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OcUK ‘8Pack Approved’ kit includes Intel Core [email protected], other hardware

Overclockers UK has unveiled its new “Elite Tier Skylake” “8Pack Approved” hardware bundle that not only lets to build a high-end system at a discount price, but also includes Intel Core i7-6700K “Skylake” processors that are guaranteed to run at increased clock-rates. A lot of people enjoy overclocking. Modern central …

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Intel will begin to sell mainstream ‘Skylake’ CPUs in late September

Even though Intel Corp. has formally introduced code-named “Skylake” microprocessors for desktop computers, many of such central processing units are still not available. Apparently, Intel only intends to start their sales to end-users in late September. It is not a secret that Intel’s latest CPUs for enthusiasts that feature unlocked …

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Intel: Skipping ‘Broadwell’ CPUs for desktops was a mistake

Due to issues with yields, Intel Corp. had to delay mass production of central processing units made using 14nm fabrication process by almost a year. Instead of releasing enthusiast-class processors based on the “Broadwell” micro-architecture in 2014, the company decided to launch new “Haswell” chips with higher clock-rates. Right now, …

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Asus ROG GX700: World’s first liquid-cooled laptop with 4K IPS LCD

Asustek Computer has announced the world’s first notebook with liquid cooling. The system is designed for gamers and can deliver performance on-par with high-end gaming desktops. Thanks to unique cooling solution and microprocessor with unlocked multiplier, the Asus ROG GX700 notebook even supports serious overclocking capabilities. The unique Asus ROG GX700 …

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Wireless charging, wireless docking and smart sensing will remain exotic PC features

When Intel Corp. revealed first details about its mobile platforms powered by its code-named “Skylake” microprocessors about a year ago, the company said that the new systems would feature a number of innovative technologies, including wireless charging, fast wireless docking, Thunderbolt 3 interconnection, RealSense cameras and so on. But while …

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Kingston introduces DDR3L memory modules for enthusiasts

Although DDR4 memory provides higher bandwidth than DDR3 and has very high overclocking potential, it is also more expensive than its predecessor. However, Intel Corp.’s latest “Skylake” processors officially support only DDR4 and DDR3L, but not DDR3. For those, who do not want to invest in DDR4 now, Kingston Technology …

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Gigabyte unveils high-end Intel Z170-based mini-ITX mainboard

Gigabyte Technology has introduced its new mini-ITX mainboard for Intel Corp.’s “Skylake” processors with premium features. The new platform supports a number of advanced technologies, including Creative SoundBlaster audio enhancements, USB 3.1 type-C port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and so on. The Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 mainboard based on the Intel Z170 core-logic with …

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Alienware updates X51 line up with Skylake

Following on from Dell’s refresh of its Alienware gaming laptop line, the X51 slim desktops have also received a hardware update, bringing things over to Intel’s latest Skylake platform and even adding in all-in-one water cooling units to keep the temperatures down. The Alienware X51 desktop systems have been around …

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Asus TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1: Extreme performance and durability

Asustek Computer has introduced its TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 mainboard for Intel Corp.’s latest “Skylake” processors, which combines excellent expansion capabilities, advanced connectivity, sophisticated overclocking features with ultimate durability and five-year warranty. The platform is designed for those, who not only want high performance, but maximum reliability too. The …

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Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI Motherboard Review

Gigabyte’s Z170XP-SLI is aiming to tempt users looking for a motherboard that offers the Z170 platform’s core features, but without requiring a significant cash outlay. In the Z170XP-SLI, Gigabyte offers one of the lowest cost boards to support SLI, while also retaining features such as USB 3.1, USB Type-C, and …

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MSI readies Intel Z170 mini-ITX mainboard with premium features

MicroStar International is preparing to release one of the industry’s first premium mainboards for Intel Corp.’s “Skylake” microprocessors in mini-ITX form-factor. The new motherboard will support all features essential for modern high-performance personal computers and will even have overclocking capabilities. The MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC platform is based on …

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Intel: DDR4 will dominate PCs and servers next year

Development of DDR4 dynamic random access memory took a long time. However, adoption of the new DRAM will be rather quick. Already next year the majority of servers and personal computers will rely on DDR4. The DDR4 memory standard is currently supported by Intel Corp.’s server platforms as well as …

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G.Skill demonstrates 4133MHz and 4266MHz memory modules at IDF

G.Skill this week is demonstrating its upcoming DDR4 dual-channel memory kits that can run at clock-rates higher than 4GHz at the Intel Developer Forum. The company intends to start selling such products in the coming months or weeks. G.Skill is working on Trident Z-series 8GB dual-channel DDR4 memory kits that …

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Overclocker hits 4.90GHz frequency with a DDR4 module

The 5GHz frequency milestone for computer memory is yet to be achieved, but professional overclockers are probably not far from hitting it. This week Chi-Kui Lam, a well-known computer tweaker, managed to push a DDR4 memory module from G.Skill to whopping 4.90GHz. Chi-Kui Lam overclocked a 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 …

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Corsair demos 4GHz DDR4 memory modules at IDF

It was a matter of time before off-the-shelf DDR4 memory managed to hit 4000MHz milestone. At present, only G.Skill offers 4GHz memory modules commercially, but other makers are gearing up to release their kits with unprecedented clock-rate. Corsair is showcasing such modules at the Intel Developer Forum. At the IDF, …

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Intel Core i7-6700K ‘Skylake’ hits nearly 7GHz

A professional overclocker has set a new record for Intel Core i7-6700K microprocessor frequency. This time the new code-named “Skylake” processor hit nearly 7GHz, which is among the highest frequencies ever achieved by any Intel Core i-series microprocessors. Chi-Kui Lam, a professional overclocker from Hong Kong-based HKEPC web-site, has managed …

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Intel ‘Skylake’ processors feature ‘reverse Hyper-Threading’ technology – report

Although Intel Corp. already sells its code-named “Skylake” microprocessors commercially, the company has not disclosed a lot of details about the new micro-architecture. Apparently, Intel’s new processors feature technology, which speeds up performance in single-threaded workloads using multiple cores. Heise.de reports that Intel’s new Core i7-6700K processor with four cores …

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Asustek and Intel confirm global shortage of Intel “Skylake” chips

Chief executive officer of Asustek Computer confirmed on Friday that there is a shortage of Intel Corp.’s “Skylake” processors in the market. Last month a Sweden-based retailer warned enthusiasts about short supply of Intel’s new central processing units with unlocked multiplier. As it appears, the problem is not limited to …

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Give MSI a shout out and you will be rewarded

This is a big summer for system builders thanks to the recent launch of Intel’s Skylake processors and the Z170 platform. If you happen to be jumping on the Skylake bandwagon with an MSI Z170 motherboard, then MSI would like to hear your feedback and in exchange, you could win …

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Intel ‘Skylake-U’ processor lineup for notebooks detailed

A web-site has published complete specifications of Intel Corp.’s upcoming “Skylake-U” microprocessors for low-power laptops. The new central processing units will have thermal design power of around 15W and promise to significantly increase performance of ultra-thin notebooks. As reported, Intel will release its code-named “Skylake-U” processors in September. The Core …

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