Items tagged with i7

Multiple bits of CPU data have crept out from under the woodwork in the last few days; here's a roundup of what's making the rounds. On the AMD side of the equation comes a rumor that the company is about to stop producing Phenom II X2 and X4 processors in favor of moving consumers along to the Fusion-based A8 hardware. Currently, the two APU's in stock at NewEgg--the A8-3650 (2.6GHz, $119) and the A8-3850 (2.9GHz, $139) offer significantly slower CPU cores than the Phenom II X4 955 BE (3.2GHz, $119) and Phenom II X4 965 BE (3.4GHz, $134) they'd replace. TechEye, which relayed the rumor from Kitguru,... Read more...
MSI has just announced its latest high performance gaming notebook, the GE620DX. Unlike the vast majority of other high-end mobile gaming machine manufacturers, however, MSI took a different tact with the GE620DX. Instead of adorning the notebooks with an assortment of funky lighting or wild-looking angles, the GE620DX has a much more subdued aesthetic, devoid of any over-the-top bling. Inside the 5.3lb MSI GE620DX though, lies an array of killer components, including an Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor, up to 8GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M discrete GPU with 2GB of frame buffer memory... Read more...
Corsair Launches Full Range of DDR3 Memory for Core i5 and Core i7 Lynnfield Processors - New dual-channel 4GB and 8GB solutions, including 2000MHz Dominator GT - FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 21, 2009 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced that is has launched a full range of dual-channel performance DDR3 memory products, designed for Intel Core i5-750, Core i7-870, and Core i7-860 “Lynnfield” processors.The initial product offering consists of four 4GB kits comprised of matched... Read more...
NVIDIA SLI Technology Now Licensed For INTEL Core I7 And Core I5 Platforms Intel, ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI to Offer Core i7 and Core i5 Motherboards with Full Support for NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU Technology SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 10, 2009 - NVIDIA Corporation today announced that Intel Corporation, and the world’s other leading motherboard manufacturers, including ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI, have all licensed NVIDIA SLI technology for inclusion on their Intel P55 Express Chipset-based motherboards designed for the upcoming Intel Core i7 and i5 processor in the LGA1156 socket. As a result,... Read more...
Today Intel is finally releasing new Core i7 models and speed bins to the market, as well as announcing a new flagship chip, the Core i7-975 Extreme Edition. Though it will definitely command a hefty price tag, at a stock clock speed of 3.33GHz and Intel Turbo Boost speeds at 3.45GHz (all cores) and 3.6GHz (single core), you can bet this new Core i7 is one hot-rod of a quad-core CPU.  In the pages ahead, we'll wind it out around the test track and show you what the fastest desktop processor on the planet can do when it's tuned up for a touch more horsepower at the factory and made ready for... Read more...
Since the great DRAM price plummet of 2007, memory prices continue to be extremely low. It's currently possible to pick up high capacity memory modules for very respectable prices. As the DRAM market is highly volatile, however, it's possible that we could see prices jump within the next month, week, or even by the day. However, it has been about a year since prices dropped, and things have yet to "recover", allowing prices to remain low. Regardless, continues to be a fairly good time to buy system memory. The majority of the really good deals are for DDR2 memory, which has completely flooded the... Read more...
ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution Breaks Overclocking World Record for Core i7 CPU Frequency at 5611.22MHz! Since the release of Intel® Core™ i7, overclocking on the platform has been abuzz, with new world records arising from time to time. With the ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution workstation motherboard supporting the Intel Core™ i7 platform, the Japanese overclocking enthusiast duck smashed the world record for Core i7 CPU frequency at 5611.22 MHz—almost insurmountable for future challengers.The new world record was thanks to the board’s sophisticated circuit layout providing overclocking... Read more...
Like many enthusiast system manufacturers, Velocity Micro makes hand-built, high-end gaming rigs using the latest components, such as Intel’s Core i7 processors. Velocity Micro claims that they pride themselves on their extensive customization options, meticulous assembly procedures, a technically trained staff, and in-house US-based support.Velocity Micro offers two series of gaming rigs—the Raptor and Edge series. The Raptor is “the best of the best” with more customization and tweaking options along with higher-end specs. The Raptor line offers two models: the Raptor Signature... Read more...
Whenever AMD or Intel release a new processor and chipset platform, you can bet there’s going to be a good amount of excitement surrounding the release, along with anticipation as we eagerly await the arrival of systems that incorporate the new technologies. Velocity Micro’s new Edge Z55 Intel Core i7 Gaming System is out and we’ve had the chance to run it through our tests to see just how it stacks up. As you’ll see, the new Intel Core i7 CPU and X58 chipset enables the Velocity Micro Edge Z55 Gaming System to hold its own against the elite PCs of just a few months ago.The new Core i7 brings with... Read more...
After a quick search of Newegg’s site, we’ve found that Intel’s trio of initial Core i7 processors and an array of X58 Express chipset-based motherboards have been made available, just shy of two weeks since our launch article hit the web. The Core i7 920 (2.66GHz), 940 (2.93GHz) and Core i7 Extreme 965 (3.2GHz) are all selling for a small premium at the moment--$319, $599, and 1069, respectively—but the X58 motherboards are priced right in line with expectations. MSI’s offering is the least expensive at the moment at about $220, and ASUS’ flagship Rampage II Extreme is currently the most expensive... Read more...
Video: Sapphire HD 4650 OC Edition 512 MB @ techPowerUp Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB video card review @ Elite Bastards Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB TOXIC Video Card Reviewed @ TheTechLounge Sapphire Radeon HD 4550 512MB Low Profile Video Card Review @ ThinkComputers.orgMotherboards and Chipsets: NVIDIA SLI Technology for Intel X58 Motherboards @ NVNews.net A couple of Core i7 motherboards compared @ TheTechReportProcessors: Intel Core i7 CPU & DX58SO X58 Platform @ Benchmark Reviews Intel Core i7 920, 940 and 965 Processor Review @ Legit Reviews Intel Core i7-965 XE & Core i7-920 Review... Read more...
In addition to our in-depth article coverage of Intel’s new Core i7 processor and platform architecture, we also have a video spotlight up that gives the viewer a hands-on look of various new Intel Core i7 hardware as well as a Core i7 system in action on the test bench. Direct Link:http://hothardware.com/Articles/Getting-To-Know-Intels-New-Core-i7-Video-Spotlight/ Synopsis:  Ultimately, we can't help but be impressed by the new Core i7 processors. The performance, power profile, and overclockability are all very good even at this early stage.  Intel clearly has another exceptionally strong... Read more...
There are only a select few events in the PC hardware world that get hardcore enthusiasts truly excited. For example, when popular trade shows like Computex, IDF, and CES take place, there is a fair amount of buzz. Also, anytime the major players in graphics release next-generation GPUs, things definitely heat up; or likewise when a hot new game hits. Finally, when either of the processor big guns, Intel or AMD, unleash new CPU micro-architectures on the world, you can almost bet that the community will come alive with enthusiasm. We're sure we've missed a few other momentous occasions as well,... Read more...
There are only a select few events in the PC hardware world that get hardcore enthusiasts truly excited. For example, when popular trade shows like Computex, IDF, and CES take place, there is a fair amount of buzz.  Also, anytime the major players in graphics release next-generation GPUs, things definitely heat up; or likewise when a hot new game hits.  Finally, when either of the processor big guns, Intel or AMD unleash new CPU micro-architectures on the world, you can almost bet on the community to come alive with enthusiasm. We're sure we've missed a few other momentous... Read more...
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