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The Intel Core i7-7700K is what happens when a chip company stops trying. The i7-7700K is the first desktop Intel chip in brave new post-"tick-tock" world—which means that instead of major improvements to architecture, process, and instructions per clock (IPC), we get slightly higher clock speeds and a way to decode DRM-laden 4K streaming video. Huzzah.
For the average consumer building or buying a new performance-focused PC, a desktop chip based on 14nm Kaby Lake remains the chip of choice—a total lack of competition at this level makes sure of that.
Amazingly thin Windows 10 laptops and tablets will soon become available with Intel’s new Kaby Lake chips, which were announced at CES. These chips, called 7th Generation Core, will extend laptop battery life to new highs, and bring new capabilities like 4K video. You’ll also enjoy VR by connecting headsets to Kaby Lake laptops or tablets. There’s a lot more to Kaby Lake, and here’s what you can expect from PCs:
A feature in Intel's Haswell CPUs can be abused to reliably defeat an anti-exploitation technology that exists in all major operating systems, researchers have found.
The technique, developed by three researchers from State University of New York at Binghamton and the University of California in Riverside, can be used to bypass ASLR (address space layout randomization) and was presented this week at the 49th annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture in Taipei.
If you’ve been having problems with Intel’s password manager True Key then you’re not the only one. After users reported login issues in recent weeks, Intel Security has confirmed that a planned upgrade on one of its network components failed twice, affecting users’ access to the software.
“An upgrade of a network component failed, which necessitated a reversion to previous configuration, but was delayed by a second equipment problem,” an Intel spokesperson said. “This was the first outage of this magnitude, the True Key app normally operates with well above 99 percent uptime.”
Intel isn't known for its graphics processors, but the company is promising a big improvement with its 7th generation Core processors, code-named Kaby Lake.
The Kaby Lake chips, which will succeed Skylake, will feature integrated 4K graphics processors, the company said at the Intel Developer Forum on Tuesday.
Intel showed off Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch shooter game running smoothly on a Dell XPS with a Kaby Lake chip during Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's keynote. Intel also showed off an HP 2-in-1 running 4K graphics.