Load"*",8,1. If you understand what that means, then clearly you were rocking a PC well before this age of the Internet when PCs became socially hip. Those loading instructions are instantly familiar to anyone who ever owned a Commodore 64, still the best selling single model PC of all time, but what isn't familiar is a Core i7 2720QM processor nestled inside that little beige keyboard you used to own. Commodore is getting with the times.
Intel's Core i7 2700K processor is new in town and boy does she get around. We mean that in a good way, and it's totally with the blessing of her folks from Santa Clara who told her, "Hey, you're unlocked, go have a good time." The 2700K took those words to heart and, among other places, found herself hanging around Maingear where she's running laps at 5GHz and beyond.
It never takes long for system builders to capitalize on newly announced components, so it should come as little surprise that boutique system builder Origin PC is already pimping Intel Core i7 2700k-based systems overclocked beyond 5GHz. The chip just showed up today in an official capacity when Intel released an updated processor price list, and it's now being offered as an option in Origin PC's entire line of custom desktops.
Intel has gone and updated its processor price list, and in doing so, the Santa Clara chip maker officially unveiled its Core i7 2700K processor. We've known about this CPU for some time now, but as a refresher, this is a quad-core part clocked at 3.5GHz with 8MB of L3 cache and a 95W TDP. By comparison, the Core i7 2600K is clocked at 3.4GHz, but otherwise is the same chip.
MSI's 17.3-inch GT780DXR and 15.6-inch GT683DXR laptops haven't even begun to show their age just yet, but they're both getting an upgraded processor nonetheless. These recently launched notebooks, along with MSI's ultra slim X460 series, now come with the rock 'em, sock 'em power of Intel's Core i7 2670QM processor, which boils down to a 200MHz upgrade over the Core i7 2630QM chip it's replacing, both with 6MB of cache.
We rarely advocate playing the waiting game when it come to upgrading hardware. The simple reason is that there's always something newer, better, bigger, faster, and just plain more awesome right around the corner, regardless of when you buy. All that said, should you wait for Sandy Bridge-E? That depends on if you have $294 to plunk down on a processor.
While the more leisure-loving among us were roasting weenies over Labor Day weekend, the folks at Intel were busy rolling up their sleeves and going to work. The company revealed a whopping 16 new Sandy Bridge processors over the weekend; five mobile chips and 11 desktop-ready models. That includes couple of Core i3 and i5 chips and a handful of Pentium and Celeron offerings. The big news, though, is the price. The sub-$100 cost of most of the models probably means that Intel’s well aware of the value-priced appeal of AMD’s entry level Llano chips. on.
If last week it was Toshiba and MSI, this week it’s AsusTek’s turn to bolster its gaming notebook lineup. The Core i7-powered Asus G74SX is all set to join the Taiwanese vendor’s G Series of gaming notebooks. Two SKUs of the G74 are now available for pre-order in the States via ExcaliberPC. Specs after the jump.
A few days after LG showed off the Core i7-powered 11.6-inch P220 at Computex 2011, another ultra-thin notebook from the company has broken cover. This time it’s a 13.3-inch model called P330. We have the specs of this powerful yet svelte notebook waiting for you after the jump.
We love it when the trade shows roll around because that's when companies show off their upcoming products. Not all of them turn out to be winners, of course, but Asus's UX21 ultrathin notebook being shown off at Computex holds a lot of promise. From the pictures we've seen, it's sleek and sexy, and the Core i7 foundation is just icing on the cake.