Intel’s Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs have been the staple processors of PC gaming for absolutely yonks – and they don’t show any signs of going away, either. Right now, we’re on the 8th and 9th generation of Intel Core CPUs, which are collectively known under the umbrella term of ‘Coffee Lake’. It’s been a while since I’ve updated this guide, so here’s a fresh look at everything you need to know about Intel’s current crop of desktop CPUs, including all the different model names, specs and prices, what separates a Coffee Lake from a Kaby Lake/Skylake/Ice Lake and all other manner of ‘lakes’, which motherboard you need for an Intel Core CPU, as well as what’s coming next from the world of Intel. Intel Coffee Lake: what is it? Coffee Lake is the manufacturing code name given to all of Intel’s 8th and 9th generation processors. This includes their most recognisable Core brand, as well as their … [Read more...] about Intel Core CPUs: Everything we know about Intel’s 8th and 9th Gen Coffee Lake Refresh processors
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Warframe and Destiny are like two brothers that were raised in a rather challenged household where Destiny was given the VIP treatment because he was handsome and cute and people liked his ideas. Warframe, on the other hand, was not a very cute child and was clumsy so people ignored him. A LOT. Anyways, both the children have matured by now and they sure have become respectable adults. Destiny has evolved into Destiny 2 and Warframe… well, Warframe. Warframe vs. Destiny 2 Warframe has been around for almost as long as Destiny but Warframe is the more preferred game, even though it is clumsy and weird. Here are the 10 things that make Warframe a better choice for gamers than Destiny 2 and where Destiny 2 can improve: Free 2 Play Warframe is a F2P game and it does it right.You can either wait 86 hours for your new shiny Warframe (12 hours for parts and 72 hours for the frame) or pay a sum of 380 plat (20$, yup that’s a LOT) and get it right away without farming or waiting … [Read more...] about Destiny 2 vs. Warframe – Which One Should You Choose?
The Ryzen 5 2600 and 2600X are AMD’s new mid-range desktop CPUs, and they’re primed and ready to take on Intel’s 8th Gen Core i5 Coffee Lake processors. With six cores and 12 threads apiece, plus respective base clock speeds of 3.4GHz and 3.6GHz, they may not look like huge improvements over their 1600 and 1600X Ryzen predecessors on paper, but this time it’s what’s inside that counts, as both chips now have a faster, more efficient architecture behind them and better tech to help them reach their improved max boost clock speeds of 3.9GHz and 4.2GHz more regularly. Today, I’ll be looking at both the Ryzen 5 2600 and its X-rated sibling together in one big mid-range face off, pitching them against each other and seeing how they compare to help you decide which one is worth buying. The good news first. If you’re an existing Ryzen owner, or own an AM4 motherboard, then you won’t need to get a new one to start using the Ryzen 5 2600 or 2600X. … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 5 2600 / 2600X review: The Intel Core-i5 Coffee Lake killers
Apple’s MacBooks are known for their sleek design and performance and Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro also comes with a 6-core Intel Core i9 CPU that obviously offers incredible performance. However, things are not as they seem as one Youtuber has noted that 15-Inch MacBook Pro’s Intel Core i9 is severely throttled due to thermal issues. Youtuber Dave Lee noted in a recent video that he recently bought the 15-Inch MacBook Pro with Intel Core i9 CPU and tests it out. According to the tests, the Intel Core i9 used in the 15-Inch MacBook Pro is severely throttled and is unable to maintain its base clock speed of 2.9GHz after a short time while performing CPU intensive tasks. According to the Youtuber, the 15-Inch MacBook Pro 2018 model underperforms compared to the 2017 model that comes with Intel Core i7 CPU. He added that the 2018 MacBook Pro took 39 minutes to render a video while the 2017 model with the Intel Core i7 took 35 minutes to render it. However, he performed … [Read more...] about Intel Core i9 Inside Apple’s MacBook Pro Throttled Due To Thermal Issues
When shopping for parts to build a new PC, it's a good idea to look for (A) sales and (B) any combo offers that might be available. With regards to the latter, Newegg is offering a nice discount on an Intel Core i7-8700 CPU paired with a Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming motherboard.If purchased separately, the two would run $451.98. However, Newegg is knocking $52 off the top as part of a bundle, bringing the price down to $399.98. On top of that, there's a $30 mail-in-rebate available (on the motherboard), so you're looking at $369.98 after cashing that in, saving $82 in all.These parts hardly need an introduction at this point, but to quickly recap, the Core i7-8700 is a 6-core/12-thread Coffee Lake processor clocked at 3.2GHz to 4.6GHz, with 12MB of L3 cache. note that this is not the i7-8700K, so overclocking is not supported (which makes the inclusion of a Z370 board somewhat unnecessary).As for the motherboard, it's based on Intel's Z370 chipset and sports three PCIx x16 slots (two of … [Read more...] about Get an Intel Core i7-8700 and Gigabyte Z370 Aorus motherboard for $370