In a recent press release, Intel announced that they’ll be launching the 8th Generation Core Processors, codename Coffee Lake, on August 21 at 8AM PDT. For users of Facebook, the launch of the new processors will be live-streamed via Facebook Live on Intel’s Facebook page or another live-stream will be available at Intel’s Newsroom.
Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake 8th Generation Core Processors are expected to be Intel’s fourth iteration of processors on their 14nm manufacturing process following Intel’s Broadwell, Skylake, and Kaby Lake architectures.
Aside from rumors, very little is known about Coffee Lake however, [...]
When Intel launched their latest Core-X Series CPUs at Computex 2017, full specifications on the new Core i9 series CPUs were not available at the time. However, in a recent press release, Intel detailed their entire upcoming lineup of Core i9 series CPUs.
Of course, the official specification list isn’t new. Several weeks ago, this information was already leaked however, was not officially confirmed by Intel at the time.
The Intel Core i9 CPUs will become available beginning August 12th for the 12-core i9-7920X and September 25 for the 14-core i9-7940X, 16-core i9-7960X, and 18-core i9-7980XE. The 4-core to 10-core Intel Core X-Series CPUs are [...]
Another year, another Computex Booth Babes. Over the years, many trade shows such as CES or E3 have seen significant reductions in the use of models AKA showgirls or booth babes to attract attention to their booths while other conferences such as the computer security focused RSA Conference has effectively banned booth babes completely. However, take a quick walk around the Computex Tapei show floor and it’s easy to see that the booth babe culture continues to remain strong in 2017.
This time, we’d like to credit David Chang of Yuki-no Photography and Rock Hsu of Research Images who have generously contributed to providing you with [...]
As AMD had already made all their big announcements at Computex, their presence at E3 was fairly limited to supporting their OEM partner, Alienware, which had recently announced their Area 51 Gaming PC supporting AMD’s new HEDT Ryzen Threadripper platform.
At the show, AMD brought along some of their new Threadripper CPUs to show off, giving us an opportunity to take a closer look at an early engineering sample of the massive Threadripper chip in all its glory.
Aside from the sheer size, which is due to Threadripper being essentially two Ryzen dies on a single chip, the most interesting aspect of the Threadripper chip is that AMD [...]
With Intel cancelling their IDF (Intel Developer Forum) event this year, Intel is making their big reveal at Computex, introducing their highly anticipated, high end Intel Core i7 and Core i9 X Series CPUs. The new Intel Core i7 and Core i9 X-Series CPUs are expected to be Intel’s answer to AMD’s upcoming Threadripper CPUs which feature up to 16-cores and 36-threads.
According to Intel, the new Intel X-Series CPUs will be designed for content creation, 4K gaming, streaming, and overclocking. The new processors will feature up to a 15% performance increase in single threaded workloads and a 10% performance increase in multi-threaded workloads [...]
Confirming previous rumors, it turns out that the Ryzen 7 1800X is not the top-end chip for AMD. At AMD’s 2017 Financial Analyst Day, AMD officially confirmed a new 16 core and 32 thread Ryzen CPU codenamed Threadripper along with a new HEDT platform.
This powerful chip is likely AMD’s direct answer to Intel’s 12-core Core i9-7920X and the beginning of their assault on Intel’s dominance in the workstation and datacenter. AMD also has a 32-core, 64-thread chip codenamed Naples in the works as well. Details are currently scarce on Threadripper, though the chip is expected to make its appearance at Computex. Recent rumors have also indicated that [...]
In a Twitter post, AMD has confirmed that Vega is approaching completion and that it will be coming in Q2 2017.
AMD’s VEGA GPUs will be AMD’s high-end offering designed to compete against Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti and GTX Titan Xp. In an interview with WCCF Tech, Don Woligroski, Desktop CPU Marketing Manager at AMD, stated that Vega’s performance looks “real nice” compared to the Nvidia competitors.
AMD had previously demonstrated Vega running real-time rendering and stitching a 4K 3D environment at CES in Las Vegas, where AMD has also revealed some information behind Vega’s features.
The first GPU that will be release [...]
With AMD’s Ryzen CPUs launched several months ago, there’s currently some major competition in the high end desktop CPU space which Chinese tech publication Benchlife claims may have prompted Intel to push forward the launch of their next generation HEDT platform, codenamed Basin Falls, to the May/June Computex timeframe. This is well ahead of its original Q3 or Q4 launch schedule.
According to the article, Intel is poised to show off its X299 Basin Falls platform at Computex along with its upcoming Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs.
Based on a new Socket R4 (LGA 2066), the new X299 platform is a major update to the X99 platform bringing support [...]
Recently, the rumormill has been spinning after it was revealed that AMD may be introducing an even higher end desktop CPU with 12 and 16-cores based on AMD’s new Zen based architecture. A recent article posted by Turkish technology site, DonanimHaber, provided some new details regarding the upcoming processors.
According to the article, AMD will be releasing a 16-core, 32-thread and a 12-core, 24-thread Zen based CPU by combining multiple AMD Ryzen “Summit Ridge” CPUs in what’s called a MCM, or Multi-Chip Module. In the 16-core, 32-thread CPU, two full Ryzen 8-core dies are combined while the 12-core, 24-thread CPU will combine two Ryzen 6-core [...]
Tesoro, a well-established gaming peripherals manufacturer, recently demoed an unnamed ultra-low profile mechanical keyboard. Although there’re already plenty of travel-friendly mechanical keyboards that are reduced in length, a reduction of height is necessary to further improve portability.
Tesoro’s new keyboard measures just 12mm thin. Despite it’s ultra-thin chassis, the keystrokes provide the same feedback as regular mechanical switches (albeit with much shorter [...]