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Intel’s next-generation Alder Lake processors combine high-performance cores and high-efficiency cores into a single product. It’s also the company’s first processor built on a new, enhanced version of 10nm SuperFin and will serve as the foundation for their future desktop and mobile processors that deliver more efficient real-world computing. One person managed to snag not one, but two, Intel Core i9-12900K processors in their retail packaging ahead of their release next month. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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At first glance, you might think this is an actual room filled with the latest gaming gear, but in reality, it’s just an extremely detailed diorama created by modder Suchao Prowphong from Thailand. It was created in collaboration with Intel for Gamer Days 2021 and is actually a high-powered PC that can easily power just about any game. Featuring an Intel Core i7-11700K 3.60 GHZ processor, 16GB of Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB, an ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3060 Ti graphics card, a 1TB Intel SSD 6 M.2, and Thermaltake Toughpower SFX 650W power supply unit. Read more for a short video and additional pictures.
The Intel Core i7-10700KF Desktop Processor was designed for gaming, and you can get one for $264.63 shipped, today only, originally $361. Using Intel’s Hyper-Threading, the core-count is effectively doubled to 16 threads, complete with 16MB of L3 cache, while operating at 3.8 GHz by default, but can boost up to 5.1 GHz, depending on the workload. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.
Remember Apple’s “Get a Mac” campaign that ran from 2006 to 2009? The ones that opened to a minimalist all-white background, and a man dressed in casual clothes introduces himself as an Apple Macintosh computer (Justin Long), while a man in a more formal suit-and-tie combination introduces himself as a Microsoft Windows personal computer (John Hodgman). Now, Intel has hired the former to point out a few shortcomings of Macs, or at least what Intel thinks. Read more for the video and additional information.
Intel’s all-new NUC 9 Extreme NUC9i9QNX (Ghost Canyon) is touted as the smallest gaming PC that you can buy without having to build from scratch. What sets this one apart from others is its modular design, built around Intel’s Compute Element, which means as you outgrow your processor, simply replace the entire Compute Element with a newer version. Read more for two videos and additional information.
A computer enthusiast from Japan who goes by “Samurai Channel” on YouTube posts various videos of daily life, but the ones that really went viral involved cooking real foods on various computer processors. Most modern CPUs are kept cool with computer fans as well as heatsink fans by actively exhausting hot air, but when this doesn’t happen, the temperatures get hot enough to fry an egg, literally. Read more for two videos and additional information.
At first glance, this may appear to be a cooling station of sorts, but it’s actually the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop, which is being touted as the first truly modular desktop system that utilizes the company’s new ultra-compact N1 chassis. It’s compatible with the Intel NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element and seamlessly combines Razer’s minimalistic design language into a gaming chassis to create a one-of-a-kind desktop case, capable of achieving high clock speeds and framerates without the bulk of a full-sized desktop. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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Say goodbye to bulky gaming PCs, and hello to Intel’s Ghost Canyon NUC (Next Unit of Computing) 9 Extreme, which may have a diminutive stature, but is still large enough to hold a dedicated graphics card. Just two screws hold down the lid, which cover its twin 80mm exhaust fans, spring-loaded copper connectors, a pair of Wi-Fi antennas, the power cable, and a modified 500W FlexATX power supply. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Intel Executive Vice President Gregory Bryant previewed Intel’s latest concept device, a foldable OLED tablet that’s been code-named “Horseshoe Bend.” It’s based on Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake mobile processors, and the design is similar in size to a 12-inch laptop with a folding touchscreen display that can be opened up to more than 17-inches. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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The Razer Blade Stealth 13 is touted as the world’s first gaming ultrabook, and rightfully so. Weighing in at 3.1-pounds, the two stealth variants are powered by the Intel 10th Gen Core i7-1065G7 processor, 16GB of fast LPDDR4 3,733MHz dual-channel RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, 512GB PCIe SSD, and the 4K UHD model sports a 13.3″ glass panel with touch integration, complete with Razer’s signature tone-on-tone matte black finish. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.