Intel security is compromised big time
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 06:55

Intel security is compromised big time


Vulnerability level similar to Heartbleed (OpenSSL) in 2014

Intel has just patched a security vulnerability that affects all of its desktop and notebook platforms from Nehalem in 2008 to Kaby Lake in 2017, with a higher degree of vulnerability for users on Intel vPro systems.

Motherboard shipments may drop over 10 percent this year
Published in Motherboards


But AMD-Intel price war may save vendors from supply chain issues


With the global decline in PC shipments finally showing signs of slowing, motherboard vendors are expecting to see a correlated slowing of overall volume in 2017, with some estimates hovering near 10 percent from last year.

Patch for Win 7 dinosaurs who want modern chips
Published in Processors


Windows 7 shall still rule the earth

Software King of the World, Microsoft has made it clear that it does not want users of Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Bristol Ridge CPUs using Windows 7.

Windows 10 feature extends battery life
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:56

Windows 10 feature extends battery life


Per-app CPU throttling now available for beta testers

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a new operating system wide power savings feature for Windows 10 that claims to reduce notebook battery consumption by around 11 percent on devices equipped with Skylake and Kaby Lake processors.

Microsoft blocks Ryzen and Kaby Lake users from updates on Windows 7 and 8.1
Published in Processors


Upgrade or die


Software king of the world Microsoft is locking down system updates for those using AMD’s Ryzen and Intel’s Kaby Lake processors on Windows 7 and 8.1.

ASUS to show off ZenFlip UX370 2-in-1 convertible at MWC
Published in Notebooks


Thinner and lighter chassis, more 7th-gen processor options


During the usual variety of product launches at Mobile World Congress next week, ASUS is preparing to release a successor to the ZenBook Flip UX360, a 2-in-1 convertible that was announced in July and re-launched in September featuring a 360-degree hinge and the choice of 6th-gen Core M processors or a 7th-gen Core i5 processor.

Intel ponders AMD's Ryzen challenge
Published in Processors
Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:31

Intel ponders AMD's Ryzen challenge


10nm Cannon lake and price drops are the answer

AMD had a big day with its Ryzen launch which is the most important for AMD for years. Many didn’t believe it would even happen, but AMD has a product that competes with Intel’s fastest chips. Now, one might wonder what Intel is planning to counter it and we have a few ideas. 

Intel spills the beans on Optane requirements
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:48

Intel spills the beans on Optane requirements


Will need at least a seventh-generation Kaby Lake processor

If you were hoping to get your paws on Chipzilla’s delayed Optane non-volatile memory devices you might need to also invest in a Kaby Lake system.

Razer Blade notebook gets a couple of updates
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 09:42

Razer Blade notebook gets a couple of updates


Kaby Lake CPU, 4K touchscreen and 1TB SSD options

Razer has announced its updated Blade notebook that will now get a quad-core Kaby Lake CPU with DDR4-2400 memory support, a 4K touchscreen and up to 1TB of SSD storage as an option.

Intel's response to Ryzen is Kaby Lake-X
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 08:55

Intel's response to Ryzen is Kaby Lake-X


The Core i7-7740K and Core i5-7640K

There have been quite a few rumors floating around that Intel is hard at work in preparing a response to AMD's upcoming Zen-based Ryzen CPUs and it appears that these will not be Kaby Lake-S CPUs but rather the new Kaby Lake-X CPUs, the Core i7-7740K and the Core i5-7640K.