Coverage of Thunderbolt devices has been expanded on our site over the last few months. At IDF, we took the opportunity to chat with Intel about where Thunderbolt was headed. The current market perception is one of Thunderbolt being relevant only to Mac users. But, a look at the products that Intel showcases, indicate that there are plenty of PC components (motherboards as well as workstations) that come with the technology integrated. Thunderbolt users on Windows have traditionally found that the technology doesn't live up to its advertised potential. Common complaints include Purchased peripherals don't carry certification on Windows Hot plugging peripherals doesn't work reliably Performance in terms of both bandwidth and latency end up being better on Mac compared to Windows for the same workloads These issues have...

Intel SSD 330 Officially Announced: Affordable SandForce

We reported on Intel's SSD 330 weeks ago, but today is the official announcement of the drive and its availability in the channel. Unlike previous 300 series drives, the...

75 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/16/2012

ASUS Ivy Bridge/7-Series Chipset Q&A

Intel officially launched the Z77 platform earlier this week, and later this month we'll see the official launch of Ivy Bridge, Intel's 3rd generation Core processors. ASUS has agreed...

171 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/12/2012

Intel's SSD 910: Finally a PCIe SSD from Intel

Solid state storage has quickly been able to saturate the SATA interface just as quickly as new standards are introduced. The first generation of well-built MLC SSDs quickly bumped...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/12/2012

Intel Z77 Panther Point Chipset and Motherboard Preview – ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, ECS and Biostar

Well, today is a day that everyone was expecting, but perhaps not the most exciting day of the month. Today, Intel officially releases the spate of 7-series chipsets for...

145 by Ian Cutress on 4/8/2012

Sony VAIO SE: An IPS Laptop for Under a Grand

Yes, folks, we finally managed to get someone to send us a mainstream laptop with an IPS display. Not that there are many choices; besides the Sony SE reviewed...

58 by Jarred Walton on 4/3/2012

Details on Intel SSD 330 Series

It's been a busy spring for Intel. The Intel SSD 520 series was released in February, and a month later, Sandy Bridge EP was released. Only another month or...

15 by Kristian Vättö on 4/3/2012

Intel SSD 313 Series Launched

A bit over a month ago, we reported that Intel's SSD 313 would be launching soon. We don't know when exactly the launch took place but the 313...

30 by Kristian Vättö on 4/3/2012

Toshiba Portege R835: Less Ultra, More Notebook

With the deluge of ultrabooks stemming from Intel's initiative over the past few months, it's easy to forget ultraportables have been a part of the Windows PC landscape for...

81 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/30/2012

Introducing Our 2012 Case Testbeds and Revised Methodology

Over the past year we've tested more than twenty different enclosures using our existing testbed and produced a mountain of comparative data. The goal of the undertaking is produce...

29 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/29/2012

Quick Look: ASUS 1025C and Cedar Trail

We've known about Cedar Trail for quite a while now, the next iteration of Intel's Atom processor line. As far as the CPU is concerned, not a lot has...

12 by Jarred Walton on 3/22/2012

Puget Systems Echo: Intel and AMD Showdown at 65 Watts

Just about anyone can put together a solid computer using a decent midtower and the right parts. What we don't see as often is just how fast a computer...

62 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/21/2012

The Razer Blade Review

Razer is, first and foremost, a gaming company. From the company slogan (“By gamers, for gamers”), to partnerships with a number of the most popular game development studios, even...

95 by Vivek Gowri & Jarred Walton on 3/15/2012

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

A Brief Look at Some Upcoming 7-Series Motherboards

With Intel's next generation processors firmly on the horizon, we should also turn to what motherboards will be on offer when we have the opportunity to root around in...

56 by Ian Cutress on 3/9/2012

The Ivy Bridge Preview: Core i7 3770K Tested

I still remember hearing about Intel's tick-tock cadence and not having much faith that the company could pull it off. Granted Intel hasn't given us a new chip every...

198 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/6/2012

AMD Executes on Promise of Agility, Intends to Acquire SeaMicro for $334M

At its 2012 Financial Analyst Day, AMD mentioned a conscious shift towards being a more agile company. Wanting a bigger piece of the high margin server market, AMD is...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/2/2012

HP Phoenix h9se: The Pavilion Goes Beyond Thunderdome

Outside of the Envy series and the bygone era of Voodoo (anyone remember the Blackbird?), HP hasn't exactly been a brand associated with high performance gaming desktops, at least...

40 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/29/2012

Intel Sells Some of Its IMFT Stake to Micron

Intel and Micron today announced that they have done some modifications to their agreements on their IMFT joint venture. In short, Intel is selling its stake in two fabs...

6 by Kristian Vättö on 2/28/2012

Intel Continues Its Smartphone March: Lava & ZTE Partnerships Announced

Intel had two more announcements yesterday about its Atom smartphone progress. The first was a partnership with Lava, an Indian mobile handset manufacturer. The Lava Xolo X900, a rebranded...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/28/2012

Intel Goes Higher & Lower End With Atom SoCs: Z2580 & Z2000 Announced at MWC

Intel had a few updates about its Android SoC strategy for us at MWC this week. The first is a spec revision. The Atom Z2460 we talked about in...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/27/2012

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