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Intel's Next Graphics Driver Update Is A Must-Have For Ivy Bridge Notebooks

The topic of Intel’s fiery Ivy Bridge CPU is one we’ve raised in the past. Unfortunately, other than buy a cooling pad and performing limited software tweaks, there’s not a lot you can do to keep temperatures under control. Intel, fortunately, is still finding ways to optimise its drivers, with its next update for its graphics hardware packing some impressive improvements.


Windows 8 Buyers Guide: Which Specs Are Most Important?

You already know what size of Windows 8 PC you want, but what are you going to put in it? More RAM? A bigger processor? Solid state storage? We’re here to explain a few things for you to help you get the best Windows 8 device for your money.


Intel Launches Budget Ivy Bridge Processors

Now that Intel has its efficient and expensive Ivy Bridge microarchitecture in tablets and computers everywhere, it’s decided to launch a budget-friendly line of processors which use the same 22nm manufacturing process.


Under The Hood: Windows Tweaks To Cool Your Overheating Ivy Bridge Notebook

Intel’s “3rd generation” CPUs, codenamed “Ivy Bridge”, bring a number of improvements over the previous generation, Sandy Bridge. Unfortunately, for those of us used to getting progressively faster and cooler performing CPUs from Intel, Ivy Bridge delivered on the former front, but not so much the latter.


Three Windows Tweaks To Cool Your Overheating Ivy Bridge Notebook

Intel’s “3rd generation” CPUs, codenamed “Ivy Bridge”, bring a number of improvements over the previous generation, Sandy Bridge. Unfortunately, for those of us used to getting progressively faster and cooler performing CPUs from Intel, Ivy Bridge delivered on the former front, but not so much the latter.


New Mac Mini Teardown And Benchmarks: Ivy Bridge Kicks Ass

The folks at Mac Mini Vault have benchmarked and torn down the new Mac Minis. The Mac Mini’s $700, 2.5GHz Core i5 Ivy Bridge configuration racked up a Geekbench score of 7433 straight out of the box. That’s impressive considering last year’s i5 Mac Mini refresh has a standing average of 6323 on the Geekbench.


Dell XPS 14 Review: Beautiful And Powerful, But Wait For Windows 8

The Dell XPS 14 follows the XPS 13 ultrabook as the latest addition to the revamped product line. Equipped with a 14-inch screen, dual-core Intel Core i7 running at 2.4GHz, 8GB of RAM, 500GB HDD (with a 32GB SSD for quick caching), and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics, it certainly has horsepower to spare. But is it worthy of its $1299 price tag?


Samsung's Series 9 Goes Ivy Bridge

Samsung’s flagship Series 9 notebook series has made the jump up to Ivy Bridge with new 13.3-inch and 15-inch models available from today.


Rumoured MacBook Pro Specs: No Retina Display

With WWDC just around the bend, it’s time to face the usual torrent of leaks and dribbles and rumours and lies. While this look at a rumoured MacBook could well be the latter, it certainly matches up with what we’d expect. Except, maybe, for that display.


Here Come The Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks

After many delays, Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors were finally unleashed on the world last month. Now here comes the notebook version. Next week we’ll get a look at the first wave of Ivy Bridge ultrabooks, courtesy of Intel.