Items tagged with Core i5

It's not too often that we hear about Intel releasing new "unlocked" CPUs, which is what makes the release of the newest Core i5 and Core i7 processors so incredible. For gamers who weren't able to spring for the ultra-expensive Core i7-980X Extreme Edition, the new K series is a great alternative. Already offered on iBuyPower machines, CyberPower has now introduced these two chips into their gaming PC lines as well. The Intel Core i7-875K and Intel Core i5-655 processors are now available to order on the Gamer Xtreme series of desktop PCs, and they can be paired with NVIDIA GTX or ATI 5800 series graphics. Best of all, the starting price for these new unlocked machines is just $699, so it's... Read more...
Today Intel is announcing two new mainstream processor offerings, targeted squarely and overclocking enthusiasts, that feature unlocked multipliers. The new Core i7-875K and Core i5-655K are virtually identical to the standard Core i7-870 and i5-650 from a technical standpoint, but with the right motherboard, users of these new K-series chips will be able to alter their multipliers to increase frequencies, without having to run any other part of the system out of spec... Intel Core i7-875K and i5-655K Unlocked Processors... Read more...
Once upon a time, not very long ago in fact, Intel vehemently frowned upon overclocking. There were even times leading up to new processor and chipset releases when it was rumored that Intel would bring an end to overclocking altogether. Thankfully, the rumors of overclocking's death were greatly exaggerated and we enthusiasts continue to practice its black magic to this very day. Intel's distaste for overclocking has obviously dwindled over the last few years, however. Whereas before, all of the company's processors were locked and its motherboards lacked overclocking options.  Now, Extreme Edition processors have unlocked multipliers and Intel motherboards have extensive overclocking tools... Read more...
2010 isn't even halfway over, and already Intel is expanding their 2010 Core lineup. That's the Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 family, which is growing today in the run-up to Computex. Previously, the chips were reserved for high-end desktops. Eventually, a few multi-media and gaming notebooks took these CPUs in. Today, an even more power efficient group of computers will be calling the Core 2010 for duty, with an expansion into the Ultra-Thin laptop sector. The newly designed chips utilize 32nm process technology in order to deliver 32% slimmer laptops and over 32% more performance. Ultra-thin notebooks are known for having better-than-average battery life, and Intel's new 2010 Core Ultra-Low... Read more...
We've gone nearly two whole weeks now without a new notebook from MSI, and that just seems extraordinarily long. MSI agrees. That's why the company is breaking their laptop silence today with yet another classic mainstream option, the CX623. It's the latest machine in the company's growing family of multi-media notebooks with this one having a traditional 15.6" LCD along with newer components from NVIDIA and Intel. Within, there's a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 310M on the GPU front, while a Core i5 processor is available on the CPU end. There's also a pair of DDR3 RAM slots, a 1366x768 resolution panel, 2.5" hard drive slot (320GB/500GB available), a 4-in-1 card reader, a six-cell battery, 802.11b/g/n... Read more...
At this point, nearly every major notebook maker has issued new machines with Intel's Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 inside. But Toshiba has been hanging back, watching as everyone else makes those first moves and grabs for attention. Now, the time is obviously right for the company to introduce four new Satellite Pro models: the 13.3" L630, 15.6" L650/L650D, 17.3" L670/L670D and 15.6" C650/C650D. All four feature a unique array of customizable options. Users can get these with a Core i3/i5 CPU or one of AMD's Athlon II dual-core chips (the "D" models). Other specifications include Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Windows 7 Professional, an optional Blu-ray recorder, HDMI output, Dolby audio,... Read more...
Gateway may not have the clout they once had, but don't you dare count them out. The company is rolling along in 2010 with more than a few significant announcements, and the new NV Series certainly hangs with the big boys in most every respect. The newly updated line reflects the changes that come with a new line of Intel CPUs, and we have to confess that the spec sheets look rather exciting. The NV line consists of two models: the 15.6" NV5 and 17.3" NV7. Both feature a high definition LCD widescreen, with the first having a Core i3 CPU, integrated webcam, 1366x768 panel and starting price of $799.99. The bigger brother has a 1600x900 resolution, HDMI port and an optional Blu-ray player, not... Read more...
Without a whole lot of fanfare, Dell has gone and updated its Inspiron notebook line with several new 'R' branded models, including the Inspiron 13R, 14R, 15R, 17R, and M501R. These are slightly upgraded models over their R-less counterparts, all of which sport a wider variety of hardware and OS options to choose from. In addition to tapping into Intel's Core i3 and Core i5 technology, the R-series also boast a few aesthetic and design enhancements. There's a new hinged forward design, as well as a brushed metal finish with chrome accents and four different color options to choose from. "The Inspiron R takes the rock solid Inspiron line and amps up the cool factor with a sexy and practical machine... Read more...
IDC's latest report on CPU revenue and market share for Q1 2010 confirms results we saw when Intel reported its record first quarter earnings. According to the research firm, the CPU market fell just 5.6 percent from Q4 2009 to Q1 2010. Historically, CPU sales fall 8-10 percent over the same period; IDC's figures lend credence to the idea that the IT recession is beginning to break. "PC processor shipments typically decline around 7 to 8 percent going from fourth quarter to first quarter," said Shane Rau director of Semiconductors: Personal Computing research at IDC. "A decline of 5.6% is modest and wouldn't mean much by itself. However, after the huge rise in shipments we saw in the fourth quarter,... Read more...
Talk about unveiling a boatload of products at once. HP has issued a rather lengthy list of updates in their desktop/all-in-one ranges today, with the highlights being revamped TouchSmart PCs (complete with Intel Arrandale Core i5 and Core i3) and a new Pavilion Elite desktop with a quad-core AMD chip.Speaking of which, we'll get started with that very machine. The HP Pavilion Elite HPE-210f is a typical mid-sized PC tower, equipped with a 3.00GHz Phenom II 945 Quad-Core CPU, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 8GB of DDR3 memory, a 1TB hard drive, Blu-ray drive, ATI Radeon 5450 GPU with 512MB of DDR3 graphics memory, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), a front-panel 15-in-1 card reader and a 1-year warranty.... Read more...
One of the more amusing things about being an IT journalist is that, after you've been writing for awhile, you realize that many of the juiciest or interesting rumors don't appear so much as reappear, travelling in and out of the public eye much as a comet orbits a star. In this case, the AMD+Apple chestnut has hoved back into view, with a long tail of juicy speculation flowing out behind it. The long and short of it is that AMD employees have been seen traveling to and fro from Cupertino, inside Apple's Commuter Coaches. This has fueled speculation on whether or not Apple is evaluating new AMD products for future iMac/Macbook products, especially since Apple rather pointedly opted not to rely... Read more...
It's been just over a year since AMD completed its spinoff of GlobalFoundries in an attempt to radically change its own financial trajectory. The gamble appears to have paid off for both companies; we recently sat down with GlobalFoundries executives to talk about the company's first year and plans for the future. GlobalFoundries current roadmap is as follows: The company will ship 40nm LP (low power) silicon starting this quarter and 32nm SOI in the back half of 2010. The left edge of each box denotes 'risk production,' aka early commercial production. One of the reasons we originally contacted GF was to clear up some confusion around the 32nm/28nm process nodes. When GlobalFoundries first... Read more...
Another week, another new MSI notebook! The company just keeps on churning them out from every possible type of user, and the P600 has one particular group in mind: business users. the 15.6" P600 is the outfit's latest machine, but rather than being designed for hardcore gaming, it's designed to just get through the work day. It's loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium, an Intel Core i5 processor, Intel's GMA HD graphics, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 2.5" HDD (250/320/500GB SATA), a 2-in-1 multi-card reader (SD/SDHC/MMC), HDMI out, a VGA output, two USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, mic-in/headphone-out, Ethernet, an 8-cell battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and a 1.3MP webcam. There's also a pair of speakers,... Read more...
Not every high-end, haute couture product turns out to be a bestseller—even Steve Jobs had the Cube—but it's rather odd for a manufacturer to design, advertise, tease, and launch a product only to pull it off the market barely four months later. Nevertheless, that's the news from Dell on the Adamo XPS. The Adamo product line will continue but its 0.4" thick headline XPS system with a 128GB SSD and 4GB RAM as standard has been discontinued. If it's odd for a company to launch a high-end product in November, make it readily available in December, and kill it in March, it's even stranger for company reps and retail partners like Best Buy to identify the Adamo XPS as discontinued while the PR division... Read more...
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