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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...

Intel Core 2 Duo E4300: Affordable and Highly Overclockable

Every generation a ridiculously overclockable bargain chip is born, and the Core 2 Duo E4300 is just that chip.

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2007

AMD's 65nm Preview Part 2 - The Plot Thickens (Updated with Information from AMD)

We take a closer look at AMD's first 65nm parts, uncovering the roots of its lower performance and poor overclocking. Now updated with an official response from AMD.

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/21/2006

AMD's 65nm Brisbane Core Previewed: The most energy efficient AMD CPU to date

Intel has had two major advantages over AMD as of late: 65nm and a newer architecture. Today we take a look at AMD's first 65nm offering and see...

62 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/14/2006

AMD's Quad FX: Technically Quad Core

It's four cores spread out across two processors in a $370 motherboard drawing close to 500W of power. How does it stack up to Kentsfield? We'll find...

87 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/30/2006

NVIDIA 680i: The Best Core 2 Chipset?

NVIDIA's answer to the shortcomings of 590 on the Intel platform is the 680i. Is the new NVIDIA chipset all we hoped for?

60 by Gary Key & Wesley Fink on 11/8/2006

Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6700: The Multi-core Era Begins

Today Intel officially launches its first quad core desktop processor: the Core 2 Extreme QX6700. Find out what four cores means for performance, efficiency and the future of...

58 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/2/2006

Intel Core 2 Chipset Power Consumption Shootout

You've got a new low power Core 2 processor but what chipset do you use? Does chipset choice impact power consumption? We find out today

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/12/2006

ASUS P5B-E: P965 stepping C1 versus C2, Round One

Our journey into finding the claimed C2 performance improvements yields some surprising results.

27 by Gary Key on 10/4/2006

Quad Cores: Intel Kentsfield Preview

Intel gave members of the press an opportunity to run some preliminary benchmarks on their quad-core Kentsfield processor at the Fall 2006 Intel Developer's Forum. Here's a chance...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2006

Fall IDF 2006 - Day 1: 45/65nm, UMPC Update and Quad-Core

Intel's Paul Otellini kicked off this year's Fall IDF with the first keynote of the show and as always, we've got coverage of the event

12 by Anand Shimpi & Larry Barber on 9/26/2006

Mobile CPU Wars: Core 2 Duo vs. Core Duo

Intel's Merom processor brings Core 2 Duo to the mobile world. Will it make as big of an impression as Conroe has on the desktop?

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/3/2006

AMD & ATI: The Acquisition from all Points of View

Last week AMD made an announcement that could change our industry forever. We take a look at the merger from the perspectives of AMD, ATI, Intel and NVIDIA.

61 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/1/2006

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 & E6400: Tremendous Value Through Overclocking

Sure the Core 2 Extreme is fast, but it's also expensive. How much performance can you wring out of the more budget oriented E6300 and E6400?

137 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/26/2006

Intel's Core 2 Extreme & Core 2 Duo: The Empire Strikes Back

After years of releasing slow and power hungry processors, Intel is finally back. We give you the full scoop on the new lean but powerful Core 2 processor line.

200 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/14/2006

nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition: NVIDIA prepares an Intel 975X Killer

A quick look at the nForce 590-SLI Intel Edition reference board gives us a glimpse into the future of what NVIDIA plans for Core 2 Duo.

37 by Gary Key on 6/27/2006

Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Preview from Taiwan

We got our hands on a Core 2 Extreme X6800 and an Athlon 64 FX-62 while in Taiwan. You can probably guess what we did next.

133 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Gary Key on 6/6/2006

AMD Analyst Day Platform Announcements

At this week's AMD Analyst Day, many new cpu and platform features were unveiled for all the world to see. Here's our brief look at what was revealed.

40 by Derek Wilson on 6/2/2006

nForce 500: nForce4 on Steroids?

nForce 500 looks and sounds like a heavyweight, but is it revolutionary or simply an evolutionary nForce4 under the hood? That's what we aim to find out.

64 by Gary Key & Wesley Fink on 5/24/2006

AMD Socket-AM2: Same Performance, Faster Memory, Lower Power

A month after our Socket-AM2 preview, AMD has officially launched their Socket-AM2. We go in-depth to find that not much has changed.

81 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/23/2006

Intel Core versus AMD's K8 architecture

How does the Athlon 64 architecture, known as "Hammer" or "K8", compare with the newly announced Intel Core architecture? Does AMD have a chance to compete with the latest...

85 by Johan De Gelas on 5/1/2006

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