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Intel Launches New 8th Gen i-series Processors

Intel dropped their latest line of processors on OCT.5, 2017. I’ll link an article w the specs, but I’ll comment saying that they’ve added two more cores/threads compared to each previous model. So i5’s are 6 core now! i7’s are 6 core/6 threads! Pretty beastly upgrade. Best of all the price points have remained the same, so if you were in the market for a new computer, your build just got better or cheaper due to timing! The chips aren’t compatible with older motherboards however, so upgrading requires a new MOBO w the 300 series chipset.

Intel Devil’s Canyon Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K Processors

Intel is going to launch their new Haswell Refresh processors very soon. Intel Haswell Refresh, as we concluded in our previous reports, consists of 20 new CPUs with just 100 MHz higher clocks than the previous CPU in that price bracket.

Upgrade to 8 core processor

Hi guys

I am looking at upgrading my computer to 8 cores.
i am wondering whether there are any windows based motherboards that support dual cpus? similar to that of the mac pros.

I will be using heaps of plugins and virtual instruments with this machine including bfd kmplete 8, Wavesand uad. Futhermore, just w.ondering what motherboards are currently very popular in the daw world


Whats the best processor for my system? help me please!

I'm running windows 7 and using Pro Tools for audio/visual post production etc. I'm finding that my Processor can't really handle the work load when I use things like Omnisphere in conjunction with video. So I'm updating my ram from 2GB to 4GB and trying to find the best possible processor that's compatible with my system. I've looked around for advice and information on this but found no clear answers. can any one help me?

Here's my specs:

operating system: Windows 7 professional 32-bit (service pack 1)


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