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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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Intel Core i7-5775C ‘Broadwell Unlocked’ listed for $499

For many years Intel’s highest-performing Core i7 processors for mainstream platforms cost $300 – $349. However, Intel may change its policy regarding prices of its advanced Core i7 and Core i5 processors with unlocked multiplier going forward, based on prices leaked by a U.S.-based online store. NCIX, a well-known online …

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Launch date of Intel Core i5/i7 ‘Broadwell Unlocked’ revealed

Intel Corp. is set to start selling desktop microprocessors based on the “Broadwell” micro-architecture in early June, according to a report from a Japanese web-site. The family will include only two models and will hardly be very popular among performance enthusiasts and overclockers. Intel and its partners will start to …

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Intel Core i7-5775C ‘Broadwell’ overclocked to 5GHz with air cooling

A Chinese overclocker has managed to obtain an engineering sample of Intel Corp.’s Core i7-5775C central processing unit and overclock it to rather whopping 5GHz frequency using an air cooler. As it turns out, Intel’s “Broadwell Unlocked” chips can run at rather high clock-rates. Albertfu, a PC enthusiast from China, overclocked his …

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Intel quietly starts to ship ‘Broadwell Unlocked’ microprocessors

Without making any loud announcements, Intel Corp. has started to ship its new-generation microprocessors code-named “Broadwell” to system makers. At least one high-end PC manufacturer is already offering computers featuring Intel’s new central processing units. CyberPowerPC currently sells Gamer Xtreme GXi320OS system featuring quad-core Intel Core i7-5775C (3.3GHz/3.7GHz) microprocessor with …

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Intel to release ‘Broadwell’ CPUs with unlocked multiplier in mid-May

Intel Corp. plans to release its long-awaited Core i5 and Core i7 “Broadwell” microprocessors with unlocked multiplier for desktops in the middle of May, according to a slide from the company’s presentation. While the chips will “officially” support overclocking, they may not necessarily get popular among enthusiasts. Intel intends to …

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Intel could limit “Broadwell” LGA1150 CPU family to two chips

Intel Corp.’s code-named “Broadwell” microprocessors are not going to have a long lifespan on any markets since their successors – code-named “Skylake” chips – are ready to hit the market. Moreover, if a new media report is correct, the world’s largest chipmaker plans to limit availability of “Broadwell” CPUs on the …

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Overclockers UK introduces Renda frequency enhanced workstations

Professional graphics workstations are aimed at creative professionals who are supposed to generate beautiful visuals and inspiring designs. Ironically, virtually all workstations lack any creative touch themselves, whether it is about style or enhancements in terms of performance. Overclockers UK decided to change that with Renda family of workstations. The …

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Asus reveals new Z97-Pro Gamer motherboard

Asus is set to launch a new Z97 motherboard in Europe, the Z97-Pro Gamer, built with all of the gaming necessities at a fairly affordable price point. The motherboard will come with a handful of ROG series features such as the Asus Sonic Radar II overlay and Supreme FX audio. …

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Release of Intel’s ‘Skylake-S’ may disrupt motherboard market

Although the release of the code-named “Skylake-S” microprocessors in the second quarter of 2015 could please some users and generate additional demand for personal computers, for makers of mainboards as well as some other computer components it will create a rather huge mess. As reported earlier, Intel Corp.’s “Skylake-S” microprocessors …

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Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard Review

While Biostar may not be the first company that springs to mind when we ask you to name a motherboard vendor, the Taiwanese board maker does have a long history of providing well-priced Intel- and AMD-based components. We take a look at Biostar’s competitively-priced Z97 flagship – the Hi-Fi Z97WE. …

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MSI show off upcoming Z97 black and white motherboard

The cat is out of the bag, MSI is coming out with a black and white themed Z97 motherboard dubbed the ‘Z97 SLI Krait Edition’. This new motherboard was born out of sheer consumer demand. Color themed PC builds have become pretty common in recent years, something that MSI knows very well …

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MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Review

Flagship parts on a mainstream platform can cause confusion for motherboard vendors. Do they go all-out, offering 4-way SLI and CrossFire via a PLX chip, with the knowledge that many people inclined for such configurations will use a HEDT platform instead? Or do they put that expenditure into a full-blooded …

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Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

Continuing our recent focus on gaming motherboards, we have the Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 7 in for review. Hitting retail with an aggressive sub-£140 price tag, Gigabyte is aiming to lure in potential buyers with the Gaming 7 motherboard’s gaming-orientated features, striking colour scheme, and four-year warranty.  Fusing together the company’s high-performance G1 Audio with …

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YOYOTech launches Warbird Z7

As you’d expect, with the advent of a new Intel chipset, every major computer brand is pushing through new ranges of systems that promise to be better, faster and more feature-rich than anything you’ve seen before. KitGuru casts an eye over the interwibble and picks out one such newbie. We …

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MSI showcase next generation motherboards @ Cebit

We managed to get some time with MSI’s Joran Schoonderwoerd at the MSI stand in CEBIT – check out the video below. Under NDA we can’t divulge any information on the upcoming boards and the board names are partially masked to protect the Intel NDA, but we have attached some …

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Launch date of Intel’s next-gen chipsets revealed

While not everything is clear about Intel Corp.’s new microprocessor introduction plans, it looks like the company has finalized its desktop chipset launch schedule. According to a media report, Intel’s new core-logic sets aimed at enthusiasts will debut in mid-May. Such a release timetable will allow Intel and its partners …

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