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As we sit here and ponder how much longer it will be until Intel refines its 10-nanometer technology and delivers Cannon Lake on a mass scale, there are other processor releases that will fill the gap between now and then. One of them is Intel's impending 9th Generation Core processor launch. Said to be a refresh of Coffee Lake, the latest rumor points to Intel introducing these chips next month. In case you have not been following the rumor scene, these 9th Gen Coffee Lake Refresh (Coffee Lake-R) chips will counter AMD's first and second generation Ryzen lineup with what will be Intel's first... Read more...
It looks as though motherboards based on Intel's current generation Z370 chipset will support the chipmaker's upcoming 9th generation Core processor family by way of a BIOS update. We say this because at least two motherboard makers have already added BIOS updates for existing Z370 motherboards, with release notes suggesting they're intended for the next round of CPUs. If you head over to MSI's website, for example, there are recent BIOS updates for its Z370 motherboards. One of them is for the Z370 Tomahawk—MSI uploaded an updated BIOS file (7B47v151) in beta form on July 13 that lists "Support... Read more...
Intel today announced a new lineup of Xeon processors for entry-level servers and workstations. The new Xeon E-2100 chips supplant the previous generation Xeon E3 processor family and are based on Intel's Coffee Lake-S architecture. They feature up to 6 cores and 12 threads of compute muscle, along with faster clockspeeds and a few other upgrades. "With today’s workloads, aging workstations impede productivity, collaboration and creativity. The release of the Intel Xeon E processor is intended to deliver the essential performance and visuals for entry workstations, as well as optimizing the... Read more...
Apple has announced its 2018 refresh of the MacBook Pro family, and it brings some oft-requested updates. For starters, Apple is finally giving professionals a 32GB RAM option, doubling what was previously available to customers. Secondly, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is finally getting quad-core processors courtesy of a switch to Intel's 8th generation Coffee Lake architecture. For the 13-inch model, customers can choose from quad-core Core i5 or Core i7 processors, which have base clocks of up to 2.7GHz and can Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz. These processors feature Intel... Read more...
Intel recently launched a Core i7-8086K Limited Edition processor, based on the company’s Coffee Lake architecture, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the venerable 8086. Although it wasn’t the first microprocessor employed in personal computers, the Intel 8086 laid the foundation for the x86 architecture, which has been at the core of virtually all “IBM compatible” or “Win-Tel” PCs released since. Before we talk about where Intel is going with Core i7-8086K, however, we need to discuss where it has been. Intel put together this infographic highlighting... Read more...
Yesterday, we received official confirmation from Intel that its incoming 9th generation Core family is still based on Coffee Lake architecture, which underpins current 8th generation processors. A total of 7 processors were revealed, ranging from the Core i3-9100 to the Core i5-9600K. Now, another official Intel document has been posted (which has since been removed) that shows the official specs of the processors revealed yesterday. There aren't many surprises considering that these are all Coffee Lake parts, but we do see that core clocks increase about 100MHz across the board... Read more...
One of the things that was rumored early on to turn up at Apple's WWDC last month were refreshed MacBooks running Intel Coffee Lake processors. Those refreshed Macs didn’t happen leaving many Apple fans disappointed. Now, however, a new MacBook Pro model with an Intel Coffee Lake processor has turned up on Geekbench giving Mac fans hope that refreshed hardware is coming. The Geekbench entry was logged this week and lists a "MacBook Pro 15,2" model notebook that packs inside an Intel Core i7-8559U processor. That CPU is a 28W part with a 2.7GHz base frequency. The turbo frequency for the chip... Read more...
Intel appears to be lining up a new family of NUC small-form factor PCs, and they will reportedly be available in five separate SKUs. The NUCs will feature processors based on Intel's Coffee Lake-U architecture in Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 variants – all with 28W TDPs. This news comes courtesy of FanlessTech, which managed to pull down specs of the incoming NUC class. The top-of-the line offering will feature a quad-core (8-thread) Core i7-8559U and support for Intel Optane Memory. The mid-tier model features a Core i5-8259U (quad-core/8-threads) and an entry-level model with a Core... Read more...
It looks as though we're starting to get some clarity regarding Intel's upcoming high-end, mainstream Core processors. We've seen plenty of evidence that a new octa-core Coffee Lake-S processor is on its way, and now a new report suggests that the processor will adopt Core i9 branding. According to the new report, there will be processors representing Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 product families. There will apparently be three processors represented, at least initially:  Core i9-9900K with 8 cores and 16 threads Core i7-9700K with 6 cores and 12 threads Core i5-9600K with 6 cores... Read more...
Nobody outside of Intel truly knows that is going on behind closed doors in Santa Clara. Nevertheless, the web is never short on rumors or speculation, and right now the unsubstantiated chatter is centered on Intel's upcoming Z390 chipset for Coffee Lake. While initially intended as a new chipset with a few additional features not found on Z370, there is evidence to suggest that Intel might turn it into a rebranding effort instead. The question is, would Intel really rebrand its Z370 as Z390? This goes back to what we just said, that nobody outside of Intel truly knows what the chip maker is thinking... Read more...
ASUS unveiled a new mini PC built around Google's Chrome operating system with full support for Android apps from Google Play. The new Chromebox 3, as it's called, sports some impressive hardware inside a NUC-like chassis, including to an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor. It's a burly chip based on Intel's Kaby Lake Refresh (Kaby Lake-R) architecture with 4 cores and 8 threads clocked at 1.8GHz to 4GHz, with 8MB of L3 cache. Other processor options include the Core i5-8250U, Core i3-7100U, and Celeron 3865U, depending on the buyer's power needs. Systems like this have a wide range of... Read more...
A visit to Intel's website reveals that the company is prepping an 8-core Xeon-E processor for the mainstream server market. While nothing has been announced yet, the entry for the upcoming part is burrowed in Intel's Resource & Design Center and can be found by doing a search for Coffee Lake-S, then hitting the Technical Library tab. This brings up a listing for a "Xeon-E Coffee Lake-S 8C Processor E Family ES - QQM5, QQM6, DCL" that was last updated earlier this month. Coffee Lake-S is the name for Intel's 8th generation Core, Pentium, and Celeron processor families, and it was the first... Read more...
Lenovo has pulled the wraps off a new mobile professional workstation: the ThinkPad P52. The laptop is Lenovo’s very first VR-Ready Certified mobile workstation that is available in a relatively compact 15-inch chassis. Depending on your computing needs, you can select from either 8th generation Intel Xeon or Core i7 hexa-core processors, which can support up to 128GB of DDR4 memory (ECC modules up to 16GB, non-ECC modules up to 32GB). Storage won’t be a concern for those that choose to fully max out SSD and HDD options, as the ThinkPad P52 internally supports up to 6GB. On the... Read more...
The core wars are heating up, and right now AMD has the upper hand, as it pertains to providing more cores for mainstream consumers to play with. Conventional wisdom says it is only a matter of time before Intel releases an 8-core chip that is not part of its high-end desktop (HEDT) or Xeon product lines. The question is, when will that happen? Well, rumor has it that Intel is prepping an 8-core Coffee Lake processor for a September launch. There was no such announcement at Computex earlier this month, so take all this with a pinch of salt. Word of the upcoming launch comes by way of an author... Read more...
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