Maingear Gaming Desktops Updated With Intel Core i7-3960X: Specs and Price Details

TGR: Gaming desktop and laptop company, Maingear has updated its high-end gaming PC series, Shift, F131 and Quantum Shift with the latest Intel Core i7-3960X processor. See specs included plus price details.

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Maingear Shift review : Techradar

Whenever discussing gaming PCs, I'll be the first to tell you that building one yourself is always better - mostly because it's infallibly cheaper. But, if you have the scratch, Maingear makes the most compelling case to buy instead of build that I've seen with its Shift gaming PC.

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Intel Sandy Bridge-E roundup

Intel released Sandy Bridge-E today. Here's what's new, what's not, and where to find out more about it.

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Intel Releases Core i7 ''Sandy Bridge-E'' Processors

Intel today released its Core i7-3000 series processor family, codenamed "Sandy Bridge-E". These new processors, along with the new Intel X79 chipset, make up for an entirely new platform. The processors are an upscale of the Sandy Bridge architecture found on chips in the LGA1155 package. The Sandy Bridge-E silicon measures 20.8 x 20.9 mm, with a humungous transistor count of 2.27 billion. In its Core i7-3000 configuration, the silicon has up to 6 cores, up to 15 MB of L3 cache, four DDR3 memory channels, and 40 PCI-Express 3.0 lanes ("some" devices "may" support Gen 3.0, Intel's words).

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