Coverage of Thunderbolt devices has been expanded on our site over the last few months. At IDF, we took the opportunity to chat with Intel about where Thunderbolt was headed. The current market perception is one of Thunderbolt being relevant only to Mac users. But, a look at the products that Intel showcases, indicate that there are plenty of PC components (motherboards as well as workstations) that come with the technology integrated. Thunderbolt users on Windows have traditionally found that the technology doesn't live up to its advertised potential. Common complaints include Purchased peripherals don't carry certification on Windows Hot plugging peripherals doesn't work reliably Performance in terms of both bandwidth and latency end up being better on Mac compared to Windows for the same workloads These issues have...

Haswell at IDF 2012: 10W is the New 17W

Earlier this week Intel let a little bit of information leak about Haswell, which is expected to be one of the main focal points of next week's Intel Developer...

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/7/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 3

This week on the AnandTech Podcast we discuss the latest in chip architecture disclosures (both intentional and leaked) from AMD and Intel. Steamroller, Jaguar and Valleyview are all on...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/3/2012

Fall Budget System Buyer's Guide

Most of the systems I build for friends and clients are destined to spend their days performing basic computing tasks like checking email and Facebook accounts, shopping for shoes...

39 by Zach Throckmorton on 9/1/2012

Motorola Mobility and Intel Schedule Press Event for September 18th

September is going to be an extraordinarily busy month for the technology industry. Nokia and Microsoft are going to hold a joint press conference on September 5th in New...

5 by Stefan Constantinescu on 8/29/2012

Details on Intel's Valleyview SoC Emerge: 22nm Atom with Ivy Bridge Graphics

First, a recap. Clover Trail is the dual-core 32nm Atom platform that will power the first generation of value x86 Windows 8 tablets (and go up against ARM based...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2012

ASUS UX31A: Putting the Ultra in Ultrabooks

When Intel first came up with their Ultrabook initiative last year—and yes, it was basically just a rechristening of ultraportables with the thin factor of a MacBook Air—they also...

106 by Jarred Walton on 8/28/2012

Intel's Medfield Reference Design Picked up by Russia's MegaFon

Intel has taken a unique approach to getting its Medfield SoC into the hands of customers around the world. After building a competitive, midrange (by today's standards) reference smartphone...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/22/2012

Samsung Series 7 NP700Z7C Review

We recently posted our first look at Dell’s new XPS 15, a Windows-focused laptop that took more than a few design elements of the standard MacBook Pro 15. While...

49 by Jarred Walton on 8/16/2012

Intel Brings TRIM to RAID-0 SSD Arrays on 7-Series Motherboards, We Test It

In an unusually terse statement, Intel officially confirmed that the ATA TRIM command now passes through to RAID-0 SSD arrays on some systems running Intel's RST (Rapid Storage Technology...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/16/2012

The Intel SSD 910 Review

The increase in compute density in servers over the past several years has significantly impacted form factors in the enterprise. Whereas you used to have to move to a...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/9/2012

LRDIMMs, RDIMMs, and Supermicro's Latest Twin

Most of the servers in the datacenter, especially the ones running virtualization, database, and some HPC applications, are more memory limited than anything else. There are several server memory...

26 by Johan De Gelas on 8/3/2012

The Intel SSD 330 Review (60GB, 120GB, 180GB)

Earlier this year Intel introduced its second SandForce based SSD: the Intel SSD 330. While Intel had previously reserved the 5xx line for 3rd party controllers, the 330 marks...

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/1/2012

Dell XPS 15 L521X: A Detailed First Look

Last week Dell’s new XPS 15 L512x landed on our doorstep, and we’ve been hammering on it ever since. Combining many of the best elements of the previous generation...

109 by Jarred Walton on 7/25/2012

Dell Announces New Precision M4700 and M6700 Mobile Workstations

Today Dell is updating their Precision Mobile Workstation lineup with two new model, the 15.6” M4700 and the 17.3” M6700. Along with Ivy Bridge processors, Dell is adding new...

27 by Jarred Walton on 7/24/2012

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook Review: The Steady March of Progress

First generation technology is seldom perfect, and the fruit of Intel's ultrabook initiative was no exception. While vendors came out in force with some fairly impressive pieces of hardware...

82 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/9/2012

Acer Aspire V3-571G-9435: The Value Proposition

We’ve had plenty of Acer laptops come in for review over the years (along with visits from their close relatives, Gateway). Rarely do we find such laptops reaching for...

88 by Jarred Walton on 7/4/2012

Acer’s Timeline Ultra M5: Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks with Kepler GPUs

In an interesting twist, back in March when NVIDIA was unveiling their new Kepler GPUs, Acer started shipping their Timeline Ultra M3 Ultrabook before the Kepler NDA expired. While...

20 by Jarred Walton on 6/20/2012

Intel Announces Xeon Phi Family of Co-Processors – MIC Goes Retail

As conference season is in full swing, this week’s big technical conference is the 2012 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) taking place over in Hamburg, Germany. ISC is one of...

54 by Ryan Smith on 6/19/2012

Intel Discovers SandForce SF-2281 Controller Can't Do AES-256 Encryption, Offers Return Program

Although SandForce's SF-2281 controller has been shipping for well over a year at this point, it took Intel to discover a bug in the controller that prevents it from...

45 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Acer's Iconia W700 Ivy Bridge Windows 8 Tablet: The Start of Something Big

My first meeting of Computex wasn't a meeting at all, rather it was Acer's press conference a day before the show officially started. In its press conference, Acer introduced...

141 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/9/2012

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