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16 PCIe 5 lane, simultaneous support for DDR4 and DDR5 memory. Details on Intel’s top Z690 chipset for Alder Lake processors

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Details about the top chipset for Intel Alder Lake processors – Intel Z690 – have appeared on the Web. There is a lot of new here. First, the chipset simultaneously supports both DDR5-4800 MHz and DDR4-3200 MHz memory. So, in some cases, the transition to a new platform will be carried out without the need to purchase expensive DDR5 memory. Each of the channels is designed for two RAM modules.

This is how an engineering sample of an Alder Lake processor looks like, designed to be installed in a new LGA1700 socket.

The second news concerns support for the PCIe 5 interface – it is implemented through the controller of the Alder Lake processor itself. A total of 16 lines are provided if they fall on one device, or 8 lines if there are two devices. The chipset separately provides up to 12 PCIe 4 lanes and up to 16 CPIe 3 lanes. And this is a big step up from the Rocket Lake processors. This configuration of the chipset means that the user can install up to four fast SSDs with PCIe 4 interface (12 lines of the chipset are supplemented by four lines of the processor controller) without the need to use the PCIe 5 bus, which can be completely given to the video card.

The Z690 also received an updated DMI interface (DMI 4.0 instead of DMI 3.0, it accounts for 8 PCI lanes), Wi-Fi 6E / 7 support is announced. Recall that the official premiere of the Z670 and CPU Alder Lake is expected on October 27.

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Intel Arc Alchemist graphics cards will be named

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The source claims that Intel’s first series of graphics cards will be named “Arc aXXX”, where “a” stands for Alchemist, the first generation of Arc GPUs. The leak he published contains Intel’s recommended rules for the correct construction of names (in the left column) and possible incorrect options (in the right). Of course, buyers and the press are unlikely to follow these guidelines strictly, but graphics card partners, system integrators, and retailers must adhere to these guidelines.

The nameplate suggests that the next three series will use names like “Arc bXXX”, “Arc cXXX” and “Arc dXXX” as Intel has confirmed the codenames for these series: Battlemage, Celestial and Druid.

Intel Arc Alchemist graphics cards will be named

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14.2-inch screen with a resolution of 2520 x 1680 pixels, 90 Hz, Tiger Lake-H35 Refresh processors, Nvidia GeForce MX450 GPU and NFC. Honor MagicBook V14 2021 Laptops Presented

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Along with the MagicBook 16 Pro gaming laptops, Honor today unveiled the MagicBook V14 2021 business models.

There are three devices in total, their configurations and prices are as follows:

  • Intel Core i5-1132H, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD – $ 960;
  • Intel Core i5-1132H, 16 GB, 512 GB SSD, GeForce MX450 – $ 1080;
  • Intel Core i7-11390H, 16GB, 512GB SSD, GeForce MX450 – $ 1240

14.2-inch screen with a resolution of 2520 x 1680 pixels, 90 Hz, Tiger Lake-H35 Refresh processors, Nvidia GeForce MX450 GPU and NFC.  Honor MagicBook V14 2021 Laptops Presented

The MagicBook V14 2021 features a 14.2-inch display with a 2520 x 1680 pixel resolution at 90Hz frame rate and 100% sRGB coverage. There is a fingerprint scanner built into the power key, an NFC adapter, a 5-megapixel webcam. The cooling subsystem is represented by two heat pipes and two fans. It is quite quiet – the noise level in normal operation is 22 dB.

14.2-inch screen with a resolution of 2520 x 1680 pixels, 90 Hz, Tiger Lake-H35 Refresh processors, Nvidia GeForce MX450 GPU and NFC.  Honor MagicBook V14 2021 Laptops Presented

MagicBook V14 2021 are made in metal cases with a thickness of 14.5 mm. Weight is 1.48 kg. Pre-orders for new items in China will begin to be accepted on September 26, and real sales will start on October 6.

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144Hz, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce GTX 1650 and GeForce RTX 3050. Honor MagicBook 16 Pro Gaming Laptops Presented

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Honor unveiled the new MagicBook 16 Pro gaming laptops in China today. The lineup is represented by two models that differ only in video cards: the base one uses the GeForce GTX 1650, and the top one received the GeForce RTX 3050.

Laptops are equipped with IPS screens with a diagonal of 16.1 inches with a frame rate of 144 Hz and full HD resolution. The screen covers 100% of the sRGB color space and covers 87.3% of the lid area. The amount of RAM is 16 GB, the amount of SSD is 512 GB.

144Hz, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, GeForce GTX 1650 and GeForce RTX 3050. Honor MagicBook 16 Pro Gaming Laptops Presented

The cooling system is represented by three heat pipes with a diameter of 2 mm and two fans. The thickness of the case of the MagicBook 16 Pro is 18.2 mm, the weight is 1.84 kg. In the configuration of laptops, there are also two microphones, a fingerprint scanner in the power key, support for fast charging with a power of 135 watts. Maximum autonomy – up to 8 hours. New items are running Windows 10, but an upgrade to Windows 11 is guaranteed.

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