At its Technology and Manufacturing Day Intel showed a slide of a new server processor with 28 cores! We expect this is a die shot of a Skylake-SP processor in the Xeon Platinum range. Xeon Platinum Series processors will have 22 to 28 core models and will be part of the 8000 series.
So we’ve seen reports on AMD’s 16-core, 32-thread and 12-core, 24-thread high-end desktop (HEDT) processors. While these processors will be used in conjunction with AMD’s upcoming X399 chipset, the CPUs will be called ThreadRipper according to the latest reports.
FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme 5.90 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; the immediate availability of AIDA64 Engineer 5.90 software, a professional diagnostic and benchmarking solution for corporate IT technicians and engineers; the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business 5.90 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Network Audit 5.90 software, a dedicated network audit toolset to collect and manage corporate network inventories.
We’ve been talking a lot about AMD’s upcoming HEDT Ryzen processors and it looks like they are already out in the wild. While we mentioned a 16-core, 32-thread chip it looks like there will be a 12-core, 24-thread chip too, as it has popped up in SiSoftware’s Sandra online results.
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce the addition of the Z270X-DESIGNARE to GIGABYTE’s 200 Series Family. The DESIGNARE motherboard, as the name implies, is geared towards the creative minds of content creators.
I have been a fan of Cooler Master’s MasterCase series of cases since I first reviewed the MasterCase 5. MasterCase was sort of a reinvention of the CoolerMaster brand, they really went back to basics and built a case that catered to builders and enthusiasts. Since then all of the MasterCase cases were designed with similar elements that made building in them easy and trouble free. Today we have the latest addition to the MasterCase series, the MasterCase Pro 6. With the MasterCase Pro 6 Cooler Master is going for a subtle and sleek look. This look is achieved with the new discreet air vent design, which allows you to “pop-up” the top and front panels to allow for airflow in and out of the case. Being a builders case you have room inside for the latest hardware, plenty of cooling options including 3 included cooling fans, and a modular internal design. Let’s see what the MasterCase 6 is all about!
HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, today announced it is now expanding the HyperX FURY DDR4 memory product line with several new colors options – red and white – with frequencies up to 2666 MHz to support the demand of our gaming community. HyperX is the first company to offer plug and play memory to gamers and continues to develop industry leading gaming gear.
Chinese graphics card manufacturer Colorful has revealed more details on their upcoming iGame GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. The card features a new cooler design called the “Shark Bionics”. It features three 92mm fans and LEDs all around the shroud to give it the glow effect that you see in the photos below.
Intel’s next generation HEDT platform will be the the 7th generation Core i7 “Kaby Lake-X” family. The platform will be based off of the new LGA2066 socket and will make use of a new motherboard chipset, the Intel X299 express. This platform will succeeds the current Core “Broadwell-E” family processors which make use of the Intel X99 chipset.
I have been covering the tech scene for a long time, over 10 years now. I cannot remember a time where there was so much hype for a product like we saw for AMD’s Ryzen CPUs. Let’s face it, for quite a while now AMD was not able to compete with Intel when it came to desktop processors. This inability to compete, especially in the enthusiast market, prompted AMD to completely redesign a new processor. This is not something that could just happen overnight, Ryzen has actually been in development for 4 years. AMD had a goal in mind, which was to bring AMD back into the minds of enthusiasts and system builders. I would say for the past 5+ years if you asked my advice on building a new PC I would have suggested an Intel processor. Can Ryzen change my opinion on that? Well today we get our first look at Ryzen, starting with the Ryzen 7 1700 processor. This is the 8-core, 16-thread processor which runs at 3.0 GHz and boosts up to 3.7 GHz with a TDP of only 65W. You get all of this for a very nice price of $329.99. Let’s get this chip in a system and see what it can do!