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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...
Although Apple often drags its feet when it comes to addressing any flaws in its products, the uproar over CPU throttling on the 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro was so loud that the company had to respond. The problem stems from the fact that MacBook Pros with the Intel Core i9 option were throttling to below-default clock speeds when running processor-intensive tasks. Dave Lee first brought attention to the thermal throttling, then publications like Apple Insider reproduced the throttling with their own testing. Apple is now officially confirming the issue, and is blaming it on a “missing digital key” in the firmware for its newest MacBook Pros. Here is... 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...
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 mainstream 8-core CPU options. Not all of the 9th Gen parts will be 8-core chips, but if the leaked... 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 New Generation CPU!" as the only change. Here's a screen grab, in case it disappears for some... 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 innovative form factors, designs and diverse requirements of our customers," said - Jennifer Huffstetler,... 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 Iris Plus 655 integrated graphics that incorporate 128MB of eDRAM. For the 15-inch model, Apple is allowing... Read more...
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