intel http://www.maximumpc.com/taxonomy/term/163/ en Newegg Daily Deals: Cooler Master HAF 922 Case, Intel Core i5 3570, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_cooler_master_haf_922_case_intel_core_i5_3570_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/cm_haf_922.jpg" alt="Cooler Master HAF 922 Case" title="Cooler Master HAF 922 Case" width="300" height="247" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>Every year, millions of computer components go homeless. These are good working parts that could otherwise be running distributed computing projects looking for cures to diseases or alien signals. Some of the components are even capable game players. Won't you do your part and give them shelter? We've made it easy -- just click through to today's top deal for a <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CASE-N82E16811119197-_-0422&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid-Tower Chassis</a> for <strong>$80</strong> with free shipping (normally $90; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). This fancy abode comes with an assortment of modern amenities, such as USB 3.0 connectivity, plenty of air flow, transparent side window, and more.</p> <p><strong>Other Deals:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-RAM-N82E16820231455-_-0422&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model</a> for <strong>$70</strong> with free shipping (normally $80 - use coupon code: [EMCPFWB23])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115233&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CPU-N82E16819115233-_-0422&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Desktop Processor</a> for <strong>$200</strong> with free shipping (normally $210 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFWB33</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236624&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-INT-HDD-N82E16822236624-_-0422&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">WD Black Series 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive</a> for <strong>$140</strong> with free shipping (normally $160 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFWB24</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150701&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-GPU-N82E16814150701-_-0422&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">XFX Black Edition Double R9-290A-EDBD Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5</a> Video Card for <strong>$440</strong> with free shipping (normally $460; additional $20 Mail-in rebate)</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_cooler_master_haf_922_case_intel_core_i5_3570_and_more#comments cm Cooler Master Daily Deals daily deals g.skill intel Newegg wd Western Digital xfx Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:23:59 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 27672 at http://www.maximumpc.com Newegg Daily Deals: EVA ACX Cooler GeForce GTX 780, Intel Core i5 4670K, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_eva_acx_cooler_geforce_gtx_780_intel_core_i5_4670k_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/evga_780_0.jpg" alt="EVGA GeForce 780" title="EVGA GeForce 780" width="300" height="198" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>Come May 27, 2014, Ubisoft is going to let the dogs out -- Watch Dogs, that is. We've already been given the heads up that in order to run the game at Ultra settings, some <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/youll_need_burly_pc_run_watch_dogs_ultra_settings_2014">burly hardware</a> is needed, including a GeForce 780 GPU. With that in mind, say hello to today's top deal -- an <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130918&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-GPU-N82E16814130918-_-0417&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked w/ ACX Cooler</a> for <strong>$490</strong> with free shipping (normally $520 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFWE36</strong>]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate).</p> <p><strong>Other Deals:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231568&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-RAM-N82E16820231568-_-0417&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory</a> for <strong>$128</strong> with free shipping (normally $150 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFWE32</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CPU-N82E16819116899-_-0417&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics</a> for <strong>$220</strong> with free shipping (normally $240 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFWE33</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CASE-N82E16811147153-_-0417&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case</a> for <strong>$40</strong> with free shipping (normally $50 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFWE29</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009554&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-DISPLAY-N82E16824009554-_-0417&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Acer B6 B296CL 29-inch 8ms (GTG) HDMI UltraWide (21:9) LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS 300</a> for <strong>$350</strong> with free shipping (normally $400 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFWE89</strong>])</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_eva_acx_cooler_geforce_gtx_780_intel_core_i5_4670k_and_more#comments Acer Daily Deals daily deals evga g.skill intel Newegg rosewill Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:33:57 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 27651 at http://www.maximumpc.com Intel Sees "Signs of Improvement" in PC Sector, Reports First Quarter Profit of $1.9 Billion http://www.maximumpc.com/intel_sees_signs_improvement_pc_sector_reports_first_quarter_profit_19_billion_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/intel_graffiti.jpg" alt="Intel Graffiti" title="Intel Graffiti" width="228" height="152" style="float: right;" />Earnings report sends Intel's stock soaring to a 52-week high</h3> <p>Talk is cheap at the end of the day, so despite doomsayers predicting the demise of the PC, Intel's sales and revenue proved those notions wrong. <strong>Intel, the largest semiconductor company in the world, beat out analyst expectations by reporting first quarter revenue of $12.8 billion</strong>, operating income of $2.5 billion, net income of $1.9 billion, and earnings per share of 38 cents.</p> <p>Intel's PC Client Group did decline 8 percent sequentially, but only 1 percent year-over-year, generating $7.9 billion during the first quarter of 2014. That's more than twice as much as Intel's Data Center Group, which ramped up 11 percent year-over-year to $3.1 billion.</p> <p>"In the first quarter we saw solid growth in the data center, signs of improvement in the PC business, and we shipped 5 million tablet processors, making strong progress on our goal of 40 million tablets for 2014," <a href="http://www.intc.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=840351&amp;ReleasesType=Financial%20News" target="_blank">said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich</a>. "Additionally, we demonstrated our further commitment to grow in the enterprise with a strategic technology and business collaboration with Cloudera, we introduced our second-generation LTE platform with CAT6 and other advanced features, and we shipped our first Quark products for the Internet of Things."</p> <p>Intel's performance impressed investors, who in turn sent the company's stock price temporarily above its 52-week high of $27.12. The stock price has since come down a bit and is currently trading at around $26.90, up around half a percentage point.</p> <p>Image Credit: Flickr (<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gogostevie/451610000/sizes/z/" target="_blank">gogostevie</a>)</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/intel_sees_signs_improvement_pc_sector_reports_first_quarter_profit_19_billion_2014#comments financial report Hardware intel revenue sales News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:25:30 +0000 Paul Lilly 27644 at http://www.maximumpc.com Newegg Daily Deals: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-2400, WD Black 3TB HDD, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_gskill_trident_x_series_16gb_2x8gb_ddr3-2400_wd_black_3tb_hdd_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/gskill_trident_x_0.jpg" alt="G.Skill Trident X" title="G.Skill Trident X" width="300" height="222" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>Imagine what you could do if you owned all the RAM in the world! You could tie them together and build a raft, build them up into stacks for a makeshift version of Jenga. The possibilities are almost endless. One thing at a time, however. Your path to owning every single memory kit on the planet starts with today's top deal for a set of <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231589&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-RAM-N82E16820231589-_-0414&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-2400 RAM</a> for <strong>$152</strong> with free shipping (normally $190 - use coupon code: [<strong>NEPAXEAST7</strong>). As an alternative use to the suggestions above, you could pop these sticks into your PC. Too tall? The fins are removable!</p> <p><strong>Other Deals:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236623&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-INT-HDD-N82E16822236623-_-0414&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">WD Black Series 3TB 7200 RPM 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive</a> for <strong>$180</strong> with free shipping (normally $195 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFWW96</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127786&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-GPU-N82E16814127786-_-0414&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">MSI R9 280X Gaming 6GB Video Card</a> for <strong>$400</strong> with free shipping (normally $430 - use coupon code: [<strong>NEPAXEAST18</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236352&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-INT-HDD-N82E16822236352-_-0414&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Western Digital RE 2TB 7200 RPM 3.5-inch Enterprise Internal Hard Drive</a> for <strong>$155</strong> with free shipping (normally $170 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFWW26</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116895&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CPU-N82E16819116895-_-0414&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell 3.0GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor</a> for <strong>$175</strong> with free shipping (normally $185 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFWW28</strong>])</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_gskill_trident_x_series_16gb_2x8gb_ddr3-2400_wd_black_3tb_hdd_and_more#comments Daily Deals daily deals g.skill intel msi Newegg wd Western Digital Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:15:23 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 27629 at http://www.maximumpc.com PAX East 2014: Intel Booth Tour [Video] http://www.maximumpc.com/pax_east_2014_intel_booth_tour_video <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u166440/auros_x7.jpg" alt="Auros X7" title="Auros X7" width="200" height="123" style="float: right;" />A 4K gaming laptop and the Aorus X7 gaming notebook</h3> <p>With 4K monitors on the shelves, it is only a matter of time before 4K laptops start to reach into the wallets of tech enthusiasts. Maximum PC’s Jimmy Thang got to see an<strong> Alienware</strong>&nbsp;<strong>18-inch laptop</strong><strong>&nbsp;running in 4K </strong>during his Intel booth tour at Pax East.</p> <p>Hardly any information was provided on the laptop’s specs, though it was revealed that it has an Intel Core i7 4940MX Extreme Edition processor. The rep was also eager to point out that, while the stock processor speed is at 3.1GHz, it has been overclocked to 5.2 GHz.&nbsp;</p> <p>To show off its abilities, Batman: Arkham Origins was being used to demo the impressive piece of hardware in 4K although Jimmy noted that the framerate was choppy.</p> <p>No price or release date was provided.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4q75oB-wrow" width="620" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>During the tour Jimmy was also able to see the <strong>Aorus X7 gaming notebook</strong>. The 17.3-inch notebook features a metal chassis, dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M cards, and an Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor encased within a metal chassis. For storage, the notebook comes with one 1TB HDD and two 128GB SSDs&nbsp;</p> <p>The Aorus X7 is 1.9-inches thick and weighs 6.39lbs. To keep it cool, it also has five cooling pipes, four vents, and two fans which have been designed to be at the rear, along with the GPUs, so that the consumer’s palms and fingers don’t get heated while using it.&nbsp;</p> <p>Those wishing to purchase the Aorus X7 can do so for the starting price of $2,099.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OYpCtwGxmsU" width="620" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p><em>Follow Sean on&nbsp;<a title="SeanDKnight Google+" href="https://plus.google.com/+SeanKnightD?rel=author" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Google+</span></a>, <a title="SeanDKnight's Twitter" href="https://twitter.com/SeanDKnight" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Twitter</span></a>, and <a title="SeanDKnight Facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/seandknight" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Facebook</span></a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/pax_east_2014_intel_booth_tour_video#comments 4K gaming 4K gaming laptop Aorus X7 Auros X7 gaming notebook dual sli cards gaming notebook Hardware intel News Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:56:11 +0000 Sean D Knight and Jimmy Thang 27616 at http://www.maximumpc.com Newegg Daily Deals: Seasonic 760W 80 Plus Platinum Power Supply, Intel Core i5 4670, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_seasonic_760w_80_plus_platinum_power_supply_intel_core_i5_4670_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/seasonic_760w.jpg" alt="Seasonic 760W" title="Seasonic 760W" width="300" height="202" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>Do you know what's better than 80 Plus Bronze? 80 Plus Silver! And you can probably guess what's better than that -- 80 Plus Gold. But did you know there's another tier? Even better than 80 Plus Gold certification is 80 Plus Platinum, which is what's bestowed upon today's top deal, a <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151120&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-PSU-N82E16817151120-_-0409&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Seasonic SS-760XP2 760W Power Supply</a> for <strong>$100</strong> with free shipping (normally $155 - use coupon code: [<strong>EXLEMC2254</strong>]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). As if you needed any more incentive to pick up a name brand, 80 Plus Platinum PSU for a Benny (or less after MIR), this thing is also fully modular. The only other way you're getting a deal this good is when things fall off a truck!</p> <p><strong>Other Deals:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150678&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-GPU-N82E16814150678-_-0409&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">XFX Double D R9-280X-TDFD Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 CrossFireX Support Video Card</a> for <strong>$290</strong> with free shipping (normally $320 - use coupon code: [<strong>EXLEMC2266</strong>]; additional $20 Mail-in Rebate)</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005363&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-DISPLAY-N82E16824005363-_-0409&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">LG IPS224V-PN Black 21.5-inch 14ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS</a> for $115 with free shipping (normally $130 - use coupon code: [<strong>EXLEMC2259</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116898&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CPU-N82E16819116898-_-0409&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor</a> for <strong>$205</strong> with free shipping (normally $220 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFPB35</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-RAM-N82E16820231428-_-0409&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory</a> for <strong>$68</strong> with free shipping (normally $75 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFPB32</strong>])</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_seasonic_760w_80_plus_platinum_power_supply_intel_core_i5_4670_and_more#comments Daily Deals daily deals g.skill intel LG Newegg seasonic xfx Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:04:54 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 27597 at http://www.maximumpc.com Intel to Close Manufacturing Facility in Costa Rica http://www.maximumpc.com/intel_close_manufacturing_facility_costa_rica_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/intel_costa_rica.jpg" alt="Intel Costa Rica" title="Intel Costa Rica" width="228" height="160" style="float: right;" />Closing up shop in Costa Rica is Intel's latest attempt to cut costs</h3> <p><strong>Intel, the world's largest supplier of semiconductors, is in the process of shutting down an assembly and test plant in Costa Rica</strong> as part of continued efforts to slash costs across the board. Closing the plant will result in around 1,500 layoffs, as well as take away one of Costa Rica's major exports. Intel issued a statement saying the closure is completely unrelated to the election of the new Costa Rica government.</p> <p>"It's being closed and consolidated into our other operations throughout the world," Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said in a <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/09/us-intel-costa-rica-idUSBREA371TJ20140409" target="_blank">statement to <em>Reuters</em></a>.</p> <p>Intel said it will still have more than 1,000 engineers, finance, and human resource employees in Costa Rica. The chip maker also plans to continue with some research and development projects in the area, which will entail the hiring of another 200 "high-value" positions.</p> <p>This all falls in line with Intel's announcement in January that it was planning to reduce its workforce of around 107,000 employees by about 5 percent this year.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/intel_close_manufacturing_facility_costa_rica_2014#comments costa rica cpu Hardware intel processor News Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:38:35 +0000 Paul Lilly 27593 at http://www.maximumpc.com No BS Podcast #221: R9 295X2, Enhanced DX11 Drivers and Haswell-E http://www.maximumpc.com/no_bs_podcast_episode_221_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><a title="Maximum PC No BS Podcast #221" href="http://dl.maximumpc.com/maxpc_221_20140408.mp3" target="_self"><img src="/files/u163784/maxpc_logo.jpg" alt="Maximum PC No BS Podcast #221" title="Maximum PC No BS Podcast #221" width="250" height="250" style="float: right;" /></a>AMD unveils dual-GPU card, Nvidia drivers take on Mantle, and whispers of Haswell-E</h3> <p>The No BS Podcast is back for <a title="Maximum PC No BS Podcast #221" href="http://dl.maximumpc.com/maxpc_221_20140408.mp3" target="_self">episode #221</a>!&nbsp;In this jam-packed episode,&nbsp;we begin by saluting long time podcast host and Senior Editor Josh Norem goodbye, as he will be leaving the magazine to focus on his career in <a title="http://thefurrtographer.com/" href="http://thefurrtographer.com/" target="_blank">pet photography</a>. Josh will be greatly missed, but will continue to write as a freelancer for us.</p> <p>We then shift gears back to hardware to discuss AMD's blazing fast&nbsp;<a title="AMD R9 295X2" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/amd_unleashes_dual-gpu_radeon_r9_295x2" target="_self">R9 295X2&nbsp;card</a>. Afterwards, we put&nbsp;<a title="Nvidia Takes on Mantle" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/nvidia_takes_mantle_enhanced_dx11_driver_2014" target="_self">Nvidia's new driver</a>&nbsp;to the test and discuss its incremental boosts in gaming performance. 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The <strong>14-nm chip, dubbed “Braswell”, will be aimed at low-cost desktops and entry-level notebooks.</strong></p> <p>"Today I want to announce the code name of the next-generation Atom microarchitecture–based PC called Braswell," Intel SVP and GM of the PC client group Kirk Skaugen said during his keynote address on the second and final day of IDF - Shenzen 2014, without giving any release schedule. "It'll be a leading 14-nanometer technology, delivering even lower bill-of-material (BOM) cost and higher performance."</p> <p>Whenever it does arrive, <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/intels-braswell-chip-to-replace-bay-trail-for-cheap-pcs-chromebooks-7000028053/" target="_blank">Braswell could also end up powering future Chromebook models</a>, with Chromebooks being a key area of focus for the Santa Clara-based chipmaker this year.</p> <p>“Last year, we had only four designs on Chrome. Today I can announce that we will have over 20 designs on Chrome,”Skaugen said</p> <p><em>Image Credit: Intel</em><br /><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 8px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Follow Pulkit on;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: #cc0000; text-decoration: none; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;" href="https://plus.google.com/107395408525066230351?rel=author"> Google+</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/intel_announces_14-nm_%E2%80%98braswell%E2%80%99_atom_chip#comments 14-nm atom bay trail braswell chromebook Hardware intel iris pc processor News Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:24:27 +0000 Pulkit Chandna 27572 at http://www.maximumpc.com Newegg Daily Deals: Intel Core i5 3570K Ivy Bridge, AMD A10-5800K Trinity, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_intel_core_i5_3570k_ivy_bridge_amd_a10-5800k_trinity_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/intel_core_i5_3570k.jpg" alt="Intel Core i5 3570K" title="Intel Core i5 3570K" width="300" height="226" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>If you get tired of Doritos, try mixing things up with a bag of kettle cooked sea salt and vinegar (or substitute cracked pepper for vinegar - both are tasty). 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Sometimes they overreact to small blips in sales estimates -- Apple investors seem to do this every time the company issues a financial report -- and other times they get excited over seemingly nothing. <strong>The good news for Intel is that investors are reacting positively to a massive investment in Cloudera</strong>, an enterprise data hub powered by Apache Hadoop.</p> <p>Intel and Cloudera <a href="http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2014/03/27/cloudera-intel-commit-to-accelerate-and-transform-how-enterprises-use-big-data-intel-makes-significant-equity-investment-in-cloudera" target="_blank">announced last week</a> a broad strategic technology and business collaboration, as well as a "significant equity investment" from the former into the latter. The Santa Clara chip maker initially kept mum about how much it invested, though today revealed that it equated to around $740 million for an 18 percent stake, which values Cloudera at $4.1 billion.</p> <p>"By aligning the Cloudera and Intel roadmaps, we are creating the platform of choice for big data analytics," said Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group. "We expect to accelerate industry adoption of the Hadoop data platform and enable companies to mine their data for insights that inform the business. This collaboration spans our data center technology from compute to network, security and storage, and extends to our initiatives for the Internet of Things."</p> <p>After Intel revealed how much it invested in Cloudera, its stock began to rise, going up 1.1 percent to $25.91 on Monday. While it's early, investors are clearly excited about the move, or at least optimistic. With this deal in place, Intel will move away from its own version of Hadoop and rely on Cloudera to promote Big Data analysis, which itself could lead to more sales of Xeon server chips.</p> <p>Image Credit: Flickr (IntelFreePress)</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/intels_stock_climbs_following_740_million_investment_cloudera#comments cloud cloudera intel technology News Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:27:44 +0000 Paul Lilly 27537 at http://www.maximumpc.com Newegg Daily Deals: Acer S2 24-inch White Monitor, WD Black Series 2TB HDD, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_acer_s2_24-inch_white_monitor_wd_black_series_2tb_hdd_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/acer_s2_monitor.jpg" alt="Acer S2 24-inch Monitor" title="Acer S2 24-inch Monitor" width="300" height="223" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>Between the Cheetos and Pizza Pockets and constant supply of tasty snacks to stay fueled up and gaming into the wee hours of the morning, investing in a white-themed PC can be dangerous. 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Hey, we love mobile just as much as the next geek, but we're also stoked when major players take time to shower some love on the desktop, which is what Intel did at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) today. One thing <strong>Intel unveiled today is an 8-core Haswell-E CPU</strong>.</p> <p>Intel didn't go into detailed specifics on many of its announcements, though here's what we know about its Haswell-E launch. It will feature Intel's first 8-core desktop processor and it will be supported by the chip maker's X99 chipset, which is the first desktop platform to support DDR4 memory. Look for Haswell-E to make a grand entrance in the second half of the year.</p> <p>Arriving beforehand -- around the middle of the year -- will be an unlocked 4th Generation Intel Core processor line codenamed "Devil's Canyon." If you're into overclocking, these will be the Haswell parts you want to buy. In addition to an unlocked multiplier, they'll also sport an improved thermal interface material (TIM) for better cooling and updated packaging materials. These will be supported by Intel's 9 Series chipset.</p> <p>Around the same time, Intel will launch an Anniversary Edition Pentium processor. It too will be unlocked and work in both Intel 8 and 9 Series chipsets, and will also have Intel Quick Sync Video technology.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/intel_desktop_roadmap.jpg" alt="Intel Desktop Roadmap" title="Intel Desktop Roadmap" width="620" height="343" /></p> <p>Finally, Intel is planning to launch an unlocked 5th Generation Core processor with Iris Pro graphics built on a 14nm manufacturing process. It will be the first time Iris will appear on desktop socketed unlocked processors. Intel didn't say when it's planning to release this part.</p> <p>All of these launches are an attempt by Intel to reinvent and reinvigorate the desktop PC market. In addition to new hardware, Intel teased its new Ready Mode technology, which will make your PC turn on instantly and always be connected while sipping on power.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/intel_shows_love_desktop_gdc_unveils_8-core_haswell-e_processor_2014#comments Build a PC cpu devil's canyon gdc Hardware haswell-e intel processor ready more News Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:27:04 +0000 Paul Lilly 27471 at http://www.maximumpc.com