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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... 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... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave kick around breaking news and tech reviews headlines like AMD’s 2nd Gen Threadripper 32-core beast, LG’s punchy, potent G7 ThinQ phone, Huawei’s sleek and sexy MateBook X Pro laptop, ADATA’s snappy SX8200 NVMe SSD, Intel’s first discrete GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 value CPUs, and the gaming rig we gave away last month that you just have to see for an idea of what we might give away next! Show Notes: 03:30 - ADATA SX8200 NVMe SSD, Blistering Storage Media 13:47 -... Read more...
There is a change of leadership at Intel, and it is coming rather abruptly, spurred by a completely unexpected situation at the company. Intel announced that Brian Krzanich has resigned as chief executive officer effective immediately. Robert Swan will take over in the interim. Intel has been under a lot of pressure over the past year, as it has witnessed a resurgent AMD with its Zen-based family of processors and the company has failed to execute [in a timely fashion] on its transition from 14nm process technology to new 10nm technology. However, it wasn’t the company’s... 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... Read more...
A newly discovered security vulnerability in modern Intel X86 processors has been revealed that affects the processor's speculative execution technology – like Spectre and Meltdown – and can be used to access sensitive information, including encryption related data. Over the last day or two, patches have quietly rolled out for some operation systems, but Red Hat just revealed all of the underlying details. The vulnerability, which is being called "Lazy FPU Save/Restore," was assigned a moderate rating and an ID of CVE-2018-3665 in the company's solutions database. As its name suggests,... Read more...
We have known for quite some time that Intel is working on its own discrete GPU. Back in November, the company announced the hiring of Raja Koduri -- formerly of AMD -- and stated that he would "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." Intel today provided one additional tidbit of information regarding its discrete “Arctic Sound” GPU aspirations: a launch date. According to a rather brief tweet, Intel says that its GPU family will be available in 2020,... 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... 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... 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... Read more...
It's only a matter of time before we see dual-screen laptops emerge in force. We already caught a glimpse of one this week, ASUS's Project Precog, a dual-screen AI notebook concept that can be used in four different modes, including Book, Tablet, Flat, and Tent for a variety of interesting use-case scenarios. However, ASUS is not alone here. Intel is laying the groundwork for dual-display laptops with Tiger Rapids, a two-screen PC that could serve as a blueprint of sorts for the company's hardware partners. Image Source: PCWorld via Mark Hachman / IDG This is not a concept that is being shown off... Read more...
Intel made waves at Computex this week when it trotted out a single-socket, 28-core processor and demonstrated the beastly chip running through Cinebench R15 and posting a score north of 7,300 points. It was quite the impressive demo, and of course the prospect of a consumer chip with 28 cores and 56 threads is certainly exciting, bolstered by Intel pointing out it was running at a lofty 5GHz. Pretty amazing, right? Well sure, but we've since learned some interesting tidbits about the mystery consumer chip that has tempered (though not completely dissipated) our enthusiasm. For the demo, Intel... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave talk about AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 32-core beast, Intel's 28-core Core-X powerhouse, Maingear's incredible F131 gaming desktop PC, Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 850 for thin and light all-day, always-connected Windows 10 PCs, ARM's next-generation mobile processor cores, and we’re looking for ideas on what we should give away next! Show Notes: 07:50 - AMD Demos Beastly 32-Core 2nd Gen Threadripper, 7nm Vega With 32GB HBM2 15:57 - Intel Demos 28-Core, 56-Thread 5GHz Monster Core-X CPU,... Read more...
Maybe one day laptops and other electronics devices will run on an endless supply of hopes and dreams. In the meantime, good old fashioned electricity is still required, and that means balancing performance with battery life. To help with that, Intel says it has come with a display technology that could extend the battery life of some laptops to a whopping 28 hours, a bold claim to be sure. But is it actually feasible? That depends on how well Intel's new 'Low Power Display' technology actually works, and how it's implemented by hardware makers. As Intel briefly explained at Computex, one of the... Read more...
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