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Leaked Kaby Lake benchmarks point to a modestly faster Core i5, Optane compatibility

Posted on 11/08 00:24 in Shows | 0

We’ve already gotten some detail on the company’s third-generation 14nm process technology, but information about Kaby Lake itself has been harder to come by.We now know, thanks to Anandtech, that clock speeds on all of the Kaby Lake chips scheduled for release will be several hundred MHz faster than their Skylake counterparts.

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4K Netflix is finally coming to PCs, but you probably still can't watch it

Posted on 11/22 14:19 in Shows | 0

In the past, we’ve covered Netflix’s 4K streaming limitations and how the platform was limited to handful of televisions, even though PCs are easily capable of handling 4K.To view 4K Netflix, you’ll need a Windows 10 PC, Microsoft Edge, and a seventh-generation processor from Intel.

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Best Windows laptops for MacBook Pro refugees

Posted on 11/23 17:32 in Shows | 0

Many of them are feeling neglected, judging by how many have started asking me for suggestions on Windows laptops.Possibly the first Windows laptops to truly echo the elegant design of the MacBook Pro, Dell’s XPS family has long featured solid build quality, excellent displays, and top-of-the-line performance.

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Intel Core i7-7700K review: Kaby Lake debuts for desktop

Posted on 01/03 15:43 in Shows | 0

Today, Intel is taking the lid off its 7th Generation Core microprocessor family, codenamed Kaby Lake.It’s also the first Intel processor to support new Optane SSDs, provided the appropriate chipset is used (more on that later).

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Intel rolls out the rest of the Kaby Lake CPU family

Posted on 01/04 14:15 in Shows | 0

The initial Kaby Lake mobile refresh was limited to a handful of SKUs; with this launch Intel is bringing out a larger number of cores intended for every price point.The slideshow below steps through each of Intel’s SKUs in some detail, but we’ll give you the 10,000-foot overview.

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AMD declares Ryzen will be a four-year architecture, details overclocking plans, emphasizes hard launch

Posted on 01/06 23:49 in Shows | 0

As PCWorld details, Papermaster also confirmed the four-year target and emphasized that it didn’t mean AMD wouldn’t iterate the core.Tick-tock refers to Intel’s previous practice of introducing new CPU architectures in one product cycle and new manufacturing nodes in the other.

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With Kaby Lake, Intel finally brings Hyper-Threading to its Pentium-branded processors

Posted on 01/11 17:28 in Shows | 0

Last week, we reviewed Intel’s Core i7-7700K and discussed the details on the Kaby Lake refresh cycle, including Intel’s new Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.The CPU giant announced multiple new Pentium-class CPUs based on Kaby Lake, including the first Pentium SKUs to feature Hyper-Threading since Intel retired the Pentium 4.

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The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline

Posted on 01/12 14:11 in Shows | 0

“The broad PC market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growth.This side of the market is much bigger than the PC enthusiast segment; thus, steep declines in the infrequent PC user market offset the fast growth of the PC enthusiast market.

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Analyst: Apple will offer Kaby Lake MacBook Pros with 32GB RAM this year, but battery life could take a hit

Posted on 01/18 16:48 in Shows | 0

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI Securities is predicting that Apple will refresh the MacBook Pro this year, with both Kaby Lake processors and a substantial RAM upgrade.It reports that upgrading to Kaby Lake and adding more RAM “could potentially address one criticism some had of the new MacBook Pros: their not-much-improved battery life.

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The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor

Posted on 02/06 22:37 in Shows | 0

Last month, Intel launched its 7th generation refresh of the Core processor family, codenamed Kaby Lake.The Pentium G4560 is in the middle of this new family of Pentiums — its clock speed of 3.

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Intel may be prepping new Core i5, i7 processors to attack AMD Ryzen

Posted on 02/08 13:41 in Shows | 0

Given that AMD is prepping to launch a major architectural revision, it therefore makes sense to think Intel might be prepping new launches of its own.For more information you can check our guide to choosing between a Core i5 and Core i7 for both mobile and desktop processors.

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Intel releases specs for first Optane SSD, new drive should pack a wallop

Posted on 02/10 14:09 in Shows | 0

Long-term price is an unknown — the sheer economy of scale around NAND flash makes it difficult for any new storage technology to challenge in terms of cost-per-GB.Now, however, we have some idea how Optane will perform, at least in Intel’s initial data center SSD.

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Report: Intel's 8th gen chips will still use 14nm, will arrive earlier than expected

Posted on 02/13 21:25 in Shows | 0

Last year, Intel announced that it would abandon the Tick-Tock model that had served it for nearly a decade and switch to something called PAO — Process, Architecture, Optimization.Now, new information suggests Intel may have a product plan that tears up PAO (or at least complicates it) going forward.

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Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs

Posted on 02/15 13:49 in Shows | 0

After months in beta, Intel has announced official Vulkan support for Skylake and Kaby Lake GPUs.4590 driver is the first release to add full Vulkan API support (previous releases were all various flavors of beta).

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Microsoft may be blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates on new Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen systems

Posted on 03/17 13:00 in Shows | 0

According to a Microsoft KB article published last Thursday, Microsoft may soon begin blocking systems running Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen CPUs from installing updates if they’re running Windows 7 or Windows 8.What makes this particularly confusing is that AMD itself has gone back and forth on the Windows 7/8.

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Razer launches refreshed Blade Pro with THX support, Kaby Lake processors

Posted on 03/28 21:30 in Shows | 0

9GHz base, 3.7GHz base, 3.

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New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1

Posted on 04/14 16:38 in Shows | 0

Ars Technica reports that as of now, Microsoft detects Ryzen or Kaby Lake CPUs running Windows 7 or Windows 8.0 in Windows 7, or to build NVMe drivers for that operating system), MS is short-circuiting support altogether.

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Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake and Ryzen

Posted on 04/20 20:50 in Shows | 0

It should be hard for Microsoft to make any more mistakes with its Windows 10 push, but it keeps finding new ways.After nagging everyone incessantly about upgrading, updating computers without asking, and making Windows 10 patches mandatory, Microsoft has started disallowing Windows 7 and 8.

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Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected

Posted on 04/20 23:33 in Shows | 0

Meanwhile, Intel will reportedly launch its Coffee Lake refresh in August of this year rather than waiting until January 2018.The current 6xxx HEDT chips are built on Broadwell and support the older X99 chipset, which first debuted in 2014.

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Intel Optane Review Roundup: Next-Generation Memory Standard Earns Lukewarm Reception

Posted on 04/24 21:49 in Shows | 0

After years of teasing and a major enterprise launch, Intel’s Optane memory is finally available for PCs and enthusiast systems.This isn’t a new feature from Intel; SRT has been supported on small SSD cache drives for at least five years, and Intel’s Optane drives appear to offer commensurate benefits to an SSD cache drive when used in an equivalent configuration.

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