Intel

ASRock introduced its second-generation Micro-STX gaming desktops with discrete graphics processors at CES 2018. The new DeskMini GTX systems are based on the Intel Z370 platform and support Intel’s six-core Coffee Lake processors. When Intel introduced its 5” × 5” initiative (an initial name for Mini-STX) back in 2015, the company wanted to create a highly-integrated small form-factor platform with interchangeable processors for PC makers. The platform was not supposed to support any add-in-boards, and therefore wouldn't overlap with Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX. ASRock was among the first brands to jump on the Mini-STX bandwagon in 2016, but it did not take the company long to adopt the form-factor for compact gaming computers. In 2017, the company launched its DeskMini GTX/RX SFF gaming PCs based on...

The ECS Z270H4-I Durathon 2 Mini ITX Motherboard Review

In this review, we are having a look at the ECS Z270H4-I Durathon 2, a Mini ITX motherboard based on the Intel Z270 chipset and marketed towards gamers and...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/5/2017

Ockel Sirius A is Nearing Primetime: Smartphone-Sized PC with 6-inch 1080p Display

Last year, at IFA 2016, I stumbled across the Ockel Sirius project. In its infancy, the device was seemingly straight forward: put a full PC into a smartphone sized...

65 by Ian Cutress on 9/4/2017

Lenovo Launches Yoga 920 Convertible: 13.9” 4K LCD, 8th Gen Core i7, TB3, 3 Pounds

Lenovo this week announced its new Yoga 920 convertible laptop that became more powerful due to Intel’s upcoming 8th generation Core i-series CPUs with up to four cores, better...

36 by Anton Shilov on 9/2/2017

Acer Announces Switch 7 Black Edition 2-in-1: Core i7, GeForce MX150, TB3, Fanless

This week at IFA Acer has introduced their first 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a discrete GPU. Based on Intel’s 8th generation Core i-series CPU, the Switch 7 Black Edition...

8 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2017

ASUS Unveils ROG Chimera Gaming Notebook: 17.3-inch FHD at 144 Hz with G-Sync

This year at IFA there is a lot of laptop and notebook announcements. Most of them will be geared towards Intel’s new 8th Generation notebook processors that were announced...

6 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

Best CPUs: August 2017

Our newest CPU Guide can be found here: https://www.anandtech.com/show/9793/best-cpus Best CPUs, August 2017 Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give...

0 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

IFA 2017 Launch Press Conference Live Blog

We're here for the main IFA trade show press conference.

4 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

Dell Updates The XPS 13 With 8th Generation Quad-Core CPUs

Dell has announced it is updating the XPS 13 with the just announced 8th generation Kaby Lake refresh. While we’re still waiting for 10nm chips to launch, the latest...

41 by Brett Howse on 8/29/2017

GIGABYTE Server Announces MW51-HP0 Motherboard: C422 for Intel Xeon-W

With Intel’s latest release of the Xeon-W processor line, they have bridged the gap between consumer and enterprise platforms once again making cross-compatibility easier. The Xeon Skylake-W CPU addresses...

15 by Joe Shields on 8/29/2017

Intel Launches Xeon-W CPUs for Workstations: Skylake-SP & ECC for LGA2066

On the professional side of the CPU space, Intel’s new Xeon Scalable Processor family, based on the Skylake-SP architecture, is suiting up against the new EPYC processors from AMD...

49 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2017

Intel Announces Movidius Myriad X VPU, Featuring ‘Neural Compute Engine’

Today, Intel subsidiary Movidius is announcing the Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), a low-power system-on-chip (SoC) intended for deep learning and AI acceleration in vision-based devices such...

13 by Nate Oh on 8/28/2017

HP Announces Omen X Laptop: 17.3” LCD, Core i7 + GeForce GTX with Overclocking

HP has announced its first Omen X gaming notebook targeting the most demanding segment of the market — customers seeking for maximum performance and not afraid of overclocking. The...

23 by Anton Shilov on 8/26/2017

Intel Discontinues Xeon Phi 7200-Series ‘Knights Landing’ Coprocessor Cards

Intel has announced that it had discontinued its Xeon Phi 7200-series coprocessor cards codenamed Knights Landing. The PCIe cards have never became mass market products, so their EOL will...

13 by Anton Shilov on 8/25/2017

ASUS ROG Zephyrus with Core i7-7700HQ and GeForce GTX 1070 Available for $2299

ASUS has started to sell a more affordable version of its flagship ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop it launched earlier this year. The new model retains all the features of...

9 by Anton Shilov on 8/25/2017

Silicon Motion Roadmap: Lots Of NVMe SSD Controllers

At Flash Memory Summit (FMS) this month, Silicon Motion demonstrated several of their upcoming NVMe SSD controllers and engineers presented several of the technologies Silicon Motion has developed for...

6 by Billy Tallis on 8/25/2017

Acer Announces Nitro 5 Spin 15.6" Gaming Convertible: 8th Gen Core i7, GeForce GTX 1050

Acer has introduced one of the industry’s first convertible notebooks designed for casual gamers. The Nitro 5 Spin machine is a rather unusual form-factor. It has a 15.6” IPS...

22 by Anton Shilov on 8/23/2017

Hot Chips: Intel EMIB and 14nm Stratix 10 FPGA Live Blog (8:45am PT, 3:45pm UTC)

Today at Hot Chips we have a lot of interesting talks going on. First up is a talk on Intel's latest 14nm FPGA solution: Stratix 10 implementing HBM using...

51 by Ian Cutress on 8/22/2017

Shuttle Squeezes Desktop Graphics Card into a 3-Liter XH110G SFF PC Barebones

Shuttle has announced a new small form-factor barebones PC aimed at entry-level gamers as well as those who need a SFF multi-monitor setup, such as graphics professionals, traders, digital...

22 by Anton Shilov on 8/22/2017

ASUS Launches VivoBook W202NA: 11.6”, Apollo Lake, Windows 10 S, $279

In time for back-to-school season, ASUS has announced its new ultra-low-cost PC (ULCPC aka netbook) aimed at students and consumers with a tight budget. The VivoBook W202NA rugged laptop...

16 by Anton Shilov on 8/22/2017

Hot Chips: Intel Knights Mill Live Blog (4:45pm PT, 11:45pm UTC)

Another talk from Hot Chips, this time on Intel's Knights Mill (KNM). The Intel Knights family stems from their Xeon Phi product line, although KNM is a bit different...

22 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2017

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