The pressure is on Intel to release something new into the market in order to compete with the AMD Raven Ridge APUs and other CPUs that are coming out later this year. It seems that the latest Intel CPU roadmap for 2018-19 has been leaked and here we can see mentions of Cascade Lake, Coffee Lake-E, Coffee Lake-H, Coffee Lake-S as well as other Intel CPUs that Intel is working on developing this year as well as the next. We have been wondering about what Intel has planned in order to compete with upcoming AMD chips. We have seen some of the things that AMD has been working on in official roadmaps and documents that have either been leaked or officially released. Intel has something in the works as well and you can learn all about what you can expect to see this year as well as the next here. Intel CPU Roadmap 2018-19 Leaked We have talked about all the CPUs coming out in the late 2018 and early 2019 time frame, be it for the consumer market or for the data centers. You can check out all … [Read more...] about Intel CPU Roadmap 2018-19 Leaked: Cascade Lake, Coffee Lake-E, Coffee Lake-H, Coffee Lake-S And More Spotted
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Intel Coffee Lake CPUs are only officially supported by 300 series motherboards and the same is the case for the Intel Core i3-8350K that requires a Z370 motherboard for overclocking. There has been a lot of discussion regarding why this restriction is in place and there are people that claimed that Intel has done this on purpose so people buy new motherboards. Here we have got an Intel Z170 motherboard that has been modded in order to support the Intel Core i3-8350K Coffee Lake CPU. Having that said this is an expensive motherboard, the MSI Z170A Xpower Titanium. Even though the OS boots when you turn on the PC, there are some issues. You do not get access to integrated graphics and neither does the second PCIe slot work. This could be a drivers issue though.Time will soon tell whether moving to the 300 series chipset actually benefits the Intel Coffee Lake CPUs or this is just an attempt for Intel to help partners sell more motherboards. ASUS ROG motherboard product manager Andrew Wu … [Read more...] about Intel Z170 Motherboard Modded To Support Intel Core i3-8350K Coffee Lake CPU
We previously learned that Intel could be releasing an unlocked version of the lower-end Intel Core i3-7350K and here are some benchmarks that prove that rumor to be true. Not only that but it seems that the Intel Core i3-7350K packs a punch as compared to previous generation CPUs of its category. In some cases, it was even able to outperform the i5-2500K, a dated CPU but with double the cores. Also check out: Intel Kaby Lake 7th Gen Boxes Pictured, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7Cinebench benchmarks show that the upcoming Intel Core i3-7350K is way better than the previous generation i3-6100 and that it scored more than the i5-2500K as well. This could be good news for lower-end gamers that are on a budget and cannot afford to look into getting an i5. As they CPU is unlocked there is room for overclocking as well and we have seen that the CPU can go up to 4.8Ghz easily.’Gears of War 4Talking about gaming, running Gears of War 4 with the Intel Core … [Read more...] about Intel Core i3-7350K Is A Big Upgrade Compared To Previous Generation
We recently reported that the upcoming i3 CPUs will feature 4 cores but no hyperthreading. While this could have been a huge upgrade as compared to previous 2 core CPUs it seems that the upcoming Intel Core i3-8300 will feature 4 cores and 8 threads instead.The upcoming Intel Core i3-8300 will be based on the Coffee Lake architecture and the 14nm process. Introducing additional cores and threads to the Intel Core i3-8300 is a response to AMD Ryzen 3 and it seems that Intel is taking things more seriously now.This is a leak so do take this information with a grain of salt as multiple reports have claimed that the Intel Core i3-8300 will feature 4 cores with no hyperthreading. If this is indeed true then the Intel Core i3-8300 will be the first i3 CPU to feature such specifications.Images of the leak have been included below but these can easily be fake. It seems that all we can do right now is wait for the official announcement from Intel in order to find out … [Read more...] about Intel Core i3-8300 With 4 Cores And 8 Threads Spotted, Could Be The First Quad Core i3 CPU
After years of iterative upgrades, things are starting to become interesting again in the CPU space on PC. We've already seen Ryzen 7's disruptive influence on Intel's enthusiast line and how Ryzen 5 strikes at Chipzilla's Core i5 gaming heartland. Things are changing and Intel is set to respond with the imminent launch of its new Coffee Lake line of processors. So what should we expect? Well, how does a full six-core processor for i5 money sound? Or how about today's i5 performance at i3 prices? That's what a series of convincing leaks over the last few weeks and months have promised - and more.It's a shake-up to Intel's mainstream CPU line that we've not seen since the arrival of its Sandy Bridge processors way back in 2011 with its almost legendary Core i5 2500K and i7 2600K, chips that still form the basis of many gaming PCs today. The company set the template for years of products to follow back then: its newest architectural innovations come to the mainstream market first, with … [Read more...] about Coffee Lake: the most exciting Intel CPU launch in years?
Kaby Lake does run hotter than Skylake and is more power hungry but it seems that there is a lot of overclocking headroom as many chips are able to hit 5 GHz with relative ease. At CES 2017 overclocking enthusiast were able to overclock the Intel Core i7-7700K to 7 GHz with liquid nitrogen cooling and the Core i3-7350K to 5 GHz with liquid cooling. Also check out: Intel Kaby Lake Gaming Performance, Do You Really Need to Upgrade?Enthusiast grade motherboards were used to push the Intel Core i7-7700K to 7 GHz. ASUS ROG Maximus IX APEX and the ASRock Z270 Taichi motherboards were used to make this possible. The Intel Core i7-7700K is the top of the line chip from the Kaby Lake lineup and it is the fastest as well. The features of the processor are as follows: Quad-core Hyper-threaded design 14nm+ process node 4.2 GHz base clock 4.5 GHz boost clock 8 MB of L3 cache 91W TDP $305 US This is at the top end of the spectrum however and I am sure … [Read more...] about Intel Core i7-7700K Reaches 7 GHz, Intel Core i3-7350K Reaches 5 GHz
AMD is set to release a potential rival CPU of Intel's high-end processors. The new line of Zen-based Summit Ridge CPUs will reportedly arrive early in 2017. The company has also confirmed that it will have limited shipment of the processors before this year ends. During the company's recent earnings call, CEO Lisa Su said that the company has been very focused on the server launch for the first half of 2017." A big volume of the AMD Summit Ridge processors should be ready by Q1 2017. The aforementioned limited shipment will be used by company partners for testing purposes. The consumer launch will begin early in 2017 and will cater to enthusiasts and high-end desktops. AMD is expected to make up for the loss in this field as consumers preferred to use Intel chips. AMD is expected to launch three variants of the Summit Ridge family of processors. While the company hasn't confirmed exact performance details of the CPUs, it is expected to rival the performance of Intel Core i7-6850K CPU. … [Read more...] about AMD’s Zen-Based Summit Ridge CPU Release Date, Specs, News & Update: January 2017 Release Confirmed! $499 Chipset Beats High-End $1000 Intel CPU
Intel's upcoming Core i3 processor specs and Geekbench scores have been leaked online before its official release. Single-core performance and multi-core testing reveal that Intel Core i3-7350K processor beats Core i5 series. Intel Update: Intel Core i3-7350K Specs and Geekbench Scores Leaked According to Digital Trends, upcoming seventh-generation Intel Core i3-7350K processor would be unique from other Core i3 range because it would be unlocked and overclock-ready. This is the first time that Intel Core i3 processor will have the K designation. Intel Core i3-7350K processor will be available in two cores and four threads. It will have Hyper-Threading support and a standard base clock speed of 4.2 GHz. Hot Hardware has added that Intel Core i3-7350K processor also features 4 GHz core clock, 4.2 GHz boost clock, 4 MB of cache and 91 W of TDP. Intel Update: Intel Core i3-7350K Beats Core i5 Series? Geekbench scores of Intel Core i3-7350K processor suggest that it beats … [Read more...] about Intel Latest News & Udpate: Intel Core i3-7350K Processor Specs & Geekbench Scores Leaked; Intel Core i3-7350K Beats Core i5 Series?
Yay, Intel have extended their overclockable K-series chips down into the cheaper i3 end of the market. The Kaby Lake Core i3 7350K is the first fully unlocked i3 chip, offering seriously high clockspeeds at the budget oriented end of the market. That’s gotta be a win for us gamers, right? Nope, even at a little less than $149 (£133) it arguably just makes things more confusing. Want to know what the top processor is right now? Check out our guide to the best CPUs for gaming. In creating a multiplier unlocked Core i3 it looked like Intel were taking a step back to the good ol’ days of being able to buy a low-end chip and clock the twangers off it to get it gaming like a more expensive CPU. Sadly it doesn’t look like that’s what’s happening with the Core i3 7350K, mostly because despite its Core i3 status it’s got a K-series price premium which bumps its head against the pricing of the more feature complete Core i5 silicon. Click on the … [Read more...] about Intel Core i3-7350K review: this is not the budget gaming chip we were looking for…
I’m jumping the gun just a little but a few of you have sent emails on precisely this subject and there’s a significant quantity of fairly solid info out there, so let’s talk about the shape of all things CPU and gaming. AMD’s Ryzen chips have very obviously been the big news thus far this year. But completing the picture for the next six months or so is what will shortly amount to the most significant update to Intel’s CPU line up from a gamer’s perspective in about five years. For once, it’s going to be unambiguously good news…In short, this is what’s happening in about a month’s time to Intel’s mainstream desktop CPUs. Currently, gaming-relevant Intel CPUs come broadly in three flavours. At the bottom you have dual-core, quad-thread chips (that’ll be the Core i3). Next up is quad-core with quad-thread processing (Core i5) and at the top quad-core and support for eight threads (Core i7). Yes, there are one or two … [Read more...] about Incoming: some excellent new gaming CPUs from Intel