Nov 19 2015

News - AnandTech Reviews AMD A8-7670K APU

AMD has struggled mightly over the last few years to define a niche where they could be profitable and sell CPU+GPU (aka APU or IPG depending on your preference) at the same time. This "Godvarai" based APU (AMD's term) runs $118, so in the middle of AMD's Kaveri lineup.

Oct 23 2012

News - Noctua announces NH-L9 low profile HSF for LGA1155 and FM1/2 IPG

Noctua NH-L9

Finding a good low profile heat sink and fan (HSF) that isn't also incredibly wide is a lot harder than it should be, especially for AMD's FM1/2 socket. Fortunately this will be much easier now that Noctua has announced its NH-L9 HSF for that platform (NH-L9a) and Intel's LGA 1155 socket (NH-L9i). It's hard not to like Noctua's cooling solutions, but they can be a bit pricey for a budget build and at ~$50 the NH-L9 is no exception.

Full PR and links to more pictures after the click.

Sep 04 2012

News - PSA - Intel Ivy Bridge (IVB) Core i3 CPUs Shipping

Intel Core i3-3220

It's been a while since we last talked about IVB, and for good reason as none of the more interesting HTPC chips were available at launch (or trickled out of OEM status later on). That has chanced, at least in part with HD 2500 Core i3's available from Newegg and Amazon right now. If you're holding out for the HD 4000 parts (e.g. Core i3-3225), those don't seem to have made it out on the same schedule though with it absent from most sites or listed "out-of-stock". Although, if you don't mind paying a bit more for shipping it looks like TigerDirect has them.

Feb 07 2012

News - Arctic Announces AMD Trinity Based SFF HTPC

Arctic MC101

With AMD's Trinity APU/IPG coming in the near future it is great to see what OEMs are planning to do with the part. No word on price or timing, but Arctic has released a picture and some [subject to change without notice] specs for their next generation small form factor (SFF) HTPC built on the CPU/GPU combo. I think it looks great, but I'm a sucker for brushed aluminum; hopefully we'll see something with Zacate like power use and better than Llano performance in the A/V stack.

Jul 26 2011

News - 24p Works on Intel Sandy Bridge With UAC Enabled

Last week we posted an update on the need to disable User Account Control (UAC) on Intel's second generation HD Graphics IPG (Sandy Bridge) systems, but we still weren't sure how to reliably reproduce the results.  Well a new DH67BL showed up today along with instructions on how to enable the feature on existing hardware which explains why we couldn't nail it down before.

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