Intel's new Xeon is here, and once again it has impressive specs. The 662 mm² die supports up to eighteen cores, contains two integrated memory controllers, and comes with up to 45MB of L3 cache. We have four different SKUs to test and compare, with each other as well as with the previous generation. We've also added some new real world application testing, so join us for one of our biggest server CPU reviews ever.

Intel's Next Unit of Computing: 4"x4", Core i3, Systems Targeted at $399

Intel tasked its engineers with building the absolute smallest fully featured compute unit possible. The result is something Intel markets as the Next Unit of Computing. This isn't a...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Intel Haswell Architecture Slides (IDF 2012)

If you didn't follow our live blog you can check out the first Haswell architecture disclosure slides in the gallery below.

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Intel Haswell Architecture Disclosure: Live Blog

Intel is about to give us the first architectural details on its 4th generation Core processor microarchitecture, codename Haswell. Follow the live blog for full details as we get them!

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Intel's Haswell: 20x Lower Platform Idle Power than Sandy Bridge, 2x GPU Performance of Ivy Bridge

If you've been following our IDF Live Blog you've already seen this, but for everyone else - Intel gave us a hint at what Haswell will bring next year...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Intel Developer Forum 2012 - Dadi Perlmutter Keynote Live Blog

Today we're trying out something new: a beta version of our new Live Blog engine. As long as WiFi and cellular networks cooperate, we'll be providing live coverage from...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

AMD Introduces SeaMicro SM15000 with Piledriver and Ivy Bridge Compute Cards

In its first major announcement since the acquisition by AMD, SeaMicro unveiled its SM15000 server. This is an updated version of the standard 10U SeaMicro chassis with 64 compute...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Johan De Gelas on 9/10/2012

Building the 2012 AnandTech SMB / SOHO NAS Testbed

The market for network attached storage (NAS) devices has registered huge gains over the last few years. In keeping up with the market trends, the coverage of NAS units...

74 by Ganesh T S on 9/5/2012

LRDIMMs, RDIMMs, and Supermicro's Latest Twin

Most of the servers in the datacenter, especially the ones running virtualization, database, and some HPC applications, are more memory limited than anything else. There are several server memory...

26 by Johan De Gelas on 8/3/2012

Dell Announces New Precision M4700 and M6700 Mobile Workstations

Today Dell is updating their Precision Mobile Workstation lineup with two new model, the 15.6” M4700 and the 17.3” M6700. Along with Ivy Bridge processors, Dell is adding new...

27 by Jarred Walton on 7/24/2012

Netgear NV+ v2 and LaCie 2big NAS: A Second Look

Last November, we reviewed the Netgear NV+ v2 and came away quite satisfied with the price to performance ratio. However, we had some reservations about the absence of NFS...

7 by Ganesh T S on 7/18/2012

Boston Releases Servers Based on Calxeda's ARM SoCs

Calxeda EnergyCore SoC Boston has released its Viridis server which uses Calxeda's ARM System-on-Chips (SoCs). Each SoC consists of four ARM Cortex-A9 cores and up to 48 SoCs can be...

4 by Kristian Vättö on 7/9/2012

The Bulldozer Aftermath: Delving Even Deeper

It has been months since AMD's Bulldozer architecture surprised the hardware enthusiast community with performance all over the place. The opinions vary wildly from “server benchmarks are here, and...

83 by Johan De Gelas on 5/30/2012

LaCie's 2big NAS Review

The SMB (Small to Medium Businesses) / SOHO (Small Office / Home Office) NAS market is a highly competitive one. We have been reviewing a number of ARM-based 2-bay...

15 by Ganesh T S on 5/28/2012

Supermicro Updates X9 Platform for Intel's Latest Xeon Families

Intel introduced three new Xeon processor families last week. The Xeon E3-1200 v2 family is based on the Ivy Bridge architecture, while the Sandy Bridge based Xeon E5-2400 and...

5 by Ganesh T S on 5/23/2012

Lenovo Announces Their 3rd Generation Intel Core Laptop Updates

It’s been a couple weeks since Intel officially unveiled Ivy Bridge, and we continue to see plenty of product announcements from the major OEMs. Yesterday, while we were busy...

53 by Jarred Walton on 5/16/2012

Supermicro Updates X9 Lineup with GPU-Enabled Solutions

NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2012) is around the corner (May 14-17), and Supermicro has indicated that their GPU-Enabled X9 server and workstation solutions would be showcased at the...

6 by Ganesh T S on 5/9/2012

Thecus and McAfee Partner for Antivirus Technology in Intel-based NAS Systems

Thecus announced a partnership with McAfee at CeBIT 2012 to bring antivirus technology to their lineup. On April 16th, Thecus announced that that Thecus NAS systems would start shipping...

1 by Ganesh T S on 4/19/2012

Thecus TopTower Lineup: High-End Enterprise NAS Systems in a Tower Form Factor

NAS vendors in the high-end enterprise space often reserve the more powerful CPU configurations for their rackmount models. A case in point is QNAP's Xeon based 200TB+ storage rack...

15 by Ganesh T S on 4/12/2012

ioSafe SoloPRO: Disaster Proofing Your Storage Needs

Consumers understand the importance of keeping their documents and other material possessions safe from unexpected disasters. Towards this, many invest in fireproof and waterproof safes. However, as the digital...

34 by Ganesh T S on 4/9/2012

Boston Releases Intel Xeon E5-2600 Based Setups

Quattro 1264-T Intel's Xeon E5-2600 lineup was released last Tuesday and as expected, several manufacturers have released products based on these processors. Today we are looking at Boston's offerings, which...

8 by Kristian Vättö on 3/12/2012

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