Intel's Gulftown Ships With Improved Heatsink

"The upcoming 6 core'd processors will feature a much improved heatsink and fan combo."

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Gulftown comes with improved heatsink

Intel's redesigned cpu cooler for gulfstownThe upcoming six core processors from Intel - also known as Gulftown. The processors are scheduled for release in early 2010, but we have more good news. Intel have decided to ditch their traditional push pin mounting system that is loathed by many. Current Intel processors come with a heatsink and fan that blows vertically, this isn't effective for hotter processors, so they have introduced a new tower style cooler which features four heatpipes and a fan that blows air horizontally, rather than vertically.
Intel's redesigned cpu cooler for gulfstown base and mounting
The new improved cooler should perform better and also be easier to mount than the previous plastic push pins, the new metal design should be easier, durable and useful when shipping pre built computers. Hopefully Intel adopt this design on more of their future processors.
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20-09-2009, 06:07:22

What is the difference between:

1) Seagate Free Agent GO (External 2.5" Drive)
2) Seagate Free Agent DESK (External 3.5" Drive)

And, what does 2.5" and 3.5" mean?


20-09-2009, 06:13:52

There is a difference - size. This could also mean a potential performance difference.

The GO is designed to be a mobile drive, hence the smaller (2.5") disk inside, whereas the DESK is meant to, well, stay on a desk, hence the larger (3.5") disk inside of that.

The 2.5" / 3.5" just refers to the size of the platters inside of the drive itself, often smaller drives spin slower and so performance is less, although for an external drive (presumably storage drive?) it doesn't really matter.

So, do you need portability? If so, get the GO, as it probably won't require an external power brick and just two USB ports.

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