Tag Archives: Intel

QNAP TS-451 Network Attached Storage Review

QNAP TS-451

Network storage used to be a thing only found in business class networks. However, with the increase in popularity of home networking and the ability to easily share large amounts of data between PCs attached to the home network, network attach storage is quickly becoming an integral part of the modern home network.  Family members are no longer confined to ... Read More »

Intel CEO to give Keynote at 2015 CES

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced that Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming 2015 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Krzanich’s keynote is scheduled for 4:30 ... Read More »

ASUS X99-A Intel Motherboard Review

If you’re looking at building an X99-based system, you already know they’re expensive. But if you can live without features like a second Ethernet port and onboard WiFi, you can get great performance and save some money too. In this article, Benchmark Reviews takes a look at ASUS’ new X99-A LGA2011-v3 mainstream motherboard for Haswell-E systems. ASUS X99-A Intel Motherboard ... Read More »

Haswell-E Part2: Intel i7-5820K & i7-5930K Review

Intel launched its new Haswell-E high end processors end of August. Sadly, at launch the MadShrimps team only had access to the flagship version, the octacore i7-5960X processor. The i7-5960X is Intel’s first 8-core processor for the desktop market. Xeon variants for the server platform already existed in octa and more core versions; coinciding with this launch a brand new ... Read More »

BIOSTAR Possibly Launching High-End Gaming Motherboard Line

Biostar Z97Z7 Motherboard

Mainboard manufacturer BIOSTAR is known for their value-oriented and bang-for-buck offerings but with the rapid growth of the PC gaming segment, it sounds like a good time to branch out. Launching their new Hi-Fi Z97Z7 motherboard, BIOSTAR is tapping on this growing demand and possibly introducing more models down the road that sport the new look and feature set. The ... Read More »

Modders-Inc Podcast #25 – We’re Back!

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After a brief two-year hiatus, the Modders-Inc crew is back with a new podcast! Some new faces and old faces (I mean old-“familiar”, not necessarily wrinkly-old) join in to recap QuakeCon 2014 and all the BYOC casemod entries that stood out. The crew also discussed judging criterias and a few tips on how to prepare for next year’s QuakeCon Modding ... Read More »

The Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E LGA2011-V3 Processor Reviewed

Haswell-E is here. Well, technically, it’s been “here” for a while but has undergone refinements throughout the last year to ready itself for launch. One of those refinements was more performance and cooler operating temperatures. Without creating a whole new architecture, the only feasible direction, given the current TDP and heat challenges facing Haswell, was to refine the silicon, add more cores, lower ... Read More »

Biostar Launches New mini-ITX SoC Mainboard Line

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Biostar has announced the launch of their latest series of mini-ITX System-on-chip mainboards. The small form factor with embedded low-power CPUs make them ideal for passive and home-theatre PC use.  Biostar has utilized both Intel Bay Trail and AMD Kabini SoC products for this new mini-ITX series. For Smart office use, Biostar offers either an Intel J1800 or AMD E-2100 ... Read More »