In our series of Buyer Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of writing (3/19). Numbers in graphs reflect MSRP.
CPU Buyer's Guide: Q1 2017
As we move through to the second quarter of the year, we have had two major updates to the desktop CPU landscape. First, Intel launched its Seventh generation of Core-based CPUs, known under the Kaby Lake name, using a refined version of their 14nm process that allowed for some frequency gains over the previous generation Skylake microarchitecture. Then AMD made their biggest CPU launch in five years, with a renewed attack on high-performance computing with the Ryzen 7 family. After spending so many years fighting...
Motherboards featuring the i975X chipset are expected to launch into the market sometime this week. The new GeForce 6150 nForce 430 boards have finally dropped in price, Read on...
Haider Farhan on 12/4/2005
Our latest CPU guide includes details on AMD and Intel's solid pricing on the latest dual core processors, Opteron, Xeon and budget based Sempron and Celeron D's.
Haider Farhan on 11/26/2005
In this month's issue of our storage guide, along with many other suggestions, you will find new pricing updates and deals we think you may want to know about.
Haider Farhan on 11/19/2005
You will find a new addition to the GeForce 6800
line of cards, the 6800 GS. With the recent release of the X1800 line from
ATI, we're also picking up...
Haider Farhan on 11/13/2005
We have Socket 939 motherboards at very reasonable prices and the costs of the Socket 939 and their Socket 754 counterparts are exceptionally close. Take a look at this...
Haider Farhan on 11/5/2005
In this October 2005 edition of our CPU price guides, we look at Intel's steady but solid dual core pricing, the recent drop in AMD's X2 prices, and a...
Haider Farhan on 10/29/2005
Our latest Price Guide has details on the Seagate's 7200.9 drives. SAS drives are also starting to become more common.
Jarred Walton & Haider Farhan on 10/15/2005
The quest for the best bang-for-the-buck continues. How low can we go without sacrificing necessary features?
Jarred Walton on 10/14/2005
The card to buy this week is the X800GTO². We've got some analysis on this card, plus some details on GeForce 6600GT's allocation, X800GT/GTO, and tidbits about ATI's...
Anand Lal Shimpi & Howard Johnston on 10/1/2005
Looking for a system that will last you several years? Our latest Guide for a complete system should help you out!
Jarred Walton on 9/19/2005
500GB hard drives are now available in the retail channel. We also have details on SAS, LightScribe and new Western Digital SATA IO drives!
Cara Hamm on 8/28/2005
NVIDIA's 7800GT series enters the channel on time, resulting in a shake-up of prices all across the NVIDIA high end. Meanwhile, ATI's subtle introduction of the X800 and...
Anand Shimpi & Cara Hamm on 8/14/2005
AMD's new X2 3800+ shifts the dual core advantage back into AMD's court; and with nForce4 prices as cheap as they are, motherboards never looked so good.
Kristopher Kubicki and Howard Johnson on 8/6/2005
Socket 939 Opterons, 64-bit Pentium 4s, 64-bit Semprons, and a low budget dual core Athlon 64 very soon! Come one, come all, CPU details this week inside!
Derek Wilson & Manveer Wasson on 7/23/2005
We have updated recommendations for the budget sector in this Buyer’s Guide.
Jarred Walton on 7/20/2005
What better time to have a video card price guide than just a few days after NVIDIA launched their new graphics generation. We have the low down on...
Kristopher Kubicki on 6/26/2005
What dad wouldn't want a new motherboard for Father's Day? New Intel chipsets plus details on ATI's Crossfire inside. Socket 754 motherboards have bottomed out, and nForce4 prices are...
Kristopher Kubicki & Larry Barber on 6/19/2005