CPUs

Nine months. This is how long it has taken the retail price of Intel’s Core i7-6700K processor to drop to the level recommended by Intel. Despite slow sales of PCs in general, it would seem that demand for Intel’s latest Skylake processors has so far been rather strong, or the chipmaker could not meet demand for many SKUs months after they were introduced. Right now, virtually all major stores in the U.S. sell Intel’s latest unlocked chips at their MSRPs. Meanwhile, Intel’s Core i7-5820K chip, which used to be cheaper than the Core i7-6700K for months, recently got more expensive. Intel Core i7-6700K Finally Hits $350 Intel officially announced its most advanced quad-core desktop processor for mainstream enthusiasts, the Core i7-6700K (four cores with Hyper-Threading, 4.0...

Sandy Bridge Graphics Update

Last week we published our preview of Intel's 2011 Core microarchitecture update, codenamed Sandy Bridge. In the preview we presented a conservative estimate of what shipping Sandy Bridge performance...

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/1/2010

AnandTech 2010 Server Upgrade: The CPUs

Years ago I used to publish a series of articles called Behind AnandTech. We'd occasionally do a massive server upgrade and I'd publish detailed specs, shots and info about...

67 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/30/2010

Intel's Core 2011 Mobile Roadmap Revealed: Sandy Bridge Part II

Late last week we pulled back the covers on Intel's next-generation Core architecture update: Sandy Bridge. Due out in Q1 2011, we learned a lot about Sandy Bridge's performance...

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/30/2010

Farewell to ATI, AMD to Retire the ATI Brand Later this Year

Four years ago AMD did the unthinkable: it announced the 5.4 billion dollar acquisition of ATI in a combination of cash and stock. What followed was a handful of...

84 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/30/2010

The Sandy Bridge Preview

Every two years Intel is committed to introducing a new microprocessor architecture. It's a part of the whole tick-tock strategy that Intel hatched back in 2005 - 2006. Thus...

200 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/27/2010

AMD Bobcat & Bulldozer Hot Chips Presentations Online

Yesterday we published our coverage of AMD's Bobcat and Bulldozer architecture disclosures. If you haven't had a chance to read the piece or haven't been following AMD for the...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/25/2010

AMD Discloses Bobcat & Bulldozer Architectures at Hot Chips 2010

We've been waiting years for AMD to deliver another knockout microprocessor architecture rather than continue to play the value game. While we've been waiting for its next generation Bobcat...

81 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/24/2010

Intel Settles With the FTC

Just shy of 9 months after the FTC’s lawsuit began, Intel’s conflicts are starting to come to an end. Intel and the FTC have reached a settlement ahead of...

63 by Ryan Smith on 8/5/2010

Intel's Core i7 970 Reviewed, (Slightly) More Affordable 6-core

Take the fastest desktop microprocessor in the world, lock its multiplier, shave off 133MHz and drop its price by $100. That's basically what you get with the Core i7...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/29/2010

SeaMicro Announces SM10000 Server with 512 Atom CPUs and Low Power Consumption

The past couple of years have shown us a lot can be done with very modest CPU power thanks to Moore's Law. Everything from netbooks to smartphones rely on...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/14/2010

Moorestown Won’t Run Windows, but Oaktrail Will

ARM gained a lot of confidence thanks to its success in smartphones, and as such it’s looking up in the food chain a bit at netbooks. The Cortex A9...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2010

GlobalFoundries Plans to Expand Dresden and NY Fabs in Anticipation of 28/22nm

Only a year has passed since AMD officially spun off its manufacturing division with the help of ATIC. The resulting GlobalFoundries have been busy getting its ducks in a...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

Intel’s Core i5-655K & Core i7-875K: Overclocked and Analyzed

When it comes to Intel processors, the word “Unlocked” is not synonymous with low-priced mainstream products - it’s a feature normally reserved for flagship ‘Extreme Edition’ CPUs that bear...

51 by Rajinder Gill on 5/28/2010

News Just In: No Phenom II X4 960T for general release?

As a follow up to the news of new AMD processors covering various price points, our contact over at AMD has provided the following information: "While there are indeed engineering...

10 by Ian Cutress on 5/12/2010

AMD Releases Processor Updates

AMD today have launched five new processors, to replace current products, ranging from the budget Athlon II X2 260 to the Athlon II X4 610. New Processor Speed / Mhz Cores TDP Price Processor Replaced Athlon...

26 by Rajinder Gill on 5/11/2010

Intel Announces Super Westmere-EX for Servers

The newest product to be thrusted into Intel's server arsenal will be called Westmere-EX, and is set to directly compete with AMD's Mangy-Cours server chip which features 12 cores...

14 by Ian Cutress on 5/10/2010

The Clarkdale Experiment: Mea Culpa

Several months ago, I wrote about my little experiment with Clarkdale, where I built a small form factor system, based around a Core i5 661 CPU, an Asus H55...

46 by Loyd Case on 5/4/2010

Phenom II X6 Compatibility, Over 170 Boards Supported at Launch

Earlier today AMD announced its Phenom II X6 processors. One vendor even started offering them at a huge discount if you're willing to put up with a mail in...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2010

Phenom II X6, 4GHz and Beyond in 64-bit OSes

In most of my CPU reviews I tend to focus on light overclocking - the low hanging fruit if you will. Over the past few years the focus has...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2010

TigerDirect Offers $50 MIR on Phenom II X6 CPUs - Dead Deal

Early this morning AMD officially launched its first six-core Thuban processors: the Phenom II X6 1090T and 1055T. The last thing we would dream of doing is complain about...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2010

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