Intel had by far one of the biggest booths this year at CES. This year’s CES was a big one for them as they announced more the 25 processors! Not only were they showing off their new processors they also had wireless and embedded technology on display. I also had time to sit down with Dan from Intel and he went over the new processors and what Intel plans for 2010.+Continue Reading
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In August, Intel introduced a new, less expensive line of processors using LGA 1156. This family so far consists of three processors, the i7 870, i7 860, and the i5 750. The i7 8xx processor is a slightly scaled-down version of the i7 9xx, the main difference being a new memory controller that supports only dual-channel memory. But it really isn’t quite that simple, the LGA 1156 processors have taken on several tasks that were performed by the NB, allowing the motherboard chipset and hopefully the motherboards themselves to be less expensive. Today I will be looking at the entry level LGA 1156 i7, the Core i7 860. I am anxious to see the differences between it and the i7 920, which I reviewed in the early part of this year. Will this new Core i7 impress me as much as the earlier one did? Read on to see!+Continue Reading
CoolJag has heard your outcry for some decent mATX cooling, and released the Falcon II, a low profile copper/aluminum cooler with a 120mm fan. Marketed towards the HTPC crowd, it will work great for a high-end mATX rig. CoolJag has been been around for over two decades, and have been building PC cooling solutions since 2001, so they definitely know what they are doing. CoolJag is a leader in “skiving”, a heatsink design technology utilized in this cooler. Find out more about the Falcon II in the following pages!+Continue Reading
Today I will be looking at the Intel Core i7 920, the most affordable of the three Nehalem processors. Yeah, I’m a little late to the punch, but better late than never. I’d like to welcome our newest sponsor, Intel, to ThinkComputer.org’s growing family of manufacturers and vendors helping us to bring you as much information as possible before you make that hardware purchase. Read on to see if the excitement surrounding the Core i7 is all hype, or if you should start saving your pennies to join the party!+Continue Reading