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!
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!