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Biostar B360GT3S Motherboard
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Biostar B360GT3S Motherboard Review

When Intel released their 8th generation "Coffee Lake" processors back in October 2017 they were released alongside the enthusiast-class Z370 chipset. That was the only chipset you could use with these new processors at the time. Now you have the option of H370, B360, and H310. The B360 chipset differs from H370 in a few different ways, first you only have support for a single x16 PCI-E slot, only 12 PCI-E lanes (compared to 24), fewer USB ports, and there is no CPU or memory overclocking. Today we will be checking out a B360 board from Biostar. This is actually our first look at a B360 board, but also our first look at a board from Biostar. The Biostar B360GT3S motherboard is part of Biostar's Racing line, which is a gaming line within their product stack. Let's take a look and see if there is a lower-cost alternative to getting a Z370 motherboard.

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Apple Updates MacBook Pro with 8th Gen Intel Core Processors

Apple today updated MacBook Pro with faster performance and new pro features, making it the most advanced Mac notebook ever. The new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors, with 6-core on the 15-inch model for up to 70 percent faster performance and quad-core on the 13-inch model for up to two times faster performance - ideal for manipulating large data sets, performing complex simulations, creating multi-track audio projects or doing advanced image processing or film editing.

Intel Core i7-7740X
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Intel Working on 22-Core LGA2066 and 8-Core LGA1151 Processors

It looks like Intel is ready to refresh their "Basin Falls" HEDT platform (LGA2066 client high-end desktop). They plan to do this with a new 22-core chip. This is not Skylake HCC (20 tiles, up to 18 cores), or Skylake HCC (30 tiles, up to 28 cores), but a brand new die with four more tiles than the current Skylake HCC silicon, all of which are actual cores.

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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 Core i9 Chips Coming To Mobile

Intel's Core i9 mobile processor family could bring the highest level of 6-core "Coffee Lake" desktop processor performance to the mobile platform. Intel is putting the final touches on the Core i9-8000 series "Coffee Lake-H" processors lineup.

AORUS Z370 Ultra Gaming Motherboard
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AORUS Z370 Ultra Gaming Motherboard Review

With the launch of Intel's 8th Generation "Coffee Lake" processors we have a whole lineup of Z370 motherboards. Gigabyte's high-end gaming brand AORUS currently has six Z370 motherboards. Today we are checking out the Z370 Ultra Gaming, which sits right in the middle of the lineup. This board will definitely be a great option for many people moving over to the Z370 platform as it has a low cost and of course in typical AORUS fashion plenty of RGB lighting. This ATX motherboard features dual M.2 slots, ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with a Smart Headphone Amp, Intel LAN, Smart Fan 5 support, and USB 3.1 support. Let's get this board on our test bench and see what it can do!

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