The Full Nerd episode 45: Core i9 comes to laptops, Intel loves AMD in Hades Canyon

Intel Inside (with some AMD, too)

The Full Nerd ep 45

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In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad Chacos, Mark HachmanAlaina Yee, and Dan Masaoka talk about Intel’s barrage of fancy new chips while Adam loafs around on a beach or something.

Mark joins us first to talk about Intel’s powerful new H-series line of mobile processors, headlined by the first-ever Core i9 laptop chip—a six-core beast that could push gaming laptops blazing past 5GHz speeds. It’s already available in high-end laptops like the Alienware 17. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg: Intel’s also bringing hard drive-boosting Optane Memory to laptops, and finally—finally—releasing a full lineup of 300-series motherboard chipsets for 8th-gen desktop processors, along with a few new CPUs.

You won’t need to drop your $100 Core i3 into a swanky $130 motherboard anymore! If you’ve been waiting for this day with bated breath, PCWorld’s Intel 8th-gen motherboard explainer breaks down the key differences between the Z370, H370, B360, and H310 chipsets.

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After that deluge, Alaina taps in to talk about Intel and AMD’s newfound love. The new Hades Canyon NUC blends potent Intel H-series graphics with AMD’s Radeon Vega graphics and it kicks all sorts of ass. Be sure to read our benchmark-laden Hades Canyon NUC review while you’re listening in.

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