Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Someone Decided To Shoot a Threadripper Processor With A Gun

No one really knows the origin of this photo that you see below, which was posted on Reddit over the weekend. It shows an AMD Threadripper system, which apparently was the victim of a gun shot. Interestingly enough it looks like the Threadripper chip somehow stopped the bullet.

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Der8auer Gets EPYC CPU Working on X399 Motherboard

Ok well technically it is not really working, but the system does boot up all the way to the BIOS and memory checks, but it does not go any further. Famous overclocker Der8auer went through a blind process to discover that there is a particular ID pin on EPYC CPUs that when covered allows the CPU to be booted up by a X399 motherboard.

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Design Flaw In Intel CPUs Found, Reduces Performance

A massive design flaw and security vulnerability has been found in Intel CPUs. This design flaw not only effects security, but performance as well. The affected processors require an update to the OS on both the Windows and Linux side. Once you apply this fix a performance drop of 5-30% can be observed.

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Intel Prepping Core i9-9700K With 8 Cores and 16 Threads

The new flagship could be the Intel Core i9-9700K. This processor could pack in 8 cores and 16 threads on the very small 10nm Cannon Lake CPU architecture. Now we should expect the Core i9-9700K to have moderate clock speeds, but where it really is going to shine is multi-tasking with its 8-cores and 16-threads compared to the i7-8700K's 6-core, 12-thread configuration.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor Review

Back when AMD launched their Ryzen 5 processors earlier this year it was the first time we saw a 6-core desktop processor in the mid-range mainstream line. At this time Intel was still on quad-core parts on their Core i7 and Core i5 SKUs. Of course just recently Intel launched their 8th Generation Core desktop processors, which do included both Core i5 and Core i7 6-core SKUs. So it seems the playing field has leveled a bit, with Intel basically being forced to add more cores to their desktop processors to catch up with AMD. So now as buying season is upon us we can give you a clear picture oh how all of the current processors stack up against each other as we just got a Ryzen 5 1600 in to review. This 6-core, 12-thread processor has a base clock of 3.2 GHz and boosts up to 3.6 GHz, it is fully unlocked as well. Let's get this chip on our test bench and see what it can do!

Intel Core i5-8400
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Intel Core i5-8400 Processor Review

Yesterday we took a look at Intel's flagship 8th Generation Core Desktop processor, the Core i7-8700K. While that processor sits at the top of the product stack, today we are checking out one of the new Core i5 chips. It is the Core i5-8400 which is the only other 8th Generation Core i5 chip besides the Core i5-8600K. For the first time we are also seeing a 6-core Core i5 chips, much like the new i7's. This means we are going to see a nice performance increase over the previous generation. The Core i5-8400 has six cores, six threads (since no HyperThreading), a base clock of 2.8 GHz and boosts up to 4.0 GHz. Unlike the K-series chips you have a lower TDP of only 65W. This chip also comes in at a very attractive price point of only $182. Let's take it for a spin and see how it does!

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