It went relatively under the radar during the past two weeks of intensive launches, but AMD is launching a new campaign specifically for system builders dubbed the AMD Power Pack. Normally system builders (including both the mass production sellers and boutique builders) have the option of buying a Product-In-Box (PIB) retail APU with a CPU cooler, bundled codes and all the manuals, or the tray processor which comes just as the processor. The AMD Power Pack meets the PIB and Tray parts half way, offering in one package a set of six processors with bundled codes and CPU coolers, but no manuals and in a single box arrangement. This helps to save on the packaging and offer a price point between the PIB and Tray...

AMD 690G: Performance Review

We compare AMD's new 690G chipset against NVIDIA's GeForce 6150 and Intel's G965 chipsets with some surprising results.

70 by Gary Key on 3/6/2007

Barcelona Architecture: AMD on the Counterattack

After a tremendously successful K8 architecture, AMD lost the performance crown when Intel released Core 2. Details on the upcoming Barcelona architecture are here, but will it be enough...

83 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/1/2007

AMD 690G: Technology Overview

We provide our first impressions of AMD's new integrated graphics chipset before we roll out our performance review.

14 by Derek Wilson and Gary Key on 2/28/2007

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+: Competing with Aggressive Pricing

AMD has lowered its CPU pricing considerably as of late, but is it enough to make up for a 3-year old architecture? Find out as we perform our...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/20/2007

The Era of Tera: Intel Reveals more about 80-core CPU

Last year Intel talked about an 80-core Teraflop CPU, today we get many more details on its architecture and its role in the future of many-core CPUs.

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/11/2007

Intel Demonstrates new 45nm Transistors and Conroe's Successor

What's better than a Conroe? That would be a Penryn. Learn about the transistors that make Penryn so special.

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/27/2007

Intel Core 2 Duo E4300: Affordable and Highly Overclockable

Every generation a ridiculously overclockable bargain chip is born, and the Core 2 Duo E4300 is just that chip.

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2007

AMD's 65nm Preview Part 2 - The Plot Thickens (Updated with Information from AMD)

We take a closer look at AMD's first 65nm parts, uncovering the roots of its lower performance and poor overclocking. Now updated with an official response from AMD.

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/21/2006

AMD's 65nm Brisbane Core Previewed: The most energy efficient AMD CPU to date

Intel has had two major advantages over AMD as of late: 65nm and a newer architecture. Today we take a look at AMD's first 65nm offering and see...

62 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/14/2006

AMD's Quad FX: Technically Quad Core

It's four cores spread out across two processors in a $370 motherboard drawing close to 500W of power. How does it stack up to Kentsfield? We'll find...

87 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/30/2006

NVIDIA 680i: The Best Core 2 Chipset?

NVIDIA's answer to the shortcomings of 590 on the Intel platform is the 680i. Is the new NVIDIA chipset all we hoped for?

60 by Gary Key & Wesley Fink on 11/8/2006

Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6700: The Multi-core Era Begins

Today Intel officially launches its first quad core desktop processor: the Core 2 Extreme QX6700. Find out what four cores means for performance, efficiency and the future of...

58 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/2/2006

Intel Core 2 Chipset Power Consumption Shootout

You've got a new low power Core 2 processor but what chipset do you use? Does chipset choice impact power consumption? We find out today

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/12/2006

ASUS P5B-E: P965 stepping C1 versus C2, Round One

Our journey into finding the claimed C2 performance improvements yields some surprising results.

27 by Gary Key on 10/4/2006

Quad Cores: Intel Kentsfield Preview

Intel gave members of the press an opportunity to run some preliminary benchmarks on their quad-core Kentsfield processor at the Fall 2006 Intel Developer's Forum. Here's a chance...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2006

Fall IDF 2006 - Day 1: 45/65nm, UMPC Update and Quad-Core

Intel's Paul Otellini kicked off this year's Fall IDF with the first keynote of the show and as always, we've got coverage of the event

12 by Anand Shimpi & Larry Barber on 9/26/2006

Mobile CPU Wars: Core 2 Duo vs. Core Duo

Intel's Merom processor brings Core 2 Duo to the mobile world. Will it make as big of an impression as Conroe has on the desktop?

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/3/2006

AMD & ATI: The Acquisition from all Points of View

Last week AMD made an announcement that could change our industry forever. We take a look at the merger from the perspectives of AMD, ATI, Intel and NVIDIA.

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/1/2006

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 & E6400: Tremendous Value Through Overclocking

Sure the Core 2 Extreme is fast, but it's also expensive. How much performance can you wring out of the more budget oriented E6300 and E6400?

137 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/26/2006

Intel's Core 2 Extreme & Core 2 Duo: The Empire Strikes Back

After years of releasing slow and power hungry processors, Intel is finally back. We give you the full scoop on the new lean but powerful Core 2 processor line.

200 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/14/2006

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