CPUs

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...

nForce 4 SLI X16: Full Speed PCI Express

Today, NVIDIA is launching an update to its nForce 4 chipset. New motherboards will feature 2 full x16 PCI Express lanes and more features.

61 by Derek Wilson on 8/8/2005

Intel Q3'05 Roadmap: Conroe Appears, Speculation Ensues

Intel's successor to Netburst shows up on the roadmap for the first time. We've got launch dates as well as speculation before NDAs and details arrive...

33 by Kristopher Kubicki & Jarred Walton on 8/8/2005

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

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