Intel articles

Intel's Compute Card is modular hardware for Internet of Things devices

Modular hardware hasn’t exactly resonated with consumers. PC-on-a-stick devices like Intel’s Compute Stick and the sea of me-too devices that followed seemingly vanished overnight. Similarly, modular smartphone concepts like Project Ara never made it off the ground while companies like LG…

Kaby Lake comes to the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 line

Lenovo has refreshed its popular ThinkPad X1 line with new internals and features. The core design of the X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga and X1 Tablet remains largely the same, but these updates keep the line competitive with other professional-oriented laptop and…

Intel Core i7-7700K overclocked past 7GHz barrier

Intel has been seeding samples of its upcoming Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake desktop CPU to reviewers and professional hardware enthusiasts ahead of what’ll likely be an official unveiling at CES 2017. One such recipient, Allen “Splave” Golibersuch, recently shared good…

Asrock Beebox-S 7200U: Kaby Lake vs. Skylake

I've been using the Asrock Beebox as my day to day HTPC for a few months and it's been doing a fantastic job, so I didn't expect it to be replaced so soon. Nonetheless, Asrock has sent an updated Beebox-S model sporting Intel's new 7th-generation processor based on the Kaby Lake-U architecture.

Intel creates a dedicated self-driving tech business unit

Earlier this week Intel announced a partnership with Mobileye and Delphi centered on self-driving technology, with the goal of delivering a fully functioning system by 2019. Now, the company is officially elevating ambitions in the automotive space creating a new…

HP Z2 Mini boasts workstation-class specs in a tiny package

HP has unveiled a mini workstation aimed at architects, engineers, and other professionals that rely on graphics-intensive computer-aided design (CAD) software. The HP Z2 Mini measures a mere 2.3 inches tall and 8.5 inches wide, but packs workstation-class parts like…

Building an Affordable 16-Core, 32-Thread Xeon Monster PC

#ThrowbackThursday Released in 2012 for a whopping $1,550, thousands of Xeon E5-2670 CPUs have hit the secondhand market as data centers upgraded their servers. This 4-year old CPU delivers 8 cores clocked at 2.6GHz with a 3.3GHz turbo frequency and a large 20MB L3 cache, but with supply overwhelming demand prices have plummeted. Or seen from another perspective: it's now possible to build an insanely affordable 16-core/32-thread beast for less than a flagship Core i7.