Core i7 6950X on sale for $ 1950

Core i7 6950X price

As usual, Intel has distributed its engineering samples between partners and means to enable them start with the relevant evidence in each case. But it seems now has an unconventional situation is that one of these partners or media has not respected the agreement with Intel and has put on sale on Ebay an engineering sample of a Intel Core i7-6950X ” Broadwell-E ” processor to the tune of $ 1950.

I’ll be completely honest, from the point of view of a media: as you know manufacturers often send us samples of their products to perform analysis, and if the product has a moderate cost, often it can be us for our personal use or testing laboratory. It is very unusual, not to say that this only happens to a few privileged, the manufacturer will yield an engineering sample that has a crazy price as is the case now concerns us. Of course there are people who do this for doing business but this, in my view, beyond all limits because as I mentioned earlier there is a confidentiality agreement by which has not been respected.

Core i7 6950X review

The Intel Core i7-6950X that is for sale is a processor 10 cores and 20 threads of process based on the Broadwell-E 14 nanometer architecture that is yet to be announced officially.It is compatible with Intel socket LGA 2011v3 (X99 chipset) and has a TDP of 140 watts.They are attached in the advertisement placed on Ebay high resolution images that leave no doubt that the product is authentic.

As you can see in the ad, who lives in the US has the processor, and charges an additional $ 50 for shipping costs shipping to anywhere in the world. So, if you want to have this processor before anybody else and you can spare $ 2,000 for nothing, now you have a good chance. However, it falls discounted according to the policy say that Intel engineering samples belong to the company regardless of any other situation, so in theory this sale would be unlawful.

Core i7 6950X specs

Family    Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
Model number      i7-6950X
Microarchitecture    Broadwell
Data width    64 bit
The number of CPU cores    10
The number of threads    20
Floating Point Unit    Integrated
Level 1 cache size      10 x 32 KB instruction caches, 10 x 32 KB data caches
Level 2 cache size      10 x 256 KB caches
Level 3 cache size    25 MB
TDP    140 Watt

Core i7 6770HQ benchmark passmark

Intel Core i7 6770HQ benchmark and review. The Core i7 6770HQ is a very powerful processor based on the skylake architecture and was launched in early 2016. Core i7 6770HQ specs include four CPU cores including hyper threading support. The CPU is clocked at 2.6 GHz but can go up to 3.5 GHz under turbo boost mode. Core i7 6770HQ benchmarks are coming soon.

Core i7 6770HQ benchmark passmark

Core i7 6770HQ specs

Series    Intel Core i7
Codename    Skylake
clocking    2600 – 3500 MHz
Level 1 cache    256 KB
Level 2 Cache    1024KB
Level 3 cache    6144 KB
Number of cores / threads    4/8
Max. Power consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)    45 Watt
manufacturing technology    14 nm
Max. Temperature    100 ° C
socket    BGA
features    Dual-channel DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133 memory controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, TXT
GPU    Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (350-950 MHz)
64 bit    64 Bit is supported
Hardware Virtualization    VT-x, VT-d
Initial price    $ 434 US
Launched on    01/24/2016

Intel NUC Skull Canyon PC comes equipped with processor

Intel NUC Skull Canyon PC review

Intel has announced the launch of its first complete NUC Gaming oriented system. Intel codenamed NUC6i7KYK, the NUC has a considerably larger size than its predecessors and is equipped with a processor Intel Core i7-6770HQ based architecture Skylake , although Intel has christened as a NUC Skull Canyon. Intel NUC Skull Canyon PC review. Also see Intel Broadwell powered NUC.

Intel NUC Skull Canyon PC reviews

Let’s start talking about the design, it is what we have found most striking. As you can see in the pictures of this article, the NUC6i7KYK has a size that is approximately twice as common in NUC Intel systems. Thanks to this, not only can install various additional storage options, but the manufacturer has been able to install a far more potent than with the rest of NUCs, cooling system since the installed processor has a TDP of 45 watts, considerably higher than what Intel had been using so far in their mini PCs and therefore need better cooling.

Turning to the field of hardware, this new Intel NUC seems to have enough muscle to move without too much trouble any game at resolutions 720p, and even many titles in full HD resolution. Yes, since Intel has been involved in the development of XConnect technology , it seems clear that this equipment has been designed with this in mind since among other things incorporates a port Thunderbolt 3 ​​(40 Gbps) that would allow the use of external GPUs with devices like Razer Core.

review Intel NUC Skull Canyon PC

As we noted above has an Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor, equipped with four physical cores and 8 processing threads (thanks to hyper threading technology) operating at a base of 2.6 Ghz and 3.5 Ghz turbo up to speed. This processor features 6MB of L3 cache, 128 MB of cache L4 and is accompanied by Intel Iris Pro 580 graphics with 576 cores running at 950 Mhz, 72 TMUs and 9 ROPs, more than enough for most games resolution sub- 1080p.

Intel will sell this new NUC in barebones version and full version with different hardware configurations. For example, the barebones version (diskless or RAM) will be priced at $ 650 (very cheap if we consider only the processor and costs $ 435 in OEM), and a full version with 16 GB of RAM DDR4-2133 mhz and 256 GB SSD with Windows 10 preinstalled cost $ 999.

Galaxy S Tab Pro with Windows 10 price: on sale in Europe

Samsung Galaxy S Tab Pro with Windows 10 is on sale in Europe and it packs some great specs. This include the dual core Intel Core M3 6y30 processor that runs at 900MHz which can run at 2.2 GHz under heavy load. The processor is accompanied by Intel HD graphics 515 integrated chip that runs between 300-850MHz. It will go on sale for about 999 euros.

Galaxy S TabPro with Windows 10 price

Other Samsung Galaxy S Tab Pro specs include 128GB SSD, 4GB of RAM and windows 10 home operating system. There are three variants of it: wi-fi only version at 999 euros, windows 10 pro version at 1099 euros and LTE windows 10 pro variant at 1199 euros. Intel Core M3 6y30 benchmark can be seen here.

While you can purchase the entry level Surface Pro 4 at this price, you must keep in mind that Surface Pro does not come with type keyboard cover and you must shell out more money to get it.

Epson Endeavor TD160E is an all in one

Epson Endeavor TD160E review. You have to see how times change. Do you remember from Epson and its famous printers? Personally I had long heard nothing of this manufacturer, which had fallen almost into oblivion. However , the company still active and so much so that in an attempt to rise from its ashes a phoenix which announced the launch of its first computer All in One focused on home users, the Epson Endeavor TD160E.

Epson Endeavor TD160E review

In fact it is not that wonderful team, but it’s something and something is better than nothing. The Epson Endeavor TD160E All in One is a capacitive touch screen with 10 points with a size of 15.6 inches and 1366 x 768 resolution, as a portable standard 15 inches. It houses an Intel Celeron N3150 1.60 GHz processor with 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 64GB SSD capacity. Read Celeron N3150 benchmark here.

Yes, the system is totally silent since it lacks active cooling (fanless), thereby being ideal for use in spaces where silence is very important as libraries or hospitals. It incorporates WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth, one RJ-45 Gigabit and two USB 3.0 and HDMI video output connectivity.

The Epson Endeavor TD160E Pro comes with Windows 10 operating system factory and the manufacturer will offer different configuration options. In its most basic version (which I have described) will hit stores mid-March with a price of $ 889, quite high for what it offers.

We’ll see how she is going to Epson with this attempt to return to the domestic market, although it seems they have already left far behind the time when they were a world leader in the field of printers and related devices. Since then the team of which I speak today not blunts its hardware or its price exactly, but who knows if it’s just a test to see what market segment can be positioned.

Asus A555L Review: An excellent cheap gaming laptop

Asus A555L is a gaming laptop that does not cost a lot. Right now, it is being sold for under 50000 rupees in the Indian market which is less than 1000 dollars. For this, the buyer gets a 15.6 inch laptop with Intel Core i5 processor and powerful Nvidia GeForce 930M graphics core. Read the full Asus A555L review below.

Asus A555L Review

Design – The casing of the Asus A555L is similar to the F550 and X550 line and that is not a bad thing at all. We love how slim and nice it looks. We adore its tapered sides that gives it a ultrabook like appearance. The lid has nice textured to it.

Asus A555L Review

Recovery – There is no recovery DVD inside the box but you do have a 500MB recovery partition that will easily help you get to the factory state. On the left we have power socket, Gigabit-Ethernet, VGA, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, Kensington lock slot and right side features memory-card reader, combo audio jack, USB 2.0 and DVD writer.

Keyboard + Touchpad – Asus A555L dons a nice full size laptop keyboard with dedicated number pad. The keys are chiclet type and have subtly roughened surface, medium drop and clear pressure point. If you love typing, you will have no problem in typing novels on it. That said, I do yearn for a full size right shift key. The multi touch trackpad has surface area of 10.5×7.3 centimeters and supports all windows 10 gestures. Left and right click keys are built into the touchpad.

Asus A555L Review

Display – The display is not the brightest we have seen from Asus but is just ok for gaming and general use. It does have slight yellowish cast to it so white colors appear a bit yellowish. You will only notice this when doing some photo editing or when comparing to something that has higher quality IPS display.

GPU – Asus A555L is a well all-around laptop with decent gaming capable GPU. Performance in gaming is excellent. We had no troubles playing Street Fighter IV on it. There were no drop in frames or performance. Same can be said about other games we played on it which include Tomb Raider, Age of Racing, Asphalt 8 Airborne and so on.

Asus A555L Review

Processor – Asus A555L comes with Intel Core i5 5200U processor that is used in a lot of mid range laptops and ultrabooks. It does an excellent job in loading applications and games quickly. All this when coupled with 8GB RAM ensures uncompromised speed with very little chance of paging. It scored 3688 in the cpu passmark benchmark test which is an excellent figure. In comparison, the i7 5500U scored 4039 so there is no need to get the i7 version over this i5 variant.

Temperature – Asus must be praised for keeping the overall temperature of the laptop low at all times. Its Ice Cool tech really seemed to be working and the temperature never came close to 40 degrees anytime during the stress test.

Asus A555L Review
You can easily upgrade the RAM to 16GB as Asus has provided a door at the bottom to access the RAM.


Battery life – If all you do is web surfing and do usual work over Wi-Fi, you will be getting just over 4 hours of battery life runtime with it. If you do gaming, do not expect it to give you 1-1.5 hour of runtime.

Verdict – Asus A555L is an excellent cheap gaming laptop under 50000. There is no need to spend 80000-100000 on a laptop just to play games. Asus A555L impressed us while running the most CPU-intensive apps and of course, high end games. Yes the display is not the most accurate screen we have used and nor does it pack full HD resolution but at 50000, we just cannot complain much.

Yoga 710 and 5101, Ideapad Miix 310 launched at MWC 2016

Yoga 710 and 5101 review

Lenovo presented at a conference in MWC 2016 its new laptops equipped with operating system Windows 10 : the Yoga 710 and 5101 and Lenovo Ideapad Miix 310 a 2 in 1 that can be used both as a laptop and tablet.

Yoga 710 and 5101, Ideapad Miix 310 review

In the words of Lenovo, “We have realized the need for users today is the ability to work on multiple devices. For example, they can send a message from your smartphone, work on your laptop and read on your tablet. Therefore the design of our new devices include the ability to use the laptop as a tablet, so that users can have the versatility of these devices with the convenience of being able to type on a keyboard with the full power of the latest generation Intel processors but still maintaining a huge battery life. ”

We started talking about the new Lenovo Yoga 11 or 710 14-inch laptop that weighs only 1.04 kg and therefore is ideal for carry it everywhere. Equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor sixth generation (in the 14-inch model) or Intel Core m5 (in 11-inch), which together with Windows 10 makes it an extremely powerful despite its size and weight device. also integrates a 256 GB SSD, WiFi 20% more powerful than previous models and as an option can be integrated Nvidia GeForce graphics. In all cases it has a Full HD display and up to 8 hours of battery life.

Meanwhile, the Lenovo Yoga 5101 offers a completely renovated with respect to the previous generation design, delivering 50% more battery life (reaches up to 8.5 hours) and is lighter than its predecessor. As with Yoga 710 and Yoga 3 Pro, the 5101 is a convertible that can be used in four different positions, although in this case weighs 1.75 kg (version 14-inch) or 2.08 Kg (15 inches) and is powered by hardware AMD (Intel Core i7 but AMD Radeon R7 M460 processor 2 GB).

Finally, we must mention the affordable Lenovo Ideapad Miix 310, a two in one that can separate the screen keyboard and weighing only 580 grams. It offers a wide range of connectivity (including LTE optional) and features a 10-inch Full HD resolution that will delight any user. Includes 64 GB of internal storage, 4 GB of RAM and Intel Core processors M. The best part is that its price of 269 euros.

The new Lenovo Yoga 710 will hit stores in May this year at a starting price of 799 euros for the 11-inch model and the 14-inch 899. For its part, the Yoga arrive in April 5101 at a price of 479 euros 14-inch model and 699 euros 15. Finally, the Lenovo Ideapad Miix 310 hit stores in June at a starting price of 269 euros in its most basic model. Obviously these prices will be increased if we choose more powerful hardware options.

Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5, NC01U7 nano are smallest barebone PC till date

Shuttle has launched three mini PC that are slated to be company’s smallest PC till date. Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5, NC01U7 nano are given below.

Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5, NC01U7 nano specs

Shuttle XPC NC01U nano with Intel Celeron 3205U processor and will cost 140 euros. Check 3205U passmark score at
Shuttle XPC nano NC01U3 comes equipped with an Intel Core i3-5005U will cost 314 euros. 5005U passmark score is 3010
Shuttle XPC NC01U5 nano comes with an Intel Core i5-5200U whose price is 388 euros. 5200U passmark score is 3507
Shuttle XPC NC01U7 nano comes with an Intel Core i7-5500U and will cost 520 euros.

Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5, NC01U7 nano come with Intel Broadwell processors

Shuttle XPC nano NC01U3 NC01U5 NC01U7 review

The Shuttle brand is well known for mini PCs and they have churned out a number of models that come with fans and without fans. This new series adopt the new Intel Broadwell processor series. These are one of the cheapest barebone mini PCs out there.

Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5, NC01U7 nano reviews

Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5, NC01U7 nano have lots of ports

Port select includes Mini Display port, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, audio stereo, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and RS-232. Shuttle says all of these four models will be able to output content in ultra HD resolution which is 3840 x 2160 pixels at 60 Hz through their mini display ports. If you output the same resolution via HDMI, you will get be able to do so at 30 Hz.

Since these are barebone mini PCs, you can customize them to your heart’s content. For storage in Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5 and NC01U7 nano, you can go with the typical 2.5 inch SATA hard disk or SSD but you can also opt for M.2 socket. Coming to RAM, it supports up to 16GB RAM on a single DDR3L SO-DIMM module.

Expect them to hit the market shelves in late October 2015. via

Intel Xeon E3 1220 1225 1230 1235L 1240 1240L 1245 1260L 1270 1275 1280 Specifications

Specifications of Intel Xeon E3 1200v5 series server lineup is now available. This includes Intel Xeon E3 1220 1225 1230 1235L 1240 1240L 1245 1260L 1270 1275 1280 and all of these processors will be released in the four quarter of 2015.

Intel Xeon E3 1220 1225 1230 1235L 1240 1240L 1245 1260L 1270 1275 1280 Specifications

The Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5, E3-1230 v5, E3-1240 v5, E3-1270 v5 and E3-1280 v5 consist of four CPU cores, 80W TDP and turbo boost feature. The Xeon E3-1245 v5 and E3-1275 v5 are essentially E3-1240 v5 and E3-1270 v5 SKUs with enabled GT2 GPU unit.

Intel Xeon E3 1220 1225 1230 1235L 1240 1240L 1245 1260L 1270 1275 1280 Specifications

Model Cores /
Frequency /
Graphics TDP
Xeon E3-1220 v5 4 / 4 3 / 3.5 GHz 8 MB None 80W
Xeon E3-1225 v5 4 / 4 3.3 / 3.7 GHz 8 MB HD P530 80W
Xeon E3-1230 v5 4 / 8 3.4 / 3.8 GHz 8 MB None 80W
Xeon E3-1235L v5 4 / 4 2 / 3 GHz 8 MB HD P530 25W
Xeon E3-1240 v5 4 / 8 3.5 / 3.9 GHz 8 MB None 80W
Xeon E3-1240L v5 4 / 8 2.1 / 3.2 GHz 8 MB None 25W
Xeon E3-1245 v5 4 / 8 3.5 / 3.9 GHz 8 MB HD P530 80W
Xeon E3-1260L v5 4 / 8 2.9 / 3.9 GHz 8 MB None 45W
Xeon E3-1270 v5 4 / 8 3.6 / 4 GHz 8 MB None 80W
Xeon E3-1275 v5 4 / 8 3.6 / 4 GHz 8 MB HD P530 80W
Xeon E3-1280 v5 4 / 8 3.7 / 4 GHz 8 MB None 80W
Xeon E3-1565L v5 4 / 8 TBD No data GT4e 35W
Xeon E3-1585 v5 4 / 8 TBD No data GT4e TBD
Xeon E3-1585L v5 4 / 8 No data No data GT4e 45W

Intel DC PC3608 SSD Benchmark and Specifications

Intel DC PC3608 is the newest solid state drive that is targeted towards business market whose function is to replace the current family of PC3600 and even surpasses the PC3700 in certain benchmark tests.

Intel DC PC3608 SSD Benchmark

To achieve such spectacular results, Intel has decided to combine two of their former PC3600 units in a same PCB and increase data interface transmission to 8 tracks. It may not be the most refined way to increase the performance of these units, but the reality is that it meets the target. However, in the Intel DC PC3608 SSD benchmark, we did see the very high increase in the consumption.

DC PC3608 specifications

Once installed on the system, the drive appears as two separate SSDs after a PLX PCIe switch, which means that to really be able to use the full capacity, one must have a motherboard that supports RAID 0 configurations. Such motherboards load balance the two controllers simultaneously.

intel DC PC3608 specs

However, this need for balancing means that the controller will never be able to double the performance of the PC3600 as you might initially think as always, a certain amount of overhead is generated.

Intel DC PC3608 price

The prices are obviously, very high. 1.6 TB unit costs $ 3,009, the 3.2 TB goes up to $ 7009 and the 4 TB costs $ 8,759. The 5-year warranty that comes standard is nothing – they should give it lifetime warranty.