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Core i7 "Haswell-E" Engineering Sample Pictured

Here's the first picture of Intel's next-generation Core i7 HEDT (high-end desktop) processor, codenamed "Haswell-E." Based on Intel's latest "Haswell" micro-architecture, the chip will be Intel's first HEDT processor to ship with eight cores, and the first client CPU to ship with next-generation DDR4 memory interface. In addition to IPC improvements over "Ivy Bridge" that come with "Haswell," the chip integrates a quad-channel DDR4 integrated memory controller, with native memory speeds of DDR4-2133 MHz; a PCI-Express gen 3.0 root complex with a total of 40 PCI-Express lanes, and yet the same DMI 2.0 (4 GB/s) chipset bus.

Built into the LGA2011-3 socket, "Haswell-E" will be incompatible with current LGA2011 motherboards, as the notches of the package will vary from LGA2011 "Ivy Bridge-E." Intel will introduce the new X99 Express chipset, featuring all 6 Gb/s SATA ports, integrated USB 3.0 controllers, and a PCI-Express gen 2.0 root complex for third-party onboard controllers. Interestingly, there's no mention of SATA-Express, which Intel's next-generation 9-series chipset for Core "Broadwell" platforms reportedly ships with; and X99 isn't looking too different from today's Z87 chipset. With engineering samples already out, it wouldn't surprise us if Intel launches "Haswell-E" along the sidelines of any of next year's big-three trade-shows (CES, CeBIT, and Computex).

Source: VR-Zone

Corsair Carbide Air Series 540 Case Now Available in White and Silver

Corsair, a world leader in high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced that the Carbide Series Air 540 mid-tower PC Case is now available in arctic white in addition to the previously available black and steel silver colors. The Air Series 540's innovative high-airflow layout and striking looks have won it over 40 awards from top PC reviewers worldwide.

The Carbide Series Air 540 is designed with a wider form factor with two "side-by-side" chambers and a unique Direct Airflow Path layout. The layout in each chamber is optimized to limit obstructions and streamline airflow from the intake fans to the hottest PC components, allowing the Air 540 to provide best-in-class cooling at low noise levels. The main chamber of the Carbide Series Air 540 houses the motherboard, graphics cards, and hot-swap 3.5" drives for superior drive cooling and quick swapping. The second chamber holds the power supply, SSDs, and 5.25" drives behind the motherboard tray. The separate compartments make building a breeze and provide cleaner cable routing and superior cooling for hotter devices.

ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer Detailed

Here's the first detailed body-shot of ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer, which was teased by the company earlier today, and which could end up being one of the most feature-rich socket AM3+ motherboards, if the end is neigh for AM3+. Designed for gaming PCs with up to two graphics cards, although it features three long x16 slots, the Fatal1ty 990FX Killer is a full-size ATX motherboard. It's design appears to be more gamer-centric than overclocker-centric. It draws power from 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors, with an optional 4-pin Molex connection to stabilize power to add-on cards; and conditions it for the AM3+ CPU using a 10-phase VRM that's cooled by an heatsink that's independent from that which cools the AMD 990FX northbridge (i.e. no heat-pipe linking the two). The AM3+ CPU socket is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, which support up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR3-2400 MHz memory; and to the 990FX northbridge over a 5.2 GT/s HyperTransport link.

The AMD 990FX chipset puts out two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots, the third slot is electrical PCI-Express 2.0 x4, and possibly wired to the SB950 southbridge. The southbridge handles five internal SATA 6 Gb/s ports, the sixth port is wired out as eSATA. The Fatal1ty 990FX Killer, as teased this morning, is among the first motherboards to feature an M.2 slot, extended out of a PCI-Express link. PCIe SSDs tend to be faster, as more interface bandwith is on tap. As many as six USB 3.0 ports are on offer, of which one switches between header and internal type-1 port (for those tuck-away software license keys) all of which are driven by third-party controllers. Wired networking is care of a Killer E2200 network controller, that's optimized for gaming. The board features 7.1-channel HD audio, with a high SNR CODEC, PCB ground-layer isolation (to prevent electrical noise), and an EMI shield for the CODEC; which ASRock collectively labels "Purity Sound." The board is driven by AMI UEFI BIOS, with full support for Windows 8 Secure Boot.

Sony Debuts the MicroVault MACH QX USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Sony Europe has this week announced the release of a speedy new flash drive, the MicroVault MACH QX. Measuring 69 x 20 x 10 mm, this drive features a scratch resistant metal housing, USB 3.0 connectivity, and uses 'dual channel access and high-performance flash memory' so as to deliver transfer speeds of up to 226 MB/s.

The MicroVault MACH QX is backed by a five-year warranty and comes in 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB capacities.

Dell Unveils Chromebook 11

Dell today announced the expansion of its robust portfolio of next generation learning solutions with the Dell Chromebook 11, an affordable and highly-portable Chromebook designed to facilitate integration of technology in the classroom for teachers, students and administrators. Wrapping into Dell's end-to-end education portfolio, the Dell Chromebook 11 is a laptop that is fast, secure and allows easy-to-manage access to applications and content.

The Dell Chromebook 11 joins Dell's next generation learning solutions that deliver an optimal combination of platforms, education content and secure IT efficiency that schools and universities are seeking to personalize the learning experience and improve student outcomes.

Themis Announces Intel Core i7 NanoPAK Small Form Factor Computer

Themis Computer today announced the Intel Core i7 NanoPAK small form factor computer, the newest member of the Themis Tactical Systems product family. The small, light footprint and powerful performance of the Intel Core i7 NanoPAK make it an ideal solution for rugged commercial and military field applications. The NanoPAK i7 computer integrates an Intel 3rd generation Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) processor with FLASH storage in a small, light footprint that optimizes size, weight, power, and cooling. NanoPAK i7 computers are complete, stand alone systems designed for unmanned vehicles, ground vehicles, man-wearable, shipboard, and other extreme environments, where space, weight, power, and cost (SWAP-C) are critical.

AOC Rolls Out the q2770Pqu 27-inch WQHD Monitor

AOC rolled out the q2770Pqu 27-inch monitor. Decked in black with a matte-black surface, the display is based on a Super-PLS (plane-to-plane switching) panel, and offers WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) native resolution. If offers viewing angles of 178°/178°, response time of 5 ms, maximum brightness of 300 cd/m², and dynamic mega-contrast. Display inputs include dual-link DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. Also featured is a USB 3.0 hub. The display draws as little power as 29W with its Eco-mode energy saving mode enabled. Expect this one to go for around $500.

Philips Releases the Brilliance 231C5TJKFU Touch-Enabled Monitor

Philips has now introduced the Brilliance 231C5TJKFU, a new, 23-inch display featuring SmoothTouch technology (projected capacitive 10-point touch) allowing the use of touch gestures like tap, grab, pinch, rotate, and swipe.

Pictured below, the monitor also has an LED-backlit IPS panel, a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a 5 ms GTG response time, a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a 1MP webcam, two built-in 2 W speakers, a 2-port USB 3.0 hub, and D-Sub, DisplayPort and HDMI (with MHL) connectivity. The Brilliance 231C5TJKFU has a recommended price tag of €499.

MSI Launches AE222(G) & AE201 All-in-One PCs

MSI proudly announces its latest AIO PCs, the AE222(G) & AE201, featuring a 21.5" and 19.5'' display with Intel Haswell i3/i5 CPU. They both have the classic and elegant appearance of the general family look of MSI's AIO AE Series. However, the internal hardware is upgraded dramatically. In order to provide the best user experience, these AE series are armed with a Full-HD panel and the exclusive "Flicker-Free" & "Less-Blue Light" technology, providing users a great full system which are harmless for the eyes. Furthermore, the AE222(G) & AE201 also preloaded the Win8.1, which is the latest version. All of these features guarantee to provide users a great and remarkable AIO.

Akasa Rolls Out Tesla H NUC Case

Akasa rolled out the Tesla H, an all-aluminium fanless case for Intel's second-generation NUC, based on its Core "Haswell" processor. At 240 x 150 x 48 mm, it's somewhere in between traditional NUCs and slimline mini-ITX cases; but uses that volume productively, in adding not one, but two 2.5-inch drive bays. The first one takes advantage of the standard SATA 6 Gb/s port on the D54250WYK motherboard, and the other requires the included mSATA to SATA adapter. The case is also compatible with Intel's D54250WYB and D34010WYB motherboards.

As mentioned earlier, the all-aluminium case features ridges along its body that let it double up as a passive heatsink for the Core "Haswell" processor and PCH. In addition to the two 2.5-inch drive bays, the Tesla H offers two front-panel USB 3.0 ports, HDA audio jacks, a USB infrared receiver, three holes for WLAN/Bluetooth antennae, a Kensington lock slot, and VESA wall mounts. Akasa didn't announce pricing or availability details.

Source: FanlessTech
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