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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

Cintiq Pro Pen Display 24 and Pro Engine make colorful canvases
— 1:04 PM on February 27, 2018

Wacom is expanding its Cintiq Pro lineup of pen displays with the Cintiq Pro Pen Display 24, a 24" pen-sensitive screen with a resolution...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Displays Workstations

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

Recent PCs have little to fear from Intel's Spectre microcode updates
— 7:30 AM on February 27, 2018

Intel recently released stable microcode updates to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability on Skylake and newer CPUs. We ran back-to-back tests with and without the patch...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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

Rumor: Intel Ice Lake chip emerges in Sandra with Gen11 graphics
— 12:15 PM on February 16, 2018

Since it's totally unmoderated, the SiSoft Sandra benchmark results database is kind of a mess to navigate. Even still, TR tipster SH SOTN spotted...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Airtop2 workstation passively cools Xeons and Quadros
— 10:46 AM on February 16, 2018

Most folks doing the kind of work that calls for Intel Xeon processors and Nvidia Quadro cards perform their duties in controlled, air-conditioned environments.

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

Corsair One gaming PC gets a Coffee Lake upgrade
— 4:30 PM on February 15, 2018

Back when I reviewed the Corsair One, I annoyed my friends and colleagues thoroughly by going on at length about just how cool the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

Revisiting the value proposition of AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G
— 3:23 PM on February 15, 2018

The mornings before tight deadlines in the world of PC hardware reviews often follow a week or less of nonstop testing, retesting, and more testing....

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

Thursday deals: an Xbox One X with three games for $499 and more
— 1:45 PM on February 15, 2018

Howdy, folks! Valentine's Day is over, and we hope that all of you enjoyed either the company of your significant others, or at least spent...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Displays Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles

Radeon Pro 18.Q1 drivers bring newfound speed in multiple apps
— 10:30 AM on February 15, 2018

Gamers are used to getting updated graphics card drivers from AMD and Nvidia just about every week, but the unique needs of professional users mean...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Servers Workstations

Official Intel docs say all Skylake-X CPUs are equally AVX-512 capable
— 2:59 PM on February 14, 2018

Update 2/14/18 4:45 PM: Intel confirmed to me via email that its specifications regarding these chips are accurate. The original article continues below. Despite initial...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs