Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/31/2016 08:00 AM [ 80 comment(s) ]
We review the Core i7 6950X Extreme Edition (Broadwell-E) 10 core processor and check the performance of the 6900K / 6850K & 6800K processors as well. The new Broadwell-E type processors can be used on the existing X99 motherboards after a BIOS update. Intel's most high-end processor SKUs just got updated with four new models, the top dog being the enthusiast class ten-core processor!
Gigabyte X170 Extreme ECC and Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/21/2016 09:13 AM [ 11 comment(s) ]
We review the Gigabyte X170 Extreme ECC motherboard, an Xeon compatible Intel chipset based product that is loaded with kit, ECC memory support (if you use a Xeon) and features. Though the chipset and processor used are intended for the server platform this motherboard was made all consumer grade with all whistles and bells. It is SLI/Crossfire capable. Combined with a few extra's and an overall high class build Gigabyte is showing a mighty fine offering paired with a Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5. But how will it perform?
We review the Skylake Intel Core i7 6700K flagship quad-core processor fabbed on a 14nm node. This little puppy is fast, agile and in full attack mode - but will it be worth an upgrade over the previous gen technology?
We review the Intel Core i5 6600K processor developed at a 14nm node; these processors are very energy friendly. For this review we look at the performance of this processor in a wide variety of benchmarks and situations.
We review the Intel Core i7 5775C processor developed at a 14nm node these processors are a notch more energy friendly. Join us as we look at the performance of this processor in a wide variety of benchmark, will it be noticeably more tweakable than say the Core i7 4770 or 4790 ? Let's find out shall we.
We review the new Intel 750 NVMe 1.2 TB PCIe SSD. The product is the fastest storage unit we have had in our lab, and I mean ever! In certain scenarios weclose in at 3 GB/sec speeds whereas 1 GB/sec writes can be considered normal. Priced aggressively Intel seems to have the crown jewels of storage performance in their hands.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/08/2015 10:17 AM [ 38 comment(s) ]
When we reviewed the Intel Core i7 4790K processor (Devils Canyon) the Haswell based processor refused to overclock over 4800 MHz. So why not purchase a binned Silicon Lottery processor that is guaranteed to run 5.0 GHz ?
We review the Core i7 5960X (Haswell-E) 8 core processor and 6-core 5930K and 5820K processors, we smack it on one of the long awaited X99 motherboards. Intel's most high-end processor SKUs just got updated with three new models, the top dog being the enthusiast class eight-core processor series aimed at enthusiasts and pro-consumers. The Intel Core i7-5960X and other Haswell-E chips are released into the market in September 2014 and are based on the new socket LGA2011-V3 infrastructure and DDR4 quad channel memory.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/01/2014 09:08 AM [ 17 comment(s) ]
We review the Pentium G3258 (also dubbed Pentium-K) processor. The Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition / G3258 processorfeatures an unlocked multiplier and will be all about nostalgia on a modern CPU socket with tremendous OC potential. That's right, you can seat this Pentium processor into Socket LGA1150 and then have some great fun. We actually managed to overclock this 3200 MHz processor, towards 4800 MHz!
We review the Intel Core i7 4790K processor developed under the Devils Canyon architecture from the Haswell refresh series. Join us as we look at the performance of this processor in a wide variety of benchmark, will it be noticeably more tweakable than say the Core i7 4770K? Let's find out shall we?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/01/2014 08:27 AM [ 6 comment(s) ]
Intel recently announced the series 730 SSD, and here we review it. The arrival of the new 730 series for consumers is interesting as it is a product that uses the server SSD DNA from Intel, and that means reliability, better durability and very fast performance. Let's check out the review with a 480GB super-sized version.
Today we'll test the BFG GeForce 8600 GT OC ThermoIntelligence; so what we'll do is simple .. we'll have a brief peek at the technology that is the GeForce 8600 GT and then chat a little more on what the differences are among the several models and explain to you what exactly ThermoIntelligence is all about. You've also noticed that the product tested is actually an OC version which obviously is proverbial for overclock.