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
Intel cpu i3
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
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
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?