Will the hand-wringing over Moore's Law never stop? Intel's announcement that its next-generation 14nm process will be delayed three months triggered yet another round of fretting over the fate of this widely misunderstood "law".
Much of the panic is because Intel's "tick-tock" strategy has indeed operated like clockwork, chiming a smaller geometry every two years. Slippage is common at other companies, but not at Intel. So when the world's largest semiconductor vendor stops the clock for three months, hearts begin palpitating.
4TB SSDs, CrossFire/SLI cross compatibility, and more!
For as much as technology has evolved over the years, there’s still plenty of things we still want. Where are our stock 4GHz Intel processors? Where are massive 4TB SSDs? *Sigh* A tech enthusiast can dream, we suppose.
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Three-Headed Fan Header
I have an Antec Two Hundred case with a Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3 mobo. The case came with two fans (one 120mm and one 140mm) that exhaust out the back and top. This case can handle three more 120mm fans, two in the front and one on the side panel. I would like to fill these with three fans pulling air into the case, creating positive air pressure. This may be a noob question, but how do I connect these three fans to a single fan header on the mobo? How does the Maximum PC crew connect multiple fans in a case? Is my only choice to buy a fan controller or can this be accomplished without one?
Note: This feature was originally featured in the February2014 issue of the magazine.
The Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti OC Edition is somewhat like a Maximum PC editor, in that it is powerful and mostly silent. This is the OC Edition we are testing, so it’s in a high state of tune right out of the box, thanks to a colossal “WindForce” cooler that can expel up to 450W of heat—it’s almost overkill on this 250W TDP GPU. Keep in mind we are big fans of overkill, though, particularly when this package costs exactly the same amount of money as the reference board. So, yes, you get all this cooling and overclocking for free.
Note: This review was originally featured in the February 2014 issue of the magazine