Intel articles

Intel gives its tiny socketed motherboard a name: 5x5

Between Intel’s NUC lineup, its Compute Stick (plus its many copycats) and the plethora of Chromeboxes, there’s never been a better time to buy a computer with a seriously small footprint. Heck, they’re even cramming computers into mice these days! …

Leaked slides detail Intel Skylake-U ultra-low-power CPU lineup

Intel's first Skylake processors for desktop systems launched just last week, but it could still be several months before we see Skylake variants for laptops and ultraportables. The exact specifications for these CPUs may not come as a surprise though,…

Intel Z170 vs. Z97 chipset: What is the difference?

The new Skylake-S CPUs use a new microarchitecture which means that the socket on the CPU and motherboard are physically different from the previous generation. To accomodate this change, Intel has also launched the Z170 chipset to go along with…

Intel Core i7-6700K Review: Skylake arrives with the latest 'tock'

Whereas Broadwell was a 'tick' in Intel's "tick-tock" release cycle, Skylake is a 'tock', which means the same manufacturing process along architecture improvements. Chief among the changes is a new LGA1151 socket, which will require a new motherboard that supports an Intel 100 Series chipset, as well as support for DDR4 memory. On hand today we have the Core i7-6700K, a quad-core processor operating at a base clock of 4.0GHz.