CPUs

At the time of our Skylake review of both the i7-6700K and the i5-6600K, due to the infancy of the platform and other constraints, we were unable to probe the performance uptake of the processors as they were overclocked. Our overclock testing showed that 4.6 GHz was a reasonable marker for our processors; however fast forward two weeks and that all seems to change as updates are released. With a new motherboard and the same liquid cooler, the same processor that performed 4.6 GHz gave 4.8 GHz with relative ease. In this mini-test, we tested our short-form CPU workload as well as integrated and discrete graphics at several frequencies to see where the real gains are.

Intel Pentium D 805 - Dual Core on a Budget

For a little over $130 you can now buy a dual core processor but the question is, is it any good? We answer that question and a few...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/7/2006

An AMD Update: Fab 36 Begins Shipments, Planning for 65nm and AM2 Performance

AMD finally begins shipping revenue generating parts from Fab 36, updates the world on their plans for 65 and 45nm and as a whole grows as a company.

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/4/2006

Intel's Pentium Extreme Edition 965: The Last of a Dying Breed

As Intel introduces their first dual core 3.73GHz Extreme Edition processor, we count down the days until NetBurst is gone and Core is upon us.

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2006

AMD AM2: More than just a Memory Change

AM2 brings support for DDR2, but it will also be a new 940 socket plus a brand new Heatsink-Fan configuration

50 by Wesley Fink on 2/6/2006

NVIDIA: New nForce4 Chipsets

NVIDIA releases the nForce4 SLI XE and NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra for Intel processors . This extends NVIDIA Intel offerings to the full discrete graphics Intel desktop line.

32 by Gary Key & Wesley Fink on 1/17/2006

AMD Athlon 64 FX-60: A Dual-Core farewell to Socket-939

AMD's Socket-939 has been the platform of choice almost immediately after its introduction, so it is fitting that the last Socket-939 processor to be released would be the Athlon...

94 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2006

Intel's Pentium Extreme Edition 955: 65nm, 4 threads and 376M transistors

Intel's first 65nm processor has now launched, but the question is what can a 65nm process, 4 threads of execution and an incredible 376 million transistors bring us? ...

84 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/30/2005

SUN’s UltraSparc T1 - the Next Generation Server CPUs

SUN's Ultrasparc T1, formerly known as Niagara, is much more than just a new UltraSparc. It is the harbinger of a new generation of CPUs, which focus almost solely...

49 by Johan De Gelas on 12/29/2005

Investigations into Athlon X2 Overclocking

How much dual core goodness can you get from the cheapest X2 processor? Our next installment in overclocking articles looks to answer that question.

45 by Jarred Walton on 12/21/2005

Intel Core Duo (Yonah) Performance Preview - Part II

As promised, Part II of our exclusive Yonah Performance Preview is here. Compared to an Athlon 64 X2 and a Pentium M, we further level the playing field...

103 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/19/2005

NVIDIA Will Buy ULi

NVIDIA has announced they will buy ULi Electronics.

17 by Wesley Fink on 12/14/2005

FIRST LOOK: ULi M1697 for Athlon 64/x2

ULi has just released a low-cost single-chip solution for AMD Athlon 64. With HD Audio, SATA2 RAID, and Dual x8 PCIe video, we take a look at how the...

51 by Wesley Fink on 12/13/2005

Intel chipset roadmap update

Intel introduces four new chipsets to its roadmap heading into the 2H of 2006 and upgrades FSB and memory support. Pricing doesn't fluctuate much and the high-end solutions remain unchanged.

13 by Tuan Nguyen on 12/7/2005

Intel Yonah Performance Preview - Part I: The Exclusive First Look at Yonah

We've had Yonah for a month, but we finally got a motherboard that it'll work in. It didn't take us long to put the two together and present...

135 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/30/2005

Athlon 64 3000+ EOL'ed, New 3200+ and 3500+ E4 Stepping

Athlon 64 3000+: 2003 - 2005 RIP. We also have details on the new Venice E4 steppings.

23 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/26/2005

ULI chipset roadmap update

New updated information on chipsets from ULI to support the latest from Intel, AMD and ATI.

11 by Tuan Nguyen on 11/23/2005

ATI RD580: Dual x16 Crossfire Preview

An exclusive look at the upcoming ATI RD580 Dual x16 chipset and the Manta motherboard.

52 by Wesley Fink on 11/16/2005

Itanium - is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Despite its rather dull reputation of being a big iron CPU, and the flood of negative predictions, the EPIC CPU family has something fascinating. From a purely technical ...

42 by Johan De Gelas on 11/9/2005

Intel's reopens Fab 12; prepares for 65nm

After a long closing and revamp, Intel finally reopens its Fab 12 plant and prepares to produce processors based on 65nm technology.

6 by Tuan Nguyen on 11/7/2005

Crowning a new Champ; AMD's Opteron 165

Costing nearly half the price of the speedier 175 part, the Opteron 165 latest pricing of $300 is generating high demand.

26 by Tuan Nguyen on 11/5/2005

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