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.
Intel isn't planning to launch its Sandy Bridge-E series of processors until later this year, but if you absolutely, positively, really want to get your hands on one, come hell or high water, there's a chance you can grab one. That is, if you're willing to part with around $1,400 (with shipping) in exchange for a CPU that won't fit in any of your motherboards.
Sure, the M15x might have gone AWOL, but Dell has been kind enough to finally ship the beastly M18x to interested parties. This is not your run of the mill laptop. This is a full scale desktop replacement that weighs in at 16 pounds. The upside of all that mass is the amazing hardware packed into the unit.
As of this moment, Intel's flagship mobile processor is its Core i7 2920XM CPU. This spunky slice of silicon sports Sandy Bridge DNA and comes clocked at 2.5GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) on each of its four cores for a total of eight processing threads. Built on a 32nm manufacturing process, the 2920XM features 8MB of cache and integrated graphics clocked at 650MHz, with the ability to Turbo up to 1300MHz. With eight months still left in the year, will Intel release a new top-end mobile chip in 2011?