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The Ryzen 9 9950X isn't actually available yet, but benchmarks have been cropping up all over the web. We reported before on some leaked results in Geekbench, but today we have a pile of multi-threaded tests from a fellow on the Anandtech forums who got ahold of an ES (engineering sample) Ryzen 9 9950X and has been... Read more...
Before we get started on this story, let's recap a bit. Intel's currently-available mobile processors are called "Core Ultra 100", codenamed Meteor Lake, and it's about to release the "Core Ultra 200V" series, codenamed Lunar Lake. There are also "Core Ultra 200" desktop processors on the way; those will be Arrow... Read more...
If you want a desktop platform with a long upgrade path, you buy an AMD Ryzen, right? Not so fast, says Intel—the company is apparently readying one more round of CPU releases for its LGA 1700 platform. We first heart about "Bartlett Lake" back in February of this year when it was leaked by Chinese sources. A new... Read more...
Three and a half years ago, Intel veteran Pat Gelsinger returned to the Santa Clara chip maker to replace Bob Swan as the company's chief executive officer (CEO). He stated right from the beginning that his main goal was to restore process leadership, and almost immediately put into motion the company's IDM 2.0... Read more...
Remember that story where some people were suffering stability issues while gaming on Intel 13th and 14th-generation CPUs? Despite many of the errors blaming the GPU, NVIDIA pointed the finger at Intel back in April. It's been more than six months since the issues began, so after a pile of software updates as well as... Read more...
Intel's Lunar Lake processors are expected sooner than later for mobile machines, and may just give the competition a shock when they hit. What about desktop, though? Intel's current-generation desktop parts are pretty fast, but they're besieged by reliability concerns and are extremely power-thirsty. Not only that... Read more...
If you're like the rest of the DIY PC enthusiast community, there's a good chance that you've mostly been building AMD Ryzen machines for the last few years. Upcoming Arrow Lake processors could give you a strong reason to swap back to Intel, though, thanks to expected high performance-per-watt and rumored massive... Read more...
Most enthusiasts seem to treat currently-available Intel Arc graphics parts as viable, budget-friendly options. This isn't entirely fair, but we get it—a less-than-perfect launch and positioning in the lower echelons of the market left many people unenthusiastic about Intel's discrete GPUs. However, it might be time... Read more...
There's evidence to suggest that Intel's Arrow Lake CPUs are out in the wild in engineering sample form (early ES chips recently showed up for sale in China for $14 a pop), which is to be expected at this stage. Purportedly, someone has posted a couple of benchmarks with mixed results from one of those chips, with... Read more...
On Intel's current platforms, if you want a PCIe 5.0 SSD connected directly to your CPU for the most optimal performance, it's going to split off of the PCIe x16 slot normally meant for graphics. That's because the only PCIe 5.0 lanes on the LGA 1700 platform are dedicated to that x16 slot—unlike AMD's 16+4+4... Read more...
Intel's Arc launch was weak, to be sure, but we've retested the parts several times since launch, and the software is competent at this point. All Intel needs now is some new graphics hardware. That's on the way, and we'll get a sneak peek of its capabilities with the launch of Intel's Lunar Lake mobile CPUs. Intel... Read more...
DigiTimes Asia is a site that frequently shares semiconductor scuttlebutt and anonymously-sourced industry leaks. The site posted up one such story back on Thursday, alleging that Intel's hotly-anticipated Lunar Lake processors have been delayed. Intel, for its part, has responded today in the form of a confirmation to Digital Trends that Read more...
"The year of the Linux desktop" is a long-standing meme among PC enthusiasts, but thanks to controversial decisions by Microsoft, continual development effort from Linux lovers, and the massive success of Valve's Steam Deck, Linux is seeing greater adoption than ever among consumer PC users. Intel has had excellent... Read more...
A few years ago, PC firmware switched from the aging BIOS system to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface standard, more commonly known as UEFI. This system is more secure than the legacy BIOS was, but it's not perfect. Cybersecurity firm Eclypsium reports the discovery of a serious bug in UEFI that could affect... Read more...
Intel's top-end desktop CPUs have had some stability problems. This has been an on-going story, and we've reported on it a couple of times before, but the short version is that certain games and apps are likely to crash on some Core i9 and Core i7 processors from the 13th- and 14th-generation CPU families. The... Read more...
Maingear today announced its all-new ML-16 series of gaming laptops. The 16-inch lineup will come with an Intel Core Ultra 7 (155H) processor and a choice between either an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 or GeForce RTX 4070 mobile GPU. Maingear, a popular boutique system builder, has made a name for itself for making some... Read more...
If you missed our latest livestream, here's a chance to catch the VOD, as we recap the many unveilings of Computex 2024, from new Intel's AI infused Lunar Lake platform, to Qualcomm Snapdragon X deep dive details, AMD's many Zen 5 announcements in mobile, desktop and the data center, very cool NVIDIA AI demos, and... Read more...
It's been nearly two decades since Crysis came out and brought modern gaming PCs (for the time period) to their knees (and four years since Crysis Remastered), prompting the popular meme, 'Yeah, but can it run Crysis?', which was the result steep system requirements and poor software optimizations. Lest there be any... Read more...
Application performance obviously uses hardware speed as a baseline, but software optimizations are ultimately where large gains can be realized. It's not uncommon for developers to make an application run five, ten, twenty, or even a hundred times faster—something you'll never do by replacing the hardware. Intel has... Read more...
Intel shared a lot of information with us at Computex concerning its Lunar Lake mobile processors launching soon, but had very little to say about its upcoming Arrow Lake desktop CPUs. There were a few tidbits buried in the presentations on the Lion Cove and Skymont CPU architectures that constitute Lunar Lake and... Read more...
ASRock Challenger Arc A580 8GB OC: MSRP $169 We test the ASRock Challenger Arc A580 graphics card for mainstream gamers and assess where this GPU fits in the current market. Excellent Connectivity At This Price Good Value Inconsistent Performance High Power Draw Idle & Load Large Form Factor Dual 8-Pin Power... Read more...
It was the case for a very long time that if you were buying a laptop, you were almost assuredly getting an Intel processor. Sure, AMD was around, and there have always been Macbooks, but both were niche products at opposite ends of the market for ages. For the overwhelming majority of users, only Intel offered the compelling combination of... Read more...
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