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Apple answered its numerous critics earlier this month when it released the all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, which most notably ditched the incredibly problematic (and loathed) butterfly key switches in favor of the tried and true scissor mechanism. The move back to the scissor switches -- which had been employed in MacBooks prior to 2016 -- has resulted in a slightly thicker chassis, but the reliability and key "feel" improvements are more than worth it. In what should be a surprise to no one, reports are now indicating that an all-new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be arriving during the first half of 2020 with the same “Magic Keyboard” outfitted with scissor key switches. This... Read more...
Intel's 14nm process node is most certainly long in the tooth, but the company has tried to make best of the situation with refinements over the past four years. With that being said, Intel is actually recalling one of its recent processors based on 14nm++ lithography: the Xeon E-2274G, which is a member of the Coffee Lake family. In this case, Intel is recalling retail boxed versions of the processor, which come with the company's on DHA-A heatsink (P/N: E97378-003) in the box. The problem, according to Intel, is that the stock cooler "does not meet the requirement for thermal performance" for the Xeon E-2274G, which is rated at 83 TDP. As a result, Intel is declaring that all retail... Read more...
Apple has just launched a brand-new MacBook Pro, and as we've been reporting for months, it has a larger 16-inch display. But perhaps the biggest update to this new MacBook Pro is the addition of a new keyboard mechanism that finally rids us of the dreaded butterfly key switches that have annoyed customers for the past four years. Not surprising given the flowery language that often comes out of Cupertino, Apple calls it the "Magic Keyboard". Instead of a butterfly mechanism, Apple has gone back to a scissor switch (like all previous MacBook Pros prior to the 2015 MacBook redesign). The new keys offer 1mm of travel and are supposedly more stable during furious typing sessions.... Read more...
Today we are going to take a look at Gigabyte’s Z390 Designare motherboard, one of the company's more recent Socket 1151-based boards for Intel's 8th and 9th Generation Coffee Lake-based processors. This board has a lean and mean look about it, even menacing in a way, with its mostly black aesthetic with silver highlights scattered about. Its VRM heatsink even carries a yin-yang motif, with the black sink at the top and silver to the left of the CPU socket.   This color palette provides a clean, sharp look with its M.2 slot sharing the same light and dark offset and the PCH sink providing a final accent. The board carries a bevy of features targeted at creative professionals.... Read more...
We always look forward to the latest sales figures that come in from German eTailer Mindfactory, which releases individual processor sales numbers which are then compiled by the enthusiast community (in this case, redditor ingebor). Building on its momentum from previous months, AMD has been kicking butt to put it lightly. Although we didn't cover Mindfactory's October sales numbers, AMD was sitting at a 45 percent share of its overall processor sales in June, was at 50 percent in July, and came out slightly ahead at 51 percent in August. In September, AMD took a commanding lead with 65 percent of Mindfactory's overall processor sales. The numbers for November show that AMD's... Read more...
Intel has announced the immediate availability of its Xeon E-2100 processors, which are targeted at small- and medium-sized businesses. The Xeon E-2100 Series consists of entry-level processors, and as such is relegated to single-socket systems.  The Xeon E-2100 Series is based on Intel’s 14nm++ Coffee Lake architecture, and uses the LGA-1151 socket. All processors support dual-channel DDR4-2666 memory and feature a TDP ranging from 71 watts up to 95 watts for the flagship. 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes are supported across the processor family (CPU + chipset), while either 8MB or 12MB of SmartCache is available (depending on the SKU). All of the processors currently support up... Read more...
When it comes to Apple products that have been withering on the vine near death for years, none have been as neglected as the Mac Mini. Apple's entry-level desktop previously hadn't seen a major update since 2014, but that all ends today with some key updates. While the Mac Mini doesn't look too far removed externally from its 2014 counterpart, Apple has made plenty of changes under the hood. For starters, Apple has incorporated 8th generation Intel Core processors (Coffee Lake), including Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 options. The Mac Mini now supports up to 64GB of RAM, while internal storage options top out at 2TB.  When it comes to external ports, Apple offers plenty of versatility... Read more...
ASUS is cranking up the performance with its latest TUF Gaming notebooks: the FX505 and FX705. Not only are these machines backed by potent gaming hardware -- including Intel Coffee Lake processors up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU – but they are also incredibly durable thanks to MIL-STD-810G certification. The FX505 comes with a 15.6-inch NanoEdge display, while the FX705 enlarges the display to 17.3 inches. Whichever you choose, you'll be greeted with a Full HD panel with a refresh rate of 144Hz and 100 percent sRGB coverage. As previously mentioned, those display are backed by a GeForce GTX 1060, but the GeForce GTX 1050 is available on entry-level systems. Customers will have a choice... Read more...
Intel has posted an invitation on Twitter for folks to tune into its live stream kicking off tomorrow, October 8, at 10 am. While Intel doesn’t specify what the live stream event will be about, this is certain to be the official launch of the company's new 9th gen Core Coffee Lake Refresh processors. Numerous leaks focusing on the new Coffee Lake CPUs have tipped alleged details on the parts, including pricing for the Core i9-9900k 9th Gen CPU; that leak claimed the Core i9-9900K would sell for $480. Specs tipped for the CPU include eight cores and 16 threads, putting it on par with AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X, but allegedly far from price parity, with AMD asking just $320 for its core-for-core... Read more...
It seems as though everything else related to Intel's Core i9-9900K has leaked at this point, so why not its packaging? That's just what happened this morning when Twitter user @momomo_us posted a screenshot of an Amazon listing for the processor. Although we have scoured Amazon's website in search of this hidden Core i9-9900K listing, we've unfortunately come up short. Tom's Hardware, however, says that it has independently verified the page and posted non-watermarked screenshots -- so we'll take their word for it. The packaging is somewhat unorthodox and is a dramatic departure from Intel's usual boring retail CPU boxes. For starters, it is twelve-sided and translucent, giving... Read more...
AMD has been swinging for the fences with its 2nd generation Zen processors (mainstream/enthusiast Ryzen and HEDT Ryzen Threadripper), and Intel will have a potent counterpunch in the form of its Coffee Lake Refresh parts that will be aiming at the enthusiast market. However, one PC builder is signaling warning signs about availability for these 9th generation Core processors. Novatech penned a blog in which it talks about Intel's CPU shortage and how it will affect its operations going forward. According to the company, Intel has seen crushing demand for its Xeon server processors which is straining its manufacturing capacity. Xeons are highly profitable... Read more...
Intel's 9th generation Core processors are right around the corner, which means that the leaks are coming more frequently. In recent weeks, we've seen a slew of Intel Z390-based motherboards leaked from the usual suspects like ASUS, MSI, and Gigabyte. Now, we're getting an alleged early look at pricing for the Core i7-9700K and the flagship Core i9-9900K that are supposed to launch early next month. According to Silicon Lottery, the Core i7-9700K will be priced at $370. This processor will have a total of 8 cores and despite its Core i7 branding will not be HyperThreading-enabled. That means that it will only support 8 total threads. For comparison, the 6-core/12-thread Core... Read more...
The Dell XPS 15 should look familiar if you're a regular HotHardware reader. We’ve seen various iterations of this power-users’ mobile PC over the past few years, usually with an Editors’ Choice logo pegged at the end of the review. The latest version keeps that winning streak alive, thanks to new, more powerful six-core Coffee Lake-based Intel Core processor options and robust NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. As in previous generations, this new model is all about the upgrades, and the big news this time around is a selection of Coffee Lake 8Th Gen Intel Core i5, i7, and yes, i9 processors. In addition to the new CPUs though, the machine's maximum RAM config has been... Read more...
MSI is going after content creators and business professionals with the new P65 Creator notebook. While MSI is a name synonymous with PC gaming hardware, that doesn’t mean that the company can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. At its heart is an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor (Coffee Lake-H) that supports up to 32GB of DDR4-2666 memory (via two slots). The notebook features a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with thin bezels, "near" 100% sRGB and 72% NTSC coverage. That display is backed up by one of three GPU options. The White Limited Edition comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 MaxQ GPU, while the Silver Edition uses a GeForce GTX 1060 MaxQ GPU or a GeForce GTX 1050... Read more...
We've seen leaked specs for Intel's 9thgeneration Core processors, which are known internally as the Coffee Lake Refresh. However, today we’re getting a look at what appears to be the first official documentation from Intel confirming the three-processor lineup for mainstream machines. As seen in the slides below, there will be three SKUs available at launch: Core i9-9900K: 8 cores / 16 threads, 3.6GHz to 5GHz, 16MB L3 cache, 95W TDP Core i7-9700K: 8 cores / 8 threads, 3,6GHz to 4.9GHz, 12MB L3 cache, 95W TDP Core i5-9600K: 6 cores / 6 threads, 3.7GHz to 4.6GHz, 9MB L3 cache, 95W TDP The leaked Intel slides confirm the fact that both the Core i5-9600K and Core i7-9700K forgo HyperThreading... Read more...
Earlier this month, retailer SimplyNUC let slip that Intel would be releasing a fresh round of Crimson Canyon NUCs based around 10nm Cannon Lake architecture. Although we've seen 10nm Cannon Lake processors make their way in limited quantities to a low-volume Lenovo notebook for the Chinese market, this is the first time we've seen a 10nm launch for Intel's small form factor (SFF) products. Intel's Crimson Canyon NUC mini PCs are available in two configurations: NUC8i3CYSM and NUC8i3CYSN. The former comes with 8GB of LPDDR4-2666 memory, while the latter is equipped with just 4GB. Both systems use Intel's Core i3-8121U processor, which is from the 10nm Cannon Lake family. The processor... Read more...
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the latest upgrade to its Zephyrus line of gaming notebooks: the Zephyrus S (GX531). This time around, ASUS thinned out the frame of the gamming system and added some display tweaks. ASUS says that the Zephyrus S is roughly 12 percent slimmer than its predecessor, coming in at 14.95mm to 15.75mm depending on where the measurement takes place. As before, the Zephyrus S features narrow bezels, which allows ASUS to cram a 15.6-inch display into the chassis footprint of a 14-inch class notebook. Speaking of the display, it has a resolution of 1920x1080 and a refresh rate of 144Hz compared to the previous generation panel that topped out at 120Hz.... Read more...
We always look forward to CPU sales reports from Mindfactory, because it's not often that a retailer takes the time to breakdown sales numbers for individual processors for us all to disseminate. AMD's second-generation Ryzen 2000 series processors have been on the market for a few months now and we're starting to see how much of an impact they're having in the CPU realm. Back in May, AMD was sitting at a 47 percent share of CPU sales at Mindfactory, with Intel taking the lead at 53 percent. This time around, however, the two companies are neck and neck at 50 percent each (with a slight nod to AMD in the total number of processors sold). Looking closer at the numbers,... Read more...
If past leaks are any indication, Intel is getting ready to launch a handful of 9th generation Core processors, essentially a refresh of Coffee Lake, including one or two 8-core CPUs. To go along with the new chips, Intel is also prepping a Z390 Express chipset. When will it all come out? A newly leaked roadmap points to October as the target. The time frame is outlined in what is purportedly an official Intel slide, posted to a Chinese-language website (HKEPC). We can not say for sure if it is real. Supposing it is legitimate, Intel's 6-core and 8-Core Coffee Lake-S Refresh CPUs and Z390 chipset will launch alongside each other at the start of the fourth quarter, but that is not all. In addition... Read more...
It is time to get excited about Intel's next flagship processor for the mainstream market. Why is that? Unless all of the leaks and rumors have been flat out wrong, the 8-core/16-thread Core i9-9900K is coming, and if the latest unofficial appearance is any indication, it will bring the goods. The unreleased processor showed up in Futuremark's 3DMark database and put a smack down its eventual competitors. First let's go over the specs. The database entry indicates the "processor is not recognized," but based on the specs, it appears to be the Core i9-9900K. Not all of the specs were in line with previous leaks, however, and specifically the 3.1GHz base clock indicated by the listing is slower... Read more...
There is evidence to suggest that existing motherboards based on Intel's H310 Express chipset will support the company's rumored 8-core processors when they arrive, by way of a BIOS update. That specific evidence is a picture of an ASRock H310CM-HDV/M.2 motherboard with a sticker that reads "8 Core CPU Support" on the packaging. As always, we have to take this sort of thing with a healthy dose of skepticism, if only because we have no idea where the photo originates from. The folks at Videocardz posted the picture, but did not mention its source. It would not be difficult to Photoshop a supposed sticker onto the image. We do not know if that is the case, but it is worth mentioning. Assuming the... Read more...
We've got some good news for hardcore PC enthusiasts that have resorted to delidding their Intel processors in order to achieve more robust overclocking results. According to fresh reports, Intel has decided to use solder between the integrated heat spreader (IHS) and the die on the upcoming Core i9-9900K and other 9th generation Core processors instead of the usual thermal compound. Enthusiasts often turn to delidding to apply a more efficient thermal compound or to get more direct contact when going crazy with more serious cooling methods. German publication Golem.de first brought attention to Intel's decision to use solder, and other sources are claiming to have received... Read more...
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