Intel's Latest Hardware Is A Cut Above


The results are in, and Intel's latest series of solid-state hard drives and 4th-generation Core i7 processors have topped the charts in all major categories. Based on performance tests conducted this week by the CRN Test Center, Intel's Data Center S3500 Series solid-state drives are the fastest SSDs we've ever tested. Unveiled on June 11 were eight 2.5-inch models and four 1.8-inch models, ranging in capacity from 80 GB to 800 GB, and starting at $115.

Also impressive is the Intel Core i7-4770K processor, one of four new CPUs code-named Haswell, officially unveiled by the company last week. Despite mixed reviews elsewhere, Intel's quad-core chip outperformed anything comparable that has come through our labs before.