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No more non-K overclocking: Intel closes loophole with microcode update for Skylake CPUs

Tech News No more non-K overclocking: Intel closes loophole with microcode update for Skylake CPUs

A microcode update from Intel will shut down support for non-K overclocking via base clock adjustments on Skylake CPUs. This means that manufacturers like ASRock have also had to roll back features like Sky OC that provided budget users with a more affordable entry into the overclocking game.
Intel and Qualcomm team up to usher in next-generation 802.11ad WiGig standard

Tech News Intel and Qualcomm team up to usher in next-generation 802.11ad WiGig standard

Intel and Qualcomm, two leading wireless semiconductor vendors, have teamed up to create a comprehensive WiGig ecosystem to ensure smoother adoption when the technology finally arrives in the mainstream market.
Rumor: Intel's third 10nm CPU may be known as Tigerlake

Tech News Rumor: Intel's third 10nm CPU may be known as Tigerlake

According to a The Motley Fool report, Intel is planning to name its third, 10nm processor series as Tigerlake. Read more about the chip maker’s plans with its move to fabricate transistors at this lower scale.
Overclocking on a non-Z170 chipset may not be quite worthwhile after all (Updated)

Tech News Overclocking on a non-Z170 chipset may not be quite worthwhile after all (Updated)

At CES 2016, ASRock unveiled motherboards that would enable locked multiplier CPUs to be overclocked on even non-Z170 motherboards. But while this sounds like a great development for gamers on a budget, there are still a handful of significant risks and trade-offs to be aware of.
Intel wants to make business computing, a streamlined and hassle-free experience

Tech News Intel wants to make business computing, a streamlined and hassle-free experience

Intel wants to make business computing, a streamlined and hassle-free experience by leveraging on its 6th generation vPro enterprise platform. With both hardware and software services, Intel also aims to reduce the overall cost of implementing such services. Uncover more details about this platform refresh here.
Intel Skylake bug causes systems to crash when calculating prime numbers

Tech News Intel Skylake bug causes systems to crash when calculating prime numbers

A bug with Intel's entire range of Skylake processors may cause your system to freeze or crash when calculating prime numbers or running other compute-intensive workloads.
Intel Compute Stick gets an upgrade to more powerful Skylake Intel Core m processors

Tech News Intel Compute Stick gets an upgrade to more powerful Skylake Intel Core m processors

Intel has updated its Compute Stick pocket PC with the latest sixth-generation Intel Core m and Cherry Trail Atom x5 processors!
Biostar unveils Racing series motherboards for Intel Z170, H170 and B150 chipsets

Tech News Biostar unveils Racing series motherboards for Intel Z170, H170 and B150 chipsets

Biostar has announced three new Intel Z170, H170, and B150 motherboards as part of its all new Racing series. As the name suggests, the boards have been designed around a racing theme and will feature checkered flag patterns on the PCB and I/O cover and customizable LED lighting strips.
ASRock's Sky OC lets you overclock even a 'locked' Intel Core i3 Skylake processor (Updated)

Tech News ASRock's Sky OC lets you overclock even a 'locked' Intel Core i3 Skylake processor (Updated)

Thanks to ASRock's Sky OC BIOS update, we may be on the cusp of a return to the good old days when nearly any processor could be overclocked by ratcheting up its base clock.
Intel investigating reports of Skylake CPUs being damaged by CPU coolers (Updated)

Tech News Intel investigating reports of Skylake CPUs being damaged by CPU coolers (Updated)

Reports have surfaced that the new Intel Skylake CPUs and LGA 1151 motherboard sockets can be damaged by excessive pressure applied by third-party CPU coolers. Intel is investigating now.