Archive for March, 2011

Intel C202, C204, C206 Bromolow Xeon E3 Sandy Bridge Chipset Preview

Since I have reviewed the Xeon E3-1220, E3-1230 and E3-1280 I have received a lot of questions surrounding the C200 series chipset codenamed Bromolow for the Xeon E3 family which has not yet arrived to market. There is enough i...


ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution B3 Motherboard Review

The ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution is the third ASUS P67 motherboard reviewed to date. ASUS has done a great job in rolling out features such as dedicated Intel Ethernet LAN connections, USB 3.0, Marvell SATA III 6.0gbs controllers, ...



Intel Xeon L5640 60w Dual Six Core Processor Benchmarks and Review

Today it is time to look at a twelve core, twenty-four thread powerhouse of a system. After looking at the low-cost Westmere-EP based dual Intel Xeon E5606 configuration and finding it to be a power sipping dual-CPU setup, I no...


ASRock 350M1 Motherboard Review with AMD Brazos E-350 APU mITX

The ASRock 350M1 is one of the least expensive AMD Zacate platforms available today. Packing an AMD E-350 APU in its mini-ITX form factor the ASRock for about $110 requires only a power supply, enclosure and RAM to get going. P...



AT&T-T-Mobile USA Merger, Netlist EXPRESSvault Cache Backup, Gluster joins Openstack News

On tap this week is the AT&T – T-Mobile proposed merger, a PCIe ultracapacitor and flash based cache card, and Glustre joins open stack (and yes I know I am 10 days late to the party on this one.) AT&T and T-Mobil...


ASUS P67 Sabertooth B3 TUF Motherboard Review

The ASUS P67 Sabertooth motherboard is part of ASUS’ TUF series, touting enhancements for improved stability and reliability. Many of this site’s users have, or are considering migrating to Intel’s new Sandy B...



Supermicro C7P67 Sandy Bridge P67 Motherboard Review it Overclocks

Supermicro is well known for producing solid server motherboards, chassis, peripheral cards, and accessories. At the relatively lower-end of the market are uni-processor (UP) servers and workstations. Unlike dual and quad proce...


Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Server Backups the Easy and Hard Ways

One of the great new features in Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (SBS2011E) is the ability to backup the system drives easily. This was a feature that Windows Home Server v1 was generally lacking and is somethin...



AMD Zacate E-350 1.6GHz Fusion APU Brazos Benchmarks and Review

AMD’s Zacate E-350 is the culmination of the AMD-ATI merger’s synergy expectations. AMD rocked the press when it shared its vision of a unified CPU and GPU to attack at the heart of Intel’s GPU market dominanc...


OCZ-Indlinx, ONFI 3.0, Intel Microservers Weekly News

This week saw a few developments both in the SSD space and in the microserver space. OCZ Purchases Indilinx Early this week we learned that OCZ has reached an agreement to purchase the SSD controller designer, Indilinx, for $32...