CPUs

Some sleuthing by CPU-World has uncovered the list of to-be-released Kaby Lake single-socket quad-core Xeons. As it to be expected, these are incremental updates from Skylake-based Xeons using the newer 14nm Plus node from Intel. In our consumer Kaby Lake reviews, our results showed that the new design offers a better voltage/frequency profile than previous generations, affording more frequency at the same voltage. Another big change from the previous generation is the TDP: what used to be 80W is now listed as 73W if it has integrated graphics, or 72W if it does not. The list from CPU-World, which comes via QVL (qualified vendor list, or ‘CPUs which we confirm work in this board’) postings from motherboards such as MSI’s C236M Workstation, features eight processors...

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

PCI Express 2.0: Scalable Interconnect Technology, TNG

We look at the technology behind PCI Express 2.0 and the innovations that drive the changes.

21 by Kris Boughton on 1/5/2008

Overclocking Intel's New 45nm QX9650: The Rules Have Changed

By using a new material combination of high-k gate dielectrics and metal gates, Intel's 45nm process once again raises the bar by delivering faster multi-core processors that consume significantly...

56 by Kris Boughton on 12/19/2007

NVIDIA 780i: Evolution Plus Triple SLI

NVIDIA updates the 680i with the addition of 3-Way x16 SLI, PCI Express 2.0, and ESA.

24 by Wesley Fink on 12/17/2007

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe Overclocking: DDR3 Takes Front Stage

We provide a BIOS guide and explain how to get the most out of your Q6600 and DDR3 investment on this impressive motherboard.

26 by Kris Boughton on 11/20/2007

AMD's Phenom Unveiled: A Somber Farewell to K8

After entirely too long we are able to benchmark AMD's Phenom 9900, 9700, 9600 and 9500. The quad-core market is now a two-horse race, or is it?

120 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/19/2007

Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX9770 Preview - Updated

Spoiling AMD's fun, Intel let us benchmark its upcoming QX9770 processor complete with 1600MHz FSB.

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/19/2007

Intel X48 - Much Ado about Nothing....

We take a quick test drive of the ASUS P5E3 Premium featuring the Intel X48 chipset. Is it just a rebadged X38 under the hood, or is there something more?

20 by Gary Key on 11/14/2007

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 - Penryn Ticks Ahead

Intel is on the verge of releasing the first update to its successful Core micro-architecture. Can Penryn's entry be as powerful as its predecessor?

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/29/2007

Intel X38: Overclocking Update

We answer a couple of questions about the overclocking capabilities of the ASUS and Gigabyte X38 boards before the full reviews.

8 by Gary Key on 10/24/2007

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