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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...

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)...


April 28, 2011  4:08 AM

XFX Radeon HD 6990 – Fastest Video Card in the World?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
8800GT, Call of Duty, Core i5-2500k, DisplayPort, fastest video card, gaming, hdmi, PC Gaming, Radeon HD 6990, Sandy Bridge, Windows 7, XFX

Okay all you gamers fanatics, have you taken a look at the current reigning champion of video cards? The XFX Radeon HD 6990 is a one card SLI solution, that requires quite a lot of power to run, how much you ask? Well the minimum recommended power supply is 750 watts. Also make sure you have...


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 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...


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...


January 6, 2011  2:33 AM

Asus’ New BIOS and Sandy Bridge Chipset



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASUS, Core i3-2120, Core i5-2500k, Core i7-2600K, EZ-Mode, Maximus IV Extreme Board, New Bios, overclock, Overclocking, P67, P8P67 Pro, P8P67Pro, Power Saving, Sandy Bridge, UEFI Bios

Wow... i was shocked, after 18 years, the white box Bios has changed! You have to check out this video. That's it... I will have one before summer... the below video is based on the P8P67Pro Board. They also go on to show the Maximus IV Extreme Board. The boards feature an Easy Mode, which...


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...


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