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January 19, 2014  2:01 AM

Intel’s New Haswell Processors

Posted by: Nathan Simon

Sometime in the second quarter of 2014. They will also start shipping its Z97 and H97 chipsets in April so partners such as ASUS and Gigabyte can design motherboards around them.

September 13, 2013  6:38 PM

Intel’s New Mobile Processor : Quark

Posted by: Nathan Simon

Sub-Atom is the key term here. No, the processor isn't  that small, but its much smaller than the "Atom" processor it's replacing! That and it uses one tenth the power!   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

April 25, 2012  1:32 AM

Intel 22nm Ivy Bridge to Utilize 3D Transistors

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Core i5 3570K, Core i7 3770K, dual core, HD3000, HD4000, Intel, Intel Z77, Ivy Bridge, less consumption, more power, quad-core, Sandy Bridge, usb 3.0

More Power while taking less power... up to 20% both ways! That's awesome!

The main performance gain of the Ivy Bridge will be with the integrated GPU, which will be substantially quicker than with the Sandy Bridge series. The GPU will be able to handle the next generation 4K video...

April 10, 2012  2:52 AM

Hello Ivy Bridge, time for an upgrade?

Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, ECS, Gigabyte, Intel, Ivy Bridge, Motherboards, MSI, Z77

Looking to upgrade anytime soon? Well Ivy Bridge is finally here... Its been over a year since Sandy Bridge and the dreaded B2/B3 stepping nonsense… now we welcome the 3rd generation of motherboards welcome Ivy Bridge, although processors are a few weeks away, the mainboards are available. The...

February 14, 2012  12:58 AM

The Ultimate UltraBook? Sony?

Posted by: Nathan Simon
AMD, Intel, Mobile, Radeon, Sony, VAIO, Vaio Z

Maybe? But vendors are releasing them so fast my head is spinning... Maybe Sony has the answer… Meet the Sony Vaio Z2.

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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)...

December 8, 2011  12:39 AM

Intel and Micron Join Forces

Posted by: Nathan Simon
IMFT, Intel, Micron, NAND, price, SSD

Intel and Micron announced a 20nm build process, and also an upgraded controller interface called ONFi 3, which increases the bandwidth from 166MT/s all the way to 333MT/s. Earlier this year, Intel and Micron's joint NAND manufacturing venture (IMFT) announced it had produced 64Gb (8GB) MLC NAND...

November 14, 2011  11:05 PM

Intel’s new Sandy Bridge-E

Posted by: Nathan Simon
8-core, ASUS GTX-570, ASUS P8P67, Core i5-2500k, Intel, OCZ Vertex2, Overclocking, Sandy Bridge-E, sandybridge, Socket 1155

Now that the Intel Sandybridge has been out for a while and proven itself, Intel wants to up their game.

Intel has just released its new Sandy Bridge-E platform. With six- and eight-core processors, eight DIMM...

July 25, 2011  1:17 AM

HP and Toshiba adopt the Sandy Bridge Processor

Posted by: Nathan Simon
B940, DDR3, HP, Intel, LED display, Pavillion, Pentium Processor, toshiba

In their sub 400$ laptops! How Awesome is this? I mean a Sandy Bridge laptop for around the price of a good netbook? That's awesome, pair that with an SSD drive from one of my...

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February 28, 2011  1:21 AM

Intel’s new Thunderbolt Technology

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, daisy chain, Intel, LaCie, Little Big Disk, Mac Book Pro, PCI-Express, Thunderbolt, usb 3.0

A new technology that is said to complement USB 3.0 not replace it. Currently available in the new Mac Book Pro. LaCie has also released its

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