Online News September 17, 2012

  • [Anandtech.com] Analyzing the iPhone 5 Geekbench Results

    While working on our Haswell piece, I’ve been religiously checking the Geekbench and GLBenchmark results browsers to see if anyone ran either benchmark and decided to tap upload. This usually happens before every major smartphone launch, but in the case of the iPhone 5 the details these…
  • [Techreport.com] Monday Shortbread

    *_The Pick 6_*

    1. It’s official (http://allthingsd.com/20120915/its-official-the-era-of-the-personal-computer-is-over/): The era of the personal computer is over – AllThingsD
    2. DigiTimes: Intel says 14nm process (http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120913PD217.html) ready for production by end…

  • [Techreport.com] The TR Podcast 119: GTX 660, Haswell, Sleeping Dogs and iPhone 5
    Image: http://techreport.com/r.x/2012q3/podcast0916.jpg (http://techreport.com/archive.x?tags=Podcast) Date: September 16, 2012
    Time: 1:35:48

    Hosted by Jordan Drake

    Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, and Geoff Gasior

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Phanteks Announces PH-TC90LS Ultra Low Profile CPU Cooler

    Phanteks introduces PH-TC90LS, a new ultra-low profile thermal radiator. With growing demands for cooling in constraint spaces, the PH-TC90LS has a slim profile and provides efficient cooling. Enthusiasts with HTPC’s or multimedia cases can achieve maximum cooling while maintaining quiet…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_7 Up_*
    1. The Globe and Mail: Intel, AMD, and Western Potash smacked with downgrades (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/citi-downgrades-intel-amd-as-pc-demand-wanes/article4542709/)
    2. Wired: Facebook search…
  • [Techreport.com] Sunday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. Fudzilla: Intel to get into foundry business (http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/28768-intel-to-get-into-foundry-business) and
    Nvidia mobile chief Mike Rayfield resigns (http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/28765-nvidia-mobile-chief-mike-rayfield-resigns)
    2. Ars Technica:…
  • [Legitreviews.com] Bruce Lee MIMOBOT 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2036/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2036/1/)Mimoco debuted the Legends of MIMOBOT series earlier this year and so far you can get Einstein or Bruce Lee character based storage drives. Bruce Lee was and still is the most influential…
  • [Anandtech.com] iPhone 5 Memory Size and Speed Revealed: 1GB LPDDR2-1066

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6297/Apple_A6_Chip_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6297/iphone-5-memory-size-and-speed-revealed-1gb-lpddr21066)

    Quick analysis of the A6 SoC photos from the iPhone 5 launch event tells us all we need to know about the memory interface, speed and…

  • [Anandtech.com] The iPhone 5’s A6 SoC: Not A15 or A9, a Custom Apple Core Instead

    When Apple announced the iPhone 5, Phil Schiller officially announced what had leaked several days earlier: the phone is powered by Apple’s new A6 SoC.
     
    As always, Apple didn’t announce clock speeds, CPU microarchitecture, memory bandwidth or GPU details. It did however give us an indication…
  • [Expreview.com] ASRock Z77 OC Formula Motherboard Sets New World Record

    Lately the overclocker Nick Shih has overclocked an Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770K processor to 7.136GHz with the newly released ASRock Z77 OC Formula motherboard, getting CPU-Z and HWbot certification. CPU-Z screenshot The multiplier was 63x, and the bus speed is 113.28MHz,additionally the core voltage…
  • [Legitreviews.com] IDF 2012: Intel Wireless Charging Technology (WCT)

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2034/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2034/1/)Last week, the first smartphone built-in wireless charging was announced in the U.S when the Nokia Lumia 920 was released. This Windows Phone 8 smartphone is the first of what we expect to…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AeroCool Strike-X X-1000 Fan Controller Detailed

    After unveiling four new cases for this fall, AeroCool shifted its focus to accessories such as fan controllers. The company has two new products planned for this fall, one of which is its Strike-X X-1000. A combination of a five-channel fan controller, USB 3.0 front-panel ports (standard…
  • [Techreport.com] Release roundup: Backlit clickiness and slim SSDs

    This week in our look at miscellaneous product launches and announcements, we bring tidings from Lian Li, Rosewill, and Silicon Power:

    Image: http://techreport.com/r.x/2012_9_14_Release_roundup_Backlit_clickiness_and_slim_SSDs/lianli.jpg …

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  • [Techreport.com] Friday night topic: Near misses

    This past Tuesday afternoon, I met with AMD in its hotel suite near IDF for a series of briefings about various parts of its business. When I was finished, I happened to be near a side entrance to the expansive hotel suite, so I opened the door, stepped out into the hallway, pulled the door shut,…
  • [Techreport.com] NGFF spec promises smaller SSDs

    Move over, mSATA. Intel has a new standard for ultra-small-form factor SSDs. Dubbed the Next Generation Form Factor, or NGFF, the standard should enable drives that are smaller than existing mSATA models. mSATA offerings typically have a footprint of 51 x 30 mm and a thickness of around 5 mm. …

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