Intel's 32nm Update: The Follow-on to Core i7 and More
11 February 2009
Conclusion: Much like Penryn and its new SSE4.1 instructions, Westmere comes with 7 new instructions added to those already in Core i7. These instructions are specifically focused on accelerating encryption/decryption algorithms. There’s a single carryless multiply instruction (PCLMULQDQ...I love typing that) and 6 instructions of AES. Intel gives the example of hardware accelerated full disk encryption as a need for these instructions.
EPoX EP-9U1697 GLI Motherboard Review - SLI Killer?
12 April 2006
Excerpt: When the ULi M1697 chipset was launched a few months back, it had all the traits of becoming a great budget solution with nearly all the features of the AMD nForce 4 chipset and a cheaper price too! With an ULi engineered patch that enabled SLI and reports of being a great overclocker, the ULi M1697 was quickly becoming a poor (or smart) person's solution for a cheap yet fast gaming and overclocking computer.
Conclusion: So what do we think of the EpoX EP-9U1697 GLI? The motherboard caters to the very audience that has nurtured EpoX thus far, which is the overclocking community. It features an extensive BIOS for memory tweaking and EpoX's Power BIOS functions empowers overclockers to stay in control of their system. The dynamic frequency information is a nice touch, but most importantly, the motherboard exhibits a high overclocking capability.