Understanding the Intel X99 high performance computing platform

Understanding the Intel X99 high performance computing platform

The Intel X99 chipset is the first desktop platform to feature quad-channel DDR4 memory modules and pair with the new LGA2011-v3 CPU socket that supports the 8-core Intel Core i7-5960X CPU. Together, they are touted to be ultimate desktop PC platform. If you're not familiar, this primer is for you.

8GB DDR3-2133MHz Memory Kits Shootout

8GB DDR3-2133MHz Memory Kits Shootout

DDR3 memory modules rated for 2,133MHz operating frequency reside at the sweet spot of being able to support the official memory standards of the latest Intel and AMD PC hardware platforms and has the headroom to excel further without a heavy toll on your wallet. We rounded up five such 8GB kits for comparison.

SITEX 2012 - Notebooks, PC Systems, Networking, PC Accessories Buying Guide

SITEX 2012 - Notebooks, PC Systems, Networking, PC Accessories Buying Guide

With Windows 8 officially launched, Sitex 2012 is the perfect place to look for a new system, whether you're after a convertible Ultrabook, touchscreen all-in-one, or anything in between. Apple products also make their long-awaited tech show return at Sitex 2012. We've also got you covered with memory deals, peripherals and all your networking needs!

Memory Channel Scaling with Sandy Bridge-E - A Core i7-3960X Experience

Memory Channel Scaling with Sandy Bridge-E - A Core i7-3960X Experience

The Sandy Bridge-E is the first-ever consumer processor (as well as its platform) to support a quad-channel DDR3 memory architecture. We attempt to find out how much performance impact you would notice if toggling between different memory channel modes (dual, triple and quad) and memory frequency.

Sitex 2011 - Desktops, Notebooks, Networking, PC Accessories & Software

Sitex 2011 - Desktops, Notebooks, Networking, PC Accessories & Software

Looking for the best deals on desktops, notebooks, networking, PC accessories & software? We've scoured all three halls of Sitex to find the best bargains and highlights so that you don't have to. Enjoy!

Low Voltage DDR3 1600MHz Memory Shootout - Joining the Eco Club

Low Voltage DDR3 1600MHz Memory Shootout - Joining the Eco Club

Low voltage memory modules are among the latest 'green' products to hit the market. Join us as we pick four such DDR3 1600MHz memory modules to examine their eco-friendly credentials.

Kingston's Get Together with HardwareZone Members

Kingston's Get Together with HardwareZone Members

Nearly 70 attendees from our HardwareZone community joined us for an afternoon with Kingston while we gave a presentation on PC tech trends and explore Kingston's products. Attendees also stood a chance to win great prizes! For those who couldn't make it, here are some highlights, with video.

Kingston's New Groove - Pumping up the SSD and Memory Markets

Kingston's New Groove - Pumping up the SSD and Memory Markets

We give you an update of Kingston's endeavors in the SSD and memory markets as we spoke to several product and marketing executives to understand how they deal with both segments. Interesting facts and tidbits were shared in the process and we've captured them in this article.

The Great DDR3 1600MHz Memory Showdown

The Great DDR3 1600MHz Memory Showdown

AMD's shift to DDR3 memory with the Phenom II, coupled with falling prices for DDR3 memory modules, point to a turning point in the mainstream adoption of the newer memory standard. If you're still hesitant about getting DDR3 for your next rig, we tempt your wallets with this mega memory showdown involving 10 different dual and triple-channel DDR3 1600MHz kits.

Total Recall - The Past Decade in Memory

Total Recall - The Past Decade in Memory

As the scratch pad for any form of computation, memory is an essential component of a computer. Join us in remembering the past ten years of memory developments in this Hardware Zone special.

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