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If you're in the market for a spacious new SSD that won't break the bank, Intel has just tossed another option into the super-packed arena. The company's brand-new SSD 545s debuts with a 512GB model, although post-launch, densities between 128GB to 2TB will begin to populate the market. As of the time of writing, the 512GB model retails for $179.99. At the $179.99 price point, the SSD 545s does battle with the likes of Crucial's MX300, which currently sells for $160 for a 525GB model over at Amazon. What Intel's new SSD 545s immediately gains over a drive like that is an impressive 5-year warranty... Read more...
For the second time in less than a week, leaked benchmarks are giving us a glimpse of what to expect from Coffee Lake, which represents the fourth and latest iteration of Intel's 14-nanometer process. The latest leaked benchmarks come courtesy of Geekbench. On display is a 6-core processor with 12 threads clocked at 3.19GHz. It also has 1.5MB of L2 cache and 12MB of L3 cache. Let's talk a bit about this processor before we dive into the Geekbench scores. The chip in question is an engineering sample and not necessarily finalized silicon. Engineering samples get sent out to motherboard makers, OEM... Read more...
Update: 6/26/2017, 8:59PM EST - Our contacts at Intel have responded to our requests for further detail on this issue with the following statement: "We have already identified this issue and addressed it with a fix that started rolling out in April 2017. As always, we recommend checking to make sure your BIOS is up to date, but the chance of encountering this issue is low, as it requires a complex number of concurrent micro-architectural conditions to reproduce."And so it's clear that Intel feels this issue is limited in scope and very hard to trigger. Further, the fix was documented... Read more...
It has been a rough few months for Imagination Technologies, the British-based semiconductor company that was founded over three decades ago as VideoLogic. Shares of the company recently tumbled after it was announced by Apple, by far the company's biggest customer, that it planned to design its own mobile GPU cores moving forward. Now Imagination is up for sale and it could be Intel that swoops in. Imagination said it has been contacted by a "number of parties" inquiring about a potential acquisition of the entire company. No deal is imminent, but in light of the interest—and the fact that Apple... Read more...
  We’re just getting our heads wrapped about Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X (aka, the Core X-Series), and here we are staring at Coffee Lake. Coffee Lake represents the fourth and latest major iteration of Intel’s 14nm process, which started with Broadwell in 2014. Coffee Lake processors are set to debut in 2018, and will offer up to six cores for mainstream PCs. Today, we’re witnessing a supposed Coffee Lake-S chip in action via a SiSoft Sandra benchmark. The processor is identified as a Genuine Intel CPU 0000, which denotes an engineering sample. Other specifics regarding the processor identify... Read more...
Intel announced its family of Xeon Scalable Processors in early May, featuring the Skylake-SP microarchitecture. Those processors haven’t officially launched just yet, but today the chip giant is revealing one of the key technologies being leveraged in the Xeon Scalable Processor family. A new mesh interconnect architecture has been designed to increase bandwidth between on-chip elements, while simultaneously decreasing latency, and improving power efficiency and scalability.In a blog post on the company’s website, Akhilesh Kimar, Skylake-SP CPU Architect explains, “The task of adding more cores... Read more...
Intel announced its Core X-Series Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors along with the requisite X299 chipset in late May at Computex. While Intel provided pricing for all of the processors, and specs for all but the top four SKUs, the company was mum on availability — until now. Intel has provided the following official rollout schedule for all processors in the Core X-Series: Core i5-7640X (4 cores), i7-7740X (4 cores), i7-7800X (6 cores), i7-7820X (8 cores) and i9-7900X (10 cores) will be available for pre-order June 19thThe above processors will ship one week later on June 26thThe 12-core Core... Read more...
Intel has been quite the busy bee lately, both in terms of designing and producing new processors, and on social media to announce its achievements. The Santa Clara chipmaker recently blasted out a handful of Twitter posts to let everyone know that its 10-nanometer Cannon Lake architecture is still "on track" for a release this year, and that it has already begun taping out its second generation 10nm product called Ice Lake. Another milestone for 10nm: Cannon Lake on track and we’ve now taped in Ice Lake, our 2nd-generation 10nm product. pic.twitter.com/DUDm3MsBaB — Intel Official News (@intelnews)... Read more...
Qualcomm and Microsoft are on the verge of ushering in a new class of always-connected mobile devices that run full-blown Windows 10. The two tech titans are enabling ARM-based Snapdragon 835 processors to run Windows 10 with full x86 emulation, meaning that devices will be capable of not only running Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps from the Windows Store, but legacy win32 apps as well. And there is little question, Intel is likely none too pleased with the situation. "Today's consumers experience mobility in nearly every aspect of their lives and they've come to expect more from their PCs... Read more...
Historically speaking, all-in-one systems have not been known for their upgradeability. That has changed somewhat in recent years, with newer AIOs sporting swappable components, at least on the enthusiast end of the spectrum. The same is true of Apple's latest 21.5-inch iMac with a Retina 4K display. A teardown shows that users can access (and upgrade) both the CPU and RAM.The feasibility of upgrading these components is another matter entirely. Unlike some AIO systems that make things easy with a rear panel that pops right off, Apple glues its iMac shut. Getting inside is not unlike opening an... Read more...
Motherboard makers have an obvious vested interested in the overclocking scene where limits are pushed and records are broken. With that in mind, Gigabyte is in full chest-thumping mode after hosting an X299 OC gathering in which experienced overclockers used one of its X299 motherboards to push an Intel Core i7-7740K processor all the way to 7.5GHz and slightly beyond. The gathering brought in some big names from the overclocking community, including HiCookie, Sofos, Dinos22, Youngpro, and SniperOZ. All of them toiled away through Computex en route to setting four new 3DMark world records at crazy... Read more...
With the popularity of upstart Cryptocurrencies like Ethereum on the rise and the value of well-established currencies like Bitcoin steadily increasing, there is new-found interest in Cryptocurrency mining. If you remember, a few years back, Cryptocurrency miners caused a shortage of AMD GPUs, which resulted in such high demand that what were supposed to be relatively affordable graphics cards ultimately sold at price points significantly above their MSRP. Over time, GPUs were supplanted by more power-efficient FPGAs and ASICs specifically designed for Bitcoin Cryptocurrency mining, but changes... Read more...
Intel unleashed some serious multi-core madness this past Tuesday with the announcement of its new Core X-Series. Based on the company’s 14nm+ manufacturing process, the Core X-Series is comprised of nine SKUs, ranging from the Kaby Lake-X based Core i7-7640X at the entry-level to the Skylake-X based Core i9-7980XE at the high-end. Unfortunately, we’re hearing some not-so-good news about the latter processor for those that have $1,999 to blow. A representative for ASUS provided this statement when asked about the usefulness of obtaining an 18-core processor at the enthusiast level: The 18-core... Read more...
Intel officially rolled out its brand new Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors earlier this week as part of its Core-X family. Processors range from the “lowly” $242 Core i5-7640X to the monster Core i9-7980XE, which is priced at $1,999. Right smack dab in the middle of the lineup is the Core i9-7900X, which has a base clock of 3.3GHz, Turbo Boost 2.0 clock of 4.3GHz and Turbo Boost Max 3.0 clock of 4.5GHz. However, extreme enthusiasts are not content with mere stock speeds, which is why we are happy to report that the Core i9-7900X has already been overclocked to insane speeds, and is shattering... Read more...
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