If you have been following our news section for the past month we have been talking about Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E processors a lot. Enthusiasts have been waiting quite a while for Intel’s next high-end desktop chips and they are finally here! Today we get the chance to take a look at the big daddy of the group the Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition. This processor features six cores with a base speed of 3.6 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.0 GHz with 15 MB of cache. You will have 40 PCI-Express lanes for building a pretty insane gaming machine or workstation. There is also support for 4 channels of DDR3-1866 memory. How is this chip improved over the previous generation? Will this be the chip for your next build? Read on as we take a look…
Intel has now introduced its new range of desktop processors with the new models of Ivy Bridge and Haswell. With this expansion of new processors, Intel seemingly wishes to spread out the availability of its processors to additional markets. The new Haswell processors include the variation of the Core i7.
Intel seems to be making quite a mark on overclocking and its efforts to further enhance the performance of its parts are no longer in shade with its plans to introduce the SSD Overclocking feature. This technologically sophisticated feature which will allow users to overclock their SSDs will not only be available on the Ivy Brigde-E but also on all other desktops from Intel. The feature is being integrated with the corporation of the Intel XTU (Extreme Tuning Utility) which is the software application that allows users to share and find overclock settings from other users and fine tune the Intel K processor.
The launch of Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E HEDT (High End Desktop) processors is just around the corner and the pre-order pricing for the chips have been revealed. These prices are actually a little bit higher than the pricing that was leaked back in July. It might be that because these are pre-orders the price is higher. Prices for the chips start at $342 and go all the way up to $1140.
Our friends over at VR-Zone have revealed some very interesting details about the upcoming Intel Haswell refresh and Intel Broadwell platforms. The report shows that the new processors coming out of these platforms would only be compatible with new revised 9-series chipset motherboards.
Gigabyte is launching their H81 Motherboards, entry level for Haswell. These motherboards bring in together unique blend of features to offer maximum performance and reliability. Starting from advanced networking and device charging feature, current capable power delivery, exclusive high-end audio features, performance-enhancing caching technologies, GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards are considered to be a class of their own.
We already know that Intel will be launching its Ivy Bridge-E HEDT platform on September 11, 2013 and now it is all set to Showcase SSD Overclocking at IDF13 San Francisco. Now this might sound weird as SSD overclocking is not something very common. Intel will talk about this new SSD overclocking feature next month and details will be provided on how to overclock the SSD.
The latest Haswell pricing details by Intel have surfaced up. Intel has given final touches to the following: three new Core i3 parts, a mid range, Core i5 part, a high end Core i7 part and three Pentium parts.
ASUS has just announced a new motherboard in the Z87 Deluxe Quad. This is the world’s first motherboard certified by Intel with Thunderbolt 2 technology. This board has two Thunderbolt 2 ports which allow for 12 simultaneously connected devices. Each port is capable of up to a 20 Gbit/s transfer rate and is backwards compatible with the first generation of Thunderbolt.
Regardless of superior performance, Thunderbolt technology is not being taken up on mass scale by OEMs. For this particular reason, to make it more renowned amongst enthusiasts, Intel plans to introduce Thunderbolt PCIe expansion cards.
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