Intel Debuts with the 7th-Generation Core CPUs

Intel announces the next, 7th generation of Intel Core processors, aka Intel Kaby Lake. The Intel U and the Intel Y series models were the first to debut. Each series involves three models, based on 14 nm Intel Skylake microarchitecture. Optimized design promises 12% increase in performance, if compared with the 6th-gen solutions.



New Intel Core CPUs are known to support 10-bit HEVC & VP9 standards which ensure high-quality operation in 4K Ultra HD and 4K Ultra HD 360 environments. All greenhorns come with an integrated Intel Speed Shift technology which secures fast responsiveness on web surfing. Besides, all models are considered to be power efficient; they increase laptop’s/ultrabook’s battery life to 9.5 hours, when watching 4K video content.


Intel Core 7th generation processors support PCI Express 3.0 internal interface as well as NVMe & Thunderbolt 3 interfaces. More details about each CPU are provided below.


Intel Core i3-7100U features the following …

Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC is Available for Preorder

Sapphire is about to launch the first modification of AMD’s graphics adapter – the Radeon RX 480. The new-comer, entitled Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC, is already available for preorder at the price tag of $322. The PCB, as well as the integrated cooling system, employs a modified design. The ‘OC’ postfix implies that the card has been overclocked to provide for a better performance.



Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC comes equipped with AMD Polaris 10 GPU (14 nm, FinFet, GCN). It features 2304 stream processors, 32 ROPs & 144 TMUs. The presumptive GPU clock frequency might achieve 1350 MHz. At the same time, memory subsystem hasn’t been modified: 8 GB of GDDR5 are supposed to run at 2.0/8.0 GHz (base/dynamic) frequency.


The 2-slot cooling system employs a few heatpipes, a large aluminum heatsink, a stiffening plate at the reverse side, and a couple of 100-mm fans. The latter are able to operate in passive mode when GPU temperature is low. Moreover, the model boasts the …

PC-O10 Dual-Compartment Mid Tower by Lian Li

A new chassis product by Lian Li is called “the PC-O10 Dual-Compartment Mid Tower”. It’s a modern and improved mid tower case. Regarding the SFX/SFX-L PSU shape factor, this case is slim in comparison with PC-O8 and PC-O9.



An up-to-date half aluminum, half glass design by Lian Li fits to the conventional tower proportions. Powerful SFX-L PSUs, available at the moment, let users get rid of cumbersome customary ATX PSUs.


Though PC-O10 is slim, it still matches E-ATX, Full ATX and microATX motherboards. Possessing 7 expansion slots, it allows multi-GPU setup using 340 mm VGA cards, which gives lots of opportunities. The inbuilt CPU coolers can be 130 mm tall. The PSU case can store up to 4 3.5” and 2 2.5” drives, and the main glass compartment has an area for an additional 2.5” SSD. The PC-O10 construction hides unattractive elements, such as drives and cables, and brings only appealing components to the fore.


It is possible to mount two 120 mm or one 140 mm …
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