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February 27, 2010  4:36 PM

iPad Competition? Gigabyte might have the answer.

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, competition for iPad, Gigabyte, Intel, Ipad, microsoft, N450, N470, Netbook, Netvertible, touch screen, WiFi, Windows 7

Hey everyone! I was just browsing around the net earlier and came upon this news story... could this be Microsoft's answer to the iPad, a Netvertible? Gigabyte will soon release the Gigabyte T1000, while it might not net as smooth an interface as the iPad, i think upgradingto 2GB+ of ram, would...

December 3, 2009  4:32 AM

Intels 48 Core Processor

Posted by: Nathan Simon
atom, Intel, Linux, new processor, Windows

Intel's new processor, each core being an Atom based processor, put 48 of them together and they become one powerful collective.

Pushing several steps farther in the multicore direction, Intel on Wednesday demonstrated a fully programmable 48-core processor it thinks will pave the way...

December 1, 2009  12:25 AM

vSphere 4 Vmxnet3 Adapter

Posted by: Nathan Simon
e1000, Intel, network infrastructure card, NIC, paravirtualization, vmware, vmxnet, vmxnet3, vSphere 4

So you think you know Vmware, you have recently upgraded to vSphere 4.0 and you provision a new virtual machine, using the standard E1000 Nick (basically an Intel Pro 1000 Network Interface Card), you have bound 4 1Gb Nics to the virtual switch that the VM is on, so basically, your OS will only get...

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...

November 16, 2009  4:02 AM

Nvidia calling out Intel on their “tactics”

Posted by: Nathan Simon
dell, HP, Intel, intel larrabee, netbooks, Nvidia, Nvidia Ion

More news on Nvidia and Intel, or should I say Intel vs Nvidia.

Nvidia is the world's leading supplier of "discrete," or standalone, graphics chips but takes a distant second place in overall market share to Intel, which supplies "integrated" graphics built into the chipsets that...

October 12, 2009  2:43 AM

Nvidia’s New GPU

Posted by: Nathan Simon
AMD, Direct X 11, Fermi, gaming graphics, GDDR5, GPU, Intel, Nvidia, Nvidia's Fermi-based GF100, Radeon HD 5800

Its called "Fermi" Nvidia's new super GPU. It has around 3 billion transistors, which is three times the amount of transistors in Nvidia's most powerful GPU. Fermi will contain 512 processing cores, they say that this would enable scientific breakthroughs, and can only be possible with the new...

June 15, 2009  8:33 PM

Intel’s next-gen Atom Processor

Posted by: Nathan Simon
atom, CPU, Intel, LG, MIB, mobile internet devices, Moorestown, next-gen, Processor, smartphone

Intel showed the new processor code names 'Moorestown' to a live public audience for the first time at the Spring IDF in Beijing. Apparently it will run at 10x less idle power than the current Atom processor, although they didn't let us know how much power the processor would consume while in...

June 11, 2009  12:33 AM

USB 3.0 Where are you?

Posted by: Nathan Simon
backwards compatibility, Intel, micrsoft, SuperSpeed, USB, usb 2.0, usb 3.0

USB 3.0 has been in the IT News world for years now... but when is it going to officially be released? From what I just read, soon! The webpage here (i know its old!) states that you can...

February 10, 2009  3:49 AM

Netbooks, Atom N280, and GN40 Chipset Info

Posted by: Nathan Simon
BestBuy, Dell Inspiron Mini 9, GN40, Intel, Intel Atom N280, Netbook, Windows XP Home

BestBuy is selling the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 for 299 CDN... not a bad price for the below specs...
  • Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K cache)
  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • 8GB Solid State Drive
  • 8.9"...

January 7, 2009  1:49 AM

Netbooks are getting bigger!

Posted by: Nathan Simon
CES 2009, dell, dual core, HP, Intel, mini 12, Netbook

Intel wanted to keep Netbooks at 10" or less, Dell and Samsung are now each releasing 12" netbooks. What does this mean? Well its one less reason to not buy a more expensive dual core laptop(which Intel sells at higher prices and higher margins.) Intel is not happy about this, they say that...

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