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Deal of the day: hundreds in savings on a Core i7-8700K-and-mobo combo
— 4:48 PM on March 8, 2018

Whatever component might be holding up your next PC build, it doesn't have to be a quality motherboard or CPU if you can act...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Asus' Prime J4005I-C motherboard swims in Gemini Lake
— 1:15 PM on March 7, 2018

An old proverb asserts that a squeaky wheel gets the grease. Asus' latest Prime J4005I-C mini-ITX motherboard comes with passive cooling devoid of any...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Rumor: benchmarks of upcoming Ryzen 7 CPU surface
— 3:30 PM on March 6, 2018

We've got some more juicy gossip from South Korea for you today, gerbils. Hardware news and benchmark comparison site Hardware Battle posted some benchmarks...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Dell puts Ryzen APUs inside Inspiron 17 5000-series notebooks
— 10:38 AM on March 5, 2018

Dell wasn't a part of the Acer-HP-Lenovo triumvirate of manufacturing partners on board for the first round of Ryzen APU laptops. The Texas-based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

Friday deals: a Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 for $200 and more
— 12:38 PM on March 2, 2018

Hullo, gerbils. You'll be happy (I think) to know that the massive cold, snow, and ice that's hitting most of Europe hasn't made its way...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Memory Mobile computing

Report: First benchmarks of Intel's Hades Canyon NUC surface
— 10:58 AM on March 2, 2018

Gerbils, I'm sure I don't have to remind you about Kaby Lake-G. The marriage of Intel's "Lake" architecture with a recent Radeon seems fit...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

MediaTek Helio P60 SoC offers AI acceleration for all
— 4:34 PM on March 1, 2018

In the mobile SoC world you mostly hear about Samsung's Exynos, Qualcomm's Snapdragon, and Apple's A-series SoCs. Those companies aren't the only ones making miniature...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Microsoft distributes Intel microcode updates to stymie Spectre
— 3:00 PM on March 1, 2018

One of the more concerning details in the ongoing story of Spectre-related system patches has been how users would get said updates. Per Intel's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel re-issues Haswell and Broadwell Spectre fixes
— 4:11 PM on February 28, 2018

Remember those Intel Spectre-busting patches that caused spontaneous reboots in Haswell and Broadwell systems? They should be fixed now, at least judging by the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Rumor: Mobile Coffee Lake chip benches pop up in Geekbench database
— 2:07 PM on February 28, 2018

We've been salivating for Intel's Coffee Lake silicon to appear in laptops ever since we tested the desktop Core i7-8700K in early October. Benchmarks...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Wednesday deals: a Fractal Design Define R5 for $70 and more
— 12:11 PM on February 28, 2018

Greetings, gerbildom at large. Europe's being hit by some really odd weather variations, but I'm pretty okay in my little corner with only some rain...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Memory

Snapdragon 700-series SoCs slot in between midrange and flagship
— 10:01 AM on February 27, 2018

Today at the Mobile World Congress 2018, Qualcomm announced a forthcoming series of Snapdragon SoCs. Perhaps obviously, the new Snapdragon 700 series chips are...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Qualcomm's simulations of 5G networks show ludicrous speed gains
— 12:00 PM on February 26, 2018

Samsung's unveiling of its latest flagship Galaxy S9 Android smartphone is probabaly the big story of this year's Mobile World Congress in Barecelona. Qualcomm,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet

Friday deals: a combo deal with a Core i7-8700K and more
— 2:30 PM on February 23, 2018

Howdy there, folks! If you're on the hunt for a tablet, phone, convertible, or laptop, you positively have to check out our latest mobile...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Displays Memory

AMD embeds Zen with Epyc 3000 CPUs and Ryzen V1000 SoCs
— 9:16 AM on February 21, 2018

AMD is bringing the power of Zen and Vega to embedded markets this morning. The Epyc Embedded 3000 processor family is targeted at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel touts stable Spectre microcode for Skylake and newer CPUs
— 5:53 PM on February 20, 2018

Intel announced new progress on its efforts to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability today. The company says it has finished "production microcode updates" for its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Rumor: E-tailers leak US pricing for new Coffee Lake CPUs
— 3:30 PM on February 20, 2018

We've heard rumblings for a while that Intel's initial wave of mostly-upper-tier Coffee Lake CPUs wasn't going to be the only round of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel faces 32 lawsuits over Spectre and Meltdown
— 3:03 PM on February 16, 2018

The world and its dog are now familiar with the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that affect multiple types of processors but foremost those from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous