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?
Dual-core Coffee Lake-S CPUs and mainstream 300 series motherboards will be coming out in January 2018 according to a new roadmap. The mainstream motherboards are the H310, H370, B360. There will also be enthusiast Z390 motherboards coming out by the end of 2018. The Dual-core Coffee Lake-S CPUs will have a TDP of 65W and 35W and will feature support for USB 3.1, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0. According to reports, there will also be business motherboards namely Q360, Q370. As of right now, the only motherboards that you can buy are the Z370 motherboards and these are pretty expensive if you do not want to buy an unlocked CPU. If you want to pair a 6 core CPU with a mainstream $80 motherboard then you will have to wait till next year. It is not possible for 2017. This is a bit of a bummer but Intel is trying to sell the K SKU before the rest and this is not something that we are seeing for the first time. The same happened with the launch of Sky Lake CPUs. See the leaked roadmap … [Read more...] about Dual-core Coffee Lake-S And Mainstream 300 Series Motherboards Coming Q1 2018 According To Roadmap
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
Asus seem to be losing ground to their motherboard rivals, Intel at the moment, but they've sniped back at Intel's imposed restrictions on CPU overclocking. If you have any Asus 8-series mobo for the Haswell/4th Gen Core you can now upgrade the BIOS to allow full access to the overclocking features of Intel's K-series processors.These features were previously only accessible via the top-end Z87 chipset, but this was more of a marketing differentiation than a physical restriction. The unlocked CPU multipliers of the K-series Haswell CPUs - the i7-4770K and i5-4670K - can now be tweaked with abandon on all Asus' H87 and B85-based boards as well as the Z87 mobos.Gigabyte have taken a huge amount of the Haswell motherboard market share - at least if you look at the boards PC builders out there are using - Asus have had to do something to differentiate theirs and offer a little more to their customers. The benefit of this is that you can now pair your expensive K-series CPU with a cheapo … [Read more...] about Asus unlocks overclocking on lower-end Haswell motherboards
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
For gamers with deep pockets and are looking for a quality gaming PC, this could be the answer. HP will showcase its Omen X cube PC at PAX Australia in Melbourne this weekend. Here, participants can witness all its high-end kit that HP takes pride. According to Gizomodo, HP's Omen X sports a bunch of different graphic options up to two full-fat GTX 1080p in SLI which is partnered satisfactorily with K-SKU overclockable Intel Core i7 CPU. Its four hot-swappable 3.5-inch drive bays champion the SSDs and capacious HDDs faster, and the Omen X also comes with a motherboard-mounted M.2 SSD. The feature that stands out in HP's Omen X is something that everyone is unable to see though. A little tool kit that's kept away behind one of the front panels of the chassis; it's the one that you might be familiar with because of its Voodoo PC logo. Voodoo is famous for manufacturing high-end graphics cards like the Banshee. The HP Omen X costs from $4499 to $7,000 which will go on sale in a selection … [Read more...] about ‘HP’ News and Updates: Omen X Cube Gaming PC Will Be Showcased at PAX Australia
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