Microsoft has recently acquired Havok Physics from Intel. It is the industry’s most popular in-game physics API. Microsoft plans to add the Havok IP to its existing platform and tools including DirectX 12, Visual Studio, and Azure.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about our review of the NZXT S340 Razer Edition Case, Intel’s upcoming 28-core, 56-thread Xeon processors, the Unreal Tournament pre-alpha and more!
Intel is getting closer to releasing their Skylake Purley-powered Xeon processors. Some of these new processors will feature 28 CPU cores, and with Hyper-Threading that means you will have 56 threads of CPU power!
We haven’t heard that much about Intel’s HEDT (high end desktop) processors in a while. A new report from BenchLife suggest that Intel will be launching their flagship Broadwell-E HEDT processors in Q1 of 2016. The Broadwell-E platform is comprised of X99-based motherboards and 6-8 core processors.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about our review of the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Special Edition Case, the worst PC setups from August, the expansion Intel’s Skylake desktop processor line, and much more!
Intel has expanded its 6th generation Core “Slylake” processor lineup, adding seven new desktop processors. All of these processors are built on the LGA1151 package and work on motherboards that are running the company’s 100-series chipset. Intel has added the i7-6700, i5-6600, i5-6500, i5-6400, i3-6320, i3-6300, and the i3-6100. The Core i7 and i5 models are quad-core, while the Core i3 models are dual core.
Intel’s flagship Skylake processors (Core i7-6700K & Core i5-6600K) processors were launched earlier this month at Gamescom. When they were released Intel actually did not show us or anyone the actual die layout of the chip. Now that IDF is happening Intel has released these documents giving us more information about the “Slyake-D” silicon. On main difference between this and “Haswell-D” is that it is much smaller.
Intel’s latest Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K processors do not come bundled with a cooler. This is very typical as they are enthusiasts parts and most enthusiast will opt to use a third-party cooling solution for better performance. Not that long ago Akiba PC Hotline published details and photos of Intel’s stock cooler designed for the LGA1151 socket. The Intel Thermal Solution TS15A is quite large and more than twice the size of the LGA1150 retail cooler.
Intel has just launched their enthusiast desktop Skylake processor, but they are not done with Skylake. The upcoming Skylake-U low-power processors are made for ultra-portable notebooks, tablets, convertibles, and fan-less desktops. These dual-core chips will extend through five brand extensions – Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron.
PC Watch went ahead and got under the hood of a Core i7-6700K processor, commonly known as de-lidding. What they found was an unexpectedly small silicon, which is actually shorter in proportion to its width than previous dies found on Intel Haswell-D and Ivy Bridge-D and even Intel’s i7-5775C Broadwell processor, which has the same 14 nm process.
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