Intel

Intel's HEDT platform in recent times has always had a two CPU generation cadence. The last change was in August 2014, catering for Haswell-E and Broadwell-E, so with the recent launch of Skylake-X, it was time for a refresh: the new LGA 2066 socket and a new X299 chipset, with the inevitable slew of new motherboards looking to capitalize on the margin-rich high-end desktop sector. For our first review, we are testing the X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC from MSI.

Prices of Intel’s Coffee Lake-S CPUs Published: $400 for Core i7-8700K?

An online retailer in the UK has started to take pre-orders on Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs, specifically the socketed 'S' parts for desktop computers. As reported previously, the...

48 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

The ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

Today we are having a look at a feature-packed Mini ITX motherboard from ASRock, the Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac. With specifications that suggest it could be the holy grail for...

36 by E. Fylladitakis 3 days ago

Intel Displays 10nm Wafer, Commits to 10nm ‘Falcon Mesa’ FPGAs

On the back of Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Day in March, the company presented another iteration of the information at an equivalent event in Beijing this week. Most of...

51 by Ian Cutress 3 days ago

HP Updates Z8 Workstations: Up to 56 Cores, 3 TB RAM, 9 PCIe Slots, 1700W

HP has updated its most powerful dual-processor Z8 workstation line with the latest components. The new systems contain up to two Intel Skylake-SP Xeon CPUs with up to 56...

12 by Anton Shilov on 9/14/2017

G.Skill Ups the Ante on Memory Speed and Voltage: 16 GB DDR4-4600 1.5v Kit for Kaby Lake-X

G.Skill on Friday introduced its fastest dual-channel memory kit designed specifically for Intel’s Kaby Lake-X processors and Intel’s X299 HEDT platforms. The new Trident Z DDR4-4600 DIMMs not only...

14 by Anton Shilov on 9/8/2017

Dell Latitude 12 Updated: Rugged Tablet Gets Faster CPU, FHD LCD, Lower Weight, USB-C

Dell has updated its rugged Latitude 12 tablet designed to operate in extreme conditions. The new Latitude 12 model 7212 is getting faster CPUs featuring the Skylake and Kaby...

17 by Anton Shilov on 9/8/2017

Intel Discontinues WiGig Cards, Antenna and Sink, Set to Focus on WiGig for VR

In a surprising move, Intel has announced plans to discontinue a number of their 802.11ad products. The company intends to cease shipments of the majority of its WiGig devices...

12 by Anton Shilov on 9/8/2017

The ECS Z270H4-I Durathon 2 Mini ITX Motherboard Review

In this review, we are having a look at the ECS Z270H4-I Durathon 2, a Mini ITX motherboard based on the Intel Z270 chipset and marketed towards gamers and...

21 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/5/2017

Ockel Sirius A is Nearing Primetime: Smartphone-Sized PC with 6-inch 1080p Display

Last year, at IFA 2016, I stumbled across the Ockel Sirius project. In its infancy, the device was seemingly straight forward: put a full PC into a smartphone sized...

64 by Ian Cutress on 9/4/2017

Lenovo Launches Yoga 920 Convertible: 13.9” 4K LCD, 8th Gen Core i7, TB3, 3 Pounds

Lenovo this week announced its new Yoga 920 convertible laptop that became more powerful due to Intel’s upcoming 8th generation Core i-series CPUs with up to four cores, better...

34 by Anton Shilov on 9/2/2017

Acer Announces Switch 7 Black Edition 2-in-1: Core i7, GeForce MX150, TB3, Fanless

This week at IFA Acer has introduced their first 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a discrete GPU. Based on Intel’s 8th generation Core i-series CPU, the Switch 7 Black Edition...

7 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2017

ASUS Unveils ROG Chimera Gaming Notebook: 17.3-inch FHD at 144 Hz with G-Sync

This year at IFA there is a lot of laptop and notebook announcements. Most of them will be geared towards Intel’s new 8th Generation notebook processors that were announced...

6 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

Best CPUs: August 2017

In our series of Best Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of...

58 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

IFA 2017 Launch Press Conference Live Blog

We're here for the main IFA trade show press conference.

4 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

Dell Updates The XPS 13 With 8th Generation Quad-Core CPUs

Dell has announced it is updating the XPS 13 with the just announced 8th generation Kaby Lake refresh. While we’re still waiting for 10nm chips to launch, the latest...

40 by Brett Howse on 8/29/2017

GIGABYTE Server Announces MW51-HP0 Motherboard: C422 for Intel Xeon-W

With Intel’s latest release of the Xeon-W processor line, they have bridged the gap between consumer and enterprise platforms once again making cross-compatibility easier. The Xeon Skylake-W CPU addresses...

14 by Joe Shields on 8/29/2017

Intel Launches Xeon-W CPUs for Workstations: Skylake-SP & ECC for LGA2066

On the professional side of the CPU space, Intel’s new Xeon Scalable Processor family, based on the Skylake-SP architecture, is suiting up against the new EPYC processors from AMD...

48 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2017

Intel Announces Movidius Myriad X VPU, Featuring ‘Neural Compute Engine’

Today, Intel subsidiary Movidius is announcing the Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), a low-power system-on-chip (SoC) intended for deep learning and AI acceleration in vision-based devices such...

13 by Nate Oh on 8/28/2017

HP Announces Omen X Laptop: 17.3” LCD, Core i7 + GeForce GTX with Overclocking

HP has announced its first Omen X gaming notebook targeting the most demanding segment of the market — customers seeking for maximum performance and not afraid of overclocking. The...

23 by Anton Shilov on 8/26/2017

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