Kaby Lake

Intel on Tuesday introduced the Core i3-8130U, its first mobile 8th Generation Core i3 processor. The new chip features two cores operating at a high frequency and supports Turbo Boost 2.0 technology to make them even faster when power and temperatures permit. The CPU also gains an L3 cache size increase over its predecessors, stepping up to 2MB of inclusive L3 cache per core. However, the new processor is listed as only $16 cheaper than one above it in Intel's stack, the quad-core Core i5-8250U, posing questions about its appeal to the end-user. The Core i3-8130U The Intel Core i3-8130U has two cores with Hyper-Threading, operating at 2.2 GHz base frequency and speeding up to 3.4 GHz in Turbo Boost 2.0 mode; the chip is outfitted...

Acer Announces Predator Triton 700 Gaming Laptop: Core i7, GeForce GTX 10 Series, & 1 TB SSD

Acer this week announced its new high-end gaming laptop, the Predator Triton 700. Designed to strike a balance between features and weight, the laptop features a quad-core Intel CPU...

15 by Anton Shilov on 4/29/2017

Acer Adds 12-Inch Switch 3 & Switch 5 2-in-1s to Kaby Lake Laptop Lineup

Acer this week introduced its new high-end 2-in-1 hybrid PCs that will be available later this year. The Acer Switch 5 will be aimed at users who require both...

14 by Anton Shilov on 4/28/2017

MSI to Bundle Intel Optane Memory 16 GB Cache Drives with Select Motherboards

MSI this week announced plans to bundle Intel Optane Memory 16 GB caching drives with select Intel 200-series chipset motherboards. The company claims that the drives will not increase...

18 by Anton Shilov on 4/28/2017

The MSI GT83VR Titan Review: 1080 Times 3

About two years ago, we looked at the latest creation from the minds of MSI. The GT80 Titan was their boldest move yet, and set the bar for performance...

57 by Brett Howse on 4/13/2017

ECS LIVA Z Plus Kaby Lake vPro UCFF PC Review

Ultra-compact form factor PCs for business deployments have become popular in the recent past. Compared to traditional UCFF PCs, these business use-cases require ease of management and administration by...

15 by Ganesh T S on 4/12/2017

ASUS Launches the Zen AiO ZN270IE: A 27-inch Full HD Core i7 All-In-One

ASUS has expanded its Zen AiO lineup of all-in-one PCs for 2017 with new 27” models. The company’s largest AIOs will fit into the current lineup of Intel Kaby...

9 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2017

Lenovo Updates ThinkStation P320 with Intel Xeon E3 v6 and NVIDIA Quadro Pascal

Today Lenovo is announcing an upgrade to its entry-level ThinkStation P300-series workstations. The update revolves around two new updates: firstly Intel’s Xeon E3 v6 (or 7th generation Core) processors...

4 by Anton Shilov on 3/28/2017

Razer Updates The Razer Blade Pro With THX Certification

Late last year, Razer acquired the majority of THX, and while it may have seemed like something outside their normal realm, today Razer is announcing an updated Razer Blade...

18 by Brett Howse on 3/28/2017

GIGABYTE GB-BKi7HA-7500 Kaby Lake BRIX Review

The emergence of power-efficient high-performance processors has created a bright spot in the desktop PC market. The ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) heralded by the Intel NUCs has experienced rapid...

32 by Ganesh T S on 3/16/2017

Samsung Launch the Galaxy Book 10.6-inch and 12-inch: Windows Tablets with Kaby Lake

The announcements this year from Samsung are notably muted without the launch of a new Galaxy smartphone, but despite this being a mobile-focused conference in Barcelona this week, there...

39 by Ian Cutress on 2/26/2017

Razer Blade Gets Core i7-7700HQ, Adds 4K Touchscreen, 1 TB SSD Options

Razer this week introduced an upgraded version of its latest Blade laptop that is now powered by Intel’s quad-core Kaby Lake processor along with DDR4-2400 memory and has 4K...

47 by Anton Shilov on 2/14/2017

ASRock Beebox-S 7200U Kaby Lake UCFF PC Review

The Kaby Lake-U (KBL-U) series with 15W TDP CPUs was introduced along with the 4.5W Kaby Lake-Y ones in Q3 2016. The first set of products with Kaby Lake-U...

33 by Ganesh T S on 2/7/2017

The Intel Core i3-7350K (60W) Review: Almost a Core i7-2600K

For some intrepid enthusiasts, this is the chip from Intel we’ve been waiting for. I foolishly predicted that Intel would never create an overclockable Core i3, because it had...

186 by Ian Cutress on 2/3/2017

The OcUK 8Pack OrionX: X99 + Z270 in a Custom Overclocked $30,000 Desktop PC

Overclockers UK has started to offer its top-of-the-range 8Pack OrionX computer that weds two completely different systems in one box: a multi-core overclocked Intel Core i7-6950X-based high-end desktop and...

41 by Anton Shilov on 1/30/2017

MSI Upgrades Its Aegis and Nightblade PCs with Intel’s Kaby Lake CPUs

MSI this month upgraded its whole lineup of gaming desktops with 7th generation Intel Core Kaby Lake processors as well as newer motherboards featuring Intel’s 200-series chipsets. The new...

16 by Anton Shilov on 1/28/2017

MSI Trident 3 Announced: A Core i7 Console

Over CES, MSI announced a new console-like PC called the Trident 3. The new unit packs the latest Intel’s Kaby Lake CPU, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU, memory, an...

24 by Anton Shilov on 1/26/2017

Kaby Lake E3-1200 v6 Xeon Specifications Leaked

Some sleuthing by CPU-World has uncovered the list of to-be-released Kaby Lake single-socket quad-core Xeons. As it to be expected, these are incremental updates from Skylake-based Xeons using the...

31 by Ian Cutress on 1/24/2017

Fujitsu Announces 13.3" Lifebook U937/P and UH75/B1: 7th Gen Core i5, 8hr Battery, Under 1.77 lbs

Fujitsu has introduced its new Lifebook U937/P notebook that weighs under 800 grams (1.76 lbs), but offers a fully-fledged Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake-U processor as well as a...

37 by Anton Shilov on 1/19/2017

ASRock Shows DeskMini GTX/RX, using Micro-STX Motherboard with MXM Support

One of the recurring themes in my discussions with motherboard manufacturers over the past several years is one of introducing differentiation to products and through that, new form factors...

33 by Ian Cutress on 1/18/2017

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA: Kaby Lake, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, TB3, 14" FHD, 2.4 lbs

ASUS has now launched the latest addition to its ZenBook family of ultra-thin laptops with 14” displays. The new ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA boasts with Intel’s latest Kaby Lake-U...

42 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2017

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