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What to expect when you’re expecting AMD Zen

Posted on 08/19 14:06 in Shows | 0

While the leaks haven’t been confirmed as genuine, it was interesting to see the conversation around Zen and AMD’s expected performance level.Then, at an event on Wednesday, AMD showed some demos of Zen running clock-for-clock against Intel’s 5960X.

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Intel Core i5 vs. Core i7: Which processor should you buy?

Posted on 09/27 17:57 in Shows | 0

) Older Core i5 / Core i7 chips top out at 32GB of RAM, but Skylake raises this to 64GB for both types of processor.To compare performance between the Core i5 and Core i7 families, I turned to Anandtech’s excellent CPU Bench database.

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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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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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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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AMD unveils Ryzen launch dates, clock speeds, performance, pricing

Posted on 02/22 15:35 in Shows | 0

Here’s how the SKUs and their performance break down: Ryzen 7 1700: 3.4GHz base clock, 3.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X reviewed: Zen is an amazing workstation chip with a 1080p gaming Achilles heel

Posted on 03/02 15:09 in Shows | 0

It’s been years since AMD fielded a high performance CPU design and the company doesn’t have the same market share it once commanded.Our Intel Core i7-6700K, 7700K, 6900K, and 6950X all used 32GB of G-Skill DDR4-3200 (F4-3200C14Q-32GTZ) clocked at that frequency.

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Intel may cut prices in response to AMD's Ryzen 1700, 1700X, and 1800X launch

Posted on 03/03 15:31 in Shows | 0

Earlier this week, Intel quietly began cutting the prices on some of its Core i5 and i7 processors.As of this writing, none of the list prices for Intel processors have been updated.

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AMD Unveils Ryzen Pro CPUs, Details on Ryzen 3 Chips

Posted on 06/29 16:43 in Shows | 0

The Ryzen 5 1500X (3.7GHz Turbo) is referred to as the Ryzen 5 Pro 1500, with the same stats.

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Intel May Respond to AMD Ryzen With Six-Core i5, i7 CPUs

Posted on 07/18 14:10 in Shows | 0

Now there are rumors that Intel will respond to AMD’s moves in the consumer space as well, possibly with new Core i7 and i5 offerings that add six-core CPUs to Intel’s desktop lines.But when running at stock speed, you can already buy an eight-core Intel CPU for $600.

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Ryzen for the Rest of Us: AMD's New Ryzen 3 Takes On Intel Core i3

Posted on 07/27 15:21 in Shows | 0

As we expected, AMD is launching two Ryzen 3 CPUs today — the Ryzen 3 1300X and the Ryzen 3 1200.The Ryzen 3 1200 is a $109 CPU that competes most directly with Intel’s Core i3-7100 at $119 (3.

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Asrock Confirms Intel's Coffee Lake CPUs Will Require New Motherboard, Socket

Posted on 08/03 13:30 in Shows | 0

Ever since Coffee Lake appeared on various leaked Intel roadmaps, there have been questions about whether it would be supported on existing 200-series motherboards.) have predicted a Core i5 part with six cores and no Hyper-Threading, and a Core i7 with six cores, 12 threads, dual memory channels, and standard Core i7 branding.

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Leaked Intel Slide Reveals Coffee Lake CPU Lineup

Posted on 08/18 19:43 in Shows | 0

A leaked slide from China has confirmed much of the speculation we’ve heard about Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake.The graph below is, as best I can tell, understood in the following way: The horizontal lines between the two columns of CPU shows performance improvements in single-thread and multi-thread applications.

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Rumor: Prices Leak for Intel's Coffee Lake

Posted on 08/22 19:33 in Shows | 0

3GHz all-core boost) for ~$380.2GHz base clock, 4.

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Apple's New A11 Bionic Packs One Hell of a Wallop

Posted on 09/20 14:54 in Shows | 0

For the past five years, Apple has built its own CPU cores and marched to the beat of its own unique drum.Little and up to eight CPU cores, Apple has stuck to a high-performance dual-core architecture.

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Intel's Coffee Lake Refresh Offers Up to 6 Cores, Goes On Sale Oct. 5

Posted on 09/25 23:01 in Shows | 0

It’s a clear response to AMD’s Ryzen, which currently offers better multi-threaded performance and higher core counts than Intel’s Core i3, i5, and i7 family.The Core i3 is bumped from a 2C/4T configuration (two cores, four threads) to a quad-core without Hyper-Threading.

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