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Even though Microsoft ended regular support for Windows 7 last month, there are millions of customers who continue to use the OS and plan to stick with it for a while to come. But even without essential security updates, trying to use Windows 7 in 2020 comes with an even bigger roadblock: most modern platforms aren't supported by the OS, which limits upgrades and replacement hardware to badly outdated parts. So, in an effort to continue supporting customers who want to use Windows 7 no matter what, BIOSTAR has found a way to install Windows 7 on its B365 chipset-based motherboards, which opens doors to new Windows 7-powered desktops with Intel's latest-generation CPUs. Released in 2009, Microsoft Windows 7 does not support a...

Arctic Reveals Freezer 7 X: A $20 Tower Cooler With LGA1200 Compatibility

When it comes to cooling, the attention of most PC enthusiasts is drawn towards high performance air or liquid CPU coolers that can handle overclocked high-end processors without breaking...

13 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

ASUS ROG Huracan G21: A Small PC with 8-core and RTX 2080

ASUS this week updated its compact ROG Huracan G21 gaming system. The new enthusiast-class machine retains a stylish miniature case that allows easy access to components, but offers more...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2020

Intel’s Comet Lake Meets Optical Drive in ASUS X545FA Laptop

The rise of software distribution over the Internet and content streaming services have greatly reduced the value of optical disc drives for the average consumer. At the same time...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2020

Performance in Pink: MSI’s Prestige 14 Laptop Rose Pink w/ 6-Core CPU & GeForce GTX

Say what you will about the utility of style, but at the end of the day it sells. Along those lines, this week MSI launched its Limited Edition Rose...

12 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2020

EKWB Releases New Closed-Loop EK-AIO Cooling Systems w/RGB

Historically, EKWB has been best known for its custom, open-loop liquid cooling systems designed for experienced enthusiasts. But as closed-loop factory-assembled cooling systems are increasingly popular among many DIYers...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/30/2020

Cooler Master MasterAir G200P Super Low Profile RGB Cooler: 39.4mm for 95W

Cooler Master has introduced its new CPU cooler for small form-factor PCs. The MasterAir G200P is 39.4 mm tall, and CM claims it features an advanced heatsink, a relatively...

17 by Anton Shilov on 1/29/2020

VAIO Launches SX12: A 12.5-Inch Ultralight Laptop with a Six-Core Comet Lake CPU

VAIO has unveiled a new version of its SX12 laptop that is powered by Intel’s Comet Lake processor, offering SKUs with up to six CPU cores. The miniature notebook...

28 by Anton Shilov on 1/28/2020

Intel Joins CHIPS Alliance, Contributes Advanced Interface Bus

Intel this week became a member of CHIPS Alliance, an industry consortium that is working to accelerate the development of open source SoCs (and SiPs) for various applications. As...

15 by Anton Shilov on 1/24/2020

Intel Q4 FY 2019 Results: Record Quarter, Record Year

Today Intel announced their earnings for the fourth quarter of their 2019 fiscal year. In terms of revenue, Intel had their highest ever Q4 revenue, coming in at $20.2...

67 by Brett Howse on 1/23/2020

Dynabook Presents ‘Hyper-Light’ 13.3-Inch Portégé X30L-G Laptop with 6-Core CPU

Dynabook has introduced its redesigned ‘hyper-light’ 13.3-Inch Portégé X30L-G, which has been updated to be lighter and more powerful than its predecessor. The new systems pack Intel’s 10th Generation...

25 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2020

CES 2020: HP’s Spectre x360 15 Gets Comet Lake, Goes on Diet, Gains 17 Hrs Battery Life

Notebook makers put a lot of efforts into making their 13.3 and 14-inch notebooks as sleek and light as possible, which is why road warriors can enjoy more compact...

14 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2020

Intel’s Confusing Messaging: Is Comet Lake Better Than Ice Lake?

This year at CES 2020, Intel held its usual pre-keynote workshop for select members of the press. Around 75 of us across a couple of sessions were there to...

207 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/16/2020

Intel Cuts 2nd Gen 'Extended Memory' Xeon Scalable Prices

Today Intel will be officially starting product discontinuation of ‘M’ medium sized memory Xeon Scalable CPUs. Due to customer feedback and sales figures, Intel has deemed it in the...

34 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/16/2020

Vulkan 1.2 Specification Released: Refining For Efficiency & Development Simplicity

While the initial fervor over low-level graphics APIs has died down quite a bit since they first hit the scene in the middle of the last decade, API development...

22 by Ryan Smith on 1/15/2020

Updates to Intel’s Data Center Group (DCG)

Rumors back in November were abound about Intel having some sort of reorganization internally. A number of my industry peers both on the journalist side and the analyst side...

11 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/14/2020

TRX80 and WRX80 Don’t Exist: Neither Does the ‘Intel LGA1159’ Socket

For anyone that isn’t following the minutiae of desktop computing, one of the more prominent rumors in AMD land is the presence of upcoming sockets called TRX80 and WRX80...

48 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/13/2020

I Ran Off with Intel’s Tiger Lake Wafer. Who Wants a Die Shot?

One of the surprises at CES from Intel was the presence of Tiger Lake, Intel’s next generation platform beyond Ice Lake. Tiger Lake is Intel’s vehicle for delivering the...

182 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/13/2020

Intel: 28 W Ice Lake Core i7-1068G7 Coming Q1

One of most frequent questions I’ve had in my personal inbox over the last few weeks has been questioning the existence of the fastest Ice Lake processor. Back when...

186 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2020

Seeing Is Believing: Intel Teases DG1 Discrete Xe GPU With Laptop & Desktop Dev Cards At CES 2020

While CES 2020 technically doesn’t wrap up for another couple of days, I’ve already been asked a good dozen or so times what the neatest or most surprising product...

84 by Ryan Smith on 1/9/2020

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