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Intel Core i7 "Haswell-E" and X99 Motherboards Launch Date Revealed

Intel is expected to launch its next flagship Core i7 HEDT (high-end desktop) processors, codenamed "Haswell-E" along with compatible motherboards based on the company's X99 Express chipset, on the 29th of August, 2014. The platform will introduce DDR4 system memory to the consumer space. On that day, Intel's new processors, compatible motherboards, and DDR4 memory modules should be ready to buy off the shelf.

Intel's Core i7 "Haswell-E" processor lineup will include three parts, two six-core, and one eight-core. Leading the pack will be the Core i7-5960X, featuring eight cores based on the "Haswell" micro-architecture, with HyperThreading enabling 16 logical CPUs; a staggering 20 MB of shared L3 cache, and 3.00 GHz clock speed. It will command a four-figure price. Next up, is the Core i7-5930K, featuring six cores, HyperThreading enabling 12 logical CPUs, 15 MB of shared L3 cache, and 3.50 GHz clocks. This chip will be priced anywhere between $500 and $750. The most affordable chip will be the Core i7-4820K, which will be a six-core chip. Its other specs are unclear. It is expected to be priced between $350 and $450.Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple today updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. MacBook Pro with Retina display features a stunning high-resolution display, an amazing design just 0.71-inches thin, the latest processors and powerful graphics, and up to nine hours of battery life, delivering unbelievable performance in an incredibly portable design.* Apple today also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro, a very popular system with Windows switchers, by $100 to $1,099.

"People love their MacBook Pro because of the thin and light, aluminum unibody design, beautiful Retina display, all day battery life and deep integration with OS X," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "The MacBook Pro with Retina display gets even better with faster processors, more memory, more affordable configurations and a free upgrade to OS X Yosemite this fall."

GIGABYTE Announces the 'BRIX Gaming' DIY PC Kit

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and PC systems, is proud to announce the BRIX Gaming, a compact DIY PC kit that features professional CPU performance of the Intel Core i5 4200H processor matched with the visually stunning graphics of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760.

"The GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming is the perfect showcase for Intel and Nvidia's exceptional technologies," commented Henry Kao, VP of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "The BRIX Gaming packs a high-performance, desktop-class processor and GPU that is highly suited to processor-intensive creative applications and 3D gaming titles. It is a great example of the type of innovation GIGABYTE is delivering for the desktop PC space."

Intel Core "Devil's Canyon" Quad-core Processors Begin Shipping

Launched for pre-order on the side-lines of Computex 2014, Intel's flagship quad-core processors for the LGA1150 platform, codenamed "Devil's Canyon," are now shipping from retailers, and can be bought off the shelf on ground stores. Based on the 22 nm "Haswell Refresh" silicon, these chips are designed for overclocking, featuring higher voltage limits, packages designed to tolerate higher voltage, stronger electricals, and an improved thermal interface material between the die and IHS.

The series includes the Core i5-4690K, and the Core i7-4790K. The i5-4690K is clocked at 3.50 GHz, with Turbo Boost frequencies of 3.90 GHz, and features 6 MB of L3 cache. The i7-4790K, on the other hand, is the first Intel Core processor to ship with out of the box clock speed of 4.00 GHz, and Turbo Boost speeds of 4.40 GHz. It features 8 MB of L3 cache, and HyperThreading, which enables eight logical CPUs for the OS to deal with. The i5-4690K is priced at US $250, and the i7-4790K at $350.

Core i7 "Haswell-E" HEDT Platform Launch Date Revealed

Intel Core i7 "Haswell-E" HEDT (high-end desktop) processors, along with compatible motherboards based on the Intel X99 Express chipset, are expected to launch on September 14, 2014, according to a leaked Intel supply chain document scored by VR-Zone. The Core i7 "Haswell-E" series succeeds current Core i7 "Ivy Bridge-E," and its compatible X79 Express chipset. The new chips will be built in the new LGA2011-3 package (incompatible with current LGA2011), and will be the first client desktop platform to support the new DDR4 system memory standard. The series will include three parts, the six-core Core i7-5820K and i7-4930K; and the eight-core i7-5960X. The three are detailed in our older article, here.


Sources: VR-Zone, Expreview

Eurocom Ships Panther 5, Most Powerful Notebook in Existence

Eurocom is shipping the most powerful supercomputer class fully configurable laptop in the world, equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M in single and SLI (Dual) configuration, an X79 Express Chipset supporting Intel Core i7-4000 and Intel Xeon E5-2600 V2 processors, up to i7-4960X or Xeon E5-2697 v2, 32 GB DDR3-1600 and 6 TB Of RAID 0/1/5/10 storage. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M graphics card has 1536 CUDA cores running at 954 MHz + boost with 8 GB GDDR5 memory running at 2500 MHz. In SLI the two 880M graphics cards offer users a whopping 16 GB DDR5 video memory and 3072 CUDA cores giving Eurocom users epic performance.

"At Eurocom we specialize in offering the most powerful, capable, high quality and upgradeable systems to our clients. The EUROCOM Panther 5 is the epitome of this, it supports a wide variety of processors, graphics, displays, memory and many of components while offering a very high quality chassis." Mark Bialic, Eurocom President. "We choose the absolute best components to offer our customers to build into their systems from NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and AMD Radeon graphics to Intel Xeon and Core i7 processors as well as Micron memory modules and Intel DC 3700 storage drives, just to name a few. The EUROCOM Panther 5 is built for professionals that require the utmost in reliability and dependability"

ASRock Unveils X99 Extreme4 and X99 Extreme6

ASRock unveiled prototypes of its first LGA2011-2 motherboards based on Intel X99 Express chipset, ready for the company's upcoming Core i7 "Haswell-E" HEDT processors. The color-scheme and heatsink designs are not finalized. Both boards are built in the ATX form-factor, and draw power from a combination of 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, and 4-pin Molex power connectors; and use 12-phase VRM to condition power to the CPU. Both further feature eight DDR4 DIMM slots. They differ in their expansion slot areas. The Extreme4 features a total of four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, while the Extreme6 features three, which uses the space saved to drop in two storage slots, an Ultra-M.2 (x4 link layer) and an mSATA. The Extreme6 offers two Intel-made GbE connections, while the Extreme4 offers just one.

Intel Announces Core i7 and Core i5 "Devil's Canyon" Quad-core Processors

Intel announced its much awaited Core i7 and Core i5 "Devil's Canyon" unlocked quad-core processors. Based on an enhanced "Haswell-DT" Refresh silicon, the chips feature binned dies, enhanced thermal interface material between the die and the integrated heatspreader, enhanced on-package electricals, and high voltage limits. Among the models launched today, are the Core i7-4790K, and the Core i7-4690K. The i7-4790K features four cores, with HyperThreading enabling eight logical CPUs, 8 MB L3 cache, Intel HD 4600 graphics, and an integrated dual-channel DDR3 IMC. It comes with clock speeds of 4.00 GHz, with 4.40 GHz Turbo Boost. Apart from unlocked multipliers, it features higher voltage limits than the current i7-4770K. The Core i5-4690K, on the other hand, is a quad-core chip that lacks HyperThreading. It offers clock speeds of 3.50 GHz, and Turbo Boost speeds of 3.90 GHz. The i7-4790K is priced at US $350, and the i5-4690K at $250. Both chips should be available by 25th June, 2014. For now, you can pre-order them on Newegg.

MAINGEAR Offering New Unlocked 4th Gen Intel Core Processors

MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations embraces the latest update to the new unlocked 4th gen Intel Core (codename Devil's Canyon) platform with the addition of the new Intel Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K processors across all of their desktops that will boost performance.

The new Intel Core i7-4790K processor is a 4-Core, 4 GHz processor, delivering up to 4.4 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost technology. This new processor is flexible and devastatingly powerful that integrates CPU, graphics, memory controller, PCI Express all on a single chip that offers smart features including Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology that allows each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time. This allows PC fanatics to have extreme gaming, amazing multimedia, ultimate flexibility and extreme overclocking. PC enthusiast and PC gamers looking for pure performance will be looking to the unlocked 4th Gen Intel Core processors to maximize their gaming experience. Combine this with MAINGEAR's extensive build quality and testing, gamers will be able to enjoy the latest games such as Watchdog or Titanfall without any hiccups.

Acnodes Corp Announces Superior Core-based Fanless Embedded System

Acnodes Corp., a leading manufacturer of industrial and embedded computer platforms and technologies, today announced the launch of a new fanless embedded computer, FES8660. Based on the 3rd generation Core i7 / i5 / i3 or Celeron Processor and HM76 Express Chipset, it features a robust fanless design and is an ideal solution for video applications, digital signage, outdoor advertising, POS/kiosks and gaming. In addition, this application-ready rugged platform also targets a broad range of industrial computing applications such as embedded controller, factory automation and more.

The FES8660 includes a VGA out video interfaces, 4 COM ports, four Gigabit LAN ports, four USB 3.0 ports, and audio for administration and software input. Moreover, the FES8660 has two 204-pin DDR3 memory maximum up to 16 GB, one 2.5" SATA drive bay and CFast slot for solid state storage. The FES8660 provides good expansion capability by offering two PCI Express Mini card slots and two SIM card sockets allowing more efficient, seamless networking options. The onboard Core i7 / i5 / i3 or Celeron processor couples low power consumption with minimal cooling requirements, resulting in improved stability and longevity and allowing for completely fanless computer design.

Intel X99 Chipset Motherboards Unlikely at Computex

Intel's next-generation HEDT (high end desktop) platform, consisting of Core i7 "Haswell-E" processors and X99 Express chipset motherboards, are unlikely to get a showing at Computex 2014, according to an OCWorkbench report, which has its feet on the ground in Taipei. What makes this development surprising, is that Intel is expected to launch the platform in the second half of 2014, and after Computex, the company won't get another major tradeshow until 2015 International CES, slated for January. What's even more surprising, is that Intel has already launched 9-series motherboards for socket LGA1150, that are designed to support its 14 nm Core "Broadwell" mainline processors. According to the report, Intel will have its motherboard partners focus on already launched Z97 Express and H97 Express motherboards, with a focus on the platform's support for M.2 and SATA-Express interfaces, that enable a new generation of faster SSDs.

Source: OCWorkbench

GIGABYTE Also Unveils the P15F v2 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop

GIGABYTE announced the all-new 15.6" gaming laptop P15F v2, featuring a gaming-level discrete graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (scoring P4637 in 3DMark 11) and power-efficient 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor for an all-round gaming performance. Its dual storage supports rapid SSD and spacious HDD for ultimate processing efficiency and storage convenience. The 1080p Full HD matte anti-glare display renders stunning visuals while Sound Blaster Cinema sound quality optimization technology creates an immersive audio experience. Coming in quality matte black finish, P15F v2 blends an extra bit of sleekness into its angular diamond lines, turning this gaming machine into a great partner for daily computing.

Striking a perfect balance between online gaming and smart office, the P15F v2 caters to value seekers who weigh performance as much as practicality.

Multiplier-Unlocked Pentium G3258, Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K Listed

Several online retailers began listing Intel's next wave of unlocked socket LGA1150 processors, ahead of their June 2014 launches. Among these are the Core i7-4790K, the Core i5-4690K, and the Pentium G3258. The series begins with the i7-4790K and the i5-4690K, which bear an exclusive codename, "Devil's Canyon." These are special hand-picked "Haswell" dies that feature higher voltage limits, and a higher-grade package, with special high-current LGA contact points, and a superior thermal interface material between the die and integrated heatspreader (IHS).

The i7-4790K is a quad-core chip, featuring HyperThreading (8 logical CPUs), HD 4600 graphics, 8 MB of L3 cache, and clock speeds of 4.10 GHz, with Turbo Boost frequencies of a staggering 4.40 GHz. The i5-4690K, on the other hand, is a quad-core chip that lacks HyperThreading, and features 6 MB of L3 cache, but respectable clock speeds of 3.50 GHz, with 3.90 GHz Turbo Boost. Both chips feature unlocked base-clock multipliers, support for higher memory frequencies, uncore clocks, etc. The Core i7-4790K is priced around US $370, on the stores it's up for pre-order. The i5-4690K, on the other hand, is listed around $250.

Toshiba Ultra HD 4K Workstation Now Available

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the world's first mobile workstation featuring an Ultra HD 4K display, the Tecra W50, is now available for purchase, starting at $2,249.00 MSRP.

A portable powerhouse built for the most intensive visual and engineering tasks, the Tecra W50 features a 15.6-inch diagonal Ultra HD 4K IGZO display with a native resolution of 3840x2160 and 282 PPI. The display delivers clear, crisp images at four times the resolution of Full HD - an ideal solution for engineering and 3D design professionals, content creators as well as radiologists and other healthcare professionals who require accurate viewing of diagnostic imagery. To further enhance the visual experience, each display is precision color calibrated with accurate color gamut and features wide viewing angles.

Acromag Announces the XCOM-6400 COM Module with 4th Gen. Core

Acromag's XCOM-6400 COM Express Module provides a high-performance processor in a package that is small, light, and very power-efficient. The XCOM-6400 is a Type 6 Basic COM Express module that is available with a choice of Intel's 4th-generation Core i7 or i5 Haswell CPU and Intel's 8-Series QM87 PCH chipset, formerly known as Lynx Point. The XCOM-6400 provides heat sink capabilities not available on traditional COM Express designs.

Conduction-cooled rails establish a new design opportunity for carrier cards. An innovative SODIMM hold-down method ensures secure connections while still allowing users to remove or upgrade the memory. Additional heat management technologies include heat spreader plates plus options such as cooling fins and a fan. Ruggedly designed for use in defense, aerospace, and industrial applications; this COM Express module features an extra-thick circuit board, advanced thermal management, and extended operating temperature ranges.

Getac Upgrades X500 Ultra Rugged Notebook and X500 Rugged Mobile Server

Getac Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers that meet the demands of field-based applications, is upgrading its flagship X500 ultra rugged notebook and X500 rugged mobile server. By incorporating a fourth-generation Intel Core Processor, Getac has been able to increase CPU performance by 55 percent over the previous model, an enormous benefit to the technologically advanced military customers who rely on speed and efficiency when working in some of the world's harshest and most demanding work environments.

The X500 will also support larger RAM capacities up to 16 GB, next generation 802.11ac WiFi, and improved graphics that boast a 286 percent improvement over the previous generation in processing power. Based on the X500's main body, the new X500 Rugged Mobile Server sports an upgraded processor, memory and graphics card, and its high efficiency in outdoor data storage and rapid server deployment tasks creates powerful synergies for a host of public safety, military, research and exploration customers.

HP Chromebox Specifications Revealed

Back in February HP announced it was working on a Chromebox (ultra-compact system running Google's Chrome OS) but it didn't say all that much about what hardware it's going to have. Thankfully now we're closer to the actual release of the Chromebox and documentation has popped up on HP's website detailing the upcoming desktop offering.

The HP Chromebox measures 126 x 124 x 39 mm and it packs a 1.4 GHz Celeron (2955U) or 2.1 GHz Core (i7-4600U) processor, 2/4/8 GB of DDR3L memory, a 16 GB M.2 solid state drive, integrated graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, a 3-in-1 card reader, Realtek ALC283 audio, plus HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. Early listings have the Celeron/4 GB of RAM-equipped Chrome OS box going for $200 while the Core i7/8 GB version is priced at $660.

Source: Mobilegeeks.de

CYBERPOWERPC Announces Power Mega Pro High-Performance Workstations

Cyberpower Inc., a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, notebook systems, and high performance workstations, today announced its Power Mega Pro series - a redesigned family of AMD and Intel high-performance workstations powered by AMD and Intel processors that offer a minimum of 8 processing threads configurable up to 40 threads with dual Intel Xeon E6-2690 v2 processors.

From video editing to 3D design and rendering, the Power Mega Pro series is crafted with premium components to ensure a seamless, reliable computing experience to tackle the most demanding CPU and GPU-intensive applications. CYBERPOWERPC did extensive research and testing to design the perfect mix of seven base model Power Mega Pro systems - all of which offer workstation level performance for running advanced applications out of the box. Customers have a choice of the OpenGL performance of an NVIDIA Quadro GPU, or the ability to distribute a load across 20 or more Intel Xeon processing threads.

Intel Announces Core Haswell Refresh Processors, Led by Core i7-4790

Intel Core "Haswell" Refresh processors are now officially available. Built in the LGA1150 package and compatible with motherboards running 8-series chipset with BIOS updates, the chips are accompanied by an armada of motherboards based on the latest 9-series chipset, which support the chips out of the box. The chips offer speed-bumps over Intel's existing Core "Haswell" lineup, at existing price-points, and feature some under the hood package improvements that needn't translate into IPC improvements.

Among the chips launched today, are the Core i7-4790, featuring a clock speed of 3.60 GHz, with Turbo Boost frequency of 4.00 GHz, 8 MB of L3 cache, and HyperThreading. This chip is priced at US $319.99, between the i7-4770 and the i7-4770K. Also launched is the Core i5-4690, featuring clocks of 3.30 GHz with 3.90 GHz Turbo Boost, 6 MB of L3 cache, and lacking HyperThreading. This one goes for US $224. The two lack upwards unlocked base-clock multipliers, and so the overclockers among you may want to hold out till mid-June, when Intel launches overclocker-friendly chips, codenamed "Devil's Canyon," based on this silicon. Other chips launched today include the Core i5-4590 (quad-core, 3.20 GHz / 3.70 GHz, 6 MB L3, $199.99); i5-4460 (quad-core, 3.20 GHz / 3.70 GHz, 6 MB L3, $189); i7-4790S (quad-core, 3.20 GHz, 8 MB L3, HTT, $314, low TDP); i5-4690S (quad-core, 3.20 GHz, 6 MB L3, $224); and i5-4590S (quad-core, 3.00 GHz, 6 MB L3, $199).

Intel Core i7-4790 Incrementally Faster than i7-4770K: Review

TweakTown went ahead and posted the first formal review of Intel Core i7-4790, the fastest Core "Haswell" Refresh quad-core processor. Tested on an unnamed Z97 Express motherboard, with discrete graphics, the chip was found to be only incrementally faster than the i7-4770K, and just what you'd expect from a 100 MHz clock speed bump. The i7-4790 is clocked at 3.60 GHz, with a maximum Turbo Boost speed of 4.00 GHz, compared to the 3.50 GHz and 3.90 GHz clocks of the i7-4770K. It lacks an unlocked base-clock multiplier, and so its overclocking potential is severely limited, and close to non-existent; and so the i7-4790 is really a chip for those who want the best gaming performance, and don't intend to overclock their CPUs. Enthusiasts may want to hold out for "Devil's Canyon." Find the full review at the source.

Source: TweakTown

ASUS Announces the M32 Multimedia Desktop PC

ASUS today announced M32, a new high-value desktop computer that features a choice between discrete NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon graphics for immersive gaming and high-definition (HD) video experiences. M32 has been carefully engineered with powerful Intel Core processors for seamless multi-tasking, exclusive SonicMaster technology for hi-fi-quality audio experiences and USB 3.0 for super-speed connectivity.

With a premium brushed-metal finish that exudes chic elegance, an HDMI port for connection to HD TVs and monitors, and an affordable price point, M32 strikes the perfect balance between cost and performance for those seeking a desktop PC for effective productivity and quality multimedia reproduction.

Intel Starts Shipping 'Haswell Refresh' Processors

Without any real fanfare Intel has now kicked off sales and shipments of processors part of 'Haswell Refresh' line. An official launch for the updated Haswell offering, complete with motherboards based on the 9 Series LGA1150 chipsets, is reportedly planned for next month but since the CPUs got the go-ahead you can expect them to reach stores shortly.

A total of 44 chips have been introduced by Intel, 27 of which are for desktops while the rest are for mobile devices. There's nothing really new about the CPUs as they are still based on the Haswell architecture (which debuted last year) but they do have slightly higher (100 MHz in most cases) frequencies than the models they aim to replace (speed bump at no added cost).

Toshiba Also Launches the Satellite P50t 4K Laptop

Toshiba UK today announces the new Satellite P50t - ideal for visual creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts, it offers outstanding levels of portable picture quality, delivering true-to-life image production alongside a premium mobile entertainment experience. With the option of a 3840 x 2160 4k screen, the P50t is Toshiba's first laptop with an Ultra HD display. Alternatively, a Full HD (1920 x 1080) screen is available.

The Satellite P50t was built to take on the most intensive computing demands and turn heads at the same time. With a rare blend of power and beauty, the premium built P50t offers the perfect solution for strenuous multi-tasking, media creation and gaming.

Toshiba Introduces the New Satellite S Series Laptops

Toshiba UK today announces its latest S Series laptops - the ultra-slim and stylish 39.6 cm (15.6") Satellite S50 and the 43.9 cm (17.3") Satellite S70. Through a range of ergonomic features, coupled with full performance and touchscreen options, these models deliver outstanding usability - all in a premium design that was made to increase productivity and provide an excellent entertainment experience.

Distinctively Toshiba
At 19.9 mm thin, the S50 has a full brushed metal finish, and single-piece top case that's chic, ultra-mobile, and distinctively Toshiba packed with power and performance. Thin and light for comfortable use anywhere, the S50 is always ready to travel without compromising on features.

GIGABYTE Announces the P34G v2 14-Inch Gaming Laptop

GIGABYTE, a leading brand in the IT industry, announced the 14" Ultraforce gaming laptop P34G v2, measuring just 20.9 mm thin and weighing 1.67 kg. The sleek P34G v2 boasts an understated sandblasted aluminum look with elegant matte finish exuding understated luxury.

P34G v2 is the answer to the growing demand of mobile gaming, delivering a heavyweight gaming experience without the bulk and heft synonymous in the gaming laptop category. This new breed of gaming laptop grants gamers superior mobility as well as uncompromised performance, readying users with full-throttle gaming on major titles and bringing a whole new definition to gaming on the go. The simple yet sleek style makes P34G v2 a great choice for business people that like to kick back and game on the side when not presenting or typing up reports on the P34G v2.
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