Celeron and Pentium Silver CPUs

A few months ago, when Intel added the "Gold" suffix to its Kaby Lake Pentium processors there were rumors that the company would add the "Silver" suffix to Pentium parts as well. Today the company has announced few new processors.


Intel 300 series

During the recent GALAX GOC 2017 Gaming event in China, some of the industry's biggest players and Chinese reseller partners were there. As well as the event sponsor, both NVIDIA and Intel explained the upcoming market trends and plans. A new report from MyDrivers suggests upcoming Intel plans.


With microcode updated

Intel released its Coffee Lake lineup earlier this year, causing dissatisfaction among customers since Coffee Lake requires a new chipset and motherboard. According to baidu, a modder has successfully booted a Core i3-8350K on an old Z170 motherboard.



In few months already?

In order to reply to AMD's new Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs, Intel is planning to increase the core count on their next-generation desktop platform. According to the latest rumors, Intel might add a eight core CPU regarding their 9th generation of mainstream desktop CPUs.


For laptops

A long list of mobile processors has surfaced online, the list include Coffee Lake-H and Coffee Lake-S processors intended for laptops. According to the list, Intel is going to release an unlockable Core i9 processors with six core and twelve threads for laptop.



First security update

A few days ago, Intel announced a complete review of its ME firmware and created some fixes for that, as well as for the Intel Server Platform Services (SPS) and Intel Trusted Execution Engine (TXE). At the moment there is a tool (available for Windows and Linux) from Intel that detects vulnerabilities on your PC. However for Elevation of Privilege fixes you will have to wait the service of your motherboard maker or laptop OEM.


Based in Chengdu, China

Since their launch, Coffee Lake desktop CPUs have been somewhat limited in availability. In order to fix the supply issues, Intel notified its customers that they will soon begin receiving parts assembled in China. To keep up with this strong demand, the company is adding a new assembly-and-test site in Chengdu, China.


Available for early 2018

Over the last couple of months, there have been whispers regarding an additional Intel chipset and new CPU coming after Coffee Lake and Z370. Today the first Z390 motherboard seems to have made an appearance online. According to the latest rumors, Intel Z390 chipset should be compatible with 8-core processors.



At IM Flash foundry

Intel is expanding its production of 3D XPoint products, the company has announced that the expansion of its IM (Intel Micron) Flash foundry in Lehi (Utah) is complete. 3D XPoint is a high-speed, low-latency and non-volatile memory created together with Micron.



Intel CPU sitting right next to AMD GPU

We’ve read numerous rumors on this subject in the past but lately Intel finally confirmed that multi-chip modules with Coffee Lake CPUs and AMD Vega GPUs are going to happen. Meanwhile the first pictures of these implementations have surfaced on the Twitter account of tech website Bits’ n Chips.



Bye bye i7-6950X

Two months after the launch of Skylake-X, Intel retires their Broadwell-E processors. The almost two years old Core i7-6800K, Core i7-6850K, Core i7-6900K and Core i7-6950X are now discontinued. The retirement of this generation chips doesn't really come as a surprise, since Intel never sold three generations of chips in parallel.



Senior VR of the Core and Visual Computing Group

Intel has confirmed that former Radeon Technologies Group head Raja Koduri will join the company as a chief architect and senior vice president of its Core and Visual Computing Group. According to Intel, Koduri will boost Intel's leadership in integrated graphics processors with high-end discrete graphics solutions.



Added XR support as well

The Windows 10 Fall Creators update introduced several new features. With the launch of Fall Creators update, Intel was a little in late with graphics driver however the company has released now a new version. With the 15.60 graphics drivers, Intel adds HDR and XR support.


With Core H-series processors

In December 2016, we have heard rumors about AMD licensing their Radeon integrated graphics chips to Intel for further use in their processors. During the past months, both Intel and AMD haven't released any further information and now, it looks like the rumours were true all along. Intel has announced its new Core H-series processors, featuring Intel's CPU cores as well as a semi-custom GPU from AMD.



Core i7 is still missing

A few days ago Intel has unveiled their Coffee Lake CPUs but can you actually buy a Coffee Lake CPU? The short answer is yes although you can't buy all the different SKUs yet. Intel's new processors are available in almost all the e-tail stores around the globe, as long as you don't want the flagship Core i7-8700K. In that case, you have to wait few weeks or even months.


Getting a Coffee Lake CPU might be tricky

Intel is expected to launch its 8th generation of CPUs in just a couple of days, but early adopters might have to wait more than just few days. It's not the first time that Intel is facing supply issues at launch and according to Sweclockers we might have to wait until mid-December until these chips are widely available.



First neuromorphic processor

Intel is announcing it’s first so called neuromorphic processor. The chip is still in the testing phase and it's been designed for help solving specific problems in physics and biology. According to Intel, Loihi should be highly energy efficient chip. In fact, the chip is supposed to be up to 1000 times more efficient than a general purpose computer chip.



Chinese website PCOnline found a toy

Following the leak of yesterday from expreview.com about the Core i7-8700K, PCOnline has jumped the gun testing the upcoming Intel Core i5-8600K processor on an Intel Z370 series motherboard. Since there aren't more details on the test setup, we don't know what kind of memory has been used.



10 days before NDA ends

Since we’re getting closer to the launch of the Intel’s Coffee Lake processors more and more leaks are making it through. Meanwhile expreview.com has jumped the gun testing an upcoming Intel Core i7-8700K processor on an Intel Z370 series motherboard with 4 x 8GB of DDR4-2400 memory in place.


Eleven models from Gigabyte

With the launch of Coffee Lake, Intel will finally bring their first six-cores and twelve-threads processors to the mainstream market. Since the new series of CPUs require a new chipset, motherboard vendors will release several "new" models. The motherboards are quite similar to the previous generation based on the Z270 chipset, overall the differences are more about design and LEDs.
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