At the start of 2006 Intel launched their Common Building Blocks (CBB) program for whitebook computers and today Legit Reviews takes a look at how far Intel has come after the program has been around for nearly six months. If you are a system builder or a DIY enthusiast you might want to take a closer look at the 11 notebook models that are in the CBB program!
AMD today launched their new socket AM2 platform for desktop users. The Socket AM2 from AMD is designed to enable next-generation platform innovations such as AMD Virtualization and high-performance, unbuffered DDR2 memory to the award-winning AMD64 architecture. Read on to take a look at what the changes are and how it will impact your purchases.
The Intel Pentium D Processor 805 was silently launched by Intel and many enthusiasts may not have heard about it yet. We recently purchased the retail boxed processor and went right to overclocking it to see how it performs. At 2.66GHz with a 533MHz FSB the processor doesn’t sound fast, but come see how it runs at 3.8GHz!
The Intel Pentium Processor 965 Extreme Edition is the flagship power processor from Intel and today Legit Reviews takes one for a test drive. With a new stepping and better thermals the Extreme Edition looks better than ever. Read on and see how our Intel 965 does against the AMD FX-60.
Today with the launch of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 AMD has launched their first dual-core processor in their FX line of processors. Rated at 2.6GHz the FX-60 is 200MHz slower than the 2.8GHz single-core FX-57 processor. Read on to see how the FX-60 does against several Intel Extreme Edition CPU’s and AMD processors.
Today Intel launched the Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 955 and we take it out for the initial test drive. We take a look at the features, pricing, temperatures, power consumption and of course overclocking. Does Intel’s next generation have want it takes? Read on for our introduction to the next generation Intel Processor.
Legit Reviews takes a closer look at the dual core 3800+ in an overclocking environment. While the majority of users will appreciate the benefits of dual core for under $375, the enthusiasts among us are looking to squeeze ever last bit of performance out of this processor.
Early this morning AMD announced two new processors, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor and the AMD Sempron 3400+ processor for the desktop market. We had the pleasure of test driving the AMD A64 X2 3800+ and find it to be a great all around dual core processor.
With the release of Intel’s Pentium D 840, those who could afford the best of the best finally saw the benefits that dual core processors bring to the table. With Intel’s release of the Pentium D 820, Intel brings the benefits of dual core processors to the masses for under $300. Today, Legit Reviews takes a look, and gives you our impression of Intel’s budget dual core processor — the Intel Pentium D 820.
The 6XX series CPU offers 64 bit support, 2MB of L2 cache, Intel’s patented “Speed Step” technology, and other enhancements for the desktop CPU line. How does this latest release stack up to AMD’s sinilarly priced offering? We’ll put the two through some benchmarks using systems costing approximately the same in the hopes of helping those of you looking for a new system choose the right CPU.
After doing standard benchmarking on the Intel Dual Core system, Legit Reviews tests the multi-tasking abilities of the Intel 840 versus the Intel 640. Both processors are 3.2GHz, have 2MB cache, and are built on the 90nm manufacturing process. Let’s see how they perform when running common applications at the same time.
Today Intel is letting Legit Reviews show off one of the first Dual Core Intel desktop processors. The Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840 is rated at 3.2GHz and boasts four threads. Dual core, four threads, EMT64 support, and a new chipset to support it. What more could an enthusiast want?
Intel silently launched the Intel Pentium 4 6XX series over the weekend, but the processors do have a core change. How does one extra MB of L2 Cache, EMT64, Execute Disable Bit, and improved thermal properties sound? All are improvements that are needed to compete with the AMD Athlon64!
Today we’ll look at AMD’s intial entry into the 90nm processor field. Can the AMD Winchester core conquer the thermal beast where Intel’s Prescott failed? Read on and find out how the 90nm CPU’s performs and check out the thermals when we overclock our 90nm and 130nm A64 3500+ processors!