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Intel launches its first 10-Core desktop CPU with Broadwell-E

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Intel is shipping its new chip, the Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition which was formerly code-named Broadwell-e, for its target market of PC gamers and VR content creation professionals.

The seventh generation Intel Core processors are based on the 14nm fabrication process, a part of the ‘semi-Tock’ release, and come with Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 for more efficient core allocation for single-threaded processes.

There are four versions in this series and the entire series is unlocked for overclocking, with the highlight being the $1,723 Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition with 10 cores and 20 threads.

The company announced that these Kaby Lake processors, along with its Apollo Lake processors, have already gone into production and are aimed at a release later this quarter. Its Optane memory technology will go into production this year, it added.

The Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition is Intel’s first deca-core desktop CPU – and it’s meant for gaming. It features a 3.0GHz base clock, a 3.5GHz Turbo Boost clock, and 25MB of L3 Cache.

The Core i7-6950X is said to be 35 percent faster in 3D rendering than the Haswell-E generation flagship, the Intel Core i7-5960X.

The chip giant has also introduced three other 7th generation Intel Core i7 Enthusiast Broadwell-E processors, the 6900K, 6850K, and 6800K.

The Intel Core i7-6900K ($1,089 ) has eight cores, 16 threads, a base clock of 3.2GHz, a Turbo Boost clock speed of 3.7GHz, and a 20MB L3 Cache.

Likewise, the Intel Core i7-6850K($617 ) has six cores, 12 threads, a base clock of 3.6GHz, a Turbo Boost clock speed of 3.8GHz, and a 15MB L3 Cache.  And the Intel Core i7-6800K ($434 ) has six cores, 12 threads, a base clock of 3.4GHz, a Turbo Boost clock speed of 3.6GHz, and a 15MB L3 Cache.

Intel launches its first 10-Core desktop CPU with Broadwell-E

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Tourist arrivals jumped 73.5 percent in July

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KATHMANDU — Tourist arrivals to Nepal jumped 73.5 percent in the month of July, according to statistics released by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

The NTB said that this increment is because of a sharp increase in the number of travellers from countries like India, China, the US and the UK. The growth in the numbers has also been attributed to Indian pilgrims visiting Mount Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet, via Nepal.

The statistics show that Nepal received a whopping 73,285 international tourists in July—a time of the year that is considered to be an off-season for tourists due to the monsoons. With July’s figures, the number of foreign tourists visiting Nepal in the first seven months (January–July) of 2018 reached 593,299, which is an increase of 18 percent as compared to the same period last year.

Total 18,385 Indian tourists visited Nepal via air transport, which is up 80.4 percent compared to the same period last year.

After India, Nepal received the highest number of visitors from China. The Chinese tourist numbers have more than doubled to 13,123 in the month of July. This is a 125.4 percent growth in comparison to the arrivals in the same month last year.

Overall arrivals from SAARC countries registered a growth of 66 percent, in comparison to the same month last year. However, arrivals from Bangladesh declined by nine percent. Arrivals from rest of the Asian countries have also recorded a robust growth of 86.2 percent.

Visitors from Japan and South Korea to Nepal also increased by 36 percent and 21.9 percent respectively.

Likewise, an overall increase of 54.1 percent in July has been recorded from European source markets. However, arrivals from Austria declined by 72.6 percent.

The number of visitors from the US and Canada have also grown by 79.6 percent and 73.3 percent respectively.

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