Haswell

Thecus has introduced two new commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) rackmount enterprise-class NAS servers with 12 and 16 bays. They both run the latest version of Thecus's Linux-based OS. The systems are based on the Intel Xeon processors, feature SAS 12 Gbps ports and are 10 Gb Ethernet-ready. The units come with usual virtualization certifications, volume encryption and Intel security technologies. The N12850 and the N16850 NAS rackmount servers from Thecus are powered by the Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 (Haswell, four cores with Hyper-Threading, 3.40/3.80 GHz, 8 MB cache, 80 W TDP) processor with the Intel C224 PCH and a LSI SAS 12 Gbps HBA card. The OS implements software RAID (support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD). The systems come with...

Intel: For Mainstream Gamers, Our IGPs Are Equivalent to Discrete GPUs

Intel’s integrated graphics processors (iGPUs) are the most widespread PC-class graphics adapters on the planet. Enthusiasts of high-performance personal computers do not use Intel’s iGPUs, but the world’s largest...

96 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2016

Compulab Rolls-Out Passively-Cooled Airtop Systems

Compulab, a maker of miniature and small form-factor computers, is introducing its first desktop system called Airtop today. The new computer can be equipped with rather high-performance components, but...

35 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2016

The Intel Xeon E7-8800 v3 Review: The POWER8 Killer?

The story behind the high-end Xeon has been the same for the past 5 years: Intel's most expensive beats the Oracle alternative in every way you can look at...

146 by Johan De Gelas on 5/8/2015

QNAP Launches TVS-x71U Haswell-based Rackmount NAS Units

At CES, QNAP had the TVS-x71 series of NAS models in the tower form factor. Bay counts ranged from 4 to 8. Users had a choice of four different...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/21/2015

MSI Announces GS30 Shadow Laptop and GPU Expansion Dock

One of the very interesting looking laptops from MSI is their upcoming GS30, which carries on the thin and light theme of the GS series but extends that down...

41 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

MSI Unveils GE62 and GE72 Apache Notebooks

After reviewing the GT72 Dominator Pro last year, I wondered how long it would take to see some of the updated industrial design elements make their way into other...

1 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

Holiday Guides 2014: Z97 Motherboards for Haswell

Writing one guide for all of the Z97 motherboard range seems a little odd. It is possible to consider each market segment and price range to come up with...

16 by Ian Cutress on 12/9/2014

Asustor AS7008T 8-bay Intel Haswell SMB NAS Review

Asustor is one of the recent entrants in the NAS market. Over the last couple of years, they have tried to play in the same space as QNAP and...

29 by Ganesh T S on 11/30/2014

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Review: GTX 980M Reigns Supreme

When it comes to high-end gaming notebooks, there are only a few real competitors: Alienware, ASUS, Clevo (under various brand names), and MSI are the main options, with a...

57 by Jarred Walton on 11/11/2014

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Workstation Review: Haswell plus Quadro

Individual under-the-desk workstations are an integral part of modern society. Normally a work PC is either thought-limited or throughput-limited, but depending on the type of business and financials of...

56 by Ian Cutress on 11/4/2014

Zotac ZBOX CI540 nano Review: A Fanless Haswell-Y mini-PC

Over the last couple of years, mini-PCs in the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) have emerged as one of the bright spots in the troubled PC market. Zotac is no...

48 by Ganesh T S on 10/31/2014

Investigating NVIDIA's BatteryBoost with MSI GT72

BatteryBoost initially launched with the GTX 800M series earlier this year, and our first look at the technology came with the MSI GT70 with GTX 880M. That may not...

26 by Jarred Walton on 10/23/2014

Intel Disables TSX Instructions: Erratum Found in Haswell, Haswell-E/EP, Broadwell-Y

One of the main features Intel was promoting at the launch of Haswell was TSX – Transactional Synchronization eXtensions. In our analysis, Johan explains that TSX enables the CPU...

62 by Ian Cutress on 8/12/2014

ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula Released

One of the major announcements at Computex this year was that of the Maximus VII Formula, ASUS’ ‘gaming-rather-than-overclocking’ focused member of the Republic of Gamers line-up. The additions for...

28 by Ian Cutress on 7/18/2014

MSI GE60 Review: Mainstream Mobile Maxwell

When NVIDIA launched their first Maxwell GPU, the GM107, back in February, they ushered in a new level of performance efficiency for desktop PCs. Given these improvements in efficiency...

64 by Jarred Walton on 7/17/2014

ASUS Z97-Pro WiFi AC Review

The initial set of Z97 reviews demonstrated that most motherboard manufacturers were implementing at least one the new storage options offered by the chipset: SATA Express and M.2. ...

37 by Ian Cutress on 7/16/2014

Devil’s Canyon Review: Intel Core i7-4790K and i5-4690K

In the latter part of the last decade, getting performance on the cheap meant buying a low end processor and learning how to overclock it. This is how I...

117 by Ian Cutress on 7/11/2014

MSI’s ECO Range of Motherboards Announced

At Computex this year, the MSI booth featured a range of new motherboards branded ‘ECO’, with the emphasis on minimizing power output while still retaining a level of functionality...

28 by Ian Cutress on 7/10/2014

HP ZBook 14 Review: Mobile Workstation Meets Ultrabook

What do you get when you cross an Ultrabook with enterprise features including an optional professional OpenGL GPU? This is apparently the question HP's engineers were asking, and the...

66 by Jarred Walton on 6/20/2014

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