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Boutique system builder CyberPowerPC today joins a growing number of vendors offering desktops built around Intel's newly released Ivy Bridge platform. Where CyberPowerPC tries to set itself apart is in price. Systems infused with 3rd generation Intel Core processors start at just $749, though you can drop much, much more if your budget allows. CyberPowerPC systems rocking Ivy Bridge processors inside include the Fang III Viper, Fang Rattler, Zeus Thunder, and Gamer Xtreme. The Gamer Xtreme is the most affordable of the bunch. For a base price of $765 (a tad higher than the $749 figure CyberPowerPC advertises in its press release, though you can downgrade options like the case to get to that... Read more...
A translated press release revealed that Samsung was busy readying an upgraded Series 7 notebook with Ivy Bridge internals for the Korean market, but lo and behold, a product page just popped up in the U.S. We don't know when the new models will start shipping -- and perhaps some stores are already carrying them -- but we do have the skinny on the upgraded specs. First and foremost, the Series 7 is a 17.3-inch laptop wrapped in a sleek and skinny aluminum shell. It features an LED-backlit display with a Full HD 1920x1080 screen resolution and 300 nit brightness. Other features include an Intel Core i7 3615QM processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 8GB DDR3 memory, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M GPU (Kepler) with... Read more...
Product launches are a funny thing. Companies often hoot and holler and celebrate the 'launch' of new products days in advance of when you can actually hop online and order the darn thing, which is exactly what happened with Ivy Bridge. These are known as 'paper launches' and they're not unique to Intel. Try shopping an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (Kepler) graphics card, for example, and you'll see what we mean. Unlike's NVIDIA's latest and greatest GPU, Intel's newly minted Ivy Bridge chips are in stock and now available to purchase in the retail sector. There are two new generation Core i7 desktop parts showing up online: Core i7 3770K (3.5GHz - 3.9GHz, 8MB L3 cache, Intel HD Graphics 4000): $350... Read more...
Intel's Ivy Bridge train is rolling down the tracks at full speed and all the big name boutique system builders are jumping on board. Count Velocity Micro among them. As of early this morning, Velocity Micro began selling three desktop lines infused with Ivy Bridge: Raptor Z90, Edge Z40, and Vector Z20. "Intel’s 3rd Generation Core Processors are a perfect fit to Velocity Micro’s enthusiast mentality as we continue to strive to build the best finely crafted desktops, tablets, and peripherals on the market,” said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. “The speed and power efficiency of these new processors will be a huge hit with our customers." Starting at... Read more...
Every system builder that wants to stay in business is rolling out new rigs built around Intel's awesome Ivy Bridge architecture, but Maingear's taking it one step further by using Ivy Bridge as a launching pad for its vertical heat desktops in smaller form factors. This is something Maingear was already doing with its Shift desktops, and now the same VRTX Cooling Technology is being applied to its F131 (micro ATX) and all new Potenza (mini ATX) systems as well. "We are very excited and offer the option for our customers to select a Maingear desktop with heat dissipation solution in three different chassis size and performance levels," said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of Maingear. "The new... Read more...
ORIGIN PC announced its smallest laptop yet in the form of the new EON11-S laptop. This powerful and lightweight laptop features Intel’s new 3rd Generation “Ivy Bridge” Core processors along with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics and NVIDIA Optimus Technology. The EON11-S weighs less than 4 pounds. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, wireless networking, USB 3.0, and HDMI out. The EON11-S starts at $999. Origin is also making Ivy Bridge processors available to the company's full line of desktops and laptops. ORIGIN PC Announces the New Compact EON11-S High Performance Laptop and Intel 3rd Generation “Ivy Bridge” Processors 11-inch Laptop Available Now starting... Read more...
HP is expanding its consumer desktop portfolio with the addition of six models that are powered by Intel's 3rd generation Quad-Core processors. These processors promise consumers twice the HD media and 3D graphics performance over the previous generation of processors. They also offer a significant boost in performance. Three of the new models will utilize the all-in-one form factor. Of these all-in-ones, the Omni 220qd will offer optional Beats Audio; the Omni 27qd is the company's first 27-inch all-in-one PC. Among the standalone desktops, you'll find the Pavilion HPE h8t and h8xt along with the HPE h9t Phoenix which is touted as HP's most powerful Pavilion platform to date. Here's a closer... Read more...
You might say Intel has been absolutely killing it as of late.  Whether you consider their recent earnings announcement beating Wall Street's expectations, the Ultrabook craze, their re-entrance into the handset arena with their Medfield platform, or the proliferation of their 2nd generation Core i7 Sandy Bridge processor in the market; it's perfectly clear the company is in an execution groove that will fuel both their own growth as well as industry growth for some time to come. As if that weren't enough, the company is obviously champing at the bit for the launch of their 3rd generation Core series processor known by the code name Ivy Bridge.  From full-on leaks of NDA classified... Read more...
You might say Intel has been absolutely killing it as of late.  Whether you consider their recent earnings announcement beating Wall Street's expectations, the Ultrabook craze, their re-entrance into the handset arena with their Medfield platform, or the proliferation of their 2nd generation Core Sandy Bridge-based processors in the market; it's perfectly clear the company is in an execution groove that will fuel both their own growth as well as industry growth for some time to come.  In short, Intel has been a design execution machine recently and when you put that into perspective with their world-class semiconductor manufacturing prowess, the company packs a seriously competitive... Read more...
Before you go crossing over Intel's Ivy Bridge, which the Santa Clara chip maker is ever-so-close to laying down, you have to make sure you have all your ducks in a row. It starts with the proper foundation, and if you're still shopping a compatible motherboard, Biostar hopes you'll give its brand-spanking-new TZ75B motherboard more than just a passing glance. The TZ75B is a socket LGA 1155 motherboard built on top of Intel's Z75 chipset. That means it's ready to rock and roll with upcoming 22nm Ivy Bridge processors. It also means native SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support, as opposed to previous chipsets, which relied on third-party USB 3.0 chips from companies like NEC and Marvell. Biostar built the... Read more...
Intel's mobile Ivy Bridge chipset has arrived, and it should come as no surprise that boutique system builder Maingear is ready to make a run at the new platform. Three of Maingear's popular notebook lines have been upgraded to support Intel's 3rd generation Core processors, including the 15.6-inch ALT and 15.6-inch and 17-inch eX-L series, all of which also boast refined designs and new screen options. Working our way from the bottom, the ALT 15 is a hybrid notebook with a 15.6-inch display and either a 1366x768 screen resolution or a Full HD 1920x1080 panel. These can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7 2860QM processor, up to 16GB of DDR3-1333/1600 memory, up to a 600GB solid state drive... Read more...
If you're shopping a new system, the launch of Intel's Ivy Bridge platform can't come soon enough. In anticipation of the launch, Hewlett-Packard is getting its ducks in a row, which includes quietly revealing three new notebooks built around Intel's upcoming platform, as well as a fourth sporting Sandy Bridge hardware inside. The first is an HP Pavilion dv4-5000 with an Intel Core i7 3610QM processor clocked at 2.3GHz. Details are fairly light, but we know it's a 14-inch laptop with a 1TB hard drive (5400 RPM) and Nvidia GeForce GT 630M graphics. Then there's the HP Pavilion dv6-7000, a 15.6-inch laptop with the same processor and discrete graphics. Storage options include a 750GB (dv6-7019tx)... Read more...
The latest round of leaked slides suggest that come hell or high water, Intel will release its Ivy Bridge platform at the end of April. That's a little over a month and a half from now, or just a little further than right around the corner depending on how you want to look at it, but if you're feeling particularly anxious, you can preorder an Ivy Bridge system right this very second. Lenovo's IdeaPad Y480 laptop with Ivy Bridge inside is now available to preorder on Amazon's website for $1,000. Specs include: Intel core i7 3610QM processor clocked at 2.3GHz 8GB of DDR3 memory Nvidia GT630M graphics 750GB hard drive (5400 RPM) Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit The system also features a pair of USB... Read more...
MSI revealed the new QM77 mini-ITX motherboard designed for use with Intel's Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge processors. When an Intel Ivy Bridge mobile CPU is installed, this motherboard can support up to three displays by D-sub, DVI, HDMI, LVDS, or eDP. With an Intel Sandy Bridge CPU, you'll get support for dual displays. Other key features include HD Audio, up to 16GB dual-channel DDR3 memory, Dual Gigabit Ethernet LANs, RS-232/422/485 serial ports for commercial applications, and optional TPM (Trusted Platform Module). Various storage interfaces are available on the MSI QM77 including SATAIII, mini SATA, Mini PCIe, Cfast, and USB connectors. MSI QM77, the Flagship mini-ITX IPC Board Taipei, Taiwan... Read more...
There's been a lot of talk about Intel's Ivy Bridge platform lately, and specifically whether or not the Santa Clara chip maker's new CPUs are being delayed until summer. Conflicting reports abound, but one thing we do know is that Ivy Bridge is right around the corner. Thanks to a leaked slide that's made its way to the Web, we're also privy to some unannounced details regarding Ivy Bridge. CPU-World stumbled upon a flipbook PDF file listing a full lineup of desktop and mobile processors from January through April 2012, including third generation Core i5 3xxx and i7 3xxx Ivy Bridge chips. Image Source: CPU-World Missing from the processor list (see partial list above) are Core i3 3xxx Ivy Bridge... Read more...
Looks like the Ivy Bridge won't be completed as early as construction workers thought. DOT jokes aside, Intel's next-gen microprocessor range will reportedly be pushed back "eight to ten weeks later than planned," according to Sean Maloney, executive vice-president of Intel and chairman of Intel China. The news comes courtesy of the Financial Times. Mr. Maloney stated that the 22nm CPU (which is set to take the place of Sandy Bridge) had seen its start date pushed back until June. The exact quote? "I think maybe it's June now," not April. Not a huge difference, but one that will certainly hit investors and consumers who were waiting it out. The reasons weren't surrounding a lack of demand, but... Read more...
There's a rumor going around that Intel's initial Ivy Bridge launch will end up stunted by small volume shipments in early April, with mass shipments being delayed until sometime after June. News of the delay was reported by DigiTimes last week after it claimed to have heard from sources in the notebook industry that Intel made the decision to slow things down due to a high number of Sandy Bridge processors still in need of a good home. In order to minimize the impact on first-tier notebook vendors stuck with a large volume of Sandy Bridge chips, as well as Intel's own stockpile, the Santa Clara chip maker supposedly decided to wait a little longer than planned before releasing Ivy Bridge in... Read more...
Intel's presentations at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) this year are focused on one of the biggest problems facing modern CPU designers—how to improve power efficiency without sacrificing compute performance. Intel isn't just tackling this problem through conventional process shrinks and smaller dies, however; the company detailed multiple new approaches. First up is Claremont, Intel's first chip built to run on Near Threshold Voltage (NTV) technology. The term "Near Threshold Voltage" refers to the amount of voltage required to switch a transistor from 0 to 1. Normally, the voltage variation between the two states is significant in order to prevent transistors... Read more...
Intel announced its Q4 and end-of-year results with $54B in revenue and $17.5 billion in operating income, both records for the CPU giant. Q4 income was $13.9B, driven by a 17% rise in sales from the PC Client Group. Revenue growth was positive across all sectors save for Atom; sales of the diminutive processor fell 57% year on year, to $167 million.  Growth continues to be driven primarily by the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries; sales in Indonesia and India grew 22% and 37% year-on-year, while China now accounts for 20% of Intel's worldwide demand. 2011 was an excellent year all around for Intel, and the company had quite a bit to crow about on its earnings call, including... Read more...
Weak consumer demand and a limited impact from the Thailand floods in the last part of the year drove PC sales down significantly in the US, while the global market saw a smaller 1.4 percent decline. The impact of the HDD shortage is expected to bite partly in Q1; while the floods hit in Q4, most manufacturers had sufficient inventory levels to see them through much of the end of the year. “Continuously low consumer PC demand resulted in weak holiday PC shipments,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. “While economic uncertainty in Western Europe had an effect on consumer PC shipments, expectations of a healthier economic outlook in North America could not stimulate... Read more...
It's out with the old and in with the new over at Intel. According to reports, the Santa Clara chip maker is letting its hardware partners know of a revised schedule to halt production and/or stop the supply of more than 25 existing desktop processor models so that it can focus on and make room for its upcoming 22nm Ivy Bridge launch. Speaking with industry sources in Taiwan, DigiTimes says Intel is suspending the supply of Core i5 660 and 661, Core i3 530, Pentium E5700, and Celeron E3500 processors and will cut off production in the second quarter of 2012. In addition, Intel is putting the brakes on production lines churning out Core i7 860S and 876K, Core i5 655K, 750S, and 760, and Celeron... Read more...
As 2011 rapidly comes to a close, one of the things we're most looking forward to in the new year is Intel's Ivy Bridge platform, which is currently scheduled for the second quarter of 2012. Faster, cooler running, and all-around better performing hardware is always a winning combination, but missing from that equation is price. Will these chips even be affordable? It appears that way. CPU-World claims to have spied pricing information for several desktop Ivy Bridge SKUs, the most expensive of which is the Core i7 3770K (four cores, 3.5GHz stock, 3.9GHz Turbo, 8MB L3 cache) priced at $332. This will replace the Core i7 2700K, which carries the same price tag. Source: CPU-World Three Ivy Bridge... Read more...
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