• Explained: Computer Graphics Outputs

    Updated , by Geoff Undrell

    I often speak to people who are confused by the many and varied types of graphical output available on modern motherboards and graphics cards. Below is an explanation of the common variants.

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    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
    Posted in: Technical Articles

  • Release of Gigabyte’s Z87 and H87 Motherboards

    Updated , by Geoff Undrell

    New to the market are Gigabyte’s latest H87 and Z87 chipset motherboards. These new motherboards come at a great price point with a fantastic specification with lots of ports to plug peripherals into.

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    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
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  • 1u-nuc

    In development: Intel NUC 1U Rack mount PC

    Updated , by Geoff Undrell

    For some time our engineers have been watching the exploding market for Intel NUC mini PCs. As most manufacturers jump on band wagon to develop smaller and more interesting ways to house this really quite simple board, G2 has been considering a different angle.

    We have very successfully designed and manufactured ultra compact rack mounted PCs to a small market share, all the while Dell, IBM, HP, etc dominate their respective market with server solutions.  So the question was; Does Intel NUC fit in a rack mount PC case, and what is the point? Read More…

    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
    Posted in: Development Projects

  • Do you know your SSD from your HDD?

    Updated , by Geoff Undrell

    If haven’t already heard SSD storage is the future and it’s here right now! An SSD or Solid State Disk was once the reserve of the enthusiast who strived to build the best performing machine no matter the cost.  However with rapid reductions on cost over the past few years there are many very good reasons why you should consider using an SSD. Read More…

    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
    Posted in: Technical Articles

  • Release of Intel’s Haswell desktop processors

    Updated , by Geoff Undrell

    On the 18th June 2013, Intel launched its new Haswell processors. These latest i5 & i7 series processors utilise a new LGA1150 socket so unfortunately you cannot just upgrade your Ivy Bridge LGA1155 processor because the socket is physically different. Information on the different type of desktop CPUs available is in this blog post.

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    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
    Posted in: News

  • Demystifying Intel Core ‘i’ series processors and chipsets

    Updated , by Geoff Undrell

    Despite how often we deal with Intel products, it still can feel like a minefield when trying to compare processor models and trying to work out the latest version. Below I have made some notes about the various ‘i’ series processors and their corresponding chipsets that Intel has released over the years.

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    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
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