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.
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.
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.
With the embargo lifted on performance numbers Legit Reviews can finally show you what the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7600 is all about on our Dell XPS M1710 gaming laptop. Now that the Merom core is fully launched come take a look and see if it’s worth the upgrade as it is nothing more than a drop-in upgrade for those with Core Duo platforms!
The Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6300 costs just $193 and is rumored to have decent overclocking potential. Today we put that rumor to the test and overclock this entry level Conroe processor and see how it does. After some minor tweaks our system overclocked the E6300 like no other reaching an 800+MHz overclock with little fuss. Read on to see how the E6300 does.
Today Legit Reviews takes the same processor we overvolted to reach an amazing 3.1GHz thanks to water cooling and go the other direction. We undervolt the AMD A64 X2 4200+ AM2 processor and try to find the lowest possible voltage the processor can run still stable at with the hopes of lowering power consumption and system temperatures.
Yesterday we overclocked the AMD A64 X2 4200+ processor with the help of air cooling and today we are back with water cooling. See what water cooling does in terms of overclocking and if it can help make the system stable. In this part of the article we show some gaming benchmarks and what overclocking did for performance.
The AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ “Windsor” Socket AM2 processor has become an attractive processor for those looking to get an X2 dual-core processor for roughly $185. Before last months drastic price cuts this processor ran over $330! Today Legit Reviews takes a look at the 4200+ AM2 processor, which is a CPU that doesn’t get much time in the hot seat, yet is one of the most purchased processors in AMD’s desktop arsenal.