HASWELL

November 17th, 2013

GIGABYTE Z87X-UD4H Motherboard Review

Gigabyte’s Z87X-UD4H represents an excellent combination of great features and a fair price but in such a competitive market, it needs to be a cut above to make the grade.

October 27th, 2013

ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional Review

ASRock has been making some waves in the enthusiast motherboard segment and the Fatal1ty Z87 Professional one of their latest endeavors for Haswell processors.

September 3rd, 2013

Intel i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E Review

Intel’s i7-4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme is billed as the fastest processor available.  With a dozen threads and a clock speed of 4GHz, it has the capability to outshine its predecessors but at $1000, it has a lot to live up to.

June 27th, 2013

ASUS Z87 Deluxe Motherboard Review

ASUS’ Z87 Deluxe is a $300 board that’s packed full of features but it is also one of the most expensive Z87 boards on the market.  Novice overclockers will be particularly interested since three kinds of auto-overclocking modes have been included too.

June 4th, 2013

Taking on ARM Defines Intel’s Announcements at Computex 2013

There once was a time when Intel was in crisis mode. While it could make a damn fine processor that ran circles around its competition in speed tests, growth in that sector is non-existent thanks to the market shifting towards a mobile centric growth structure. If Intel didn’t move with the market, it wouldn’t necessarily [...]

June 1st, 2013

Intel Haswell i7-4770K & i5-4670K Review

After more than two years of speculation Intel’s Haswell is finally here.  This new architecture incorporates several new and potentially game-changing features into a 22nm die that consumes substantially less power than Ivy Bridge.  In this review we take a look at two processors:  the i7 4770K and the i5 4670K.

April 9th, 2013

Haswell Ships, With a Bug

Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell chip reportedly on its way to OEMs for a launch this quarter, even though it contains a bug that will impact the performance of USB 3.0 devices. CNET first reported that Haswell is on its way to manufacturers. An official announcement is expected an Intel’s Developer Forum in Beijing later this week. [...]

March 12th, 2013

AMD Richland APU Preview: Trinity Gets a Facelift

AMD have officially revealed the upcoming Richland APUs, which represent a unique amalgamation of old architecture with new, updated features and additional performance benefits for the mobile market.  Richland will replace Trinity and compete with Intel’s 2013 releases by offering better battery life and higher clock speeds.

January 22nd, 2013

Intel Announces Gradual Discontinuation of Desktop Motherboards

In an announcement that will likely come as a shock for some, Intel has announced they will be ramping down their desktop motherboard business over the next three years. In another sign that the desktop market as we know it is facing obsolescence, just minutes ago, Intel announced they will gradually cease production of their [...]

January 10th, 2013

Crucial Shows off DDR4 Modules & Technology

With DDR4, memory technology takes a quantum leap forward with higher speeds, increased densities and lower power consumption.  At CES 2013, Crucial became one of the only companies to successfully demonstrate their upcoming mass market Ballistix DDR4 modules.  While the memory is “only” running at 2133MHz, we can expect speed increases to well over 3GHz [...]