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...

The Nehalem Preview: Intel Does It Again

Two years ago we previewed Intel's Conroe core and to our surprise it blew away its closest competitor by 20 - 30% easily. Today, Intel is without competition...

110 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2008

Intel Launches Low-Power 65nm 4 Series Chipsets for the Desktop

With the release of their X48 Express performance chipset just a few short months back, many are asking why Intel is releasing another round of new chipsets so soon...

15 by Kris Boughton on 6/5/2008

AMD Announces GAME!: Raising the Bar for Mainstream Gaming PCs

There's been one successful platform logo in recent history: Centrino. Today AMD announces its own logo program but for mainstream gaming PCs. The program is called AMD...

58 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/19/2008

NVIDIA 780a: Integrated Graphics and SLI in One

We provide our first look at NVIDIA’s latest chipset that provides integrated graphics functionality free, well almost; you do need to buy the motherboard.

39 by Gary Key on 5/6/2008

AMD's Phenom X3 8000 Series: Fighting Two Cores with Three?

AMD is introducing the first triple-core x86 processors as a part of its quick and dirty strategy to remain competitive with Intel's dual-core CPUs. Despite having more cores...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2008

IGP Power Consumption - 780G, GF8200, and G35

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the greenest of them all? The answer may surprise you.

44 by Gary Key on 4/18/2008

Intel's Atom Architecture: The Journey Begins

When we reviewed the first Centrino CPU we claimed that it would revolutionize the mobile world, and it has. Intel's Atom processor has even more ambitious goals and...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/2/2008

Higher Clock Speeds, No TLB Issues and Better Pricing: The New Phenom

Last year Phenom brought AMD a terrible end to a terrible year. While AMD continues to try to resurrect itself we find ourselves in the midst of a...

65 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/27/2008

NVIDIA's 790i Arrives: SLI Rides Again

Users looking to run the latest DDR3 memory technology with multi-GPU graphics from NVIDIA finally have the answer they've been waiting for. We examine exactly what makes the nForce...

20 by Kris Boughton on 3/18/2008

Opening the Kimono: Intel Details Nehalem and Tempts with Larrabee

Intel gave us a few morsels of information on its future microprocessor plans, including details on the architectural enhancements to its first desktop CPU with an integrated memory controller...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/17/2008

AMD's B3 Stepping Phenom Previewed, TLB Hardware Fix Tested

We scored a B3 stepping Phenom with the hardware level fix for the TLB bug. Let's find out if Phenom take-two is any better than the original.

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/12/2008

AMD 780G: Preview of the Best Current IGP Solution

We take an initial look at HD playback quality against the GeForce 8200 and G35.

50 by Gary Key on 3/10/2008

More Details on the Intel Atom Emerge

Intel revealed some more information on the Atom processor and its 2009/2010 successor, Moorestown.

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/6/2008

Intel's 45nm Dual-Core E8500: The Best Just Got Better

Intel continues to assert their processor marketplace dominance with the release of a new line of 45nm dual-core CPUs designed to bring outstanding performance and energy efficiency to the desktop.

45 by Kris Boughton on 3/5/2008

Silverthorne Gets a Name: Meet Intel Atom and Intel Centrino Atom

Intel is announcing the brand names for its ultra low power x86 Silverthorne based processors and platforms. Read on for the specifics.

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/2/2008

Intel X38 Tango - Is High FSB Overclocking Worth It?

We do some dirty dancing with Intel's X38 MCH and find that there is a price to pay for running those high FSB rates.

16 by Rajinder Gill on 2/26/2008

Intel's Silverthorne Unveiled: Detailing Baby Centrino

Intel unveiled the architectural details of its Silverthorne CPU at this year's ISSCC. Silverthorne has the potential to be Intel's most important microarchitecture since the first Centrino CPUs...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/20/2008

Intel's 8-core Skulltrail Platform: Close to Perfecting the Niche

Need 8 cores but can't wait until 2009? Intel's Skulltrail platform can give you 8 Penryn based cores today, but not without some serious caveats.

31 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/4/2008

Intel's Menlow Revealed: Baby Centrino Gets Ready

Intel has been hard at work on an even smaller, even more power efficient mobile platform since 2004. The first incarnation is about to be released and we...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2008

Intel Mobile Penryn Benchmarked: Battery Life Improves Again

The latest update to Centrino comes in the form of a mobile Penryn. Here's what we have to look forward to.

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2008

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