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June 8, 2012  3:33 AM

The Asus Transformer Book : Windows 8



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Asus Transformer Book, core i7, dual display, Nvidia, Transformer Pad Infinity, Transformer Pad Prime

So you want a Transformer Pad Infinity so bad, that you are getting very frustrated with waiting, well guess what, Asus did it again, they are now going to be releasing a Transformer Pad with Windows 8 on it, so you can have a Windows 8 Tablet or a Windows 8 Ultrabook. Powered by a Core i7...

December 13, 2011  12:47 PM

Intel Sandy Bridge-E



Posted by: Nathan Simon
core i5, core i7, Core i7-3960x, CPUs, Intel, Sandy Bridge, Sandy Bridge-E

So you have the Core i7-2700k 3.4Ghz, and you thought you were the best, well one year later and meet the big brother to the Core i7, the Core i7-3960x at 3.3Ghz. Basically the 3960x is the 2700k on steroids, while clocked slower by 100Mhz(its Turbo Clock is 3.9Ghz, it has 2 extra cores (6 Cores)...


October 31, 2011  12:08 PM

MacBook Air Competitors



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, ASUS, core i5, core i7, MacBook Air, Samsung, SATA 3, Series 9, SSD, ultrabook, usb 3.0, Zenbook

Here are a couple of MacBook Air Laptops that I am keeping an eye on... The Samsung Series 9 Laptop Core i5 2537M Processor, 4GB Ram, 128 GB SSD Drive, and 7 Hour Battery, check out the full specs

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February 3, 2011  8:59 AM

Sandy Bridge SATA Port Flaw



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASRock, ASUS, core i5, core i7, flaw, Gigabyte, H67, LGA 1155, microprocessors, MSI, P8P67 Deluxe, Sandy Bridge, sandybridge sata port flaw, SATA 6G, Serial ATA-600

So you all heard the news, that there is a minor flaw in the new Sandy Bridge mainboards, I for one am not currently affected. I am using more than just SATA ports 0 and 1, but I do not have any SATA 6G devices, I will definitely take part in the mother board swap as I want to make sure I get the...


August 10, 2010  6:05 PM

Enhanced Vmotion Capabilities and You!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
core 2 duo, core i7, enhanced vmotion compatability, EVC, vCenter Update 1, vmware, VMware vCenter Server

Sometimes you need to enable EVC to make sure vMotion plays nice with your ESX Hosts, I used this document as a reference point to make sure everything would work once EVC was enabled.


June 11, 2010  5:27 AM

Unlocked Intel CPU – Core i7 875k



Posted by: Nathan Simon
AMD, core 2 duo, Core 2 Quad, core i7, Core i7 875k, crysis, Intel, overclock, unlocked multiplier

Hey everyone, well its been quite some time since I upgraded my home system, I'm currently running an Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 clocked at 2.75Ghz, stock 2.2Ghz. Now its fine for everything I do, but sometimes I just want more... I think this might be the processor for me...

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November 18, 2009  2:18 AM

Intel’s New Plans



Posted by: Nathan Simon
8-core, core 2 duo, core i5, core i7, high performance computing, hyperthreading, Intel, Nehalem, Nehalem-EX, overclock, Processor

Intel Nehalem-EX 6-core processor

Intel announced yesterday that it will be unveiling its six core processor, called Nehalem-EX, in the first half of 2010. The newest Intel chip will be targeted towards High Performance Computing (HPC) segment and will reportedly optimize server...


August 5, 2009  1:11 AM

The Near Future of Laptops



Posted by: Nathan Simon
core i7, future of processing, HUGI, Hurry up and get idle, Intel Technology Summit, Netbook, Pine Trail Atom

An interesting story discussing the future of Intel, laptops, and netbooks. They mention Intel's new Pine Trail Atom silicon which will shrink the amount of space required by the silicon while boosting power efficiency and performance. Also mentioned is HUGI(Hurry up and get Idle) which will allow...


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