When AMD released the ‘Lynx’ desktop platform back in June 2011, our motherboard reviewer ran into some bad luck when overclocking the processor. When you get a new platform setup for the very first time you really don’t know what to expect and it does take some time to learn all the quirks and nuances of a new processor and motherboard. We recently ordered in six more processors and then overclocked all seven of them to see what the best one would be for our test system!
Intel recently released the companies first Pentium processors for the Intel LGA1155 CPU socket that utilize the Intel 32nm Sandy Bridge architecture. The Intel Pentium processor family is comprised of three new SKUs, called the G620, G840 and G850. We have the Intel Pentium Processor G850 on the test bench to find out how this 2.9GHz dual-core processor does against half a dozen other processors!
Did you know that on May 22, 2011 that Intel released the companies first Pentium processors that utilize the Intel 32nm Sandy Bridge architecture? The Intel Pentium processor family is comprised of three new SKUs, called the G620, G840 and G850. We have the Intel Pentium Processor G620 on the test bench to find out how this 2.6GHz dual-core processor does!
Last month we brought you our in-depth review on the AMD A8-3850 ‘Llano’ 2.9GHz APU, which is the flagship processor in AMD’s new A-Series lineup. Today we will be looking at the more budget friendly AMD A6-3650 2.6GHz APU that costs $20 less at $119.99 shipped. We also spend some time overclocking this processor and managed to get it up to 3.8GHz with an AMD heatsink!
Legit Reviews has had a number of readers write in saying that they want to see performance numbers of AMD’s A-Series APUs on the A75 chipset at 1333MHz, 1600MHz and 1866MHz. When we did our launch article on the A8-3850 we ran 1866Mhz memory, but since this platform is very budget friendly we know our readers also want to see performance numbers at 1333MHz and 1600MHz. Read on to see how ‘Llano’ performs at three different memory clock speeds and also with 16GB of memory in a 4x4GB configuration!
Last week when we reviewed the AMD A-Series Llano A8-3850 APU we had some readers wanting to see more Intel Sandy Bridge processors in the benchmarks. One of the processors that we were asked about was the Intel Core i3-2120, which retails for $149.68 and is one of the most popular budget-minded processors in the Intel arsenal today. We heard you and have a retail boxed Intel Core i3-2120 processor to see how it performs against the Intel Core i3-2105, Core i7-2600k and the AMD A8-3850 APU!
AMD announced the Fusion A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for desktop PCs this morning! This is a significant milestone for AMD as it means that the company has now successfully launched their ‘Llano’ APU architecture for both mobile and desktop platforms. Read on to see how the AMD A8-3850 performs as we try it out on over a dozen benchmarks against the Intel Core i3-2105 processor!
Intel has recently released the fastest desktop processor they have ever launched. Cruising along at 3.46GHz the Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Processor is sure to impress! The Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Processor is the last processor that will be available for the Intel X58 Platform. Join us as we put the latest, greatest and possibly last LGA 1366 processor through the paces!
The AMD Phenom II X4 ‘Deneb’ Quad-Core processor has been the workhorse of the AMD desktop lineup since 2009 and today it received a new flagship model to give a much needed performance boost. The AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition processor operates at 3.7GHz and becomes the fastest desktop processor that AMD has ever released. Read on to see how the AMD 980 BE does against several other popular processors in the benchmarks and then see how it overclocks!
CyberPower PC is on the forefront of the custom PC market. Today we have one of CyberPower’s latest systems. The CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 features the latest Intel Core i7 2600K and an EVGA GeForce GTX 570. This combination should prove to be a lethal combination! How will the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 against our Intel X58 System featuring an Intel core i7 950? Read on to find out!
AMD has just released their latest quad-core speed-bump in order to give consumers the option for a little more bang and a little more buck. With the release of the AMD Phenom II X4 975 ‘Black Edition’ processor, AMD has added a new flagship processor to their Phenom II X4 quad-core product line with this 3.6GHz beast. Will it be enough to keep up with the offerings from Intel?
It seems just like yesterday that Intel launched the Core 2 Duo series of CPUs and re-established itself as the king of the hill for x86 CPUs. As hard as it may be to believe that was four and a half years ago. Intel has just released their 2nd generation Intel Core Processor family and you might be shocked to see just how well these ‘mainstream’ processors tear up many of the processors on the market today. You also need to look at how well they overclock!
The Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz quad-core processor is a very fast and affordable desktop processor from the second you pull it out of the box. This Intel LGA 1366 processor runs at 3.33GHz when in Turbo Mode, has 8 MB of cache and has gobs of bandwidth thanks to the QuickPath Interconnect (QPI). Read on to see how the Intel Core i7-950 processor does against other CPUs from AMD and Intel!
The AMD Phenom II X6 product line is getting a new member of the family today. This isn’t just any member of the family, it was bred to be the head of the household. The new AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black edition processor is the new flagship CPU from AMD and runs at a native 3.3GHz and has a turbo that cooks along at 3.8GHz. If you are as curious as I was to see how the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition processor will perform, read on!