Today at Computex, AMD teased it upcoming 32-Core Threadripper Processor. The second generation of AMD’s Threadripper processors straps four 8-core Ryzen APUs together to form a unified, humongous 32-core part. The new processor can handle 64 processing threads at a time.
Yesterday, Intel announced it’s 28-core/56-thread high-end desktop processor. The CPU will run at 2.70 GHz as a base clock and turbo frequency up to 5.00 GHz. In Cinebench, it achieved a score of 7,334 on stage, something that’s only bested by multi-processor systems.
The second-gen AMD Threadripper processor will be built using a 12nm process and will be available to buy in the third quarter of this year.
ASUS today announced ZenBook Pro 15 featuring a 15-inch 4K UHD display, up to an Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics, 16GB of high-performance 2400Hz DDR4 RAM, up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD and Windows 10. You can enjoy immersive multimedia on its 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge PANTONE validated display with 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, ∆E (Delta-E) < 2.0 color accuracy and powerful Harmon Kardon certified audio system.
However, the main feature of the new ZenBook Pro 15 is ScreenPad. It is a Windows Precision Touchpad (PTP) combined with an interactive 5.5-inch FHD touchscreen that can intelligently adapt to what you’re doing, making it easier and quicker to multitask and get things done. A simple press of the F6 function key toggles ScreenPad between touchscreen mode and touchpad mode or you can use Screen Extender mode to use ScreenPad as an extension to the main display. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint offer even closer integration with ScreenPad, with adaptive menus and editing controls on ScreenPad that change automatically according to the app and what task is being performed.
ZenBook Pro 15 top features:
Comprehensive connectivity includes up to gigabit-class 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, and standard HDMI output.
Up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i9 hexa-core processor, with up to 16GB of high-performance 2400Hz DDR4 RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
Up to gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU for graphics performance
Fingerprint sensor support for signing in effortlessly with Windows Hello
15.6-inch NanoEdge 4K UHD ultraslim-bezel touchscreen with PANTONE validation for professional color accuracy
The ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 will be available globally starting July 2018.
Intel has announced it’s new 28-core/56-thread high-end desktop processor. The new processor has a 700 mm die on a client-segment package. The CPU will run at 2.70 GHz as a base clock. Intel did not specify any turbo frequency but did manage to overclock to 5.00 GHz. In Cinebench, it achieved a score of 7,334 on stage, something that’s only bested by multi-processor systems.
Earlier today, the company also announced it’s limited edition processor – Core i7-8086K (only 50,000 will be made). This processor is an homage to both Intel’s 50 year company anniversary and the 40 year anniversary of the eponymous 8086 processor.
This new processor is a boost over its current Core i7-8700K offering. Intel has said that the processor has a base frequency of 4.0 GHz and a single core turbo of 5.0 GHz.
The official pricing is now available yet, however, the processor might cost you $425.
Today, HP introduced its next-generation HP Pavilion Notebooks and HP Pavilion x360s convertibles. The new HP Pavilion x360s comes with 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with NVIDIA MX130 Graphics option on select 14-inch models and an AMD Radeon 530 Graphics option on select 15-inch models. Whereas, HP Pavilion Notebooks features up to 11.75 hours of battery life with 8th Gen Intel Core processors or the latest AMD Ryzen Mobile Processor with Radeon Vega Graphics on select models. Check out more details below.
HP Pavilion x360s convertibles Specs and features
Windows Hello with a fingerprint reader on select models for a safe, secure, and quick logon experience.
Chrome-plated hinge allows you to switch your device into four different modes, while simultaneous pen and touch functionality with Windows Ink allow you to turn the convertible into a canvas for drawing on photos or marking up webpages in Microsoft Edge.
8th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 dual and quad processors with discrete graphics options
A NVIDIA MX130 Graphics option on select 14-inch models and an AMD Radeon 530 Graphics option on select 15-inch models.
Narrow bezel design allows a 14 and 15-inch diagonal HD or FHD IPS display to fit in 13-inch and 14-inch chassis, respectively.
HP Pavilion x360 14-inch starting price is $499 and HP Pavilion x360 15-inch starting price is $579. These new convertibles will be available on May 9, 2018.
HP Pavilion Notebooks Specs and features
A rainbow of rich, new colors and options for HD and FHD IPS displays with micro-edge bezels.
The lift hinge supports a more comfortable typing experience and improves airflow to keep the device running cool.
Up to 11.75 hours of battery life depending on the model, and 8th Gen Intel Core processors or the latest AMD Ryzen Mobile Processor with Radeon Vega Graphics on select models.
Up to 512 GB of SSD or up to 2 TB HDDs on the 15-inch device. Dual storage options are available providing plenty of hard drive capacity with the added speed and responsiveness of an SSD. In addition, Intel Optane memory for storage acceleration is offered on select models.
Dual speakers custom tuned by B&O Play with HP Audio Boost for rich, authentic audio
Fingerprint reader option on the 14-inch Pavilion model facilitates safe, secure, and quick login with Windows Hello.
HP Pavilion Notebook 14-inch starting price is $369 and HP Pavilion Notebook 15-inch will start at $629. Both notebooks will be available on May 30, 2018.
Today Intel unveiled the first ever Intel Core i9 processor for laptops at a global event in Beijing. The new 8th Gen Intel Core i9 processor is the highest-performance laptop processor Intel. According to the company, the new CPU is built to deliver the best gaming and content creation experience on the go.
The company also announced a new core i7 and i5 processors for laptops with 14nm process technology enabling them to deliver up to 41 percent more frames per second in gameplay or edit 4K video up to 59 percent faster than the 7th generation with same discrete graphics.
The new Intel Core i9-8950HK processor features six cores and 12 threads. It comes fully unlocked and features the new Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB), which opportunistically and automatically increases clock frequency up to 200 MHz if the processor temperature is low enough and turbo power budget is available. This translates to a turbo frequency of up to 4.8 GHz.
Intel has also released a new Data Drive Acceleration feature that delivers a boost to a large secondary HDD data drive. This powerful combination provides up to 4.7 times the game loading and 1.7 times faster media loading.
Consumers will also begin to see a new platform extension with Intel Core i5+, i7+ and i9+ badges on select systems, starting with today’s high-performance 8th Gen Intel Core mobile processors and desktop processors. This indicates they are purchasing a device that has the combination of Intel Core performance with the acceleration of Intel Optane memory.
Intel today announced that Windows 10 PCs with 5G Connectivity is coming in 2019. Intel is partnering with Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo, and HP to bring 5G connectivity to Windows 10 PCs.
The new PCs and tablets will be powered by the company’s XMM 8000 series of commercial 5G modems. The chip maker says the 5G modems it’s building will also support 2G, 3G, and LTE.
Intel is showing off a prototype 2-in-1 detachable device powered by an early version of its 5G modem and its 8th gen Core i5 processors at MWC. The company is betting big on these 5G-connected PCs, though details are arguably scarce at the moment.
According to the company – “5G is not just another generation of wireless connectivity. It promises new opportunities for technology innovation across the computing and connectivity landscape from the cloud, to the network and the client”.
VAIO Corporation has launched its new VAIO S laptops with the Intel 8th Generation Core Processor. The new laptop will also feature VAIO TruePerformance, a technology designed to maintain higher performance for a longer period of time by increasing CPU power limits and more efficiently eliminating processor heat.
By applying VAIO TruePerformance, the 8th Generation Intel Core Processor demonstrates higher performance for both the CPU and graphics over the usual 8th Generation Core i7 Processor. In addition, the Core i5 Processor with VAIO TruePerformance has the effect of achieving higher performance than the usual 8th Generation Core i7 Processor.
VAIO S Laptops Specs
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor 1.80GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.00GHz, 8MB Cache (1)
Today, Intel announced its new NUC with eighth-generation H-series processors, which also includes dedicated AMD Radeon graphics. There are two options, NUC8i7HVK and NUC8i7HNK.
The Intel NUC8i7HNK features the Core i7-8705G, which is a 65W chip with the 931MHz AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL GPU. On the other hand, Intel NUC8i7HVK comes with the Core i7-8809G, a 100W unlocked processor with the 1,063MHz Radeon RX Vega M GH.
This is also the first NUC that’s VR-ready, so you can use it with your Windows Mixed Reality headset as well as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. In addition, the device features HDMI 2.0a ports on both the front and rear of the device, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a total of five USB 3.0 Type-A ports. There’s also a USB 3.1 Gen 2 port, which supports data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, and dual gigabit Ethernet ports.
According to the company, you can power up to nine monitors. The new NUC will be available this spring, with the lower end model starting at $799, and the unlocked variant starting at $999.
Today HP announced its new HP Spectre x360 15 laptop with Intel 8th generation processor. The new laptop comes with Core i7 Processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphic card which can handle the most intensive tasks. In addition, the new laptop comes with up to 4K UHD 15.6-inch diagonal touch Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display and HP Tilt Pen.
HP Spectre x360 15 features
Responsive performance and graphics capabilities with the choice of:
8th Gen Intel Core i7 8705G processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics offering up to 12 hours of battery life with Fast Charge Technology – 50 percent in 30 minutes
8th generation Intel Core quad-core processors with NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 graphics with up to 13.5 hours of battery life with Fast Charge Technology – 90 percent in 90 minutes.
Built from an aluminum CNC machined chassis with a new angular profile at 19.5 mm enable 2.5 times faster performance and weighs 4.72 lbs.
Speakers now sit above the keyboard for an improved audio experience in any mode while allowing the keyboard to offer numeric keypad ideal for Adobe short-cut keys.
The 4K UHDX 15.6-inch diagonal touch display and optional HP Tilt Pen set ideas in motion on the digital canvas. The durable and brilliant Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display is strong and scratch-resistant for when creating on the go and using a touch display.
Packed into this powerful PC includes an IR camera supporting Windows Hello and a fingerprint reader to log in safely and seamlessly.
Available in Dark Ash Silver with Copper Luxe accents
Pricing and availability: HP Spectre x360 15-inch starting pricing is $1,369.99 and will be available at HP.comand Best Buy on March 18.
Intel has announced its 8th-Generation Core i7 and Core i5 H-series processors with AMD Vega graphics. The new processors include both the CPU and GPU on the same die. According to the Intel, this reduced the silicon footprint by 50%. Intel’s integrated graphics memory is shared with the system memory, so with dedicated graphics and eight lanes of high-speed PCI Express Gen 3 between the two, performance is greatly increased.
However, it still includes HD Graphics 630. Intel HD Graphics can be used for tasks that don’t need as much power. In addition, the machine can now power up to nine monitors – six off of the AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPU, and three off of the HD Graphics 630.
The new 65W chips come in Core i5 and i7 flavors, and the i5 can be clocked at up to 3.8GHz (2.8GHz base), while the i7 can be clocked at up to 4.1GHz (3.1GHz base). The 100W processors are Core i7 only and they can be clocked at up to 4.2GHz with overclocking option.
Now let’s talk about onboard dedicated AMD Vega Graphics. There are two different models of AMD RX Vega M graphics: GL and GH. Radeon RX Vega M GL has a base GPU clock of 931MHz and 20 compute units, with a peak performance of 2.6 teraflops. GH has a base clock of 1,063MHz and 24 compute units with a peak performance of up to 3.7 teraflops.
According to the Intel’s official slides, the new dedicated AMD RX Vega M graphics: GL and GH can beat Nvidia 1050 and Nvidia 1060 graphics cards in performance.
Intel 8th-Generation Core i7 and Core i5 H-series processors will feature in gaming as well as ultrabooks laptops.