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September 8, 2017

Intel Chipset Roadmap Reveals Z390 Chipset in 2H2018

User NVGPU on the AnandTech forums recently posted what appears to be an official slide from Intel showing the upcoming chipset roadmap for 3Q2016 to the 2H2018.

For the 300 series, Intel is updating the entire lineup of chipsets likely due to the new socket being introduced. An interesting new reveal is the flagship Z390 chipset which is expected to be launched in the 2H2018. It’s the first time we’ve seen mention of the Z390 chipset and no further details were made available at this time.

The roadmap is also bad news for those looking to pick up lower cost H370 and H310 motherboards as the roadmap suggests we will only see Z370 motherboards [...]

 
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August 8, 2017

Intel Confirms Launch of Coffee Lake (8th Gen Core Processors) on Aug 21

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, [...]

 
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July 22, 2017

Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake Specifications Leaked in CPU-Z Screenshot

Details of Intel’s upcoming 8th Generation Core Processors, Coffee Lake, are pouring out as last month we first got a glimpse of some leaked Geekbench benchmark scores and now we have a possible full CPU-Z information page confirming clock speeds, cache sizes, socket, and TDP.

Looking at the information leaked in the CPU-Z screenshot, we can see that we’ve got an unnamed 14nm Intel Core Engineering Sample CPU featuring 6-cores/12-threads, a base clock of 3.5GHz and possibly a maximum turbo clock of 4.3GHz based on the 8-43 multiplier. It will also support the Intel Socket LGA 1151 socket, have a 12MB L3 cache, and feature a TDP of 80W.

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July 5, 2017

AMD RX Vega Benchmarks Leak in 3D Mark Database: On Par with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

New benchmarks for the upcoming AMD RX Vega has surfaced in the 3D Mark database.

According to the benchmark information page, the graphics card tested is 687F:C1, which has been previously discovered to be the elusive AMD RX Vega graphics card. In previously leaked benchmarks however, the clock speeds were set significantly lower than expected of the finalized product.

The newly leaked benchmark, which is a 3D Mark 11 Performance benchmark is run with the 687F:C1 (AMD RX Vega) graphics card running at 1,630MHz, which is 30MHz faster than the recently released AMD Vega Frontier Edition.

Looking at the benchmark score, the 687F:C1 (AMD [...]

 
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June 4, 2017

Let the Core Wars Begin: Intel Announces 18-Core, 36-Thread Core i9-7980XE CPU

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 [...]

 
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May 18, 2017

Intel Denies AMD Graphics Licensing Rumor, AMD Stock Price Returns to Normal

Recently, Fuad Abazovic of online tech publication Fudzilla published an article, “Intel is licensing AMD’s graphics”, which confirmed without providing sources that AMD and Intel had struck a licensing deal for Intel to license AMD’s graphics technology. While the story was plausible given Intel and Nvidia’s history, it turns out that this was nothing more than rumor and speculation.

According to a recent article at Barron’s, Barron’s Tech Trader Daily blog recently received a statement from Intel stating that “The recent rumors that Intel has licensed AMD’s graphics technology are untrue.” Intel provided [...]

 
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May 17, 2017

AMD Teases Threadripper CPU: 16 Cores and 32 Threads for Consumers

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 [...]

 
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May 16, 2017

Intel Reportedly Licenses AMD Graphics IP for Integrated Graphics

In a recent report from tech publication, Fudzilla, Intel is now confirmed to be dropping their graphics licensing agreement with Nvidia and will instead license graphics technology from AMD. This confirms previous rumors that Intel was expected to drop Nvidia as their graphics licensing partner after their previous six year, $1.5 billion licensing agreement ended.

While Intel and AMD seem like unlikely partners, it does make quite a bit of sense. Intel’s integrated graphics technology infringes on graphics technology held by Nvidia, which ultimately led to Nvidia suing Intel, leading to the previous six-year, $1.5 billion licensing deal as a part of the [...]

 
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May 8, 2017

AMD Vega 3D Mark FireStrike Benchmark Results Leaked in 3D Mark Database

Following the leak of 3D Mark Time Spy benchmark scores for AMD’s upcoming Vega graphics card last week, some new 3D Mark FireStrike benchmark scores may have recently been revealed on 3D Mark’s benchmark database as well.

Before we jump into the results, let’s take a quick look at the specifications. While the card is still unnamed on the database at this time, we can see that it’s an AMD graphics card with a core clock of 1,200MHz, memory bus clock of 700MHz, and 8GB of graphics memory. This is in line with what we’re expecting for AMD’s Vega graphics card. It also features a device ID of 687F:C1, which [...]

 
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April 13, 2017

PowerColor Hints at April 18 Launch Date for AMD Radeon RX 500 Series GPUs

At this point, the release date for AMD’s RX 500 series is pretty much confirmed. Though AMD hasn’t made any official announcements, PowerColor Philipines recently hinted on its Facebook page that a new Red Devil card, likely based on the AMD Radeon RX 580, is coming on April 18. This aligns with the AMD Radeon RX 500 series launch date reported in previous rumors.

According to previous rumors, the Radeon RX 500 series is likely a rebadge of the Radeon RX 400 series with some minor tweaks. The full RX 500 series lineup is expected to consist of the Radeon RX 580, RX 570, and the RX 550.

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