CPUs

Intel has added three new microprocessors for embedded and highly-integrated applications into its lineup. The new CPUs are based on the Skylake microarchitecture and feature high-performance integrated graphics cores with an added eDRAM cache called Crystal Well. The new products should offer high performance in memory bandwidth applications due to Skylake’s updated 2nd generation cache architecture. In red is the 4+4e die with 128MB eDRAM The chips that Intel has added to its price list are the Core i7-6785R, the Core i5-6685R, and the Core i5-6585R. The new processors are designed to fit in all-in-one PCs, small form-factor and other types of highly-integrated PCs that can satisfy the 65W TDP over the mobile Crystal Well variants that run at 45W. The new desktop chips from Intel...

Affordable Dual Core from AMD: Athlon 64 X2 3800+

After much pleading, we finally have an affordable Athlon 64 X2 based on a brand new cost-reduced core. We take a look at its performance and investigate claims...

110 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/1/2005

Q3'05 AMD Roadmap; DDR2 and New Sockets for AMD

Details on AMD's new FX-59 and X2 processors; new 1207 pin socket information for mobility and desktop; DDR2; Revision F and lots lots more!

51 by Kristopher Kubicki & Jarred Walton on 7/21/2005

Athlon 64 Revision E: Unofficial DDR500 Support

The latest 90nm AMD processors feature unofficial support for faster-than-DDR400 memory, without overclocking the rest of your CPU. We take a look at the performance that these faster...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/11/2005

AMD Athlon 64 FX-57: The Fastest Single Core

AMD has just released a 2.8GHz version of its Athlon 64 line, further increasing its lead over Intel on the high end desktop. But is the performance worth the price?

55 by Derek Wilson on 6/27/2005

Athlon Dual Core: Overclocking the 4200+

The 4200+ is currently the lowest priced Athlon64 Dual Core. So how far can you push this entry level X2 on air cooling?

53 by Wesley Fink on 6/23/2005

Intel On the Offensive: Roadmap Details and Analysis

Intel is already hard at work on their next generation dual core processors: Yonah, Preseler, Sossaman, Paxville and Dempsey! Check inside for details on all of them!

57 by Kristopher Kubicki & Jarred Walton on 6/14/2005

IGP Rides Again: Chipset Roadmaps from NVIDIA, ATI

NVIDIA ignored their IGP market for the better part of a year while ATI kept trying to develop one. Both companies have some tight lipped IGP projects on...

10 by Kristopher Kubicki on 5/26/2005

Intel's Pentium 4 670: Just Another Speed Bump

Intel has launched another Pentium 4 6xx speed grade; this time, hitting 3.8 GHz. We run a few of our standard tests to find out how the latest processor...

33 by Derek Wilson on 5/26/2005

The Quest for More Processing Power, Part Three: "Multi core of Intel and AMD compared"

How do the current dual cores of Intel and AMD compare? What are the architectural differences of the current cores? Can we quantify these differences? What will be the...

28 by Johan De Gelas on 5/18/2005

Processor Obfuscation and You: An Update on AMD and Intel CPUs

Both AMD and Intel have quite a few shipping processor models on the market right now. In order to clear up the confusion, we decided that it was...

55 by Kristopher Kubicki & Jarred Walton on 5/17/2005

Far Cry AMD64 Edition - A First Look at 64-bit Gaming

We've been very disappointed by the lack of 64-bit desktop applications for Microsoft's new x64 Edition OS. After years of campaigning for 64-bit games, AMD and Ubisoft unveiled...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/10/2005

AMD's Athlon 64 X2 4800+ & 4200+ Dual Core Performance Preview

Weeks ahead of schedule, AMD sent us their first Athlon 64 X2 dual core desktop CPUs to put through our benchmarking tests. Although they still won't be out...

104 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/9/2005

AMD's dual core Opteron & Athlon 64 X2 - Server/Desktop Performance Preview

It's not always best to be first to release something, and AMD shows Intel exactly why with their comprehensive dual core product line. We benchmark both the new...

144 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 4/21/2005

AMD's Sempron 3300+: 90nm Budget Computing

AMD's first Socket-754 Sempron in almost a year offers a 200MHz increase in clock speed, but half the cache of last year's model. We look at the mixed...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/18/2005

Dual Core Intel Platform Shootout - NVIDIA nForce4 vs. Intel 955X

Now that there's at least one reason to look at Intel CPUs, what's the best chipset for dual core processors? We compare NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI Intel Edition...

96 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/14/2005

Intel Dual Core Performance Preview Part II: A Deeper Look

This time around we look at the more affordable Pentium D 2.8GHz as well as the impacts of hard drives on multitasking performance, including in games.

106 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/6/2005

Intel Dual Core Performance Preview Part I: First Encounter

We bring you the first real world performance benchmarks and impressions of Intel's upcoming desktop dual core processors.

142 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/4/2005

Interview with AMD's Fred Weber - The Future of AMD Microprocessors

Fred gives us a candid look at everything from the successor to Athlon 64 to Cell.

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/31/2005

Intel's Pentium M Desktop Part II: ASUS' Pentium M to Pentium 4 Socket Adapter

In our first article, the Pentium M wasn't very competitive on the desktop. But what about when paired with a desktop chipset? ASUS shows us how...

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/24/2005

Understanding the Cell Microprocessor

Cutting through the hype and understanding the technology, that's what this article is all about. What's the big deal about Cell and does it have a future? We tell...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/17/2005

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