Review Roundup: Good performance, lousy availability and new chipset
Intel's 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs are now finally "available" and with plenty of reviews around, we get to see what Intel's move to a six-core mainstream lineup has to bring to the table, offering good performance but suffering from lousy availability, a need for a completely new motherboard and the choice to still use TIM.
Attractive Ryzen powered laptops
AMD hasn’t been the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to laptops for a long time but it looks like this is about to change very soon. Lisa Su, AMD's charismatic CEO, confirmed that Mobile Ryzen will be shipping for the holiday season. You can expect to see some announcements rather soon.
Kaby Lake CPU and Pascal GPU
Razer said it has updated its Blade and Blade Stealth notebooks with some new and shiny hardware, including Intel's latest Kaby Lake CPUs and Nvidia Pascal-based GPUs, all in time to show them off at the PAX show this weekend.
Along with USB 3.1 generation 2 support and improved GPU
The dark satanic rumour mill has suggested that Skylake's successor, Kaby Lake, with its 14nm goodness might be responsible for the death of the Core m5/m7 name.
Boffins at MIT have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a new chip design which fixes some of the problems of parallel processing.
Ready for the next Skylake refresh
Intel has just published a Product Change Notification which appears to indicate that there will be new Celeron, Pentium and Core i3 processors during the next Skylake refresh.
Integrated graphics have nearly caught up
Chipzilla claims that casual or mainstream gamers no longer need a discrete graphics card, because integrated graphics have nearly caught up.
With an optional Razer Core external graphics box
At the CES 2016 show in rainy Las Vegas, Razer has announced its newest addition to the Blade notebook series, a 12.5-inch ultrabook packed in an aluminum chassis which gets additional GPU power from an optional external graphics box, called the Razer Core.
Bye-bye VLIW5 and VLIW4 architectures
AMD has said that that video cards based on the company’s architectures have been moved to legacy status.