We recently took our first look at Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture. Then, we evaluated its efficiency. Now, we turn to overclocking. Recently, each of Intel's die shrinks has helped increase frequency headroom. This time, however, we ran into some walls.
Hitachi recently started shipping a pair of 4 TB hard drives. We can see that they're pretty expensive, but how do they compare to existing 3 TB models in other ways? It’s time for a comprehensive overview of today's high-capacity hard drive offerings.
SSDs serve up data quickly, and prices are low enough that some enthusiasts may want SSDs for data storage. Does the file system you use matter? We compare performance between FAT32, NTFS, and the newer exFAT file systems on two popular SSD architectures.
Intel's six-core processors are fast, but enthusiasts almost always want to push unlocked multipliers harder. Core i7-3960X can easily exceed 4 GHz, but what happens to power efficiency when clock rates go up? Sandy Bridge-E demonstrates weaknesses there.
Ironically, when it comes to performance, Intel’s Core i7-3960X is the real Bulldozer. Since its power consumption levels are lower than the Gulftown-based Core i7, it should also deliver amazing performance per watt as well. Is that really the case?
We've already seen AMD's Bulldozer architecture come up short in the performance benchmarks. However, the company also claims it made important improvements to power consumption. Can FX-8150 at least score some points in the energy efficiency department?
It's a foregone conclusion that SSDs are must-haves in performance-oriented PCs, but our testing reveals that solid-state drives are reasonable upgrades in older mainstream machines, too. We build three old boxes to gauge the impact of an SSD on each.
The best ultra-portable USB 3.0 storage products from 16 to 128 GB square off in a grand comparison. We found wildly disparate transfer rates ranging from 200 MB/s down to a snail’s pace. At the end, though, two products rose to the top of our list.
There is more than one way to skin a cat. Several hard drive vendors have created transitional products to simplify the transition from 3.5" disks to more compact 2.5" devices in SMB-class servers. We cover three different options you can use.
The benefits introduced by solid state drives are undeniable. However, there are a few pitfalls to consider when switching to this latest storage technology. This article provides a rundown for beginners and decision makers.
Blu-ray adoption is still unsatisfying, price wars eliminated profit margins and the crisis hit hard. In a short interview with Sony Optiarc we learned their about their recipe to succeed.
An updated roadmap reveals Intel's intentions to introduce faster Core i7 processors in Q2. There will be a new Extreme Edition and an accelerated mainstream product.
Our Overdrive Overclocking Championship just finished, and we have a winner: The US team IronMods dominated, but Italy was close behind, followed by Germany.
The Overdrive championship is happening between Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday we brought you the first set of photos from the event. Here are more impressions and emotions from Day 1!
Switching on the Turbo mode is required to sail around Intel's TDC and TDP safety limiters, but it also introduced some issues for the overclockers.
They all overclock, but they all have a different approach. We talked to the teams and looked at how they start working. Just installing the operating system and getting started is not sufficient.
Tom's Hardware is hosting the world's best overclockers at our new Paris HQ today and tomorrow. Five teams try their luck in getting Core i7 Extreme systems to expected 5+ GHz clock speed.