SANDY BRIDGE-E

February 22nd, 2012

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E CPU Review

Although flagship parts generate lots of hype, it is the mainstream parts that people actually buy. The aggressively-priced Core i7-3820 is Intel’s attempt at drawing enthusiasts towards its slightly languishing high-end LGA2011 platform, but if faces stiff competition from the Core i7-2600K and 2700K models.

November 20th, 2011

ASUS X79 Rampage IV Extreme Socket 2011 Motherboard Review

With Sandy Bridge E processors finally hitting retailer’s shelves it was high time that we began looking at some X79 motherboards.  The ASUS Rampage IV Extreme is currently one of the most expensive Socket 2011 boards around but it holds to the Republic of Gamers  pedigree  by offering a long list of features, some of [...]

October 19th, 2011

GIGABYTE Offers Sneak Peak of X79 G1.Assassin 2 Motherboard

Gigabyte has given its fans a sneak peak at its upcoming X79 G1. Assassin 2 Motherboard. At this time, it appears the specifications closely mirror the present Assassin board (Killer NIC, high end integrated sound card, plenty of PCI-E slots, etc) but the Assassin 2 is based around Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge E platform and [...]

July 1st, 2011

Sandy Bridge-E Delayed Until 2012

Multiple sources are reporting that Intel’s Sandy Bridge-E desktop and workstation platform has been delayed until the first quarter of 2012. Intel’s replacement for the LGA-1366 Core platform was due by the fourth quarter of this year, and motherboards based on the new 32nm LGA 2011 socket format were shown off at this year’s Computex. [...]