People have been stuck with Z370 motherboards for some time now, which are of no use if you own an Intel Coffee Lake CPU with a locked multiplier but now we are getting word of the new wave of mainstream Intel Coffee Lake CPUs, the Core i3-8300 and Core i5-8500. According to new listings, these CPUs will be coming out on February 14th and if that is indeed the case then the mainstream B360/H370 and H310 motherboards will be coming out to accompany them as well. Having that said, you should take this information with a grain of salt as this release date has not been confirmed by Intel. Mainstream Intel Coffee Lake CPUs Coming February 14 The upcoming Mainstream Intel Coffee Lake CPUs will costs between 51 to 264 USD depending on the SKU that you opt for and you will be glad to know that even the Pentium G5000 series CPUs will not feature 4 core and 4 threads. These chips will come with 4MB of cache and the clock speeds will vary from 3.7 GHz to 3.9 GHz. Celeron G4920 and G4900 will be … [Read more...] about Intel Coffee Lake Core i3-8300 And Core i5-8500 Coming February 14?
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Intel Coffee Lake is the first generation of mainstream CPUs that feature 6 cores. It is also the first time that the i3 CPUs have 4 cores instead of two. While the pricing of these CPUs has been increased across the board it is interesting to note that these CPUs do not work with 200 series motherboards even though the socket type is the same. The official word from Intel is that some motherboard changes were needed to be made in order to provide proper power delivery, especially for the 6 core CPUs. Also, the memory bandwidth for the CPUs has been increased to 2666 MHz. All this required a new chipset, at least that is what Intel would have you think.Other sources also claim that Intel is blocking compatibility with Kaby Lake chips through the BIOS. It is also important to note that people that are looking to buy Intel Cofee Lake CPUs will be limited to Z370 motherboards until next year as the mid-range and entry-level motherboards will not be available before 2018. Rumors suggest … [Read more...] about Intel Coffee Lake Users Forced To Buy Z370 Motherboards?
You might have thought that when Asus debuted its water-cooled GX700 laptop last year that it would be a one-and-done design, but you'd be wrong. Asus is at it again, this time with the ROG GX800, a similar looking system that's even bigger and more powerful.Instead of a 17-inch panel, Asus supersized the ROG GX800 with an 18.4-inch display. It still boasts a 4K (3840x2160) resolution, as anything less could be deemed silly on such a sensible system (just a bit of slight sarcasm there), along with 100 percent coverage of the RGB color space. Oh, and it supports G-Sync, too.Underneath the massive hood is an Intel Core i7-6820HK processor that's begging to be overclocked and not one, but two GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI. Yeah, it's like that.This is a no-compromise laptop. Well, except for the obvious—portability. It's big (458x338x454mm) and heavy (5.7kg) all on its own, but add the Hydro Overclocking System, which tacks on another 4.7kg, and you're looking at staying stationary … [Read more...] about Asus ROG GX800 laptop trades mobility for liquid-cooled GTX 1080 SLI
Intel supporting socketed CPUs for "foreseeable future"Suck it, Internet rumors; Intel finally broke silence this morning telling Maximum PC that it would be offering socketed CPUs for the “foreseeable future.”The statement should help calm the nerves of panicky enthusiasts who have been reading weeks of rumor stories saying the desktop PC would die along with interchangeable socketed-CPUs.“Intel remains committed to the growing desktop enthusiast and channel markets, and will continue to offer socketed parts in the LGA package for the foreseeable future for our customers and the Enthusiast DIY market,” Intel spokesman Daniel Snyder told Maximum PC. “However, Intel cannot comment on specific long-term product roadmap plans at this time, but will disclose more details later per our normal communication process.”The statement by Intel is rare considering the company doesn’t like to comment on unreleased product let alone unreleased products … [Read more...] about Intel Says Company Committed to Sockets
According to a screenshot posted on a Chinese forum (if those alarm bells aren’t clanging like a frickin’ church wedding already, there’s something wrong with you) Intel are going to be releasing a 4GHz Core i3 CPU in the 8th Gen range which comes with four HyperThreaded cores spitting out eight threads. Want the best in current-gen processing? Check out our guide to the best CPUs for gaming. There isn’t enough salt in Utah to deal with this new Intel Coffee Lake rumour, but I kinda still feel it’s worth sharing for the sheer ‘WTF?’ nature of it. I mean, realistically, if this is true, and Intel decide to let a Core i3 commit fratricide on the touted six-core Coffee Lake Core i5, then Chipzilla will have truly lost the plot. With eight threads running at 4GHz that would almost put it on par with a current-gen i7 from the Kaby Lake range. And that, in turn, would put it above the non-HyperThreaded six-core Coffee Lake CPU, which is supposedly … [Read more...] about Don’t believe the hype, Intel can’t release an eight-threaded Ryzen 3 rival