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Anyone who is into street racing knows never to assume what the other driver is rocking underneath the hood. Sure, that family sedan may look like it would get throttled by a Mustang or Camaro, but if it's sporting a souped up engine inside and maybe even a shot of NOS, it will burn rubber with the best of them. Likewise, Dell's updated XPS Tower Special Edition desktop system rolls to the line with a subdued style that seemingly belies what lays inside its compact chassis. Make no mistake, the XPS Tower SE is not a run-of-the-mill OEM system. It has some unique features that we will get to shortly,... Read more...
Intel launched its 8th generation Core desktop processors based on Coffee Lake architecture last week, and the hardware community quickly embrace the new Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. We already seen what MSI has to offer on the motherboard front for these Coffee Lake processors, and now the enthusiast hardware company has announced its latest small form factor machine: the Vortex G25. The Vortex G25 is available in two configurations, with the entry-level system feature a Core i5-8400 processor (six cores, six threads) and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 memory. The upgraded model comes... Read more...
G.SKILL has trotted out another hopped up memory kit for latest hot processor launch to go along with the memory kits that it had already revealed for the AMD Ryzen and the Intel Kaby Lake-X platforms. G.SKILL's latest is specifically designed for 8th generation Intel Core "Coffee Lake" processors and includes the Trident Z and Trident Z RGB kits for Z370 motherboards. The RAM kits are made using ultra-high performance Samsung B-die DDR4 ICs. G.SKILL's Trident Z RGB memory kit is DDR-4000MHz with timings of CL18-19-19-39 and is 32GB with a quartet of 8GB modules. The image of the charts... Read more...
We can now add EVGA to the list of companies that support Intel's 8th generation Core processors, dubbed Coffee Lake, with the help of three Z370 motherboards. Three boards is pretty standard fare for EVGA, with this launch following the theme of other recent ones. Those wanting an mATX motherboard have an option in the form of Z370 Micro, while hardcore enthusiasts have the Z370 Classified K. For everyone in between, there's the Z370 FTW. Figuring out the minute differences between motherboards can be a massive hassle, but EVGA's made things pretty simple by including a side-by-side features list... Read more...
The upheaval of the high-end desktop processor segment continues today with the official release of Intel’s latest Coffee Lake-based 8th Generation Core processors. 2017 easily been one of the most exciting years in a decade for desktop processors, thanks in no small part to AMD’s entire line-up of Ryzen products, including the monstrous Threadripper, which propelled the company back into contention at virtually every price point.Intel was at the ready with a host of ultra-high-end processors – namely the Core X series – that allow the company to lay claim to the fastest desktop processor on the... Read more...
There are some interesting things to be discovered when removing the integrated heatspreader (IHS) from a processor, a delicate and dangerous (to the CPU) process known as delidding. For example, you might uncover so called 'dummy dies' as famed overclocker der8auer did when delidding a Threadripper 1950X processor. More recently, someone delidded an Intel Core i7-8700K processor and found a slightly elongated die. HKEPC posted pics of the delidded chip on the site's Facebook page. In doing so, we can see that the die area is the same width as a Kaby Lake processor, such as the Core i7-7700K (a... Read more...
Starting on Thursday, October 5, you will be able to purchase one of Intel's newfangled Coffee Lake CPUs. In the meantime, two things are happening—early benchmarks are leaking to the web showcasing the promise of 6-core/12-thread processing, and motherboard makers are launching new brand new printed circuit boards (PCBs) based on Intel's Z370 chipset for its 8th generation Core processor family. MSI is among them, with a flurry of new options aimed at gamers. MSI announced more than a dozen Z370 motherboards spread out across its Enthusiast Gaming, Performance Gaming, Arsenal Gaming, and Pro Series... Read more...
There's been a ton of talk (and leaks) surrounding Intel's upcoming 8th-gen Core processors, dubbed "Coffee Lake". Based on what we've seen so far, Intel is striking back hard at AMD, offering more cores at the top-end of its line-up (over its own previous generation), and higher frequencies overall. We've already seen the Core i7-8700K overclock to 4.8GHz on air, which is almost a surprise given Intel's typical use of less-than-ideal thermal interface material in its chip packages. While the embargo for Intel's 8th-gen chips isn't quite up yet, one Romanian website decided to publish early, and... Read more...
Intel has announced the Z370 chipset, which will power motherboards aimed specifically at the gamers out there planning to use the new 8th generation Intel Core "Coffee Lake" processors. These new processors have features that make them appealing to gamers and power users alike with more cores, big caches and higher clock speeds. ASUS figures that its new Z370 motherboards will be appealing to gamers, content makers and power users. Since there are all types of computer users who are going to be taking advantage of the new 8th generation Core processors, ASUS has mainboards aimed at all... Read more...
It has been known for some time that Intel's 7th generation Core processor family (Kaby Lake) would not work in Z370 chipset motherboards designed for 8th generation Core processors (Coffee Lake) even though both use the same LGA 1151 socket. The assumption has been that the power requirements for Coffee Lake prevent Z370 motherboards from working with Kaby Lake CPUs, but behind the scenes, there is chatter that it is an arbitrary restriction that Intel is enforcing by way of the BIOS.The Z370 is a similar chipset to Z270. On the surface, it seems that Kaby Lake should be compatible with Z370 motherboards.... Read more...
The next piece in Intel's 8th generation Core family puzzle has just been revealed, and we're quite certain that you've already heard quite a bit about it from us. Following the launch of its 8th generation Kaby Lake Refresh mobile processors in late August, Intel is following up with the official reveal of its 14nm Coffee Lake-based desktop processors. These are considered "Premium Consumer Processors" built for gamers, overclockers and content creators encompassing SKUs in the Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 product families.  Backing up these 8th generation Core desktop processors is Intel's... Read more...
For those looking for an upgrade to their gaming desktop, but don't want to pony up for one of Intel's Skylake-X processors (or go the AMD Ryzen 7 route), it's looking like the upcoming hexa-core Coffee Lake processors are going to be overclocker friendly. As we already know, the Core i7-8700K has six cores capable of executing 12 threads, a base clock of 3.7GHz and can turbo boost to 4.3GHz (all cores). The Core i7-8700K can also crank up its maximum clock to 4.7GHz on a single core. That "K" designation means that the processor is multiplier unlocked, allowing for better fine-tuning when it comes... Read more...
Even though Intel just finished showing off a Cannon Lake wafer for the first time, the more immediate release on the desktop is Coffee Lake, a sort of stop-gap solution to satiate users who are pining for something new. Having already launched in mobile form, Coffee Lake will arrive on the desktop very soon. In the meantime, a new set of benchmarks for Intel's top-end Coffee Lake processor, the Core i7-8700K, has found its way to the web.One thing to look forward to with Coffee Lake is a bump in core count on several of the SKUs. Starting with the Core i5-8400 and going on up to the Core i7-8700K,... Read more...
We've been talking a lot about Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake architecture for the past few months, and are eagerly awaiting its arrival. However, it appears that Intel has even more potent chips in the pipeline that will go beyond the hexa-core chips that will highlight Coffee Lake. Heads (and eyes) are probably rolling at Intel HQ, because a representative for Eurocom confirmed that Intel's Z390 chipset will be launching during the second half of 2018. That much was known thanks to leaked roadmaps that have made their way to the internet. An interesting tidbit of information that was also revealed,... Read more...
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