Microsoft will be launching Windows 10 on July 29, which is just a little over a week from now. It looks like Intel will be launching their flagship Skylake processors soon after. The initial launch is said to be happening at The Intel Extreme Masters Cologne on August 7th, where Intel will unveil the flagship Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K processors.
We first reported on AMD’s Project Quantum last week and as I pointed out the unit that they were showing at the event was in fact powered by an Intel CPU. This was sort of odd since AMD makes their own CPUs and is a direct competitor with Intel. Well AMD issues a statement this week to clarify that they will offer both AMD and Intel processor options with Project Quantum.
Intel is expected to debut its 6th Generation Core “Skylake” desktop processors at Gamescom 2015, which will take place August 5th – 9th in Cologne, Germany. Skylake will bring along with it the true successors to Haswell desktop parts by way of the Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K.
Intel Corporation today announced it has augmented its 5th generation Intel Core processor family. The company unveiled 10 desktop and mobile processors that boast new levels of performance, including Intel Iris Pro graphics on an Intel desktop processor in the LGA form factor for the first time. The flagship desktop processor, Intel Core i7-5775-C, delivers up to 35 percent better media performance and over 2x better graphics performance than the previous 4th gen 65-watt Intel Core i7-4790S with Intel HD graphics 4600 desktop processor.
Intel’s 6th Generation NUC will be here in Q3 (i3 model) and Q4 (i5 model) and the specifications of the new unit have been revealed. The Intel NUC will still keep the mini-HDMI and mini-DisplayPort connections, but a new SDXC card slot has been added. The new versions of the NUC will be paired with dual-channel DDR4 memory up to 32GB and will have up to four USB 3.0 ports.
A list has appeared online of ASUS’s upcoming series 100 motherboards. These motherboards are aimed at Intel’s upcoming Skylake processors that are set to be released later this year. According to this list ASUS will be releasing 21 motherboards based on the Z170, H170 and H110 chipsets.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about some new information on the upcoming Intel Skylake processors, the expected launch date of AMD’s R9 300 series, the 7 new Windows 10 versions & more!
It has been reported that Intel will officially launch their Broadwell desktop processors on June 2nd 2015. These include the Core i7-5775C and Core i5-5675C. The June 2nd launch date makes the launch just in time for Computex 2015, which kicks off that day.
The first Intel Broadwell Core i7-5775C has been spotted and aggressively overclocked as well. Remember the Broadwell desktop chips have a very low TDP of only 65W, which made many of us think that they had quite a lot of overclocking potential, which it turns out to be very true.
The latest Intel PC Client Platform roadmap has been leaked, which shows the next several generations of processors from the company. Interesting that this roadmap goes from 2013 all the way through 2016. It shows us how Intel plans to launch the HEDT Skylake-E processors, the Skylake Refresh and Cannonlake, which will be based of a 10nm process design.