Intel Claims Its Clover Trail More Efficient than Tegra 3

The stonewall in the tablet and mobile CPU segment is gradually mounting, with Intel and Nvidia increasing their influence and rivalry. Hence, Intel's developers claim that its latest tablet processor, two-core Atom Clover Trail, surpasses Nvidia's Tegra 3 in both performance and power consumption. To be precise, Clover Trail proves to be more efficient in a range of applications, but at the same time, it consumes power twice less than its counterpart. To exemplify such claims, Intel takes Imagination Technologies graphics that consumes less power than Tegra 3.



Numerous testing results conducted by Intel and some leading IT analysts demonstrate that Tegra 3 with four main cores and one additional core is slower that Clover Trail. Testing of performance and power consumption has been held on Microsoft Surface RT with Tegra 3 chip and Windows 8 tablet with Clover Trail chip. Nevertheless, Intel hasn't conducted any comparison in mobile OS from Google.


To continue, such …

One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.



CPU & Memory


Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).


The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

The ASRock Manufacturer Is Ready to Deliver Motherboards Built On Flagship AMD and Intel Platforms

Examining the ASRock website one can detect the evidence of the fact, that the vendor is going to release motherboards based on flagship AMD and Intel platforms.



Let’s have a look at near specialties. Thus, ASRock, built on the X299 chipset, provides four mother cards, specifically X299 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming i9, X299 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming i7, X299 Gaming K6 and X299 Taichi. As we see, Intel really plans to use for the most high-end processors the «i9» brand name. Please note, that all aforementioned motherboards are included into the «Fatal1ty» line.


AMD platforms devotees can enjoy the only product, constructed on the X399 chipset – Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming. In fact, this solution is the first formal approval of AMD X399 existence, which has previously been a matter of gossips only. However, there is no detailed information about this AMD and Intel based card yet. We should note, though, that ASRock performs AMD chips based boards in the …
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