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.

Intel CPU with AMD iGPU coming this year
Published in Processors
Monday, 06 February 2017 15:59

Intel CPU with AMD iGPU coming this year


Kaby Lake paired up with AMD GPU

It appears that rumors regarding an Intel CPU with AMD integrated GPU are now heating up and that we might just see such CPU this year.

Apple admits it stuffed up the MacBook Pro
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 12:00

Apple admits it stuffed up the MacBook Pro


Will release a proper one later in the year

The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple usually requires an order from the Supreme Court to admit that it has done anything wrong, but apparently has realised it stuffed up the MacBook Pro.

Gigabyte unveils Aorus v7 gaming notebooks at CES
Published in Notebooks


Kaby Lake, 144Hz and UHD displays, relatively lightweight


Gigabyte is a well-known PC company that has dofne a remarkable job in delivering top-tier components in its motherboard and notebook product designs over the last three decades for enthusiast overclockers and more recently a range of casual to serious gamers.

MSI unveils Z270 motherboard lineup at CES
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:14

MSI unveils Z270 motherboard lineup at CES


Supporting up to DDR4 4000MHz, Intel Optane SSDs


During a trip over the weekend to MSI’s product suite at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, we were able to check out the company’s Z270 desktop motherboard product line for overclockers, gamers, military users, and professionals alike.