New 300-series chipsets in tow
In addition to performance and ultra low-power mobile U-series parts, Intel has also released a couple of new 8th generation Core Coffee Lake desktop SKUs, mostly in the low-power segment.
Quad-core, Iris Plus IGP, and a new chipset
In addition to the new 8th gen performance mobile Coffee Lake parts, Intel has also announced four new SKUs that will be a part of its U-series (ultra-low power) mobile CPUs, featuring four-core/eight-thread design, new Iris Plus IGP with 128MB of eDRAM, new 300-series chipset, and Intel Optane memory support to the thin notebook market.
Discrete graphics solutions too
Intel dropped the nuclear news on Wednesday that Raja Koduri will become its chief architect, snf senior vice president of the newly formed Core and Visual Computing Group, and general manager of a new initiative to drive "edge" computing solutions.
Review Roundup: Good performance, lousy availability and new chipset
Intel's 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs are now finally "available" and with plenty of reviews around, we get to see what Intel's move to a six-core mainstream lineup has to bring to the table, offering good performance but suffering from lousy availability, a need for a completely new motherboard and the choice to still use TIM.
Attractive Ryzen powered laptops
AMD hasn’t been the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to laptops for a long time but it looks like this is about to change very soon. Lisa Su, AMD's charismatic CEO, confirmed that Mobile Ryzen will be shipping for the holiday season. You can expect to see some announcements rather soon.
Kaby Lake CPU and Pascal GPU
Razer said it has updated its Blade and Blade Stealth notebooks with some new and shiny hardware, including Intel's latest Kaby Lake CPUs and Nvidia Pascal-based GPUs, all in time to show them off at the PAX show this weekend.
Along with USB 3.1 generation 2 support and improved GPU
The dark satanic rumour mill has suggested that Skylake's successor, Kaby Lake, with its 14nm goodness might be responsible for the death of the Core m5/m7 name.
Boffins at MIT have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a new chip design which fixes some of the problems of parallel processing.
Ready for the next Skylake refresh
Intel has just published a Product Change Notification which appears to indicate that there will be new Celeron, Pentium and Core i3 processors during the next Skylake refresh.