Coffee Lake

Intel’s newest line of desktop processors bring with them a number of changes designed to sway favor with performance enthusiasts. These new parts bring Intel’s consumer processors up to eight cores, with higher frequencies, better thermal connectivity, and extra hardware security updates for Spectre and Meltdown. The only catch is that you’re going to need a large wallet and a big cooler: both price and power consumption hit new highs this time around.

ASUS Publishes List of Upcoming Intel Z390-Based Motherboards

ASUS has published a list of its upcoming motherboards powered by Intel’s yet-not-announced Z390 chipset. As expected, the company will offer several families of platforms featuring over a dozen...

32 by Anton Shilov on 7/28/2018

The ASRock Z370 Taichi Motherboard Review: Competitive at $220, Aggressive at $190

The Z370 Taichi, like the X299 Taichi and previous generations, comes fully featured and ready to rock out of the box. Not defined by a naming convention, the Taichi...

31 by Joe Shields on 7/20/2018

HP Unveils Z2 Mini G4 SFF Workstations: Up to Six-Core Xeons, Pro GPUs

HP this week upgraded its miniature Z2 Mini workstation with the latest Intel’s Core and Xeon E processors with up to six cores as well as professional-grade graphics cards...

11 by Anton Shilov on 7/20/2018

The ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: Mini-ITX with Thunderbolt 3

There's a lot of love for mini-ITX, and our next review is the ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac. This gaming-centric board offers users a number of features which make it highly...

36 by Joe Shields on 7/13/2018

Intel Launches Coffee Lake Xeon E (Entry): The Next-Gen E3-1200

Today Intel is announcing the Xeon E family of processors. The Xeon E-2100 stack of CPUs will replace the previous generation E3 v6 processors, following Intel's renaming of their...

44 by Ian Cutress on 7/12/2018

Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family for 2018: More CPU Cores, DDR4, & Same Form Factors

A surprising no-show at this year’s Apple World Wide Developer’s Conference was any kind of hardware refresh for Apple’s Mac products. While WWDC is first and foremost a software...

103 by Ryan Smith on 7/12/2018

The GIGABYTE B360 Gaming 3 WIFI Review: A Cheaper Alternative at $120

One of GIGABYTE's first B360 series motherboards in the Gaming 3 WIFI. This is our first review of this new chipset, and it offers users a cheaper way into...

20 by Joe Shields on 7/11/2018

Shuttle Shows Off Coffee Lake-Powered Barebones Mini PCs

Shuttle is largely considered to be the father of the modern barebones mini PC market, as the company was the first to mass produce such products in the early...

12 by Anton Shilov on 6/21/2018

The GIGABYTE H370N WiFi Review: Mini-ITX with HDMI 2.0 and 802.11ac Wave 2

GIGABYTE has released a version of their most popular mini-ITX motherboards on the market with the H370N WiFi - a small form factor board designed to offer users a...

28 by Joe Shields on 6/21/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q3 2018

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Gaming CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

42 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

ZOTAC Publishes Specifications of MEK Mini, MEK Ultra PCs

As expected, ZOTAC demonstrated its upcoming MEK Mini and MEK UItra PCs at Computex. In addition, the company published preliminary specifications of these systems. As it appears, the smaller...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/15/2018

ASRock DeskMini Z370 GTX1060 Review: A Compact Coffee Lake Gaming PC

Small form-factor machines have emerged as a very significant chunk of the PC market. Building on the success of the UCFF NUCs, Intel introduced the mini-STX platform in 2015...

24 by Ganesh T S on 6/12/2018

G.Skill’s DRAM Extremes: DDR4-4000 on AMD Ryzen, DDR4-5066 on Intel Core i7

In the constant race to one-up the other memory vendors in the highly commoditized DRAM market, at Computex last week G.Skill demonstrated its Trident Z RGB memory modules running...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

The Intel Core i7-8086K Review

Intel announced it, we asked for one, we were told no press samples, so we bought one. This is Intel's 40th anniversary of the original x86 microarchitecture with the...

115 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2018

Intel’s Core i7-8086K CPU Now on Sale

While Intel’s other 5GHz processor has turned out to be greatly exaggerated, Intel’s original 5GHz chip, the Coffee Lake-based Core i7-8086K, is very much real. And right on schedule...

27 by Ryan Smith on 6/8/2018

Intel's Core i7-8086K Giveaway Kicks off Tonight at 8pm ET (Midnight UTC)

Alongside the announcement of their new x86 anniversary-themed hex-core processor, the Core i7-8086K, Intel also announced that they would be giving a significant portion of their inventory away as...

32 by Ryan Smith on 6/7/2018

EVGA Goes Budget: B360 Gaming Motherboard Coming Soon

For as long as EVGA has made motherboards, they have focused almost exclusively at the high-end market. For users that want a product that is full of engineering that...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Intel Announces the Core i7-8086K: Coffee Lake at 5 GHz

As an homage to both Intel’s 50 year company anniversary and the 40 year anniversary of the eponymous 8086 processor, today Intel surprised us all in announcing the Core...

69 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

ZOTAC to Equip ZBOX MAGNUS Gaming PCs with Killer Network Controllers

ZOTAC announced plans to upgrade its flagship ZBOX MAGNUS SFF gaming systems/barebones with Rivet Networks’ Killer network controllers. The first systems to get the new chips will be demonstrated...

7 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ZOTAC Expands MEK Lineup with MEK Mini and MEK Ultra

ZOTAC on Thursday announced plans to demonstrate an expanded range of its pre-built MEK systems at Computex next month. The new MEK Ultra PCs will address users who demand...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

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