Haswell has been out in the wild for 3 months now, while Sandy Bridge-E has remained Intel’s "ultimate" desktop platform for almost 2 years. However Intel is now ready for a refresh of its Extreme platform, but they won’t be skipping the Ivy Bridge architecture and moving straight to Haswell.
Enter the Core i7-4960X which still features 6 cores, 12 threads, 15MB L3 cache, quad-channel DDR3 memory and is supported by the same aging X79 chipset. This doesn’t sound very exciting, so what’s new?
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within the next 12 months, special committee begins search for a successor
Zynga has confirmed that Don Mattrick will become the company's new CEO. The former president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business will soon be leaving the company to take a leading role at Zynga where he'll work closely alongside current Zynga chief Mark Pincus.
Nvidia continues to roll out the GeForce 700 series this week with the GTX 760 -- the generation's first truly mainstream product at $250. In other words, the GTX 760 has the potential to be today's most relevant option for someone who needs a new graphics card.
Assuming Nvidia doesn't throw us a curve ball, we expect the GTX 760 to deliver performance comparable to that of the HD 7950 with a price tag that's closer to HD 7870s -- a situation that would invariably benefit anyone shopping for a mid-range GPU.
Following weeks of speculation, Google has now officially confirmed the acquisition of Waze. No financial details were given but previous reports put the figure at $1.3 billion with a requirement to keep the company a separate entity, based in Israel, for at least three years.