Apple intros 8-core MacBook Pros for busy music producers

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Apple has refreshed its MacBook Pro laptops with the addition of 8th & 9th generation Intel silicon and yet another keyboard revision. For the first time in its history, the MacBook Pro is available with an eight-core CPU configuration for admirable performance gains. According to Apple, the eight-core MBPs manage two times the performance of […]

Thunderbolt 3 for everyone! Intel finally pulls their finger out.

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Thunderbolt on Windows has been a bit of a disaster but Intel is determined to do something about it and let PC users experience the joys of connectivity that Apple users take for granted. Thunderbolt 3 – Royalty free And so Intel has announced that chip makers and manufacturers can now incorporate Thunderbolt technology royalty […]

Intel Core i3 shortage may drive up prices on budget music production laptops

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We don’t intend on scaremongering, but the facts are there and they have to be brought up. Citing a recent forecast, DigiTimes reports an impending shortage of Intel processors in the second quarter of 2019. Apparently, Intel’s production capacity is unable to meet demand, on the 14nm node in particular. Due to increased demand for […]

Intel series 9000 processors spec’d and i9-9900K benchmarked, release due in October

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It’s no secret that Intel is preparing new series 9000 processors for release in the third quarter. This is most likely to be in October, as evident from a leaked product roadmap. The new chips are the 8-core, 16-thread Core i9-9900K flagship CPU; the 6-core, 12-thread Core i7-9700K, and the 6-core, 6-thread Core i5-9600K. All […]

Intel 8-core Coffee Lake CPU surfaces primed for a fall 2018 release

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There are persistent rumors that Intel is going to release an 8-core, 16-thread mainstream Coffee Lake processor in the fall. While the chipmaker made no such announcement at Taiwan’s Computex expo, the processor is definitely in existence. It has made an appearance in the SiSoft Sandra database, disguised as an engineering sample clocked to a […]

Apple Mac Pro 2018 rumours: An all-new modular Mac with easy upgrades in the offing?

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For demanding musicians seeking a maxed-out Mac rig with ultimate performance capabilities, the Mac Pro and iMac Pro are go-to choices. While the iMac Pro, released December 2017, is recent enough to be left alone for a few years ahead, the innovative Mac Pro from 2013 hasn’t been updated since its launch, and professionals are […]

Intel intros 6-core Core i9-8950HK laptop CPU with improved multi-core performance

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Intel officially launched its latest high-end Coffee Lake Core i9 laptop processor. Likely to go into next generation MacBook Pros (the higher end models, possibly exclusive to the 15-inchers), the CPUs are made on a 14nm process. The Core i9-8950HK features 6 cores and 12 threads, along with the ability to turbo boost up to […]