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Posts tagged “Intel Skylake”

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Intel Core CPUs: Everything we know about Intel’s 8th and 9th Gen Coffee Lake Refresh processors

Intel's Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs have been the staple processors of PC gaming for absolutely yonks - and they don't show any signs of going away, either. Right now, we're on the 8th and 9th generation of Intel Core CPUs, which are collectively known under the umbrella term of 'Coffee Lake'. It's been a while since I've updated this guide, so…

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Hands-On With Intel’s New Kaby Lake CPU

Behold. Intel has a new PC processor. Does it game, will it blend, is it AMD's Ryzen CPU you really want and what the hell happened to 'Tick Tock'? For answers to at least some of these questions, including the shattering news that the arrival of Kaby Lake means the era of 'Tick Tock' is over, summarily usurped by 'Process, Architecture, Optimisation' (or if leaked…

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Is Intel’s Skylake Finally A New CPU To Get Excited About?

Hello, good evening and give it up for an all-new Intel CPU. By chip industry standards, it's been a long time coming. But with a nonchalant shrug of its 14nm FinFETs, Intel's new Skylake chip has crashed the desktop PC party. Dare we hope for genuine progress? Or is the new Core i7-6700K yet another samey CPU from Intel? I also have an early take…

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Hard Choices: How To Choose The Right CPU

Apparently, some of you don't dedicate every waking hour to keeping up with PCI Express lane counts, silicon production nodes and CPU socket redundancy. I know, some people, eh? But with that in mind, plus the tendency for product-driven reportage to get a bit jargon heavy, not to mention some significant recent CPU-related developments from Intel of late, now feels like a good moment to…

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Week in Tech: AMD’s New 285 GPU, NVMe SSDs And Stuff

Oh, you silly GPUs. Remember the days when by your names should we know ye? No longer. Increasingly, both AMD and Nvidia appear to be engaged in a game of one-upmanship when it comes to baffling branding. Enter, therefore, the new AMD Radeon R9 285. The nomenclature suggests it should sit above the existing R9 280, but in fact it's cheaper, less complex and most…

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