After Intel's very bad last few months and AMD's very good last few months. it seemed awfully confusing that the two rival CPU makers would team up for a new chip.

Sure it was all good for AMD - who is riding high on the success of its new Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs - but Intel has spent the last few months in the hot seat courtesy of the Meltdown and Spectre security fiasco. Every CPU the company makes, including the one reviewed here, is vulnerable without patch. Fortunately, the new Intel 8th-gen CPU with integrated AMD Vega graphics is so fast you can almost forgive the fact it had to be patched to be secure.