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October 21, 2016

Intel Core i5-7600K Kaby Lake Benchmarks Leaked – 9% Performance Improvement vs Intel Core i5-6600K

A couple days ago, we reported that several Chinese tech sites got hold of early units of Intel 7th Generation Kaby Lake based Intel Core i5-7600K. At the time only specs and overclocks were leaked, but performance benchmarks were not available. However, EXPreview recently released an extensive set of benchmarks on the yet to be released chips which reveals some decent performance improvements.

As a refresher or if you’ve missed the previous leaks, here’s some of the specs on the upcoming Intel Core i5-7600K.


Intel Core i5-7600K vs Intel Core i5-6600K

Starting off with a comparison between the [...]

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October 20, 2016

Intel Kaby Lake Core i5-7600K Pictures, Specs Leaked – Overclocked to 5.1GHz

It looks like some stores in Shenzhen, China didn’t get the message that Kaby Lake desktop chips aren’t for sale yet as they’ve accidentally begun selling the yet to be released Intel Core i5-7600K. Noticing the opportunity, Chinese website EXPreview picked up one of the CPUs, which was priced at 1599 Yuan (~$237.36 USD). It was noted that the Intel Core i7-7700K was also listed for pre-order as it was not yet in stock and that it would be available for 2999 Yuan (~$445.19 USD).

Of course, CPU-Z screenshots were provided. Here we can see that we have an Intel Core i5-7600K Kaby Lake CPU running at 3.8GHz with a voltage of just 0.704v. The [...]

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October 15, 2016

Intel 3D XPoint Optane 8000p Specifications Leaked, Up to 1.6GB/s Sequential Reads, 300K IOPS Random Reads

It’s been well over a year since Intel and Micron launched 3D Xpoint, but we’ve seen very little additional information from both companies regarding the upcoming technology or its products. A recent leak from Chinese publication Benchlife however, sheds some light onto Intel’s upcoming product, named Optane, which will feature 3D Xpoint technology.

The information comes in the form of a spec sheet which details the upcoming Intel Optane Memory 8000p Series including performance and capacities.

Here we can see that Intel’s Optane 8000p Series will contain two drives, a 16GB model and a 32GB model. The 16GB model will be rated [...]

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October 11, 2016

Intel Begins Sampling Stratix 10 ARM Based 14nm FPGA

According to a recent announcement, Intel is now sampling the Stratix 10 FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array).

The Stratix 10 FPGA , which was acquired by Intel as a part of their $16.7 billion acquisition of Altera back in 2015, was at the time Altera’s most ambitious high performance FPGA design ever. Utilizing Intel’s 14nm tri-gate process along with an innovative new HyperFlex architecture, the Stratix 10 FPGA is capable of up to 10 TFLOPS of single-precision floating point DSP performance which amounts to about ~2x the performance compared its predecessor. The Stratix 10 FPGA also offers 70% better power efficiency and up to 1TBps (128GB/s) [...]

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October 6, 2016

Intel Revises 600p SSD Endurance Rating, Up to 8x Increase for 1TB Model

When Intel launched their 600P series SSDs several months ago, it was met with a very lukewarm reception. Aside from having some decent performance in extremely light workloads and being priced very competitively for a M.2 NVMe SSD, the TLC powered drive simply didn’t compete well with competitors on performance or endurance. As such, it was reviewed very poorly by a number of review sites including TechSpot and Tom’s Hardware.

In light of these reviews, it appears that Intel may be backpedaling on their previous endurance ratings.

According to Intel Director of Client SSD Strategic Planning and Product Marketing, David [...]

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October 4, 2016

ASUS Releases BIOS Updates for Kaby Lake, 7th Gen Intel Core Processor Support

According to a recent announcement, ASUS is launching BIOS updates for their entire lineup of Socket 1151 based motherboards to support Intel’s upcoming 7th Generation Core processors, codename Kaby Lake. Owners of ASUS Z170, H170, B150, and H110 motherboards will be able to find BIOS updates for their respective motherboards directly through the ASUS Support website.

Intel’s upcoming 7th Generation Core Processors for desktop systems are expected to launch in January following Kaby Lake’s launch on notebooks by the end of this year. According to recent leaked performance figures, the Kaby Lake based Intel Core i7-7700K could offer [...]

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October 3, 2016

Oakley’s Intel Powered Radar Pace Now Ready to Coach Your Workouts

Oakley, in partnership with Intel, recently announced that the Radar Pace smart glasses are now available.

First announced at CES in January, the Oakley Radar Pace smart glasses are powered by Intel’s Real Speech technology to provide wearers with a real time voice activated coaching system that creates a unique training program for the wearer, tracks performance and coaches in real time.

In order to achieve this, the Oakley Radar Pace includes a pair of headphones integrated into the frame and a microphone array to accept voice commands. It also includes a multitude of onboard sensors including an accelerometer, gyroscope, pressure sensor, humidity [...]

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August 30, 2016

Intel Announces “Kaby Lake” 7th Generation Core Processors

Well, we’ve been waiting for a long time and it’s finally here. Intel recently launched their new 7th Generation Core Processors, codename Kaby Lake, which packs better performance, better media functionality and better power efficiency.

The new 7th Generation Core Processors, will be based on the 14nm process node which is the same as Skylake and Broadwell before it. Intel announced previously that they’ll be moving from their traditional tick tock release strategy to a tock, tick, tick release strategy due to difficulties in continuing to shrink their manufacturing process past 14nm.

Despite staying at the same [...]

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August 30, 2016

Intel Core i7-7700K “Kaby Lake” Benchmarks Leak, Shows Big Performance Improvement Over Skylake

Oops! An anonymous user recently uploaded some benchmarks for Intel’s upcoming 7th Generation Core Processors, codename Kaby Lake, to the SiSoft benchmark database.

The benchmarks that were uploaded come from an Intel Core i7-7700K processor running on an ASRock Z270 Extreme 4 motherboard. Interestingly enough, it also reports that the CPU was paired with “2x 4GB Fujitsu TEAMGROUP-D4-3866 DIMM DDR3 PC3-34100” which is plausible as Kaby Lake, just like Skylake will support both DDR3 and DDR4 memory.

The two benchmarks that were uploaded include SiSoft Sandra’s Processor Arithmetic Benchmark and [...]

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April 16, 2016

Intel Announces Apollo Lake CPUs Based on 14nm FinFET

Intel has just announced its “Apollo Lake” architecture with “Goldmount” cores at IDF Shenzhen 2016.

Apollo Lake is planned to replace Braswell, the current 14nm low power SoC. It will mainly be used for entry level and embedded computing devices. According to Intel, Apollo Lake will bring more performance and battery life to even thinner devices.

As with Braswell, Apollo Lake will be manufactured on Intel’s 14nm FinFETs process. Intel states that the new architecture is optimized for general tasks, but has yet to release any solid performance figures on the improvements. One thing for certain is that users are expected [...]

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