Archive for May, 2012

Gigabyte Dual Intel Xeon E5-2400 LGA 1356 Motherboard Range

Joining the Intel Xeon E5-2400 series launch is Gigabyte with a few new dual socket LGA 1356 motherboards. Gigabyte is working to enter the US market with its server boards having already established itself as a major player on...


LSI SAS 2308 RAID Controller – HBA Information and Listing

As we have seen with the latest server processors such as Sandy Bridge-EP and Ivy Bridge, PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 is becoming widely available. To address this LSI has released a PCIe 3.0 controller, the LSI SAS 2308 to provide ...



USB 3.0 UASP Mode – Performance Benefit or Marketing Gimmick?

Spoiler alert, USB 3.0 UASP mode does provide tangible benefits for storage applications. I have had a few readers ask recently whether the buzz around USB Attached SCSI Protocol or UASP, something that ASUS in particular has b...


Supermicro Dual Intel Xeon E5-2400 Motherboard Preview (LGA 1356)

Today we are looking at the new  Supermicro dual LGA 1356 lineup for Intel Xeon E5-2400 series CPUs. Recently, we looked at the Tyan dual LGA 1356 motherboard lineup for dual Intel Xeon E5-2400 series CPUs, so it is about time...



ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Ivy Bridge mini ITX Motherboard Review

In this review, you will see how the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe packs just about every feature one would want when building a HTPC (or general purpose PC for that matter) into a very small mini ITX form factor. I will say this, ever s...


Corsair Force GT 60GB Review – SF-2281 SSD Synchronous NAND

Today we are looking at the Corsair Force GT 60GB, which is a LSI-SandForce SF-2281 based solid state drive (SSD) that uses Synchronous ONFi NAND. Previously we reviewed the Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD that used asynchronous NAN...



Intel Xeon E3-1270 V2 – Ivy Bridge Xeon Review 4C/8T 3.5GHz

Moving up the stack, today we are taking a look at the Intel Xeon E3-1270 V2, which is a new Ivy Bridge Xeon E3 series CPU built on Intel’s new 22nm process. Like last year where most of the original E3-1200 series was re...


Tyan S7040 and S7045 Motherboard Preview – Dual Xeon E5-2400

Tyan was the first to show us specs of their upcoming E5-2400 based server motherboards recently. The LGA1356 platform is the successor to the LGA1366 platform which was the mainstay dual Xeon platform for years. For those that...



Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2 – Ivy Bridge Xeon Review 4C/8T 3.4GHz

Today we are taking a look at the Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2, which is a new Ivy Bridge Xeon E3 series CPU built on Intel’s new 22nm process. Like last year where most of the original E3-1200 series was reviewed, we will be re...


ASUS P8Z77 WS Review – Ivy Bridge Workstation Motherboard

With the launch of new Ivy Bridge CPUs, the ASUS P8Z77 WS motherboard is a new entry into ASUS’ workstation lineup, similar to the P8P67 WS Revolution motherboard released with Sandy Bridge. ASUS targets its WS line as on...