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In about a month from now, AMD will release its Ryzen processor lineup, which could be as many as 17 processors spanning quad-core, six-core, and eight-core SKUs. If things go to plan, Ryzen will return AMD to its glory days as a competitor in the enthusiast market. The question is, how will Intel respond? One strategy the Santa Clara chipmaker might employ is to try and steal some of AMD's thunder by striking first with new Kaby Lake processors.Our crystal ball is undergoing maintenance at the moment, but in its place are a bunch of rumors and supposedly leaked information. What some of them point to is AMD pricing its Ryzen chips lower than competitive CPUs from Intel. In doing so, Ryzen wouldn't... Read more...
If you’re a fan of ThinkPad P Series, and have been looking for follow-ups to the P70, P50 and P50s, Lenovo is ready to deliver with a comprehensive refresh. So today, we present to you the ThinkPad P71, P51 and P51s. The ThinkPad P71 is the biggest and baddest monster of the bunch, strutting its stuff with a 17-inch display. That dominant display can be had in FHD (1080p) or 4K UHD (3840x2160) resolutions. The 7.6-pound mobile workstation is powered by either Intel’s Xeon E3-v6 series or Intel seventh generation Kaby Lake Core i7 processors. As for graphics, you can equip the notebook with up to an NVIDIA Quadro P5000M GPU. Given that these notebooks are used by engineers and designers, Lenovo... Read more...
Enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the arrival of AMD’s new Ryzen processors, which are scheduled to hit store shelves early next month. While we won’t find out all of the juicy details surrounding Ryzen until closer to launch, one bit of good news leaked out over the weekend that should be music to the ears of enthusiasts and businesses that still have a kung fu grip on Windows 7. AMD recently revealed at an information session that it is working on drivers that will add official Ryzen (and AM4 platform) support to Microsoft’s still-popular Windows 7 operating system. Microsoft is not taking it upon itself to create drivers for the operating system, which was first released way back in 2009, so... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two And A Half Geeks, we chat about Intel Kaby Lake Overclocking and the Core i3-7350K, low power Kaby Lake-Y performance on Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1, the Google Pixel XL versus the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, DIY Game Consoles goodness with the Raspberry Pi and RetroPie, NVIDIA's SHIELD TV Android Nougat Update, and hints of our next giveaway... Show Notes: 02:14 - Overclocking Intel Kaby Lake Core i3-7350K 13:31 - Benchmarking Intel Kaby Lake-Y With Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 23:59 - Building Your Own Classic Game Console, A DIY RetroPi Project With Raspberry Pi 34:14 - Google Pixel XL Vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: 6 Weeks With Android Nougat Purity 44:55 - Upcoming... Read more...
Intel has been gradually rolling out its 7th generation Kaby Lake-based Core series processors for an array of computing platforms, from desktops to notebooks and 2-in-1 hybrid devices. We've shown you what Kaby Lake can do for enthusiast and gamer desktop platforms. We've even recently explored optimizing its price/performance ratio through overclocking, and of course, Kaby Lake notebooks led Intel's charge starting in the summer of last year.What we haven't gotten a chance to look at yet is Intel's lowest powered Kaby Lake variant, known as Kaby Lake-Y. Kaby Lake-Y is the the 4.5 - 7 Watt family of processors intended for thin and light, fanless 2-in-1 devices. Fortunately, since... Read more...
It looks like Pioneer will be the first company to release a line of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drives for PCs. Pioneer in Japan announced two models that are expected to go on sale later this month, both of which stick to the standard half-height 5.25-inch optical disc drive form factor. However, both also require Windows 10, at least 6GB of system memory, and a Kaby Lake processor. The two models are the BDR-S11J-BK and BDR-S11J-X. They've very similar to one other, with the higher end BDR-S11J-X sporting a paint job that's better at dissipating heat, low resistance flat cable, anti-vibration components, and the ability to check and display the playback quality of an audio CD (CD-DA) in four different... Read more...
Intel did something interesting when it launched its Kaby Lake-based series of 7th generation Core i processors recently. Tucked away in the product line-up, alongside quad-core speedsters like the Core i7-7700K, was a new, relatively low-priced Core i3 processor, which also happened to be unlocked for more flexible overclocking. Most previous-gen Core i3 processors were multiplier locked, which limited overclocking to only BCLK adjustments. The Core i3-7350K is a dual-core processor, with support for Intel’s Hyper Threading technology, so it can process up to 4 threads simultaneously. As the “K” in the product name denotes, the 7350K has an unlocked multiplier, so it can be overclocked through... Read more...
According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the limitations surrounding the MacBook Pro’s support for greater than 16GB of RAM will be lifted this year. Apple is expected to adopt Kaby Lake processors (months after the PC community quickly embraced them), and at the same time offer a 32GB RAM option. This will likely be a build-to-order option for the MacBook Pro, but it’d be a welcome addition for mobile professionals. Interestingly, Kuo says that the 32GB option will apparently be limited to the larger 15-inch model, and will not be available on the 13-inch model. Apple is expected to begin production of the new Kaby Lake-equipped MacBook Pro family during the third quarter. The reception to the... Read more...
Okay, so Intel's Kaby Lake lineup does not leave equivalent Skylake processors in the dust. That is a fair enough statement, though for budget buyers, there are some intriguing upgrades that Kaby Lake brings to the table. One of them is Hyper-Threading support for Pentium CPUs based on Intel's newest architecture. That is a rare amenity in the budget Pentium line, and one that was quietly introduced here.While Intel has chosen not to make a lot of noise over the including of Hyper-Threading on its lower end Pentium processors based on Kaby Lake, the Internet took notice. Intel's ARK website lists several new Pentium models with Hyper-Threading enabled, nearly half a dozen in all. They include... Read more...
A pair of researchers from Positive Technologies claim that Intel's newest generation processors are susceptible to a USB port debugging vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take over full control of a system. Starting with Skylake (and presumably Kaby Lake, though the researchers do not specifically mention Intel's 7th generation Core CPUs), Intel  U-series chips have a debugging interface that is accessible via USB 3.0 ports, and that is where the potential problem lies. The researchers say that attackers could exploit the debugging interface to bypass any security measures in place that would prevent installing malicious code over a certain period of time. An attacker could also... Read more...
If you thought Intel's line of Next Unit of Computing (NUC) mini PCs or its HDMI Compute Stick were impressive feats of engineering, wait until you check out its Compute Card, a new modular compute platform that can fit a fully configured Kaby Lake PC on a slab that is about the size of credit card. This has the potential to reshape computing in many segments, both because of its small and thin size and due to its modular design. The Intel Compute Card has all the elements of a standalone PC. It features a System-on-Chip (SoC), memory, storage, and wireless connectivity, along with flexible I/O solutions so that manufacturers can design solutions for specific categories. These can anything from... Read more...
Samsung is no stranger to the laptop category, having served nearly every product category from Chromebooks for education on up to premium thin and light systems for professionals and mainstream users alike. But what about gaming laptops? That has been one the segment to elude Samsung, at least until now. Samsung today unveiled the Odyssey, its first notebook line for gamers There are two versions of the Odyssey, one with a 17.3-inch display with 300 nits brightness and the other with a 15.6-inch panel rated at 280 nits. Both feature a Full HD 1080p (1,920x1,080) resolution with supposedly wide viewing angles, an anti-glare coating, and support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) visuals, or so it seems—Samsung... Read more...
  The reaction to Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors from the press and enthusiast community have been somewhat mixed (to put it lightly). While overclocking abilities of the architecture are quite apparent and there’s support for technologies like Intel Optane Memory, there’s little clock-for-clock performance differentiation between Kaby Lake and its immediate predecessor, Skylake. Needless to say, some enthusiasts are sitting out this round when it comes to upgrades and are instead looking forward to the next big leap from Intel: Cannon Lake. Cannon Lake is based on a 10nm process, meaning that Intel will be joining the likes of Qualcomm, which announced that its 10nm Snapdragon 835... Read more...
To go along with Intel’s Kaby Lake refresh, MSI has revised its gaming desktops, making slight tweaks that will be appreciated by gamers. The changes affect the Aegis, Nightblade and Trident series, all of which are rocking GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics cards. Design-wise, the Aegis now includes a handy headset holder on the side along with a carbon fiber-esque pattern that is applied sparingly to the front of the chassis. MSI VR Link gives you quick access to a front-mounted HDMI port, which is a boon for those using HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR headsets.  You’ll also find a handle on the back of the machine, allowing you to easily transport it to LAN parties or to competitive eSports events.... Read more...
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