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There's a new X399 motherboard chipset coming this year from a major chip manufacturer. No, we're not talking about a revamped version of AMD's X399 chipset used in its Ryzen Threadripper processors, but an X399 chipset from Intel that will be used in its own 2018 family of HEDT processors.  A document on Intel's website [PDF] was recently discovered that draws attention to the company's Rapid Storage Technology. However, found within the document are references to two unannounced chipsets: the Z390 (which we have discussed at length here at HotHardware)... Read more...
We are pretty big fans of Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) devices—it is nothing short of impressive how much power the company is able to pack inside a pint-sized form factor, the most recent of which is the Hades Canyon NUC with an Intel Core i7-8809G processor with Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics. That one is a tough act to follow, though rumor has it Intel is working on a 'Crimson Canyon' NUC that will pack a discrete AMD Radeon RX 500 GPU. Equally interesting is that the upcoming NUC is said to feature a Cannonlake processor. Specifically, it looks as though Intel is tapping its Core... Read more...
MSI has unveiled a new workstation computer called the Vortex W25 and it is aimed at professionals out there who need a compact workstation that still has enough performance for complex tasks. The W25 is the world’s first 2.5L desktop computer with an NVIDIA Quadro P5200 GPU. Along with that GPU is the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 "Coffee Lake" processors. The processor used in the machine is a 6-core unit that MSI says is 30% more powerful than the previous generation of CPUs used, combined with the 40% more powerful GPU the Vortex W25 is aimed directly at high-end 3D and... Read more...
Intel earlier this month unloaded a slew of mobile- and desktop-based 8thgeneration Coffee Lake processors. Range-topping SKUs featured 6 physical cores capable of executing 12 threads. However, new technical documents uncovered on Intel's website suggest that 8-core Coffee Lake parts could be arriving later this year. Current Coffee Lake parts are referenced as "Coffee Lake S 6+2", which refers to 6 physical cores and the integrated GPU (in this case, GT2 graphics). The new listing is shown as "Coffee Lake S 8+2", which would should translate into 8 cores along with GT2 graphics.... Read more...
Intel might be working on a special processor SKU to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Intel 8086, a 16-bit chip that essentially standardized the x86 architecture for personal computing. A user on a Chinese forum posted images depicting a Core i7-8086K Anniversary Edition CPU, including a shot of the BIOS and screen grabs of various utilities purportedly identifying the commemorative chip. Image Source: Baidu via zhyaojin Naturally something like this requires a healthy dose of skepticism, as this could very easily turn out to be a hoax. Heck, it probably is. But even if that is the case,... Read more...
Intel's next Xeon server platform is called Cascade Lake, and it looms just around the corner. After that, however, Intel will launch its 10nm Ice Lake chips. Details on Ice Lake have been pretty sparse up to this point, though some key details about the platform has been revealed by Power Stamp Alliance, which tasks itself with creating collaborative solutions for 48V-to-low-voltage on-boad isolated and non-isolated DC-DC power converters, and its members such as Bel Power Solutions. Some of the information is contained in documentation for an evaluation board that Power Stamp Alliance created... Read more...
HP has unveiled a completely refreshed line of laptops and desktops for normal users and for gamers in the Pavilion family. Among the new offerings is the Pavilion Laptop 15 packing a 8th gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 15.6-inch FHD IPS BrightView WLED touchscreen, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB 5400 rpm SATA HDD. Graphics are via Intel UHD 620 and the machine has a B&O Play audio system. The new Pavilion 14 has the same Core i5-8250U processor, a 14-inch FHD screen with IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED, and 8GB of RAM. Storage for that machine is a 256GB M.2 SSD with Intel UHD Graphics and B&O... Read more...
When AMD's former graphics boss Raja Koduri landed at Intel after taking a much-earned hiatus from the company (he led AMD's Radeon Technologies Group and spearheaded the launch of Vega), it was seen as a major coup for the Santa Clara chip outfit, one that seemed to signal that Intel might be targeting to compete in the discrete graphics card market. While nothing has been announced in that regard, some analysts are claiming that there will indeed be a gaming variant of Intel's upcoming discrete 'Arctic Sound' GPU. Motley Fool's Ashraf Eassa says Intel originally planned to build Arctic... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and Dave discuss Intel's barrage of Coffee Lake CPUs that arrived this week, including Core i9 6-core chips for laptops, Dell's great new XPS 15 2-in-1 with its Intel/AMD hybrid processor, Intel's Hades Canyon Gaming NUC, Lenovo's 6th Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a monster supercomputer from NVIDIA powered by a bunch of Volta GPUs, and details of a new killer AMD Raven Ridge PC gaming rig we’ll be giving away... Show Notes: 03:21 - Intel Unleashes Salvo Of Coffee Lake 8th Gen Core Laptop And Desktop Chips, Core i9 Mobile CPU... Read more...
In mid-March, Intel announced that it had made tremendous progress in releasing microcode updates to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in its processors. At the time, Intel said that its microcode updates had been distributed for all of its processors released in the past five years. While Intel's progress in making sure that its processors are hardened against exotic side-channel attacks, the company doesn't have unlimited resources -- especially when it comes to supporting processors that were first released many years ago. To that end, Intel has provided a new status update on... Read more...
Dell's popular XPS 15 notebook received a Coffee Lake infusion today, and it makes an already great laptop even more appealing. On the processor front, the XPS 15 is available with 8th generation processors covering the Core i5 and Core i7 (H-Series) product families. In addition, the range-topping Core i9-8950HK 6-core chips is also available as an option, if you need the absolute best Intel mobile processor that money can buy. The Core i9-8950HK is a hexa-core beast (12 threads) with a base clock of 2.9GHz. The processor, however, leverages Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, which allows... Read more...
Gamers or HTPC fans who are looking for a feature-packed mITX mainboard supporting Socket 1151 Coffee Lake CPUs might want to check out the new EVGA H370 Stinger. As the name of the board implies, it uses the Intel H370 chipset and is an economical offering that supports Core i3, i5, and i7 Socket 1151 Coffee Lake-S processors. The board is also Intel Optane Memory Ready and has an HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 output integrated. The H370 Stinger supports 7.1 channel high definition audio and optical out. EVGA includes Intel Dual-band WiFi / Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity with external antennas... Read more...
Acer has announced refreshed Aspire Nitro 5 notebook computers, and while there are no visual changes to speak of, there is plenty going on under the hood that makes this a worth upgrade. The Nitro 5 has been updated to the latest 8th generation Intel Core i5 processors, and versions of the notebook with Core i7 processor will be arriving soon. The machines are aimed at casual gamers and pro users that need power for more complex workloads. "Acer is excited to be among the first to offer the new Intel Core i7+ processors with our new Nitro 5 gaming notebook," said Jerry Hou, General Manager,... Read more...
Today is a big day for Intel -- the company is announcing a massive update to its processor families with new 8th generation Coffee Lake-based Core SKUs for both mobile and desktop platforms. On the mobile side of the equation, the most interesting processors are no doubt Intel's new six-core Coffee Lake parts, starting with the Core i7-8750H. This processor comes with base/max single-core turbo boost clocks of 2.2GHz and 4.2GHz respectively, while the Core i7-8850H bumps those clocks to 2.6GHz and 4.3GHz respectively. Both processors have six cores (12 threads), a TDP of 45 watts and 9MB... Read more...
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