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Apple Mac Pro Core i7-980X refresh on March 16th 2010?

Apple Mac Pro Core i7-980X refresh on March 16th 2010?

Remember all the talk of a hexacore Apple Mac Pro refresh back in October?  Apple were tipped to have secured exclusivity of Intel's upcoming top-spec Core i7 processor, with a significant system update - up to 128GB of memory, for one thing - suggested.  According to Hardmac's sources, the fateful launch date is in fact March 16th, with the potent desktop using the new Intel Xeon Core i7-980X processor.

The six-core Core i7-980X clocks in at 3.33GHz, though thanks to Intel's TurboBoost system it can be safely overclocked to 3.6GHz.  Hardmac reckon that the slightly slower version of the processor, the Core i7-970X clocked at 3.2GHz, won't arrive until later on.

Intel and AMD hexacore CPUs incoming say motherboard makers

Intel and AMD hexacore CPUs incoming say motherboard makers

The first half of 2010 could see six-core processors dropping from both Intel and AMD, according to leaky sources at motherboard manufacturers, with both the Intel Gulftown and AMD Thuban ranges hitting desktop computers.  The hexacore CPU deluge will begin with Intel's Core i7-980X, rumored to be on the pricey side at an estimated $1,000+ per chip in March 2010, and be followed by three AMD Phenom II X6 1000T processors in May 2010.

Digital Storm unveils new Sub-Zero gaming PC with peltier cooled liquid

Digital Storm unveils new Sub-Zero gaming PC with peltier cooled liquid

When it comes to gaming computer the cooler you can keep your hardware, the more you can overclock and the faster the rig will run. We all know about liquid cooling and air cooling, but there are methods that are more exotic too. We aren't typically going to get into things like liquid hydrogen unless we are serious about our overclocking. That typically leaves liquid for mainstream users or phase change for the hard core with bulky external boxes to get sub-zero temps on your CPU.

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MAINGEAR SHIFT Super Stock custom gaming PC channels the hot-rod spirit

MAINGEAR SHIFT Super Stock custom gaming PC channels the hot-rod spirit

MAINGEAR has never exactly shied away from over-specifying its gaming PCs, but now the company is hoping to pull in some custom attention with their new Super Stock options.  Available on the MAINGEAR SHIFT, the new customizations will include overclocking the Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor up to 4.5GHz, together with specifying a 3-way SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 array with a total of 4.5GB of GDDR5 video memory.

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Eurocom Panther 2.0 Mobile Gaming Station Launching Later This Month

Eurocom Panther 2.0 Mobile Gaming Station Launching Later This Month

When we see laptops now-a-days, the general rule of thumb is that thinner is better. But, when you want a small bit of mobility with your gaming rig, that thinness gets dropped out the window. After all, if you want the same guts that go into a desktop, shoved into a frame like a laptop, you can't expect every miracle to be granted. In the case of Eurocom's Panter 2.0 mobile gaming station, just from the looks of it you're obviously getting quite the powerhouse.

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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T review roundup

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T review roundup

So AMD's new hexacore CPU range is official, it's cheap (comparatively speaking), but is it any good?  For that we turn to the bevy of launch-day reviews, and if you're the sort of person who sneaks a look at the last page of a book because they simply have to know the outcome, here it is: for the money, the Phenom II X6 1090T processor is threatening to give Intel's similarly priced chips something of a spanking.  More after the cut.

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iBUYPOWER Paladin F Series Desktop Review

iBUYPOWER Paladin F Series Desktop Review

With the arrival of Intel's Core i7-980X hexacore processor, we're told we can expect even greater extremes of performance; several gaming and workstation manufacturers have already announced new models using the desktop CPU. Custom desktop builder iBuyPower sent over their latest machine, the Paladin F Series Desktop, pairing the i7-980X with dual ATI graphics and liquid-cooling. Could this be the fastest desktop we've ever tested? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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