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Buying new hardware is almost always exciting, and purchases are even sweeter when they come with included gifts. In spirit of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided receiving DX12 support in the coming weeks AMD is bundling the game with select AMD FX CPU’s through participating retailers. The Deus Ex series has been well revered since its inception. The breadth of player choice, storytelling, and player customization was a big step in gaming, and the original Deus Ex is still regarded by many as the best PC game ever made. With varying degrees of success, the series has continued to find success in the same formula started back in 2000. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided follows the aftermath of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and continues the social commentary on...

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

AMD's 2010 - 2011 Roadmaps: ~1B Transistor Llano APU, Bobcat and Bulldozer

There's not much to talk about from a CPU standpoint with AMD in 2010, so AMD is heavily focused on 2011 and what it plans to do with its...

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/11/2009

Giveaway: Win a Lynnfield Core i7 System

That's right, just in time for the holidays we've partnered up with Intel to give away a complete Lynnfield Core i7 System.

4276 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/4/2009

AMD's Athlon II X3 435 & New Energy Efficient CPUs: Killing Intel Below $90

Hot on the heels of last months' $99 quad-core, AMD is back with a higher performance alternative to Intel's Pentium E6xxx series. It's the return of the triple core...

178 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/20/2009

Marvell's ARMADA: Custom Designed ARM SoCs Break 1GHz

Anyone can license ARM's microprocessor architectures, Marvell chooses to license only the instruction set and build its own designs. We look at Marvell's architecture to see if it's...

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/19/2009

The Real Conroe Successor: Clarkdale & All You Need to Know about Westmere

Intel's 32nm Nehalem tick is almost upon us. Westmere isn't a radical departure from Nehalem, but there are a few enhancements worth talking about. We go...

96 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/24/2009

The Lynnfield Followup: Turbo Mode and Overclocking Investigated

You asked for results with turbo disabled. You asked for overclocking results. We aim to please: here are the additional tests you requested of Intel's Core i5 and...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2009

The Intel Core i7 860 Review

The missing link in the Lynnfield lineup is the Core i7 860. Priced at $284 it's no more expensive than a Core i7 920, yet it runs at...

122 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2009

AMD Athlon II X4 620 & 630: The First $99 Quad Core CPU

AMD's pricing department has struck gold. Armed with a brand new die, the Athlon II X4 620 performs like a $160 CPU but at 60% of the cost...

149 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/16/2009

Intel's Core i7 870 & i5 750, Lynnfield: Harder, Better, Faster Stronger

Today Intel unveils the Nehalem that we've all been waiting for. Starting at $196 and outperforming nearly everything on the market, Lynnfield is here. It's more than just another...

345 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/8/2009

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