While buyers no longer seem to care about GHz, cores, and L2 cache sizes, Intel's new Haswell delivers on metric that everyone can understand -- power efficiency.
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People seem to be very interested as to what the PC they'll buy in the future will be like. Well, by taking a look at what technologies hardware vendors such as Intel and AMD have already announced, we can make some educated guesses!
The word from motherboard vendors is that Intel has set a launch date for the first Core i5 desktop processor.
As component prices continue to fall, it's a great time to build a great computer for a few hundred dollars. Today I'll list the components that I'd choose for a $350 barebones system.
Last year the average US tax refund was $2,429. That's a lot of cash and could, if you felt like having a big of a spend, get you some pretty neat hardware!
Today, to coincide with the launch of the Core 2 range of CPUs, Intel have updated their price list, adding prices for the newer CPUs and altering the prices of much of their existing stock. So, just how much cheaper will a PC be?
I'm starting to wonder just how much of a price war there is going to be between AMD and Intel, given that both chip makers are experiencing a shrinking bottom-line.
I've written quite a bit about Intel's upcoming Core i5 "Lynnfield" processors which are cut-down versions of the Core i7 silicon powerhouse. Core i5 has been in the pipeline for a while now, and has even been delayed, but now that ASUS has bought out a Core i5-compatible motherboard, processors can't be far behind.
AMD and Intel are friends again ...
On Monday Intel released an firmware upgrade for the X25-M solid state drive (SSD). Yesterday, the company pulled the update.