Core articles

Intel rebrands their Broadwell Y line as Core M

During Intel’s Computex 2014 keynote, the company announced a ‘new’ line of CPUs designed for low-power tablets and similar mobile devices. The new line, called Core M, isn’t unfamiliar to those keeping up with Intel’s roadmap: it essentially refers to…

Stealth launches book-sized LPC-480 PC with mobile Core i7

Stealth has unveiled a new ultra-compact system that is said to be its most powerful and technologically advanced small form factor offering to date. Geared toward commercial and industrial applications -- or enthusiasts who appreciate the engineering behind a hardcover…

Tuesday tech deals: XPS 15 w/ Core i7, GT 540M for $900

Dell Home offers the XPS 15 in Silver Aluminum for $949.99. Coupon code "21RZG5K1X1V91Z" drops it to $899.99. With free shipping. That's $200 under a deal from two days ago (which had a faster processor and 8-cell battery, but weaker graphics), $583 off, and a very strong price...

Intel Sandy Bridge-E Debuts: Core i7-3960X Reviewed

Intel is preparing to strike back by bolstering their 2nd generation Core processors even further. Today marks the arrival of Sandy Bridge-E and three new processors which include the Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition, Core i7-3930K and Core i7-3820.

The flagship Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition is powered by the new X79/LGA2011 platform supporting quad channel memory and up to 40 lanes of PCIe 2.0 bandwidth.

Tuesday tech deals: 15.5" Sony VAIO with Core i3 for $550

OfficeMax offers the 15.5" Sony VAIO for $549.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we've seen for this configuration by $130. Features include an Intel Core i3-380M 2.53GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB 5400RPM hard drive...

Intel's Sandy Bridge Microarchitecture Debuts: Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K CPUs Reviewed

Enter the Sandy Bridge 32nm architecture, which marks the introduction of the 2nd generation Intel Core processors. Sandy Bridge is designed to be a two-chip platform consisting of a processor and Platform Controller Hub (PCH). It incorporates an Integrated Display Engine, Processor Graphics, and Integrated Memory Controller.

All in all, 14 new desktop CPUs are being launched today spanning the Core i7, i5 and i3 series, in addition to 15 mobile processors and several more supporting chipsets. Read on for our full analysis.

Intel quietly lowers prices on Core i3-550, others

Intel regularly tweaks its price list with nary a word to the masses, but the Tech Report caught chipzilla red-handed this time. The site reports that Intel has lowered prices on four desktop and two mobile processors. Looking at the…