...
We are back with another high-end X99-based motherboard on the test bed. This time around we've got the latest from ASUS, the Sabertooth X99 TUF motherboard, which supports USB 3.1 and sports ASUS' "OC Socket". The first wave of motherboards based on Intel’s X99 chipset launched with attractive features and eye-catching designs. But as time has passed, most motherboard manufacturers have continued to update and optimize their X99-based offerings.  ASUS had already offered some stand-out features in its first salvo of boards. This was largely thanks to the company’s OC Socket used on its X99-based... Read more...
HotHardware Summer Sweepstakes: Win An Intel NUC Or Compute Stick SystemWhat better way to usher in the summer season than to give away a couple of awesome small form factor systems, designed to keep you inside, chugging along in front of a PC when you need a break from those long, hot summer days?!Our friends at Intel have offered up a couple of systems--one of their slick NUC Core i7-based NUC5i7RYH systems, along with a quad-core Bay Trail-based Intel Compute Stick. So this time around, we’ll have two lucky winners.To be entered, please follow the quick and easy contest guidelines listed below.... Read more...
"This is something many people thought was impossible," exclaimed Intel Senior Vice President Rob Crooke. During an invite-only press conference, Crooke along with Micron CEO Mark Durcan revealed a radically new class of storage and memory architecture called 3D XPoint (pronounced "Cross Point"). To say this is a game-changer would be the understatement of the year. Tangible products based on the technology will debut in 2016, but today's event was focused on the development partnership between Intel and Micron. Frankly, what they've accomplished is astounding. Even though we’re finally on the... Read more...
We have covered Intel’s Broadwell microarchitecture extensively over the last few months. The relatively high-performance and low-power characteristics of Broadwell make it a good fit for a wide range of devices and systems. And as such, Broadwell has found its way into everything from notebooks and tablets, to an array of All-In-Ones and Intel’s own NUC ultra-small-form-factor systems.Broadwell, however, just recently—as in the last few weeks—made it to the DIY and full-sized desktop market. 14nm Broadwell processors weren’t originally destined for the channel, but Intel ultimately changed course... Read more...
Laptops long ago surpassed desktops as the form-factor of choice for PC customers. And for those that aren’t tethered to a wall outlet 24-7, every minute counts when you’re out and about running on battery power with your laptop (or tablet). Given how mobile-centric we’ve become these days, it makes since that Microsoft and Intel are working together to help squash a bug that has cropped up in Windows 10 that reduces battery life. What Intel describes as a “minor bug” actually trims overall battery life of some Window 10-equipped machines by a little less than 10 percent compared to the same system... Read more...
Join us for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks Webcast! In this episode, Dave, Marco, Paul and newcomer "The Game Technician" Jason Evangelho talk tech from Windows 10 to AMD's new Radeon R9 Fury (on air), 11K displays, Xotic PC's Executioner gaming system, affordable Microsoft CloudBooks, Lenovo's ThinkPad W550s, details of our current sweepstakes where you could win some cool Intel gear, and a whole lot more! Show Notes:02:08 - Windows 10 Hits RTM Two Weeks Ahead Of Global Debut09:48 - AMD Radeon R9 Fury Review: Fiji On Air Tested17:30 - Xotic PC Executioner Stage 4 Gaming... Read more...
As the year's pass, the iconic Moore's Law becomes more and more challenged. With Intel's Cannonlake, a 10nm architecture originally expected to release in 2016, we can see proof of that. During the company's latest financial earnings call, Intel admitted that it will require more time to deliver processors built on the smaller process. While this is no doubt disappointing, Intel is still well ahead of most of its competitors. AMD's latest (and greatest?) processors are still built at 28nm -- a process size that'd seem gargantuan at this point if not for the fact that both AMD's and NVIDIA's... Read more...
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