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).
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?
Is the performance of the Low-end discrete graphics cards much better than that of Core Graphics? What games can we play with Core Graphics? These problems have been there since Intel proposed the concept of ultrabooks and the thin and light laptops became more and more popular in the market, the rapid iteration of Intel Core Graphics brought good answers to these questions, along with the release of the fifth generation Broadwell processor, more powerful Core Graphics appeared, what games can we play with it? Today’s game tests will bring actual answers.
The testing machine comes from Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (2015), which uses latest i7-5500U processor, 8GB Ram, 1 TB Mechanical hard drive, 1366 × 768 of screen resolution and whose graphics card is the combination of Intel HD 5500 Core Graphics and AMD R7 M270, during the test process, we will uninstall the drive of the discrete graphics and forbid it to be operated through Device Manager so as not to affect the test results.
Intel is preparing to launch its wireless charging technology early next year 2015. The first devices compatible with this technology have already been certified but now those devices are unknown. Laptops and tablets using this technology will be available from the second half of 2015.
Kumar Chinnaswamy general manager of wireless charging at Intel Experiences Group has stated that some smartphones have been certified for use of wireless charging technology, which is expected to become available in early 2015. This Intel wireless charging technology will take a little longer to be available to those equipments which require more energy, laptops and tablets.
Videocardz brings these leaks about all the specifications for the new Intel Haswell-E CPUs for socket LGA2011-3 in addition to their prices; they are none other than the i7-5820K Intel Core, Intel Core i7-5930K, and the Core i7 -5960X.
The top model id the Intel Core i7-5960X, a processor with 8 cores @ 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz turbo) is accompanied by 16 logical cores (HyperTreading), 20 MB of cache Quad – Channel memory controller DDR4-2133 MHz, a 140w TDP that counts on 40 PCI-Express 3.0 lines which allows the configuration of a minimum of two graphics cards @x16 plus 1x @ x8 (x16/x16/x18).
A level below we find the Intel Core i7- 5930K, which had 6 cores at a frequency of 3.50 GHz (3.70 GHz turbo) accompanied by 12 logical cores with 16 MB of cache maintain the rest of the specification with the top models of the Haswell-E family. Its price is 583 euros.
Lastly, the most important by its cost/performance is the Intel Core i7-5820K with 6 cores @3.30 GHz (3.60 GHz) and has the same specifications as the Core i7-5930K, with one exception, 28 PCI- Express 3.0 Lines which in the best of cases will allow three graphics cards with a velocity of x16/x8/x4. Its price is 389 euros.
As we can see in the leaked slides, the new top model, the Intel Core i7-5960X, is up to 32% faster compared to the previous top model, the Core i7-4960X, being at least 14% faster than those at the more professional level.
Additionally, we know that Intel will make available to users the water cooling system Intel Liquid Cooling TS13, consisting of a radiator 120 x 120 mm supported by a PWM 120mm fan that operates between 800 and 2000 RPM creating a noise of 21 to 35 dBA. The price would be around 85-100 euros.
Remember that in the upcoming 29 of August these three processors will be for sale accompanied by a wide variety of motherboards.
In early May, Intel released a new revision of its current Haswell architecture to support new chipsets Series 9. Called "Haswell Refresh" came to slightly improve in the fourth generation of Intel Core processors, adding a slight speed increase, in order to renew the existing processor´s family. However, none of these processors belong to K range, i.e., those chips with unlocked multiplier designed for the more enthusiastic users who want squeeze the most of their processors.
Now, almost two months later, coming on the market called Devil’s Canyon, the expected Haswell- R processors with unlocked multiplier and some more surprises. We talk about Intel Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K, both models use LGA 1150 socket, and although were initially expected to be only compatible with motherboards with chipset Z97, finally it is possible to use with mother boards based on Intel chipsets Series 8.
We have seen this past week in Computex 2014, the newer monitors are increasingly better, which have left behind the 1080 and have welcomed the new 4K resolution. Even though the prices are a bit high for the general public, but is has been shown that there is a decline in prices for these screens. With the price of 4K monitors in decline Intel has decided to reduce the cost even more. With the end result of making these monitors more accessible to the public. In order to do this, Intel in teaming up with leaders in this sector ViewSonic and Samsung, in addition to a large number of All- in -one System manufacturers.
Intel’s objective is to offer several options regarding price, some will be priced around 300€ for PLS, which is the IPS version of Korean Samsung and is approximately 740$ for the All-in-one. Keeping in mind that there are some low end 4K monitors for around 600$, though some manufacturers are lowering this price.
During the GDC 2014 being held in San Francisco, Intel has officially presented some innovations related to the processors they released in 2014 (Haswell-E, Haswell Refresh and Pentium 20th anniversary), and showed the first details of the 14-nanometer Broadwell 2015.
In a presentation by Lisa Graff, vice president of the company’s Platform Grou, the company also confirmed its commitment with the Mini-PC platform as a "the reinvention of the classic desktop computers" with products such as the Intel NUC, as well as a new generation of AIOs all-in-ones. These aim to revitalize the desktop computer market.
Intel has also officially unveiled at the GDC 2014 the Haswell-E, the first Intel processor with to eight physical cores available to the regular consumer, the most powerful on the market. We’ve already offered extensive information on these Haswell-E and the new Intel X99 Wellsburg that will feature support for new DDR4 memories and the highest technology available with 16 native processing threads. Available during the second half of 2014, they will likely be officially released at the June Computex in Taiwan.
When Intel launched the 2011 socket processors Sandy Bridge-E, he did cutting characteristics of processors Xeon Sandy Bridge-EP. The first generation of processors for the LGA 2011 had 8 cores in the die but they had only active 6. But for the new Ivy Bridge-E Intel will launch processors without cores disabled (on models of 6-core).
Previously some information saying that Ivy Bridge-E would come with up to 6 cores blocked, but from VR-Zone report that this is not true. Generation processors Ivy Bridge-E will be initially composed of three models, two six-core and one with four cores. Its specifications are very similar to the current Sandy Bridge-E, one of the details that differentiates Sandy Bridge-E with his successor, will be quad-core model that will arrive with unlocked multiplier.
The i7 processor 4960 X will feature all the enabled features of the die, his younger brother 4930K will see diminished his memory cache L3 and 4820K will come with two cores disabled and least amount of L3 cache. The latest generations of Haswell and Ivy Bridge processors have had a feature that not liked very much to the users, and that feature is the use of thermal paste between the die and the IHS.
Ivy Bridge-E will come with the soldier IHS processor by which these new processors overclocking margin is probably greater than the processors i5 and i7 socket LGA 1155 and 1150. Intel has announced that it has improved its manufacturing to 22 nm process, solving some problems slightly affecting performance of processors.