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Intel's next-generation CPU, codenamed Haswell, was the major star of IDF. One aspect of the chip we haven't talked about at length, however, is its emphasis on reduced power consumption. When Intel announced that its Ivy Bridge mobile products would target 17W for mainstream systems, it made headlines. Pushing Haswell down to 10W is an even greater achievement, but hitting these targets requires a great deal of collaboration and cooperation... Intel's Game Changer, One Size Fits All Haswell... Read more...
Intel's next-generation CPU, codenamed Haswell, was the major star of IDF. One aspect of the chip we haven't talked about at length, however, is its emphasis on reduced power consumption. When Intel announced that its Ivy Bridge mobile products would target 17W for mainstream systems, it made headlines. Pushing Haswell down to 10W is an even greater achievement, but hitting these targets requires a great deal of collaboration and cooperation. Intel's Dadi Perlmutter, Executive Vice President, Architecture Group with Xeon Phi and Atom CPUs For most of the past 40 years, power consumption was treated as an afterthought at virtually every level. Unless you were building specialized hardware for... Read more...
Traditionally at IDF, Intel's Advanced Technology Zone is where all the cool stuff happens.  Whether it be public demos setup for hands-on opportunities with next generation Intel technologies or backroom sessions with Intel Advanced Engineering and Marketing teams showing early engineering samples to members of the press, this place is where we get up close and personal with many of the unveilings that Intel rolls out over the course of the conference. Yesterday we spent time with Intel's Performance Engineering and Benchmark teams discussing what encompasses a satisfying user experience on the ultra-mobile platforms that are all the rage in the market today.  On display were... Read more...
Apple's mobile products tend to dominate the headlines, but lest anyone forget, the Cupertino company also still sells iMac all-in-one (AIO) desktop systems, and they're about to be refreshed. Reportedly, Apple's new iMacs will sport higher resolution displays and cross over Intel's Ivy Bridge platform. Does that mean we should start throwing around the 'R' word? Unfortunately, there's no word yet on whether the new iMacs will feature Apple's highly touted Retina Display technology, which is a fancy marketing term to describe any screen resolution high enough to where you make out individual pixels with the naked eye from a normal viewing distance. Currently, the iPhone 4/4S, iPod touch (4th... Read more...
The field of ultrabooks is getting bigger by the day and it’s not enough anymore to just put a system on the market with refreshed specs. System builders are looking for ways to differentiate their ultrabooks, and to that end, CyberPower is touting the customization options. Customers can pick from multiple options for several components when “building” the laptop at CyberPower’s website. The Zeus-M starts off with an Intel Core i5-3317U Ivy Bridge dual-core CPU and HM77 chipset. A 60GB SSD handles data storage and 8GB of memory round out the system. The laptop has a 14.1-inch display and comes in at under an inch thick. CyberPower says the laptop weighs less... Read more...
Today at the Hot Chips Symposium, AMD's CTO Mark Papermaster is taking the wraps off AMD's upcoming CPU core, codenamed Steamroller. Steamroller is the third iteration of Sunnyvale's Bulldozer architecture and an extremely important part. Bulldozer, launched just over a year ago, was a major disappointment. The company's second-generation Bulldozer implementation, codenamed Piledriver, made a number of important changes and was incorporated into the Trinity APU family that debuted last spring. Steamroller is the first refresh of Bulldozer's underlying architecture and may finally deliver the sort of performance and efficiency AMD was aiming for when it built 'Dozer in the first place. In the... Read more...
Ultrabooks continue to be the hot trend in the Windows notebook arena. With the recent introduction of Intel's new, low power 3rd generation Ivy Bridge Core series processors, designs are becoming thinner with every iteration, while paradoxically it seems, performance continues to scale higher.  We've seen Ultrabook machines from virtually all the majors here at HotHardware and many of them are targeted at consumers on the go where thin is in, and not so much the business user, where practical usability, durability and performance are critical.   Lenovo however, is stepping outside the box with their latest addition to their ThinkPad lineup for road warriors and cubical commandos alike.... Read more...
Ultrabooks continue to be the hot trend in the Windows notebook arena. With the recent introduction of Intel's new, low power 3rd generation Ivy Bridge Core series processors, designs are becoming thinner with every iteration, while paradoxically it seems, performance continues to scale higher.  We've seen Ultrabook machines from virtually all the majors here at HotHardware and many of them are targeted at consumers on the go where thin is in, and not so much the business user, where practical usability, durability and performance are critical.  Lenovo however, is stepping outside the box with the latest addition to their ThinkPad lineup for road warriors and cubical commandos alike.... Read more...
Dell is rounding out its XPS lineup with the introduction of the XPS 14 and XPS 15 laptops. The XPS 14 and XPS 15 laptops now support third-generation i5 and i7 Ivy Bridge processors from Intel. They also offer USB 3.0 ports, mini DisplayPort, and HDMI Out ports, Waves MAXX Audio 4, backlit chiclet keyboards, responsive multi-gesture trackpads, and integrated HD webcams. The XPS 14 touts all-day battery life (up to 11 hours) and a design that measures less than an inch thick and weighs as little as 4.6 pounds. Other key features of the XPS 14 include an edge-to-edge display with Corning Gorilla Glass, up to 8GB of RAM, integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630m graphics, and... Read more...
Killer gaming notebooks, sort of like over-the-top gaming PCs, make no apologies for being almost completely impractical but full of awesome.  Sure, you wouldn't expect to drag this boat anchor around airports at almost 12 lbs., unless you were looking for some moderate cardio work to compensate for those long, near motionless strategy meetings.  And you wouldn't expect to remain untethered from the wall for very long, during those all night frag-a-thons, though you might get away with it under a little less strenuous web browsing stroll. No, luxury desktop replacement gaming notebooks like the Alienware M17x do one thing; they bring a whole lotta gaming whoop-ass, a big bodacious display... Read more...
System builders are plenty eager to cross Intel's Ivy Bridge platform en route to more performance on the other side, and that includes Samsung, which today unveiled a pair of new Series 5 notebooks sporting the Santa Clara chip maker's latest and greatest architecture. They include the 15.6-inch Series 5 and 14-inch Series 5 500. "Our latest Series 5 notebooks offer a premium computing experience, thanks to Samsung’s advanced engineering and Intel’s new processors, as well as enviable entertainment features including JBL audio speakers to provide a home theater experience in a mobile PC, whether you’re using it in your office, home or at a hotel," said Todd Bouman, vice president... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss Dell's brand new XPS One 27 All-in-One Ivy Bridge Desktop, Intel's Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge Quad-Core CPU (Desktops), Intel's Core i5-3427U Ivy Bridge CPU For Ultrabooks, our Quad-Channel DDR3 Memory Round-Up, and a little tease about some Thunderbolt-enabled gear we've got in the lab right now from Asus, Intel and Promise... Show Notes: 01:40 - Dell XPS One 27 All-in-One Desktop, Ivy Bridge-Infused 07:29 - Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge Quad-Core CPU Review 11:15 - Intel Core i5-3427U: Ivy Bridge for Ultrabooks 16:41 - Quad-Channel DDR3 Memory Round-Up 22:22 - Thunderbolt on Windows Sneak Peek... Read more...
There's a transformation taking place in the PC market, and despite what the doomsayers might tell you, it has nothing to do with tablets, smartphones, tweener devices like the Galaxy Note, or increasingly media-centric game consoles. No, the transformation we're observing is one where people are trading in their towers and monitors for space-saving all-in-one (AIO) desktops. The AIO form factor isn't new by any means, but for a number of reasons, it's finally starting to gain momentum. And as they become more popular, companies like Dell have begun paying more attention to ways they can improve upon the design. To wit, Dell's new XPS One 27, reviewed here, introduces a spacious and vibrant 27-inch... Read more...
Gigabyte is like proud parent about a new overclocking world record set by renowned OCer 'HiCookie,' one in which he used the company's Z77X-UD3H motherboard to achieve a fully validated 7.03GHz clockspeed on an Intel Core i7 3770K processor. As it stands, that's the highest clockspeed for an Ivy Bridge CPU, and it required a steady dose of liquid nitrogen to get there. HiCookie also broke a record for the highest memory speed on an Ivy Bridge platform, pushing his G.Skill Trident X DDR3-2800 memory kit populated in four DIMM slots to 3,280MHz using Gigabyte's GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard. "These new world records highlight our belief that top notch quality and design deliver truly world-class, record... Read more...
Back in 2011, Intel Capital, Intel's investment arm in support of their strategic objectives, ponied-up a cool $300 million to help give birth to a new class of notebooks they defined as "Ultrabooks."  Though there aren't a complete set if design specifications, Intel requires certain characteristics of performance, mechanical design, battery life and processor component selection, in order to market a notebook as an Ultrabook. From resume from hibernation response times to chassis thickness, Intel wanted to build upon Apple's success with the MacBook Air, so that all of their OEM and ODM partners could get in on the thin, sleek and sexy trend that's becoming all the rage with consumers.... Read more...
Back in 2011, Intel Capital, Intel's investment arm in support of their strategic objectives, ponied-up a cool $300 million to help give birth to a new class of notebooks called "Ultrabooks."  Though there isn't a complete set of design specifications, Intel requires certain characteristics of performance, mechanical design, battery life and processor component selection, in order to market a notebook as an Ultrabook. From resume from hibernation response times to chassis thickness, Intel wanted to build upon Apple's success with the MacBook Air, so that all of their OEM and ODM partners could get in on the thin, sleek and sexy trend that's all the rage with consumers.  And of course... Read more...
Last month, Intel unleashed its highly anticipated Ivy Bridge microarchitecture. We had been hearing about Ivy Bridge for what seemed like an eternity leading up to the launch, and although not based a totally new design, Ivy Bridge would offer a number of enticing enhancements, like a faster Quick Sync engine, significantly improved integrated graphics, and lower power, thanks to architectural improvements and an advanced 22nm manufacturing process. We initially took a look at Intel’s flagship Ivy Bridge-based processor, the Core i7-3770K. The Core i7-3770K is an unlocked quad-core processor with 8MB of L3 cache; integrated Intel HD 4000 series graphics; and Hyper-Threading, PCI Express... Read more...
Eurocom launched its line of Ivy Bridge notebooks in the form of the Neptune 2.0 and Racer 2.0. The new notebooks feature professional graphics from NVIDIA such as the Quadro 5010M, 4000M and 3000M. The Neptune 2.0 features a 17.3-inch 1920x1080 matte or glossy display while the Racer 2.0 features a 15.6-inch 1920x1080 matte or glossy display. Processor options include the Intel i7-3920XM, i7-3820QM, i7-3720QM, and i7-3610QM. Customers can choose a traditional hard drive, solid state drive, hybrid, or mSATA drives. The notebooks offer up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 RAM via four sockets. Eurocom launches complete line of 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) powered fully upgradable Mobile Workstation-Class... Read more...
Intel's presumably affordable dual-core Core i7 3520M processor with Ivy Bridge DNA is slated to ship next month, but if you're willing to wait a bit longer for something a bit more powerful, there's a Core i7 3525M chip on the horizon, too. Like the Core i7 3520M, the  Corei7 3525M processor will boast a 2.9GHz stock clockspeed capable of ramping up to 3.6GHz for single core performance and 3.4GHz for dual-core. Both chips will have 4MB of cache, a 35W TDP, and 1600MHz DDR3 or DDR3L support. So, what do you gain with the bumped up i7 model? According to Fudzilla, the Core i7 3525M features slightly beefier graphics. The chip runs Intel HD Graphics 4000, just like 3520M part, but it will... Read more...
AMD's second-generation Bulldozer core processor microarchitecture, codenamed Piledriver, has made headlines at HotHardware many times in the past few months, including our CES sneak peek of the chip that AMD is launching today for the mobile market, codenamed Trinity.  What this launch is all about is AMD's answer to Intel's Ivy Bridge-based Core series processors for notebooks.  It's that straightforward, though we'll start by level-setting expectations based on how both companies and their respective architectures approach computing workloads. For AMD, Trinity has also been reported as offering much-needed performance enhancements in IPC (Instructions Per Cycle) but also more of... Read more...
We won't burn up too much of your bandwidth setting the stage here.  AMD's second-generation Bulldozer core processor microarchitecture, codenamed Piledriver, has made headlines at HotHardware many times in the past few months, including our CES sneak peek of the chip that AMD is launching today for the mobile market, codenamed Trinity.  What this launch is all about is AMD's answer to Intel's Ivy Bridge-based Core series processors for notebooks.  It's that straightforward, though we'll start by level-setting expectations based on how both companies and their respective architectures approach computing workloads. There's little debate that Intel's strength lies... Read more...
They say that patience is a virtue, but sometimes the excitement of a new system proves too tempting to wait a week or two for new technology that might be just around the corner. That was a case prior to Intel's Ivy Bridge launch, though there's no reason to kick yourself if you jumped the gun and ordered a rig from Origin PC. Why? The boutique system vendor dropped us a note to tell us it's currently "giving a free upgrade to Ivy Bridge processors on all desktop and laptop orders that were ordered prior to Ivy Bridge launch." How cool is that? Ivy Bridge desktops systems at Origin PC start at a little under $1,200. That type of investment gets you a Chronos small form factor (SFF) gaming rig... Read more...
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