A leak has revealed which would be, in theory, the main specifications of the upcoming Core i7 6700K and Core i5 6600K, both based on the Skylake architecture and manufactured in 14nm process.
According to the leaked information, the Core i7 6700K will maintain the approach that Intel follows in its platforms for general consumption, so we would be before a real quad cores and eight threads processor, running at 4 GHz-4.2 GHz, in normal and turbo modes, respectively.
We are perfectly aware that technology is moving at a fast pace, and computers are the best example of how much a single device can drastically change in a matter of years, or even months.
The new generation of Intel processors, the 5th one to be more specific, is already on the lead within the latest PC arrivals on Amazon. We are going to tell you what novelties they come with and how the technology behind this new PCs running i3, i5 and i7 processors has evolved.
A microprocessor or processor is like the “brain” of a PC or computing device. It is responsible of running programs and arithmetic and logic instructions. With each new generation, their size is reduced, the number of transistors increases, their power consumption is reduced and their extra capabilities are increased (graphics, new allowed instructions).
There is a market in the PC world that includes all those accessories and components whose function is more focused on the final design of the device rather than its functionality. For many years now there is an important “modders” movement, that look for an original touch or something striking on their devices. In the beginning, people were on their own and had to create the pieces and modifications the traditional way, although, nowadays a lot of companies release special edition of the components and even accessories specially created to give a special look to your computer.
That is the case of the new EVGA creation, the EVGA PRO SLI BRIDGE V2. A SLI connector made of aluminum with a LED illuminated logo and a striking design. Four versions are to come. One for two cards located in adjacent PCIe slots, another one with a wider gap between slots, a bridge for 3 SLI graphics and another one for 4 graphics.
Dell announced last night the availability of the XPS 13s “Developers Edition” version. A fantastic ultraportable with Ubuntu preinstalled by default and the possibility to install any other GNU/Linux distro such as Fedora or Debian.
The new Dell XPS13 Ubuntu replaces the original model developed on the “Sputnik Project”. A special version designed for developers.
Samsung expands its storage solutions based on solid state with two new models in M.2 and mSATA formats under the SSD 850 EVO series. This is the best in the SSD market with the new generation of 3D V-NAND memories.
The new SSD 850 EVO is offered in the new M.2 and mSATA formats. Just like the classic 2.5-inch drives, they connect to the SATA interface but with significant improvements in terms of weight, space and energy consumption, which are perfect for laptops, Ultrabooks or convertibles that have this type of connectors.
After announcing an interesting Fatal1ty 970 Performance, we now have another motherboard for socket AM3+, the ASRock 970M Pro3, based on the same AMD 970 + SB950 chipset, but it comes at a Micro-ATX format, as the socket is backed by 4 + 1 VRM power phases giving access to CPUs with a TDP of up to 125W, which means to use all AMD FX CPUs except for the 9000 series due to its high consumption.
It is powered by a 24-pin ATX connector, an 8-pin EPS that offers a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot, one PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4), one PCIe 2.0 x1, PC, four DIM slots of DDR3-2400 MHz (OC), six SATA III 6.0 Gbps ports, an HD 7.1 channel audio with ELNA (Realtek ALC892) capacitors, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, four USB 3.0 ports (2x head) and an UEFI BIOS.
Intel Corporation, in collaboration with Micron Technology, announced today the availability of its new 3D NAND Flash memory, the highest density flash memory in the world, which will allow bringing SSDs in M.2 format with capacities of up to 3.5 Terabytes and up to 10 TB for SSD in 2.5" format.
This is possible thanks to vertical cell stacking, with 32 layers ("stories") that allow to reach 256 Gb per cell by using MLC or 384 Gb with TLC memory, with the maximum capacity at 3.5 TB for SSDs in M.2 format or 10 TB in the 2.5" format.
This is undoubtedly a breakthrough, since access to solid state drives of larger capacity will help reduce both the price of higher capacity models as well as the models of smaller capacity. Will this be the end of mechanical hard drives?
We already know the line of All in One MSI computers for the gamer world, which are hard drives with embedded screen that integrate high-performance components, in order to have a compact device capable of running the latest games.
To this family it has been added three new models with new features, the MSI AG270 3K, MSI MSI 24GE IPS and the MSI 24GE 4K. All of them make use of Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors and the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M and GTX 970M graphics cards.
HP is updating its range of notebooks to the Intel Broadwell platform, including the Pavilion x360 that provide access to their attractive line of convertible touchscreens at a moderate price.
The line is based on their signature x360 design that can offer the best of the mobile and tablet world in one product through a hinge system that can rotate the screen 360 degrees, offering different modes of uses, desktop, presentations or tablet.
The series includes models with screen 11, 13 and up to diagonal 15 inches. Among the models listed in the HP Store (coming in stock), we see a x360 Pavilion with a 13.3-inch screen, Core i3-5010U, HD 5500 graphics, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive for 599 euros. A superior alternative offers 8 Gbytes of RAM and a Core i5-5200U processor 699 euros.
If you want this type of design but on a big screen, the HP Envy x360 offers a 15.6-inch screen with Core i7-5500U processor, 8GB of RAM and a hard disk with 1 Tbyte at a reference price of 899 euros.
We also hope that the HP Pavilion 11 x360 will arrive to US soon. A similar model but focused on mobility and autonomy, with 11-inch screen, and a Intel Core M 5Y10c processor. The base has 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB hard drive.
Finally, if you want the crown jewel you will have to jump to the Spectre x360 (they say it’s the best laptop ever created by HP) with the same base design of 360 degrees hinges but with an aluminum chassis, Core i7 Broadwell, a Samsung SSD of 512 Gbytes and 13.3-inch Quad HD screen.
The Taiwanese company has introduced its new laptop aimed specifically at gamers, the 4K ROG G501, a really powerful computer that comes with very good specifications.
Before getting to assess the technical section, it’s fair to refer to its excellent exterior finish, and as we see this new ASUS notebook has a really nice design and it’s quite small compared to what we usually see in gaming laptops.