In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung, Brad Chacos,Â 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. Itâ€™s coming out this week, too.
We kick things off with Gordonâ€™s review of Intelâ€™s â€œComet Lake Hâ€� 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 thatâ€™s both loaded up with cores and blazing along at 5GHz-plus clock speeds. Itâ€™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.