Core i9

One of the key aspects of the most recent Intel processor launch, its Core 9th Generation processors, is that the new design affords some hardware-based protection for a couple of the Spectre and Meltdown family of security vulnerabilities. When these vulnerabilities were first discovered, they were patched using a combination of software and firmware, which unfortunately led to some performance regressions over an unpatched processor. The ultimate goal is for a hardware patch, which is always enabled, that loses zero performance – we’re testing out what the new patches have for us today.

The Intel Core i9-9900K at 95W: Fixing The Power for SFF

There is a lot of discussion about processor power recently. A lot of the issues stem around what exactly that TDP rating means on the box, and if it...

97 by Ian Cutress on 11/29/2018

Best CPUs for Workstations: 2018

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

32 by Ian Cutress on 11/21/2018

The Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Refresh Until it Hertz

It has been over a year since Intel launched its Skylake-X processors and Basin Falls platform, with a handful of processors from six-core up to eighteen-core. In that time...

144 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

Intel's Basin Falls Skylake-X Refresh: Core i9-9980XE with up to 15% Better Power Efficiency

One of the interesting things about Intel’s latest generation of high-end desktop parts was the jump from ten cores at the peak to eighteen, as Intel moved its high...

31 by Ian Cutress on 10/8/2018

Vietnamese Retailer Leaks Some Intel 9000-Series Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs

We’ve spoken here at AnandTech several times on the upcoming Z390 chipset and also a few words on new processors for those motherboards. Intel has promised a new consumer-grade...

26 by Ian Cutress on 9/21/2018

Ian on the iMore Vector Podcast: Discussing Core i9 and Thermal Throttling

On Monday this week I was invited onto the Vector podcast, one of the popular Apple-focused podcasts, run by iMore’s Rene Ritchie. In the podcast we discuss Intel’s product...

9 by Ian Cutress on 7/24/2018

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580): A 5.5-inch Screen in the Touchpad

Asus’s new ZenBook Pros, announced at Computex in Taipei, each have two screens: the big laptop display you expect, and then a new 5.5-inch display built into the touchpad...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

MSI's GT75 Titan DTR Laptop Gets Coffee Lake Treatment: Core i9 + GeForce GTX 1080

MSI has updated their GT series of gaming laptops (GT63, GT75, and GT83) all receiving an upgrade to the 8th generation Intel CPUs. The GT75 will now support up...

7 by Joe Shields on 4/10/2018

ASUS ROG Spring System Updates: Gaming Big and Small

With this week's major launch of the rest of the 8th Generation Core lineup, virtually every last major OEM is issuing significant updates to large parts of their product...

17 by Anton Shilov & Joe Shields on 4/6/2018

Intel Expands 8th Gen Core: Core i9 on Mobile, Iris Plus, Desktop, Chipsets, and vPro

The march from Intel for everything to be under the ‘8th Gen Intel Core’ branding is now at its climax: today is the official launch of several new 8th...

124 by Ian Cutress on 4/3/2018

Corsair Launches Vengeance 32 GB Quad-Channel DDR4-4000 SO-DIMM Kit for $595

Corsair on Wednesday introduced its new quad-channel 32 GB DDR4-4000 SO-DIMM kit designed specifically for ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac platform and Intel’s latest Core i7/Core i9 processors. The kit hits the...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/16/2017

Intel 8th Generation and 9th Generation Processor Lists Leaked: Coffee Lake Refresh?

Officially, Intel does not comment on unreleased products, which often has the knock-on effect that processors aren’t actually known about until the day they appear on shelves. In order...

87 by Ian Cutress on 11/24/2017

G.Skill Announces DDR4 SO-DIMM Kits up to DDR4-3800: Ripjaws for SFF

G.Skill has announced its new family of Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM kits designed specifically for Intel’s Core X processors. The current number of consumer motherboards supporting SO-DIMMs is limited: only...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2017

ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Now Available: Up to 18 Cores in Mini-ITX

ASRock formally introduced its X299E-ITX/ac motherboard at Computex earlier this year and attracted a lot of attention to the product that was (and still is) the only Mini-ITX mainboard...

28 by Anton Shilov on 10/19/2017

Best CPUs for Workstations 2017

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

3 by Ian Cutress on 10/2/2017

The Intel Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X CPU Review Part 1: Workstation

The buzz since Intel announced it was bringing an 18-core CPU to the consumer market has been palpable: users are anticipating this to be Intel’s best performing processor, and...

151 by Ian Cutress on 9/25/2017

Intel Finalizes Skylake-X Processor Specifications: 18-Cores, 4.4 GHz Turbo, 165W on September 25th

When Intel launched its new high-end desktop platform a few weeks ago, we were provided with Core-X CPUs from quad cores on the latest Kaby Lake microarchitecture, and 6/8/10...

102 by Ian Cutress on 8/7/2017

Mighty Mini-ITX: ASRock X299E-ITX/ac with 4 Channel DDR4 and 3xM.2 Support

ASRock has announced one of the industry’s first Mini-ITX motherboards for Intel’s latest Core X processors in the LGA2066 packaging. The new X299E-ITX/ac is small, but it takes full...

25 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2017

Intel Announces Skylake-X: Bringing 18-Core HCC Silicon to Consumers for $1999

There are days in this profession in which I am surprised. The longer I stay in the technology industry, they become further and further apart. There are several reasons...

203 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

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