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It's that time again; time for Apple's yearly update to its MacBook Pro family of notebooks. The company has just rolled out its 2019 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops which come with up to the latest 9th generation mobile Intel Core processors (at least for the latter model). As the red-headed stepchild of the MacBook Pro family, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is getting faster 8th generation Core processors. In the base system, you'll find a quad-core 2.4GHz Core i5 processor (4.1GHz boost), which is up slightly from last year's model. You can optionally select a quad-core Core i7 processor that boosts up to 4.7GHz ($300 option). The 15-inch MacBook Pro, however, gets the... Read more...
Intel has been having a bear of a time keeping Coffee Lake Refresh processors that have not yet been released under wraps. Leak after leak have provided curious folks such as ourselves with unofficial glimpses of the not-yet-released Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs, several of which have now been posted on a UK retailer's website. To be clear, Intel has already launched some Coffee Lake Refresh processors, including the Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K, and Core i5-9600K. All three of those 9th generation Core processors based on Intel's Coffee Lake Refresh architecture debuted last October. However, the full lineup is still trickling out, with some new lower power CPUs in the wings. INTEL - CLIENT CPU... Read more...
We are all looking forward to the end of the year when Intel finally starts shipping Cannon Lake in volume, and other 10-nanometer processors emerge (we're looking at you, Sunny Cove). In the meantime, Intel is still squeezing juice from its Coffee Lake silicon, and is planning to launch more Coffee Lake Refresh chips. As it relates to that, Fujitsu has seemingly leaked a full list of Intel's upcoming processors. This was not done on purpose, and in fact the PDF document that spilled the beans is now offline. Thankfully the Internet has an excellent memory, so even though the document is no longer accessible, screenshots of the pertinent portion of it are out there. Have a look... Click to Enlarge... Read more...
Intel today officially announced the first round of 9th generation Core processors, and given all the leaks that have occurred over the past few months, there weren’t too many surprises. Like all of Intel’s processors released over the past few years, the 9th generation Core parts are based on a refined 14nm manufacturing process (14nm++), and are dubbed Coffee Lake Refresh. There are three processors that were announced today: 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 All of the processors... 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...
Intel has some potential trouble on its hands. The company warned about potential supply issues with its 14nm processors as early as July, when it announced its Q2 2018 earnings. At the time, the company said that its delayed 10nm processors had resulted in unanticipated additional demand for its 14nm processors. These shortages have affected all of Intel's processor lines (server, desktop, notebooks), including its newly released Whiskey Lake notebook processors. Luckily for Intel, it has a backup plan. The company announced this month in a support document [PDF] that it is shifting some of its 14nm products testing to one of its facilities in Vietnam to alleviate... 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...
Late last week, we came across an ASRock motherboard box shot that alleged Intel's H310 Express chipset will have support for upcoming 9th generation Core Coffee Lake Refresh processors. Today, MSI is providing evidence that the Intel Z370 chipset will also support the new CPUs. Confirmation of the support came courtesy of a news update posted to MSI's website that states, "MSI, the world leading gaming motherboard manufacturer, is pleased to announce new BIOS updates for MSI Z370 motherboards to support Intel 9000 processors. The new BIOS updates are all fully optimized for Intel 9000 processors." The full list of supported MSI Z370 motherboards is seen below: This... Read more...
Earlier this morning we brought you some rumored specs for AMD's incoming Ryzen Threadripper 2990X, 2970X and 2950X processors. Now, we're getting another look at the performance of the flagship Threadripper 2990X along with some incoming [unreleased] Intel processors. The Ryzen Threadripper 2990X reportedly has a base clock of 3.4GHz, but this particular 32-core, 64-thread processor is seen overclocked at speeds ranging from 4GHz on up to 4.2GHz. Now before you cry foul about the result at 4.2GHz being the slowest showing for the processor, we'd have to imagine that it's reaching its thermal limits and is being throttled back, resulting in the lower scores. For comparison, we were... Read more...
Earlier this week, we reported that there will initially be three processors launched in the upcoming 9th generation Intel Core family, which is being called the Coffee Lake Refresh. Interestingly enough, the latest rumors have suggested that only the top-end SKU – the Core i9-9900K– will have HyperThreading enabled, giving it 8 physical cores capable of executing 16 threads. We’re now getting confirmation of this news with the appearance of the middle child Core i7-9700K, which you can see in the SiSoft SANDRA graphic below. The screen grab confirms that the processor has HyperThreading disabled, which means that it has 8 physical cores along with 8 threads.... Read more...
Early last week, we heard rumors that Intel is preparing to launch 9th generation Coffee Lake Refresh processors in August. As its name implies, these new processors won’t mark a significant departure from current 8th generation Coffee Lake processors when it comes to core architecture. Today, we’re reporting on a new leak that seems to throw a monkey wrench in our previous coverage. It was our understanding that only the Core i5-9600K would lack HyperThreading, but that apparently is not the case. Instead, the processor lineup is expected to launch as follows: Core i9-9900K with 8 cores and 16 threads Core i7-9700K with 8 cores and 8 threads Core i5-9600K with... Read more...