A couple of months ago we reviewed a few of the newest six-core Intel commercial CPUs that are also used in low-end servers. Intel has also launched some quad-core models, which we are focusing on today. These Xeon E quad-core processors compete directly against AMD's Ryzen Pro product line, focusing on manageability, ECC memory support, and guaranteed product longevity.
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.
Gary Key & Wesley Fink on 5/24/2006
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/23/2006
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...
Johan De Gelas on 5/1/2006
We've taken a look at Oblivion's GPU requirements, but what about the CPU? Our next Oblivion article targets that portion of your system, showing performance scaling with a variety...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/28/2006
With AM2 just six weeks away will AMD DDR2 memory performance be all we expect? Find out in this first in-depth look at DDR2 memory performance on AM2.
Wesley Fink on 4/17/2006
We've been testing AMD's Socket-AM2 platform since January and after several revisions we have what may end up being near-final performance numbers. Read on to find out how...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/10/2006
For a little over $130 you can now buy a dual core processor but the question is, is it any good? We answer that question and a few...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/7/2006
AMD finally begins shipping revenue generating parts from Fab 36, updates the world on their plans for 65 and 45nm and as a whole grows as a company.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/4/2006
As Intel introduces their first dual core 3.73GHz Extreme Edition processor, we count down the days until NetBurst is gone and Core is upon us.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2006
AM2 brings support for DDR2, but it will also be a new 940 socket plus a brand new Heatsink-Fan configuration
Wesley Fink on 2/6/2006
NVIDIA releases the nForce4 SLI XE and NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra for Intel processors . This extends NVIDIA Intel offerings to the full discrete graphics Intel desktop line.
Gary Key & Wesley Fink on 1/17/2006
AMD's Socket-939 has been the platform of choice almost immediately after its introduction, so it is fitting that the last Socket-939 processor to be released would be the Athlon...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2006
Intel's first 65nm processor has now launched, but the question is what can a 65nm process, 4 threads of execution and an incredible 376 million transistors bring us? ...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/30/2005
SUN's Ultrasparc T1, formerly known as Niagara, is much more than just a new UltraSparc. It is the harbinger of a new generation of CPUs, which focus almost solely...
Johan De Gelas on 12/29/2005
How much dual core goodness can you get from the cheapest X2 processor? Our next installment in overclocking articles looks to answer that question.
Jarred Walton on 12/21/2005
As promised, Part II of our exclusive Yonah Performance Preview is here. Compared to an Athlon 64 X2 and a Pentium M, we further level the playing field...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/19/2005
NVIDIA has announced they will buy ULi Electronics.
Wesley Fink on 12/14/2005
ULi has just released a low-cost single-chip solution for AMD Athlon 64. With HD Audio, SATA2 RAID, and Dual x8 PCIe video, we take a look at how the...
Wesley Fink on 12/13/2005
Intel introduces four new chipsets to its roadmap heading into the 2H of 2006 and upgrades FSB and memory support. Pricing doesn't fluctuate much and the high-end solutions remain unchanged.
Tuan Nguyen on 12/7/2005
We've had Yonah for a month, but we finally got a motherboard that it'll work in. It didn't take us long to put the two together and present...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/30/2005