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Broadwell-E puts 10 cores on tap: Intel launches the Core i7-6950X

Broadwell-E puts 10 cores on tap: Intel launches the Core i7-6950X The top-end Broadwell-E is a 10-core CPU with 25MB of L3 cache (2.58x more for a 10-core CPU than an eight-core chip.

Report claims Apple will release an updated 5K Thunderbolt display with its own high-end GPU

Report claims Apple will release an updated 5K Thunderbolt display with its own high-end GPU According to 9to5 Mac’s sources, stock of the current Thunderbolt display is drying up.One of the problems with shipping an independent 5K display is that it’s difficult to ensure that the majority of customers who might buy such a display can actually use it with their current hardware.

Apple kills Thunderbolt Display, marking first time company isn’t selling a monitor in 35 years

Earlier this summer, we reported on speculation that Apple would soon retire its ancient 1440p Thunderbolt Display, only to replace it with a 4K or 5K panel.That would mean the company isn’t selling its own monitor (LCD or CRT) for the first time since the early 1980s, before the first Mac even came out.

Report: Apple planning major MacBook Pro refresh with AMD Polaris GPUs, Touch ID, and OLED function keys

Report: Apple planning major MacBook Pro refresh with AMD Polaris GPUs, Touch ID, and OLED function keys A new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple will refresh its entire MacBook Pro line this fall, with a new design and a number of new features.Some systems will reportedly offer GPUs based on AMD’s Polaris architecture, while the lower-cost models will use Intel’s integrated graphics.

Apple's new dongle-happy MacBook Pros not fully compatible with Thunderbolt 3 peripherals

Apple's new dongle-happy MacBook Pros not fully compatible with Thunderbolt 3 peripherals Now, news has surfaced that Apple’s newest MacBook Pro hardware may not be compatible with Thunderbolt 3 peripherals already on the market.After all, Thunderbolt 3 is Thunderbolt 3… right?

This multi-port accessory adds back everything Apple removed from the latest MacBook Pro

This multi-port accessory adds back everything Apple removed from the latest MacBook Pro Enter the HyperDrive — an all-in-one Kickstarter project that hopes to replicate all of the ports that are missing on the current MacBook Pro in a single product.The HyperDrive includes support for HDMI output (1080p and [email protected]), Thunderbolt 3 pass-through, USB-C, SD and microSD cards, and 2x USB 3.

LG's Apple-approved 5K monitor goes bananas if placed near a router

LG's Apple-approved 5K monitor goes bananas if placed near a router Last year, when Apple canceled its own Thunderbolt-equipped monitor line, it offered LG’s UltraFine 5K as a successor.The UltraFine 5K appears to be a fine monitor, as far as it goes, but it suffers from one critical problem — it dies if you put it near a router.

Apple suspends 5K LG panel sales following hardware problems, will ship new displays in 5-6 weeks

Apple suspends 5K LG panel sales following hardware problems, will ship new displays in 5-6 weeks When news broke earlier this winter about a router disruption flaw in LG’s 5K UltraFine panels, Apple initially appeared to take no real notice of the problem.Now, however, the company is responding — by pulling all sales of existing 5K UltraFine stock and putting customers on notice that new hardware won’t ship for another 5-6 weeks.

Thunderbolt Goes Royalty-Free as Intel Repositions It to Boost Adoption, Sales

Thunderbolt Goes Royalty-Free as Intel Repositions It to Boost Adoption, Sales Now, Intel is going one step further : It’s making the Thunderbolt 3 standard royalty-free in a bid to attract attention for the standard and improve uptake from manufacturers.First, Intel is going to bake Thunderbolt 3 support into its future CPUs, likely as part of the on-die I/O capabilities.

Apple's Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS

Apple's Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS But it is working to offer better GPU performance overall to its customers, and hopping on the VR bandwagon as well.Metal 2 has also been credited with adding support for external graphics arrays, which appear to be based on AMD’s XConnect technology and run via Thunderbolt 3.

HP Omen Accelerator Adds External GPU, SSD, and More for Laptop Gaming

HP Omen Accelerator Adds External GPU, SSD, and More for Laptop Gaming For the past few years, companies like Alienware and Razer have worked to push the idea of external GPU boxes as upgrades for PC laptops.We’re finally seeing more OEMs opting for this approach, and HP’s new Omen Accelerator extends it from graphics into other performance areas as well.

Best Laptops for Video Editing

Best Laptops for Video Editing Digital video editing has long been associated with massive machines packed with the most expensive components on the market, and with good reason.Adobe’s Premiere Pro CC will work on both Windows and OS X, but Apple’s video editing products are only available for OS X.

Data-junkies saddle up, USB transfer speeds are doubling

Data-junkies saddle up, USB  transfer speeds are doubling The new USB 3.The USB 3.