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Intel Ivy Bridge-E Debuts: Core i7-4960X Review

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?

Gigabyte's Brix mini PC packs a lot of power in a tiny box

Gigabyte recently released details on a small form factor system that first surfaced last month. The Brix mini PC meaures just 1.2” x 4.2” x 4.5” and ships with your choice of ultrabook-class Intel Ivy Bridge processor alongside plenty of…

Building a Thin Mini-ITX PC: Small and Silent Performance

The idea behind the Thin Mini-ITX form factor, besides the obvious which is to create seriously compact computers, is also to allow for DIY all-in-ones (think of little PCs you can attach to the back of your monitor). Having that said, we don't fully intend to go the all-in-one route in this article, but are aiming to build a powerful Thin Mini-ITX system that can be used in the office or at home as a media PC.

This is what our finished system should look like: extremely compact, powerful, and near silent operation, as in no-moving-parts silent. For less than $700 including a 256GB SSD, we believe you'll love what the final product will look like.

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…

Atom SoCs to use Ivy Bridge-like 22nm, Tri-Gate design next year

Intel talked up its next-generation mobile processors at a recent industry conference, and though no details on a specific SoC were revealed, the company did say the upcoming chips will use the same 22nm technology and Tri-Gate implementation as their…

Leaked slide reveals 10W and 13W Ivy Bridge variants

It appears a recent rumor indicating the imminent launch of low-power Ivy Bridge processors just got upgraded from "vaguely possible" to "pretty darn likely". According to this leaked PowerPoint slide from VR-Zone (Chinese), 10W and 13W Ivy Bridge "Y" variants are set to…

Intel could lower power requirements on Ivy Bridge chips

We already know that Intel is planning to significantly reduce power consumption on next generation Haswell processors (down to as low as 10 watts) but a new rumor making the rounds this morning says we won’t have to wait that…

Wednesday tech deals: ~$50 off i5-3570K, 120GB HyperX for $65

CompUSA stores offer the retail-boxed Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Ivy Bridge Socket H2 Processor, model no. BX80637I53570K, for $179.99 with free shipping. (Micro Center stores charge the same.) That's $10 under an April deal with rebate hassles and one of the least expensive...