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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...
Cryptocurrency mining is a phenomenon that many gamers and even some cities are having issues with. Gamers aren't happy because the miners are buying up all the graphics cards out there and making them hard to find and driving prices up. Some cities aren't happy because the miners are slurping up vast amounts of electricity and raising the rates for everyone in the town, this is exactly what happened in a small New York town recently. That said, for those that are willing to make an effort, even if on part time basis, re-purposing your gaming system can be a worthwhile and profitable effort, so long as cryptocurrency values hold up to recent volatility.  Perhaps another answer... Read more...
Competition tends to bring out the best in people, and for the engineers at Intel, that means responding to AMD's 8-core Ryzen processors with 8-core variants of its own chips for mainstream consumers. And make no mistake, they are coming. Further evidence of this can be seen in Futuremark's 3DMark database, where one of Intel's 8-core Coffee Lake-S processors made an appearance. The database is only partially filled in, so there are certain details we do not have yet. For example, the listing does not mention the boost clock, amount of cache, or TDP. However, it does indicate that Hyper Threading is supported, as it shows there is 1 physical processor, 8 cores, and 16 logical processors. That... Read more...
Intel is brewing a brand new batch of Coffee Lake processors. While nothing has been officially announced just yet, some online retailers have jumped the gun with product listings that reveal the model names of these upcoming chips, along with a few pertinent specs, such as core and thread counts, and clockspeeds. Pricing information is attached as well, though in our experience, pre-release listings tend to have inflated price tags. That may or may not be the case here, but if you want to play it safe, we recommend waiting until Intel makes these new parts official. Either way, there are seven new SKUs in all, including two Celeron chips, two Pentium Gold CPUs, a lone Core i3 processor, and... Read more...
Intel continues to plug along with microcode updates for its vast stable of processors. Two weeks ago, the company released revised microcode updates with Spectre mitigations that were limited to mainstream Skylake mobile and desktop platforms. This week, the company has expanded the microcode updates to cover Skylake-X and Skylake-SP processors architectures including Core-X, Xeon Scalable and Xeon D. In addition, the new microcode release covers Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake processors that were previously left out. Intel was forced to pull its original microcode updates after it was found that some systems were randomly rebooting. That is definitely not something that consumers will tolerate and... Read more...
When it comes to upcoming hot hardware, we love leaks. Thankfully for us, one of Intel's upcoming mobile gaming chips -- the Core i7-8850H -- is making its presence known early via the SiSoft SANDRA benchmarking suite. The Core i7-8850H is based on Intel's 8th generation 14nm++ Coffee Lake architecture, has a base clock of 2.6GHz, and contains 9MB of L3 cache. The chip has six physical cores and is HyperThreading-enabled, meaning that it can execute a total of 12 threads. On the SANDRA processor arithmetic benchmark, the Core i7-8850H was able to spit out a score of 159.21GOPS, while the processor multimedia score was pegged at 373.98Mpix/s. For comparison, the 4-core/8-thread Core i7-7820HQ... Read more...
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