Site Updates

Update 08/06 16:30 ET: And we're done, the new forums are live. Taking a break from our usual technology news, we have a bit of site news to discuss this evening. For the past couple of months we have been preparing a much-needed forums upgrade behind the scenes, one that will upgrade our circa 2009 vBulletin based forums with a newer platform based on XenForo. Among other improvements, this allows us to offer full HTTPS encryption for all connections (and better backend security), better spam control, and like the main AnandTech site itself, a single responsive design that adjusts to both desktops and mobile devices (but fear not, we’re also continuing Taptalk support). With the bulk of the behind the scenes work having wrapped up, we’re finally...

The Summer of Honeycomb, Part 1: Win an ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

We're all out of memory, congrats to AnandTech reader raimondi1337 for winning our last giveaway of 16GB of G.Skill DDR3-2133 memory. Be sure to respond to my email to...

4181 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/8/2011

G.Skill Summer Memory Giveaway, Round 2: 16GB DDR3-2133 Kit

Congrats to AnandTech reader: awkward for winning G.Skill's 8GB DDR3-1600 memory kit in our last giveaway. Respond to my email to claim your prize! There's still one more chance...

1774 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/30/2011

G.Skill Summer Memory Giveaway, Round 1: 8GB DDR3-1600 Kit

Remember our Antec soundscience giveaway? reckert and OMGkragnor were the first two winners, however Antec was so pleased with the number of entries that it gave us an additional...

1282 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/23/2011

Antec soundscience rockus 3D Giveaway

April was a pretty exciting month for giveaways on AnandTech. We gave away four Xooms courtesy of NVIDIA, our last one went to AnandTech reader Don of Charlotte, NC...

1759 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/6/2011

We're Giving Away a Qualcomm MSM8660 Mobile Development Platform

Last month Brian put together a performance preview of Qualcomm's first dual-core SoC: the 1.5GHz MSM8660. The article was mostly focused on GPU performance as the new Adreno 220...

813 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2011

The Motorola Xoom Giveaway, Final Round

We've given away three Motorola Xoom tablets already, this is your last opportunity to win one. Read on for details on how to enter.

1865 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/25/2011

The Motorola Xoom Giveaway, Round 3

When we reviewed Motorola's Xoom, all that was available was the $799 3G version. Since then Motorola has released a more affordable $599 WiFi only edition with 32GB of...

2343 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/21/2011

The Motorola Xoom Giveaway, Round 2

When we reviewed Motorola's Xoom, all that was available was the $799 3G version. Since then Motorola has released a more affordable $599 WiFi only edition with 32GB of...

2395 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/19/2011

The Motorola Xoom Giveaway, Round 1

When we reviewed Motorola's Xoom, all that was available was the $799 3G version. Since then Motorola has released a more affordable $599 WiFi only edition with 32GB of...

3354 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/15/2011

MSI Sandy Bridge Notebook Winner

First I want to thank everyone who entered and MSI for suppling a GT680R Sandy Bridge notebook for the contest. And second, I'd like to congratulate AT reader gamefreakgcb...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/14/2011

MSI Giveaway: GT680R Sandy Bridge Notebook

I've been working with MSI for nearly as long as AnandTech has been around. So when MSI came to us with a giveaway opportunity we jumped on it. The...

4685 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/8/2011

Correction: OCZ Vertex 3 Random Read Performance Data

A huge thanks goes out to AnandTech reader Andrei and some very attentive Xtreme Systems forum members. I just got an email pointing me to this thread where one...

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/2/2011

Want to Write for AnandTech?

Last year we put out our first ever public Call for Writers. Over the past year we've added many new faces to AnandTech and we're looking to do it...

57 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/16/2010

AnandTech 2010 Server Upgrade: The Memory

A couple of months ago we shared with you the CPUs that are going into our new server farm. We've actually started physically installing the machines (hence the brief...

69 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/28/2010

A Favor, Share your AnandTech Stories

I've been out in California for the past week for IDF, followed by some extra meetings with the usual suspects: AMD, Intel and NVIDIA. The information I gained from...

109 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2010

WD VelociRaptor 600GB now in SSD Bench

We've had great feedback to the launch of GPU Bench and Bench in general - I'd like to extend a personal thank you to everyone who took the time...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/15/2010

Ask and You Shall Receive: GPU Bench is Live

One day I got the bright idea to benchmark the living crap out of everything I could find. What resulted was a huge Excel sheet of CPU performance results...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/12/2010

Son of Intel Employee Missing, AT Reader Help Requested

A friend of mine who works at Intel emailed me asking for my help in this. Kyron Horman, the son of an Intel employee, has gone missing. The report...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2010

Giveaways and I'm Off to Spain

I want to publicly congratulate Mr. King of Jamaica Plain, MA for winning our 13th Anniversary Giveaway. He should be receiving his brand new Gulftown system shortly and hopefully...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/10/2010

AnandTech 13th Anniversary Giveaway: Intel/iBuypower Core i7 980X System

Thirteen years ago I put up the first version of Anand's Hardware Tech Page on Geocities. I had no reviews, no news, no analysis - nothing. Just a promise...

3272 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/26/2010

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