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Apple Plans To Use Its Own Chips In Macs in 2020

Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel. Apple already builds its own processors for iOS devices and some of the newer ones like the A11 Bionic and A10 Fusion for reached performance levels of entry-level x86 desktop processors.

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The Ryzen 7 2800X Will Not Be Part Of First 2000-Series Wave

AMD will be launching their first wave of 12nm Ryzen 2000-series “Pinnacle Ridge” processors in April, with likely availability on the 19th. From all of the leaks that we’ve seen it is very clear that the Ryzen 7 2700X will be the flagship processor, at least at first. The 2800X will not be part of the first wave of 2000-series processors, which is made up of four processors to start.

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AMD Drops Prices of Current-gen Ryzen Processors

AMD has recently announced price-cuts across their entire current-generation Ryzen line. This includes Ryzen 3-series, Ryzen 5-series, Ryzen 7-series, and Ryzen Threadripper processor models, based on first-generation “Zen” architecture. This is likely in preparation in for its April 19th launch of the new Ryzen 2000 series “Pinnacle Ridge” processors.

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13 Major Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD’s Zen Architecture

13 critical security vulnerabilities for AMD’s “Zen” CPU microarchitecture have been discovered by Israel-based CTS-Labs. These vulnerabilities are just as big of a threat as “Meltdown” and “Spectre” which affected Intel, AMD, and ARM. This new vulnerabilities are being classified into four different groups based on the similarity in function of the processor that they exploit. They are being called “Ryzenfall,” “Masterkey,” “Fallout,” and “Chimera.”

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Posted by amiller in All News, AMD, Blog, Chimera, Fallout, Hardware News, Masterkey, Processors, RYZEN, Ryzenfall, Security, Zen

New Guide Shows How To Get “Coffee Lake” Chips Working On Intel 100/200 Chipsets

Well it turns out that “Coffee Lake” is pin-compatible with older LGA1151 motherboards based on the 200-series and 100-series chipsets. Modders were able to get these chips to work on older platforms. Intel uses software to block these chips from working on older motherboards, this comes in the form of the CPU’s microcode, the iGPU’s UEFI GOP driver, and certain management engine bootstraps on the side of the motherboard BIOS that lets it recognize new chips.

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Intel Coffee Lake CPUs Could Be Compatible With LGA 1151 Motherboards

Well a new piece of information has surfaced from our earlier report on Intel’s 6-core Coffee Lake CPUs showing up in SiSoftware Sandra. It appears that these CPUs could be backwards compatible with LGA 1151 motherboards on Intel’s 200 series chipsets (and even 100 series chipsets).

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Intel 6-Core Coffee Lake CPUs Surface In Sisoftware

Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake architecture has been all but confirmed. A 6-core Coffee Lake CPU has showed up in SiSoftware’s online database. The chip is identified as a 6-core, 6-thread CPU from Intel with a clock speed of 3.5 GHz 1.5 MB of L2 cache (256 Kb per core), and 9MB of L3 cache.

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Intel’s Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X To Come Ahead Of Schedule

According to the latest reports we could see Intel’s Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop processors ahead of the earlier rumored dates. The latest reports put the release between June 19th and July 9th. This means we should see an announcement of the new chipset and CPUs likely at Computex 2017, which kicks off on May 30th in Taipei.

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AMD Starts Selling The Ryzen 5 Processor Family

Today, officially AMD Ryzen 5 processors are available. This lineup from AMD is designed to compete with Intel’s Core i5 quad-core “Kaby Lake” processors. The Ryzen 5 family is made up of 6-core and 4-core parts that are carved out of the 14 nm “Summit Ridge” silicon.

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