This week on the Podcast we talk about our three reviews this week, Threadripper 2 being officially announced, GTX 1180 leaks, Seagate's 480 MB/s hard drive, and more!
- Computex 2018
Some of you might have been expecting a Core i9-9900K launch today, but it is not happening. To us it seemed way too soon, especially since we haven't really seen that many leaks. A new Intel roadmap has been leaked to the web showing that the i9-9900K, i7-9700K, and i5-9600K will be launched in October.
It seems both Intel and AMD will be increasing core counts on their mainstream desktop processors. We've know for a while that Intel will be releasing an 8-core socket LGA1151 processor, but it seems now AMD might be increasing core counts above 8-cores on their desktop processors.
At Computex 2018 AMD announced it 32-core, 64-thread 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper processor. Since then we learned that this processor will be built on the 12 nm process and will be called Ryzen Threadripper 2990X. According to the latest rumors AMD will be releasing these new processors on August 13th.
A new variant of the "Spectre" CPU vulnerability has been discovered by security researchers Vladimir Kiriansky and Carl Waldspurger. This make them eligible for the $100,000 bounty Intel is offering researchers to sniff out vulnerabilities in their processors. This new vulnerability is chronicled under CVE-2018-3693, is among 12 new CVEs Intel will publish later this week.
Two new Ryzen 2000 series processors have shown up in Geekbench, these are the Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X. To start things off the Ryzen 5 2500X has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and boosts up to 4.0 GHz. This chip will feature SMT.
A list of model numbers of upcoming AMD Ryzen processor models has been leaked. They reveal pretty much AMD's entire second wave of Ryzen 2000 series processors. So let's start with the big boys in the Ryzen Threadripper line which will be the Ryzen Threadripper 2900X (YD290XA8U8QAF), Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (YD292XA8UC9AF), and the top-dog Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (YD295XA8UGAAF)
During the earnings call Intel CEO Brian Krzanich made a short statement about the company's commitment to security and said the company would begin to ship products with "in-silicon" fixes for the vulnerabilities this year. This was not elaborated on, but we can assume that these fixes will be included in the 10 nm generation of products.
A massive design flaw and security vulnerability has been found in Intel CPUs. This design flaw not only effects security, but performance as well. The affected processors require an update to the OS on both the Windows and Linux side. Once you apply this fix a performance drop of 5-30% can be observed.
Intel has sent out a product notification that they will be ending their shipments of Broadwell-E processors, these include the Core i7 6800K, 6850K, 6900K and the 10-core 6950X. All of these processors are made to work on Intel's X99 chipset and on socket LGA2011v3 motherboards.