18 July 2017
In June, Intel released its new Core X-Series i9 processor, which is one of the first in the new “X-Series” of CPUs. The Core X-Series, which will include i5, i7 and i9 processors, claims to deliver up to 10 percent faster multi-threaded and 15 percent single-thread performance over its predecessor.
The higher upgrades of Intel’s Core i9 processor responds to the demands of 4K video editing, virtual reality and live-stream video games by containing 18 cores and 36 threads, making it more than capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously without negatively affecting performance.
Of course, the release of a new processor, especially one this powerful will lead to an increase in redundancy of lower performance computers and subsequently an increase in the amount of computers and laptops that are disposed of improperly.
Sending old computers and laptops to landfill can result in dangerous substances such as arsenic, lead and mercury leeching into the ground and surface water, which has disastrous consequences for the environment. Recycling old computers and laptops is essential, and also a legal requirement under the WEEE Directive of 2006, which was put in place to set out responsibilities for manufacturers to ensure that at least 85% of the materials used in their products are recycled by appropriately vetted and certified waste management firms. Recycling old computers and laptops is not only better for the environment, it’s also better for our wallets. Old equipment may be filled with valuable electronics that can fetch a decent price when sold on.
If you are considering upgrading your IT equipment to the new Core-X Series and have computing equipment that is no longer of use, call CDL today on 01925 730 033 or 0207 261 9674.