CPU

1st Gen Threadripper series get a price cut

The new generation of Threadripper CPUs have proven to be real performers, but aside from their higher core clocks and some other tweaks they are not so different from the first generation of threadripper CPUs. AMD has recently lowered the prices for Gen1 CPUs, making them a very very interesting option. 


Rumors of an AMD/MSI gaming bundle

AMD and MSI might be planning on releasing a gaming bundle called the 'Combat crate'. This box would include a motherboard, processor and graphics card. The rumor is based on two photos spotted by Videocardz. On the second photo, you can see the back of the box with a description of what's inside.


Apple planning to use own chips in Macs from 2020, moving away from intel

There's been a rumor over at Bloomberg about Apple willing to fabricate self-developed CPUs for their Mac computers. That'd mean that Apple will be moving away from Intel in terms of processors. Additionally they mentioned that it will not stop with processors as Apple wants the whole package to be working seamlessly together, so that also different devices like iPhones and iPads would be able to interact with Macs more naturally.


Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Will Be Made on a 7nm Process

Recently, Qualcomm announced their Snapdragon X24 LTE modem, the first LTE modem on a 7nm FinFET architecture. While the Snapdragon 845 is being made on the second gen 10nm FinFET, rumors claimed that the 7nm FinFET node would be used for the Snapdragon 855.


Intel Core i9 7980X Launching September 25th

Intel released the last unknown specifications for the new Core X processor series with 14 up to 18 Cores. All skylake-X processors will require a LGA2066 X299 based motherboard. Starting from the 10 core model (7900X), these processors offer 44 PCIe 3.0-lanes and allow quad channel DDR4-2666MHz memory.


Beta-Testing Phase BHBench V5

Now that the closed Alpha Testing Phase has ended and we fixed the known bugs and compatibility with new CPU architectures. We launched the beta version of the new BlackHoleTec CPU Benchmark software. Three years ago, ComputerForum.com was the testing base of our own benchmarking software. Without much knowledge of microprocessors, programming or hardware in general I was able to create a so called 'CPU Benchmark'.


Intel prepares for Kaby Lake-G Processors

Intel has been working on a new class of processors based on the 14nm manufacturing process. While they're still part of the current 7th generation family, they'll be called the Kaby Lake G series and will have a revolutionary design sheme in comparison to Intel's usually processor design.

 


Intel Core i7 7700K and more about Kaby Lake

After IDF there have been alot of stories going around about Intel's Kaby Lake based processors. Intel presents their new line of SKUs as the 3d generation CPUs fabricated on 14nm  using LGA1151 as socket. Like always, there's 2 unlocked K series processors in their line-up. 


AMD - Road To ZEN First Information

AMD lay low on the high-performance CPU market for a full 2 years now. In these two years, they've been working on a entirely new CPU architecture from the ground up. The new high-performance x86 core design supports a Simultaneous Multithreading architecture or SMT for high throughput...


Cryorig H5 Ultimate - Review

The newest generation of processors, the Intel Skylake series. Was designed with power consumption in mind. But older processors are much less power efficient, and therefore generate more heat. That’s why aftermarket coolers have become a big thing. Companies such as Bequiet!, Corsair and many more are designing and manufacturing coolers by the dozens each year. But the cooler we will be looking at today is the Cryorig H5 Ultimate.


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