Ultrabook , tablet or candy bar ? Dell XPS 18 took a little of each of these devices . It is built on mobile processor Intel Core i7-3537U, has a 18.4- inch Full HD screen , and built-in battery .
Dell XPS 18 is a monoblock with a capacitive screen and Windows 8 on board. Compared to other similar devices it highlights a couple of features : XPS 18 has a built-in battery and weighs “only” 2.23 kg, which gives it some tablet qualities. But the majority of the plates (in addition , of course, the diagonal of the screen) it has a higher performance and functionality through the use of hardware platform Intel Chief River. Like other candy bars , XPS 18 is designed for use with the whole family , and his mobility, allowing them to use even on the couch , even in the toilet , should , appear to discourage any desire at home using conventional tablets on ARM- architecture. At least within the walls of his apartment or home.
Dell XPS 18 is similar to the plate greatly enlarged because of the classic rectangular shape with rounded edges . To use it as a desktop PC to the rear is a pair of folding legs , which angle is about 110 * .
As an option to the Dell XPS 18 is available for an additional zinc stand. It captures well monoblock angle thus can be tailored to the most comfortable position . In addition, the stand when you connect it to the power supply has the ability to supply power monoblock . Other possibilities at this stand there, so that a small set of ports extend Dell XPS 18 due to it will not work. Her weight is commensurate with the weight of a monoblock , about 2 kg .
Metal legs Dell XPS 18 excellent keep it on the surface
Dell XPS 18 can be positioned up and “legs” to candy bar is almost lying on the table. In this embodiment, the device is well suited as a sort of “Divan” tablet. You can put it next to him and read newspapers or other literature , sipping your favorite drink.
As mobile tablet consider Dell XPS 18 is quite difficult in view of its considerable size and weight – the latter is 2.3 kg, which is too much for a tablet . But in case of need candy can easily take with you to the country, and, of course , within the apartment is nothing to prevent carry it from place to place . A favorite place for Dell XPS 18 may become a bedside table where monoblock fit easily , and from where you can contemplate with pleasure favorite movies or tapes social networks.
Housing Dell XPS 18 is made of plastic, but the quality of parts at a very high level. In his hands he is a monolithic device , nothing is forced and does not creak under pressure. This contributes to a considerable thickness of the panels , as well as the lack of DVD- drive . On the back of the upper bound is applied rubberized coating , folding legs , in turn, are made of metal with a rubber coating, so that while on the surface in any position , monoblock strives not slip or leave away from the persistent touches on the screen.
XPS 18 is equipped with a 18.4 “display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels (Full HD).
A good level of brightness , contrast , too bad, but not a record . Black level at maximum brightness is 0.48 cd/m2. With a subjective visual analysis of the displayed color pictures look rich, contrasting picture . Dark shades are fused in a black spot on the screen . Viewing angles thanks to IPS matrix is very broad – 178 * in all planes . So display – one of the main advantages of this candy bar .
Included with monoblock supplied wireless keyboard and mouse . They are connected to the Dell XPS 18 via Bluetooth. Fullsize keyboard with numeric keypad , island style , and, compared with conventional mechanical keyboard , with shallow key travel . The size of most keys – 20×20 mm , and has a full-sized Enter, and Backspace, and Shift. Keyboard leaves only positive emotions , typing on her comfortable , no difficulty arises in this case .
Complete mouse has a rectangular symmetrical shape with slightly rounded edges , can use it as a righty and lefty . Mouse is not the largest , about 10 cm in length. Non-severe mouse itself , including through the use of two AAA- batteries , and is perfect for everyday tasks. Installed sensor copes well with their responsibilities , clear positioning of the cursor , without any shake and other shortcomings .
Latest input device Dell XPS 18 is a touch screen. Capacitive sensor , supports multi- ten simultaneous touches. The sensor works flawlessly , reacts quickly and recognizes excellent point of tangency , no worse than any popular internet tablet . So that this body control Dell XPS 18 is a very high level.
Monoblock Dell XPS 18 has not the richest set of ports and all of them are concentrated on the left side . Among the no video input or video output , and no RJ- 45, but some configurations of Dell XPS 18 support wireless video transmission via WiDi.

technical characteristics
Monoblock Dell XPS 18 is built on a mobile platform Intel Chief River, is used as the CPU Intel Core i7-3537U, which in 2012-2013 was the perfect solution for high-end ultrabook . And now the performance is not the passer , for example, before AMD A10-5750M with twice as large TDP – 35 W versus 17 in Intel Core i7-3537U.
The chip has two cores x86, but thanks to technology Hyper-Threading, at the same time is capable of handling data stream 4 . Its base clock speed of 2 GHz, and Turbo mode , it can reach 2.9 GHz when two cores and 3.1 GHz under load only on one core .
The processor has integrated graphics core – Intel HD Graphics 4000 . It consists of the execution units 16 , whose frequency ranges from 350 MHz to 1200 MHz , depending on the current load .
Memory in the XPS 18 , as expected, type DDR3- 1600 . Its capacity is 8 GB , 4 of which are soldered directly on the motherboard is . Thus , the maximum amount which supports monoblock is 12 GB.
Formally bladed only one full drive – it Momentus Thin 500LT012 from Seagate. Storage capacity is 500 GB Spindle speed – 5400 rev / min, and the buffer size is 16 MB. But to speed up the loading of the OS and an additional SSD – SAMSUNG PM830. Its capacity is small by today’s standards , a total of 32 GB.
Do not lack good candy bar and a wireless adapter , namely Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-N 1202. This network card is positioned as a game , and we have repeatedly met her in configurations gaming laptops MSI and not only. Killer Wireless-N 1202, is easily seen from the name of the module does not support the new standard IEEE 802.11ac, but is able to work as a stable 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Dvuantennaya card itself and provides a good level of wireless reception . There is support for Bluetooth 4.0 + HS, so that a complete keyboard and mouse , you can easily connect to the monoblock .
As part of the audio from the Dell XPS 18 no surprises . It uses a fairly common codec Realtek ALC668, which works on the “guests » High Definition Audio. For a pair of audio speakers on the sides of the hull. They provide a good level of volume , and at its maximum level, no wheezing .
Dell XPS 18 equipped with a removable battery pack 69 W * h
No power adapter is connected to the monoblock can easily see a couple of movies , the battery last just for this term . Continuous Internet surfing on the shoulders too hero today , in this scenario it can hold almost 4 hours that the home environment is enough.

Dell XPS 18 inspires mostly positive emotions. He has an excellent display , comfortable keyboard complete with a mouse, in general good ergonomics for such a large tablet. If necessary, you can take it with you – it stores can even find a special case. In this house it can be easily moved from place to place without fear of fast battery drain .

The main disadvantage of XPS 18 is a very small set of ports : a pair of USB 3.0 may be the norm for some 11-inch Ultrabook , but not for the home PC . Solve the problem of insufficient number of ports may be USB-hub , but it is not always practical , and such decisions are not always work correctly .

Progress does not stand still – in fact, it moves faster . Even yesterday, everyone admired promo video in 4K format at the Consumer Electronics Show , and today we are facing a huge computer monitor ASUS PQ321QE, supporting the resolution 3840h2160 . And the interesting thing is that this is just the beginning
The company ASUS, which literally burst into the area of professional monitors with gorgeous models and ASUS PA246Q ASUS PB278Q, apparently , has a good chance to win the race format 4K . After all, she was the first manufacturer of computer displays , which submitted a production model – ASUS PQ321QE. By the way, this reminds breakthrough , in our view , the similarity of ASUS and Samsung: Taiwanese , as Koreans tend to be better in all areas at once . And have to admit , it is perfectly possible.
Our guest today – the monitor is special in every way. First, it has a giant diagonal – 31.5 inches. Second, it has an unprecedented panel of computer monitors resolution 3840h2160 . Thirdly , the matrix display is made on the newest technology IGZO, developed by Sharp. And fourth , ASUS PQ321QE – so far the only monitor on the market with such characteristics .
Growth diagonal screens , as we mentioned , has caused an increase in resolution panels. The array elements corresponding to the resolution of Full HD, for example, a monitor with 27-inch matrix has already been enough, since each point could be seen on the screen with the naked eye at normal distance that separates you from the display. Therefore, advanced models have screens with a resolution of 2560×1440 or 2560×1600. Apparently , ASUS has decided not to wait for the moment when such an array would be enough for an expanding diagonal monitors, and equipped the new model of the panel with a resolution of 4K.
There are as many as four versions of this format : full-frame ( 4096h3112 ) , academic ( 3656h2664 ) widescreen ( 4096h1714 ) and kashetirovanny ( 3996h2160 ) . However, the resolution of the matrix of our guest today does not match any of the above substandards . In fact, everything is simpler than it seems : 3840h2160 – this four-screen Full HD. Thus, in our view, familiar. Most likely, in the future, manufacturers of computer monitors will specifically target this permission . And as for the support from the manufacturers of video cards , for today’s video cards to play with any image aspect ratio does not present any particular difficulties.
As we mentioned , the matrix is made by ASUS PQ321QE technology IGZO. The name is an acronym and stands for Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide – indium , gallium and zinc . ” This material is also a semiconductor and is intended to replace the amorphous silicon in the active layer of liquid crystal screens. One of its main features is the ability to control the thin film transistor smaller . This in turn reduces the size of the picture element , to increase its speed and pixel density , and reduce power consumption. Furthermore, the matrix itself may be thinner counterparts produced by other processes. All of these benefits are important primarily in mobile devices , which explains the interest in the technology from the company Apple. However, the firm Sharp shown that it can produce displays of almost any size .
Among other things , it is worth mentioning the internal representation of the basic colors in the form of a ten-digit binary numbers. This allows to display a total of over one billion colors. Such a huge number of gradations necessary in the first place for a smooth display different color gradients , such as the dawn sky or water surface of the lake. All these advantages suggest ASUS PQ321QE real innovation . And we can not wait to try it in the case.
By the way, our guest today , most likely, will not remain alone : Dell has announced a summer display Dell UltraSharp 32, which has similar features and will be available in the near future. A firm Sharp additionally equips its model of Sharp PN-K322B touch layer. It should be noted that for those who screen size 31.5 inches seems not suitable for work , ASUS has shown at Computex 2013 is another display with the same resolution, but with a diagonal of 39 inches.

⇡ # Specifications
Iiyama ProLite XB2776QS 31,5
The 16:9 aspect ratio
Matte coating
The standard resolution pixels. 3840h2160
PPI 139,8
image Options
Matrix type IGZO
Backlight type: W-LED
Max . brightness 350 cd/m2
Static contrast ratio of 800:1
Dynamic Contrast ND
Number of colors 1070000000
Horizontal frequency , kHz , ND
Vertical Frequency , Hz ND
Response time BtW, ms ND
Response time GtG, 8 ms
The maximum viewing angle horizontal / vertical , ° 176/176
Video Inputs 1 x DisplayPort
Additional ports 1 x Audio In,
1 x Audio Out,
Built-in speakers : number x , watt 2×2
The physical parameters
Adjusting the screen angle , rotation, height adjustment
VESA- mount: Size (mm ) 200×200
Fixing the Kensington There
External Power Supply
Max . power consumption: the work / standby (W) 93/6
Dimensions ( with stand): LxHxD mm 750x489x256
Dimensions ( without stand ) : LxHxD mm ND
Net Weight (with stand ) 13 kg
Net Weight ( without stand ) kg ND
A warranty period 3 years

Thus, the brightness of the display is declared at the level of 350 cd/m2. This is not a record value of this parameter , but still one of the highest. Contrast ratio is 800:1 . Compared with most models on the market which claim 1000:1 , our guest today looks a bit tatty . However, in our view, this value is much closer to the truth – and it is a cause of respect. Dynamic contrast is absent – and correctly.
Response time is as much as 8 ms. In these times when even the relatively slow IPS- panel pulled up to 5 ms , this is quite a lot. With regard to support video interfaces , everything is very simple : the developers have equipped model only connector DisplayPort – in this case, a necessary and sufficient. Power supply unit external – it is not very convenient for wall placement of the monitor. In our view, in such considerable dimensions of the model could try to mark out the source of the secondary voltage inside. To hang the display on the wall, the developers have provided a seat for a standard VESA mount size of 200×200 . Indeed , this format is better suited for such a huge plate than the normal 100×100 . By the way, for the dismantling of support will have to use a screwdriver.
Power consumption model , despite assurances from the developers panel , rather high – 93 watts. In our opinion, the reason for this in the first place is an impressive statement brightness, as well as a solid screen sizes . However, even this does not explain such high values ​​if you count the relative proportion of area of ​​the screen with a diagonal of 27 inches with the same luminosity of the passport , it should be able to just 59 watts. A solid weight – 13 kg – gives the monitor additional stability on the work surface .

To say that the device appears on the desktop impressive – so just to sound obvious. The screen takes up almost the entire visible area member , leaving only a small part of it to another situation . And when the screen image is there , the user ASUS PQ321QE definitely feel what it means to be ” absorbed by the spectacle .”
Our guest today uses an LED backlight , however, despite the use of an external power supply , the panel can not be considered absolutely fine . In our opinion, the reason for this is the increased frame design screen and a serious passive cooling for silent operation.
Such models , in terms of champions, are usually equipped with all possible interfaces. However, in our case, the developers have set a connector DisplayPort. And rightly so . The fact that the entire stream can be transmit huge lossless only the digital interface. For comparison : in order to ensure the full operation of a similar model ASUS PQ321Q, requires just two HDMI- cable. Well, about analog protocols of the question .
It should be noted that the pattern is not such a level would prevent full USB- HUB third version . But he’s not here . But our guest today is a complete multimedia device . It is very convenient because you can watch a movie or listen to music without worrying about additional equipment. Moreover, for this purpose need only one cable . However, for demanding users always have the ability to connect external speakers . By the way , built-in sound sources do not give out your location even with careful inspection .

Monitor control performed using classical keys located on its right side wall . They are pressed gently and allow to quickly configure the display. Unfortunately, while testing your finger periodically hitting the power button the screen, which , by virtue of the features graphics card, resulting in the need to reboot the computer. And, as usual , no backlight controls manufacturer has not provided , and in fact , this solution would help a lot for users who prefer to work in low ambient light . It is worth noting that the controls can not only navigate through the menu , but also adjust the brightness and the volume of built-in speakers .

The menu is clearly structured models – understand it is not difficult. However, the design is that it seems as if we see not a production model , and engineering .
Item “Image” allows you to adjust picture settings such as brightness , contrast, black level , hue and sharpness. In addition , optional color settings , where you can select an image processing parameter gamma curve and one of the preset color temperature , and set it by adjusting the basic colors per channel . In addition , you can define the color range of the input signal , as well as to carry out a general reset all settings to the factory level .
Submenu “Setup” is responsible for such functions of the monitor as interface language , the choice of inputs for audio and data transfer rate for the service port .
Item “Monitor” allows you to select the orientation of the panel , and enable the transition to sleep mode during prolonged .
In the sub-menu “Other” , you can activate the suppression of ghost images , choose the method of displaying the input signal , turn off the sound and display all the information about the monitor.
In addition to all of these settings are available in the main menu , there are additional , hidden adjustment. A certain combination of buttons displays a special box with the title “Function” , which allows a full reset of all parameters locked for other users the ability to configure the monitor and control the service port , define the mapping of the main menu to activate the LED and output messages about hardware errors and overheating of the monitor.

It should be noted well written instruction manual . Here is everything – from the monitor assembly and laying methods power and signal cables to describe the setting and display control using COM-port service . This instruction is useful for both novice and experienced users .

Representatives of Olympus introduced a new flagship camera called OM-D E-M1, which is the start of sales is scheduled for next month. Novelty refers to devices standard Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system and has , without which the price of the device is nearly 1,400 cu
Developers are confident that their new digital product is the most “advanced” on the market , arguing the “inner stuffing ” of the device and the user-friendly functionality.

” On board” is improved 4/3-dyuymovy sensor Live MOS, the disposal of which 16.3 million effective pixels . For the graphics processor is used TruePic VII, as well as playing a contrast AF and phase DUAL FAST AF.

Of course, not forgotten , and the electronic viewfinder, advanced design , which will increase the field of view of 1.3 times compared with the daily “SLR “. Model OM-D E-M1 has received a 3-inch swivel screen and 5-axis image stabilizer . The camera body protects it from dust, moisture and temperature drops to -10 degrees Celsius.

The shutter speed range is 1/8000-60 s, and can record video at 30 frames per second with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels . Keep the information offered on the memory cards format SD / SDHC / SDXC, a special box will take a picture at a depth of 45 meters under water.

Dimensions of the camera Olympus OM-D E-M1 account for 130,4 h93 , 5h63 , 1 mm, and the total weight with the battery is not more than 497 grams of the mark .

As expected , Chromebook Pixel display with high resolution was not someone’s imagination , and it is a real device , which today was officially presented with Google. The new laptop is entirely her brainchild and is built around web technologies. Chromebooks display has a diagonal of 12.85 inches, a 3:2 aspect ratio , 2560 x 1700 , 239 ppi pixel density and, of course , is the multi-touch .

As for the plumbing , everything is so perfect that it’s easy to forget that before us , first of all , a work laptop. Chromebook Pixel dual-core Intel Core i5, 4 GB of RAM and SSD on the 32/64 GB . If this memory is not enough – Google offers its customers free terabytes of new items in Google Drive for a period of three years. Always stay in touch owner Chromebooks will help built into the model with 64 GB of flash memory LTE module (the version with 32 GB is deprived of this possibility ) .

“Office ” destination devaysa stresses such small details , such as the presence of 3 microphones for conferencing : a base and two noise-canceling , and one of them will be located under the keyboard so that the caller will not hear banging the keys. Speakers laptop hidden in the housing so that they are absolutely not visible from the outside , which, however , does not prevent the sound quality . Among other features – HD webcam and touchpad ” with improved smoothness .” Port selection is typical for any modern ultrabook and features a variety of 2 USB-ports , mini displayport, combined jack 3,5 mm and a SD card reader. In addition to Wi-Fi and LTE wireless connections from also available Bluetooth, and provide power to the entire ” hardware ” will be the battery on the 59 W * h Google claims that , according to independent tests of battery life of the new Chromebooks , he is able to work on a single charge of the battery up to 5 hours.

Sales will start in the United States today , including the company store manufacturer , Google Play, at the price of $ 1299 for the basic equipment and $ 1,499 for a model with 64 GB of internal storage and LTE.

Windows Phone users from accessing YouTube Microsoft complains to their Google
IT-giant Google has banned users access the mobile YouTube application for Windows Phone to own video. Refers to the application YouTube, created a corporation Microsoft, which is laid out on the Windows Phone Market.
It is reported that it can be downloaded to the phone, but after starting immediately issued an unknown error.
According to complaints from users, the application has ceased to function after the upgrade to the new version, which Microsoft presented on August 13.
According to The Verge, users can not use the service, as Google has blocked the YouTube application from Microsoft.
“Unfortunately, Microsoft is not made the necessary changes to support the special features of YouTube and instead released a new application that is abusing the service”, – explained at Google.
In Microsoft called “odd” requirement Google use HTML5 as the main standard, since HTML5 is not based YouTube application for the iPhone, not the program for its own operating system Google – Android.
“Apparently, Google has come up with a reason to block our application at this time. This is a fabricated solution. They know that we can do nothing,” – complained to David Howard, corporate vice president and deputy chief legal adviser to Microsoft.
I should add that the problem with the YouTube app from Microsoft appeared for the second time. In May this year the company has removed the first version of the application from its catalog Windows Phone Store at the request of Google, which has found in violation of her license agreement.
In Microsoft also complained that Google has refused to support the company in the creation of applications YouTube, which is why they released it on their own.
Earlier today it was reported that some of the recently presented at the Microsoft security bulletins were not very high quality tested by provoking problems after installation, including the 0xc0000005 error when you try to turn almost any application.

“Eight” Windows Vista bypassed by popularity

The market share of Windows 8 for the first time surpassed that of the operating system Vista. This writes The Next Web, citing figures from Statistics Service Net Applications.
“Eight” ahead of Vista in June 2013. This month, Windows 8 won 5.1 percent of the market, and Vista – 4,62 per cent of the market. For comparison, in May, the share of Vista was 4.51 percent, while the share of Windows 8 – 4.27 percent.
World’s most popular operating system is still Windows 7 – accounting for 44.37 percent of the market. Second place with 37.17 percent is Windows XP.
Vista was released in January 2007. It replaced the Windows XP, which by that time had already celebrated its fifth anniversary. Because of the limited number of innovations and Vista compatibility was perceived by users as a whole negatively.
The period of “prosperity” Vista was in October 2009. At this point, the OS has won 19.06 percent of the market, which was its peak. C release of “Seven” share of Vista has been gradually reduced.
Windows 8 appeared in October 2012. The growing popularity of the OS in June may be due to release a major upgrade for it – Windows 8.1. The beta version of the update is free.
These other service statistics, StatCounter, also suggests that Windows 8 in June surpassed Vista in popularity. The proportion of first OS StatCounter estimates at 5.94, and the second – a 5.4 per cent.

Microsoft called Windows 8 its mistake

The Financial Times published a sensational interview with a senior product marketing manager for Microsoft Tami Reller, in which it is in fact recognized the failure of the company with the launch of Windows 8, and told me that her principal elements will change with the release of an updated version of the.
According to the newspaper Kommersant, it actually was the first public acknowledgment of the failure of the leadership of the new system, which was planned as a breakthrough in the modernization of the PC to the level of the plates. However, even before the launch of the OS it was criticized by many analysts and competitors were reviewed and does killer. Tim Cook, Apple, said at the time that the creation of Windows 8 is about the same technically possible operation as combining a toaster with a refrigerator.
In an interview with FT Reller said that PC users have encountered many challenges, getting used to the new interface, and the tehnogigant committed other errors when you run the. “Obviously, we could and should have done more” – complained Reller, speaking mostly about the marketing failures that triggered unwillingness of retailers to sell a touch-screen PC with Windows 8.
In addition, the official blog of the Windows Reller said about updating the system, saying that the upgrading will start later this year and that the Blue – his code name.
She noted that Blue will be a continuation of Windows 8, but will include a number of innovations. First, since starting the update will replenish the list of gadgets for “eight” and come Soup “new form factors.” Also in Blue will add features for users’ Windows 8, but the specific options Reller did not specify.
Add that one of the early assemblies Blue, shred, forced to assume that the IT-giant will return to the OS Start button, which is not available in Windows 8, and will allow users to skip at boot screen with “live tiles.”
Recall that Windows 8 was released in October 2012. To date, Microsoft has implemented one hundred million copies of the OS. Previous platform, Windows 7, for the same period similar copies sold, but according to Net Applications, the proportion of “eight” in the market stood at 3.8%, while Windows 7 for the first six months has gained 12%.

Sales of Windows 8 is plummeting, – analysts

The growth of the user base of Windows 8 last month has slowed even more striking by popularity suffering from the operating system. As the latest statistics monitoring company Net Applications, in July 2013 Windows 8 showed minimal growth rate since the release of the Linux operating system in October 2012.
According to the metric Net Applications, now the share of the operating system is only 5.9% of the total number of Windows-computers in the world. After October 2012 a few months OS gained about 1% per month, but since 2013 this trend has come to naught, and now at the end of July this OS has added only 0.2%. In June, an increase of about 0.5%.
The authors suggest that the decline in popularity is likely due to the fact that in the PC industry there are problems with the sale and consumers are increasingly working with tablets and smartphones, preferring to spend spare money on them, and not for the purchase of a new PC. Previously, by their own figures, these arguments and confirmed by IDC and Garnter, reported more than 10 percent drop in the PC market for the year.
Net Applications noted that while the majority of users of Windows 8 is regarded as a consumer operating system level as well as the business continues to be on Windows 7. Therefore, on Windows 8 has, above all, the fall of retail sales in the retail segment.
At the same time, the report’s authors say that the most popular Windows is still Windows XP. Although the OS is officially loses technical support in April 2014, on it are still 40.6% of users of Windows.

Microsoft will pay partners for each device sold with Windows 8

IT giant Microsoft has promised partners and distributors to pay up to $ 10 for each unit sold on Windows 8 devices, including tablets, and personal computers (PCs) with a touch screen, according to Computerworld.
According to the source, the program, called TouchWins, designed to stimulate PC sales amid declining consumer interest.
Microsoft will pay compensation to distributors for the sale of each PC with a touch screen or tablet running Windows 8, included in the list of 21 models. The remuneration will amount to 10 dollarovza each device sold.
“The idea is to encourage our partners and authorized distributors involved in sales of personal computers and tablets based on Windows 8 Pro and equipped with a touch screen,” – said the director of marketing and finance departments Microsoft Windows.
The program applies to devices TouchWins Acer, Asustek, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba. Among the models, for example, Acer Aspire S7 and Iconia Tab W7.
According to analysts, using TouchWins, Microsoft expects to boost sales of computers based on Windows 8, and prepare for the launch of next-generation devices, based on the operating system Windows 8.1, a public preview version of which was released in late June.
However, experts doubt that Windows 8.1 and a new wave of devices will be able to increase consumer interest in computer-based full-featured operating system sufficiently in order to improve the situation on the market.
We emphasize that, according to IDC, in the first quarter of 2013, PC shipments in the global market fell by 14%, showing a maximum reduction of two decades of observations. We also learned that in the last year they fell by 3%.
In addition to the above, it was reported that the number of users of a service Microsoft – Skype – exceeded 300 million.
Recall that in late June, Microsoft presented a preliminary version of an update for the Windows 8 under the number 8.1.
Note that in the refreshed version of the developers have corrected a number of bugs and added some new features. One of the key (and most anticipated users) features became, as the newspaper notes, the return on the desktop taskbar, click Start.

The final version of Windows 8.1 will be released in October

Microsoft is currently testing the final version of the operating system Windows 8.1, but the company will not release it until October. Sources close to the company say that the updated Windows PC manufacturers will be passed by the end of this month, but users will get a simple system in October.
During this time, PC makers will be able to generate tests for compatibility update to its software and hardware. As reported by sources close to the company, Windows 8.1 will be released with new gadgets from the company’s partners, among which will be devices with seven-inch and eight-inch screens.
Windows 8.1 had improved multitasking, a smaller tile, built-in Bing search engine and other features. The company will add more to the system guides the user to facilitate the study of the system. As in the preview version, which is now available for download to ordinary users, the system will present the “Start”, you will be able to synchronize video across devices and some other functions.
In the event that the said publication release date confirmed, Windows 8.1 will be released exactly a year after the appearance of Windows 8. Experts believe this update is a kind of large-scale “work on the bugs” that Microsoft has done once decided on drastic changes in their operating system.

Windows 8.1 will protect folders by fingerprint

The operating system is Windows 8.1 will support integrated fingerprint reader, writes The Verge referring to representatives of Microsoft.
Working with the scanner was possible in previous versions of the OS, but the drivers and software for the device provides third-party company. Windows 8.1 will “learn” scanners without any additional software.
User will be able to associate with your account imprint Microsoft. This will give him the opportunity to log on to approve the purchase of programs or applications to authenticate with a finger on the scanner. In addition, the fingerprint can be “protected” personal folder.
In Microsoft noted that the fingerprint scanner support was made possible thanks to the close cooperation with the “two or three” manufacturers of such devices. The company also urged its partners to embed scanners in laptops, tablets, keyboard and mouse.
Windows 8.1 is a major upgrade to the operating system Windows 8. Its beta version will be released on June 26. It is expected that Windows 8.1 will be attending the “Start”, which is not in the eight, and the user will be able to skip the screen with “live tiles” on boot.

Microsoft has promised serious cash rewards for hacking Windows 8.1

Microsoft announced cash bonuses for helping to improve the security of its two latest products – Windows 8.1 platform and web browser Internet Explorer 11.
For a finding of vulnerability that bypasses the built-in Windows 8.1 security technology, the corporation promises up to 100 thousand dollar prize. Yet up to 50 thousand dollars can get one who offers the defenses to the detected vulnerabilities.
For the detection of critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 11, the company promises to pay up to 11,000 dollars.
Collect an application for participation in the competition to find vulnerabilities in Windows 8.1 and methods of protection after Microsoft intends to release the preliminary version of the OS Windows 8.1 Preview. The date of the final competition the company is not named.
With regard to Internet Explorer, the company bid on it is going to receive, within 30 days, from June 26 to July 26.
Microsoft and before a cash reward for the ideas of protection. However, such competition is public the first time, indicates PC World.
As explained Mike Reavey, senior director of Microsoft Security Response Center, this is done in order to accelerate the process. Used the services of the corporation constantly research companies, but so far – not in a public format.
In Microsoft expects that the new program will provide an opportunity to release a more secure and reliable products as the most useful proposals of the company intends to take into account before the final version.
In addition to Microsoft, similar to organize competitions and other large companies, for example, Google. Exit Windows 8.1 Preview is expected before the end of this month.

Skype will be preinstalled in Windows 8.1

Chat service, IP-telephony and video calls Skype will become an integral part of Windows, from version 8.1, which will be released in mid-October. Observers do not rule out the possibility that the active promotion of its own services to the detriment of competitors may again pique the interest of antitrust authorities to Microsoft.
Currently, in order to take advantage of Skype, Windows users need to download the client software on the website or in the store the OS. But in the version of Windows 8.1, as reported in the official blog of the service, the program will be pre-installed, and its “tile” – posted in a conspicuous place on the start screen “Start.”
The innovation will affect not only Windows 8.1, running on a standard PC with Intel-compatible processors, but Windows RT, designed for tablets with processors architecture ARM. The company noted that the antitrust authorities, many years ago, hard to punish Microsoft for imposing users browser Internet Explorer, should have no complaints.
Skype can be easily removed from the home screen and use another program to call and video chat, for example, Google Hangouts. At the same time, officials in the U.S. and the EU may be taking a different view on this.

Computer Apple, Steve Jobs assembled, sold for 516,000 euros

One of the first computers manufactured by Apple was sold at auction, which took place in Berlin on Saturday, May 25. For the 1976 model release paid 516,000 euros.

German auction house Breker said that Apple computer purchased buyer from Asia, who preferred to remain anonymous.

Rare computer, called Apple 1 was assembled company founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the family garage. In 1976, it sold for 666 U.S. dollars. Your computer has an autograph Wozniak.

Breker says that in the world there are only six of these computers that remain operational. One of the German auction house sold in 2012 for 492,000 euros.

Apple released the sixth beta version of iOS 7. The final promise to September 5

Apple has released a sixth beta version of its new mobile OSes iOS 7 for developers. If it goes refinement at a normal pace, the final release for developers, as predicted by blog BGR, should be expected on Sept. 5, and everyone will be able to update the firmware of their i-devices is not later than the middle of next month.

In the description on the website for developers Apple, recently completely restored the function after a crash caused by burglary, says that the new version enhanced security for users of cloud services. Since the update of “weighs” only 13.5 megabytes, it obviously just fixes a bug in the system without adding any significant new features.

Probably this, the sixth in a beta version, will be the last release before the final release of the so-called golden master. It is in the form of a golden master iOS 7 will be available to users of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch worldwide.

If Apple does not break the tradition, the firmware that caused a heated debate since the announcement because of the controversial design, everyone will be able to download in the next few days after the announcement of the new iPhone. As expected, the presentation will take place on September 10.

The famous billionaire Carl Icahn, which owns a large stake in the company Dell, reported serious investment in Apple. The businessman, whose fortune is estimated at $ 12.5 billion, made a statement through his Twitter.

Although the billionaire did not say how many shares he acquired his position in the company he called “big.” Information about what is the share of the technology giant has acquired a billionaire, will be available later in official regulations. In addition, the investor believes that Apple “is extremely undervalued the company.”

Icahn also said that already had a meeting with Tim Cook. In Apple confirmed the fact of the meeting: “We appreciate the interest and investment of all our shareholders. Tim was a very positive conversation with Mr. Ikanom today.”

Compared to the prices at the close of trading on Monday, Apple shares rose $ 17 to today. Now one share is worth 484 dollars. Since the beginning of 2013, Apple’s stock fell 12%. And compared with 2012, when it was recorded at historic high 700.09 dollars, the stock fell 33%.


Sony is going to launch its own online pay-TV, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing sources with knowledge of the situation. The company is actively looking for partners, content providers and recently almost made a deal with media company Viacom.

According to the source, through the channels of the service will be broadcast live from Sony-owned Viacom channels MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. So far, none of the competing companies (for example, Intel and Google), also preparing to launch Internet TV had failed to make arrangements with such an important and a major supplier of TV content as Viacom.

Sony technology provide streaming cable channels and the provision of services such as video on demand, competing with cable and satellite broadcasting, as well as mobile operators selling premium subscriptions to TV channels.

Presumably, the service will be available through PlayStation consoles and televisions Bravia. Later, the service can be made available to owners of tablets and smartphones from Sony. The company hopes to launch the service early next year.

Japanese electronics maker is also in talks to provide content from Time Warner, CBS and Disney, according to a source publication.
Sony representatives have so far declined to comment.

Sony Corp. In the first quarter 2013th fiscal year profit came after a series of losses, which lasted eight quarters.

This result provided the depreciation of the yen, the good results of the finance unit and the first unit for the production of income TVs in three years.

Sony’s net profit in April-June was 3.48 billion yen (35.38 million dollars), compared with 24.64 million yen loss in the first half of 2012.

Sony’s quarterly revenue rose 13% to 1.713 trillion yen, operating profit increased by 6 times, amounting to 36.36 billion yen.

Analysts polled by Reuters, had forecast a net profit of 4 billion yen, operating profit of 25.25 billion yen gain – 1,637 trillion yen.

Positive exchange differences brought the company 14.9 billion yen to its operating profit. The profitability of the financial division of the company positively affected by the growth of quotations of Japanese stocks by more than 50% since the end of last year.

Operating income electronics division in April-June was 3.4 billion yen, compared with a loss of 10 billion yen a year earlier. In the TV segment profit was 5.2 billion yen, compared with a loss of 6.6 billion yen in the I quarter of 2012 fingoda. Sales of smartphones in the last quarter improved to 9.6 million from 7.4 million a year earlier. In this case, Sony is still unable to cope with the weakening demand for digital cameras Cyber-shot and PC Vaio.

However, a significant improvement finpokazateli unlikely to affect the demand head of hedge fund Third Point billionaire David Loeb, one of the shareholders of Sony (7%), an IPO entertainment division of the group.

Sony has confirmed the forecast for the current fingoda, intending to get on its results a net profit of 50 billion yen and an operating profit of 230 billion yen. Evaluation of annual revenue increased by 5% – to 7.9 trillion yen.

At the end of trading on the Exchange in Tokyo on Thursday, Sony shares rose 1.7%. The company unveiled finpokazateli after the completion of the session. In 2013, the capitalization of the Japanese giant has grown by 119%, to 21.29 billion dollars.

The combined power of all the computers in the world could soon fit in the palm of one – the scientists are improving grid systems, which, according to experts, may soon take the place of the World Wide Web, writes The Telegragh.

Grid called Worldwide LHC Computing Grid worked out by the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN). The system was originally developed for the treatment of CERN’s vast amounts of data coming from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Now connected to the system 200,000 computers physicists around the world. This allows you to annually handle 26 million gigabytes of information obtained from the LHC.

Recent years, experts are working to improve the efficiency of the system, as well as trying to make it easier and more convenient in wide use. In particular, CERN physicists have tried to connect to the grid via the iPhone and iPad. Something happened, but as long as the power of these devices is not enough to complete the work. But scientists are optimistic, as far superior to the iPhone power early supercomputers.

Another major project – World Community Grid – developed jointly by IBM and the University of Berkeley. Here, too, are trying to improve the system for mobile devices, while focusing on the Android Google. As reported by The Telegragh, to this GRID is already connected 20,000 smartphones, along with 500 thousands of personal computers.

“Right now, there are about a billion devices on Android, and their combined computing power exceeds the power of the largest supercomputers,” – says David Anderson of the Space Research Laboratory of the University of Berkeley. Thus, using the power of mobile devices, you can solve complex computational problems that are now beyond the power of even modern supercomputers.

Currently, there are a number of stand-alone grid systems used by various research groups around the world – including, for work on non-standard projects to find extraterrestrial life or of potential new drugs. If all the computers are connected to a grid system – creates an incredible resource base available to all at the push of a button.

GRID Network was conceived by two American scientists, Ian Foster and Carl Kesselmanom. In fact, GRID is a “superstructure” of the internet. Its main purpose – the organization of distributed computing to address the serious problems of science and technology. In contrast to the confusing and unstructured Web WWW, grill GRID – strictly regulated system, explains “Kompyueterra” the material devoted to the evolution of technology from the WWW to the GRID.

A user connecting to the GRID, gains access to the power of millions of machines on which it can perform calculations and store huge amounts of data as well as information obtained as a result of their treatment. In addition to this network gives priority to security issues – because anonymity handy when communicating in chat rooms can be extremely dangerous when dealing with scientific data. When requesting any information in the global database GRID, the user will receive a comprehensive response to questions about its accuracy, completeness and accessibility.


Starting with Sandy Bridge, each subsequent generation Intel processors accelerates worse than the previous one, but in the new generations through microarchitectural improvements up slightly performance. Let’s evaluate in practice, which of the Core i5 I choose to overclock the system

Almost every day, as reports from the front, we read with sadness the news that the desktop market continues to be deprived of his loyal supporters. The loss is not just an army of users. One by one drop of the number of adherents of the classical desktop and hardware manufacturers. But the most insulting happens when some of the companies that have made a name for himself and earn huge capital is on the desktop market, found traitors and saboteurs, verbally declaring unwavering loyalty to the old ideals, but in reality – not just watching, but actively go forth “on the side “(mobile devices, of course). A blatant example of such a treacherous infidelity, which has not eclipsed in the memory of some new terrible betrayal, recently showed us by Intel.

Yes, we are talking about Haswell. About the processor, which was originally presented as a new cycle of high-performance micro-architecture design, but in fact was directly and profoundly adapted for use in low-power portable computing systems. The same Haswell, who eventually got a users desktop, wags dubbed Hasfail not just happen. Core desktop processors fourth generation, based on a new microprocessor design, steel for Intel-product with all the ensuing consequences. Our review of the Core i7-4770K has exposed major flaws: the lack of clear progress in computational performance and overclocking potential deterioration. The conclusion from all of this was done then is simple: upgrade the existing system and the transition to the new LGA1150 platform makes no sense.

However, since the announcement of Haswell’s been a few weeks, and former anger subsided a little. In head began to creep into the thought of me not too hasty in branding the new processor design shame? Perhaps Haswell desktop-can still be interesting, because these processors are still present some improvements. In other words, there is a need in a fresh look.

But to repeat the second time we have made tests, of course, will not. Today we look at Haswell different angle. Namely – to try to understand which of Intel’s processors should be available to the enthusiast, is located for this purpose budget of about $ 200-250. That is, try to answer the question of which of the available in stores overclocking Core i5 has the greatest practical value to date. Since the days of Sandy Bridge in each new generation of desktop CPU we have seen small steps toward improving productivity, on the one hand, but a systematic rollback in overclocking – on the other. Therefore, choosing a modern platform, advanced users today actually face the trilemma: Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge and Haswell. In this article, we have decided to directly compare all three available options: Core i5-2550K, Core i5-3570K and Core i5-4670K.

We are all accustomed to the fact that the newer processor, the better it is. And until recently, it did work. Improved manufacturing processes. This results in a potential increase in the frequency and an increase in the processing of semiconductor crystals. The increased transistor budget is consumed either on the microarchitectural innovations, or to increase the number of cores or an increase in the cache memory.

However, with the advent of Sandy Bridge generation of processors usual pace of progress was slow. Even despite the fact that for the production of Sandy Bridge is used by 32-nm process technology, and for a new Ivy Bridge and Haswell – 22-nm technology, all of these three generations of desktop multi-core processors have a similar structure, working at very close clock speeds and have the same Amount of cache memory. In fact, all affect the performance differences were now recessed into the bowels of microarchitecture.

In principle, the fact that the formal specification of processors for desktop systems since 2011 has stopped the growth of the baseline, there is nothing to worry about. As we know from previous experience, the microarchitectural improvements capable of much. Especially that Ivy Bridge, and Haswell – it’s not simple “tick” in Intel’s terminology. Even on Ivy Bridge, the output of which was associated with the change of process technology, Intel said as a measure “tick +”, stressing that it is not a simple transfer to the new Sandy Bridge technology rails, and a comprehensive revision of the old design. Haswell is generally refers to a cycle of “just so”, that is, is a new version of the microarchitecture without any reservations. Therefore, it was possible to improve the performance expected from the development of existing Intel processors, though it is not accompanied by a change in the numbers in the list of formal characteristics.

However, no rapid productivity growth of desktop processors are not really there. The reason is that the main developers of Intel’s efforts are not directed towards the improvement of computing power – it is more than enough to leave the competition far behind – and on improving the parameters that are critical for the mobile market. At the same time wanting to outdo and hybrid processors AMD, and mobile processors with the architecture of ARM, Intel systematically optimizes heat dissipation and power consumption, and is engaged in pulling up your own graphics core. For the same desktop processors, these parameters are insignificant, therefore, from the point of view of the users of desktop computers, the development of Sandy Bridge → Ivy Bridge → Haswell looks like a manifestation of technological infantilism.

Let’s try to remember what happened to the processor cores since 2011, when markets were first Sandy Bridge c truly innovative micro-architecture with a completely redesigned circuit extraordinary performance teams. The original design of Sandy Bridge has a strong basis for all subsequent generations microarchitecture. That’s when there are key and pressing still elements such as ring bus, cache decoded instructions “zero level” fundamentally new block branch prediction scheme performance 256-bit vector instructions, and more. After Sandy Bridge Intel’s engineers were limited to a few changes and additions without affecting laid in the foundation of the microarchitecture.

In published a year later Ivy Bridge processor family touched the progress of processing cores in a very small degree. As the front of the pipeline, designed to process four instructions per clock cycle, and the whole scheme of order execution of commands kept fully intact. However, the performance of Ivy Bridge still has a bit higher than its predecessors. It was achieved by three small steps. First, there was a long overdue for dynamic resource allocation between the internal data structures flows while before all queues and buffers based on Hyper-Threading divided into two streams rigidly half. Secondly, the assembly is optimized performance and a real fission rate whereby these operations has doubled. And third, the task of processing data transfer operations between registers has been removed from the actuators and the corresponding commands are translated into a simple dereference registers.

With the advent of computing performance Haswell again grew slightly. And while talking about a qualitative leap there is no reason, a set of innovations seems not erundovskim. This processor design engineers dug deep in the middle of the assembly line, so that in Haswell has increased the number of execution ports (by the way, for the first time since 2006). Instead, they became six eight, so in theory throughput pipeline Haswell was a third more. However, a number of steps have been taken to ensure that these ports to provide all the work, that is to improve the capabilities of the processor for parallel execution of instructions. To this end, the algorithms have been optimized branch prediction and increased the volume of internal buffers: first of all – the windows of the extraordinary performance of the teams. At the same time, Intel engineers have expanded instruction set by adding a subset of instructions AVX2. The main property of this set – FMA-team, combining at once a couple of operations on floating point numbers. Thanks to them, the theoretical performance Haswell at operations on floating-point single-and double-precision has doubled. Not to be overlooked and left subsystem work with the data. Expanding domestic processor parallelism, as well as the emergence of new instructions, tossing and turning large amounts of data, require the developer to speed up the cache. Therefore the capacity of the L1-and L2-cache in Haswell, compared with previous generations of processor designs has been doubled.

However, enthusiasts when new generations of processors want to see is not so much an extensive list of changes made as the increased bars on the charts with the performance in applications. Therefore, our theoretical calculations and we will add the results of practical tests. And for the best illustrative first of all we will resort to a synthetic benchmark, which allows to see the change of the isolation of the various aspects of the performance of the overall picture. For this purpose the great popular benchmark tool SiSoftware Sandra 2013, using which we compared among three quad-core processors (Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge and Haswell), clock frequency which has been brought to a uniform and constant value of 3.6 GHz. Please note figures are shown in the graphs Haswell twice. Once – when testing algorithms are not used new sets of instructions embedded in the processor design, and the second time – with activated instructions AVX2.

The usual arithmetic test reveals that Haswell was a noticeable increase in performance integer operations. The increase in speed is clearly associated with the appearance of the micro port, specially allocated for additional integer arithmetic logic unit. As for the speed of standard floating-point operations, it is the release of new generations of processors does not change. This is understandable, because the rate is now done on the introduction into practice of new instruction sets with higher bit depth.

In evaluating the performance of multimedia on the first place there is the speed of the vector instructions. So here Haswell advantage is particularly so when using a set of AVX2. If the new regulations to exclude from consideration, we see only a 7 percent increase in performance compared to Ivy Bridge. Which, in turn, rapidly Sandy Bridge only 1-2 percent.

Similarly it is with the speed of the cryptographic algorithms. The commissioning of the new generation microarchitecture boosts productivity by only a few percent. Significant increase in speed can be obtained only if use Haswell and new commands. But we should not delude ourselves: Benefitting from AVX2 in real life requires a rewriting of code, and it is known – the process is not fast.

Not too optimistic and look what happened to the latency of cache memory.
Latency cycles
Sandy Bridge Ivy Bridge Haswell
L1D-Cache 4 4 ​​4
L2-cache 12 12 12
L3-cache 18 19 21

Cache in the third level in Haswell really works with long delays than the previous generation of processors, as Uncore-part of this processor has received relatively asynchronous clocking cores.

However, increasing the delay is compensated by a two-fold increase in bandwidth occurring not only in theory but also in practice.
Bandwidth, GB / s
Sandy Bridge Ivy Bridge Haswell
L1D-Cache 510.68 507.64 980.79
L2-Cache 377.37 381.63 596.7
L3-cache 188.5 193.38 206.12

But in general, against the Haswell microarchitecture Sandy Bridge did not seem noticeable progress. The principal advantage is observed only for making use of the instruction set AVX2, and watch it while you can only synthetic benchmarks, since the actual software must still go through the long haul optimization and adaptation. If the new regulations do not take into consideration, the average level of excellence Haswell on Sandy Bridge is about 10 percent. And the gap is old men Sandy Bridge should be fully able to overcome due to overclocking. Especially when you consider the fact that the old processor frequency potential is higher than that of their modern followers.

If you go to the store and see what kind of overclocking Core i5 processor family is available, then the choice will come down to three options relating to different generations: Core i5-2550K, Core i5-3570K and Core i5-4670K. For clarity comparable to their characteristics:
Core i5-2550K Core i5-3570K Core i5-4670K
Microarchitecture Sandy Bridge Ivy Bridge Haswell
Cores / Threads 4/4 4/4 4/4
Hyper-Threading Technology No No No
Clock frequency of 3.4 GHz, 3.4 GHz, 3.4 GHz
The maximum frequency of 3.8 GHz in turbo mode 3.8 GHz, 3.8 GHz
TDP 95 W 77 W 84 W
Manufacturing Technology 32 nm 22 nm 22 nm
No HD Graphics 4000 4600
GPU frequency – 1150 MHz 1200 MHz
L3-cache 6 MB 6 MB 6 MB
Support for DDR3 1333 1333/1600 1333/1600
Extensions instruction set AVX AVX AVX 2,0
LGA1155 LGA1155 LGA1150 Package

Three Core i5 different generations look at this table, almost like twins. However, a more detailed introduction to each of these three processors reveals some interesting nuances.

Core i5-2550K. This is – one of the latest models of Sandy Bridge. It was released a year after the announcement of the main and discontinued only recently and therefore still widely available in retail. But if you’re serious about building a system with a processor Core i5-2550K, it is our duty to recall some of the highlights.

First, despite the fact that the formal characteristics of the operating frequencies of all the older Core i5 models are designated the same way: from 3.4 to 3.8 GHz, in fact, Core i5-2550K in a regular mode operates at a slightly lower frequency than processors later versions microarchitecture. The fact that the Turbo Boost technology in Sandy Bridge is not as aggressive as in the Ivy Bridge and Haswell, and at full load exceeds the rated frequency is 100, not 200 MHz.

Secondly, processors Sandy Bridge – and the Core i5-2550K among them – have somewhat less flexible memory controller, rather than Ivy Bridge and Haswell. Overclocker memory with frequencies up to DDR3-2400 support it, but here is a step change in this frequency is 266 MHz. That is, the choice of modes of memory with Core i5-2550K is somewhat limited.

And thirdly, Core i5-2550K – the only one of Intel’s overclocking processors, devoid of the GPU. In actual fact the core of the semiconductor chip is, but it severely disabled during the assembly of the processor. This, by the way – one of the reasons why the Core i5-2550K overclocks well.

However, the main basis of attractiveness Core i5-2550K as an object for overclocking is that Sandy Bridge – this is the last of the families of desktop CPU Intel’s mid-range, where the thermal interface between the semiconductor chip and the processor cover is used for special solder flux-free soldering, and not plastic material with questionable thermal conductivity. Followed later translation of semiconductor manufacturing at the 22 nm technology and the accompanying this step reduces heat generation Intel crystals considered a sufficient argument to simplify the procedures for the CPU assembly by eliminating soldering. However, overclockers from severely affected, since the thermal interface between the processor die and its lid has suddenly become a significant obstacle to the transfer of heat flow and the organization of a good cooling.

Core i5-3570K. A typical support design Ivy Bridge – the first generation of Intel’s processors released on 22-nm process technology. The use of more sophisticated than before, the process allowed Intel to significantly reduce the CPU heat dissipation and power consumption. The systems constructed on the base of Core i5-3570K, obviously more economical than similar configurations on Sandy Bridge. However, this advantage Intel convert to higher clock rates did not. Operating frequencies of the older third-generation Core i5, Core i5-3570K, the frequencies Core i5-2550K is almost identical.

What’s worse, despite a lower operating voltage and heat generation in the nominal mode, dispersed generation Ivy Bridge processors are much less likely than their predecessors.