Posts Tagged Core i7

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 …

Intel’s 4th Generation “Haswell” Core i7-4770K LGA1150 Processor Reviewed

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It’s been just about two years since Intel launched 3rd Generation Ivy Bridge processors which you may recall offers built-in features that make surprisingly fast work of transcoding, converting video, or managing audio projects with supporting software titles. And of course, Hyper-Threading assists in nearly doubling the work of the physical cores. Ivy Bridge itself is a relatively cool, smooth …

MSI Launches More Portable Gaming Notebooks With GE40 Series

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The new trend for laptops seem to be a blurring of the edges from various market segments. The ultra portables, desktop replacements, and gaming laptop categories are borrowing attributes from one another to create more  versatile laptops for everyone. MSI is on board with this trend as their new GE40 laptops look to bring gaming performance in a more portable …

Taking the Conventional Laptop to Brave New Arenas

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It used to be that there was a great divide between the world of desktop PCs and notebook computers. If you really needed a powerhouse of a machine that could handle your high-end gaming and video editing, there really was no choice but to go with a desktop. If you wanted to take your work on the road, naturally a …

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

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Thin and light is the name of the game. You no longer have to lug around a heavy laptop to get the full PC experience, thanks to the recent generation of Intel-powered ultrabooks. Today, we take a look at the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook that slots right into that market. The silver anodized aluminum body immediately speaks to the higher …

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge LGA1155 Processor Review

Intel 3rd Generation Ivy Bridge Processor

It’s for another processor launch from Intel. The new Ivy Bridge is a 22nm architecture based on the same LGA1155 socket as Sandy Bridge. It’s basically a shrunken die from Sandy Bridge (32nm) supporting many of the same features, but on the supporting Z77 chipset side (code named “Panther Point”), adds native USB 3.0, PCI Express 3.0, Lucid MVP and …

Dell XPS 15z Notebook PC Review

Dell XPS 15z Notebook PC Review

“Dude, get a Dell!”

Remember those old ads on TV? It used to be that people would turn to a company like Dell to get an inexpensive laptop that was reasonably reliable and while Dell still has products that lean toward that end of the market, they’ve also got offerings for the higher end of the market too. One such …