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Intel is coming off a brutal quarter in which it posted one of its biggest losses ever for a three-month period, but it wasn't all a big slice of ham and pineapple pizza (or put another way, it wasn't all a big slice of awful). During its earnings presentation, Intel confirmed that its next-generation Meteor Lake CPU... Read more...
If you know what you're doing and are willing to put in the time and research, overclocking is still a great way to squeeze out some added horsepower for essentially a free performance boost. You also have to be a bit lucky in playing the silicon lottery. To that end, an exhaustive roundup of Intel's 13th Gen Core... Read more...
Back in September, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced Raptor Lake, the company’s 13th generation of Core processors, and teased a chip coming to stores in early 2023 that would be able to hit 6GHz right out of the box. Well, it's now 2023, and Intel launched the world’s first 6GHz CPU this morning. Bearing the name Core i9-13900KS, this speed Read more...
We're all infatuated with AMD's relatively newfound penchant for stacking 3D V-cache onto its processors to deliver better gaming performance, and are absolutely smitten with the company's decision to pack heaps of cache on no less than three Ryzen 7000 series SKUs this time around. Even better, AMD seemingly... Read more...
Intel has been teasing the launch of a desktop processor capable of running at up to 6GHz right out of the box for at least the past four months, and that chip is now official. As expected, it carries the Core i9-13900KS branding. The 'Special Edition' SKU supplants the Core i9-13900K (non-S) as the flagship consumer... Read more...
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series (65W) - $229 (7600), $329 (7700), $429 (7900) AMD's latest Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series processors have reduced 65w power envelopes, but performance remains excellent across single and multi-threaded workloads.   Excellent ST Performance Rich Feature Set Big Gains Gen Over... Read more...
It's only a matter of time before Intel fleshes out is lineup of 13th Gen Core processors based on Raptor Lake. There's a still a mobile onslaught coming, and on the desktop it's expected Intel will soon unveil its first non-K CPUs within the Raptor Lake range. As we wait, some impressive benchmark results of those... Read more...
Given unlimited funds, most of us would choose to build a top-flight PC with a flagship AMD Ryzen 9 7950X or Intel Core i9-13900K processor. That's well and good if you can afford to go that route. If not, though, there are some compelling bang-for-buck options from both AMD and Intel. Out of curiosity, we looked up... Read more...
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series - Starting At: $250 (7600X), Ryzen 9 7950X - $699 AMD's Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series processors are a major upgrade over the previous generation and the updated platform offers a host of benefits.   Excellent ST Performance Rich Feature Set Big Gains Gen Over Gen Available Upgrade... Read more...
Call it an early wave of Black Friday discounts or a price correction in light of the competition, but whatever the case, every Ryzen 7000 series desktop CPU is significantly cheaper than they were at launch. Discounts range from 14 percent on up to 28 percent, the biggest of which applies to AMD's flagship Zen 4... Read more...
Technically, we still have a few weeks to go before Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be here, but the bargains are arriving extra early this year. We highlighted some of them earlier this week—there are banging deals to be had on gaming laptops, desktops, 4K TVs, and more—but what's really caught our attention is... Read more...
Following the launch of its Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors for consumers, AMD will soon unveil its first EPYC server chips based on the same underlying Zen 4 architecture. How soon? Less than three weeks from now—AMD announced it will livestream its next-generation EPYC server CPU launch on November 10... Read more...
Records are meant to be broken and ASUS is all too happy to play its part with its ROG Maximus Z790 Apex motherboard for Intel's Raptor Lake CPUs. The latest record-setting achievement set on the ROG Maximus Z790 Apex is an 8.8GHz clock speed, obtained from Intel's flagship Core i9-13900K processor—the highest-ever... Read more...
Intel Core i9-13900K - $589, Intel Core i5-13600K - $289 More cores, more cache, higher frequencies, and a refined design and manufacturing process boost the performance of Intel's 13th Gen Core processors significantly.   Excellent Performance Single Thread Leadership More Cores And Cache Same Socket As 12th Gen... Read more...
At the Innovation 2022 event currently underway in San Jose, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger revealed a number of details regarding the upcoming 13th Gen Core processor line-up, codenamed Raptor Lake. If you’re a regular HotHardware reader, you’ve likely seen a myriad of Raptor Lake-related rumors and leaks over... Read more...
For a long time, Intel's branding has been the same: Xeon for servers and workstations, Core for performance desktops and laptops, and then Pentiums and Celerons filling out the low-end. Apparently we're at the end of an era, because Intel has decided to kill the Pentium and Celeron branding, at least for its laptop... Read more...
A flurry of benchmark results have recently been unearthed, purportedly from PC systems featuring retail versions of AMD’s yet-to-be-released Ryzen 7 7700X processors. We have both CPU-Z and Geekbench 5 sysinfo reveals, and test results, for the yet to be launched ‘Raphael’ chip. In the tests, the Zen 4 architecture... Read more...
A new leak has surfaced ahead of AMD's scheduled announcement of its upcoming Zen 4 architecture on Monday, August 29, 2022. The latest leak suggests that the Ryzen 9 7950X CPU could have a boost speed of up to 5.85GHz. The Ryzen 9 7950X, with a purported retail price of around $885, has been expected to arrive... Read more...
AMD has been tearing it up in the desktop market with its Ryzen 5000 series processors since their release, but news on the Threadripper front has been comparatively quiet. Threadripper and Threadripper Pro 3000 series processors launched all the way back in 2020, and up until a few months ago the company hadn’t been talking much about... Read more...
For those of you who are waiting for Intel to launch its 13th Gen Core processors based on Raptor Lake, you may get your wish in about 11 weeks. The chip maker announced that this year's two-day Intel Innovation event will take place September 27-28, 2022 in San Jose, California, with client computing on the docket of... Read more...
MSI is the latest motherboard maker to start rolling out BIOS updates to support Intel's next-gen Raptor Lake CPUs on existing 600-series hardware. All told, there are now over 100 motherboard models from at least three manufacturers that already support Intel's 13th Gen Core processors ahead of their official launch... Read more...
What can be viewed as another sign that Intel's 13th Gen Core processors based on Raptor Lake are not too far around the bend, ASUS has announced BIOS updates for nearly two dozen of its 600-series models to support the next-gen CPUs. They're all based on Intel's Z690 chipset, though we imagine other 600-series models... Read more...
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