The Full Nerd ep. 135: Intel Comet Lake H and Ghost Canyon NUC reviews, ray traced Minecraft

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray review the next-gen Intel laptop chips and NUC mini-PCs released this week, then talk about what to expect from the beta version of Minecraft that will add real-time ray tracing to the legendary game. It’s coming out this week, too.

We kick things off with Gordon’s review of Intel’s “Comet Lake H� 10th-gen Core laptop processors, as championed by the fantastic Gigabyte Aero 17. The Core i7-10875H brings 8 cores and 16 threads to the mobile Core i7 lineup for the first time ever, resulting in a kick-ass, enthusiast-class chip that’s both loaded up with cores and blazing along at 5GHz-plus clock speeds. It’s easily the best Core i7 chip ever. But how does it stack up against the game-changing Ryzen 4000 laptop chips released at the end of month? We dig in.

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