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Intel rolls out the rest of the Kaby Lake CPU family

Intel rolls out the rest of the Kaby Lake CPU family The initial Kaby Lake mobile refresh was limited to a handful of SKUs; with this launch Intel is bringing out a larger number of cores intended for every price point.The slideshow below steps through each of Intel’s SKUs in some detail, but we’ll give you the 10,000-foot overview.

With Kaby Lake, Intel finally brings Hyper-Threading to its Pentium-branded processors

With Kaby Lake, Intel finally brings Hyper-Threading to its Pentium-branded processors Last week, we reviewed Intel’s Core i7-7700K and discussed the details on the Kaby Lake refresh cycle, including Intel’s new Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.The CPU giant announced multiple new Pentium-class CPUs based on Kaby Lake, including the first Pentium SKUs to feature Hyper-Threading since Intel retired the Pentium 4.

The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline

The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline Total PC sales in 2011, for comparison, were 365 million units, or 1.“The broad PC market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growth.

Analyst: Apple will offer Kaby Lake MacBook Pros with 32GB RAM this year, but battery life could take a hit

Analyst: Apple will offer Kaby Lake MacBook Pros with 32GB RAM this year, but battery life could take a hit Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI Securities is predicting that Apple will refresh the MacBook Pro this year, with both Kaby Lake processors and a substantial RAM upgrade.At present, all Kaby Lake chips are listed as supporting some combination of DDR4, LPDDR3, and DDR3L, with no mention of LPDDR4.

The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor

The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor Last month, Intel launched its 7th generation refresh of the Core processor family, codenamed Kaby Lake.The Pentium G4560 is in the middle of this new family of Pentiums — its clock speed of 3.

Intel may be prepping new Core i5, i7 processors to attack AMD Ryzen

Intel may be prepping new Core i5, i7 processors to attack AMD Ryzen Canard PC isn’t sure whether this chip would have Hyper-Threading or not.For more information you can check our guide to choosing between a Core i5 and Core i7 for both mobile and desktop processors.

Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs

Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs After months in beta, Intel has announced official Vulkan support for Skylake and Kaby Lake GPUs.4590 driver is the first release to add full Vulkan API support (previous releases were all various flavors of beta).

Rumor: AMD may be planning a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen titan to challenge Intel's Broadwell-E, Skylake-X

Rumor: AMD may be planning a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen titan to challenge Intel's Broadwell-E, Skylake-X Now, there’s a rumor making the rounds that Ryzen 18 may not be the end of AMD’s desktop ambitions.net: Public knowledge by now but AMD has a new HEDT platform coming out in a couple of months.

New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1

New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1 Ars Technica reports that as of now, Microsoft detects Ryzen or Kaby Lake CPUs running Windows 7 or Windows 8.0 in Windows 7, or to build NVMe drivers for that operating system), MS is short-circuiting support altogether.

Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected

Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected Meanwhile, Intel will reportedly launch its Coffee Lake refresh in August of this year rather than waiting until January 2018.The current 6xxx HEDT chips are built on Broadwell and support the older X99 chipset, which first debuted in 2014.

Take That, Intel: AMD Unveils 16-core Ryzen 'Threadripper' Enthusiast CPU

Take That, Intel: AMD Unveils 16-core Ryzen 'Threadripper' Enthusiast CPU The Ryzen 5 1600X is a six-core / 12-thread CPU at $250, compared with over $400 for its Intel counterpart, and the eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 1800X ($500) compares well with Intel’s Core i7-6900K at $1,100.Now, AMD is prepping a new, workstation-class CPU to take Intel on at the top of its market.

How L1 and L2 CPU Caches Work, and Why They're an Essential Part of Modern Chips

How L1 and L2 CPU Caches Work, and Why They're an Essential Part of Modern Chips This is where the L2 cache comes into play — while it’s slower, it’s also much larger.This chart shows the relationship between an L1 cache with a constant hit rate, but a larger L2 cache.

Intel Announces New Core X-Series, Including 18-Core i9 CPU

Intel Announces New Core X-Series, Including 18-Core i9 CPU At Computex in Taipei, Intel has unveiled the updated Core X-Series with a flagship Core i9 CPU and the company’s first teraflop desktop CPUs.The top-of-the-line Core i9 has an incredible 18 physical cores with Hyper-Threading for a total of 36 threads.

Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It's Not Intel's Best Gaming CPU

Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It's Not Intel's Best Gaming CPU We’re still working on our review, but the overall performance level of the new CPUs looks fairly solid.There’s one important thing to keep in mind, however: High core count CPUs, generally speaking, are not the best gaming chips you can buy.

Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs

Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs Now, a major Hyper-Threading flaw has been discovered that can destabilize Intel CPUs based on both Kaby Lake and Skylake — not something Intel needed on the heels of AMD’s new CPUs.The Debian page notes: “You want your system vendor to provide a BIOS/UEFI update that fixes “Intel processor errata KBL095, KBW095 or the similar one for my Kaby Lake processor”.

AMD Epyc Faces Off With Intel Skylake-SP Xeon in Massive Server Battle

AMD Epyc Faces Off With Intel Skylake-SP Xeon in Massive Server Battle Last month, AMD launched its new server architecture, codenamed Epyc, in single-chip configurations of up to 32 cores.Second, the performance scenarios and relative rankings of Epyc versus Xeon are themselves highly dependent on the tests in question.

Intel May Respond to AMD Ryzen With Six-Core i5, i7 CPUs

Intel May Respond to AMD Ryzen With Six-Core i5, i7 CPUs Now there are rumors that Intel will respond to AMD’s moves in the consumer space as well, possibly with new Core i7 and i5 offerings that add six-core CPUs to Intel’s desktop lines.But when running at stock speed, you can already buy an eight-core Intel CPU for $600.

AMD Announces New Threadripper Core, Reveals Launch Date

AMD Announces New Threadripper Core, Reveals Launch Date The newly-announced 1900X is an eight-core/16-thread processor identical to Ryzen 7, but on Threadripper’s platform.Like Intel, AMD is offering a chip identical to its already-launched products as a less-expensive way to step into the Threadripper ecosystem.

Intel Announces 18-Core i9 CPU Specs Ahead of AMD Theadripper Launch

Intel Announces 18-Core i9 CPU Specs Ahead of AMD Theadripper Launch The 12-core Intel Core i9-7920X will be available starting on August 28, while the Core i9-7940X, 7960X, and 7980XE will all go on sale September 25.Pricing, frequencies, and core counts are shown below: All of these new chips are based on the same Skylake-X refresh with a diminished amount of L3, but significantly more L2 per CPU core.

AMD Replaces Ryzen CPUs for Users Affected By Rare Linux Bug

AMD Replaces Ryzen CPUs for Users Affected By Rare Linux Bug In early June, Ryzen users running Linux began reporting segmentation faults when running multiple concurrent compilation workloads using multiple different versions of GCC.While some users thought the issue was confined to a RAM, motherboard, or BIOS-related issue, Phoronix’s testing proves otherwise.