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Intel finds erratum in Haswell and Broadwell chips, disables TSX instructions

One of the features of Intel Corp.’s Haswell micro-architecture (and Broadwell micro-architecture) were transactional synchronization extensions (TSX), which could significantly boost performance in multi-threaded applications that take advantage of them. As it appears, usage of the technology leads to unpredictable PC behaviour due to an erratum. As a result, Intel …

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Intel reaffirms plans to ship ‘Broadwell’ chips in late 2014

Intel Corp. on Monday reaffirmed plans to start shipments of its next-generation code-named “Broadwell” microprocessors in late 2014 and to make them available in mass quantities in 2015. The announcement is made to persuade investors and partners that there will be no further delays with Intel’s new products as well …

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Production version of Pentium G3258 overclocked to 6.7GHz

Intel Corp.’s Pentium G3258 “anniversary edition” central processing unit promises to become a hit among overclockers in budget. Unfortunately, so far only engineering samples of such chips have demonstrated extreme clock-rates. Nonetheless, a South Korean enthusiast has managed to prove that production versions of the chip are also capable of …

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Intel to demonstrate 14nm chips, 10nm wafers in September

In a bid to convince its partners and investors that it is on-track with its Tick-Tock strategy, Intel Corp. reportedly plans to showcase several yet-unannounced products at the Intel Developer Forum event this September. While the company will demonstrate certain new things, it does not mean that everything goes truly …

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Intel delays higher-end ‘Broadwell’ chips to July – September, 2015

Intel Corp. has reconsidered the launch schedule of its next-generation microprocessors code-named “Broadwell” and further delayed not only mainstream mobile parts, but also the high-end desktop and notebook models. Based on the new plan, the company may introduce the new Core i-series microprocessors only in July, or even September, 2015. …

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Wide availability of Intel’s ‘Broadwell’ chips slips to 2015

While Intel Corp. has publicly announced that the first systems based on the code-named “Broadwell” processors will be available by Christmas, it now looks like actual availability of such PCs will be rather scarce. Apparently, only “initial” devices based on the Broadwell processors will show up this year, whereas mass …

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Intel Core i7-4790K overclocked to 4.50GHz with passive cooling

Earlier this week Intel Corp.’s Core i7-4790K “Devil’s Canyon” central processing units already demonstrated their impressive overclocking potential when overclocked by professionals with advanced cooling systems. As it turns out, the chip can work in overclocked state at 4.50GHz even with passive cooling. At the Computex Taipei trade-show this week Intel …

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Intel’s ‘Devil’s Canyon’ chips can work on previous-gen mainboards

Although it was initially believed that Intel Corp.’s Core i-series processors code-named “Devil’s Canyon” (DC) would exclusively work on mainboards based on the Intel 9-series chipsets, it is now evident that the chips are compatible with numerous previous-generation motherboards that are powered by the 8-series core-logic sets. However, a BIOS …

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Intel further boosts default clock-rate of the Core i7-4790K

Intel Corp.’s Core i7-4790K was expected to be the chipmaker’s first desktop central processing unit with 4.0GHz clock-rate. For some reason, the company decided to make a last-minute change of the product’s specifications in a bid to make it even faster. As it appears, the final default clock-rate of the …

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Intel delays desktop, high-performance ‘Broadwell’ to mid-2015

Although Intel Corp. is on track to ship low-power mobile versions of the code-named Broadwell microprocessors this September, the company plans to significantly postpone introduction of high-performance and desktop flavours of the new chips. Instead of releasing the first Broadwell-K processors for enthusiasts in late 2014, the chi giant now …

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First Intel ‘Broadwell’ processors to be released in September

As reported exclusively by KitGuru early this year, the first central processing units based on the Broadwell micro-architecture will be aimed at ultra-low-power and small form-factor devices and will reach the market in the third quarter. This information was confirmed again this week when a web-site published Intel’s launch schedule …

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MSI Z87I Gaming AC Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Much of the computing industry is rapidly moving towards physically smaller components without downsizing performance. Can MSI’s Mini-ITX Z87I Gaming AC prove that Small Form Factor gamers need not worry about finding a motherboard which tends to their requirements? MSI’s first take on a gaming-orientated Mini-ITX motherboard sees the inclusion …

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