What Enabling C6/C7 Low-Power States Do on the Core i7-4770K Haswell CPU

What Enabling C6/C7 Low-Power States Do on the Core i7-4770K Haswell CPU

Intel’s 4th Generation Core series processors have been out for a couple weeks and we have had a chance to better look at Haswell’s C6/C7 low-power states. This is a power saving feature that will help reduce temperatures and lower power consumption, but sadly most motherboard vendors have chosen to disable C6/C7 by default in the BIOS. Read on to see what happens when we enable it on the Intel Desktop Board DZ87KLT-75K with the Core i7-4770K processor

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AMD A10-6800K and A10-6700 Richland APU Reviews

AMD A10-6800K and A10-6700 Richland APU Reviews

Last week, Intel released 4th Generation Core “Haswell” processors and this week we have AMD releasing the company’s 3rd generation of APUs, known as “Richland.” AMD “Richland” APUs are said to bring 20-40 percent performance increases over the previous generation of AMD A-Series “Trinity” APUs, so AMD fans have been waiting months for this day to come. Read on to see how the AMD A10-6800K and A10-6700 perform!

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Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz Quad-Core CPU Review

Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz Quad-Core CPU Review

Today Intel officially announced their 4th Generation Intel Core Processor architecture code-named “Haswell.” This is the “tock” in Intel’s roadmap that many enthusiasts have been waiting over a year for. While the Intel Haswell processors remain on the tried and test 22nm process, they require a motherboard with the Z87 chipset and LGA 1150 socket. Read on to see how Haswell performs!

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Intel Iris Graphics Announced For 4th Gen Core Processors

Intel Iris Graphics Announced For 4th Gen Core Processors

Today Intel unveiled the performance capabilities of Intel Iris graphics, which will be available on select SKUs of our highly-anticipated 4th Gen Intel Core processor family. For the very first time Intel is showing off 3DMark performance benchmarks, so read on to find out what is in store for all of us when Haswell processors come out!

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Intel GT3 Graphics in Haswell – Twice as Fast as Ivy Bridge

Intel GT3 Graphics in Haswell – Twice as Fast as Ivy Bridge

Next month Intel will be releasing dozens of processors based on the new highly anticipated ‘Haswell’ microarchitecture. These processors use the brand new 22nm 3D Tri-Gate production process and have some pretty interesting features, but we are going to be talking about the graphics aspect of the new processors today. Intel GT3 graphics is said to double the performance over current Intel graphics solutions, but is it coming to desktop processors?

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Testing Memory Speeds on AMD’s A10-5800K Trinity APU

Testing Memory Speeds on AMD’s A10-5800K Trinity APU

If you are planning on building a desktop PC using an AMD Accelerated Processor we have just the article you you today! We will be using the AMD A10-5800K Trinity APU and looking at how the DDR3 memory kit you select for this platform directly impacts the performance of this 2nd generation APU. Read on to see what speed memory kit to buy!

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AMD FX-8350 8-Core Black Edition Processor Review

AMD FX-8350 8-Core Black Edition Processor Review

The new AMD FX processors improve upon AMD’s first 8-core desktop solution thanks to a next generation core architecture developed from the ground up to deliver an entirely new level of performance. The AMD FX-8350 8-Core Black Edition Processor comes unlocked and offers PC enthusiasts the ability to easily overclock the CPU. The AMD FX-8350 Black Edition comes with a 4.0 GHz base clock, but can reach 4.2 GHz thanks to Turbo mode. Read on to see how this new processor performs!

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AMD A8-5600K Trinity Desktop APU Review

AMD A8-5600K Trinity Desktop APU Review

The AMD A8-5600K APU is a quad-core processor that has a 3.6 GHz and can reach 3.9 GHz when in Turbo Boost. The A8-5600K APU uses the AMD Radeon HD 7560D GPU that offers a 760Mhz graphics processor with 256 radeon cores. The A8-5600K APU is a socket FM2 chip and is available online for $100. Read on to see how this APU does in the performance tests!

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AMD A10-5800K Trinity Desktop APU Review

AMD A10-5800K Trinity Desktop APU Review

Last week we gave you a sneak peak of the new AMD Trinity APU. Today we can bare it all and give you the nitty gritty as we get down and dirty with the latest offering from AMD. The Trinity APU had a very promising start in last week’s preview as it was able to dominate the Intel Core i7 3770K! Will the A10-5800K continue to dominate the Core i7 3770K, or will the Core i7 3770K make a comeback? Read on to find out if the AMD A10-5800K Trinity APU continues to reign supreme!

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AMD A10-5800K Trinity Desktop APU w/ Socket FM2 Performance Preview

AMD A10-5800K Trinity Desktop APU w/ Socket FM2 Performance Preview

AMD is allowing us to post a preview article up on the 2nd generation AMD A-Series APU that was formerly codenamed “Trinity”. AMD says this new APU offers improvements across the board when compared to the previous generation thanks to the new “Piledriver” CPU cores and AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series graphics technology. Read on to see how this new APU performs when we put it to the test in some game titles!

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IDF 2012: The Intel Next Unit of Computing – NUC

IDF 2012: The Intel Next Unit of Computing – NUC

For those that follow the PC industry you might have heard of the “Next Unit of Computing” (NUC) mini-PC by none other than Intel. This is a SFF PC that takes things to the next level by using a 4-inch square motherboard stuffed into a tiny plastic case. Intel started designing this system over a year ago and it is expected to ship next month. Read on to see what Intel is up to in the SFF PC space!

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Building an AMD A8-3870K Llano APU System For Under $300

Building an AMD A8-3870K Llano APU System For Under $300

Are you looking to build a budget PC, but have a limited budget to work with? When we started to look into low cost Do-It-Yourself (DIY) systems we found that you could easily build an AMD Llano system for less than $300. We build a system for under $300 with an AMD A8-3870K APU, Gigabyte A55M-DS2 motherboard, OCZ Vertex Plus R2 60GB Solid-State Drive and more. Read on to see how it turned out and performed.

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AMD Licenses ARM Technology – ARM TrustZone Technology Coming To APUs

AMD Licenses ARM Technology – ARM TrustZone Technology Coming To APUs

Over the past year there has been much speculation that AMD and ARM would enter some sort of an IP licensing deal. Many expected to hear some big announcement like AMD licensing ARM’s CPU cores or ARM licensing AMD’s Radeon IP, but that didn’t exactly happen. That changed today when AMD announced it will integrate the ARM TrustZone technology into future Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) via a system-on-a-chip (SoC) design methodology.

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Intel Core i7-3770K ‘Ivy Bridge’ Overclocked Benchmark & Temperature Performance

Intel Core i7-3770K ‘Ivy Bridge’ Overclocked Benchmark & Temperature Performance

The Intel Core i7 3770K quad core processor from Intel is the latest and ‘greatest’. Though, rumors are abound that despite the smaller manufacturing process the ‘Ivy Bridge’ 22nm processors run hotter than the previous ‘Sandy Bridge’ processors. Today we are going to look at the temperatures, power consumption, and an overclocked comparison between ‘Sandy Bridge’ and ‘Ivy Bridge’!

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