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Intel set to release 7 series-based Z, H and Q series chipsets in 2Q12
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 3:41P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel plans to launch three new 7 series chipsets – Z77, Z75 and H77, supporting its upcoming 22nm Ivy Bridge-based CPUs and the existing 32nm Sandy Bridge-based CPUs, in March or April 2012. For the enterprise market, Intel is set to launch Q77, Q75 and B75 chipsets with new vPro technologies to replace its existing Q67, Q65 and B65 chipsets, according to sources from motherboard makers.

HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast
     Sat, Dec 17 2011 | 12:00P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus tablet, HotHardware's PC Component Holiday Gift Guide, Dell's slick XPS 14z Notebook, we discuss Tablet Gaming Today and a Look At the Future, and give some details regarding our MSI/NVIDIA Gear-Up and Tablets of the Season Sweepstakes Winners and ongoing giveaways!

Intel SNA With The 2.17 DDX Driver
     Tue, Nov 29 2011 | 4:44P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those that are thinking about trying out the Sandy Bridge New Acceleration (SNA) architecture option for 2D graphics acceleration by the xf86-video-intel X.Org Linux driver, here are some benchmarks from the recent xf86-video-intel 2.17 release."

Silverstone PS07 mATX Case
     Mon, Nov 28 2011 | 11:03A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite having the same chassis as the TJ08-E behind it, the PS07 mATX case bears a much more affordable price tag. Silverstone has completely redesigned the front bezel, a mixture of plastic and aluminum this time, and they have also redone the internal cooling setup too (after all, the TJ08-E still needs a few advantages, right?). Today I have the PS07 here on my bench and will be transferring my mATX system into it for this review."

Intel SSD Caching Feature for Z68 Chipset Explored
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 7:11A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel plans to officially launch Z68 Express chipset on May 18th but you will be able to see reviews online from 12th onwards. Of course, those who can`t wait for the official launch can already purchase the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 board from the retail market, first available in Taiwan and then the rest of the world in the coming weeks. Other brands like ASUS and ASRock are set to hit the retail next. Those enthusiasts hoping they can overclock their Sandy Bridge better on Z68 than the P67 will probably be disappointed but there is one important feature of Z68 that matters, and that is the SSD caching."

Cooler Master CM STORM Enforcer Review
     Sun, Sep 04 2011 | 9:03A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CMSTORM Enforcer is one of the latest products in the continued CMSTORM line up. The Enforcer features the new USB 3.0. It also features some revolutionary designs and introduces itself and a top case for gaming enthusiasts. It supports SSD's and HDD's with removable and rotational cages. With a large window built in, this enclosure makes for brilliant case for installed light up water coolers. Let's take a look at this cases aesthetics.

Xigmatek Pantheon Computer Case Review
     Fri, Sep 02 2011 | 12:00P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Xigmatek's Pantheon chassis is a really nice case, especially for the money. For around a hundred bucks you get a distinctive look, excellent tool-free solutions and a rich feature set that makes the Pantheon a very good value, even in this crowded pricepoint. The cooling performance is very good, and the case responds well to additional case fans, at least on the side panel."

The Intel Z68 Chipset and What It Means To You
     Tue, Jul 12 2011 | 4:02P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs have breathed new life into the computer industry by providing an incredibly fast and smart processor that can appeal to mainstream users by condensing and simplifying a lot of options. The biggest barrier to entry in the PC realm has been the complexity issue, and this was definitely a step in the right direction. However, this was not something everyone was too happy about, as many enthusiasts disliked the way Intel had limited overclockability by only allowing K-series CPUs to be modified, and even then, were limited to the very basic of options. "

Intel Z68 Chipset & Smart Response Technology
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 4:01P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Intel Smart Response Technology component of the Z68 is a great way for users who may not, for a variety of reasons, be able to use an SSD for their main OS but want an extra boost in performance that only an SSD can bring. Along with Intel releasing a relatively inexpensive 20GB SSD, consumers who have waited to upgrade to the Sandy Bridge platform may now have the incentive they need..."

Performance Test with Intel Sandy Bridge Graphics Driver
     Fri, May 27 2011 | 6:50P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Sandy Bridge Intel managed to catch up to the AMD and NVIDIA entry level graphic performance. With this step comes a new challenge for the driver programmers to catch up, patching for new and old games and keep the compatibility up, what was quite an issue in the past. With Intel promising improvement in this area, HT4U.ne takes a look at driver version

Intel Sandy Bridge platform
     Wed, May 25 2011 | 4:00P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Unlike our watches that tick-tock thirty times a minute, Intel has tweaked their clock so that it tick-tocks twice a year, in order to, among other things, remind us that it's time for improving existing technology. This year's “tock” brings us a new microarchitecture, codenamed Sandy Bridge. We've already covered the theoretical aspects of Sandy Bridge in two separate articles recently; well, perhaps not theoretical, but certainly without a tangible model in front of us to provide us with first-hand results. The previous articles were based on the information released to the public by Intel, as well as some that found their way out in spite of Intel's will. The time has finally come for us to see whether the words of Intel's representatives about energy-efficient performance, major advancements in the graphics field, Turbo Boost technology optimisation etc. ring true and are truly based on actual results...

Intel to release Z68 chipsets in first half of May
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:34P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel will release its Z68 chipsets in the first half of May, with Gigabyte Technology likely to be the first major motherboard maker to launch Z68-based products as soon as its embargo expires. Gigabyte's offerings will include its top-end GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 model.

Motherboard makers have also reportedly been informed that Intel will focus more on its Z- and H-series chipsets.

The share of P67-series motherboards will begin dropping once the Z68 is launched and the segment will gradually be phased out, with the P-series not being included in Intel's next generation chipsets.


Xigmatek Elysium Super Tower Chassis Launch Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 1:02A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today Xigmatek are launching the Elysium, a case with HPTX compatibility and we have one of the first samples on our test bench to find out if it has the quality and features to compete with other high end models."

LLVM 2.9 Clang Performance On Intel's Sandy Bridge
     Thu, Apr 07 2011 | 9:02A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Earlier this month benchmarks were published on Phoronix showing the GCC 4.6 compiler performance with AVX support under Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors that are the first to provide Advanced Vector Extensions support. The Core i5 2500K CPU performance is already great under Linux, but once more Linux software supports taking advantage of this latest cross-vendor instruction set, there will be even more speed-ups. While the Low-Level Virtual Machine does not yet have full support for taking advantage of the Advanced Vector Extensions support, in this article we are looking at how the latest development code for LLVM 2.9 and the Clang compiler are performing on Intel's Sandy Bridge in relation to GCC."

Intel Z68 chipset to launch at Computex
     Tue, Mar 01 2011 | 6:59P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have reported earlier that Intel has started P67 B3 production last week and shipment to customers has resumed. Interestingly, Intel has also started production of their Z68 chipset this week along with other Cougar Point SKUs like H61 and Q65. All of them are based on the new B3 stepping therefore the SATA port 2-5 issue is fixed before they hit the market. Judging from the specs, it seems Intel has catered Z68 specially for enthusiasts which allows better processor overclocking, discrete graphics support and SSD caching capability. With these enhancements, Intel has priced the Z68 chipset some US$8 higher than the P67 counterpart. The launch for the Z68 chipset is slated for first week of May.

Galaxis Atlus Mid Tower Chassis
     Sat, Feb 26 2011 | 9:02A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I know when we took a look at the ARES from Galaxis a lot of the finer details such as pricing and availability were sketchy at best. Today I have more information about the chassis in the Galaxis lineup, and I am pleased to bring you yet another mid tower chassis from Galaxis. Looking at the ARES, I saw some things that were right as rain for the design, but I also found a couple of finer points that make the case a little tough to use, depending on hardware. But all in all, it was still a decent case for the price. Today we are taking a close look at the Atlus from Galaxis. Now, this is sort of the "little brother" to the ARES, but don't let that fool you. I based that comment on pricing alone. While the ARES has its own look, the Atlus provides a less flashy exterior, but keeps most components of the ARES; just this time, ever so slightly different."

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