John Morris

John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.

Sean Portnoy

Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.

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Intel Core i7-990X officially launches: Maingear, CyberPower add it to their gaming PCs, Core i7-960/970 prices chopped

If you followed my posts over the weekend, you could probably figure out what happened on Monday: Intel officially acknowledged the release of its six-core Core i7-990X Extreme Edition processor, its fastest (and most expensive) desktop CPU. That led to some additional PC manufacturers adding it to their systems, as well as some well-needed price cuts on a couple of older Core i7s.

February 14, 2011 by


Origin PC ships first gaming desktop with new Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition six-core processor

Intel's latest six-core processor, the Core i7-990X Extreme Edition, hasn't been officially unveiled by the chip giant yet, but gaming PC builder Origin PC has just announced the new CPU's availability in its Genesis desktop as well as its Eon-17 gaming laptop.The i7-990X, no doubt the fastest desktop processor (as were its six-core predecessors), has a base clock speed of 3.

February 12, 2011 by


Apple MacBook Air to receive Intel Sandy Bridge upgrade in June

Having vanquished its Dell Adamo competitor, Apple's MacBook Air ultraportable laptop will get a performance boost in June, according to our sister site CNET.After using Intel's Core 2 Duo processors since its launch, the svelte notebook will be updated to the latest Sandy Bridge CPUs, which should allow the MacBook Air to run faster and eek out even more battery life.

February 10, 2011 by