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Intel is getting ready to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its game-changing 8086, a 16-bit that standardized the x86 architecture for personal computing and basically revolutionized the industry at large. To mark the occasion, there have been rumors of a special Core i7-8086K Anniversary Edition CPU based on the company's 8th generation Coffee Lake architecture. But is it real? Leaked retail listings suggest the chip does in fact exist. As spotted by Videocardz, a couple of retailers have product pages for the new SKU. One of them has the Core i7-8086K Anniversary Edition priced at a tick over 481 euros, and the other $480 in US. Assuming the chip exists, if that pricing holds true, it would... Read more...
Around this time last year, Hewlett-Packard debuted the Omen 15 and Omen 17 gaming laptops, which were powered by Intel Kaby Lake processors and your choice of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series or AMD Radeon RX 500 Series GPUs. Today, HP is delivering an update to the Omen 15 which upgrades the internals while giving the exterior a nip/tuck. On the hardware front, HP has outfitted the new Omen 15 with Intel's 8th generation processors, including the Core i7-8750H (Coffee Lake) which can Turbo Boost to 4.1GHz and has six physical cores. Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory is supported, and you have a wide variety of HDD and SSD configurations to choose from, along with hybrid solutions and Intel... Read more...
Apple's 2018 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is on the docket for June 4th, which means that we should hear plenty about the next iteration of OS X and iOS at the event. However, Apple also often announces new hardware products at WWDC, which in the past have included new MacBooks, iPad Pros and in the case of WWDC 2017, the HomePod. This year, at least one hardware family will be receiving some special attention: the MacBook Pro. A quick perusal of the Apple Store reveals that half of the pre-configured 13-inch MacBook Pro models are unavailable for immediate shipping, and instead will deliver on June 7th -- three days after the start of WWDC.  The availability... Read more...
Way back in March, we got an early glimpse at the latest entry in Acer's Predator family: the Helios 500. Today, Acer officially unveiled the stout new gaming notebook, which packs in a big 'ol 17.3-inch display. The notebook comes standard with a 144Hz Full HD (1920x1080) resolution display, but you can option it up with a nice 144Hz 4K (3840x2160) resolution display if you're willing to fork over more money. Both displays are backed by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card and G-SYNC adaptive refresh technology. Powering the machine are Intel's latest Coffee Lake-H based processors, up to a Core i9-8950HK. You can pair the processor with up to 64GB of RAM (base systems come with 16GB... Read more...
If all goes to plan (*revised* plan, that is), Intel will finally start shipping its 10-nanometer processors in volume early next year, delivering its much anticipated Cannon Lake lineup to the masses. In the meantime, Intel is extracting as much performance out of Coffee Lake as possible, and rumor has it there are 8-core variants in the wings. Supporting that notion is yet another leak of an 8-core Coffee Lake chip on a benchmarking site. The Coffee Lake processor in question poked its head from SiSoftware's Sandra Titanium database. Sandra is a popular system utility with various benchmarking tools, and we use it quite often around these parts. One of the benchmarks focuses on CPU performance.... Read more...
There are a litany of reasons why you might consider buying a gaming PC rather than rolling your own rig, including cost. Yes, many graphics cards have recently settled down closer to MSRP, but who knows if they will go back up again? On top of that, system memory is still trending on the high side (compared to a year or two ago). For the most part, pre-built systems have been somewhat sheltered from these volatile markets relative to the channel. That means the opportunity still exists to get into PC gaming at a reasonable price with a pre-built PC; Dell's Inspiron Gaming Desktop (5680) is a prime example. In fact, the Inspiron Gaming line has consistently represented one of the best values... Read more...
We've seen plenty of leaks and references to the upcoming Z390 chipset from Intel. However, the chip giant went public this weekend with a full product brief on the chipset, which is available to download via its website [PDF]. Looking the specs for Z390, its features are similar to that of the 300-series chipsets that launched earlier this year, but it ups the ante with even higher-end features. The chipset of course supports all of Intel's 8th generation Core processors along with Optane memory. But Intel has beefed up its connectivity options to include not only 802.11ac (courtesy of an integrated Intel Wireless-AC 9560 MAC), but also Bluetooth 5.0. Other features include... Read more...
When AMD released its first Zen-based processors last spring in the form of Ryzen, the company managed to impress pretty much every hardware enthusiast out there. We suddenly had many-core CPU options that wouldn't destroy our bank accounts. Fast-forward to today, and we now have second-generation Ryzen Zen+ processors, a series that looks like it could enjoy even more success in the mainstream market. AMD brought eight-core chips to the mainstream last spring for $500, and today, an even faster chip (Ryzen 7 2700X) costs $329. It seems that this value proposition has helped AMD make an impression on the market, and German etailer Mindfactory proves it by giving us some hard numbers, which it... Read more...
There's a new X399 motherboard chipset coming this year from a major chip manufacturer. No, we're not talking about a revamped version of AMD's X399 chipset used in its Ryzen Threadripper processors, but an X399 chipset from Intel that will be used in its own 2018 family of HEDT processors.  A document on Intel's website [PDF] was recently discovered that draws attention to the company's Rapid Storage Technology. However, found within the document are references to two unannounced chipsets: the Z390 (which we have discussed at length here at HotHardware) and the X399. The Z390 will support both existing Coffee Lake processor and the incoming 10nm Cannon... Read more...
Dell has refreshed its mobile workstation family, which includes new members of the Precision product family. One of the most interesting additions is no doubt the Precision 5530, which features a 2-in-1 convertible form-factor. The Precision 5530 2-in-1 is dominated by its 15.6-inch, next-generation InfinityEdge 4K Ultra HD display. The mobile workstation features a 360-degree hinge, allowing the display to completely fold flat against the body. The Precision 5530 is powered by 8th generation Intel Core processors, including the Kaby Lake-G Series (Core i5-8305G, i7-8705G, or i7-8706G) that feature integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics. The systems can be outfitted with... Read more...
MSI has unveiled a new workstation computer called the Vortex W25 and it is aimed at professionals out there who need a compact workstation that still has enough performance for complex tasks. The W25 is the world’s first 2.5L desktop computer with an NVIDIA Quadro P5200 GPU. Along with that GPU is the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 "Coffee Lake" processors. The processor used in the machine is a 6-core unit that MSI says is 30% more powerful than the previous generation of CPUs used, combined with the 40% more powerful GPU the Vortex W25 is aimed directly at high-end 3D and VR tasks. The machine is cooled by the MSI Cooler Boost Titan thermal solution that gives more thermal... Read more...
Intel earlier this month unloaded a slew of mobile- and desktop-based 8thgeneration Coffee Lake processors. Range-topping SKUs featured 6 physical cores capable of executing 12 threads. However, new technical documents uncovered on Intel's website suggest that 8-core Coffee Lake parts could be arriving later this year. Current Coffee Lake parts are referenced as "Coffee Lake S 6+2", which refers to 6 physical cores and the integrated GPU (in this case, GT2 graphics). The new listing is shown as "Coffee Lake S 8+2", which would should translate into 8 cores along with GT2 graphics. This shouldn’t be too surprising, as we’ve already seen engineering samples... Read more...
Last week, Intel unleashed a flood of new 8th generation "Coffee Lake" Core processors for both desktop and notebook systems. We gave you a brief overview of Dell's new gaming-centric notebooks, which have since dropped their Inspiron branding. The new G-Series notebooks are represented by the G3, G5 and G7. Luckily, we were able to get some hands-on time with the new gaming notebooks at PAX East, and we must say that they are quite fetching machines in person with plenty of high-powered hardware to back them up. All of the machines are available with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards with Max-Q technology incorporated for smooth gameplay, which is something that... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is cranking out a new family of ZBook mobile workstations, and as you might expect with new devices being announced this week, they are powered by Intel's newest 8th generation processors. The highlight of the family is no doubt the new ZBook Studio x360 G5, which is a convertible machine that can be optioned up with mobile Xeon power. HP is billing the ZBook Studio x360 G5 as the world's most powerful convertible PC, and there's no reason to scoff at that notion. It can be optioned up with Core i5 quad-core processors (8 threads) and Core i7 hexa-core processors (12 threads). For those that need even more muscle though, Intel's mobile Xeon processors (six cores, 12 threads) are... Read more...
Earlier this week saw the release of new Notebook 3 and Notebook 5 mainstream notebooks from Samsung, both of which feature Intel's 8th generation Core processors. Now the company is offering up something a bit more interesting in the form of the Notebook Odyssey Z, which is a gaming laptop also powered by Intel's new Coffee Lake processors. The focal point of the Odyssey Z, of course, is its 15.6-inch display. In this case, the IPS panel has a Full HD resolution (1920x1080), which is powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with Max-P. No, that's not a typo, Samsung is calling this version of the GTX 1060 “Max-P” instead of using the Max-Q terminology that's we've come to recognize... Read more...
Dell's popular XPS 15 notebook received a Coffee Lake infusion today, and it makes an already great laptop even more appealing. On the processor front, the XPS 15 is available with 8th generation processors covering the Core i5 and Core i7 (H-Series) product families. In addition, the range-topping Core i9-8950HK 6-core chips is also available as an option, if you need the absolute best Intel mobile processor that money can buy. The Core i9-8950HK is a hexa-core beast (12 threads) with a base clock of 2.9GHz. The processor, however, leverages Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, which allows it to clock up to 4.8GHz on a single core. Core i5 models (i5-8300H) are available in quad-core/octa-thread... Read more...
Intel's 300 Series chipsets are launching today to complement its new 8th generation Core processors. Many of the top motherboard manufacturers are offering up full lineups based around the chipsets, and we're giving you a quick rundown of what has been announced by ASUS, ASRock and Gigabyte (see our earlier coverage of EVGA and Gigabyte motherboards). ASUS by far has the most extensive lineup of new motherboards using the H370 and B360 chipsets spread across ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, and Prime product families. The ROG Strix family motherboards have headers for RGB strips, Aura Sync, and pre-mounted I/O shields. Other features prominent within the family include SafeSlot reinforcements to protect... Read more...
Whenever Intel introduces a large number new processors, you can be certain that OEMs are going to announce all-new or refreshed systems to take advantage of new features and improved performance. ASUS is one of those companies that has announced a thorough remake of its gaming lineup, including the ROG Zephyrus M, ROG Zephyrus, and ROG G703 gaming notebooks along with the ROG Huracan gaming desktop. Starting off with the ROG Zephyrus M, ASUS claims that this is the world's slimmest gaming notebook that features both a Coffee Lake Core i7 processor and up to a GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. In this case, the processor is a Core i7-8750H with a base clock of 2.2GHz and single-core turbo boost of 4.2GHz.... Read more...
Today is a big day for Intel -- the company is announcing a massive update to its processor families with new 8th generation Coffee Lake-based Core SKUs for both mobile and desktop platforms. On the mobile side of the equation, the most interesting processors are no doubt Intel's new six-core Coffee Lake parts, starting with the Core i7-8750H. This processor comes with base/max single-core turbo boost clocks of 2.2GHz and 4.2GHz respectively, while the Core i7-8850H bumps those clocks to 2.6GHz and 4.3GHz respectively. Both processors have six cores (12 threads), a TDP of 45 watts and 9MB of shared Smart Cache. However, the new flagship processor is without question the Intel Core i9-8950HK,... Read more...
Intel just announced an array of new products including powerful 6-core Core i9 and Xeon mobile processors, a family of 8th Gen Core processors with Iris Plus Graphics, updated consumer and commercial Core desktop processors, and the first Optane Memory laptop solutions. Amidst the dizzying array of products that were announced, Intel also unveiled a new family of 300 series chipsets with enhanced audio and I/O, targeting both the consumer and corporate product segments. The new chipsets also feature integrated Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi and native USB 3.1 Gen 2 support. The new chipsets in the Intel 300 series include the H370, H310, Q370, and B360. As you can see in the table above, the chipsets... Read more...
Biostar didn't want to wait around until Monday to pull the wraps off its new B360 and H310 motherboards. These boards are intended for a slew of Coffee Lake processors that Intel is due to announce on April 2, so it appears someone at Biostar hit the "Go" button too soon. The pages for the mainboards have since been pulled from its website, but not before all the details and images were siphoned by eagle-eyed enthusiasts . There are a pair of Biostar Racing mainboards including the Biostar B360 Racing GTS5S and the Biostar B360 Racing GTS3S. Both of those boards have dual M.2 ports for storage while the GTS5S packs a trio of PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for graphics and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. The... Read more...
It appears ASUS is upgrading its Zephyrus gaming laptop with a six-core Coffee Lake-H processor while maintaining a Max-Q version of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. The upgraded model appeared briefly on an online shopping website in the UK. Though it has since been removed, a Google cache of the listing provides a bunch of information, including the laptop's specs and asking price. To start with, the new Zephyrus GX501 model (GX501GI EI005T is the full model name) boasts a Core i7-8750H processor. That is a significant upgrade over the Core i5-7300HQ and Core i7-7700HQ processor options on the current generation of Zephyrus GX501 laptops. We should note that Intel hasn't actually released the... Read more...
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