Tag Archives: CPU-

Core i7-3960X is nearly half again as fast as i7-990X

Donanimhaber.com has been first on the scene with seeing some slides that seem to suggest some quite staggering performance numbers for Intel’s next generation high tech CPU. The new processor is part of the Sandy Bridge-E processor series with the i7-3960X Extreme Edition being the chip in question. According to the slides, this new CPU is around 47% faster than …

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Heatsink Fan Tech Moving Forward

A new technology in heat sinks and fans has been developed by US government lab Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California. The idea? To make the fan into a heatsink and vice versa. These could be utilised in CPU and GPU coolers soon enough; so perhaps we’ll actually get a different looking graphics card HSF soon. “We describe breakthrough results …

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AMD Bulldozer pushed to 4.63GHZ

AMD’s latest Bulldozer CPUs are beginning to do the rounds, with an engineering sample of the FX-8130P chip now being pushed up to a very impressive 4.63GHZ. This is quite a strong overclock from the base speed of 3.8GHZ. To make it Superpi stable, the overclocker had to push the VCore up to 1.5v, with the 1m result taking around …

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Intel Ivy Bridge 22nm will be a fast Media Processor

Details of Intel’s Ivy Bridge 22nm CPU have been released stating that the processor will be able to utilise its onboard GPU to handle media processing up to 4x faster than previous generations of CPUs. Intel calls the technology behind their media processing tech Quick Sync Video which Intel utilised with Cyberlink Media Espresso 6 converter to handle a 1920×1080 …

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BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro C1

Introduction Harder, better, faster, stronger and: BIGGER. Today we’re going to look at the BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro C1. It’s the new flagship cooler from BeQuiet! so it has quite something to proof. To ensure this will happen BeQuiet! introduced this well over 1.5kg (that’s 1550 gram alright) cooler together with it’s smaller sibling, the Dark Rock Advanced C1. What …

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Prolimatech Genesis

Introduction PC cooling is an issue. Without proper cooling your components will have a reduced life span and possibly overheat causing permanent damage. That said, companies in the cooling market are always looking for ways to improve their current products or come up with a new perspective on cooling. This time we are looking at the Prolimatech Genesis. Prolimatech is …

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Noctua NHC-14

Introduction Today we have a cooler from the award winning Noctua. The NH-C14 is a C-Type cooler meaning it takes up a lot less space above the CPU than the usual tower type coolers while also providing airflow over nearby motherboard components and RAM modules. Included are two of Noctua’s NF-P14 FLX fans. It’s an impressive package but can it …

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