Dell's XPS 15 2-in-1 with RX Vega M GL GPU tested
Published in Notebooks


Pushes 35fps in Rise of the Tomb Raider at 1080p

Select members of the press at CES 2018 show had a chance to spend some time with Dell's latest XPS 15 2-in-1 convertible laptop which was running on Intel's 8th generation Kaby Lake CPU with Radeon RX Vega M graphics and while some were quite keen to check out the cooling, some had a chance to run Rise of the Tomb Raider game.

Data centre computers could face reboot hell
Published in Processors
Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:21

Data centre computers could face reboot hell


Intel's Spectre and Meltdown patches make a mess of newer chips

Data centre computers with Intel's newer chips might reboot more often than normal because of problems with the patches issued to fix the so-called Spectre and Meltdown security flaws.

Intel has more firmware problems
Published in Processors
Monday, 15 January 2018 12:30

Intel has more firmware problems


This time with Active Management Technology

Chipzilla is having a rough time of it, Meltdown and Spectre is causing a PR nightmare, it can’t get trouble-free patches to install and now a new long term bug has been found.

Intel releases its post Meltdown and Spectre performance figures
Published in News


Impact a little worse than claimed

Chipzilla has come out with some performance impact data on its post patch  6th, 7th and 8th Generation Intel Core processor platforms using Windows 10 and its figures are not exactly good for older PCs.

Power cut hits giant electronics show
Published in News
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 21:57

Power cut hits giant electronics show


Viva, Las Vegas

A power cut, of all things, downed the Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today.

Intel and Micron end partnership
Published in News
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:29

Intel and Micron end partnership


Thanks for the memories

Intel and Micron are to pull the plug on their long-running partnership on 3D NAND flash memory by early next year.

Microsoft says pre Skylake chips will suffer badly from security patch
Published in Processors


At odds with Intel statements

Microsoft and Intel seem to be at odds over whether the Spectre and Meltdown patches slow down machines significantly.

Intel CEO talks about Spectres, meltdowns, drones and cars
Published in News


CES 2018 keynote

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is not avoiding talking about the Spectre and Meltdown bugs. At his opening keynote at CES 2018 Krzanich tackled the issue from the start.

Intel announces Hades Canyon NUC
Published in News
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 04:30

Intel announces Hades Canyon NUC


Powered by AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics

Following the launch of its 8th Generation Core with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics chips, Intel has also announced its new Intel NUC, codenamed Hades Canyon.

Intel officially announces Kaby Lake with Radeon RX Vega M graphics
Published in Processors


The infamous Intel G-series 8th gen Core CPUs

One of the biggest surprises we have seen in recent history puts Intel's CPU next to AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU on the same multi-chip package, and it has now been officially announced as the "Intel 8th Generation Core with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics".