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Last year, Intel threw down the gauntlet with respect to HEDT processors with the Core X-Series. Available with up to 18 cores (36 threads), these chips provided a stiff challenge to AMD's first-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors (albeit with much higher MSRPs). Now with AMD's second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors making the rounds, Intel is ready to counters with its latest family of Core X-Series processors. There are seven processors in the new Core X-Series family, with the Core i7-9800X ($589) positioned as the entry-level offering and the Core i9-9980XE ($1,979) serving as the flagship. These new processors are built on a refresh of the existing Skylake-X architecture,... Read more...
For the past few months, we've seen Corsair and G.Skill jockey for position when it comes to releasing the "World's Fastest" memory kits. Just last week, Corsair upped the ante with a Vengeance 32GB DDR4-4000 SO-DIMM kit. Today, G.Skill counters with its own Ripjaws kit boasting ultra-low memory timings. G.Skill's SO-DIMM kit, like the Corsair offering, is aimed at high-performance small-form factor (SFF) systems, which have typically be underserved when it comes to the availability of high-speed memory. In this case, the Ripjaws SO-DIMMs are available in a 32GB kit (4x8GB) operating at 4,000MHz. G.Skill says that the SO-DIMMs are built using hand-binned Samsung B-die DDR4 IC components and have... Read more...
Move over, G.Skill, it looks as though another hardware manufacturer is looking to vie for the crown of world's fastest DDR4 memory. The new challenger is from Corsair, which has just unveiled its newest Vengeance LPX 16GB kit, which includes two 8GB DDR4 DIMM modules. Corsair says that its range-topping Vengeance LPX DIMMs clock in at 4.6GHz, which is equal to that of the G.Skill Trident Z modules. And like its competitor, the Vengeance LPX modules feature hand-picked, high-grade Samsung B-die ICs to ensure stable performance in your gaming rig. The Vengeance LPX modules having timings of CL19-26-26-46, and operate at a voltage of 1.5 volts. Although the memory was developed in conjunction with... Read more...
A day after Intel revealed full specifications for its remaining Skylake-X lineup as part of its high-end desktop (HEDT) Core X-series of processors, hardware partner ASUS has gone and launched a couple of premium X299 chipset motherboards under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) division. Both are part of the company's Rampage VI lineup and include the ROG Rampage VI Extreme and ROG Rampage VI Apex. These are not motherboards for the casual builder, they're intended for gamers and power users who are looking to build a burly desktop. That is something worth mentioning as even though Intel's Core X-series processors are intended for enthusiasts, there are some comparatively affordable (and somewhat... Read more...
“What, me worry?” Intel yesterday posted its Q2 earnings report, and the company managed to beat analysts’ expectations. The chip giant reported revenue of $14.8 billion and earnings per share of $0.72. This performance outpaced “The Street”, which was expecting $14.41 billion and $0.68 respectively. With the exception of its Programmable Solutions Group, all of Intel’s other key business units were up (some significantly) compared to the same period a year ago. Intel’s Client Computing Group remains its largest revenue generator, boasting a 12 percent revenue increase over the same period last year to $8.2 billion. The Data Center Group and Internet of Things Group were up 9 percent and 26 percent... Read more...
Like a slow running faucet, detailed specifications for Intel's highest tier Core X-series processors—all of which are Skylake-X CPUs—have been slowly revealed one drip at a time. Last week, for example, Intel updated its Core X-series processor chart with clockspeeds for its Core i9-7920X. That still left us in the dark about the three remaining CPUs that sit above it, though a new leak may have divulged those details.The leak comes in the form of a photograph of Intel's Core X-series processor chart that has been fully fleshed out with core counts, threads, clockspeeds, L3 cache, PCIe 3.0 lanes, TPD, and various other details. We are not willing to say it is definitely legitimate, but at the... Read more...
AMD is looking to take the enthusiast gaming PC market by storm with its upcoming Ryzen Threadripper family, and Dell is apparently more than happy to embrace the new many-core processors. Today at E3, Dell announced the new Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition, which as its name implies, is backed by AMD’s top-of-the line consumer CPUs. The Area-51 Threadripper Edition of course features an AMD X399 chipset-based motherboard and is available with either 12- or 16-core Ryzen Threadripper processors, delivering a total of 24 or 32 threads respectively. In addition, Dell says that both processors will be unlocked and overclocked from the factory across all cores and threads. Cooling for... Read more...