Skylake

Capping off a busy few weeks for processors for Intel, today the company is announcing the second half of their product stack for their low-power 10th generation Core processors. Dubbed Comet Lake, the sub-15W processors are based on Intel’s existing Skylake CPU architecture and 14nm process, and feature some new additions both improve performance as well as to address specific hardware needs. With up to 6 cores for the U series parts and 4 cores for the Y series, Intel is looking to further push the envelope on multithreaded performance in a thin and light laptop. The new parts will fill out Intel’s traditional U and Y families of processors, and Comet Lake will be sharing the 10th gen Core mantle with Intel’s 10nm...

ECS Goes Skylake with LIVA One

At CES 2016, ECS displayed their consumer-focused as well as OEM products to the press and business customers. On the direct-to-consumer side, ECS had some 100-series chipset boards on...

13 by Ganesh T S on 1/19/2016

Microsoft Will Not Support Upcoming Processors Except On Windows 10

Microsoft has long been the bastion of long term support for older platforms, so today’s support news out of Redmond is particularly surprising. Intel launched its 6th generation Skylake...

125 by Brett Howse on 1/15/2016

CES 2016: 34-inch 3440x1440 AIO Hands-On at GIGABYTE

One of the notable elements of CES this year has been the march of the 34-inch 21:9 3440x1440 all-in-one PC. An all-in-one is what it says on the tin...

23 by Ian Cutress on 1/14/2016

Intel: For Mainstream Gamers, Our IGPs Are Equivalent to Discrete GPUs

Intel’s integrated graphics processors (iGPUs) are the most widespread PC-class graphics adapters on the planet. Enthusiasts of high-performance personal computers do not use Intel’s iGPUs, but the world’s largest...

96 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2016

CES 2016: MSI’s 27-inch 4K Gaming AIO with Full Sized Discrete GPU, the 27XT 6QE

Back at Computex in 2015 we saw and reported on MSI’s first design ideas surrounding an all-in-one computer (where the PC is essentially in the frame of the monitor...

13 by Ian Cutress on 1/14/2016

CES 2016: MSI’s Golden Idea for Motherboards

The problem with a gold motherboard color is that it often looks too much like copper, and several companies have tried it in recent years (ASUS on Z77, ECS&rsquo...

28 by Ian Cutress on 1/13/2016

CES 2016: The Race to Skylake Xeon Motherboards at GIGABYTE

I have been relatively tight lipped on the swathe of Xeon focused motherboards recently making headlines, for good reason. Back at the launch of Intel’s latest generation of processors...

22 by Ian Cutress on 1/13/2016

MAINGEAR Rolls-Out 34” All-in-One PC with 18-Core Xeon, GeForce GTX Titan X

The concept of the all-in-one desktop personal computer was created to save space and simplify design of PCs. While there have been a number of traditional AIO desktops available...

14 by Anton Shilov on 1/5/2016

Acer Aspire Unveils Switch 12 S 2-in-1 Notebook

Acer on Monday introduced its new 2-in-1 hybrid notebook at the Consumer Electronics Show. The Aspire Switch 12 S is designed for those, who need a decent level of...

4 by Anton Shilov on 1/4/2016

Lenovo Refreshes ThinkPad Lineup at CES

Lenovo is taking the opportunity to use CES as the launching point for its refreshed ThinkPad lineup, and pretty much the entire product portfolio is getting some sort of...

22 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2016

ASUS Introduces ROG Maximus VIII Formula with Pre-Installed Water-Block

ASUS' ROG website introduced an updated member this week - a new motherboard based on Intel's Z170 which comes with a factory-installed CrossChill EK hybrid cooling block from EKWB...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/31/2015

Price Check: Intel's Core i7-6700K CPU In Short Supply

Demand for Intel’s Skylake CPUs has been very high since the introduction of the company’s latest processors in August. Even though the manufacturer has ramped up the supply of...

104 by Anton Shilov on 12/30/2015

ASUS and ASRock Prep Gaming Motherboards for Intel Xeon E3 v5 Processors

ASUS and ASRock, two major makers of computer motherboards, are rolling out their platforms for Intel Xeon CPUs designed for gamers. While typically Xeon chips are more expensive than...

50 by Anton Shilov on 12/29/2015

The ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ Review: When You Need Triple M.2 x4 in RAID

When we first analyzed the Z170 chipset from Intel, we were pleased to see that it offered 26 high speed input/output ports, which included 20 PCIe 3.0 lanes and...

64 by Ian Cutress on 11/27/2015

Supermicro with Greenlow Motherboards at SuperComputing 15

One of the bigger shakeups of the Xeon ecosystem of late is the recent discovery that Intel will be severing the few ties that the Xeon family of processors...

14 by Ian Cutress on 11/24/2015

ASUS Launches Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly for Skylake, includes 10G Ethernet Card

We covered the launch of ASUS’ most expensive Z170 motherboard when the announcement was made (we also have it in for review), but late last week another announcement landed...

21 by Ian Cutress on 11/16/2015

The Microsoft Surface Book Review

Microsoft has released what they are calling "The Ultimate Laptop" and with their first attempt at moving outside the tablet segment, we take a look at the new Surface...

249 by Brett Howse on 11/10/2015

Examining Intel's New Speed Shift Tech on Skylake: More Responsive Processors

Modern computer processors are constantly changing their operating frequency (and voltage) depending on workload. For Intel processors, this is often handled by the operating system which will request a...

54 by Brett Howse on 11/6/2015

The Microsoft Surface Book First Look

Today is the official launch day for not only Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4, but also the Surface Book which was announced back at the Microsoft Windows 10 Devices event...

101 by Brett Howse on 10/21/2015

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review: Raising The Bar

Microsoft moved the yardsticks with the Surface Pro 3, a surprise hit after multiple generations of Surface Pro. With the Surface Pro 4, they look to take what worked...

175 by Brett Howse on 10/21/2015

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