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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 the major advancements made in processor design and manufacturing over the last 40 years. As you... 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 for the 9th gen parts versus their 8th gen counterparts, while boost clocks are seeing an... 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 is 4.5GHz. Other specs called out in the benchmark results include 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM running at... 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 i3-8109U processor.  All of the processors come with Iris Plus Graphics 655, clocked at 1.2GHz... 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 and 6 threads The Core i9 name had previously been reserved for the Core-X HEDT processors, but has... 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 or planning. However, it wouldn't be a stretch if Intel went that route, as Z390 and Z370 have... 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 uses, whether it's running dual displays for high-level multitasking, or as a plug-and-play media... 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 to bring 6-core computing to the mainstream consumer market. It will likely be the architecture that... 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 graphics front, Lenovo has outfitted the ThinkPad P52 with NVIDIA’s new Quadro P3200 GPU (which... 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 at PCWatch, who claims to have heard the news from several OEM makers at the show. What they supposedly... Read more...
Lenovo has refreshed its Legion family of gaming laptops right smack dab in the middle of E3 with the new Y530, Y730 and Y7000. All of these machines come with 8th generation Coffee Lake-based Intel Core processors along with GeForce GTX 1050 Series discrete graphics. The Legion Y530 is a 15.6-inch class notebook that is powered by either a Core i5-8300H or a Core i7-8750H processor, which can be paired with up to 32GB of DDR4-2666 memory. Customers have a choice of either a GeForce GTX 1050 or a GTX 1050 Ti, while you can opt for a 1080p panel with either a 60Hz or 144Hz refresh rate. You can select up to a 512GB PCIe SSD and 2TB storage options and the 5.1-pound notebook features a 52.5... Read more...
Intel caused a bit of a scene earlier his week when it unveiled a 5GHz 28-core processor at Computex, after which it then said that it would be shipping later this year. However, Intel is now saying that it "forgot" to explain to audiences that the 28-core/56-thread processor was overclocked to reach those speeds and that 5GHz SKUs will not be shipping this year. While that whole Computex debacle might have been a black eye for Intel, the company does have a "5GHz" processor that you can buy right now. That's right, we're talking about the Coffee Lake-based Core i7-8086K Limited Edition, which was also announced this week at Computex. The Core i7-8086K Limited Edition... Read more...
We've been talking about the Core i7-8086K Limited Edition processor for the past week, which as its name implies, is a homage to the famed 8086 processor which was released in 1978 and thus kicked off the x86 revolution.  The Core i7-8086K Limited Edition is a Coffee Lake-based processor with six physical cores capable of executing 12 threads. It's is the highest-clocked SKU in Intel's mainstream processor family with a base clock of 4GHz and a single-core turbo frequency for 5GHz. For comparison, the current Core i7-8700K has base and single-core turbo frequencies of 3.7GHz and 4.7GHz respectively.  In addition, its "K" designation signifies that this processor is fully... Read more...
MSI is delivering plenty of goods for gaming enthusiasts at this year's Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan. The products on display will include gaming notebooks, monitors, all-in-one PCs and motherboard (among others). MSI GT75 Titan 8RG At the top of the gaming [laptop] totem pole is the , which is quite a mouthful to say. The 17.3-inch laptop (Full HD or 4K display options) comes packing Intel's top-of-the line Intel Core i9 unlocked hexa-core Coffee Lake processors that works in conjunction with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. Other features include a SteelSeries mechanical keyboard with per-key RGB backlighting, Killer Wireless-AC 1550 networking and Aquantia 10 GbE. The GE73... Read more...
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