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Intel launches Xeon D-2100 processor

Intel launched its new Xeon-D-2100 processor this week, built from the ground up to address space and power constraints of edge applications and data centre or network applications. The beefy 18-core system-on-chip (SoC) makes use of the Intel Xeon Scalable platform, with Intel promising to “grow performance and capacity without …

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Intel launches Xeon Scalable CPUs

Just a few weeks ago, we saw AMD bring competition back to the server market with the launch of the EPYC CPU platform. Since then, Intel had been quiet on the Xeon front, until today, with the launch of Xeon SP, based on the new Skylake-SP architecture. ‘SP’ in this …

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Apple to refresh 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pros in July

It looks like the Macbook Pro line could be getting an early refresh this year. While Apple has traditionally announced new laptops and OS X machines in October, this year it looks like we will be getting a new 13-inch and 15-inch Macbook Pro in July, perhaps with a debut …

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ASRock shows off its first Mini-STX motherboard

Last year, Intel unveiled its new 5×5 platform in an effort to create even smaller, yet upgradeable systems with full support for LGA based CPUs and a feature rich I/O all while being 29 percent smaller than Mini-ITX. Now, it looks like ASRock is set to adopt the new platform …

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Aorus launches X7 and X5S gaming laptops

Aorus has been making quite the name for itself in the gaming notebook space and today, it is expanding its range with the X7 and X5S, bringing raw power in an extremely slim design with Intel Skylake processors, Nvidia graphics and the option for a 4K UHD display. The X5S …

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ASRock BIOS update disables Non-K Skylake overclocking

Earlier this week, rumours began circulating suggesting that Intel is due to release a BIOS update in order to block BCLK overclocking on locked (non-K) Skylake processors. Now, it seems like that is what is happening as ASRock is the first motherboard maker to come out with a new BIOS …

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Rumour: Intel may block overclocking on non-K Skylake CPUs

Over the last couple of months, motherboard manufacturers have managed to tweak their BIOS updates in order to enable overclocking on Intel’s non-K series Skylake chips. Obviously, this was never officially supported by Intel and now rumour has it that the chip maker may be moving to block BCLK overclocking …

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MSI to issue BIOS update to fix Intel Skylake freezing bug

Earlier this week, news came to light that there is a bug with Intel’s Skylake processors, causing the CPU to freeze during hard-working/complex scenarios while running certain applications like Prime95. This isn’t something that day-to-day users or even gamers should expect to face but still, it is an issue that …

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G.Skill shows off giant 128GB DDR4 memory kit

Looking at any survey of gamers and enthusiasts shows that the most common memory configuration is 8GB. Some of you have 16GB of course and the big system buyers or heavy CG renderers may need 32GB or a little more, but we’re pretty sure almost none of you have a …

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The Surface Book will be available in the UK soon

The Surface Book was one of the more exciting announcements to come out of Microsoft towards the end of last year and while it has been available in the US for a while now, it looks like the laptop/tablet hybrid is finally heading over to the UK, with pre-orders set …

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Overclocked your Skylake CPU? See how it measures up here

Overclocking today is far easier than it once was, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t some real science behind it. Only a deft hand can coax those few extra megahertz from a CPU, especially this latest generation of Skylake chips. If you think you might be one of those …

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MSI is offering cashback on a range of motherboards

If you’ve been planning on making the jump to Intel’s Skylake platform or even the X99 chipset, then chances are you’re planning to spend a fair bit on a new motherboard. Fortunately, right now MSI is running a cashback promotion, which should help lessen the burden on your wallet when …

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OCUK now has 8Pack Approved overclocked bundles

Overclocking is always a bit of a gamble, you never know quite how far you’ll be able to push your chip and for someone new, the process could seem almost daunting. However, those looking to build a new rig could cut out that part entirely and opt for a pre-overclocked …

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