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PC processor overclocking record broken again

Overclocker Andre Yang managed to crank up the speed of AMD’s “Bulldozer” processor to 8.46151 GHz just a few days ago. Now AnandTech reports that Yang has broken his own record using the same AMD FX-8150 processor. The new, but still unofficial, overclocking speed record is now 8.5848 Ghz. Once again Yang used a lot of of liquid…

Intel in Folsom is hiring

After a decade of downsizing at its Folsom campus, Intel Corp. has begun hiring again. The Santa Clara-based high-tech company, one of the largest private employers in the Sacramento region, said it has added nearly 370 workers to its local operation since January. The move boosts Intel’s local payroll by about 6 percent – to…

Custom Built Core i7 Gaming PC

Core i7 950 3.07GHz, 12GB DDR3 Ram, Nvidia GTX 570, 1TB Hard Drive, Blu-Ray Player, CD/DVD Burner, We recently had the pleasure to build one of our customers a custom gaming PC with one of Intel’s high end quad CPU’s, the Core i7 950. The entire build consisted of a SilverStone full ATX chassis, an ASUS Rampage 3…

Intel to spend $8 Billion on plant upgrade

In a press release today, Intel announced that it will spend $6-8 billion upgrading plants in Arizona and Oregon. The upgrade will help the company manufacture Intel’s next-generation 22-nanometer chips and will happen over “several years.” Two weeks ago, Intel said that they had generated $11.1 billion revenue in their third quarter. With that mountain of…

Current state of PC hardware:

AMD owns ATI. AMD cpu’s give more cores and hertz and more value as well as more upgrade-ability but perform less per hertz than Intel’s and run hotter. But on processes with a lot of integer core usage, AMD wins out. Intel’s quads compete with AMD’s six cores. Their duals compete with AMD triple cores….

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