Alienware X51 R2 Gaming Desktop System Some say desktop computers are fading into a thing of the past, personally I prefer them over a laptop or tablet any day of the week. Laptops and tablets certainly have their place in today’s on-the-go lifestyle we lead. In fact I’m typing this while sitting in a hotel …more
How We Overclocked Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK We’ve spent pretty much all our free time this week using the Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK and if you couldn’t tell from our review, we love the new design and the Intel 4th Generation Core i5-4250U Haswell processor that powers it. In our review we showed you the …more
The Intel NUC DIY Barebones Kit Arrives For Haswell CPUs Last year the Intel introduced the Next Unit of Computing (NUC) and we were amazed by the power, capabilities and performance of what you could do with a four inches square. PC users around the world quickly found out that the Intel NUC was small …more
Intel Bay Trail Processor – Overview of The New Atom Today Intel introduced the world to “Bay Trail,” Intel’s first 22nm system-on-a-chip (SoC) for mobile devices. Bay Trail is a complete redesign of the Intel Atom processor series and offers performance that comes closer to Intel’s mainstream processors lines. Since Bay Trail is based on …more
Intel Ivy Bridge-E Processors Arrive The Intel LGA 2011 socket and Intel X79 Express chipset came to market in November 2011 when Intel first introduced 6-core Sandy Bridge-E processors. This platform has been around for quite some time and early adopters might be itching to update to something a bit newer. Intel today is finally …more
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
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!
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!
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!
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!