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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... Read more...
Arm is prepared to take the fight to Intel with respect to PC compute performance, and to prove its point, the company has released its first forward-looking roadmap for CPU IP. While ARM is well known for its dominance of processors used in mobile devices, it hopes that consistent year-over-year performance improvements will have Intel shaking in its boots. Qualcomm attempted to encroach into Intel territory with the Snapdragon 835-powered "Always Connected" PCs in 2017, and it will further that push with the Snapdragon 850 Mobile Platform in 2018, which promises a 30 percent overall... 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... Read more...
We've been hearing about Intel's (re)entry into the discrete enthusiast graphics realm for quite some time, and the company even confirmed its efforts when it snatched GPU guru Raja Koduri from AMD. At the time, Intel stated, "In this position, Koduri will expand Intel’s leading position in integrated graphics for the PC market with high-end discrete graphics solutions for a broad range of computing segments." Today, however, the company has shown off a nice teaser video of its upcoming discrete graphics solution. While Intel doesn't really present much in the way of new information... Read more...
If you thought Spectre and Meltdown were bad, there are new exploits that have the potential to seriously compromise modern Intel processors. The latest class of exploits are called Foreshadow, and were was disclosed today by Intel via a blog post. The exploit involves Intel's Software Guard Extensions, which is better known as SGX. SGX is supposed to serve as a secure enclave within memory on the processor to ward off malicious entities accessing private data. SGX has in the past been able to help mitigate Meltdown and Spectre attacks, but Foreshadow has the ability to access the SGX-protected... Read more...
Lenovo has trotted out a pair of new mobile workstations including the ThinkPad P1 and the ThinkPad P72 that are thinner and more portable than you might expect. Of these two workstations, the thinnest of them is the P1 and this workstation class machine is only 0.7-inches thick. The beefier ThinkPad P72 is still only an inch thick. Lenovo manages to cram serious workstation hardware inside the rigs and keep it cool with choices of 8th gen Intel Core processors and Xeon hardware inside the rigs. Workstations need lots of graphics muscle for some types of workloads and Lenovo accommodates this type... Read more...
It's a ridiculously exciting time to be a PC enthusiast. AMD launched new Ryzen processors a few months ago, and will soon deliver 16- and 32-core Threadripper parts for those with huge computing needs. It's also been relentlessly rumored that NVIDIA will soon launch some new GeForce cards, and with the SIGGRAPH professional graphics conference taking place next week, we could see some new workstation cards, too. It's expected that Intel will be launching its 9th-gen Core series processors in the coming months, with the top SKU looking to be an absolute beast for all-around use cases. After years... Read more...
Exactly one year ago, Intel first announced its "ruler" solid state drive (SSD) form-factor, which is aimed at the enterprise data storage market. When announced, Intel said that these SSDs would give 1U servers the ability to access up to 1 petabyte (PB) of onboard storage. Today, Intel is announcing what it calls the world's densest SSD. Called the Intel SSD DC P4500, the storage device is roughly the length of an old-school ruler that you used in elementary or middle school and holds a whopping 32TB of data. Yes, 32 terabytes. Intel is pushing this unique form-factor as a cost-effective... Read more...
Back in late July, Intel confirmed what many of us feared would be the case -- its first fully-functional 10nm chips won't be shipping until late 2019 for consumer systems, which is over a year from now. At the time, Intel didn't give us any indication about when 10nm tech would start filtering down to its workstation- and server-grade Xeon processors. That is all changing today, as the company announced plans at its Data-Centric Innovation Summit for the next two years with regards to its Xeon Scalable processor family. The first round of processors in the Xeon Scalable processor family will be... Read more...
Intel has taken another step forward in its perpetual march towards high-capacity, lower-cost solid state drives. Today’s release of the new Intel SSD 660p series of drives marks the first in the company’s line-up to pack its brand-new 64-layer QLC (quad-level cell) 3D NAND Flash memory, which essentially doubles the capacities available within the same footprint of previous-gen technologies. The Intel SSD 660p series also leverages NVMe technology, the M.2 form factor, and it employs firmware that’s tuned specifically for mainstream, consumer class workloads. These drives... Read more...
Plenty of people have been spilling the beans on the AMD's second generation Ryzen Threadripper processors before they are officially launched, including at times AMD itself, which has been teasing a beastly 32-core/64-thread SKU since Computex. AMD France just took it a step further, however, by indicating how much faster its 32-core Threadripper 2990WX is compared to Intel's Core i9-7980XE in Cinebench R15. "The Intel Core i9-7980XE earned 3,335.2 points on average in the benchmark, while the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX achieved 5,099.3 on average, or 5,099.3 / 3,335.2 = 153 percent) 53 percent... 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... Read more...
Late last week, we came across an ASRock motherboard box shot that alleged Intel's H310 Express chipset will have support for upcoming 9th generation Core Coffee Lake Refresh processors. Today, MSI is providing evidence that the Intel Z370 chipset will also support the new CPUs. Confirmation of the support came courtesy of a news update posted to MSI's website that states, "MSI, the world leading gaming motherboard manufacturer, is pleased to announce new BIOS updates for MSI Z370 motherboards to support Intel 9000 processors. The new BIOS updates are all fully optimized... 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... Read more...
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