Intel unveiled a new generation of Core i5 and Core i7 processors on Monday, promising a 40 percent performance improvement over its current crop of CPUs. The four new chips represent the earliest beginnings of the Core family’s eighth generation, and include two new Core i5 SKUs and two new Core i7 SKUs. They’re U-series chips, which means they’re destined
As well as the Centurion, Alpha is offering a very capable little desktop PC with Celeron or Core i5 configuration options. You’d be forgiven for not recognizing the name Alpha. The company first made a splash back in March when it launched the 14-inch Litebook laptop running Elementary OS on a quad-core Intel Celeron and 4GB of RAM for $249.
A teraflop of performance in an Intel desktop CPU? Yes, please. You’ll need to shell out handsomely to get it, but Intel’s new Core X processor family, unveiled on Tuesday, is designed to handle any task an extreme gamer or video editor can throw at it. Its flagship is the Intel Core i9 7980X Extreme Edition, which boasts 18 cores
The Akasa Plato X7 case is compatible with Core i3, i5, and i7 versions of the 7th generation Intel Kaby Lake NUC. Intel’s NUC platform is putting in a strong showing of late. You can pick one up with Windows 10 for $232, and there’s a range of 7th generation Kaby Lake models now on
The chips support all flavors of DDR4 RAM and allow the same number of “lanes” as the Ryzen 7 and Core i5 for things like graphics, peripherals and M.2 SSDs. All the chips are unlocked for overclocking, so users can push the performance higher than stock settings. They also support the B350 “performance” motherboards, which are a bit less expensive
A handful of companies have already been testing Pilgrim in their apps, including Capital One (whose Wallet app uses it for smarter notifications), SnipSnap (location-aware coupon alerts) and TouchTunes (jukebox control at bars). It’s no secret as to why Foursquare is flinging the doors wide open: this is another big chance to make money from all that valuable location data.