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Intel’s new 10-core Core i7 Extreme Edition costs a whopping $1,723

Authored By Lee Mathews

Intel says that their Extreme Edition processors are made for enthusiasts. By that, they mean people who are enthusiastic about spending nearly two grand on a single part for their rigs. If you’ve […]

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Intel ends Tick-Tock processor release cycle

Authored By Matthew Humphries

Performing a die shrink one year and an optimization the next before repeating the cycle has simply become too difficult as we head towards 10nm chips.

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Microsoft won’t support older versions of Windows on new processors


Intel’s upcoming Skylake processors are going to be something special. One reason: they’ll be the last new Intel CPUs to support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, in accordance with a new policy from […]

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Third-party coolers are bending Intel’s Skylake processors

Authored By Matthew Humphries

Intel is investigating why its chips are bending while third-party manufacturers double check their Skylake coolers are safe.

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Sony unlocks PS4’s 7th processing core for developers

Authored By Matthew Humphries

Microsoft had closed the performance gap to Sony, but with this core unlock the PS4 is sure to pull further ahead of the Xbox One again.

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