Another Core i5

It's not a secret that Intel is expanding its 8th generation Core "Coffee Lake" desktop processor lineup during Q1 2018. Furthermore the company will release more motherboard chipsets like B360 Express and H310 Express. One of these upcmoning CPUs is the Core i5-8500 six-core processor, positioned right above the current Core i5-8400.


In total three new SSDs

A few days ago Intel has shown early images of upcoming SSDs and now, Intel's next generation consumer NVMe products are online. The two new M.2 product series fall under 760p, 700p and 660p branding. While two of them come with TLC memory, the third one sports 4-bit per cell (QLC) flash.



The best of Intel and AMD into a single chip

Last year, Intel and AMD made its rumored collaboration official, with Intel announcing that the upcoming Core-G series processors would be paired with graphics from AMD. Although things have been keep quiet, Intel has now listed the specs for its Core-G series with RX Vega M graphics.



AMD CPUs are not affected

This week the world has discovered a design flaw in Intel's CPUs that is causing a major security bug. According to the latest informations, OS makers have to change the kernels in order to fix this bug. The bug is present in Intel CPUs produced over the last decade and a microcode update will not fix it. First of all, Microsoft, Apple and Linux Distros have to fix it themselves, which will lead to a negative impact on performance.


Featuring RX Vega IGP

Last year, Intel and AMD made its rumored collaboration official, with Intel announcing that the upcoming Core-H series processors would be paired with graphics from AMD. Although things have been keep quiet, Intel has now listed the specs for its Core i7-8809G processor based on RX Vega IGP.


Built on 14nm FinFET manufacturing process

Intel has announced the first FPGA with integrated HBM2. According to Intel, the upcoming Stratix 10 MX is said to offer up to 10 times the memory bandwidth when compared to a DDR memory solutions. Stratix 10 MX is built on 14nm FinFET manufacturing process.



Coffee Lake CPUs for notebooks?

Although the acclaimed launch date will be somewhen during the upcoming weeks news leaks related to Coffee Lake-H are starting to make it through. This time Tieba found yet another leak in the CPU-Z database. The Core i7-8720HQ could be the first six core mobile chip from Intel.



Celeron and Pentium Silver CPUs

A few months ago, when Intel added the "Gold" suffix to its Kaby Lake Pentium processors there were rumors that the company would add the "Silver" suffix to Pentium parts as well. Today the company has announced few new processors.


Intel 300 series

During the recent GALAX GOC 2017 Gaming event in China, some of the industry's biggest players and Chinese reseller partners were there. As well as the event sponsor, both NVIDIA and Intel explained the upcoming market trends and plans. A new report from MyDrivers suggests upcoming Intel plans.


With microcode updated

Intel released its Coffee Lake lineup earlier this year, causing dissatisfaction among customers since Coffee Lake requires a new chipset and motherboard. According to baidu, a modder has successfully booted a Core i3-8350K on an old Z170 motherboard.



In few months already?

In order to reply to AMD's new Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs, Intel is planning to increase the core count on their next-generation desktop platform. According to the latest rumors, Intel might add a eight core CPU regarding their 9th generation of mainstream desktop CPUs.


For laptops

A long list of mobile processors has surfaced online, the list include Coffee Lake-H and Coffee Lake-S processors intended for laptops. According to the list, Intel is going to release an unlockable Core i9 processors with six core and twelve threads for laptop.



First security update

A few days ago, Intel announced a complete review of its ME firmware and created some fixes for that, as well as for the Intel Server Platform Services (SPS) and Intel Trusted Execution Engine (TXE). At the moment there is a tool (available for Windows and Linux) from Intel that detects vulnerabilities on your PC. However for Elevation of Privilege fixes you will have to wait the service of your motherboard maker or laptop OEM.


Based in Chengdu, China

Since their launch, Coffee Lake desktop CPUs have been somewhat limited in availability. In order to fix the supply issues, Intel notified its customers that they will soon begin receiving parts assembled in China. To keep up with this strong demand, the company is adding a new assembly-and-test site in Chengdu, China.


Available for early 2018

Over the last couple of months, there have been whispers regarding an additional Intel chipset and new CPU coming after Coffee Lake and Z370. Today the first Z390 motherboard seems to have made an appearance online. According to the latest rumors, Intel Z390 chipset should be compatible with 8-core processors.



At IM Flash foundry

Intel is expanding its production of 3D XPoint products, the company has announced that the expansion of its IM (Intel Micron) Flash foundry in Lehi (Utah) is complete. 3D XPoint is a high-speed, low-latency and non-volatile memory created together with Micron.



Intel CPU sitting right next to AMD GPU

We’ve read numerous rumors on this subject in the past but lately Intel finally confirmed that multi-chip modules with Coffee Lake CPUs and AMD Vega GPUs are going to happen. Meanwhile the first pictures of these implementations have surfaced on the Twitter account of tech website Bits’ n Chips.



Bye bye i7-6950X

Two months after the launch of Skylake-X, Intel retires their Broadwell-E processors. The almost two years old Core i7-6800K, Core i7-6850K, Core i7-6900K and Core i7-6950X are now discontinued. The retirement of this generation chips doesn't really come as a surprise, since Intel never sold three generations of chips in parallel.



Senior VR of the Core and Visual Computing Group

Intel has confirmed that former Radeon Technologies Group head Raja Koduri will join the company as a chief architect and senior vice president of its Core and Visual Computing Group. According to Intel, Koduri will boost Intel's leadership in integrated graphics processors with high-end discrete graphics solutions.



Added XR support as well

The Windows 10 Fall Creators update introduced several new features. With the launch of Fall Creators update, Intel was a little in late with graphics driver however the company has released now a new version. With the 15.60 graphics drivers, Intel adds HDR and XR support.
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