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September 8, 2017

Intel Discontinues Skylake Processors

With Coffee Lake on the horizon and Kaby Lake released last year, a new article from Computerbase.de reveals that Intel is discontinuing its 6th Generation Core processor family, codename Skylake.

According to the article, Skylake production has ceased however, processors will continue to be available to be ordered until March 2018 with the final shipments available until September 2018. Next up is likely to be Kaby Lake although no information is available as to when it will be discontinued. That said, once Coffee Lake is released and the six-core performance CPUs hit the market, there will be little incentive for consumers to continue investing in older [...]

 
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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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August 2, 2017

Dell Shows Precision 5820, 7820 and 7920 Workstations at SIGGRAPH 2017

Dell announced a massive refresh of its Precision line of workstations at SIGGRAPH 2017, marking the first refresh of the Precision lineup in five years.

Since it’s the 20 year anniversary for Dell’s workstation business, it’s only fitting to talk about Dell’s first workstation and to see how far they’ve come in the 20 years. Dell’s first workstation was the WorkStation 400, which came in a beige box packed with either one or two Intel Penium II processors running at either 266 MHz, 300 MHz or 333 MHz. The system took as much as 512 MB of RAM and ran Windows NT. In 1997, this was absolutely cutting edge [...]

 
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August 1, 2017

Dell Displays M.2 NVMe Hot Swap Dock, Quad and Dual NVMe M.2 Adapter at SIGGRAPH 2017

Dell showed off an entire array of new lineup of Skylake-W and Skylake-SP servers at SIGGRAPH 2017 which we’ll be covering soon, but before that, we wanted to share a few of the docking solutions and adapters for PCIe NVMe SSDs that caught our eye.

The first is a hot swappable M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD dock which is the first time we’ve seen such a solution. Designed for Dell Precision workstation users who want to be able to take full advantage of NVMe PCIe SSD storage, but also want to be able to take it on the go, Dell’s M.2 hot swap dock includes a compact hot swap tray for M.2 SSDs which allow the hot swap [...]

 
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July 17, 2017

Intel’s Upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs to Feature 6-Cores, 12-Threads to Counter AMD Ryzen

Ahhh. Competition is such a sweet, sweet thing. As AMD has finally “Ryzen” from the ashes as a competent competitor in the CPU arena, Intel is now scrambling to find a way to answer back. Intel’s first offensive was the launch of the new Core i9 series and the revamp of the HEDT platform. According to a new article from French tech publication, CanardPC, it looks like the next offensive is rebooting the mainstream platform with several new 6-core/12-thread processors for the LGA 1151 socket as well as rebooting mobile CPUs with even more cores than ever before.

The upcoming processors will be based on Intel’s 8th Generation Coffee Lake [...]

 
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June 27, 2017

Flaw Discovered in Skylake and Kaby Lake Hyper-Threading: Microcode Updates Advised

Own an Skylake or Kaby Lake processor with Hyper-Threading? It may be a good time to update your system UEFI/BIOS and CPU microcode. A critical flaw in Intel’s implementation of Hyper-Threading was recently revealed by the Debian Linux mailing list.

The critical flaw, which exists on all Intel 6th Generation “Skylake” and 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” processors with Hyper-Threading may cause “unpredictable system behavior” under a specific set of circumstances.

According to the Intel’s official documentation:

Errata: SKZ7/SKW144/SKL150/SKX150/SKZ7/KBL095/KBW095 Short Loops Which Use AH/BH/CH/DH Registers May [...]

 
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July 28, 2017

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X Review

The AMD Ryzen Flagships

AMD launched their newest Ryzen CPUs to great fanfare back in March and while we found performance to be good in our launch review of the Ryzen 1700, we noted that there were quite a few growing pains that needed to be fixed before Ryzen could really shine against Intel. As such, rather than publishing another review of Ryzen on motherboards using incomplete BIOS firmware and badly optimized Windows, we decided to wait it out until AMD and its motherboard partners roll out the badly needed updates to allow Ryzen to really shine in all its glory.

As such, today we’ll be finally reviewing the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X, the flagship AMD [...]

 
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May 30, 2017

Intel Skylake-X De-lidded: Uses TIM, Not Solder

Intel recently released their Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors to great fanfare, with the new flagship Skylake-X based Intel Core i9-7980XE featuring a massive 18-cores and 32-threads. However, overclocking enthusiasts are already up in arms as the new processors which Intel claims are designed for “overclocking” may not actually be as overclocking friendly as Intel claims.

In a recent de-lidding video released by world renowned overclocker der8auer, it was revealed that Intel is now skimping on the thermal interface material even on their high end X-Series processors. In the video, we can see that Intel is using their cheap TIM (Thermal Interface [...]

 
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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 12, 2017

Intel i9 Skylake-X and KabyLake-X CPUs Leaked

Intel is allegedly adding a new high-end processor segment for HEDT. Recent reports point towards four new Skylake-X CPUs and two KabyLake-X CPUs.

The Skylake-X series will include two product lines: the i9-7900X and the i9-7800X. The KabyLake-X series will only feature two processors: the i7-7740K and the i7-7640K. Skylake-X CPUs will have a maximum TDP of 160 while KabyLake-X will have a maximum TDP of 112W.

The top chip of the bunch is the i9-7920X with 12C/24T. It will carry 16.5MB of L3 cache, and 44 PCIe lanes. Clock speed has yet to be disclosed, but the i9-7920X, i9-7900X, and the i9-7820X will feature a third clock state called Turbo Boost 3.0, [...]

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