Intel Z370 motherboards do not support Kaby Lake CPUs
Published in Motherboards


Only for Coffee Lake CPUs

As some of the first Coffee Lake samples have reached reviewers it was just a matter of time before someone tried to run a Kaby Lake CPU with the new Z370 chipset based motherboard, and it does not work, at least not yet.

8th Generation core to launch August 21
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:03

8th Generation core to launch August 21


The sky will go dark and the moon shall eat the sun.

Intel has just announced an announcement. The company plans to show off its 8th Generation core on August 21 on Facebook live. But all this will be happening while the US is undergoing a total solar eclipse which is a portent of doom.

Kaby Lake CPU with AMD GPU spotted
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 15 June 2017 13:19

Kaby Lake CPU with AMD GPU spotted


Sounds about right

A few days ago, Videocards had an update on the engineering samples that got leaked. 

New 4K 21.5-inch iMac has removable RAM and Kaby Lake
Published in Notebooks


IFixit teardown reveals "flexibility" 

A new iFixit teardown has revealed that Apple's new 4K 21.5-inch iMac has both removable RAM and a Kaby Lake processor that's not soldered onto the logic board.

Apple refreshes MacBook lineup with Kaby Lake
Published in Notebooks


Higher clock and better GPU

At its WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC 2017), Apple announced plenty of both hardware and software updates, including the full refresh of its entire MacBook lineup.

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.