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?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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’!
This morning Intel released their 3rd generation Core processor, which is codenamed Ivy Bridge. This groundbreaking processor was developed right here in America at the company’s facilities in Oregon and is the 22nm die shrink of the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture with some performance improvements. Read on to see how the Intel Core i7-3770K Processor performs!
The Intel ‘Grizzly Pass’ server was just recently released by Intel. Today we are going to put it through it’s paces. We are going to run several Intel 710 series SSD’s in a RAID 5 array and test the system as a web server with several different operating system configurations. We will also be looking at the performance of the new Intel Xeon E5-2660 LGA2011 processors! Join us as we take a look at the latest entry into the server world by Intel!
Intel’s high-end LGA2011 platform has been out since November 2011 and since the platforms introduction there have only been two SNB-E processor choices available, the six-core Intel Core i7-3960X and Core i7-3930K. These hexa-core processors are costly as they run over $600 and that is more than most want to spend. All that changes this month with the introduction of the Intel Core i7-3820 that is priced at just $285. Read on to see how this processor performs!
Intel teamed up with the folks at GraVT to develop a ‘studio-in-a-box’ PC for hobbyist and aspiring professional content creators. The result is a system that is powered by a 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2600K processor and a Intel Solid-State Drive to give you the performance you crave. Read on to see what parts this system uses and how it performs. You can also enter to win this PC as we are giving it away!