Category Archives: Ivy Bridge

Choosing a Mobile Workstation

I get a lot of e-mail and Twitter requests for advice about what laptop someone should buy. I don’t mind this too much (I actually sort of like it, to be honest), but it probably makes some sense to summarize … Continue reading

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Three Generations of Toshiba Portege Laptops Compared

Since I am a bit of a hardware enthusiast, I tend to buy new computer hardware a little more often than the average person (probably too often)! I like to have a smaller laptop for teaching and presentations, that is … Continue reading

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Building an Intel Ivy Bridge Desktop System, Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote about buying some of the components that I needed to build a new 22nm Ivy Bridge based desktop system. When I wrote that initial blog post, the actual Ivy Bridge desktop processors were not … Continue reading

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Quick Roundup of Intel Ivy Bridge Reviews

The overall opinion seems to be that the 22nm Ivy Bridge represents a relatively small boost to CPU performance (typically 5-20% compared to the 32nmSandy Bridge, depending on the task), a pretty significant boost to integrated graphics performance (typically 40-65% … Continue reading

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Intel Ivy Bridge Release Coverage

Web sites, blogs and media outlets in Europe and the U.K. are starting to post some early Ivy Bridge stories, which means that the Intel information embargo about the Ivy Bridge processor must be nearly about to expire. From what … Continue reading

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Building an Intel Ivy Bridge Desktop System, Part 1

I stopped by my local Micro Center on April 9, 2012, and I noticed that they had just received their first shipment of ASUS Z77-based motherboards. They were still on the warehouse cart, not even on the shelves yet. There … Continue reading

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