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2021 Dell Latitude 5520 : Our Hands-On Preview!

Made with bioplastics from trees, the Dell Latitude 5520 is not only more powerful, it promises a longer battery life and other improvements.

Join us for a close look at the new 2021 Dell Latitude 5520 business laptop!

 

Dell Latitude 5520 : 15.6-inch Business Laptop

The Dell Latitude 5520 is a 15.6-inch laptop powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processor, with a longer battery life.

The first Dell laptop to be made with bioplastics from trees, it offers environmentally-conscious businesses a way to minimise their ecological footprint.

 

Dell Latitude 5520 : Specifications + Options

The Dell Latitude 5520 can be configured to suit your requirements.

Here are the options available in Malaysia. You may get different options in other countries.

Specifications 2021 Dell Latitude 5520
Display Size 15.6-inch
Display Options Full HD IPS (1920 x 1200, 250 nits)
HD TN (1366 x 768, 220 nits)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
CPU + GPU Options Intel Core i7-1185G7 + Iris Xe Graphics
Intel Core i5-1145G7 + Iris Xe Graphics
Intel Core i5-1135G7 + Iris Xe Graphics
Memory Options DDR4-3200 (8 / 16 GB)
Storage Options PCIe NVMe SSD (256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB)
Audio Realtek Waves MaxxAudio Pro audio
2 x 2 watt speakers
Dual array microphones
3.5 mm audio jack
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5.1
External Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type C) ports
– with Power Delivery and DisplayPort
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port with PowerShare
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port
1 x HDMI 2.0 port
1 x 3.5 mm audio port
1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
1 x microSD card slot
1 x (optional) micro SIM tray
1 x (optional) smart card reader
Camera 720p webcam only
720p webcam + IR camera
1080p webcam + IR camera
Fingerprint Sensor Optional, integrated into Power button
Keyboard Backlit keyboard
with numeric keypad
Battery 3-cell 42 Whr lithium-ion battery
4-cell 63 Whr lithium-ion battery
Charger 45 watt USB Type C charger
Dimensions 357.8 mm wide
233.3 mm deep
19.87 mm thick
Weight Starting from 1.59 kg

 

Dell Latitude 5520 : Box Contents

The Dell Latitude 5520 comes in a plain brown cardboard box, with minimal materials to waste. Inside, you will find :

  • Dell Latitude 5520 laptop
  • Dell Latitude 5520 quick user guide + safety and regulatory information
  • 65 watt compact charger with USB Type C cable
  • Localised power cord

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Dell Latitude 5520 : A Closer Look!

15.6-inch IPS Display

The Dell Latitude 5520 comes with a large 15.6-inch IPS display, with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It does not have touch capability, which is not needed by most business users.

It has a maximum brightness of 250 nits, which is good enough for indoor use. However, you may have issues using it outdoors in bright sunlight.

For companies on a budget, Dell also offers a HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, and a lower brightness of 220 nits.

Built-In Privacy Shutter

Our review unit came with a high-resolution 1080p webcam, with an IR emitter and camera for Windows Hello facial authentication.

Dell also offers a cheaper 720p webcam, with and without the IR camera.

Both options come with a built-in privacy shutter – a critical feature for security-conscious business users.

Performance

Our Dell Latitude 5520 is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1185G7  processor – a 4-core, 8-thread processor with 12 MB of cache and Iris Xe graphics.

You can also opt for the Core i5-1145G7 or the Core i5-1135G7 – both 4-core, 8-thread processors with Iris Xe graphics.

The processor and its integrated graphics are kept cool by the Dual Opposite Outlet fans, with side venting for improved airflow and cooling performance.

Our unit came with 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory running at 3200 MHz, and a 512 GB Western Digital SN730 NVMe PCIe SSD.

Ports

Despite its large 15.6-inch form factor, the Latitude 5520 is slim at just under 20 mm.

Even so, its slightly thicker chassis lets Dell fit in more ports than slimmer designs like the XPS 13.

On the left side, you will find two Thunderbolt 4 (USB 3.2 Gen 2) Type C ports, both of which support PowerDelivery and DisplayPort output.

The Latitude 5520 is charged using a USB Type C cable, so it must be plugged into one of these two USB Type C ports.

There is a large row of cooling vents, and a slot for the optional Smart Card reader.

On the right side, you will find a microSD card reader, a 3.5 mm microphone and headphone combo port, with two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A ports.

And next to them are a full-sized HDMI 2.0 port, an RJ-45 LAN port, and a wedge security lock.

Keyboard + Touchpad

The Dell Latitude 5520 has a full-sized backlit keyboard, with a numeric keypad.

Business users will love the numeric keypad, but it may need some getting used to for those who are migrating from “regular laptops”.

The touchpad is reasonably sized, but offset to the left – something you may need to get used to.

Connectivity

Our Dell Latitude 5520 comes with the Intel AX201 module, which offers Wi-Fi 6 connectivity with 2×2 antennas and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.

On top of that, it comes with an RJ-45 LAN port built-in, giving you access to the best and fastest possible network connectivity.

Audio

The Dell Latitude 5520 features two front-firing speakers with 2 watts power output, powered by Realtek Waves MaxxAudio Pro.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm microphone / headphone combo jack, and dual microphone array.

 

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Dell XPS 13 (9300) Review : Incredible Ultra-Light Laptop!

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) features the first-ever InfinityEdge display with Gorilla Glass 6 protection.

Find out why we think it’s an incredible ultra-light laptop worthy of our Reviewer’s Choice Award!

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Featuring The InfinityEdge Display

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) continues the evolution of the XPS 13 line, with an ultra-light chassis built from machined aluminium and woven glass fibre, with Gorilla Glass 6 protection.

With the first-ever InfinityEdge display, the XPS 13 (9300) offers a 13.4-inch display in an 11-inch form factor, that fits neatly on an airplane’s seat tray.

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Colour Options

Our unit comes in the Frost White colour with an Arctic White woven glass fibre palm rest.

Dell also offers the Platinum Silver colour option, with a Black carbon fiber palm rest.

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Specifications + Options

Specifications XPS 13 9300
Display Size 13.4-inch
Display Options 4K touch screen (3840 x 2400)
Full HD touch screen (1920 x 1200)
Full HD non-touch (1920 x 1200)
Display Features WLED backlight
60 Hz refresh rate
500 nits max. brightness
35 ms response time
1200:1 contrast ratio
Colour Gamut 4K : 90% DCI-P3
Full HD : 100% sRGB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
CPU + GPU Options Intel Core i7-1065G7 + Iris Plus Graphics
Intel Core i5-1035G1 + UHD Graphics
Intel Core i3-1005G1 + UHD Graphics
Memory Options LPDDR4X-3733 (8 / 16 / 32 GB)
LPDDR4-3733 (4 GB)
Storage Options PCIe NVMe SSD (512 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB)
Audio Realtek ALC3281-CG audio chip
2 x 2.5 watt speakers
Dual microphone array
3.5 mm audio jack
Wireless Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5.1
External Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type C) ports
– with Power Delivery and DisplayPort
1 x 3.5 mm audio port
1 x microSD card slot
Camera HD webcam
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, capacitive 500 dpi sensor
Keyboard Backlit keyboard
19.05 x 18.05 mm key pitch
Touchpad 1300 x 722 pixel resolution
Battery 4-cell 52 Whr lithium-ion battery
Charger 45 watt USB Type C charger
Dimensions 296 mm wide
199 mm deep
14.8 mm thick
Weight 1.27 kg (touch screen)
1.20 kg (non-touch)

 

Unboxing The Dell XPS 13 (9300) Laptop

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) comes in a premium white cardboard box. Once you fully unbox it, you will find these items :

  • Dell XPS 13 (9300) laptop
  • Dell USB Type C to USB Type A dongle
  • 45 watt charger with integrated USB Type C cable
  • Power cord with localised plug
  • XPS 13 9300 Quick Start Guide + Safety and Regulatory Information

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Hands-On Experience!

This Dell XPS 13 (9300) is an eminently thin and light laptop. It offers a 13.4-inch display in an 11-inch form factor that weighs only 1.27 kg, and is less than 15 mm thick.

It easily fits into the smallest laptop bag, and even a large handbag. And when you can fly again, you will love how it fits onto the airplane’s seat tray!

Once you try it out, you will find it hard to go back to regular laptops – you will find them heavy and unwieldy!

Next Page > Dell XPS 13 (9300) : A Closer Look!

 

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Dell XPS 13 (9300) : A Closer Look!

13.4-inch Display In 11-Inch Form Factor

This Dell XPS 13 (9300) model comes with a 4K UHD+ touch display, with a resolution of 3840 x 2400 pixel, a colour gamut of 90% DCI-P3 and DisplayHDR 400 certification.

The incredibly high resolution and wide colour gamut allow your high resolution photos and HDR content to really pop.

Dell also offers a Full HD+ display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and 100% sRGB colour gamut; in both touch and non-touch options.

All three display options are 25% brighter at 500 nits, and are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 against scratches and impact.

Cameras + Security

The thin bezel at the top conceals two cameras – a regular 720p webcam, and an infra-red camera for facial recognition.

So you can either unlock the XPS 13 using the IR camera and Windows Hello, or the fingerprint sensor, which integrated into the power button.

While its 720p webcam may be rather low in resolution, it uses a new 4-element lens for sharper image quality. It also supports temporal noise reduction to improve video quality in low-light conditions.

We hope that Dell would look at upgrading it to a 1080p camera, with a physical or electronics privacy shutter.

Performance

Our Dell XPS 13 (9300) is powered by the Intel Core i7-1065G7 – a 4-core, 8-thread processor with 8 MB of cache and built-in Iris Plus Graphics.

You can opt for a Core i5-1035G1 or the Core i3-1005G1, both of which come with integrated UHD Graphics.

A redesigned cooler keeps things cool, using a single heat pipe and evaporator design with dual condensers and GORE thermal insulation. The hot air is exhausted through the hinge at the back.

It can get a little toasty from the hot exhaust when you use it on your lap, especially if you’re doing compute-intensive tasks like rendering videos.

It also comes with 16 GB of dual-channel LPDDR4X memory running at 3733 MHz. The memory is soldered onto the motherboard and cannot be upgraded.

Our unit came with a 1 TB SK hynix PC611 PCIe NVMe SSD, but you can opt for a smaller 512 GB SSD, or a larger 2 TB SSD.

Ports

Due to its ultra-slim profile – 14.8 mm at its thickest point, the XPS 13 has very limited ports.

On the left side, you will find a microSD card reader; as well as a single Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type C) port, which supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort output

On the right side, you will find a 3.5 mm microphone and headphone combo port, with a second Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type C) port, which also supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort output.

You can plug the USB Type C charging cable into either Thunderbolt 3 port. But unless you are using it on-the-go, you really only have one free port to use.

The good news is Dell actually bundles the XPS 13 (9300) with a free USB Type C to USB Type A dongle, so you can use your USB Type A drives and devices (including cables) with it.

Keyboard + Touchpad

The Dell XPS (9300) comes an edge-to-edge keyboard, and a 17% larger touchpad for maximum working comfort.  The keyboard is backlit, and comes with larger key caps!

It definitely offers a far superior typing experience to the horrible butterfly switch keyboard used in Apple MacBook Pro laptops.

Connectivity

Our XPS 13 (9300) comes with the Killer AX1650 module, which offers Wi-Fi 6 connectivity with 2×2 antennas, and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.

It is much too thin to support a LAN port, but you can add LAN connectivity using a USB-C dongle.

Audio

The two long stripes on both sides of the XPS 13 are not cooling vents, but ports for its 2.5 watt stereo speakers, which are tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro.

Its 3.5 mm microphone / headphone combo jack is also optimised with the 360-degree Waves NX 3D virtual surround sound with head tracking.

Finally, its dual microphone array is powered by Waves MaxxVoice Pro, which supports VOIP and is Cortana Farfield-capable.

Next Page > XPS 13 (9300) Performance, Verdict + Award 

 

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Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Performance

Our Dell XPS 13 (9300) is powered by the 15-watt Intel Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake) with 4 cores and 8 threads, and Iris Plus Graphics with 64 Execution Units.

It comes with 8 MB of cache, and has a 1.3 GHz base frequency that ramps up to 3.5 GHz during intensive tasks.

Our review sample came with 16 GB LPDDR4X-3733 dual-channel memory, and a 1 TB SK hynix PC611 PCIe NVMe SSD.

Work Performance : PCMark 10

The Intel Core i7-1065G7 is a 25 watt processor that can be configured to run at a lower TDP of 15 watt – to improve battery life and reduce thermal output.

At the full 25 watt TDP, it should deliver PCMark 10 scores in excess of 4700. It is obvious now that Dell configured it for the cooler 15 watt TDP. This is why benchmarks are important.

This makes the Dell XPS 13 (9300) about 7.6% slower than the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, which uses the Intel Core i7-10510U processor.

Gaming Performance : 3DMark Time Spy

The integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics sounds powerful on paper – with 64 Execution Units – but it is only about as fast as the NVIDIA GeForce MX130 / GeForce 940MX.

So this is most definitely NOT a gaming laptop, although you should have no problem playing older games and games that are not 3D graphics-intensive like DOTA 2.

Battery Life : YouTube + Modern Office

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) comes with a 4-cell smart lithium-ion battery that is rated for 52 Whr.

Dell claims a battery life of up to 18 hours and 49 minutes with the Full HD+ display, and up to 12 hours and 13 minutes with the 4K UHD+ display.

In our general use, we have no problem working a full day on it without recharging, which makes it really convenient when travelling.

That said, we locked the brightness at 50% – higher than the average of 40% – to see how it performs in these worst-case scenarios :

YouTube Streaming

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) lasted 8 hours 15 minutes streaming YouTube videos in theatre mode using WiFi, before its battery dropped to 10%.

PCMark 10 : Modern Office

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) lasted 6 hours 36 minutes before it powered off while running the Modern Office benchmark.

Battery : Recharging Speed

Its 65 watt fast charger took about 52.5 minutes to hit the mid-point (55%), but 2 hours 23.5 minutes to fully recharge its battery from 10%.

Here are the times it takes to recharge from 10% :

  • 15% – 5 minutes 57 seconds
  • 20% – 11 minutes 53 seconds
  • 25% – 17 minutes 45 seconds
  • 30% – 23 minutes 22 seconds
  • 35% – 29 minutes 25 seconds
  • 40% – 35 minutes 8 seconds
  • 45% – 41 minutes 22 seconds
  • 50% – 46 minutes 56 seconds
  • 55% – 52 minutes 39 seconds
  • 60% – 58 minutes 27 seconds
  • 65% – 64 minutes 13 seconds
  • 70% – 70 minutes 15 seconds
  • 75% – 76 minutes
  • 80% – 81 minutes 58 seconds
  • 85% – 89 minutes 41 seconds
  • 90% – 100 minutes 50 seconds
  • 95% – 118 minutes 45 seconds
  • 100% – 143 minutes 20 seconds

This gives it a battery life : recharging time ratio of 3.45 : 1 for video streaming, and 2.76 : 1 for office work.

As a rule of thumb, you will need to recharge its battery about 22 minutes for every hour of battery life.

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Verdict + Award

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) is a really great ultra-light laptop for people who are always on-the-go.

It packs serious processing power, memory and a huge SSD with the latest wireless connectivity built-in, in a very thin and light package.

It is less than 15 mm at its thickest point, and weighs less than 1.3 kg. But this is something you have to hold in your hand to actually get a feel of how much engineering went into the XPS 13.

Even the latest 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro, powered by the new Apple M1 SoC, is largerthicker at 15.6 mm and weighs more at 1.4 kg!

The extremely thin profile offers some challenges to first time users – limited physical ports. Yet the XPS 13 (9300) managed to squeeze in an extra microSD card reader over the new 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1).

Even so, you will have to live with just two USB Type C ports – one of which is not available when you recharge its battery. Fortunately, the XPS 13 (9300) comes with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connectivity.

Thankfully, Dell threw in a free USB-C to USB-A dongle, so at least you have ready access to your USB Type A drives and devices out-of-the-box.

Security-conscious users will love the fingerprint sensor and IR camera, which allows for easy and secure logins. However, the webcam lacks a physical shutter, and the lid clearance is too tight to safely use a third-party shutter.

As far as battery life is concerned, the XPS 13 (9300) will last more than full day’s work without recharging. After a while, you will get used to leaving the office without the charger!

All-in-all, the Dell XPS 13 (9300) is an engineering marvel that must be experienced to truly understand. If you want the very best Windows 10 ultra-light laptop money can buy, this should be right at the top of the list.

That is why we wholeheartedly award it our Reviewer’s Choice Award!

 

Acknowledgement

We would like to thank Dell for sending us this review unit, and making us part of the #DellInsideCircle

 

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Dell XPS 13 (9300) InfinityEdge Laptop Hands-On Preview!

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) features their first-ever InfinityEdge display, with Gorilla Glass 6 protection!

Here is our hands-on preview of this magnificent ultra-light XPS 13 laptop!

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Featuring The InfinityEdge Display

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) continues the evolution of the XPS 13 line, with an ultra-light chassis built from machined aluminium and woven glass fibre, with Gorilla Glass 6 protection.

With the first-ever InfinityEdge display, the XPS 13 (9300) offers a 13.4-inch display in an 11-inch form factor, that fits neatly on an airplane’s seat tray.

 

Unboxing The Dell XPS 13 (9300) Laptop

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) comes in a premium white cardboard box. Once you fully unbox it, you will find these items :

  • Dell XPS 13 (9300) laptop
  • Dell USB Type C to USB Type A dongle
  • 45 watt charger with integrated USB Type C cable
  • Power cord with localised plug
  • XPS 13 9300 Quick Start Guide + Safety and Regulatory Information

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Hands-On Preview

This Dell XPS 13 (9300) is an eminently thin and light laptop. It offers a 13.4-inch display in an 11-inch form factor that weighs only 1.27 kg, and is less than 15 mm thick.

It easily fits into the smallest laptop bag, and even a large handbag. And when you can fly again, you will love how it fits onto the airplane’s seat tray!

13.4-inch Display In 11-Inch Form Factor

This Dell XPS 13 (9300) model comes with a 4K UHD+ touch display, with a resolution 3840 x 2400 pixels, colour gamut of 90% DCI-P3 and DisplayHDR 400 certification.

Dell also offers a Full HD+ display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and 100% sRGB colour gamut; in both touch and non-touch options.

All three display options are 25% brighter at 500 nits, and are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 against scratches and impact.

Cameras + Security

The thin bezel at the top conceals two cameras – a regular 720p webcam, and an infra-red camera for facial recognition.

So you can either unlock the XPS 13 using the IR camera and Windows Hello, or the fingerprint sensor, which integrated into the power button.

While its 720p webcam may be rather low in resolution, it uses a new 4-element lens for sharper image quality. It also supports temporal noise reduction to improve video quality in low-light conditions.

Performance

Our Dell XPS 13 (9300) is powered by the Intel Core i7-1065G7 – a 4-core, 8-thread processor with 8 MB of cache and built-in Iris Plus Graphics.

You can opt for a Core i5-1035G1 or the Core i3-1005G1, both of which come with integrated UHD Graphics.

A redesigned cooler keeps things cool, using a single heat pipe and evaporator design with dual condensers and GORE thermal insulation. The hot air is exhausted through the hinge at the back.

It also comes with 16 GB of dual-channel LPDDR4X memory running at 3733 MHz. The memory is soldered onto the motherboard and cannot be upgraded.

Our unit came with a 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD, but you can opt for a smaller 512 GB SSD, or a larger 2 TB SSD.

Ports

Due to its ultra-slim profile – 14.8 mm at its thickest point, the XPS 13 has very limited ports.

On the left side, you will find a microSD card reader; as well as a single Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type C) port, which supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort output

On the right side, you will find a 3.5 mm microphone and headphone combo port, with a second Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type C) port, which also supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort output.

You can plug the USB Type C charging cable into either Thunderbolt 3 port. But unless you are using it on-the-go, you really only have one free port to use.

The good news is Dell actually bundles the XPS 13 (9300) with a free USB Type C to USB Type A dongle, so you can use your USB Type A drives and devices (including cables) with it.

Keyboard + Touchpad

The Dell XPS (9300) comes an edge-to-edge keyboard, and a 17% larger touchpad for maximum working comfort.  The keyboard is backlit, and comes with larger key caps!

Connectivity

Our XPS 13 (9300) comes with the Killer AX1650 module, which offers Wi-Fi 6 connectivity with 2×2 antennas, and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.

It is much too thin to support a LAN port, but you can add LAN connectivity using a USB-C dongle.

Audio

The two long stripes on both sides of the XPS 13 are not cooling vents, but ports for its 2.5 watt stereo speakers, which are tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro.

Its 3.5 mm microphone / headphone combo jack is also optimised with the 360-degree Waves NX 3D virtual surround sound with head tracking.

Finally, its dual microphone array is powered by Waves MaxxVoice Pro, which supports VOIP and is Cortana Farfield-capable.

Battery + Charging

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) comes with a 4-cell smart lithium-ion battery that is rated for 52 Whr.

Dell claims a battery life of up to 18 hours and 49 minutes with the Full HD+ display, and up to 12 hours and 13 minutes with the 4K UHD+ display.

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Colour Options

Our unit comes in the Frost White colour with an Arctic White woven glass fibre palm rest.

Dell also offers the Platinum Silver colour option, with a Black carbon fiber palm rest.

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Specifications + Options

Specifications XPS 13 9300
Display Size 13.4-inch
Display Options 4K touch screen (3840 x 2400)
Full HD touch screen (1920 x 1200)
Full HD non-touch (1920 x 1200)
Display Features WLED backlight
60 Hz refresh rate
500 nits max. brightness
35 ms response time
1200:1 contrast ratio
Colour Gamut 4K : 90% DCI-P3
Full HD : 100% sRGB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
CPU + GPU Options Intel Core i7-1065G7 + Iris Plus Graphics
Intel Core i5-1035G1 + UHD Graphics
Intel Core i3-1005G1 + UHD Graphics
Memory Options LPDDR4X-3733 (8 / 16 / 32 GB)
LPDDR4-3733 (4 GB)
Storage Options PCIe NVMe SSD (512 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB)
Audio Realtek ALC3281-CG audio chip
2 x 2.5 watt speakers
Dual microphone array
3.5 mm audio jack
Wireless Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5.1
External Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type C) ports
– with Power Delivery and DisplayPort
1 x 3.5 mm audio port
1 x microSD card slot
Camera HD webcam
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, capacitive 500 dpi sensor
Keyboard Backlit keyboard
19.05 x 18.05 mm key pitch
Touchpad 1300 x 722 pixel resolution
Battery 4-cell 52 Whr lithium-ion battery
Charger 45 watt USB Type C charger
Dimensions 296 mm wide
199 mm deep
14.8 mm thick
Weight 1.27 kg (touch screen)
1.20 kg (non-touch)

 

Acknowledgement

We would like to thank Dell for making us part of the #DellInsideCircle

 

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MSI GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops : Price + Specifications!

MSI just released details of their upcoming GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops, that are now available for pre-order!

Take a look at the specifications and price list of the MSI GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops!

 

GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops : Ampere Goes Mobile!

At CES 2021, NVIDIA announced the coming availability of Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops!

Starting 26 January 2021, NVIDIA partner brands like MSI will begin shipping RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 gaming laptops, followed by RTX 3060 gaming laptops from 2 February 2021 onwards.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series mobile GPUs are built on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, giving them 2nd Gen Ray Tracing cores and 3rd Gen Tensor Cores.

  • New Streaming Multiprocessors : Delivering 2X the FP32 performance of NVIDIA Turing, and 30 Shader-TFLOPS of processing power
  • 2nd Gen RT Cores : Delivering 2X the performance of NVIDIA Turing, plus concurrent ray tracing and compute, with 58 RT-TFLOPS of processing power.
  • 3rd Gen Tensor Cores : Up to 2X the performance of NVIDIA Turing, with 238 Tensor-TFLOPS of processing power.

  • NVIDIA RTX IO : Enables rapid GPU-based loading and game asset decompression, accelerating I/O performance by up to 100X. When used in conjunction with Microsoft DirectStorage API, it offloads the work to the RTX GPU, improving frame rates and enabling near-instantaneous game loading.
  • GDDR6X Memory : Delivers close to 1 TB/s of memory bandwidth, improving gaming performance.
  • Custom Samsung 8N Process Technology : Delivers higher transistor density and greater efficiency.
  • HDMI 2.1 : Delivers single-cable connection to 8K HDR TVs and monitors for ultra-high resolution gaming.
  • AV1 Decode : First discrete GPUs to support hardware decoding of the new AV1 codec, allowing for up to 8K HDR videos at 50% less bandwidth.

 

MSI GS66 Stealth GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops

MSI is introducing two GS66 Stealth gaming laptops :

  • a premium model powered by the Core i9-10980HK processor with GeForce RTX 3080 graphics, and
  • a more affordable model powered by Core i7-10870H processor with GeForce RTX 3070 graphics.

Specifications GS66 Stealth
RTX 3080
GS66 Stealth
RTX 3070
Display Size 15.6-inch
Display Resolution 3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 60 Hz 300 Hz
Colour Gamut 100% Adobe RGB Almost 100% sRGB
CPU Intel Core i9-10980HK Intel Core i7-10870H
Memory 2 x 32 GB DDR4-3200 2 x 16 GB DDR4-3200
GPU GeForce RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3070
Storage 2 TB PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5.2
Keyboard SteelSeries Keyboard with per-key RGB
Price RM 17,999
~US$4,449
~£3,235
~A$5,756
S$5,699
RM 10,999
~US$2,719
~£1,977
~A$3,518
S$3,499

 

MSI GE76 | GE66 Raider GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops

The MSI GE76 Raider is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop, powered by the Intel Core i7-10870H processor, paired with the GeForce RTX 3070.

The smaller MSI GE66 Raider has a 15.6-inch display, and is powered by the Intel Core i7-10870H processor, paired with the faster GeForce RTX 3080.

Specifications GE76
Raider
GE66
Raider
Display Size 17.3-inch 15.6-inch
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 240 Hz 300 Hz
Colour Gamut Close to 100% sRGB
CPU Intel Core i7-10870H
Memory 2 x 8 GB DDR4-3200 2 x 16 GB DDR4-3200
GPU GeForce RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3080
Storage 2 TB PCIe SSD 1 TB PCIe SSD
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5.2
Keyboard SteelSeries Keyboard with per-key RGB
Price RM 9,999
~US$2,472
~£1,798
~A$3,196
~S$3,279
RM 14,999
~US$3,708
~£2,698
~A$4,794
~S$4,918

 

MSI GF65 Thin GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptop

The MSI GF65 Thin is a thin-and-light 15.6-inch gaming laptop, powered by the Intel Core i7-10750H processor, paired with the GeForce RTX 3060.

Specifications GF65 Thin
Display Size 15.6-inch
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 144 Hz
CPU Intel Core i7-10750H
Memory 2 x 8 GB DDR4-3200
GPU GeForce RTX 3060
Storage 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5.1
Keyboard Red backlit keyboard
Price RM 5,129
~US$1,268
~£923
~A$1,638
~S$1,681

 

MSI GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops : Where To Buy?

Here are some direct purchase / pre-order links for the MSI GeForce RTX 30 gaming laptops :

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

Australia

 

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2020 HP OMEN 15 Gaming Laptop : What You Need To Know!

The new 2020 HP OMEN 15 offers better gaming performance, and a 15.6-inch display with a phenomenal 300 Hz refresh rate!

Here is what you need to know about the latest OMEN gaming laptop from HP!

 

2020 HP OMEN 15 : What You Need To Know!

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop, built around the 10th Gen Intel processor, and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q GPU.

It features a new redesigned chassis, with a smaller footprint over the last generation, and a new OMEN diamond logo in a blue to green gradient.

Gaming Performance

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 comes with two 10th Gen Intel processor options :

  • Core i7-10750H – a 6-core, 12-thread processor with a 12 MB L3 cache
  • Core i5-10300H – a 4-core, 8-thread processor with an 8 MB L3 cache

Graphics-wise, you have a lot more options to choose from, albeit all NVIDIA GPUs :

OMEN Tempest Cooling Technology

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 comes with the industry’s first IR thermopile sensor optimise cooling performance and reduce noise levels.

And its OMEN Tempest Cooling Technology features enlarged vent openings and up to a 12 V fan with three-sided venting for five-way airflow!

15.6-inch Display With 4K or 300 Hz Options!

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 has a 15.6-inch display, with different panel options to suit your requirements.

Those who want to work and game on the OMEN 15 can opt for the 4K AMOLED display, with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut and HDR 400 support.

HP Fast Charge

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 comes with either a 3-cell or a 6-cell battery, which supports HP Fast Charge.

If you are in need of a fast charge, just power it down and you can go from 0% to 50% in just 45 minutes!

RGB vs Red Backlit Keyboard

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 comes with a full-sized keyboard, with 26-key rollover, and anti-ghosting technology.

You can opt for either a simple dragon red backlight, or a 4-zone RGB backlight, to complement its shadow black keys.

 

2020 HP OMEN 15 : Specifications + Options

Specifications 2020 HP OMEN 15
OS Options Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
CPU Options Intel Core i7-10750H
Intel Core i5-10300H
Chipset Intel HM470
Display Size 15.6-inch
Display Options 4K AMOLED display, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3, HDR400
4K IPS display, 400 nits, 100% sRGB, 120 Hz
FHD IPS display, 300 nits, 100% sRGB, 300 Hz
FHD IPS display, 300 nits, 72% NTSC, 144 Hz
FHD IPS display, 300 nits, 72% NTSC
FHD IPS display, 250 nits, 45% NTSC, 144 Hz
FHD IPS display, 250 nits, 45% NTSC
GPU Options Intel UHD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX GTX 1650
Memory Options 2 x SDRAM slots (dual channel)
Up to 32 GB DDR4-2933
Storage Options Up to 512 GB Intel SSD + 32 GB Intel Optane
Up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
Up to 2 x 512 GB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSDs (RAID 0)
1 x SD card reader
Networking 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX-201 (2×2) + Bluetooth 5
I/O Ports 1 x USB Type C (GTX 1650 and 1650 Ti only)
1 x Thunderbolt 3 (all other models)
1 x USB Type A with HP Sleep and Charge
2 x USB Type A
1 x RJ-45
1 x headphone / microphone combo
1 x power port
1 x Mini DisplayPort
1 x HDMI 2.0a
Keyboard Options Red backlit with / without numeric keypad
4-zone RGB backlit with / without numeric keypad
Touchpad HP Imagepad with multi-touch support
Camera + Mic HD webcam + dual-array digital microphones
Audio Dual speakers by Bang & Olufsen
HP Audio Boost with DTS:X Ultra support
Battery Options 6-cell, 70.29 Wh Li-polymer battery
3-cell, 52.5 Wh Li-polymer battery
Power Adaptor 200 W power adaptor
150 W power adaptor
Dimensions 357.96 mm wide
239.7 mm deep
22.5 mm thick
Weight From 2.36 kg

 

2020 HP OMEN 15 : Price + Availability

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 is available with immediate effect, with a starting price of RM4,439 – approximately US$1,089 / £816 / A$1,469 / S$1,459.

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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2020 Surface Laptop Go : Price + Availability In Malaysia!

Microsoft just announced the official price list and availability of the 2020 Surface Laptop Go in Malaysia! Check them out!

 

2020 Surface Laptop Go : What Is It?

The Surface Laptop Go is Microsoft’s lightest and most affordable laptop option for both business and home users.

The 2020 Surface Laptop Go boasts a 12.4-inch PixelSense touchscreen display, a large precision trackpad and a full-sized keyboard with 1.3 mm key travel.

It is built around the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, and comes with up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of SSD storage.

They also come with a built-in 720p HD camera with Studio Microphones and Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio support.

For a quick and secure sign-in, select 2020 Surface Laptop Go models have a Fingerprint Power Button with One Touch sign-in through Windows Hello.

They all have a long battery life of up to 13 hours, with Fast Charging capability, to let users keep working all day.

Finally, they all have both USB Type A and USB Type C ports, an 3.5 mm radio jack and the Surface connector.

 

2020 Surface Laptop Go : Price + Availability In Malaysia!

The 2020 Surface Laptop Go is available in Malaysia, starting 24 November 2020, at these price points :

2020 Surface Laptop Go Consumers Business
Core i5, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC RM 2,758
Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD RM 3,388 RM 3,780
Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD RM 4,288 RM 4,561
Core i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD RM 5,416

Here are some online purchase options :

Surface for Business devices provides specific experiences and features built especially for commercial customers including :

  • enterprise-grade security, and leading modern management with Autopilot,
  • Surface Enterprise Management Mode (SEMM) and Microsoft Intune.
  • Windows 10 Pro comes standard on Surface for Business devices
  • In addition to the standard hardware warranty, Surface for Business customers get free Advanced Exchange – a warranty service with expedited device replacement, at no additional cost.

 

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11th Gen Intel Core (Tiger Lake) : What You Need To Know!

Intel just unveiled Tiger Lake – the 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processor family, built on the 10nm SuperFin process technology!

Here is what you need to know about the new 10nm mobile processors that will soon come to a laptop near you!

 

11th Gen Intel Core (Tiger Lake) : A Quick Primer!

11th Gen Intel Core, codenamed Tiger Lake, is the newly-launched mobile processor family, designed for thin and light laptops.

Built on the new Willow Cove microarchitecture, and fabricated on the 10 nm SuperFin process, it offers a bevy of new features :

  • LPDDR4X Support : allows for fast and more power-efficient LPDDR4X memory.
  • New Intel Iris Xe graphics : significantly improved graphics performance, with up to 96 EUs
  • New Intel DL Boost instruction set : enables neural network inferencing on integrated graphics, with native support for INT8
  • Hardware Security : through Intel Control Flow Enforcement Technology (CET) and Intel Total Memory Encryption.
  • AV1 CODEC Support : hardware decoding for power-efficient 4K streaming
  • PCI Express 4.0 Support : allows for higher PCI Express bandwidth
  • Dolby Vision Support : allows for 20% better power consumption
  • Thunderbolt 4 Support : adds support for up to four Thunderbolt 4 ports

 

11th Gen Intel Core (Tiger Lake) : Official Tech Briefing

For those who want an in-depth look at the 11th Gen Intel Core (Tiger Lake) mobile processors, what’s better than the official Intel tech briefing?

 

11th Gen Intel Core (Tiger Lake) : Specifications

Intel is offering their Tiger Lake processors in two package designs, with two variable TDP ranges.

UP3-Class 11th Gen Intel Core Processors (12-28W)

Specifications Core i7
1185G7
Core i7
1165G7
Core i5
1135G7
Core i3
1125G4
Core i3
1115G4
Fab Process 10 nm
Core / Thread 4 / 8 2 / 4
Base Clock (28W) 3.0 GHz 2.8 GHz 2.4 GHz 2.0 GHz 3.0 GHz
Single Core Turbo 4.8 GHz 4.7 GHz 4.2 GHz 3.7 GHz 4.1 GHz
Multi-Core Turbo 4.3 GHz 4.1 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.3 GHz 4.1 GHz
L2 Cache 5 MB 2.5 MB
L3 Cache 12 MB 8 MB 6 MB
Graphics Cores 96 80 48
Graphics Clock 1.35 GHz 1.3 GHz 1.25 GHz
Memory Support DDR4-3200
LPDDR4x-4266

DDR4-3200
LPDDR4x-3733

TDP 12 W to 28 W

UP4-Class 11th Gen Intel Core Processors (7-15W)

Specifications Core i7
1160G7
Core i5
1130G7
Core i3
1120G4
Core i3
1110G4
Fab Process 10 nm
Core / Thread 4 / 8 2 / 4
Base Clock (15W) 1.2 GHz 1.1 GHz 1.1 GHz 1.8 GHz
Single Core Turbo 4.4 GHz 4.0 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.9 GHz
Multi-Core Turbo 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz 3.0 GHz 3.9 GHz
L2 Cache 5 MB 2.5 MB
L3 Cache 12 MB 8 MB 6 MB
Graphics Cores 96 80 48
Graphics Clock 1.1 GHz
Memory Support LPDDR4x-4266
TDP 7 W to 15 W

 

11th Gen Intel Core (Tiger Lake) : Performance

Intel is targeting their top-of-the-line Tiger Lake processor – the Core i7-1185G7 – against the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U.

We have to point out that this may not be quite a fair comparison since the Ryzen 7 4800U is an 8-core, 16-thread processor with an 8-core Vega GPU and a 15W TDP.

But that’s what Intel is showcasing – a face-off between their Core i7-1185G7 and the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U.

 

Intel Evo : Project Athena Second Edition

Intel is also introducing the Intel Evo platform, as part of the Project Athena Second Edition program.

Based on 11th Gen Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics, Intel Evo laptops must meet the Project Athena Second Edition experiences :

  • Consistent responsiveness on battery
  • System wake from sleep in less than 1 second
  • Nine or more hours of real-world battery life on systems with FHD displays
  • Fast charging with up to a four-hour charge in under 30 minutes on systems with FHD displays

To qualify for the Intel Evo platform and branding, laptop designs will have to meet or exceed these minimum specifications :

  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) 802.11ax
  • Thunderbolt 4
  • ≥ 256GB PCIe / NVMe SSD
  • ≥ 8GB Dual Channel Memory
  • Bluetooth 5 with Audio Offload
  • > 2 digital microphones of at least 63dB Signal to Noise ratio and +/- 1dB matching
  • High fidelity audio codec / speaker tuning and Intel Smart Sound Technology
  • Speaker Sound Pressure Level >78dB @ 50 cm and bass frequency <353 Hz
  • User-facing camera ≥ HD/720p @ 30fps
  • Voice Assistant with WoV – Cortana Premium Far Field requirements (≥4 m effective)

 

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2020 Acer Predator Helios 300 : What You Need To Know!

Acer just launched the 2020 Predator Helios 300, with the latest 10th Gen Intel processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics.

Here is what you need to know about the refreshed Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop!

 

2020 Acer Predator Helios 300 : What You Need To Know!

The newly-refreshed 2020 Acer Predator Helios 300 is available in two variants, differing only in their processor choice.

The base model comes with a 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10300H processor, while the top-of-the-line model has a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H processor.

They both come with a large 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with a 144 Hz refresh rate, powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics.

In addition to a large and fast 512 GB PCIe SSD, it comes with a spare SSD slot, and a spare HDD slot, for storage upgrades.

The 2020 Predator Helios 300 comes with Killer AX1650 for fast Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and Killer E2500 for Gigabit LAN connectivity.

 

2020 Acer Predator Helios 300 : Specifications

For your convenience, we compare the two 2020 Predator Helios 300 variants in this table :

Specifications Predator Helios 300
(Intel Core i7)
Predator Helios 300
(Intel Core i5)
Model PH315-53-77CF PH315-53-5462
Display 15.6-inch IPS display (144 Hz)
– Full HD resolution
(1920 x 1080)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel Core i7-10750H Intel Core i5-10300H
Memory 1 x 8 GB DDR4-2933 (upgradable to 32 GB)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB)
Storage 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
1 x SSD slot, 1 x HDD slot
Connectivity Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
Killer Ethernet E2500
Bluetooth 5.0
Card Reader SD Card Reader
Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x HDMI 2.0 with HDCP
1 x mini Display Port 1.4
Audio DTS X Audio
Webcam Acer HD Webcam (1280 x 720)
Dimensions 363.4 mm wide
255 mm deep
22.9 mm thick
Weight 2.2 kg

 

2020 Acer Predator Helios 300 : Price + Deal

The 2020 Acer Predator Helios 300 is available with in August 2020, with the following recommended retail price in Malaysia :

  • Intel Core i7 : RM 5,199 (about US$1,226 / £941 / A$1,724 / S$1,688)
  • Intel Core i5 : RM 4,599 (about US$1,085 / £833 / A$1,525 / S$1,493)

However, they are both available with a RM 100 discount during Acer Day 2020 (2 – 4 August 2020) :

  • Intel Core i7 : RM 5,099 (about US$1,203 / £924 / A$1,690 / S$1,656)
  • Intel Core i5 : RM 4,499 (about US$1,061 / £815 / A$1,488 / S$1,460)

In addition, you will receive these free gifts :

  • Acer Predator Mousepad (M)
  • Acer Predator Flask
  • Acer Predator Urban Gaming Backpack
  • Redmi Airdots Earbuds / Acer Slim Wireless Mouse / Predator Cestus 310 Mouse

 

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2020 Dell XPS Desktop : Malaysia Price + Specifications!

The 2020 Dell XPS Desktop 8940 premium PC is coming to Malaysia soon!

Find out what it will cost to own this premium desktop PC, and what configuration options Dell will offer!

 

2020 Dell XPS Desktop : Premium PC!

Designed for maximum performance with massive expandability options, it comes with the latest 10th Gen Intel processor and both AMD and NVIDIA graphics options.

Latest 10th Gen Intel Processors

Dell offers a variety of 10th Gen Intel processors, from the Core i5-10400 all the way to the Core i9-10900K.

AMD + NVIDIA Graphics Options

You can rely on the built-in Intel UHD Graphics processor graphics, or opt for an AMD Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce graphics upgrade.

Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi 6 Connectivity

Built into the Dell XPS Desktop is the Killer AX1650i, which offers Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, which is nearly 3X faster than the previous generation WiFi-AC connectivity.

Smaller With The Same Expandability

Despite being smaller than the last generation (19L vs 23.7L), the XPS Desktop 8940 offers the same expansion options – four storage drives, three tool-less backplane slots, etc.

 

2020 Dell XPS Desktop : Specifications In Malaysia

Here are the base specifications for the 2020 Dell XPS Desktop 8940, with available upgrades, in Malaysia.

Specifications Dell XPS Desktop (8940)
Malaysia Base Specifications
Available Upgrades
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Processor Options Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10600K
Intel Core i7-10700
Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel Core i9-10900
Intel Core i9-10900K
Memory Options 8 GB DDR4-2666
16 GB DDR4-2666
32 GB DDR4-2666
64 GB DDR4-2666
128 GB DDR4-2666
Graphics Options NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
AMD Radeon RX 5300
AMD Radeon RX 5600
AMD Radeon RX 5700

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Storage Options 256 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA hard disk drive
2 TB 7200 RPM SATA hard disk drive
256 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
512 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
1 TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
2 TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
Optical Drive (Optional) NA DVD-RW Drive
Blu-ray Drive
Expansion Slots Up to 2 HDDs
Up to 2 SSDs
3 PCIe slots (x1, x4, x16)
Four DIMM slots (up to 128 GB)
Connectivity Options Killer AX1650i (2×2) 802.11ax + Bluetooth 5.0
Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet
Audio Integrated 5.1 Channel Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Card Reader SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
Front Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x Headset jack
1 x SD card slot
Rear Ports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI 1.4 (Intel UHD Graphics)
1 x DisplayPort 1.2 (Intel UHD Graphics)
1 x Gigabit Ethernet
3 x audio ports (5.1-channel)
Keyboard Dell KB216 Multimedia Keyboard
Mouse Dell MS116 Optical Mouse
PSU Options 360 W PSU 500 W PSU
Dimensions 367 mm high
169 mm wide
308 mm deep
Weight 6.3 kg
Colour Night Sky

 

2020 Dell XPS Desktop : Price + Availability In Malaysia

The 2020 Dell XPS Desktop 8940 will be available by end July 2020, in the Night Sky colour option only.

It has a starting price of RM 3,499 (about US$ 819 / £651 / A$1181 / S$252), with the base specifications above.

 

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Tech ARP Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 20.2

There are so many desktop CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications!

Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 1,338 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare 19 different specifications for each and every desktop processor.

We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates!

To make it easy to compare the specifications, we split it up into three sections for your convenience. Just click on Split List to access them. However, if you prefer to compare all the CPUs for each company in a single table, we also have a single list which can be accessed by clicking on Full List. Just click on the company and the type of list you prefer.

For mobile and workstation CPUs, please refer to our Mobile CPU Comparison Guide and Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide.

 

Revision History

DateRevisionRevision History
28-05-202020.2Added the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-10900KF processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-10900K processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-10900F processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-10900T processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-10700KF processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-10700K processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-10700F processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-10700 processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-10700T processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-10600KF processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-10600K processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-10600 processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-10600T processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-10500F processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-10500 processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-10500T processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-10400F processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-10400 processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-10400T processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-10320 processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-10300 processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-10300T processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-10100 processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-10100T processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Gold G6600 processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Gold G6500 processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Gold G6500T processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Gold G6400 processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Gold G6400T processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G5920 processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G5900 processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G5900T processor.
Total CPUs : 1338
14-04-202020.1Added the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 9 Pro 3900 processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 9 3900 processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 3700 processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3600 processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 3500X processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 3500 processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-10980XE processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-10940X processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-10920X processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-10900X processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-9990XE processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-9980XE processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-9960X processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-9940X processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-9920X processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-9900X processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-9820X processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-9800X processor.
Updated the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor.
Updated the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor.
Updated the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X processor.
Updated the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor.
Updated the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X processor.
Updated the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor.
Total CPUs : 1304
01-08-201920.0Added the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 24-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 12-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700X 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 7 2700E 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 2600E 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 3 2300X quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400GE quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200G quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200GE quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 3 2200GE quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon 240GE dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon 220GE dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon PRO 200GE dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon 200GE dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-9900KS 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-9900K 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-9900KF 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-9900 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-9900T 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-9700K 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-9700KF 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-9700 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-9700F 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-9700T 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-9700TE 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-9600K 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-9600KF 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-9600 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-9600T 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-9500 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-9500F 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-9500T 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-9400 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-9400F 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-9400T 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-9350KF quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-9350K quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-9320 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-9300 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-9300T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-9100 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-9100F quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-9100T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Gold G5620 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Gold G5600T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Gold G5420 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Gold G5420T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G4950 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G4930 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G4930T dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1283
08-05-201819.1Added the Intel Core i7-8700B 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-8700T 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-8600T 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-8600 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-8500T 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-8500B 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-8500 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-8400T 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-8400B 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-8300T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-8300 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-8100T quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1213
25-04-201819.0Updated the specifications of the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1202
27-03-201818.9Added the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G APU.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G APU.
Total CPUs : 1202
16-02-201818.8Added the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G APU.
Added the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G APU.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920.
Total CPUs : 1198
12-10-201718.7Added the Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-7960X 16-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-7940X 14-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1196
03-10-201718.6Added the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920 12-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Ryzen PRO processors.
Total CPUs : 1193
15-09-201718.5Added the Intel Core i7-8700K 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-8700 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-8600K 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-8400 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-8350K quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-8300 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-8100 quad-core processor.
04-08-201718.4Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i9-7920X 12-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i9-7900X 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-7820X 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-7800X 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-7740X quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-7640X quad-core processor.
Removed the Intel Core i7-7740K quad-core processor.
Removed the Intel Core i5-7640K quad-core processor.
Removed the Intel Core i9-7820X 8-core processor.
Removed the Intel Core i9-7800X 6-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1184
20-07-201718.3Added the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 12-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1184
05-07-201718.2Added the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1500 4-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1300 4-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1200 4-core processor.
Updated the Level 1 Cache specifications of the AMD Ryzen family of processors.
Total CPUs : 1180
24-05-201718.1Added the Intel Core i9-7920X (Future) 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-7900X (Future) 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-7820X (Future) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i9-7800X (Future) 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-7740K (Future) quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-7640K (Future) quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1174
02-05-201718.0Added the Intel Core i7-7740K (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-7640K (Future) quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1170
06-04-201717.9Added the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1168
25-01-201717.8Added the Intel Core i3-7350K dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-7320 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-7300T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-7101E dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-7101TE dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-7100 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-7100T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G4600 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G4600T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G4560 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G4560T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G3950 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G3930 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G3930T dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-7700K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-7700 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-7700T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-7600K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-7600 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-7600T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-7500 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-7500T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-7400 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-7400T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-7300 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium G4620 dual-core processor.
Removed the Intel Core i3-7310T dual-core processor.
Removed the Intel Pentium G3950 dual-core processor.
Removed the Intel Pentium G3930 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1161
24-12-201617.7Added the Intel Core i7-7700K quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-7700 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-7700T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-7600K quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-7600 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-7600T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-7500 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-7500T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-7400 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-7400T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-7300 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-7310T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G4620 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3950 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3930 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1150
11-11-201617.6Added the AMD PRO A12-9800 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A12-9800 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD PRO A12-9800E quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A12-9800E quad-core processor.
Added the AMD PRO A12-9700 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A12-9700 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD PRO A12-9700E quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-9700E quad-core processor.
Added the AMD PRO A8-9600 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-9600 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD PRO A6-9500 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-9500 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD PRO A6-9500E dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-9500E dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X4 950 quad-core processor.
Updated the Other Features specification for all AMD processors.
Total CPUs : 1135
11-10-201617.5Added the Voltage Range specification for all Intel Skylake processors.
Added the Maximum Current specification for all Intel Skylake processors.
Added the Intel Pentium J4205 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1120
18-07-201617.4Added the Intel Core i7-6785R quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-6685R quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-6585R quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-6950X 10-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-6900K 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-6850K 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-6800K 6-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1117
10-03-201617.3Added the AMD Athlon X4 870K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon 5370 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A8-7670K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A8-7650K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A6-7470K dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon X4 880K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon X4 860K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon X4 845 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon 5350 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon 5150 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1114
13-02-201617.2Added the Intel Pentium G4400TE dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium J3710 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G3920 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G3902E dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G3900T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G3900E dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G3900TE dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G3900 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron J3160 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron J3060 dual-core processor.
Updated the Bus Speed specification for all Intel Skylake processors.
Total CPUs : 1112
05-02-201617.1Added the AMD A10-7860K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-7470K dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X4 845 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1102
26-01-201617.0Updated the specifications of the AMD A10-7890K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A10-7870K quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1099
18-01-201616.9Added the Intel Core i5-6402P quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-6098P dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-6600T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-6500T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-6400T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-6320 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-6300T dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-6300 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-6100T dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-6100 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1099
17-11-201516.8Added the Intel Core i7-6950X (Future) 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-6900K (Future) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-6850K (Future) 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-6800K (Future) 6-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1097
01-10-201516.7Added the Intel Core i7-6700TE quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-6500TE quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-6100TE quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-4170 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-4160 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-4150 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-4130 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1093
22-09-201516.6Added the AMD A10-7890K (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-7690K (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X4 880K (Future) quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1090
08-09-201516.5Added the AMD FX-4330 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-4320 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A8-7670K quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1087
02-09-201516.4Added the Intel Core i7-6700T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-6700 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-6600 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-6500 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-6400 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-6600T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-6500T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-6400T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-6320 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-6300T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-6300 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-6100T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-6100 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G4520 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G4500T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G4500 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G4400T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G4400 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1086
12-08-201516.3Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-6700K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-6600K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-6600 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-6500 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-6400 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-5960X quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-5930K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-5820K quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1072
13-07-201516.2Added the AMD FX-4200 (OEM) quad-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-4150 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A10-7870K quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1072
10-06-201516.1Added the AMD FX-8170 8-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-8140 8-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-6130 6-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-4320 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-4120 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-6120 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-4130 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1070
03-06-201516.0Added the Intel Core i7-5775R quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-5675R quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-5675C quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-5575R quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-5775C quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1065
18-05-201515.9Added the Intel Core i7-6700K (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-6700 (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-6600K (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-6600 (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-6500 (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-6400 (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-5775C (Future) quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1061
27-04-201515.8Added the AMD A10-7870K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-7670K quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1054
31-03-201515.7Added the Intel Core i3-4370T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4170T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4170 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3470 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3460T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3260T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3260 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1052
27-02-201515.6Added the Intel Core i5-4690K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-5960K 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-5930K 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-5820K 6-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1045
24-02-201515.5Added the AMD A8-7650K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A4-7350B dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X4 860K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X4 840 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X2 450 dual-core processor.
Updated the Transistor Count specification for the AMD "Kabini" family of processors.
Updated the Die Size specification for the AMD "Kabini" family of processors.
Corrected the Transistor Count specification for the AMD "Llano" family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A10-7700K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A8 PRO-7600B quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A8-7600 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1044
02-02-201515.4Added the AMD A10-8850K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A10 PRO-8850B quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A10 PRO-8750B quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A10-8750 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-8650K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8 PRO-8650B quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-8650 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-8550K dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A6 PRO-8550B dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A4 PRO-8350B dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X4 870K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X4 850 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1039
15-12-201415.3Added the AMD Athlon X4 550 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X4 530 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom X4 9700 quad-core processor.
Corrected the specifications of the AMD Athlon 5350 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X6 family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X3 family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X2 family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II X4 family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II X3 family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II X2 family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Sempron 100 family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom X4 family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom X3 family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon 64 FX family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Sempron 3000+ family of processors.
Total CPUs : 1027
08-10-201415.2Added the AMD FX-8370E 8-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-8370 8-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-8320E 8-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-8310 (OEM) 8-core processor.
Added the AMD A10-6800B quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-6500B quad-core processor.
Updated the Maximum Temperature specification for many AMD "Kaveri"-based processors.
Corrected the Transistor Count and Die Size of all AMD "Vishera"-based processors.
Corrected the TDP of the AMD A10 PRO-7800B quad-core processor.
Corrected the TDP of the AMD A10-7800 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1024
08-09-201415.1Added the AMD A4-7300 (Richland) dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A4-6300B (Richland) dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X4 760K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X4 750 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X4 370K dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X4 350 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Sempron X2 250 dual-core processor.
Updated the Release Date specifications for the AMD "Kaveri" family of microprocessors.
Updated the Maximum Temperature specifications for all AMD A4 (Richland) microprocessors.
Updated the Fabrication Process specifications for all AMD "Kaveri" microprocessors.
Removed the AMD A8-7600T quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1018
31-07-201415.0Added the Intel Core i3-4370 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4360T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4160T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4160 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3460 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3450T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3258 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3250T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3250 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1012
17-06-201414.9Added the AMD A10 PRO-7850B quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A10 PRO-7800B quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8 PRO-7600B quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A6 PRO-7400B dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-7400K dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon 5350 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon 5150 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Sempron 3850 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Sempron 2650 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 1003
06-06-201414.8Added the Intel Core i7-5960X 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-5930K 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-5820K 6-core processor.
Total CPUs : 994
13-05-201414.7Added the Intel Core i7-4790K quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3450 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-4790T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-4790S quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-4790 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-4690T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-4690S quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-4690 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-4590T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-4590S quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-4590 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-4460T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-4460S quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-4460 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron G1850 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron G1840T dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron G1840 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron G1830 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron G1820T dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron G1820TE dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron G1820 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 991
07-04-201414.6Added the AMD A10-7800 (Kaveri) quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-7600 (Kaveri) quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-7600T (Kaveri) quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A4-7300 (Kaveri) dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-6420K (Richland) dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-6400B (Richland) dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A4-4020 (Richland) dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 989
07-03-201414.5Added the Intel Core i7-4790T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-4790S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-4785T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4690T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4690S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4590T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4590S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4460T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4460S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4360 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4350T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4350 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4150T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4150 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3440T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3440 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3240T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3240 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G1850 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G1840T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G1840 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 982
06-02-201414.4Added the Intel Core i7-4790 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4690 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4590 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4460 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G1830 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G1820T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G1820TE dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G1820 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 961
13-01-201414.3Updated the specifications of the AMD A10-7850K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A10-7700K quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 953
28-12-201314.2Added the AMD A10-7850K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A10-7700K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A4-6320 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 953
10-12-201314.1Added the AMD A10-6790K quad-core processor.
Updated the Maximum Temperature specifications for the AMD A10-6000 family of processors.
Updated the Maximum Temperature specifications for the AMD A8-6000 family of processors.
Updated the Maximum Temperature specifications for the AMD A6-6400K dual-core processor.
Updated the Maximum Temperature specifications for the AMD A4-6300 dual-core processor.
Updated the Maximum Temperature specifications for the AMD A4-4000 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 950
09-11-201314.0Added the Intel Pentium G3430 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3420 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3420T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3320TE dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3220 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G3220T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium J2850 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron J1850 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron J1750 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G1630 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G1620T dual-core processor.
Corrected the Socket / Slot specification for the Intel Core i7-4960X, 4930K and 4820K processors (Thanks to Hood!)
Updated the Fabrication Process specification for the Intel Ivy Bridge and Intel Haswell processors.
Total CPUs : 949
01-11-201313.9Updated the Voltage, Maximum Current and Maximum Temperature specifications of the Intel Core i7-4900 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage, Maximum Current and Maximum Temperature specifications of the Intel Core i7-4800 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i7-4700 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i5-4600 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i5-4500 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i5-4400 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i3-4300 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i3-4100 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i7-3900 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i7-3800 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i7-3700 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i5-3500 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i5-3400 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i5-3300 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i3-3200 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Pentium G2100 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Pentium G2000 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i7-2600 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i5-2500 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i5-2400 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i5-2300 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Core i3-2100 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Pentium G800 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Pentium G600 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Pentium G500 family of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Current specifications of the Intel Pentium G400 family of processors.
Total CPUs : 938
08-10-201313.8Added the AMD A10-6700T quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-6500T quad-core processor.
Updated the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications for the AMD A10 (Richland) family of processors.
Updated the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications for the AMD A8 (Richland) family of processors.
Updated the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications for the AMD A6 (Richland) family of processors.
Updated the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications for the AMD A4 (Richland) family of processors.
Total CPUs : 938
03-09-201313.7Added the Intel Core i7-4960X 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-4930K 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-4820K quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-4771 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4440S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4440 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-3440S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4340 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4330TE dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4330T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4330 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4130T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4130 dual-core processor.
Removed the Intel Core i3-4158U dual-core processor.
Removed the Intel Core i3-4100U dual-core processor.
Removed the Intel Core i3-4010Y dual-core processor.
Removed the Intel Core i3-4010U dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 936
02-08-201313.6Added the AMD FX-9590 8-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-9370 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-4350 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 927
16-07-201313.5Added the Voltage & Maximum Current specifications for all 4th Generation Intel Core (Haswell-based) processors.
Added the Intel Pentium G2140 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G2120T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G2030 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G2030T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G470 processor.
Total CPUs : 925
04-07-201313.4Added the Intel Core i7-4770TE quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-4770T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-4770S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-4770R quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-4770K quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-4770 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-4765T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4670T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4670S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4670K quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4670 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4570TE dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4570T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4570S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4570 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4430S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-4430 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4158U dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4100U dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4010Y dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-4010U dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 920
30-05-201313.3Added the AMD A10-6800K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A10-6700 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-6600K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-6500 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-6400K dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A4-6300 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A4-4000 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 899
14-05-201313.2Added the AMD FX-6350 6-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-4350 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-6120 6-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-4130 quad-core processor.
Removed the AMD FX-8170 8-core processor.
Removed the AMD FX-B4150 quad-core processor.
Corrected the Multiplier specifications for all AMD FX processors.
Corrected the Multiplier specifications for all AMD A processors.
Total CPUs : 892
11-04-201313.1Added the AMD Athlon II X2 280 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X2 270 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II 170u processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II 42 TWKR quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II 160u processor.
Total CPUs : 890
19-03-201313.0Added the Intel Core i3-3210 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G2130 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G2020 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G2020T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G2010 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G1620 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G1610 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G1610T dual-core processor.
Corrected the Instruction Set specifications for the Intel Pentium E6000 (Wolfdale-3M) family of dual-core processors.
Corrected the Instruction Set specifications for the Intel Pentium E5000 (Wolfdale-3M) family of dual-core processors.
Total CPUs : 887
16-01-201312.9Added the AMD Athlon II X4 750K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X4 740 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X2 340 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-8350 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-8320 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-8350 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-6300 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-4300 quad-core processor.
Corrected the L2 Cache specification of the A10-5800K, A10-5800B and A10-5700B quad-core processors.
Corrected the L2 Cache specification of the A8-5600K, A8-5500 and A8-5500B quad-core processors.
Corrected the L2 Cache specification of the A6-5400 and A6-5400B dual-core processors.
Corrected the L2 Cache specification of the A4-5300 and A4-5300B dual-core processors.
Total CPUs : 879
13-12-201212.8Added the AMD A10-5800B quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-5500B quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-5400B dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-5300B dual-core processor.
Added the Voltage and Maximum Temp. specifications for the AMD A-5000 (Trinity) family of processors.
Added the Maximum Temp. specification for the AMD Athlon II X4 600 (Llano) family of processors.
Added the Maximum Temp. specification for the AMD Athlon X2 (Kuma) family of processors.
Corrected the Release Date, Other Features and L2 Cache specifications for the AMD A-5000 (Trinity) family of processors.
Corrected the Voltage specification for the AMD Athlon II X4 600 (Llano) family of processors.
Total CPUs : 876
20-11-201212.7Added the Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G2120 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G2100T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G645 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G645T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G555 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G550T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G465 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 872
05-11-201212.6Added the AMD FX-8350 8-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-8320 8-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-8300 8-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-6300 6-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-4300 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-5400K dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A4-5300 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A10-5800K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A10-5700 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A8-5600K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A8-5500 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 864
12-09-201212.5Added the Intel Core i5-3350P quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-3240 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-3240T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-3225 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-3220 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-3220T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-2153 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3330 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3330S quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 857
08-08-201212.4Added the AMD A10-5800K dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A10-5700 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-5600K dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-5500 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X4 651K quad-core processor.
Updated the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications for all AMD FX processors.
Total CPUs : 850
25-06-201212.3Added the Intel Pentium G870 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G860T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G694 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G693 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G640 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G640T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G550 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G540T dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3570K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3550 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3470T dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3450 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3450S quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 845
15-05-201212.2Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-8000 series of 8-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-6000 series of 6-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FX-4000 series of quad-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A8-3800 series of quad-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A6-3600 series of quad-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A6-3500 triple-core processor.
Total CPUs : 837
02-05-201212.1Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-3770K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-3770 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-3770S quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-3770T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3570K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3570 (Future) quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3570S (Future) quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3570T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3550 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3550S quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3475S (Future) quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3470 (Future) quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3470S (Future) quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3470T (Future) quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3450 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3450S quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-3330 (Future) quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-3330S (Future) quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 837
17-04-201212.0Added the AMD Athlon II X4 651 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X4 641 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X4 638 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X2 221 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Sempron X2 198 dual-core processor.
Added the Voltage specifications to the AMD FX series of processors.
Updated the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications of the AMD FX series of processors.
Updated the Release Date for the AMD FX-8100 8-core processor.
Updated the Release Date for the AMD FX-4170 quad-core processor.
Corrected the Multiplier specifications for the AMD Fusion (A) series of processors.
Total CPUs : 837
15-03-201211.9Added the Intel Core i7-3770K (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3770 (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3770S (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3770T (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3570K (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3570 (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3570S (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3570T (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3550 (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3550S (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3475S (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3470 (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3470S (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3470T (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3450 (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3450S (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3330 (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3330S (Future) quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 832
02-03-201211.8Added the Intel Core i7-3820 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-2550K quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-2450P quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-2380P quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Atom D2700 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Atom D2500 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-3960X 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-3930K 6-core processor.
Total CPUs : 814
09-02-201211.7Added the AMD FX-8170 8-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-6200 6-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-3870K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-3820 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-3670K quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-3620 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A4-3420 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X4 960T (Non-Black Edition) quad-core processor.
Updated the Transistor Count and HTT Speed specifications for the AMD FX-8000 series of processors.
Updated the Transistor Count and HTT Speed specifications for the AMD FX-6000 series of processors.
Updated the Transistor Count and HTT Speed specifications for the AMD FX-4000 series of processors.
Total CPUs : 808
29-12-201111.6Added the Intel Core i3-2102 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G460 processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-3930K 6-core processor.
Total CPUs : 800
05-12-201111.5Added the AMD Phenom II X4 B99 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X2 B60 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X2 B59 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X2 B30 dual-core processor.
Added a new core (Zosma) to the AMD Athlon II X4 640 quad-core processor.
Added a new core (Propus C3) to the AMD Athlon II X4 630 quad-core processor.
Added a new core (Propus C3) to the AMD Athlon II X4 605e quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 B97 quad-core processor.
Updated the HTT Speed specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 B57, B55 and B53 dual-core processors.
Updated the Socket specifications of the entire AMD Athlon II X4 series of processors.
Total CPUs : 798
14-11-201111.4Added the Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-3930K 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-2700K quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 794
26-10-201111.3Added the AMD E2-3200 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X4 631 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A4-3400 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD A4-3300 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 791
14-10-201111.2Added the AMD FX-8150 8-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-8120 8-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-8100 8-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-6100 6-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-4170 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-B4150 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD FX-4100 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-3500 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A4-3400 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD A4-3300 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 789
23-09-201111.1Added the Intel Pentium G850 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G840 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G632 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G622 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G620 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G620T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G540 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G530T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G530 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G440 processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-2320 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-2130 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-2125 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-2120T dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium G860 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium G630 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium G630T dual-core processor.
Removed the Intel Pentium G530T (Future) dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 779
30-08-201111.0Added a new Other Features specification for all AMD processors.
Added the AMD A8-3850 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A8-3800 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-3650 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD A6-3600 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 770
16-08-201110.9Added the Intel Core i5-2320 (Future) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-2130 (Future) dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-2125 (Future) dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-2120T (Future) dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G860 (Future) dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G630 (Future) dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G630T (Future) dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G530T (Future) dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 764
05-08-201110.8Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-990X hexa-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-980X hexa-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-980 hexa-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-970 hexa-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-2500K quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-2310 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-2300 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 756
26-07-201110.7Added the AMD Phenom II X4 850 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X4 650T quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Sempron 130 processor.
Total CPUs : 756
14-07-201110.6Added the AMD Phenom II X2 521 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Sempron 180 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Sempron 130 single-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Black Edition hexa-core processor.
Total CPUs : 754
31-05-201110.5Added the Intel Core i5-2310 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron D 347 processor.
Added the Intel Celeron 1.8A processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-2405S quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-2105 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium 4 (Cedar Mills) series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron D (Cedar Mills) series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron (Northwood) series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron (Willamette) series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron (Covington) series of processors.
Removed the Intel Pentium 4 673 processor.
Removed the Intel Pentium 4 663 processor.
Removed the Intel Pentium 4 653 processor.
Removed the Intel Pentium 4 643 processor.
Removed the Intel Pentium 4 633 processor.
Total CPUs : 751
20-05-201110.4Added the AMD Phenom II X3 720 triple-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X3 715 Black Edition triple-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X2 570 Black Edition dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom X4 9850B quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 830 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 753
11-05-201110.3Added the AMD Phenom II X6 980 Black Edition hexa-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X4 650 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X4 620e quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X3 460 triple-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X3 425e triple-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II X4 645 and Athlon II X4 640 processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II X3 435 and Athlon II X3 425 processors.
Total CPUs : 749
03-05-201110.2Added the Intel Core i3-2105 (Future) dual-core processor.
Corrected the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications for Intel "Sandy Bridge" dual-core processors.
Corrected the Instruction Set specification for the Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition and Core i7-965 Extreme Edition processors.
Total CPUs : 744
20-04-201110.1Added the Intel Core i7-980 (Future) hexa-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-2405S (Future) quad-core processor.
Updated the Instruction Set specifications for many newer Intel desktop processors to indicate support for AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard - New Instructions).
Total CPUs : 743
13-04-201110.0Added the AMD Sempron X2 2300 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Sempron X2 2200 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Sempron X2 2100 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Sempron LE-1300 processor.
Added the AMD Sempron LE-1250 processor.
Added the AMD Sempron LE-1200 processor.
Added the AMD Sempron LE-1150 processor.
Added the AMD Sempron LE-1100 processor.
Added the AMD Sempron 3800+ processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Sempron series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Duron series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD K6-III series of processors.
Total CPUs : 741
24-03-20119.9Added the Intel Core i7-990X hexa-core processor.
Cleaned up the Voltage specifications for the Intel Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3 processors (Bloomfield, Lynnfield and Clarksdale).
Total CPUs : 732
09-03-20119.8Added the AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X4 840 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X2 511 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black Edition quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 840T quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 731
27-01-20119.7Rearranged the Intel processors in the chronological order.
Added the Intel Pentium E6800 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium E6700 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium E5800 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium E5700 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium G6960 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 quad-core processor.
Consolidated the Intel Pentium 4 series of processors, removing 9 processors.
Consolidated the Intel Pentium III series of processors, removing 16 processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8000 series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium E6000 series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium E5000 series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium II OverDrive series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium II series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium Pro series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium MMX series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium series of processors.
Total CPUs : 728
13-01-20119.6Added the Intel Core i7-2600K quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-2600 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-2600S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-2500K quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-2500 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-2500S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-2500T quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-2400 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-2400S quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-2390T dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-2300 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-2120 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-2100 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-2100T dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-600 series (Clarksdale) of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i3-500 series (Clarksdale) of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Atom D500 and D400 series of processors.
Total CPUs : 746
27-12-20109.5Added a new Cores specification for AMD processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X6 series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X2 series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II X4 series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II X3 series of processors.
Consolidated the AMD Athlon XP series of processors, removing 19 processors.
Consolidated the AMD K6-2 series of processors, removing 5 processors.
Total CPUs : 732
21-12-20109.4Added a new Cores / Threads specification for Intel processors.
Added the Intel Pentium G6951 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron G1101 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron E3500 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron E3400 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron E3300 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron E3200 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron E1600 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Atom D425 single-core processor.
Added the Intel Celeron 445 single-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron E1500, Celeron E2400 and Celeron E1200 dual-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Atom D410 single-core processor.
Removed the Intel Celeron 560, Celeron 550, Celeron 540 and Celeron 530 single-core processors.
Removed the Intel Celeron 215 single-core processor.
Consolidated the Intel Celeron 300-433 processors, removing 5 processors.
Total CPUs : 756
10-12-20109.3Added the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition hexa-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Black Edition hexa-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X6 1065T hexa-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X6 1045T hexa-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition (Zosma) quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black Edition quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X4 840T quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X4 830 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X2 565 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X3 455 triple-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X2 B28 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X2 B26 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Sempron 150 single-core processor.
Removed the AMD Phenom II X4 960T quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 756
25-11-20109.2Added the AMD Phenom II X4 B97 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X3 B77 triple-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X2 B57 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X4 645 and 615e quad-core processors.
Added the AMD Athlon II X3 420e triple-core processor.
Consolidated the AMD Athlon 64 X2 series of processors.
Consolidated the AMD Sempron series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 B95 and B93 quad-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X3 B75 and B73 triple-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X2 B55 and B53 dual-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II X4 635 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II X3 405e triple-core processor.
Removed the AMD Phenom II X4 B50 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 744
15-10-20109.1Added the Intel Core i3-560 quad-core processor.
Added the Turbo Boost speeds of the Intel Core i7 and Core i5 series of processors.
Total CPUs : 767
28-09-20109.0Added the AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X4 965 and 955 quad-core processors.
Added the AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition triple-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X3 450 triple-core processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X2 270u, 265, 250e, 220 and 210e dual-core processors.
Added the AMD Athlon II 160u single-core processor.
Added the AMD Sempron 145 single-core processor.
Added the Turbo Core speeds of the AMD Phenom II X6 (Thuban) series of processors.
Added the Transistor Count, Die Size and Maximum Temperature specifications for numerous AMD Phenom II and AMD Athlon II processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X2 545 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II X3 440 triple-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II X2 260u, 255, 250, 245, 240e and 215 dual-core processors.
Total CPUs : 766
10-08-20108.9Added the Intel Core i7-970 hexa-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-880 and Core i7-870S quad-core processors
Added the Intel Core i5-760 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Core i3-550 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-980X hexa-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-800 series of quad-core processors.
Renamed the Intel Core i7-875 as the Intel Core i7-875K
Renamed the Intel Core i5-655 as the Intel Core i5-655K
Total CPUs : 753
09-06-20108.8Added the AMD Phenom II X4 910e and 820 quad-core processors.
Added the AMD Phenom II X2 550 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X4 640 and 610e quad-core processors.
Added the AMD Athlon II X3 445 and 415e triple-core processors.
Added the AMD Athlon II X2 260 and 245e dual-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T and 1055 T hexa-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 810 and 805 quad-core processors.
Total CPUs : 748
01-06-20108.7Added the Intel Core i7-875 quad-core processor (unlocked).
Added the Intel Core i5-655 quad-core processor (unlocked).
Total CPUs : 739
05-05-20108.6Added the Intel Core i5-680 processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5500 processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6000 and E5000 series of processors.
Total CPUs : 737
24-04-20108.5Added the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T, 1075T, 1055T and 1035T hexa-core processors.
Added the AMD Phenom II X4 960T processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X4 B50 processor.
Consolidated the AMD Athlon series of processors.
Consolidated the AMD Duron series of processors.
Removed the AMD Athlon 6250 and 6050 processors.
Total CPUs : 735
12-04-20108.4Added the AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition processor.
Added the AMD Athlon II X4 635, 630, 620 and 600e processors.
Added the AMD Athlon II X3 440, 435, 425, 405e and 400e processors.
Added the AMD Athlon II X2 260u, 255, 250, B24, 250u, 245, 240e, B22, and 215 processors.
Added the AMD Sempron 140 processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE, 955 BE, 945 and 925 processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II X4 605e processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon II X2 240 and 235e processors.
Removed the AMD Athlon II X4 615 processor.
Removed the AMD Athlon II X3 420 and 410 processors.
Total CPUs : 755
31-03-20108.3Added the Intel Core i7-980X processor.
Total CPUs : 738
20-02-20108.2Added the Intel Pentium G6950 processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6600, E6500K and E6500 processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6300 processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2220, E2210, E2200, E2160 and E2140 processors.
Total CPUs : 737
09-02-20108.1Added the Intel Atom D510 and D410 processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Atom 330 and 230 processors.
Total CPUs : 733
26-01-20108.0Added the AMD Athlon 64 3400+ and 3100+ processors.
Added the AMD Athlon 64 2650e, 2600+ and 2000+ processors.
Added the AMD Athlon 64 LE-1660, LE-1640, LE-1620 and LE-1600 processors.
Added the AMD Athlon 64 1500+ processor.
Updated and combined the specifications of the AMD Athlon 64 series of processors.
Updated and combined the specifications of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-57, FX-55, FX-53 and FX-51 processors.
Total CPUs : 731
21-01-20107.9Added the Intel Core i7-860S processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-750S processor.
Added the Intel Core i5-670, 661, 660 and 650 processors.
Added the Intel Core i3-540 and 530 processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-870 and 860 processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-750 processor.
Total CPUs : 749
18-12-20097.8Added the Intel Core i7-960 and Core i7-930 processors.
Total CPUs : 741
09-10-20097.7Added the AMD Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition processor.
Added the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, B95, B93 and 900e processors.
Added the AMD Phenom II X3 B75, B73 and 700e processors.
Added the AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition, B55, 545 and B53 processors.
Corrected the Voltage and HTT Speed specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 family of processors.
Corrected the Voltage and HTT Speed specifications of the AMD Phenom II X3 family of processors.
Total CPUs : 739
10-09-20097.6Added the Intel Core i7-870 and Core i7-860 processors.
Added the Intel Core i5-750 processor.
Total CPUs : 727
27-08-20097.5Updated the specifications of the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 and QX9770 processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650, Q9550, Q9450, Q9400s, Q9400, Q9300 and Q9000 processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400s, Q8400, Q8300, Q8200s and Q8200 processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 and E7200 processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850, QX6800 and QX6700 processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor.
Total CPUs : 724
19-08-20097.4Added the AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition, 9850 Black Edition, 9850, 9750B, 9600B, 9450e, 9350e and 9150e processors.
Added the AMD Phenom X3 8750 Black Edition, 8750B, 8600B, 8550, 8450e and 8250e processors.
Added the AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition, 7750, 7550, 7450 and 6500 Black Edition processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom X4 9700, 9650, 9600 Black Edition, 9600, 9550, 9500 and 9100e processors.
Removed the AMD Phenom X4 9900 and 9700 processors.
Total CPUs : 724
15-07-20097.3Added the Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition processor.
Added the Intel Core i7-950 processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7 940 and 920 processors.
Total CPUs : 707
10-06-20097.2Added the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6300 processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2210 processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400s and Q8400 processors.
Total CPUs : 705
29-06-20097.1Added the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition and 905e processors.
Added the AMD Phenom II X3 705e processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 945 processor.
Updated the Release Date and Voltage specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 and X3 processors.
Total CPUs : 703
15-06-20097.0Added the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400s and Q8400 processors.
Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 processor.
Split the AMD and Intel split tables into separate pages to greatly reduce loading time and improve navigation.
Total CPUs : 700
15-03-20096.9Updated the Die Size specifications of the Intel Core i7 processors.
Total CPUs : 697
27-02-20096.8Added the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+, 5800+, 5600+ and 5400+ (Brisbane) processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (Brisbane) processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+, 5600+ and 5400+ (Windsor) processors.
Total CPUs : 697
07-02-20096.7Added the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550s and Q9400s processors.
Added the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200s processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 processor.
Total CPUs : 693
21-12-20086.6Added the AMD Phenom X3 8850 processor.
Added the AMD Athlon X4 612 and 605 (Propus) processors.
Added the AMD Athlon X3 420 and 410 (Rana) processors.
Added the AMD Athlon X2 240 and 235 (Regor) processors.
Total CPUs : 689
15-12-20086.5Added the AMD Phenom II X4 945, 925 and 910 processors.
Added the AMD Phenom II X4 810 and 805 processors.
Added the AMD Phenom II X4 940 and 920 (AM2+) processors.
Added the AMD Phenom II X3 720 and 710 processors.
Total CPUs : 682
03-12-20086.4Moved the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 and X9100 processors to the Mobile CPU Comparison Guide.
Moved the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9200 and Q9100 processors to the Mobile CPU Comparison Guide.
Total CPUs : 673
24-11-20086.3Added the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 processor.
Added the Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100 processor.
Added the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300, Q9200 and Q9100 processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7 processors.
Changed Front Side Bus to FSB / QPI Speed.
Total CPUs : 677
14-11-20086.2Added the AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (Orleans) processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (Orleans) processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom X3 8750 processor.
Total CPUs : 672
08-11-20086.1Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-9 65 Extreme Edition, i7-940 and i7-920 processors.
Total CPUs : 671
31-10-20086.0Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 processor.
Added the Intel Atom 330 and 230 processors.
Added the Intel Celeron 215 processor.
Total CPUs : 671
16-10-20085.9Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-965 Extreme Edition, i7-940 and i7-920 processors.
Added the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 processor.
Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 and E7400 processors.
Added the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 processor.
Added the Intel Celeron Dual-Core E1500 processor.
Total CPUs : 667
11-09-20085.8Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E5200 processor.
Added the Intel Celeron 560 & 530 processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron 550, 540, 450, 440, 430, 420 and 220 processors.
Total CPUs : 662
02-09-20085.7Added the Intel Celeron 550 & 540 processors.
Added the Intel Celeron 450 processor.
Added the Intel Celeron 220 processor.
Total CPUs : 659
05-07-20085.6Added the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 & Q9400 processors.
Total CPUs : 655
21-06-20085.5Added the Intel Bloomfield XE, P1 and MS3 processors.
Added the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 processor.
Added TXT support to the Intel Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors.
Total CPUs : 653
10-06-20085.4Added the Intel Celeron E1200 & E1400 processors.
Total CPUs : 649
23-05-20085.3Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 processor.
Added the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2220 processor.
Added the Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.2 GHz
Added the new L2 core specifications for the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2160 and E2140 processors.
Removed two double-listed Intel processors.
Corrected the Voltage specification for the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180, E2160 and E2140 processors.
Corrected the Maximum Temperature specification for the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2200 processor.
Total CPUs : 647
02-05-20085.2Added the AMD Phenom X4 9750, 9650 , 9550 & 9100e processors.
Added the AMD Phenom X3 8750, 8650, 8450 & 8400 processors.
Added the AMD Athlon X2 4850e, 4450e & 4050e processors.
Added the AMD Athlon 6250 & 6050 processors.
Corrected the Release Date specifications for the AMD Phenom X4 8600 processor.
Corrected the Socket/Slot specifications for the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 processor.
Total CPUs : 646
19-03-20085.1Added the AMD Phenom 8600 processor.
Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 processor.
Corrected the Other Features specifications for Intel Core 2 Duo E8190 processor.
Total CPUs : 633
04-03-20085.0Revamped the design of the guide.
Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E8190 and E4700 processors.
Added the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 processor.
Added Voltage and Maximum Temp. specifications for the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775, QX9770 and QX9650 processors.
Added Voltage and Maximum Temp. specifications for the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 and Q9450 processors.
Added Voltage and Maximum Temp. specifications for the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500, E8400, E8300 and E8200 processors.
Corrected the Voltage and Maximum Temp. specifications for the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850, QX6800, QX6700 and X6800 processors.
Corrected the Voltage and Maximum Temp. specifications for all Intel Core 2 Duo processors.
Total CPUs : 631
04-01-20084.5Added the AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition processor.
Corrected the Release Date for AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edtion & 6400+ Black Edition.
Total CPUs : 628
18-12-20074.4Added the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition & 5000+ Black Edition processors.
Added the Intel Celeron D 360 & 365 processors.
Added the Intel Celeron 420, 430 & 440 processors.
Corrected numerous mistakes.
Total CPUs : 627
28-11-20074.3Added the AMD Phenom 9900 processor.
Corrected the Level 2 Cache specification of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (Windsor 2MB) processor.
Total CPUs : 620
20-11-20074.2Added the AMD Phenom 9700, 9600 and 9500 processors.
Added the AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400, BE-2350 and BE-2300 processors.
Added the AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Brisbane) 5200+ and 4200+ processors.
Corrected the Transistor Count, Fabrication Process & Die Size specifications for all AMD Athlon 64 X2 processors.
Corrected the Fabrication Process specifications for all AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Brisbane) processors.
Corrected the TDP specifications for the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+, 5400+ processor.
Total CPUs : 619
15-11-20074.1Added the Intel Core 2 Extreme (Yorkfield-XE) QX9775 and QX9770 processors.
Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E6540 processor.
Added the Intel Pentium D 935 processor.
Updated the Other Features specifications for the Intel Core 2 Duo (Allendale & Conroe) processors.
Corrected the Transistor Count and Die Size of the Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 and E6320 processors.
Corrected the L2 Cache size for the Intel Pentium D 915 and 925 processors.
Corrected the Other Features specifications for the Intel Pentium D 9xx processors.
Total CPUs : 611
12-10-20074.0Added the Intel Core 2 Extreme (Yorkfield-XE) QX9650 processor.
Added the Intel Core 2 Quad (Yorkfield) Q9550, Q9450 and Q9300 processors.
Added the Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfdale) E8500, E8400, E8300 and E8200 processors.
Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 & E4500 processors.
Added the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2200 & E2180 processors.
Corrected the Die Size specifications of the quad-core Intel Core 2 (Kentsfield) processors.
Total CPUs : 607
25-08-20073.6Corrected the Core & Level 2 Cache specifications for AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ (Brisbane) processor.
Total CPUs : 595
15-08-20073.5Added the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ processor.
Added the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ (Brisbane) processor.
Added NXbit support for all AMD Athlon 64 (Clawhammer) CG-stepping or newer processors.
Minor layout changes.
Total CPUs : 595
12-08-20073.4Added the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2140 & E2160 processors.
Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 processor.
Added the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 & QX6850 processors.
Corrected numerous mistakes for the Intel Core 2 series.
Removed Core 2 Solo & Core 2 Duo E6650 processors.
Total CPUs : 593
16-02-20073.3Added the AMD Athlon FX-70, FX-72 & FX-74 processors.
Added the Intel Core 2 Quad QX6600 processor.
Added the Maximum Current & Maximum Temp. specifications for Intel Core 2 Extreme processors.
Corrected the Level 3 Cache specifications for AMD K6-III series.
Corrected the Level 2 Cache & Core specifications for Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 & E6420.
Total CPUs : 590
12-02-20073.2Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E4400, E6320, E6420, E6650, E6750, E6800 & E6850 processors.
Added the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (Brisbane), 4400+ (Brisbane), 4800+ (Brisbane), 5000+ (Windsor 1MB/2MB), 5600+ & 6000+ processors.
Added the Voltage specifications for Intel Core 2 Duo E4300.
Added the Maximum Current specifications for Intel Core 2 Duo series.
Corrected the TDP & Core specifications for Intel Core 2 Duo E4300, E6300 & E6400.
Corrected the Core specifications for AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+, 3800+, 4200+ & 4600+.
Total CPUs : 586
02-11-20063.1Added the Die Size and Transistor Count specifications for the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 CPU.
Updated the Voltage specifications for Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 CPU.
Replaced SSE4 with Sup. SSE3 for all Intel Core 2 processors.
Corrected the Level 1 Cache and Level 2 Cache specifications for all AMD and Intel multi-core CPUs to differentiate between shared and non-shared caches.
Corrected the FSB speeds of all Intel CPUs that support 1066 MHz FSBs.
Corrected the full Instruction Set table for the Intel processors.
Some cosmetic changes to the tables for all CPU companies.
Total CPUs : 573
31-10-20063.0Added four new pages, each with a full list of specifications for each company.
Corrected specifications for the Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme QX6700 CPU.
Corrected numerous formatting and typing mistakes in all pages.
Total CPUs : 573
13-10-20062.0Added four new specifications - Transistor Count, Die Size, Maximum Current and Maximum Temperature.
Split all data into three tables to fit the page.
Combined a number of similar processor models for AM2 Sempron, AM2 Athlon 64, AM2 Athlon 64 X2 in order to reduce confusion.
Corrected the naming mistake for AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ and Athlon 64 FX-60 CPUs.
Corrected the Instruction Set specification for Intel Core 2 series.
Total CPUs : 573
04-10-20061.3Added the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad core CPU.
Numerous minor corrections of various CPU specifications.
Differentiated similar processors with tags.
Adjusted the size and design of the tables in all pages.
Rearranged the listing of the AMD Athlon 64 EE processors.
Total CPUs : 573
24-08-20061.2Added the Voltage specifications for Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, E6400, E6600, E6700 & Core 2 Extreme X6800.
Simplified the listing of the Instruction Sets for all AMD and Intel processors.
Total CPUs : 572
18-08-20061.1Corrected specifications for the Other Features section of the Intel page.
Corrected the L2 cache sizes for the Intel Pentium !!!-S processors.
Adjusted the size and design of the tables in all pages.
Other minor corrections and adjustments.
Total CPUs : 572
15-08-20061.0Initial release.
Total CPUs : 572

 

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10th Gen Intel Desktop CPUs : Price + Specifications!

Intel just launched their 10th Gen desktop processors, codenamed Comet Lake-S!

Here are the specifications and price list of all thirty-two 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake-S desktop processors!

 

10th Gen Intel Comet Lake : One Step Forward, One Step Back

The 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake actually launched about 8 months ago, as mobile processors.

Built on old 14 nm process technology, they served as higher-powered but less efficient alternatives to the 10 nm Ice Lake processors.

As we pointed out back then, Comet Lake was one step forward, and one step backwards.

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10th Gen Intel Comet Lake Desktop CPUs : A Quick Primer

The 10th Gen Intel desktop CPUs, codenamed Comet Lake-S, will feature these highlights or changes :

  • Refined 14 nm process technology
  • Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (for Core i9 models)
  • Support for DDR4-2933 memory
  • New Intel 400-series chipset with new Socket 1200
  • Thinner die and thicker IHS for better thermal performance

Intel officially announced these Comet Lake-S processors on 30 April 2020 at 6 AM Pacific Time.

 

10th Gen Intel Core i9 : Specifications + Price List

10th Gen Core i9 Cores /
Threads
Base Freq. Single Core
Turbo
All Core
Turbo
Cache Graphics TDP Price
Core i9-10900K 10 / 20 3.7 GHz 5.2 GHz 4.8 GHz 20 MB UHD 630 125 W $488
Core i9-10900KF 10 / 20 3.7 GHz 5.2 GHz 4.8 GHz 20 MB 125 W $472
Core i9-10900 10 / 20 2.8 GHz 5.1 GHz 4.5 GHz 20 MB UHD 630 65 W $439
Core i9-10900F 10 / 20 2.8 GHz 5.1 GHz 4.5 GHz 20 MB 65 W $422
Core i9-10900T 10 / 20 1.9 GHz 4.6 GHz 3.7 GHz 20 MB UHD 630 35 W $439

 

10th Gen Intel Core i7 : Specifications + Price List

10th Gen Core i7 Cores /
Threads
Base Freq. Single Core
Turbo
All Core
Turbo
Cache Graphics TDP Price
Core i7-10700K 8 / 16 3.8 GHz 5.1 GHz 4.7 GHz 16 MB UHD 630 125 W $374
Core i7-10700KF 8 / 16 3.8 GHz 5.1 GHz 4.7 GHz 16 MB 125 W $349
Core i7-10700 8 / 16 2.9 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 16 MB UHD 630 65 W $323
Core i7-10700F 8 / 16 2.9 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 16 MB 65 W $298
Core i7-10700T 8 / 16 2.0 GHz 4.7 GHz 3.7 GHz 16 MB UHD 630 35 W $325

 

10th Gen Intel Core i5 : Specifications + Price List

10th Gen Core i5 Cores /
Threads
Base Freq. Single Core
Turbo
All Core
Turbo
Cache Graphics TDP Price
Core i5-10600K 6 / 12 4.1 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.5 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 125 W $262
Core i5-10600KF 6 / 12 4.1 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.5 GHz 12 MB 125 W $237
Core i5-10600 6 / 12 3.3 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.4 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $213
Core i5-10600T 6 / 12 2.4 GHz 4.0 GHz 3.7 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 35 W $213
Core i5-10500 6 / 12 3.1 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.2 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $192
Core i5-10500T 6 / 12 2.3 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.5 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 35 W $192
Core i5-10400 6 / 12 2.9 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.0 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $182
Core i5-10400F 6 / 12 2.9 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.0 GHz 12 MB 65 W $182
Core i5-10400T 6 / 12 2.0 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 35 W $182

 

10th Gen Intel Core i3 : Specifications + Price List

10th Gen Core i3 Cores /
Threads
Base Freq. Single Core
Turbo
All Core
Turbo
Cache Graphics TDP Price
Core i3-10320 4 / 8 3.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 4.4 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $154
Core i3-10300 4 / 8 3.7 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $143
Core i3-10300T 4 / 8 3.0 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.7 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 35 W $143
Core i3-10100 4 / 8 3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.1 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $122
Core i3-10100T 4 / 8 3.0 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.7 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $122

 

10th Gen Intel Pentium : Specifications + Price List

10th Gen Pentium Cores /
Threads
Base Freq. Single Core
Turbo
All Core
Turbo
Cache Graphics TDP Price
Pentium Gold G-6600 2 / 4 4.2 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 58 W $86
Pentium Gold G-6500 2 / 4 4.1 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 58 W $75
Pentium Gold G-6500T 2 / 4 3.5 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 35 W $75
Pentium Gold G-6400 2 / 4 4.0 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 58 W $64
Pentium Gold G-6400T 2 / 4 3.2 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 35 W $64

 

10th Gen Intel Celeron : Specifications + Price List

10th Gen Celeron Cores /
Threads
Base Freq. Single Core
Turbo
All Core
Turbo
Cache Graphics TDP Price
Celeron G-5920 2 / 2 3.5 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 58 W $52
Celeron G-5900 2 / 2 3.4 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 58 W $42
Celeron G-5900T 2 / 2 3.2 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 35 W $42

 

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2020 Acer Aspire C27 | C24 AIO : First Look!

The recently-announced 2020 Acer Aspire C27 and C24 AIO computers are here!

Get a quick preview of these two new Acer Aspire 27-inch and 24-inch All-in-One PCs!

 

2020 Acer Aspire C27 | C24 AIO : Official Briefing!

Acer just brought in the new 27-inch and 24-inch Aspire C-series All-In-One PCs, with an ultra-thin 6.8 mm form factor!

With a 27-inch Full HD IPS display, the Acer Aspire C27-962 is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, and comes with 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 512 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD.

The Acer Aspire C24-962, on the other hand, is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, and comes with a 23.8-inch Full HD IPS display, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD.

They both come with a camera shutter and a HDMI-out port for a second display, as well as four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports. They also feature Acer Vision Care technologies like BlueLightShield and Flickerless.

 

2020 Acer Aspire C27 | C24 AIO : Specifications

Acer is bringing in two models, powered by the Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i3 respectively :

Specifications 2020 Aspire C27 2020 Aspire C24
Model Aspire C27-962 Aspire C24-962
Display 27-inch IPS Anti-Glare 23.8-inch IPS Anti-Glare
Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Processor Intel Core i5-1035G1 Intel Core i3-1005G1
Memory 8 GB DDR4-2666
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2 GB GDDR5)
SSD 512 GB PCIe SSD 128 GB PCIe SSD
HDD 1 TB HDD (5400 RPM)
Launch Price RM 3,499 RM 2,879

 

2020 Acer Aspire C27 | C24 AIO : Price + Availability

Both 2020 Acer Aspire C27 and C24 AIO are available with immediate effect at these launch prices :

  • Acer Aspire C27-962 : RM 3,499 / ~S$1,173 / ~US$844 / ~£655 / ~A$1,263
  • Acer Aspire C24-962 : RM 2,879 / ~S$965 / ~US$695 / ~£539 / ~A$1,039

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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Acer Spin 3 2020 Convertible Laptop : First Look!

The Acer Spin 3 2020, which was recently announced at CES 2020, is here and available for purchase!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the new Acer Spin 3 2020 convertible laptop!

 

Acer Spin 3 2020 Convertible Laptop

The Acer Spin 3 2020 features a slimmer design with a more powerful 10th Gen Intel Core processor, a weight of just 1.5 kg and a thickness of just 16.9 mm.

A convertible laptop, the Acer Spin 3 2020 comes with 360-degree hinges, allowing professionals and students to effortlessly sketch, take notes, create content and share ideas throughout their day, all with one easy flip.

With a 14-inch touchscreen Full HD display, the new Spin 3 has 7.82 mm thin bezels that offer a 78% screen-to-body ratio for maximum screen real estate.

The Acer Spin 3 2020 supports writing and drawing using its fast-charging Acer Active Stylus with Wacom AES (active electrostatic) technology. The stylus has 4,096 pressure levels and is kept in a convenient storage dock where it quick-charges – a 15 second charge gives you 90 minutes of active writing!

 

Acer Spin 3 2020 Specifications

The new Acer Spin 3 comes in two variants – one with a Core i5 processor, and the other with a Core i3 processor :

Specifications Acer Spin 3 2020 (Core i5) Acer Spin 3 2020 (Core i3)
Model SP314-54N-54F SP314-54N-38F9
Display 14-inch Full HD IPS Touch Display
Processor Intel Core i5-1035G1 Intel Core i3-1005G1
Memory 8 GB LPDDR4 4 GB LPDDR4
Graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics Intel UHD Graphics
Storage 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Connectivity Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Launch Price RM 3,199 RM 2,699

 

Acer Spin 3 2020 Price + Availability + Deal

The new Acer Spin 3 will be available for purchase in March 2020, at all Acer Concept Stores, and Acer Official Online Stores at these recommended retail prices :

  • SP314-54N-54F (Core i5) : RM 3,199 / ~S$1,073 / ~US$772 / ~£599 / ~A$1,158
  • SP314-54N-38F9 (Core i3) : RM 2,699 / ~S$906 / ~US$652 / ~£505 / ~A$977

Acer will also give the first 5 purchases of both variants a FREE Urbanista Sydney portable Bluetooth speaker worth RM219!

 

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2020 Dell XPS 13 (9300) Ultra-Light InfinityEdge Laptop!

Dell just introduced the new 2020 Dell XPS 13 (9300) laptop, featuring the first-ever, virtually-borderless InfinityEdge display!

Find out what’s new in the 2020 Dell XPS 13 (9300) ultra-light laptop!

 

2020 Dell XPS 13 (9300) Ultra-Light InfinityEdge Laptop!

Dell just upped the ante with their premier ultra-light laptop – the 2020 Dell XPS 13 (9300)!

As before, the new Dell XPS 13 (9300) boasts an ultra-light chassis with machined aluminium, carbon fibre, woven glass fibre and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

But with the new 9300 model, the Dell XPS 13 offers the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors, and even narrower bezels, creating a smaller and thinner form factor than before.

The 2020 Dell XPS 13 (9300) now boasts a 13.4-inch display in an 11-inch form factor – fitting neatly on an airplane tray. Yet, it comes with a 17% larger touchpad, and edge-to-edge keyboard with larger key caps.

Its InfinityEdge display supports 100% sRGB and 90% DCI-P3 colour gamut, with optional 4K UHD resolution. In addition, it is now 25% brighter at 500 nits.

It can be configured with up to 16 GB of LPDDR4x memory, and up to 512 GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. And it supports up to Wi-Fi6 with its Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi module.

 

2020 Dell XPS 13 (9300) Colour Comparison

From what we understand, the 2020 Dell XPS 13 (9300) laptop will come in Platinum Silver, with either a White or a Black carbon fiber palmrest.

 

2020 Dell XPS 13 (9300) Price + Availability

The 2020 Dell XPS 13 (9300) is available in the United States with immediate effect, with these launch prices :

  • Core i3-1005G1, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD : $999.99
  • Core i5-1035G1, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD : $1,249.99
  • Core i7-1065G7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD : $1,549.99
  • Core i7-1065G7, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD : $1,899.99

Dell will be bringing it to Malaysia in February 2020, with a starting price of RM 5,699.

 

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Two Acer Swift 3 2019 Deals : FREE Upgrade + Price Cut!

To celebrate the Christmas season, Acer just announced two awesome 2019 Acer Swift 3 deals!

How about a FREE upgrade for the 2019 Acer Swift 3, as well as a pretty nice PRICE CUT? Here are the full details!

 

Two Acer Swift 3 2019 Deals : FREE Upgrade + Price Cut!

For this Christmas season, the 2019 Acer Swift 3 laptop will get a FREE upgrade from a 256 GB SSD to a 512 GB SSD, as well as a pre-installed copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019!

In addition, Acer will offer a RM 300 discount for two 2019 Acer Swift 3 variants, one with Intel UHD Graphics 620 and the other with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics.

In short, here is a summary the two 2019 Acer Swift 3 laptop deals :

  • FREE upgrade to 512 GB SSD
  • FREE Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019
  • RM 300 discount

All other specifications remain the same. The Acer Swift 3 comes with an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U processor, 8 GB DDR4 memory, as well as a rated battery life of 12 hours.

It also comes with a USB Type C port and a USB 3.0 Type A port, and a 14-inch Full HD IPS display with narrow bezels.

 

Acer Swift 3 2019 Deals : Specifications Compared!

These two new discounted 2019 Acer Swift 3 variants have different model numbers, so make sure you look out for SF314-55-57T3 (Intel UHD Graphics 620) or SF314-55G-55DX (NVIDIA GeForce MX250).

Specifications Acer Swift 3
(UHD Graphics 620)
Acer Swift 3
(GeForce MX250)
Model SF314-55-57T3 SF314-55G-55DX
Display 14-inch Full HD IPS Display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel Core i5-8265U
– Quad Core, 1.6 GHz
GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
(shared memory)
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
(2 GB dedicated memory)
RAM 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Storage 512 GB SSD
Price RM 2,399 RM 2,699

 

Acer Swift 3 2019 Deals : Availability

Both Acer Swift 3 variants are available in the Sparkly Silver colour only, and are actually of existing models priced at RM 3,499 (SF314-55-57T3) and RM 3,799 (SF314-55G-55DX) respectively.

Hence, Acer is actually offering both models with a massive discount of RM 1,100, which works out to about 31% and 29% respectively.

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The new prices will have gone live at these two links :

And will go live at these other two links shortly :

 

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Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme : Light + Tough!

Dell just released the new Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme tablet that’s designed to take on desert sandstorms and even the harshest Arctic conditions!

Let’s take a look at this new 12-inch tablet, and find out just how tough it is!

 

Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme : Light + Tough!

The Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is a light and powerful 12-inch tablet designed for those who have to work in challenging conditions.

It now comes with an ultra-bright 1000 nits Full HD display, with anti-glare coatings to use in harsh sunlight. This display is also glove-responsive, and multi-touch capable.

High Performance In A Small Package

The Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core processor, with vPro Core i7 and Core i5 options.

It comes with a PCIe NVMe SSD, with storage capacities from 128 GB all the way to 2 TB, with self-encryption options for those who work with sensitive data.

Toughened For Extreme Environments

The Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is built to withstand the worst environments you can get into. It is IP65-rated against dust and water ingress, and is both MIL-STD-810G/H and Class 1 Div 2 certified.

It has also been drop-tested from a height of 1.2 metres at the Dell Latitude Rugged Lab, and tested to withstand a wide temperature range of -29 to 64 Celsius.

Hot Swappable Batteries!

It has an optional built-in hot-swappable battery design, which gives you the ability to continue working without interruptions.

Mission Critical Connectivity

The Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme comes with a plethora of connectivity options to ensure that you can stay connected, wherever you are – 802.11ax Wi-Fi, global 4G LTE broadband, and even a GPS module.

Compatibility With Existing Docks

The Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is compatible with most existing Latitude Rugged Extreme tablet vehicle and desk docks, as well as previous-generation accessories.

 

Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Specifications

Specifications Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)
Display 11.6-inch Full HD touchscreen display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1000 nits
– Anti-Glare, Anti-Smudge, Polariser, Glove-Capable
Processor Options Intel Core i7-8665U (4 cores, 8 MB cache, vPro)
Intel Core i5-8365U (4 cores, 6 MB cache, vPro)
Intel Core i3-8145U (2 cores, 5 MB cache)
Memory Options 8 GB / 16 GB LPDDR3 (2133 MHz)
Graphics Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
Storage Options 128 GB PCIe NVMe SSD (Class 35)
256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB PCIe NVMe SSD (Class 40)
256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD (Class 40, self-encrypting)
Front Camera 5 MP RGB + IR FHD webcam, with privacy shutter
Rear Camera 8 MP camera with LED flash
Connectivity Options Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (Wi-Fi AC + BT 5.0)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Wi-Fi AX + BT 5.0)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Wi-Fi AX only)
Snapdragon X20 4G LTE card
NEO-M8 GPS card
Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Digital Compass, Gyro, Lid, SAR
Audio Combo headphone and mic jack
Stereo speakers
2 x non-array microphones
Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type A (with Power Delivery)
1 x USB 3.0 Type C (PowerShare / DisplayPort(
1 x combo microphone / headphone jack
Optional mini serial RS-232 port
1 x docking Pogo connector
Optional Backpack Pogo connector
Slots Micro SD and SIM card slot
Kensington lock slot
Battery 34 Whr, 2-Cell ExpressCharge primary battery
34 Whr, 2-Cell secondary battery
Charger Options 45 W / 45 W Type C / 90 W
Dimensions 203.0 mm wide
312.2 mm tall
24.4 mm thick
Weight 1.33 kg

 

Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Price + Availability

The Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme will be available for purchase in early December 2019, with local pricing to be announced later.

 

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Intel oneAPI Unified Programming Model Overview!

At Supercomputing 2019, Intel unveiled their oneAPI initiative for heterogenous computing, promising to deliver a unified programming experience for developers.

Here is an overview of the Intel oneAPI unified programming model, and what it means for programmers!

 

The Need For Intel oneAPI

The modern computing environment is now a lot less CPU-centric, with the greater adoption of GPUs, FGPAs and custom-built accelerators (like the Alibaba Hanguang 800).

Their different scalar, vector, matrix and spatial architectures require different APIs and code bases, which complicates attempts to utilise a mix of those capabilities.

 

Intel oneAPI For Heterogenous Computing

Intel oneAPI promises to change all that, offering a unified programming model for those different architectures.

It allows developers to create workloads and applications for multiple architectures on their platform of choice, without the need to develop and maintain separate code bases, tools and workflow.

Intel oneAPI comprises of two components – the open industry initiative, and the Intel oneAPI beta toolkit :

oneAPI Initiative

This is a cross-architecture development model based on industry standards, and an open specification, to encourage broader adoption.

Intel oneAPI Beta Toolkit

This beta toolkit offers the Intel oneAPI specification components with direct programming (Data Parallel C++), API-based programming with performance libraries, advanced analysis and debug tools.

Developers can test code and workloads in the Intel DevCloud for oneAPI on multiple Intel architectures.

 

What Processors + Accelerators Are Supported By Intel oneAPI?

The beta Intel oneAPI reference implementation currently supports these Intel platforms :

  • Intel Xeon Scalable processors
  • Intel Core and Atom processors
  • Intel processor graphics (as a proxy for future Intel discrete data centre GPUs)
  • Intel FPGAs (Intel Arria, Stratix)

The oneAPI specification is designed to support a broad range of CPUs and accelerators from multiple vendors. However, it is up to those vendors to create their own oneAPI implementations and optimise them for their own hardware.

 

Are oneAPI Elements Open-Sourced?

Many oneAPI libraries and components are already, or will soon be open sourced.

 

What Companies Are Participating In The oneAPI Initiative?

According to Intel, more than 30 vendors and research organisations support the oneAPI initiative, including CERN openlab, SAP and the University of Cambridge.

Companies that create their own implementation of oneAPI and complete a self-certification process will be allowed to use the oneAPI initiative brand and logo.

 

Available Intel oneAPI Toolkits

At the time of its launch (17 November 2019), here are the toolkits that Intel has made available for developers to download and use :

Intel oneAPI Base Toolkit (Beta)

This foundational kit enables developers of all types to build, test, and deploy performance-driven, data-centric applications across CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs. Comes with :

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  • Intel oneAPI Data Parallel C++ Compiler
  • Intel Distribution for Python
  • Multiple optimized libraries
  • Advanced analysis and debugging tools

Domain Specific oneAPI Toolkits for Specialised Workloads :

  • oneAPI HPC Toolkit (beta) : Deliver fast C++, Fortran, OpenMP, and MPI applications that scale.
  • oneAPI DL Framework Developer Toolkit (beta) : Build deep learning frameworks or customize existing ones.
  • oneAPI IoT Toolkit (beta) : Build high-performing, efficient, reliable solutions that run at the network’s edge.
  • oneAPI Rendering Toolkit (beta) : Create high-performance, high-fidelity visualization applications.

Additional Toolkits, Powered by oneAPI

  • Intel AI Analytics Toolkit (beta) : Speed AI development with tools for DL training, inference, and data analytics.
  • Intel Distribution of OpenVINO Toolkit : Deploy high-performance inference applications from device to cloud.
  • Intel System Bring-Up Toolkit (beta) : Debug and tune systems for power and performance.

You can download all of those toolkits here.

 

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ILLEGEAR Concept Showroom + Latest Products Showcase!

ILLEGEAR, Malaysia’s top custom gaming system brand, just launched the first concept showroom, with a showcase of their latest gaming laptops and desktops!

Join us for a tour of the ILLEGEAR Concept Showroom, and the full launch coverage, including a showcase of their latest gaming systems!

 

Who Is ILLEGEAR?

ILLEGEAR was established in 2011 by hardware junkies and hardcore gamers who wanted more than just cookie-cut systems. That’s why they are focused entirely on developing custom-configured gaming desktops and laptops.

They are currently the top custom gaming system brand in Malaysia, with a wide variety of gaming desktops and laptops – all offering a myriad of configuration options.

In this video, ILLEGEAR Managing Director Chin Jiun How explains how they have grown from their humble beginnings to the rationale behind opening the new ILLEGEAR Concept Showroom.

 

The ILLEGEAR Concept Showroom Tour

The ILLEGEAR Concept Showroom is located at the drop-off point at Oval Damansara, which makes it really convenient for gamers in the Klang Valley.

If you are taking public transportation, we recommend you take the MRT Sungai Buloh (Green) line, and exit at the TTDI Station. It is a 10 minute walk to Oval Damansara.

If you are parking, please note that a Touch’N’Go card is required to park inside Oval Damansara.

 

The Latest ILLEGEAR Gaming Laptops + Desktops

Sean Lau took the opportunity to share with us their latest ILLEGEAR gaming laptops and desktops.

ILLEGEAR Gaming Laptops

ILLEGEAR RAVEN

  • 15.6-inch Full IPS display (60 Hz / 144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i5 / Core i7
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / GeForce GTX 1650
  • 128 GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • Mechanical keyboard with GENESWITCH Blue switches
  • 2.2 kg weight, 25 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 3,039 to RM 3,797

ILLEGEAR RAVEN SE

  • 15.6-inch Full IPS display (60 Hz / 144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i5 / Core i7
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / GeForce GTX 1650
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • RGB keyboard
  • 1.9 kg weight, 20 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 3,039 to RM 3,987

ILLEGEAR RAVEN SE-R

  • 15.6-inch Full IPS 100% sRGB display (144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i5 / Core i7
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • RGB keyboard
  • 1.9 kg weight, 20 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 4,655 to RM 5,034

ILLEGEAR PRODIGY

  • 15.6-inch Full IPS 100% sRGB display (144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • RGB keyboard
  • 1.75 kg weight, 18.5 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 5,034 onwards

ILLEGEAR ROGUE

  • 17.3-inch Full IPS 100% sRGB display (144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 / GeForce GTX 1660 Ti / GeForce RTX 2060
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • RGB keyboard
  • 2.35 kg weight, 27 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 4,465 to RM 5,604

ILLEGEAR LAGUNA SE

  • 15.6-inch Full IPS 100% sRGB display (144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti / GeForce RTX 2060 / GeForce RTX 2070
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • RGB keyboard
  • 1.9 kg weight, 21 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 5,035 to RM 6,744

ILLEGEAR ONYX

  • 15.6-inch Full IPS 100% sRGB display (144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • Mechanical keyboard with GENESWITCH Brown switches
  • 1.95 kg weight, 19.9 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 5,984 to RM 7,028

ILLEGEAR SELENITE

  • 17.3-inch Full IPS 100% sRGB display (144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / GeForce RTX 2070 / GeForce RTX 2080
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • Mechanical keyboard with GENESWITCH Brown switches
  • 2.35 kg weight, 25 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 6,269 to RM 9,498
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ILLEGEAR Gaming Desktops

ILLEGEAR RAIDER

  • AMD Ryzen 3000 or 9th Gen Intel Core processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • 128 GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • Air Cooling / AIO Water Cooling
  • Price range : RM 3,135 onwards

ILLEGEAR POSEIDON

  • AMD Ryzen 3000 or 9th Gen Intel Core processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • 128 GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • Air Cooling / AIO Water Cooling / Custom Open Loop Water Cooling
  • Price range : RM 3,515 onwards

ILLEGEAR TROIKA

  • AMD Ryzen 3000 or 9th Gen Intel Core processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • 128 GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • Air Cooling / Water Cooling
  • Price range : RM 3,420 onwards

ILLEGEAR POSEIDON XE

  • AMD Ryzen 3000 or 9th Gen Intel Core processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • 128 GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • Air Cooling / AIO Water Cooling / Custom Open Loop Water Cooling
  • Price range : RM 4,940 onwards

 

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The Intel Core Processor Number Guide – What They Mean!

The Intel Core processor number system changes with every generation, including the new 10th Gen Ice Lake and 10th Gen Comet Lake processors!

In this guide, we will share with you exactly what those letters and numbers mean!

10 Generations, 10 Number Systems!

Every Intel Core processor generation varies in how they are numbered. We will go through each generation from the latest 10th Gen Core all the way to the first-generation Core processors.

 

10th Gen Intel Core Processor Number Systems

Even though they are both part of the same 10th Gen Intel Core processor family, the Ice Lake and Comet Lake processors have different processor number systems.

10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Processors

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with many processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

This is now a 2-digit number 10 for the 10th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

Instead of three digits, it now uses just two digits, but the concept is the same – the higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general.

For example, the Core i7-1068 is faster than Core i7-1065.

Level of Graphics

Replacing the Product Line Suffix, this gives us a rough indication of the processor graphics’ performance level.

  • G7 : Intel Iris Plus Graphics with 64 Execution Units
  • G4 : Intel Iris Plus Graphics with 48 Execution Units
  • G1 : Intel UHD Graphics with 32 Execution Units

Intel started using this graphics indicator in the 10th Gen Intel Core processor number system, because this will be a major model differentiator.

For example, they announced three Intel Core i5-1035 models, differentiated only by their processor graphics :

  • Intel Core i5-1035G7 : Intel Iris Pro Graphics (64 EUs)
  • Intel Core i5-1035G4 : Intel Iris Pro Graphics (48 EUs)
  • Intel Core i5-1035G1 : Intel UHD Graphics (32 EUs)

Recommended : 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Mobile CPU Features + Specifications!

10th Gen Intel Comet Lake Processors

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • Core i7 : enthusiast class
  • Core i5 : mainstream processors
  • Core i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

This is now a 2-digit number 10 for the 10th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

Instead of two digits that Ice Lake uses, Comet Lake uses three digits, but the concept is the same – the higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general.

For example, the Core i7-10710 is faster than Core i7-10510.

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • U : Ultra-low power (mobile only)
  • Y : Extremely-low power (mobile only)

Recommended : 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake : 1 Step Forward, 1 Step Back!

 

9th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i9 : prosumer class, with the most processing cores
  • i7 : enthusiast class, with many processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 9 – quickly tells us that this is a 9th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i9-9900 is faster than Core i9-9880
  • Core i7-9850 is faster than Core i7-9750

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • K : Unlocked processor multiplier
  • F : Does not come with processor graphics, requires discrete graphics
  • T : Power-optimised
  • S : Special Edition
  • H : High performance graphics (mobile only)

Recommended : Intel Core i9-9900K Preview – World’s Best Gaming CPU?

 

8th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i9 : prosumer class, with the most processing cores
  • i7 : enthusiast class, with many processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 8 – quickly tells us that this is an 8th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-8750 is faster than Core i7-8700
  • Core i5-8500 is faster than Core i5-8400

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • K : Unlocked processor multiplier (desktop only)
  • G : Includes discrete graphics on package (mobile only)
  • U : Ultra-low power (mobile only)

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7th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 7 – quickly tells us that this is a 7th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-7700 is faster than Core i7-7600
  • Core i5-7Y57 is faster than Core i5-7Y54

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • K : Unlocked processor multiplier
  • H : High performance graphics
  • Q : Quad-core processor
  • U : Ultra-low power
  • Y : Extremely low power

 

6th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 6 – quickly tells us that this is a 6th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-6700 is faster than Core i7-6600
  • Core i5-6600 is faster than Core i5-6500

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • K : Unlocked processor multiplier (desktop only)
  • T : Power-optimised (desktop only)
  • H : High performance graphics (mobile only)
  • HK : High performance graphics, unlocked multiplier (mobile only)
  • HQ : High performance graphics, quad-core processor (mobile only)
  • U : Ultra-low power (mobile only)

 

5th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors
  • M : ultra-low power mobile processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 5 – quickly tells us that this is a 5th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-5700 is faster than Core i7-5600
  • Core i5-5300 is faster than Core i5-5200

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • C : Unlocked LGA1150 processor with high-performance graphics (desktop only)
  • R : BGA1364 processor with high-performance graphics (desktop only)
  • H : High performance graphics (mobile only)
  • HQ : High performance graphics, quad-core processor (mobile only)
  • U : Ultra-low power (mobile only)
  • Y : Extremely low power (mobile only)

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4th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors
  • M : ultra-low power mobile processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 4 – quickly tells us that this is a 4th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-4900 is faster than Core i7-4800
  • Core i5-4400 is faster than Core i5-4300

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • K : Unlocked processor multiplier (desktop only)
  • R : BGA1364 processor with high-performance graphics (desktop only)
  • S : Performance-optimised model (desktop only)
  • T : Power-optimised (desktop only)
  • M : Mobile processor
  • MQ : Quad-core mobile processor
  • MX : Extreme Edition mobile processor
  • U : Ultra-low power (mobile only)
  • Y : Extremely low power (mobile only)

 

3rd Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors
  • M : ultra-low power mobile processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 3 – quickly tells us that this is a 3rd Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-3770 is faster than Core i7-3720
  • Core i5-3470 is faster than Core i5-3450

Letter Suffix

This primarily tells us whether it is an Extreme Edition processor or not :

  • X : Extreme Edition processor

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • K : Unlocked processor multiplier (desktop only)
  • S : Performance-optimised model (desktop only)
  • T : Power-optimised (desktop only)
  • M : Mobile processor
  • QM : Quad-core mobile processor
  • U : Ultra-low power (mobile only)
  • Y : Extremely low power (mobile only)

 

2nd Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 2 – quickly tells us that this is a 2nd Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-2860 is faster than Core i7-2820
  • Core i5-2700 is faster than Core i5-2600

 

1st Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

The lack of a Gen Indicator of 1 tells us that this is a 1st Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-990 is faster than Core i7-980
  • Core i5-660 is faster than Core i5-650

 

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The 10th Gen Intel Core Processor Number Guide!

The 10th Gen Intel Core processor family, now consists of Ice Lake and Comet Lake processors, each with a new and different processor number system.

Let’s take a look at the two new 10th Gen Intel Core processor number systems, and figure out what the letters and numbers mean!

 

10th Gen Intel Core Processor Primer

The 10th Gen Intel Core processor family, confusingly, consists of two distinctly different and separate processor lines.

10th Gen Intel Ice Lake

The 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake processors are the first to be purpose-built for AI applications, with features like :

  • Intel Deep Learning Boost – a new, dedicated instruction set for hardware acceleration of neural networks, which will boost applications like automatic image enhancements, photo indexing and photorealistic effects.
  • GPU Engine Compute – developers can use the GPU, which provides up to 1 teraflops of compute capability, for high-throughput inference applications like video stylisation, analytics and real-time video resolution upscaling.
  • Intel Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (GNA) – a dedicated hardware engine for background workloads like voice processing and noise suppression at ultra-low power.

Recommended : 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Mobile CPU Features + Specifications!

10th Gen Intel Comet Lake

The 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake processors, on the other hand, are an evolution of the last-generation Whiskey Lake processors.

They use the old 14 nm process technology, with these improvements or features :

  • Up to 16% better performance than the last-generation Intel Whiskey Lake processors, never mind 2014 dinosaurs
  • Intel Adaptix technologies – a set of tools that will help Intel’s OEM partners tune their laptop designs for 8% to 12% better performance
  • Support for faster memory – up to DDR4-2666
  • Support for Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity

Recommended : 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake : 1 Step Forward, 1 Step Back!

 

The 10th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System(s)

Even though they are both part of the same 10th Gen Intel Core processor family, the Ice Lake and Comet Lake processors have different processor number systems.

It’s as if they have two different departments who do not communicate with each other… but I digress. Let’s take a look at their processor number systems, separately.

 

10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Processor Number System

Here is the processor number system for the 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake processors

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • Core i7 : enthusiast class, with many processing cores
  • Core i5 : mainstream processors
  • Core i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

This is now a 2-digit number 10 for the 10th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

Instead of three digits that Comet Lake uses, it now uses just two digits, but the concept is the same – the higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general.

For example, the Core i7-1068 is faster than Core i7-1065.

Level of Graphics

Replacing the Product Line Suffix, this gives us a rough indication of the processor graphics’ performance level.

  • G7 : Intel Iris Plus Graphics with 64 Execution Units
  • G4 : Intel Iris Plus Graphics with 48 Execution Units
  • G1 : Intel UHD Graphics with 32 Execution Units

Intel started using this graphics indicator in the 10th Gen Intel Core processor number system, because this will be a major model differentiator.

For example, they announced three Intel Core i5-1035 models, differentiated only by their processor graphics :

  • Intel Core i5-1035G7 : Intel Iris Pro Graphics (64 EUs)
  • Intel Core i5-1035G4 : Intel Iris Pro Graphics (48 EUs)
  • Intel Core i5-1035G1 : Intel UHD Graphics (32 EUs)

 

10th Gen Intel Comet Lake Processor Number System

Here is the processor number system for the 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake processors

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • Core i7 : enthusiast class
  • Core i5 : mainstream processors
  • Core i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

This is now a 2-digit number 10 for the 10th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

Instead of two digits that Ice Lake uses, Comet Lake uses three digits, but the concept is the same – the higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general.

For example, the Core i7-10710 is faster than Core i7-10510.

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • U : Ultra-low power (mobile only)
  • Y : Extremely-low power (mobile only)

 

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The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 – Everything You Need To Know!

At the launch of Acer Day 2019, Acer unveiled the 2019 Acer Aspire 3 laptops, which have been refreshed with NVIDIA GeForce MX230 graphics, and new Intel Core processor options.

Here is everything you need to know about the new 2019 Acer Aspire 3 laptops!

 

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 / 5 Laptops

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 and Aspire 5 laptops are designed for mainstream users, at very affordable price points.

Let’s start with a product presentation by Jeffrey Lai, Acer Malaysia’s Senior Product Manager.

 

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3

Like its predecessor, the 2019 Acer Aspire 3 has a 15.6-inch IPS display, with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. However, it now comes with NVIDIA GeForce MX230 graphics, with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory.

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 has both a 2.5-inch drive bay, as well as a M.2 socket. The Core i5 models come with a 1 TB HDD, and can be upgraded with a M.2 PCIe SSD.

The Core i7 model, on the other hand, comes with a PCIe SSD, but you have the option of adding a 2.5-inch HDD (or SSD) for additional storage.

Acer is initially releasing four different 2019 Aspire 3 models, three powered by the Intel Core i5-8265U processor, and one powered by the Intel Core i7-8565U processor.

Specifications

A315-55G-537A
A315-55G-57B4
A315-55G-59ZU

A315-55G-74LX

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Processor

Intel Core i5-8265U

Intel Core i7-8565U

Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce MX230 (2 GB GDDR5)

Display

15.6-inch Full HD IPS display

Memory

4 GB DDR4 (upgradable to 20 GB)

Storage

1 TB HDD
(M.2 PCIe SSD upgradable)

256 GB PCIe SSD
(HDD upgradable)

Networking

Intel Wireless-AC 9461/9462

802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2 MU-MIMO)
– Bluetooth 5.0

I/O Ports

2 x USB Type C (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP)
1 x Ethernet port
SD card reader

Webcam

Acer HDR webcam (1280 x 720)

Audio

Acer TrueHarmony Audio

Dimensions

363.4 mm wide x 250.5 mm deep x 19.95 mm thick

Weight

1.9 kg

Warranty

3 years local warranty, with 1st year international warranty

Battery Life

Up to 7.5 hours

Launch Price

RM 2,399
~US$577
~£475
~A$845

RM 3,099
~US$745
~£610
~A$1,091

 

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 Price + Availability

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 models are available with immediate effect, in three colour options – Obsidian Black, Indigo Blue and Rococo Red.

The Core i7-8565U processor model (A315-55G-74LX) retails for RM 3,099 / ~US$745 / ~£610 / ~A$1,091.

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The Core i5-8265U processor model (A315-55G-537A, A315-55G-57B4, A315-55G-59ZU) retails for RM 2,399 / ~US$577 / ~£475 / ~A$845.

Here are some direct purchase options :

 

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The 2019 Acer Aspire 5 – Everything You Need To Know!

At the launch of Acer Day 2019, Acer unveiled the 2019 Acer Aspire 5 laptops, which have been refreshed with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics, and new Intel Core processor options.

Here is everything you need to know about the new 2019 Acer Aspire 5 laptops!

 

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 / 5 Laptops

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 and Aspire 5 laptops are designed for mainstream users, at very affordable price points.

Let’s start with a product presentation by Jeffrey Lai, Acer Malaysia’s Senior Product Manager.

 

The 2019 Acer Aspire 5

Like its predecessor, the 2019 Acer Aspire 5 has a 14-inch IPS display, with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. However, it is now 10% smaller and 16.7% lighter!

Thanks to an aluminium top cover, it offers a premium look and feel in a thin chassis that weighs just 1.45 kg. It also comes with a backlit keyboard, which allows you to work even in dimly-lit conditions.

Acer is initially releasing four different 2019 Aspire 5 models, three powered by the Intel Core i5-8265U processor, and one powered by the Intel Core i7-8565U processor.

Specifications

A514-52G-586W
A514-52G-58D7
A514-52G-58NY

A514-52G-72WC

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Processor

Intel Core i5-8265U

Intel Core i7-8565U

Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (2 GB GDDR5)

Display

14-inch Full HD IPS display

Memory

4 GB DDR4 (upgradable to 12 GB)

Storage

256 GB PCIe SSD
Upgradable with 2.5-inch HDD

Networking

Intel Wireless-AC 9560
– 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2 MU-MIMO)
– Bluetooth 5.0

I/O Ports

1 x USB Type C (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
2 x USB 3.1 (one supports power off charging)
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP)
1 x Ethernet port
SD card reader

Webcam

Acer HDR webcam (1280 x 720)

Audio

Acer TrueHarmony Audio

Dimensions

328.8 mm wide x 236 mm deep x 17.95 mm thick

Weight

1.5 kg

Warranty

3 years local warranty, with 1st year international warranty

Battery Life

Up to 12.5 hours

Up to 7 hours

Launch Price

RM 2,499
~US$601
~£492
~A$880

RM 3,099
~US$745
~£610
~A$1,091

 

The 2019 Acer Aspire 5 Price + Availability

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The 2019 Aspire 5 is available with an Intel Core i7 processor (A514-52G-72WC) with immediate effect for RM 3,099 / ~US$746 / ~£615 / ~A$1,098.

The Core i5 models (A514-52G-586W, A514-52G-58D7, A514-52G-58NY) are priced at RM 2,499 / ~US$601 / ~£496 / ~A$855, and will be available by the end of August 2019.

The Core i3 model, price yet unknown, will also be available at the end of August as well.

The Core i5 and Core i3 models will be available in Pure Silver, Indigo Blue and Charcoal Black colours.

 

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10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Mobile CPU Features + Specifications!

Intel Ice Lake is finally here! Intel just officially launched eleven new 10th Gen Intel Core U-series and Y-series mobile processors!

Here is our primer on the 10th Gen Intel Core mobile processors, codenamed Ice Lake!

 

Intel Ice Lake – 10th Gen, Designed For Thin-And-Light

Codenamed Ice Lake, the 10th Gen Intel Core mobile processors are designed for thin-and-light laptops, including 2-in-1 devices. Here is a quick summary of what’s new…

AI For Mobile Computing

More than just evolutions of previous generations, the 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake mobile processors are the first to be purpose-built for AI in mobile computers. It features :

  • Intel Deep Learning Boost – a new, dedicated instruction set for hardware acceleration of neural networks, which will boost applications like automatic image enhancements, photo indexing and photorealistic effects.
  • GPU Engine Compute – developers can use the GPU, which provides up to 1 teraflops of compute capability, for high-throughput inference applications like video stylisation, analytics and real-time video resolution upscaling.
  • Intel Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (GNA) – a dedicated hardware engine for background workloads like voice processing and noise suppression at ultra-low power.

Greatly Improved Graphics Capability

Some of the 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake mobile processors come with Intel Iris Plus graphics, which deliver double the graphics performance.

Iris Plus graphics will let you game in 1080p, as well as handle 4K video editing and high-resolution photo editing, without the need for a separate GPU.

  • They are the first Intel GPUs to support the VESA Adaptive Sync standard, for a tear-free gaming experience.
  • They are the industry’s first GPU to use variable rate shading for improved rendering performance.
  • They support BT.2020 (also known as Rec. 2020), allowing you to watch 4K HDR video at up to 10 bits of colour.

Recommended : 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake : 1 Step Forward, 1 Step Back!

 

10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Models + Specifications (U Series)

Intel announced six new 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake mobile processors under the U-series, with TDPs of 15 to 28 watts. These are meant for thin-and-light laptops.

10th Gen U-Series Cores / Threads Cache Base Freq Single Core Turbo All Core Turbo Graphics Graphics Max Freq Nominal /
ConfigUP TDP
Intel Core i7-1068G7 4 / 8 8 MB 2.3 GHz 4.1 GHz 3.6 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(64 EUs)
1.10 GHz 28W
Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 / 8 8 MB 1.3 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.5 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(64 EUs)
1.10 GHz 15W / 25W
Intel Core i5-1035G7 4 / 8 6 MB 1.2 GHz 3.7 GHz 3.3 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(64 EUs)
1.05 GHz 15W / 25W
Intel Core i5-1035G4 4 / 8 6 MB 1.1 GHz 3.7 GHz 3.3 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(48 EUs)
1.05 GHz 15W / 25W
Intel Core i5-1035G1 4 / 8 6 MB 1.0 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.3 GHz Intel UHD Graphics
(32 EUs)
1.05 GHz 15W / 25W
Intel Core i3-1005G1 2 / 4 4 MB 1.2 GHz 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz Intel UHD Graphics
(32 EUs)
0.90 GHz 15W

Recommended : The 10th Gen Intel Core Processor Number Guide!

 

10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Models + Specifications (Y Series)

Intel announced a further five new 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake mobile processors under the Y-series, with TDPs of 9 to 12 watts. These are meant for 2-in-1 laptops.

10th Gen Y-Series Cores / Threads Cache Base Freq Single Core Turbo All Core Turbo Graphics Graphics Max Freq Nominal /
ConfigUP TDP
Intel Core i7-1060G7 4 / 8 8 MB 1.0 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.4 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(64 EUs)
1.10 GHz 9W / 12W
Intel Core i5-1030G7 4 / 8 6 MB 0.8 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(64 EUs)
1.05 GHz 9W / 12W
Intel Core i5-1030G4 4 / 8 6 MB 0.7 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(48 EUs)
1.05 GHz 9W / 12W
Intel Core i3-1000G4 2 / 4 4 MB 1.1 GHz 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(48 EUs)
0.90 GHz 9W
Intel Core i3-1000G1 2 / 4 4 MB 1.1 GHz 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz Intel UHD Graphics
(32 EUs)
0.90 GHz 9W

 

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The 2019 Acer Swift 7 Ultra-Light Laptop Preview!

Acer just unveiled a new ultra-light, ultra-thin laptop – the 2019 Acer Swift 7!

Here is everything you need to know about the new Swift 7, including its price and key features!

 

The 2019 Acer Swift 7 Ultra-Light Laptop Revealed!

Let’s start with the launch briefing by Jeffrey Lai, Senior Product Manager of Acer Malaysia.

 

The 2019 Acer Swift 7 Ultra-Light Laptop

Designed with a minimalist concept, the 2019 Acer Swift 7 boasts clean, sleek lines with an ultra-thin and ultra-light finless design.

It is now 60% smaller than the average 14-inch laptop, and weighs just 890 g! Even so, it packs enough battery power to last up to 12 hours of non-stop use.

Thanks to its super-thin bezels, it has a 14-inch Full HD display with an impressive 92% screen-to-body ratio. This touch display boasts a wide colour gamut of 100% sRGB / 72% NTSC, and is protected by Gorilla Glass 6.

The new Swift 7 is powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core processor with 8 GB RAM and an NVMe PCIe SSD. And it comes with two USB Type C Gen 2 ports, and Gigabit WiFi with 2×2 MIMO technology.

It has a push-to-open camera that is hidden just above the keyboard, with a power button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor. To ensure durability, its touchpad is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

Recommended : The 2019 Acer Predator Triton 900 Gaming Monster Preview!

 

The 2019 Acer Swift 7 Price + Availability

Acer is offering two 2019 Swift 7 models with immediate effect at these official prices :

  • 2019 Acer Swift 7 (Core i5) : RM 5,999 / ~$1,448 / ~£1,139 / ~€1,274
  • 2019 Acer Swift 7 (Core i7) : RM 7,599 / ~$1,834 / ~£1,443 / ~€1,613

They will both come with a leather protective sleeve, and a USB Type C hub with USB Type A and HDMI ports.

Recommended : The 2019 Acer Predator + Nitro Gaming Laptops Revealed!

 

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The 2019 Predator Helios 300 with RTX 2070 Revealed!

Acer just unveiled the 2019 Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop, powered by the latest 9th Gen Intel processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics.

Here’s a quick primer on the latest iteration of the Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop!

 

The 2019 Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop

The newly-refreshed 2019 Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop is powered by the latest 9th Gen Intel processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with Max-Q Design.

It also comes with up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 memory, and Killer DoubleShot Pro networking connectivity.

Gamers have a choice of either a 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display. Both options support a 144 Hz refresh rate, and a 3 ms overdrive response time.

It also has a new keyboard with distinctive Predator fonts and 4-zone RGB lighting. The WASD keys are highlighted, as well as the arrow keys are hotkeys. The spacebar has also been enlarged.

Like the Predator Helios 700, it has two hotkeys – Turbo to quickly engage overclocking, and PredatorSense to immediately access CPU + GPU temperatures, fan controls, RGB lighting and more.

4th Gen AeroBlade 3D Fans

The new Predator Helios 300 also comes with an improved cooling system with two 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans, five copper heat pipes, and the Acer CoolBoost Technology.

The new 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans have new 0.1 mm fan blades with a serrated edge, winglets along the top and bottom, as well as a curved fin along the inner portion of each blade. Acer claims this increases airflow by up to 45%!

 

The 2019 Predator Helios 300 Price + Availability

The 2019 Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop will be available in these regions at the following recommended retail prices :

  • North America in July 2019 : Starting at USD 1,199.99 / ~£ 916 / ~€ 1,060 /~RM 4,933
  • EMEA in June 2019 : Starting at EUR 1,499 / ~US$ 1,695 / ~£ 1,295  /~RM 6,976
  • China in May 2019 : Starting at RMB 11,999 / ~US$ 1,788 / ~£ 1,366 / ~€ 1,579 /~RM 7,359

 

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The 2019 HUAWEI MateBook 13 Price + Deals Revealed!

HUAWEI just launched the 2019 HUAWEI MateBook 13 laptop, which will be offered in two configurations. Here are their prices and deals!

 

The 2019 HUAWEI MateBook 13 Laptop

The 2019 HUAWEI MateBook 13 is a thin and light laptop that boasts a 13-inch IPS touchscreen display with an ultra-high resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels.

Available in two colour options – Mystic Silver and Space Gray, the 2019 HUAWEI MateBook 13 is just under 15 mm thick, and weighs just 1.3 kg.

It does not skimp on performance, boasting the latest Intel Core i7-8565U or Core i5-8265U processor, 8 GB LPDDR3 memory, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics and a fast PCIe X4 SSD.

 

The 2019 HUAWEI MateBook 13 Price List + Deals

HUAWEI first announced the 2019 HUAWEI MateBook 13 at the HUAWEI P30 Series launch.

The 2019 HUAWEI MateBook 13 laptop will be offered in two configurations.

Both models are available for sale from 6 April 2019 onwards.

On top of that, every 2019 HUAWEI MateBook 13 will come with these freebies :

  • HUAWEI backpack
  • HUAWEI Bluetooth mouse
  • Microsoft Office 365 Subscription (1 Year)
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Coming Soon : HUAWEI Audio + Eyewear Accessories!

Here is a sneak peek of what HUAWEI will be introducing soon  – a mini Bluetooth speaker, HUAWEI Freelace and the HUAWEI – Gentle Monster Eyewear!

 

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The ArmoryX GLOCK Gaming Laptop Revealed!

The ArmoryX GLOCK is the first gaming laptop to be revealed from their ArmoryX COMMANDOS series. It is designed to be an affordable, customisable entry-level gaming laptop for esports gamers. Here are the full details!

 

The ArmoryX GLOCK Gaming Laptop

Unlike many other gaming laptops, the ArmoryX GLOCK is designed to scale with the user’s needs.

You will be able to choose the processor you want, from the Intel Pentium G5400, all the way to the Intel Core i7-8700, and you can even upgrade it in the future. Armory X also offers you several 15.6″ display panel options to meet your requirements.

SpecificationsArmory X GLOCK
Display Options15.6" UHD 3840 x 2160 IPS
15.6" Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS
15.6“ Full HD 120 Hz 1920 x 1080
Processor OptionsIntel Core i7-8700 (3.2 GHz, 12 MB Smart Cache)
Intel® Core i5-8400 (2.8 GHz, 9 MB Smart Cache)
Intel Core i3-8100 (3.6 GHz, 6 MB Smart Cache)
Intel Pentium Gold G5400 (3.7 GHz, 4 MB Smart Cache)
ChipsetIntel 370 Express Chipset
Memory Options8 GB or 16 GB DDR4-2666
2 slots available (Max 32 GB)
Graphics ProcessorsIntel HD Graphics 630 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
Storage1 x 2.5” HDD
2 x M.2 2280 SSD slots (Supports NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 or SATA)
Operating System OptionsMicrosoft Windows 10 Professional
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Free DOS
Webcam720p webcam
NetworkingLAN : Gigabit Ethernet
WiFi : 802.11ac (dual-band)
Bluetooth : BT 4.2
Connectivity1 x HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2)
1 x mini DP
1 x D-Sub
1 x USB 3.1 Type C
2 x USB 3.0 Type A
2 x USB 2.0 Type A
1 x 3.5 mm earphone + mic
1 x SD card reader
KeyboardBacklit Keyboard (White / Blue / Green / Orange / Red backlight options)
Battery47 Wh lithium-ion polymer battery
120 W charger
Dimensions378 mm wide, 250 mm deep, 29.8 mm thick
WeightFrom 2.35 kg onwards

ArmoryX also promises an omni-service approach to helping customers, with offline and online contact points with their service and sales teams all over Malaysia.

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  • Processor of your choice – Intel Pentium G5400 / Intel Core i3-8100 / Intel Core i5-8400 / Intel Core i5-8600 / Intel Core i7-8700
  • Upgrade to future Intel processor is CONFIRMED. Details to be revealed in Q3 2018, after Intel lifts the information embargo.
  • Comes with Sound Blaster Cinema 5 audio!
  • 15.6″ High Resolution Display Panel of your choice!
  • High performance twin blade cooling system delivers desktop-class performance without compromise.
  • Backed by 72 business hours support!

 

ArmoryX 72 Hours Pledge

ArmoryX commits to resolve any hardware-related problems within 72 business hours. If the device cannot be fixed within 72 business hours, ArmoryX will provide a complimentary laptop for you to use without any charges.

 

ArmoryX GLOCK Price + Availability

The ArmoryX GLOCK will be available for purchase starting 10 July 2018, with a starting price of RM 2,990 / ~US$ 748. Here are some suggested configurations and offers :

Config #1 : RM 3,085 (Free RM 150 cash voucher)
Intel Pentium G5400
8 GB DDR4 Memory
128 GB M.2 SATA SSD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB GDDR5
15.6” FHD IPS Antiglare
Free-DOS

Config #2 : RM 3,720 (Free RM 150 cash voucher)
Intel Core i5-8400
8 GB DDR4 Memory
1 TB 7200 RPM Hard Disk Drive
128 GB M.2 SATA SSD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4G GDDR5
15.6” FHD IPS Antiglare
Free-DOS

Config #3 : RM 4,450 (Free RM 150 cash voucher)
Intel Core i7-8700
8 GB DDR4 Memory
1 TB 7200 RPM Harddrive
128 GB M.2 SATA SSD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4G GDDR5
15.6” FHD IPS Antiglare
Windows 10 Home

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L2 Streaming Prefetch from The Tech ARP BIOS Guide

L2 Streaming Prefetch

Common Options : Enabled, Disabled

 

Quick Review of L2 Streaming Prefetch

Intel Core processors have a hardware streaming prefetch mechanism that automatically fetches an extra 64-byte cache line whenever the processor requests for a 64-byte cache line. This reduces cache latency by making the next cache line immediately available if the processor requires it as well.

When enabled, the processor will retrieve the currently requested cache line, as well as the subsequent cache line.

When disabled, the processor will only retrieve the currently requested cache line.

In a desktop system, enabling this feature improves performance as there’s a high probability of the processor requiring the next cache line as well as the currently requested cache line. It is therefore recommended that you enable the L2 Streaming Prefetch BIOS feature in a desktop system.

But in a server, the probability of the next cache line being required by the processor is lower than that of a desktop system. The higher cache miss ratio inevitably leads to higher bus utilization, which reduces the processor’s performance.

You will need to evaluate the performance effect of L2 Streaming Prefetch on your server and determine if it should be disabled or enabled for better performance. But servers should generally disable this feature.

 

Details of L2 Streaming Prefetch

L2 Streaming Prefetch is a BIOS feature specific to processors based on the Intel Core microarchitecture.

These processors have a hardware streaming prefetch mechanism that automatically fetches an extra 64-byte cache line whenever the processor requests for a 64-byte cache line. To be more specific, the adjacent cache line prefetch mechanism automatically fetches the adjacent cache line, essentially delivering 128-bytes to the processor, even if the processor does not request for the subsequent cache line.

This reduces cache latency by making the next cache line immediately available if the processor requires it as well. However, this increases bus traffic and can actually reduce performance if the processor does not actually require the second cache line. So, it is a double-edge sword.

When enabled, the processor will retrieve the currently requested cache line, as well as the subsequent cache line.

When disabled, the processor will only retrieve the currently requested cache line.

In a desktop system, enabling this feature improves performance as there’s a high probability of the processor requiring the next cache line as well as the currently requested cache line. It is therefore recommended that you enable the L2 Streaming Prefetch BIOS feature in a desktop system.

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But in a server, this feature may actually degrade performance since data requests in servers are of a more random nature. The probability of the next cache line being required by the processor is lower than that of a desktop system.

The higher cache miss ratio inevitably leads to higher bus utilization, no thanks to the fact that the processor prefetches an extra 64-byte cache line everytime it retrieves a single cache line. This increased bus utilitization reduces the processor’s performance.

You will need to evaluate the performance effect of L2 Streaming Prefetch on your server and determine if it should be disabled or enabled for better performance. But servers should generally disable this feature.

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The Intel Spectre Reboot Issue – Everything You Need To Know! Rev. 3.0

The efforts to mitigate the threat of the Meltdown and Spectre exploits is officially WORSE than the threat itself. Many Intel systems are randomly and spontaneously rebooting after installing Intel Spectre 2 patches. No shit. Here is our continuing coverage of the Intel Spectre Reboot Issue!

 

Article Update History

Click here for the Article Update History

Updated @ 2018-03-06 : Added the latest updates on the issue, as well as the new Intel Spectre 2 microcode revision guidance slides.

Updated @ 2018-02-22 : Added the latest updates on the issue, as well as the new Intel Spectre 2 microcode revision guidance slides.

Updated @ 2018-02-14 : Added the latest updates on the issue, as well as the new Intel Spectre 2 microcode revision guidance slides.

Updated @ 2018-02-10 : Added a new section on the Intel Spectre 2 Microcode Update Schedule, and updated various parts of the article. Removed 80 Intel processors that have just been confirmed not to be affected by the buggy microcode updates.

Updated @ 2018-01-26 : Added the Intel Coffee Lake, Intel Xeon Scalable and Intel Xeon W family of processors to the list of affected CPUs. Added the updated Intel Spectre 2 Microcode Update Guidance.

Updated @ 2018-01-23 : Added a new section on the root cause of the spontaneous reboot issue, and updated guidance on what you should do about this problem. Also added the Intel microcode revision lists. Removed 129 workstation / server CPUs, 105 desktop CPUs and 143 mobile CPUs.

Updated @ 2018-01-18 : Added the latest development on the Intel spontaneous reboot issues, including a greatly-expanded list of affected Intel CPUs.

Updated @ 2018-01-16 : Added the full list of Intel CPUs with reboot issues

Originally posted @ 2018-01-13


 

Spontaneous Reboots With Spectre 2 Patches Updated!

On 11 January 2018, the WSJ reported that Intel was quietly asking their cloud computing customers to hold off installing Meltdown and Spectre patches because “the patches have bugs of their own“. Specifically, there were three bugs in the microcode patches they released.

In a blog post posted on the same day, Intel Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Intel Data Center Group, Navin Shenoy confirmed that Intel received reports of “higher system reboots” after applying those updates.

Basically, these systems would randomly and spontaneously reboot after installing those patches. Not something you want your computer to do, never mind servers that cater to tens or hundreds of thousands of users.

He initially confirmed that the affected systems were running Intel Broadwell and Intel Haswell CPUs, and that the issues affected both client (desktop, mobile, workstation) PCs, as well as data center servers.

But in an update a week later, Navin revealed that the newer Kaby Lake and Skylake CPUs, as well as older Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors, were also experiencing spontaneous reboot issues after updating their firmware.

Although not explicitly mentioned, the latest Intel Coffee Lake CPUs are also affected by spontaneous reboots. Hidden in their microcode revision guidance was a reference to the Coffee Lake-S processors.

In their 24 January 2018 microcode revision guidance, they further added the Intel Xeon Scalable and Intel Xeon W processor families to the list of affected CPUs.

But there’s good news – on 8 February 2018, Intel confirmed that 80 CPU models previously marked as affected have been certified to be free from the buggy microcode updates.

On 12 February 2018, Intel released beta microcode updates for some of their Coffee LakeBroadwell and Haswell processors, and pre-beta updates for their Arrandale, Clarkdale and Gulftown processors.

On 20 February 2018, Intel released production microcode updates for their Coffee Lake, Kaby Lake and Skylake processors, with new beta microcode updates for their Haswell, Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge processors.

On 26 February 2018, Intel released production microcode updates for the remaining Broadwell and Haswell processors, except for their Broadwell EX and Haswell EX (server) processors.

On 1 March 2018, Intel released new beta microcode updates for their Arrandale, ClarkdaleGulftown, Nehalem EP, Nehalem WS, Westmere EP, Westmere WS and Ivy Bridge EX (server) processors. They also started releasing pre-beta updates for their Lynnfield and Westmere EX processors. With the release of the Skylake Xeon E3 production update, the entire Intel Skylake family is fully patched.

Intel is not the first to be beset by problems in the rush to patch Meltdown and Spectre. Microsoft recently admitted that some Windows 10 updates were bricking some AMD PCs.

 

The Root Cause – Intel Spectre 2 Patches

On 22 January 2018, Navin Shenoy announced that Intel :

  • has identified the root cause for Broadwell and Haswell platforms, and
  • is making good progress in developing a solution to address that root cause.

They revealed that the spontaneous reboot issues seen with the affected Intel CPUs were caused by Spectre 2 mitigations in those microcode updates.

Notably, Intel only confirmed that Spectre 2 mitigations were the root cause in those two platforms. They have not confirmed Spectre 2 mitigations as the cause in the Coffee LakeKaby Lake, Skylake, Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge platforms that are also affected.

In fact, Intel shared that “The progress we have made in identifying a root cause for Haswell and Broadwell will help us address issues on other platforms. Please be assured we are working quickly to address these issues.

 

What CPUs Are Affected By The Buggy Intel Spectre 2 Patches?

All of the systems suffering from spontaneous reboot issues were running on HaswellBroadwellSkylake, Kaby Lake and the latest Coffee Lake CPUs. Workstation and server CPUs based on Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge were also affected, but thankfully not their desktop brethren.

On 8 February 2018, Intel revealed that some of the microcode updates that they suspected were buggy, were actually not buggy. They include :

  • The Intel Skylake H/S/U/Y Desktop Processors
  • The Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 Processor Family (Skylake)

We prepared the full list of CPUs affected by the buggy Intel Spectre 2 patches, but it is a VERY LONG LIST with 801 CPUs, so we split them into three sections.

As you can see, many more server and workstation CPUs are affected than desktop and mobile CPUs combined. That’s because Intel prioritised the patching of their server and workstation CPUs, over desktop and mobile CPUs.

 

What Is Being Done About The Buggy Intel Spectre 2 Patches?

When he first posted on the spontaneous reboot issue, Navin said that Intel was working to “understand, diagnose and address this reboot issue“.

In his latest update, he shared that Intel had already issued an early version of the new microcode updates to their partners for tests, and will release them “once that testing has been completed“.

These new microcode updates basically have Spectre 2 mitigations removed. This will restore stability to the affected Intel CPUs, while Intel fixes the problems in those mitigations.

 

The Intel Spectre Microcode Update Schedule Updated!

On 7 February 2018, Navin Shenoy announced that Intel has released “production microcode updates for several Skylake-based platforms” to their OEM customers and industry partners, with more platform updates “in coming days“.

The schedule was updated on 12, 20, 26 February and 1 March with more details, including production (final), pre-beta and beta versions of the new Intel Spectre microcode updates.