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Intel


February 20, 2011  9:49 PM

Intel Plans for Growth



Posted by: Nathan Simon
arizona, chip, chips, component, components, construction, CPU, employment, fab, fab 42, Fab42, fabrication, facilities, factory, industry, Intel, investment, jobs, manufacturing, microprocessor, nanoscale, Paul Otellini, Processor, processors, production, Sandy Bridge, semiconductor

Even with its Sandy Bridge flop, Intel is going to build a new plant. This plant will introduce the 14nm production process to the world. It is said to create 4,000 new jobs.

The new Arizona factory, designated Fab 42, will be the most advanced, high-volume semiconductor manufacturing...

February 15, 2011  1:55 AM

Dell Inspiron Duo Tablet



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Capacitive Multi-touch technology, Convertable, DDR3, Dell Insprion Duo, Intel, Intel Atom Dual Core N550, Intel NM10 Express, touch screen, Wi-Fi, Windows 7

The Dell Inspiron Duo Tablet, basically its a tablet that converts into a netbook with all the bells and whistles, including touch capabilities!

“Dell is changing the shape of computing, with products that usher in new experiences and allow people to stay connected to each other and...


February 10, 2011  4:53 AM

Sandy Bridge Port Flaw Strikes!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASUS P8P67 Deluxe, Intel, Sandy Bridge flaw, SATA 3G, SATA 6G, system degradation

That is correct, my ASUS P8P67-Deluxe SATA 3G ports failed me. Just after about a month of ownership and within the last 3 days, my system degraded to the point where it would stall every 50 seconds for over a minute! Since i knew about the SATA port flaw, I was able to move my hard drives over...


January 19, 2011  3:13 AM

Core i5 2500k and the ASUS P8P67-Deluxe



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASUS, core i5, Core i5-2500k, Core i7 950, Intel, P8P67 Deluxe, Sandy Bridge

Well I told you all that I would be getting the new Sandy Bridge, and I did! I bought a Core i5 2500k processor and an ASUS P8P67-Deluxe Mainboard, along with 8GB of Corsair Dominator Memory. Cost me about $650.00 with taxes. And let me tell you, what a great purchase.  My processor when clocked...


December 28, 2010  12:07 AM

1000 Core Chip…”Feasible”



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Intel, linear algebra, Octa-Core, Xeon MP x7550

Huh? That's what I said... 1000 cores, can you imagine? I mean right now the best a consumer can get their hands on is an Octa Core Xeon MP X 7550, retailing for 2,873$. Intel has already designed the 48 Core SCC Processor and says it can theoretically be scalable to 1000 Cores! What would they...


December 2, 2010  1:56 PM

Fasted CPU on the Planet



Posted by: Nathan Simon
audio encoding, Core i5-750, Core i7-975, Core i7-980x, Extreme Edition, fastest CPU, Intel, Maximum PC, PC Gaming, quad-core, video encoding

Maybe I am wrong, but according to Maximum PC the fastest processor on the planet is the Core i7-980x.

Intel’s new 3.33GHz Core i7-980X builds on all the goodness of the ass-kicking quad-core 3.33GHz Core i7-975...


November 29, 2010  2:02 PM

Sandy Bridge then Ivy Bridge



Posted by: Nathan Simon
directx 11, Intel, intergrated graphics, Ivy Bridge, motherboard chipsets, Sandy Bridge

These are the code names for the next two successive chipsets by Intel. Sandy Bridge processor socket will be 225mm², they will also have an improved memory controller, with a maximum of 25.6GB/sec bandwidth. Included is the support of octacore processors(future release). Ivy Bridge will be...


August 20, 2010  3:19 PM

Intel to acquire McAfee for 7.68 billion.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
byte level malware, Intel, intel aquisition, mcafee, virus dat, vPro

Something quite interesting... looks like Intel will use McAfee to scan at the bit level with vPro.

In a statement, Intel said the acquisition reflects that security is now a fundamental component of online computing. Intel wants to bring computing security down to the chipset level,...


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...

Intel Core...


April 9, 2010  2:19 AM

Nvidia Optimus



Posted by: Nathan Simon
alienware, ASUS, dell, Direct X 11, discrete graphics processors, Intel, laptop, Nvidia, Nvidia.com, Optimus

Hey everyone, I had reviewed the alienware laptop a few posts ago, here is the technology being utilized.

"With Nvidia's Optimus technology, you get the best of both worlds, as general application and multimedia duties are handled by Intel's HD graphics for improved battery life, and...


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