This act saw a price cut that ranged from 4% to 26% and was done for approximately 31 processors by Intel, majority of which were the mobile models. The Core i7-4770R, i5-4670R and i5-4570R were the three low-power Haswell-based chips and these were the only desktop chips which received a cut somewhere between 9% and 11%.
Swedish case maker Fractal Design showed us its line of cases, from the flagship Define series originally introduced in 2009 to two new lines introduced when the company entered the North American market last year: the minimalistic Core series and the highly affordable Arc series. Also on display was a pair of cases by case modding great Bill Owen of MNPCTech. ThinkComputers’ Colin Dean talks to Fractal Design’s Dan Grossman in this video interview.
Fractal Design isn’t a company known by many, but has been becoming more popular over the past year or so. This Swedish company offers a wide variety of cases, ranging from $30 to $170. Today we’ll be looking at one of the lower end models, the Core 3000. The Core 3000 comes equipped with three fans and room for many more as well as a very simple tool-free installation. Read on further to see what else this case has in store.
The word Sandy Bridge is what we have been hearing for the past 3 months. In forums, on different websites and even on the news. Sandy Bridge is the codename for Intel’s new 32nm processor architecture. This new architecture brings on-die graphics to a whole new level and still has all of the same features we saw on the Nehalem architecture. It adds even more with Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel InTru 3D, and AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions) instructions. With this new architecture Intel is releasing 11 desktop processors, we will be taking the Core i5-2500K through the paces, read on to check it out!
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