Intel Core i3-8130U: here are the specifications of the new notebook CPU

Intel Core i3-8130UAfter the first details emerged a few weeks ago, we now have the definitive technical specifications of the new Core i3-8130U, a low-power processor designed for notebooks and compact mid-range laptops.

According to information leaked on laptopmedia.com, the features of the Core i3-8310U are not very far from its predecessor Core i7-7310U; the new Intel chip maintains the dual-core approach with Hyper-Threading support (4 logical threads), integrated HD 620 graphics and an LL cache that passes from 3 to 4MB.

Intel Core i3-8130UThe chip’s maximum TDP remains 15W as with the Kaby Lake 7000 series, however with the Kaby Lake-R architecture Intel manages to push this chip at a turbo frequency of 3.4 GHz (i3-7310U stops at 2.7 GHz).

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Intel Core i9-7980XE Skylake-X Review: New X-series processors

Introduction

Today, Intel’s two most powerful models for this generation of HEDT processors were unveiled: they are the new 16-core Core i9-7960X and the 18-core Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition. These processors come from Intel’s Xeon lineup, but they are being turned into powerful processors for the desktop platform intended to compete and beat AMD’s powerful Threadripper processor introduced back in July.

New X-series processors

These two new processors are a plot twist for the technology that Intel has already introduced on its HEDT lineup with the Core i9-7900X and the Core i7 processors with LGA2066 sockets for the X299 chipsets. We get a higher processing power via more cores and a more demanding TDP (for the cooling system more than anything else) that exceeds the 140 W that Intel had set as a limit for desktop processors so far, now reaching 165 W.

Intel Core i9-7980XE Skylake-X

The competition had no problem in going over this limit, so Intel came up with these two new processors that have been preceded by 10-core and 12-core models, respectively, and we are still getting a 14-core model in a few weeks. All of these processors feature Hyper-Threading Technology, which allows a single physical processor core to behave like two logical processors. This translates into two threads per core, up to 36 threads with the Core i9-7980XE.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i7-6900K under Sniper Elite 4

We have here the first reliable performance test of an AMD Ryzen CPU, specifically the Ryzen 7 1800X, with 8 Zen cores and 16 threads at a Base/Turbo frequency of 3.60/4.00 GHz with a TDP of 95W and a price of 499 dollars, which was faced with the Intel Core i7-6900K, consisting of 8 Broadwell cores with 16 threads at Base/Turbo frequencies of 3.20/4.00 GHz with a TDP of 140W and a price close to 1021 dollars.

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To fight this duel, the game Sniper Elite 4 was used accompanied by a CrossFire configuration of two Radeon RX 480. For the test to reflect the most reliable performance possible, the character was positioned exactly at the same point on the map with the camera focusing on the same point, revealing how, with both PCs running the game at 4K resolution, the Ryzen 7 1800X is a 6.6% faster, while the average running game translates to be a 6.7% more powerful average, not bad having 45W less TDP and costing practically half.

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Intel will lay off 12,000 jobs in 2017

Even though Intel has a dominant position in the market for PC processors with its main competitor, AMD, in low hours, the widespread decline of sales suffered by the domestic PC has made them consider another strategy where more resources will be allocated to other divisions such as the IoT or data centers while making more efficient the division of PC processors

The first major injury of this change in strategy is the layoff of 12,000 workers that will have to leave Intel during the next year. These 12,000 workers account for an 11% of the blue giant’s workforce.

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Overclocking record of a Core i7-6700K is set at 7007.85 MHz

The new CPUs Skylake are easier to raise frequencies thanks to some changes introduced by Intel in the CPU architecture. It is what it takes to upload all Skylake CPUs and not just those that are specifically for overclocking. Therefore, now getting the best frequencies of a CPU depends very much on the motherboard.

Asus is proud that its Maximus VIII Gene and Maximus Extreme VIII have managed to break several world records for overclocking. That means that the new maximum frequency achieved is 7007.85 MHz. This figure was achieved thanks to cooling the CPU to -190 ° C. The previous record was around 6998.88 MHz.

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AMD launches its Radeon R7 DDR4 Ram modules for Intel CPUs

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has started to sell their first Radeon DDR4 memory modules. The new DIMMs are not compatible with existing AMD platforms, but they can work with Intel CPUs, as well as the upcoming AMD chips that will be released around 2016.

Radeon R7

The AMD Radeon R7 DDR4 memory modules are available in 8GB capacity kits in a dual-channel setting (2 x 4GB) qualified to operate at a frequency of 2133 MHz or 2400 MHz with CL15 latencies. It is unclear whether the modules feature the Intel XMP [Extreme Memory Profiles] technology, but definitely support AMD’s own memory profiles.

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Intel SSD 750, perfect for your enthusiast PC

The chip giant has extended the Intel SSD 750 series with a new 800 Gbytes storage capacity model that will delight a user who wants to mount or enhance its enthusiast PC or a professional who wants to add on its workstation.

The Intel SSD 750 Series is the first of its kind for PCs, as the manufacturer reserved it until now for the server segment. If an SSD is one of the star components of modern computing for its advantages over hard drives, then the models connected to PCIe are barely the icing on the cake.

Intel SSD 750

As this Intel series is sold in 2.5-inch form or as a card that can be placed on a PCIe Gen 3 x4 slot (just as you would with a dedicated graphic card), which uses the NVMe interface (Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller) with significant performance benefits compared to SATA bus.

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Intel Core i7-6700K can go up to 6.8 GHz with overclocking

Intel introduced their first Skylake processors coinciding with Gamescom 2015 and professional overclockers didn’t miss the chance to test out these developments. And there’s a new record for the platform: Core i7-6700K can achieve 6.8 GHz.

We already saw in the Skylake special how the first models in sale from the top range for desktop computers weren’t exactly a revolution in performance because the results were not too far from their Haswell equivalents and even when it came to graphics they were well below of the few desktop Broadwell that have hit the market and that include an integrated Iris Pro 6200 of higher level.

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