$185 Gaming CPU’s: AMD 5600+ Versus Intel E6300

$185 Gaming CPU’s: AMD 5600+ Versus Intel E6300

With AMD slashing processor prices we figured that now was a great time to take a look at gaming performance on a pair $185 desktop processors. With enthusiasts and gamers waiting to see realistic gaming performance numbers we tested six games at various resolutions of 1024×1768, 1600×1200 and 1920×1600 to show you what’s up. This is a must read for those on a budget!

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Intel Penryn 3.33GHz Processor Benchmarks

Intel Penryn 3.33GHz Processor Benchmarks

Intel has allowed for controlled benchmarking of their next generation Penryn series processors and Legit Reviews brings you the numbers on how the test drive went. The Intel Yorkfield and Wolfdale 45nm processors both operated at 3.33GHz and shows some serious processing muscle. Read on and see if Intel’s 45nm quad-core and dual-core processors are on the right path!

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Intel Penryn and Nehalem 45nm Processor Update

Intel Penryn and Nehalem 45nm Processor Update

Intel has more than 15 45nm Hi-k product designs in various stages of development, and will have two 45nm manufacturing fabs in production by the end of the year. With Intel ramping up their 45nm process they took the time to brief the media today and in turn we have combined their slides and news summary to bring you some coverage that is easier for the enthusiast to understand.

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor Review

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor Review

The AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor is the first 3GHz dual-core processor for the socket AM2 platform and is priced at half of what the 2.8GHz FX-62 cost when it was launched. We take a look at performance, power consumption and overclocking to give you a look at the big picture. Read on if you want to see how the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ stacks up to the competition.

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An Overview of Intel’s Teraflops Research Chip

An Overview of Intel’s Teraflops Research Chip

Over the weekend Intel announced that they were able to produce an 80-core processor that is able to do trillions of calculations per second. This would make it the World’s first programmable processor to deliver Teraflops performance! How does this new research chip change the future of processors? Read on to find out what this research chip can do!

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Intel Moves Closer to 45nm Penryn Processor Production

Intel Moves Closer to 45nm Penryn Processor Production

Intel has recently demonstrated high-k + metal gate transistor breakthroughs on 45nm microprocessors and while Legit Reviews didn’t get to see it in person we have been in contact with Intel following the developments that took place this week in California. If you’re interested in Intel’s 45nm Penryn family of processors and what the future holds for Intel this is a must read!

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AMD QuadFX FX-70 Platform Performance  & Overclocking

AMD QuadFX FX-70 Platform Performance & Overclocking

Legit Reviews recently looked at the top AMD QuadFX platform running FX-74 processors and was left wondering what a pair of FX-70 processors could do for less money. We got in the ‘budget’ QuadFX processors and did what any end user would do once they got them – overclock them to the max. We turned these 2.6GHz processors into 3.1GHz beasts, but was it enough for them to catch up to the Intel QX6700?

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Overclocking AMD’s Quad FX Platform – Hit or Miss?

Overclocking AMD’s Quad FX Platform – Hit or Miss?

Last week LR brought you launch day coverage of AMD’s Quad FX platform and today we take a closer look at overclocking this beast. With an updated BIOS and improved cooling we aim to beat our previous 200MHz overclock and get well over 3.2GHz on our test system. If you are intrested in seeing how AMD’s fastest computer platform does when it comes to overclocking this article is a must read!

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AMD Demonstrates Barcelona – The First True, Native Quad Core Opteron

AMD Demonstrates Barcelona – The First True, Native Quad Core Opteron

AMD today demonstrated the industry?s first native quad-core x86 server processor, achieving four x86 processing cores on a single die of silicon. At the annual AMD Industry Analyst Forum, a server powered by four upcoming Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors was shown utilizing all 16 cores. Not only is this exciting news we were also able to get a picture of a naked Barcelona processor!

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AMD Quad FX System Review with FX-74 Processors

AMD Quad FX System Review with FX-74 Processors

Today AMD has launched their Quad FX platform and for the first time is able to put four cores on a dual-socket desktop motherboard. Will AMD’s long-awaited 4×4 platform have what it takes to take the performance crown from Intel’s quad-core processor? Read on and take a look to see what the new FX-70 series from AMD can do!

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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor Review

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor Review

Legit Reviews has already covered the Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX6700 in a number of articles, but now that the first quad-core CPU is officially launched we bring you 20 pages of information to ponder. If you want to see what the future holds when it comes to quad-core processors then this article is a must read. The Intel QX6700 quad-core processor is a monster when used with certain applications!

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Intel IHS Lapping and Removal For LGA775 CPU’s

Intel IHS Lapping and Removal For LGA775 CPU’s

If you’ve maxed out your processor by overclocking and want to squeeze more out of it or are just looking to reduce core temperatures lapping the processor might be something worth looking into. Legit Reviews does some lapping and eventually removes the IHS on our Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 processor to show you what to do and not to do when it comes to messing with the IHS on your processor.

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Benchmarking The Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor

Benchmarking The Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor

Intel has allowed for controlled benchmarking of their next generation Extreme series processor and Legit Reviews was on hand to take it out for a test drive. The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor operates at 2.66GHz and shows some serious processing muscle even though it’s all run on pre-production hardware. Read on and see if Intel’s quad-core processor is a Quadzilla or a bunch of hype.

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Legit Reviews Visits Intel FAB 24-2 in Ireland

Legit Reviews Visits Intel FAB 24-2 in Ireland

Intel Ireland is a major source for Intel Core 2 Duo processors and Legit Reviews was able to peak inside FAB 24-2 to see Intel’s 65nm processors being produced. FAB 24-2 cost Intel $2 billion to get up and running at their Leixlip site and just began processor production in June 2006. Read along for a brief article about a place many never get a chance to see.

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