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!
Legit Reviews has a great forum drawing this month thanks to GraVT and Intel! Our good friends over at Intel and GraVT have assembled an amazing photography focused system for Legit Reviews to give away this holiday season! With Thanksgiving right around the corner it only makes sense to give back to our faithful followers. Legit Reviews turns nine years old on November 25th, so this is a way to thank the millions of readers that have visited the site over the years!
With the introduction of the new Intel LGA2011 socket and X79 chipset comes new processors and today Intel announced the Core i7-3960X, Core i7-3930K and the Core i7-3820. The bad news is that only the Core i7-3960X and the Core i7-3930K are available for purchase today at $990 and $555, respectively. Read on to see how the Core i7-3960X performs against numerous other processors!
Since we’ve already looked at the flagship AMD FX-8150 8-core processor and had disappointing results we thought we’d look at the entry level AMD FX processor, the FX-4100. The AMD FX-4100 is a quad-core processor is basically a FX-8150 with 4-cores disabled. The AMD FX-4100 even has the same 3.6 GHz base clock speed as the FX-8150! Read on to see how this $110 processor performs and if it is the processor to get!
CyberPower recently released the Gamer Ultra 2098, which is an AMD powered budget gaming PC. We are actually excited to get this PC as it uses the new AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz quad-core ‘Bulldozer’ processor along with the Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB video card and 8GB of DDR3 memory. It should be a fairly robust budget gaming PC that has an MSRP of $609.00. Read on to see how it performs!
Intel has finally launched the Intel Core i7 2700K Sandy Bridge processor! It wasn’t a well kept secret that Intel was going to be releasing the Core i7-2700K processor this fall. The Intel Core i7 2700K first popped up on our radar last month. We got one in to benchmark, so be sure to take a look at see how it performs against the AMD FX-8150 and the Intel Core i7-2600k!
Today is a huge day in terms of significance for AMD, who just moments ago launched the first major redesign of their processor architecture since 2003. AMD has not been able to keep the new architecture much of a secret as the new ‘Bulldozer’ core architecture is widely known amongst enthusiasts and gamers. Read on to see how the AMD FX-8150 processor performs compared to many of the popular processors on the market today.
There is quite a bit of anticipation surrounding the new AMD FX processors code named “Bulldozer”. Though AMD is staying tight lipped about the actual performance of the new Octo-core chips, there have been a few leaks out there. Whether they are real or not who knows. Today though, AMD is letting us show off some of the overclocking potential of these new processors! Just how far can the new FX processors be pushed under air? How about under extreme cooling like Liquid Helium? Read on to find out just how far they can go!