Posts Tagged INTEL

World’s Fastest Console Is a SYBER PC with Identity Issues

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This is the year of the Steam Machine console, finding out if it will it gain any real traction in the industry. There is a lot of room for factory customization in the hardware, but will it be united with a single OS? This week SYBER, a division of CYBERPOWERPC, announced the availability of the Vapor Xtreme. It is packed …

Dead PC Gaming Goes Full Zombie Apocolypse

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We have been told every year now, just before the release of any major title or new console, that PC gaming is dead. This belief goes from the executives at AAA title-making companies all the way on down to us PC gamers. We have always found that hard to believe and Intel agrees with us, stating that they estimate there …

ASUS X99 Deluxe LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard Review

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Intel’s new Haswell-E CPU series (reviewed here) and its accompanying X99 chipset launch has had its challenges. Originally, Haswell-E was going to get a completely new socket. Although the new LGA2011-3 is not backwards compatible with previous CPUs, it does work with all coolers that worked with standard LGA2011 sockets from the X79 platform. Those late in the …

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 …

CYBERPOWERPC Raven X6 Hybrid Laptop Offers Power and Longevity

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CYBERPOWERPC finds a nice balance between a portable gaming platform and an all day work machine with the new Raven X6. This curvaceous beauty can run your favorite AAA titles at full resolution, play Blu-ray quality movies on its 15.6″ full HD IPS panel, and sip very little power when you are actually working to ensure you have the power …

New Biostar Hi-Fi Motherboard Focuses on Premium Home Audio

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Building a file server from old parts, updating your gaming system, or building a PC for the kids is easy for DIY builders everywhere. But the perfect HTPC can be tricky. Do you want to go small and quiet? Are you going to fuse it with your home video file server? What external cards do you need to work with …

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 …

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 Z97 Motherboard Round Up – GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H, MSI Z97 Gaming 7, ASUS Z97 Sabertooth MKI, ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer

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The computer DIY market is an interesting paradox these days. The Intel 9 Series “Broadwell” chipset motherboards released, while Z87 boards seemingly start hitting their prime with solid BIOS and software updates. In fact, there are still quite a few excellent Z87 boards on the shelves. But it makes sense since the Z97 chipset isn’t really a major leap forward, …