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Benchmarks of the upcoming Intel i7 10700K  have been spotted and it seems that the CPU will come with a boost clock higher than 5 GHz. The 8 core 16 thread CPU has a boost clock speed of 5.3 GHz out of the box. This is very impressive indeed keeping in mind that this is a K-series SKU with an unlocked multiplier. Meaning that you can overclock it to get even higher clock speeds. The Intel i7 10700K  has a base clock speed of 3.8 GHz which is not bad keeping in mind that this is an 8 core CPU. There is little that we know about this CPU in terms of performance. There is no information regarding the TDP or the manufacturing process. It is more than likely that Intel is using the 10nm process for these chips but at this point in time, nothing is certain. While the…

The Intel 10nm Tiger Lake CPUs were announced at CES 2020. Only mobile series CPUs were announced but we have benchmarks of Intel Tiger Lake that reveal that the performance of these chips is similar to that of the PS4. That might not seem impressive keeping in mind how old the PS4 is now but this is a mobile CPU at the end of the day. The Intel 10nm Tiger Lake CPU uses the Intel Xe architecture for the graphics part. This is the 12th generation of integrated graphics. From what we have heard, these chips are supposed to offer double-digit performance improvement compared to previous versions. We do not know the specific model fo the Intel 10nm Tiger Lake CPU but we do know that it comes with 96 EU units, 768 stream processors and a frequency of 1.2GHz. It also has 4GB of VRAM. You can check out…

Intel 10th generation mobile CPU benchmarks have been spotted online. Here we have the benchmarks for the Intel 10300H and 10750H mobile CPUs. The 10300 is an i5 CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads. The CPU has a base clock speed of 2.5 GHz and can boost to 4.43 GHz. That is not bad for a mobile CPU with 4 cores. The 10750 is an i7 model with 6 cores and 12 threads. The base clock speed of this CPU is 2.6 GHz and it can boost to 4.96 GHz. This is going to be more expensive, hence the higher core count and the faster clock speed. You can check out the benchmarks of the Intel 10750H Mobile CPU below: You can check out the benchmarks of the Intel 10300H Mobile CPU below: Intel has not done too well in the past year but that could change with the…

Intel UHD Gen12 and AMD Renoir Mobile graphics benchmarks have been spotted and it seems that AMD is going to have the upper hand when these graphics solutions are released. AMD Renoir Mobile has not been announced yet but we might be able to learn about then come CES 2020, which is just around the corner. Both AMD Renoir Mobile and Intel UHD Gen 12 are in development so take these benchmarks with a grain of salt but keeping in mind how quickly both are going to release it is unlikely that there is going to be any significant change in performance. All AMD and Intel can do at this point is minor tweaking. You can check out the benchmarks of AMD Renoir Mobile and Intel UHD Gen12 below: AMD Renoir Mobile graphics have the upper hand in this case and from what we have seen, gaming on integrated graphics…

Intel CPUs are at the center of controversy once again as yet another vulnerability is discovered by Cybersecurity researchers. The security vulnerability is named “Plundervolt” by the researchers which is a mixture of the words “plunder” and “undervolt.” The security flaw is noted under CVE-2019-11157 and was first reported to Intel back in June of this year under the company’s bug bounty program. The program puts the findings under a 6-month NDA which is lo longer applies. Hence, Cybersecurity researchers have made their findings public. According to their findings, the security vulnerability can compromise SGX (software guard extensions) protected by undervolting the CPU when executing protected computations, to the degree that the SGX memory encryption failed to protect data. Cybersecurity researchers also released proof of concept code. Plundervolt is similar yet different from “Rowhammer” as it flips bits inside the CPU prior to their shift to memory, so SGX isn’t…

For almost a decade, quad-core processors or CPUs with 4 Cores and 4 Threads have reigned supreme in 1080p gaming. This reign has come to an end and these 4 Core/ 4 Threaded Intel Core i5s or Ryzen CPUs will no longer be suitable for gaming as this console generation comes to an end. Most of you understand why the CPU requirements of a PC game are directly proportional to console specs. For those who don’t, let me give you a brief rundown. The fact that video game sales are significantly higher on consoles than PC, game developers focus primarily to perfect their game engines for consoles. Furthermore, to avoid disparity in visual fidelity, PC gamers are more or less bound by console specs. Hence, the only true advancement in graphics is seen when a console generation is near its end. Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One feature custom AMD…

Intel CPU shipment delays have been a problem for some time now and it seems that the issue not going to be resolved any time soon. In parts of the world, customers are unable to get their hands on the Intel CPUs that they want. This has made an opening for AMD and we have seen plenty of people make the shift from Intel to AMD in the recent few months. Michelle Johnston Holthaus, the Executive Vice President, General Manager, Sales, Marketing and Communications Group at Intel apologized for the CPU shipment delays that customers are facing. Here is what she had to say regarding the matter: I’d like to acknowledge and sincerely apologize for the impact recent PC CPU shipment delays are having on your business and to thank you for your continued partnership. I also want to update you on our actions and investments to improve supply-demand balance…

We know that Intel has been working on discreet graphics for a while now and while we have been getting some hints here and there, nothing concrete has been mentioned so far. Raja Koduri is leading the team behind Intel Xe Graphics and it seems that he might be pointing towards a potential Intel Xe Graphics reveal. Koduri recently posted a picture of a Tesla Model X on Twitter with a custom number plate the reads “Think Xe” the number plate also mentioned June 2020 and California. That is very interesting indeed. For the Twitter post, Koduri has also tagged Intel Graphics. You can check out the image below: This could be nothing at all or an attempt to hype things up. In any case, you should take this information with a grain of salt. Seeing how 2020, June, California and XE are all in the plate, we think that…

Microsoft has revealed its latest Surface Laptop 3. Traditionally, Microsoft has utilized Intel’s mobile processors but for Surface Laptop 3, the company has opted for AMD Ryzen chip. The chip in question is the Ryzen Surface Edition. This raises is the question, is Microsoft ditching Intel for good? Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 isn’t the first product to feature a Ryzen mobile CPU. Previously, we have seen laptop manufacturers introduce laptops based on Ryzen mobile CPUs. The reason for that is quite simple, Ryzen chips offer better performance than Intel chips. We have seen Ryzen desktop CPUs to blow past Intel in terms of performance. This also holds true for mobile chips. Not to mention, current Ryzen CPUs are based on the 7nm process node while Intel is still struggling to introduce 10nm CPUs in the market. Furthermore, Intel has been the target of serious security exploits which came to light…

Intel is trying to educate the press regarding AMD CPUs and their boost clocks. In a recently released slide deck, Intel included quotes from reviews that mentioned that AMD CPUs did not hit the advertised boost clocks on all cores. That might be true but it does not really affect a lot of people keeping in mind that the AMD Ryzen chips are more competitively priced when compared to Intel CPU. It makes sense to pick the cores that are best and have them boost to the highest frequency possible. Boost clock is not something ideal to have on all cores at all times. You can check out the Intel slide that mentions AMD false marketing its boost clocks below: It is a pity that Intel is trying to fire shots at AMD this way. Intel is a bigger company and should know better. AMD does make fun of Intel…