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Overclocking could come to Intel’s non-K Skylake CPUs

It looks like overclocking could be possible soon on Intel’s non K-series Skylake processors. Recently, the Overclocker ‘Dhenzjhen’managed to take a Core i3-6320 and bump its base clock up to 127 MHz using a SuperMicro C7H170-M motherboard but reports are suggesting that this feature could be enabled on more motherboards …

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Asus shows off Maximus VIII Hero Alpha motherboard

Asus is expanding its Skylake lineup with its new Maximus VIII Hero Alpha motherboard, bringing some important additions to the feature set, including a new USB 3.1 controller, support for memory speeds over 3800MHz, five-way optimisation and for the first time, RGB strip headers. Other key changes over the previous Maximus …

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MSI GS40 Phantom Gaming Notebook arrives in November

MSI is well-known for its gaming notebooks and earlier this month it revealed the brand new GS40 phantom series, based on Intel’s latest generation Skylake processors and Nvidia’s Maxwell-based graphics chips all packed in to a powerful 14-inch form factor. Since the initial announcement and our subsequent exclusive video preview, a …

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Core i7 6700K prices continue to rise

Over the last few years, the market for Intel’s Core i7 series of mainstream processors has seemed relatively stable in terms of price, with the 3770K, then 4770K and 4790K going for around the £250 mark in the UK at launch. However, with Skylake, things have changed quite a bit and …

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Intel launches Skylake Xeon E3-1200 V5 Greenlow chip family

Although we all get rather excited when companies like Intel launch their new-generations of consumer grade hardware, we aren’t the only target audience for new CPU technology. Indeed, there’s also a large enterprise sector to cater to, which is often where Intel aims its Xeon processors. That’s exactly what’s happened …

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MSI announces Nightblade X2 and MI2 gaming PCs

MSI is expanding on its Nightblade gaming PC line-up, with two new models, the Nightblade X2 and MI2. Rather than selling the Nightblade as a barebones PC as it did in the past, MSI has now fully spec’d the rig out, with Intel’s new batch of Skylake processors, along with …

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ASUS shows off ROG Maximus VIII Impact Z170 ITX motherboard

ASUS has just showed off its latest motherboard, the mini-ITX ROG Maximus VIII Impact, bringing the benefits of Intel’s latest platform to small, compact rigs. With a new platform, comes new benefits, including 5-way optimization, Pro Clock technology and a full-scale voltage regulator module for those that like to squeeze …

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MSI launches GS40 Phantom series Gaming Notebooks

MSI is well-known for its gaming laptops and today it is revealing its brand new GS40 Phantom series of notebooks, based on Intel’s latest generation Skylake processors and Nvidia’s Maxwell-based graphics chips all packed in to a powerful 14-inch form factor, bringing you a truly capable gaming experience on the …

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Intel alters design of ‘Skylake’ processors to enhance security

Intel Corp. has announced that starting from late October it will ship new processors based on the “Skylake” micro-architecture with enabled Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) technology. The new central processing units will feature new S-Spec and MM numbers, but will continue to use  the same physical dies as existing CPUs. …

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Intel Pentium ‘Skylake’ processors make it to retail

The most affordable microprocessors based on the “Skylake” micro-architecture have finally managed to reach the market. The new Intel Pentium G4500T is now sold in select stores in Tokyo, Japan, and is expected to become available in other parts of the world, making low-cost PCs featuring the latest micro-architecture from Intel …

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HP unveils entry-level workstation with Xeon Skylake, DDR4, fast SSDs

Hewlett-Packard has introduced its new-generation entry-level Z-series workstations that use a variety of new technologies, including Intel Corp.’s latest microprocessors. The new machines can run serious tasks, yet they feature compact sizes and relatively affordable price-points. The HP Z240 Tower and Z240 SFF [small form-factor] workstations are based on Intel’s …

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Asrock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX: Tiny mobo with 8-phase CPU VRM

Asrock has introduced its new Fatal1ty-branded mini-ITX high-end motherboard for gaming PCs. The new system board is designed for Intel “Skylake” processors and sports numerous advanced features that modern PC platforms can offer. Among the highlights are unique voltage regulator module, extreme overclocking capabilities, HDMI 2.0 connector that supports 4K …

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G.Skill readies Trident Z DDR4 modules with 4.40GHz clock-rate

G.Skill is working on new Trident Z memory modules, which will hit unbelievable 4.40GHz frequency. The modules are designed for extreme enthusiasts and will be compatible with select Intel Z170-based platforms for overclockers. G.Skill’s Trident Z DDR4-4400 (PC4-35200) memory modules will feature 4GB capacity and will be based on hand-selected …

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Asustek unveils ultimate mini-ITX mainboard for ‘Skylake’ CPUs

Asustek Computer this week introduced its Z170I Pro Gaming mainboard, which is desinged for Intel Corp.’s latest microprocessors code-named “Skylake” and provides ultimate feature-set. The platform not only uses high-quality/high-performance components and has rich expansion capabilities, but even features advanced overclocking functionality. The Asus Z170I Pro Gaming is based on the Intel …

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Intel will retain “Broadwell-C” as the best LGA CPU with built-in GPU

Even though Intel Corp.’s future “Skylake” processors with integrated graphics cores are expected to offer very high performance in applications that demand graphics processing horsepower, the company’s current-generation Core i7-5775C and Core i7-5665C “Broadwell” chips will remain the firm’s best offerings for desktops with sockets for quite a while. Intel’s …

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MSI starts to sell its top-of-the-range Z170A Xpower Gaming Titanium

Although makers of mainboards tend to start selling their high-end products right after developers of microprocessors introduce their new central processing units, some unique products take longer time to develop. MicroStar International on Friday said that its top-of-the-range Z170A Xpower Gaming Titanium Edition mainboard – which features an distinctive silver colour – …

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MSI unveils Night Elf: Inexpensive Intel B150 mainboard for gamers

MicroStar International has unveiled its new mainboard for Intel Corp.’s latest code-named “Skylake” processors that belongs to its Gaming family of platforms designed for gamers, but which costs significantly less than higher-end solutions. The MSI B150M Night Elf mainboard does not support overclocking or other advanced capabilities of modern motherboards. …

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