Coffee Lake

Apple on Tuesday introduced a new version of its entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro notebook, which has not seen an update since mid-2017. The new model continues to feature the renowned form-factor along with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, but it now comes with a quad-core CPU, a True Tone Retina display, a Touch Bar and Touch ID. The upgraded versions will replace existing cheap MBPs and therefore Apple will no longer offer its latest MacBook Pros without a Touch Bar. The mid-2019 entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro is based on Intel’s 8th Generation quad-core Core i5/i7 processor with Iris Plus Graphics 645 integrated GPU. It is accompanied by 8 or 16 GB of LPDDR3 memory as well as an SSD offering 128 GB – 2 TB capacity...

From Mining to Mini-PC Gaming: Comino Goes High-End Gaming PCs

As noted multiple times, technologies developed during the cryptocurrency mining boom can be easily applied elsewhere. Comino, which last year demonstrated its liquid-cooled mining servers, is no longer focused...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2019

Lenovo ThinkPad P53: Core i9, 128 GB RAM, Quadro RTX 5000, OLED

Lenovo has introduced what it calls the world’s highest-performing 15.6-inch mobile workstation. The ThinkPad P53 packs Intel’s eight-core Core i9 or Xeon processor, up to 128 GB of RAM...

9 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2019

Corsair’s Vengeance 5185 PC: Core i7-9700K + GeForce RTX 2080, and Lots of RGB

Having launched their Corsair One small form-factor PCs, as well as Bulldog PCs for the living room, Corsair is now entering the market of mainstream gaming machines with its...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/20/2019

Upgrading from an Intel Core i7-2600K: Testing Sandy Bridge in 2019

One of the most popular processors of the last decade has been the Intel Core i7-2600K. The design was revolutionary, as it offered a significant jump in single core...

204 by Ian Cutress on 5/10/2019

Shuttle XPC slim DH370 mini-PC Review: A Compact Digital Signage Powerhouse

Small form-factor (SFF) machines have predominantly used 5W - 45W TDP processors. The introduction of the mini-STX form-factor standardized a compact form factor for systems with processors having a...

35 by Ganesh T S on 5/6/2019

Compulab Launches Airtop3: A Fanless PC with Core i9-9900K & Quadro RTX 4000

Compulab has introduced its new Airtop3 passively-cooled desktop platform, which is aimed at commercial and industrial users looking for a high-performance passive PC. The Airtop3 combines high-end, high performance...

20 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2019

Intel 9th Gen Core Processors: All the Desktop and Mobile 45W CPUs Announced

How Intel has launched its range of ninth generation processors has been an odd and awkward one. Despite the launch of the 8-core 9900K last year, we still haven’t...

134 by Ian Cutress on 4/23/2019

Intel to Launch 8th Generation Intel Core vPro Notebook Processors

One of the bigger parts of Intel’s product portfolio that rarely gets a mention is the vPro product line. vPro consists of a specific combined processor and chipset portfolio...

11 by Ian Cutress on 4/16/2019

GIGABYTE to Bundle Pre-Tested Core i9-9900K CPU at 5.1 GHz with the $899 Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Motherboard

GIGABYTE this week announced plans to offer its top-of-the-range Intel Z390-based motherboard with Intel’s Core i9-9900K processor in a combination package. The CPU is handpicked and pre-tested to run...

13 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2019

Ready for Intel’s New R0 9th Generation ‘Coffee Lake’ CPUs? BIOS Updates Now Available From the Big Four

Back in March it turned out that Intel was prepping a new stepping of its Coffee Lake processors that was due to arrive in the second quarter. By now...

15 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2019

Intel Readies New Stepping of 9th Gen Core Processors

ASUS and GIGABYTE have issued BIOS updates for their Intel 300-series chipsets-based motherboards that enable the platforms to work with Intel’s upcoming 9th Gen Core processors featuring a new...

60 by Anton Shilov on 3/26/2019

ZOTAC Mek Mini: A Small High Performance Gaming PC

ZOTAC this week launched its small form-factor (SFF) Mek Mini desktop computer, aimed at gaming in a small volume. The system will be initially available in only one configuration...

15 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2019

Intel Releases New Graphics Control Panel: The Intel Graphics Command Center

Making their own contribution to this busy week of GPU and gaming news, this evening Intel took the wraps off of their previously teased new graphics control panel. Dubbed...

47 by Ryan Smith & Billy Tallis on 3/20/2019

Apple Upgrades iMac and iMac Pro: More Cores, More Graphics, More Memory

Apple has introduced its updated iMac all-in-one desktop computers to use Intel's latest generation processors with up to eight cores plus AMD’s latest Pro graphics, and its iMac Pro...

31 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2019

The ASRock DeskMini 310 Mini-PC Review: A Cost-Effective Mini-STX Platform

Small form-factor PCs and gaming systems have emerged as bright spots in the mature PC market over the last decade or so. Intel's NUC form-factor introduction was the turning...

48 by Ganesh T S on 3/15/2019

The Xeon Entry Quad-Core CPU Review: Xeon E-2174G, E-2134, and E-2104G Tested

A couple of months ago we reviewed a few of the newest six-core Intel commercial CPUs that are also used in low-end servers. Intel has also launched some quad-core...

28 by Ian Cutress on 3/11/2019

Cincoze DX-1100 Ultra Compact Rugged System: Xeon-E with Custom I/O Expansion

Cincoze has introduced its new ultra-compact rugged embedded workstation for use in space-constrained environments. The Diamond Extreme Series DX-1000 system supports Intel’s 8th Gen Core as well as Xeon...

4 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2019

Coffee Lake-Refresh Desktop CPU List Surfaces: 35W Core i9-9900T & 8-Core Xeon E-2200 Confirmed

This morning the crew over at FanlessTech has picked up on the release of a new Intel processor list from Fujitsu. In it, Fujitsu has published what appears to...

19 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

Intel Details New 9th Gen CPUs for Notebooks: i9-9980HK to i5-9300H

Intel is yet has to announce its 9th Gen Core processors for laptops officially, but because the company needs to sort out all the things with authorities and regulators...

37 by Anton Shilov on 2/16/2019

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