CPUs

If you follow PC technology news, you would have seen our news on how Supermicro had enabled overclocking for Skylake (Intel’s 6th Generation) processors on non Z170 motherboards. This was a two fold increase in interest – not only was there overclocking (via base frequency rather than multiplier) on an H series chipset more than a few MHz, but it also enabled this type of overclocking on locked processors from $60 and up. Core i3-6300T overclocked by 20% We reported at the time that ASRock was also introducing this feature, and since then they promoted a new series of ‘Sky OC’ features to enable base frequency overclocking on locked (often called ‘non-K’ because these chips do not have the K letter in their name to denote...

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Preview: The Desktop Gets a 1333MHz FSB

Later this Summer, Intel will release its first 1333MHz FSB Core 2 CPUs onto the desktop market. Does the faster FSB do anything for performance? And how...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/25/2007

AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350: Mainstream X2s with 45W TDP

AMD introduces mainstream dual core X2s with a 45W TDP and that cost less than $100. How does that sound?

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2007

Intel P35: Game Performance Update

We provide a quick second look at game performance utilizing the ASUS P5K3 Deluxe, DDR3, and ATI HD 2900XT CrossFire combination.

13 by Gary Key on 5/23/2007

Intel P35: Intel's Mainstream Chipset Grows Up

Intel launches DDR3 support, introduces a new ICH9 Southbridge, and promises to bring improved performance to the table. What does the new P35 add to the P965 it replaces?

58 by Gary Key & Wesley Fink on 5/21/2007

Intel P35 Memory Performance: A Closer Look

Our recent review found a 16% to 18% improvement in P35 memory bandwidth. We take a closer look at the components of that performance improvement.

14 by Wesley Fink on 5/18/2007

AMD's Next-Generation Mobile Architecture Revealed: Griffin

AMD is continuing with its disclosure of future plans, this time talking about Griffin and Puma, it's new mobile architecture and platform.

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/18/2007

AMD Names Athlon's Successor: Phenom

With the utmost caution, AMD slowly unveils its processor plans. It all starts with a name.

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/14/2007

AMD - The Road Ahead

AMD has decided to be even more forthcoming with details on their current and future plans. What's in store, and can they continue to compete with Intel?

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/11/2007

Intel Penryn Performance Preview: The Fastest gets Faster

In its recent tradition, Intel gave us an indication of Penryn performance well before its official ship date. Get a preview of what the first 45nm Intel CPUs...

66 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/18/2007

Intel Developer Forum - Beijing 2007: Penryn and Intel's High End GPU

The first day of IDF Beijing has begun and Intel gave away some more information on Penryn, as well as its first real ATI/NVIDIA competitor.

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/16/2007

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800: The Fastest Desktop CPU, now with more cores

Intel gave its quad-core Kentsfield a speed bump, meanwhile AMD went through a significant set of price cuts. The landscape has indeed changed.

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/9/2007

Intel: More Details on Penryn and Nehalem

Today we met with Intel and were given some additional juicy details of what is in store for CPUs due for release during the next year. Think QX6700...

14 by Johan De Gelas on 3/28/2007

EVGA 680i LT SLI: NVIDIA's 680i Cost Reduced

We provide our first impressions of NVIDIA's 680i LT SLI chipset using EVGA's board and wonder if cost reductions are always beneficial.

16 by Gary Key on 3/28/2007

Intel G965: microATX Performance Update

We perform a quick performance comparison of an Intel G965 mATX platform and similar Intel P965 platform.

8 by Gary Key on 3/16/2007

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...

34 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

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