Intel Xeon X5570 and E5520 Gainestown Processors

Intel Xeon X5570 and E5520 Gainestown Processors

The Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, previously codenamed “Nehalem-EP,” offers several breakthrough technologies that have radically improve server system speed and versatility. Legit Reviews spends some time with the Intel Xeon E5520 and Xeon X5570 to see just how fast these processors really are in a 2P server configuration.

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Processor Review

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Processor Review

The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 has four processing cores running at 2.66GHz, 6MB of shared L2 cache, and a 1333MHz Front Side Bus (FSB). If you are thinking of building an Intel LGA775 platform this processor should be at the top of your list. Read on to see how the Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 does against the other 25 processors it was benchmarked against.

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Which Internet Browser is Fastest for Windows?

Which Internet Browser is Fastest for Windows?

Futuremark Corporation today unveiled Peacekeeper, a free online benchmarking tool for measuring and comparing the performance of common internet browsers. We ran the benchmark on 11 browsers to see which one is the fastest and we even included Firefox 3.1 beta 3, which just came out today!

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550S Processor Review

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550S Processor Review

The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 has four processing cores running at 2.83GHz, a whopping 12MB of shared L2 cache and a 1333MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) to keep things moving along nicely. At $275.99 the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 is roughly 60% more expensive than the Q8200, but is it worth it? Read on to see how the Intel Core 2 Quad 9550 does against the other 24 processors it was benchmarked against.

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AMD Phenom II 810 & 720 BE Processor Dry Ice Overclocking

AMD Phenom II 810 & 720 BE Processor Dry Ice Overclocking

AMD has done a great job at getting the word out that Phenom II is a new and improved processor, but how do these new Phenom II processors overclock with extreme cooling? AMD showed us that the temperature bug is long gone by running a AMD Phenom II X4 processor at 1.95V and at below -190C, but what can we pull off on our own test bench? This weekend we purchased ten pounds of dry ice along with some Acetone to see what we could get a pair of Phenom II socket AM3 processors could do on the ASUS M4A79T Deluxe motherboard.

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Intel 32nm  Westmere Desktop Processor Roadmap Exposed

Intel 32nm Westmere Desktop Processor Roadmap Exposed

Intel had a news briefing just moments ago in downtown San Francisco that involved a processor road map update presented by VP Steve Smith and Senior Fellow Mark Bohr. The highlight of the meeting was the discussion about new milestones for the 32nm manufacturing and progress toward future products. If you don’t know about the 32nm Westmere core or upcoming Lynnfield, Clarksfield, Clarkdale, Arrandale or Gulftown processors you need to read on.

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AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE and Phenom II X4 810 Processors

AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE and Phenom II X4 810 Processors

AMD is announcing five new Socket AM3 processors that many enthusiasts have been waiting many months to launch. These processors are based off the same 45nm ‘Deneb’ core that the previous Phenom II processors use, but with a few tweaks and a new memory controller. This new memory controller allows the processor to run both DDR2 and DDR3 memory kits, which is good news for AMD as up to a 5% performance boost can be seen when running DDR3 memory on Phenom II processors.

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S Processor Review

With the economy still chugging along not too many people are thinking about buying a processor above $300, so today we will be looking at the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 processor. This 45nm processor retails for just $169.99 online, which makes it interesting due to the price point alone. Read on to see how this 2.33GHz processor with a 1333MHz FSB and 4MB of L2 cache does against over 20 other processors!

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AMD Phenom II X4 940 Processor Review

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Processor Review

When it comes to desktop processors the AMD Phenom series of processors hasn’t been too phenomenal, but that could all change today as AMD is launching the Phenom II series. Will this new processor usher in a new era of value and performance or leave consumers wanting more. Read on as we go in-depth on the Phenom II and compare it to the Intel Core i7 920 processor to see how each processor does in a battery of tests.

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AMD Athlon X2 7750 and 5050e Dual-Core Processor Review

AMD Athlon X2 7750 and 5050e Dual-Core Processor Review

Quad-Core processors are all the rage these days, but with the economy down and out people might want to take another look at dual-core processors to keep your household budget intact. AMD is today announcing the Athlon X2 7750 – a STARS-based (Phenom 65nm core) processor that is a brand new dual-core processor based on the Kuma core. Read on to see how the CPU does!

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AMD Phenom II Processor Community Sneak Peak

AMD Phenom II Processor Community Sneak Peak

Last month Legit Reviews was invited to see the AMD Phenom II processor down in Austin and found it to be a great overclocker. After AMD showed off the Phenom II processors and the Dragon platform to the media they went one step further and did a private showing to select forum members that were able to come to a scheduled showing in Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.

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AMD Phenom II X4 Processor Breaks 5GHz on LN2

AMD Phenom II X4 Processor Breaks 5GHz on LN2

AMD recently invited some key members of the press down to their Austin, Texas headquarters to take a look at Phenom II. This processor has been known under the code name ‘Deneb’ for many months now, but Phenom II is what the processor will be launched as. While we were at AMD they showed off overclocking performance of the Phenom II X4 processor and you’ll be shocked to see what they hit.

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Intel Core i7 920, 940 and 965 Processor Review

Intel Core i7 920, 940 and 965 Processor Review

Intel has finally lifted the embargo on the yet-to-be-launched Intel Core i7 processors and the Intel X58 Express Chipset! Intel strongly believes that this new platform will be the must have work horse for digital media & gaming enthusiasts for many months to come. Read on to see how the Intel Core i7 920, 940 and 965 do against 14 other processors!

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Intel E8600 Core 2 Duo Processor Review

Intel E8600 Core 2 Duo Processor Review

For those of you that have been in the dark for the last year, Intel’s 45nm Wolfdale processors have been the best thing since sliced bread. For the average consumer these processors offer fantastic performance with incredibly low TDPs and prices. Just recently our favorite piece of Hafnium infused circuits received a makeover with the release of the new E0 stepping. Read on to see how the 3.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Processor does!

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