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We’ve heard rumors regarding Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors for the past few months, but today it's finally time for the official roll-out of these new flagship Intel CPUs. We were no doubt impressed by the initial specs that leaked (especially over the past week), but the final product may actually be a bit more impressive than we initially thought.Intel bills these new Core i5 X-Series, Core i7 X-Series, Core i9 X-Series, and Core i9 Extreme Edition processors as its “Most Powerful, Most Scalable” desktop processors to date. We’ve known for a few weeks now that Intel would... Read more...
Just about every electronic device on the planet supports USB connectivity, and that is especially true when it comes to PCs. If we could time travel into the not-too-distant future, there is a good chance that USB Type-C ports will be just as ubiquitous as USB Type-A ports are now. It is almost inevitable now that Intel has announced plans to integrate Thunderbolt 3 into its future processors. Not only will future Intel chips support USB-C, Intel is going the extra mile by releasing the Thunderbolt protocol specification to the industry free of charge. That is a very big deal—with no royalties... Read more...
We are getting close to the launch of Intel's next generation of High-End Desktop (HEDT) processors, namely Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X, the latter of which will carry new Core i9 branding. Intel has shared scant information about its forthcoming processors, though as usual the Internet community at large has picked up the slack. In this case, a benchmarking database has seemingly revealed new details about one of Intel's Core i9 chips.That chip in question is the Core i9-7900X. Previous leaks pegged this Skylake-X part as having 10 cores and 20 threads clocked at 3.3GHz, with the ability to reach... Read more...
When is a confirmation not really a confirmation? The answer: when it originates from a rumor site rather than a company official. In case anyone needed another lessen in this, Intel has broke its silence and is flat out denying rumors that it inked a licensing deal with AMD for its graphics technology. That suggests that it will continue licensing graphics IP from NVIDIA, though that has not been confirmed."The recent rumors that Intel has licensed AMD's graphics technology are untrue," an Intel spokesperson told Barron's Tech Trader Daily.Image Source: Flickr (Motohiko Tokuriki)Intel provided... Read more...
We’ve been talking up Intel’s upcoming High-End Desktop (HEDT) processor family for the past few weeks. Each report has shed just a little bit more insight into Kaby Lake-X, Skylake-X and the X299 chipset that will support the processors. Today, we’re being presented with the motherlode of information on the six processors that Intel plans to announce later this month; four Skylake-X and two Kaby Lake-X processors. The most potent of the bunch will be the Core i9-7920X (Skylake-X). That’s right, Intel is tossing the Core i7 branding aside to make way for a new tier of high-performance processors.... Read more...
The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube is a small form factor (SFF) PC aimed at hardcore gamers on the go. The toolbox-size computer packs solid desktop hardware, including an Intel Core i7-6700 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, giving it the horsepower necessary to handle most modern games. And, like a toolbox, the Y710 Cube has a handle so you can grab it and go. Compact PCs have become increasingly more popular with gamers who want the power of a desktop system, but don’t want to lug a large PC when the need arises. They’re also popular at LAN events, for the same reasons. Gaming... Read more...
Intel last week finally got around to plugging a security hole that existed for decades affecting platforms with Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard Manageability (ISM), and Small Business Technology (SBT). Consumer systems were untouched by this bug, but otherwise systems dating all the way back to Nehalem (2008) were potentially at risk. As it turns out, the flaw was more serious than initially thought. First, the good news. Intel says it has implemented and validated a firmware update to address the problem and is collaborating with computer makers to roll it out quickly and smoothly.... Read more...
Is it hot in here or is it just your Intel Core i7-7700K? Users have been complaining for months that their 7th Gen Kaby Lake Core i7 processors are experiencing alarming temperature spikes. Intel’s ever so helpful response? Stop overclocking. Intel’s Core i7-7700 and 7700K are both quad-core chips with Hyper-Threading (8 threads total). The 7700 clocks in at 3.6GHz while the 7700K boast 4.2GHz. These processors are aimed at gaming enthusiasts with high performance expectations, and cost between $310-$390 USD.Recently, it has been reported that many customers have noted that the processors... Read more...
AMD is looking to make a big impact on the enterprise market with its upcoming Naples platform. Naples will bring tons of memory bandwidth and up to 32 cores, so many have been wondering what Intel has up its sleeves to counter it. Overall, the blue team still has the fastest IPC and single-threaded performance, so it doesn't have much to fear for now, but if Naples can deliver close to what is being promised, it is going to give the enterprise market a long overdue shakeup. As we now learn, part of Intel's disruption versus their competition will be underscored with a rebranding, as... Read more...
Do we have a changing of the guard in store when it comes to worldwide semiconductor production? If a new report is to be believed, it looks as though Samsung is poised to overtake Intel as the world’s largest chipmaker. Intel has held the sales crown for nearly a quarter-century, and its processors are used in an overwhelming majority of notebooks, desktops, and servers in use around the globe. However, booming demand for various chips used in smartphones is giving Samsung a boost to surge past Intel. “If achieved, this would mark a milestone achievement not only for Samsung, specifically, but... Read more...
Intel today is introducing a new family of enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs) that are destined to find their way into data centers. Intel has equipped the brand new SSD DC P4500 and DC P4600 with a fourth-generation controller and performance-optimized firmware, along with 3D TLC NAND flash memory (384Gb per die). The DC P4500 has been tuned to perform optimally with read-centric workloads, and is rated for three full drive writes per day. The DC P4600 can handle heavier workloads, offers increased endurance and features better QoS under load. It should be note that both SSDs feature the same... Read more...
Some things are better late than never, right? Chicago Cubs fans who watched their team win the World Series last year can certainly attest to that, but it does not only apply to sports. Case in point, Intel has finally plugged a security hole that affects every Intel platform with Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard Manageability (ISM), and Small Business Technology (SBT) from Nehalem in 2008 on up to present day Kaby Lake. The good news here is that Intel-based consumer PCs are completely unaffected by this bug. However, business customers who own PCs with vPro processors often... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we brought you news of a branding change for Intel’s upcoming Xeon processors. We were greeted with a chart featuring dozens of Gold- and Platinum-branded processors based on Skylake-SP architecture. Thanks to some extra sleuthing, we now know some basic specs for the top-ranging members of the Xeon Platinum family. The Xeon 8100 Platinum series are 8-socket processors that are compatible with Intel’s LGA 3647 Purley server platform. Sitting at the top of the totem pole is the Xeon Platinum 8180, which is clocked at 2.5GHz and packs in an incredible 28 cores and 56 threads... Read more...
I've said this a million times before, but let us make it a million and one—there are no mulligans on the Internet. None. Zip. Zilch. If you post something that you did not mean to post and it has any kind of importance, it does not matter how quickly you delete it, someone on the web saw it, screen captured it, and shared it with the world. I bring this up because Intel for a brief period published a list of its upcoming processors that belong to its unreleased Skylake Xeon SKUs. That list is no longer available to view on Intel's website, but a snapshot via Google cache remains.The processors... Read more...
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