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The Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E LGA2011-V3 Processor Reviewed

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Haswell-E is here. Well, technically, it’s been “here” for a while but has undergone refinements throughout the last year to ready itself for launch. One of those refinements was more performance and cooler operating temperatures. Without creating a whole new architecture, the only feasible direction, given the current TDP and heat challenges facing Haswell, was to refine the silicon, add …

New Microsoft Windows Formula: 7 + 8 = 9

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There has been a lot of talk about Microsoft Windows 9 in the past few months, mostly about how Microsoft plans to merge the Metro UI with the classic desktop, complete with the beloved Start menu. As Jason pointed out, the Metro UI is a great interface for mobile applications such as phones (which we love), tablets, and other …

ADATA Premier SP610 256GB SATA Solid State Drive Review

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ADATA has recently, they launched their latest SSD featuring a new controller. As part of their Premier series, this new controller helps ADATA service customers who need bang for buck performance, positioned just below their Premier Pro line. The Premier series gets a new model dubbed the SP610, which comes in a range of sizes. The SP610 sports a new …

Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SATA SSD Reviewed

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Not too long ago, it seemed like SSD pricing would never reach mass market affordable levels. Now we’re finally seeing SSD prices below 50 cents a GB, making it a great time to buy. 240GB SSDs seem to be the sweet spot for many builds, and can be found for under $120 US. For those looking for larger dries, even …

Intel Says Companies Should Update Their Outdated PCs

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Over the course of the last few years, we have watched the PC market shipment numbers drop every quarter. This is mostly due to the large number of mobile device sales taking the place of desktop PC sales. Many stores minimized the desktop offerings in favor of more stylish mobile items like tablets. Well, Intel analysis says this is coming …

SolidRun HummingBoard Challenges Raspberry Pi for Mini-PC Crown

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Readers of Futurelooks typically enjoying tinkering with their computers. As a member of the PC DIY community, you may have built your own PC, swapped out a few drives and even tried your hand at overclocking. If you’ve ever thought about playing with something on a smaller scale, the Raspberry Pi is likely the unit that comes to mind, but …

The Intel Core i7-4790K “Devil’s Canyon” Processor Reviewed

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Haswell’s successor is code named “Devil’s Canyon” and it’s here for us to check out today. And it turns out that the LGA 1150 socketed processor is compatible with both Z87 and Z97 motherboards which is great news for all enthusiasts. In short, Devil’s Canyon has two major revisions, which include a better thermal interface underneath the aluminum cap and …