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Intel used two different manufacturing processes for some of its Comet Lake “Core i5” processor SKUs

Intel recently announced its Comet Lake-S series of processors for the Desktop in i9, i7, i5 and i3 flavors. It has come to our attention (via TechPowerUp) that some of the Intel Comet Lake Core i5 processors are not exactly the same as other SKUs, meaning the “silicon” beneath the heat spreader can be different based on the chip it is manufactured. Continue reading Intel used two different manufacturing processes for some of its Comet Lake “Core i5” processor SKUs

Intel drops the fancy “Dodecahedron” design packaging of the Core i9-9900K processor

In a strange turn of events, INTEL recently issued a product change notice (PCN) announcing that it is discontinuing the fancy “dodecahedron” packaging of its previous gen flagship Core i9-9900K processor. This translucent “twelve-sided” package debuted with the Core i9-9900K CPU as a direct response to AMD’s elaborate Threadripper lineup packaging. Continue reading Intel drops the fancy “Dodecahedron” design packaging of the Core i9-9900K processor

Rumor: INTEL’s next-gen upcoming CPU architectures to feature significant IPC uplift over the current “Skylake” architecture

INTEL has been using the same iteration of the” 14nm” FinFET process node with the Skylake Architecture for many years. Comet Lake-S was also fabbed on this “aging” process node, which has held Intel back in terms of IPC uplift and efficiency gains over AMD’s Ryzen lineup. Continue reading Rumor: INTEL’s next-gen upcoming CPU architectures to feature significant IPC uplift over the current “Skylake” architecture

INTEL has made some Comet Lake “design” changes to keep the flagship 5.3GHz i9-10900K SKU, and other processors cool

INTEL recently launched their Comet Lake-S series of desktop processors. A lot of questions have been raised with regards to the thermal output and performance of these processors, especially when they are running at the advertised and claimed base/boost clock speeds by INTEL. Continue reading INTEL has made some Comet Lake “design” changes to keep the flagship 5.3GHz i9-10900K SKU, and other processors cool

INTEL’s mysterious “unreleased” Core i5-7660X Skylake-X CPU has been spotted in China

Here is a blast from the past. In case you were not aware of, INTEL never officially released the Core i5-7660X Skylake-X CPU to the consumer market.¬† Though some samples actually landed in the hands of select few overclockers, but apart from this we never got any relevant info or details on this SKU. Continue reading INTEL’s mysterious “unreleased” Core i5-7660X Skylake-X CPU has been spotted in China

ASUS introduces a new “clock speed ” boost overclocking feature for non-K INTEL processors, known as “ASUS Performance Enhancement”

It looks like ASUS is following ASROCK’s footsteps as the company just recently introduced a new feature to “boost” the clock speeds on non-K INTEL CPUs. ¬†ASUS calls this APE, or “ASUS Performance Enhancement” feature. Continue reading ASUS introduces a new “clock speed ” boost overclocking feature for non-K INTEL processors, known as “ASUS Performance Enhancement”

Intel Core i9 10900K is the fastest gaming CPU, surpassing its predecessor Intel Core i9 9900K

The embargo for the Intel Core i9 10900K has finally been lifted and a lot of publications have shared their benchmarks. And, as we can see, the Intel Core i9 10900K is the fastest gaming CPU on the market. And yeah, it even surpasses its predecessor, the Intel Core i9 9900K. Continue reading Intel Core i9 10900K is the fastest gaming CPU, surpassing its predecessor Intel Core i9 9900K

First gaming benchmarks for the Intel Core i9 10900K have been leaked online

It appears that the first gaming benchmarks for Intel’s upcoming high-end CPU, the Intel Core i9 10900K, have been leaked online. These results come from TecLab which has published its review article earlier than anticipated. Continue reading First gaming benchmarks for the Intel Core i9 10900K have been leaked online