Early this year Intel showcased media creation platform demo machine that was to be known as ‘V8’. It was a system that was prepared by Intel just to show the media that consumers could go build a dual-socket platform with Intel retail products just like what AMD was doing on their QuadFX system. We have built one of these systems with a pair of Intel Xeon X5365 processors and the performance is something you have to see otherwise you wouldn’t believe it.
This morning at Computex, Intel held a very small and private tech session that was aimed at showing off what a pair of their upcoming 45nm Penryn processors could do in their famed V8 test system. With a pair of 3GHz Penryn processors locked and loaded in the V8 machine, Intel set off to show the raw power of their upcoming processors. If Intel was trying to bury the hatchet firmly in AMD’s back they might have succeeded this morning.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.