I will be honest, after AMD did not update its FX processor line with the Steamroller architecture, I was not too hopeful for the brand to see anything new in 2014. But since the start of the year the 5 GHz turbo FX-9590 has been rereleased as a consumer part and today AMD is showing it can get four Piledriver modules down to 95W with a few frequency adjustments and cherry picking the dies. This is accompanied with price cuts for the eight-thread FX parts, which AMD is aiming squarely at similarly priced Intel i5 and i3 processors.

The Evolution of Virtualization: Anand, Intel & VMware Chat on Video

For those of you who read the RV870 and RV770 stories, you'll know the sort of information that can come out of a meeting with experts in the industry...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/7/2010

The Rest of Clarkdale: Intel's Pentium G6950 & Core i5 650/660/670 Reviewed

There's a pecking order when it comes to Intel's CPU lineup. At the top of the totem pole is Intel's new 6-core gulftown Core i7 980X. Below...

71 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/24/2010

Intel Core i7 980X Overclocking Update: Breaking 4GHz With 6 Cores

Intel's Core i7 980X is a beast. Not only is it at least a generation beyond any current CPU in heavily threaded applications, it's also competitive in lighter...

57 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/11/2010

The Core i7 980X Review: Intel's First 6-Core Desktop CPU

It's got 6 cores, 12 threads and it's good. Meet Intel's Core i7 980X, the first Gulftown CPU. If you've got the money, there's nothing better.

102 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/11/2010

AMD's 890GX Chipset - Same Graphics, Better South Bridge

AMD's 8-series chipsets are upon us and despite the name, all of the innovation is in the south bridge. Graphics performance and feature set are unchanged but are...

66 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/2/2010

AMD Reveals More Llano Details at ISSCC: 32nm, Power Gating, 4-cores, Turbo?

AMD shared some more details with us about Llano. The 32nm processor will feature power gating and a host of other power optimizations that lead us to believe...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/8/2010

New Westmere Details Emerge: Power Efficiency and 4/6 Core Plans

Intel let loose some new information on Westmere today about power efficiency as well as its upcoming quad-core and 6-core chips. Updated: Desktop quad-core plans not certain!

45 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/3/2010

Unlocking the Phenom II X2 555: 3.2GHz Quad-Core for $99

No I'm not talking about bypassing multiplier locks, the Black Edition takes care of that already. I'm talking about flipping a switch to enable the two disabled cores...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/28/2010

Why Pine Trail Isn't Much Faster Than the First Atom

We were puzzled by Pine Trail's lack of performance. In some cases it was faster than the original Atom, but in most it hardly showed a difference -...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/27/2010

AMD's New Year Refresh: Athlon II X4 635, Phenom II X2 555, Athlon II X2 255 & Athlon II X3 440

It's time for AMD's response to Intel's Clarkdale launch. Cheaper prices and higher clock speeds thanks to yield improvements at Global Foundries.

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/25/2010

The Intel Core i3 530 Review - Great for Overclockers & Gamers

It costs $113 but with minimal effort you can reach 4GHz with the stock cooler. At those speeds (and at stock) it's a great CPU for gamers. ...

106 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/22/2010

The Clarkdale Review: Intel's Core i5 661, i3 540 & i3 530

Intel's first 32nm chips are here. It's time for competition below $200 as Clarkdale takes AMD's Phenom IIs and Athlon IIs head on with more than just performance. Clarkdale...

95 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/4/2010

AMD Athlon 2650e & X2 3250e - Better than Atom for SFF Desktops

We call them the Dell zino HD CPUs, because they're found in Dell's zino HD. You can buy a decent nettop based on Intel's Atom processor or one...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/31/2009

The Core i7 Giveaway Winner, Next Contest Soon

AnandTech reader Gregory Peng sent in his first impressions of the brand new Core i7 system he won last month.

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/22/2009

Intel Atom D510: Pine Trail Boosts Performance, Cuts Power

After over a year, we finally get our first real update to Intel's Atom processor. An integrated memory controller boosts performance by roughly 10%, and we finally get...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/21/2009

The FTC Sues Intel Over CPU & GPU Competition

With settlement talks breaking down, the FTC has sued Intel over anti-competitive actions in the GPU and CPU markets. We take a look at the charges, and what the...

115 by Ryan Smith on 12/16/2009

AMD Core Counts and Bulldozer: Preparing for an APU World

Updated! We clarify one of the more confusing points of AMD's nomenclature with regards to Bulldozer. AMD is referring to integer cores whenever it mentions core count in...

95 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/30/2009

Core i7 Giveaway Winner, AT on Kindle, Site Redesign Preview and More

We have a winner! We've also got AnandTech offered on Amazon's Kindle and a preview of the new AnandTech site redesign. I hint about a call to...

98 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/13/2009

AMD and Intel Settle Their Differences: AMD Gets To Go Fabless

Today marks a monumental day in the CPU world, as AMD and Intel have settled their differences and dropped all suits against each other. The ramifications are monumental: AMD...

67 by Ryan Smith on 11/12/2009

AMD Unveils Bulldozer & Bobcat: 2011 Microachitectures

Could this be AMD's comeback? It sure looks bold at a high level...

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/11/2009

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