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Intel Core i7-8700K Review: A 6-Core Chip That Punches Far Above Its Weight

Today, Intel is unveiling its new Coffee Lake line of desktop CPU cores and its first mainstream desktop response to AMD’s Ryzen architecture since that platform launched in March. That’s not to say we haven’t seen some significant shifts in Intel’s desktop parts–in fact, even before today’s launch, we’ve seen more price drops and feature improvements from Intel in 2017 than at any point since at least 2011. As we’ve previously discussed, the Core i7-8700K isn’t a new CPU architecture. It’s still based on the same Kaby Lake processors that…

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Ryzen for the Rest of Us: AMD’s New Ryzen 3 Takes On Intel Core i3

It’s been a little less than five months since AMD launched its first Ryzen 7 products, and the company is finally ready to introduce its Ryzen 3 family of CPUs. While Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 may have captured more headlines, Ryzen 3’s lower price points are targeted at the mass market of gamers that want a decent CPU with solid performance, but who don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on it. Let’s take a look at what AMD is launching, and how it compares with Intel’s…

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John McAfee settles Intel legal action over name

John McAfee, known for the anti-virus software bearing his surname, has settled legal action with technology giant Intel over the commercial use of his name. The chip-maker had warned Mr McAfee against renaming his current company – MGT Capital Investments – as “John McAfee Global Technologies”. Intel argued this amounted to trademark infringement. It bought Mr McAfee’s former company, McAfee Associates, in 2010. The legal action has now been settled, and Mr McAfee has agreed not to use the phrases “McAfee Privacy Phone” or “John McAfee Global Technologies” in relation…

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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. Intel’s 15.45.14.4590 driver is the first release to add full Vulkan API support (previous releases were all various flavors of beta). In keeping with Intel’s previous remarks on OS support, the latest driver will only support Windows 10 on Kaby Lake, but sixth-generation GPUs are supported in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. That alone points to the artificiality of the restriction — as far as their graphics pipelines are concerned, Kaby Lake and Skylake…

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CES 2017: Intel reveals credit card-sized modular computer

Intel has revealed a computer that is roughly the size of a credit card. The Compute Card can operate as a PC or act as the brains of other electronics. The US tech firm gave BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly an exclusive first look before its official launch. Follow all our CES coverage at bbc.co.uk/ces2017 Click will broadcast a CES-themed special this weekend. This article passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.Recommended…

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