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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Intel ATOM 230 versus VIA Nano L2100 – Battle of the Mini-ITX Platforms

Intel ATOM 230 versus VIA Nano L2100 – Battle of the Mini-ITX Platforms

The Intel Atom and VIA Nano processors have been making a ton of noise in the market place as they are inexpensive, energy efficient and fit into sleek and sexy devices that consumers are looking for today. Armed with the VIA Nano processor and the Intel Atom processor, I can now do a direct performance comparison against two of the most talked about processors for 2008.

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Intel Announces The Centrino 2 Platform

Intel Announces The Centrino 2 Platform

Today is a special day for Intel as it is the 5th anniversary for the Centrino mobile platform and they are celebrating it with the launch of the Centrino 2 platform (Montevina). With Centrino 2, Intel is planning for the future with a platform that is able to adapt to what we need in today’s marketplace. Read on to see exactly what is being updated with the new Centrino 2 platform!

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Intel Core 2 Extreme Mobile X9000 on the Dell M1730

Intel Core 2 Extreme Mobile X9000 on the Dell M1730

The Intel Core 2 Extreme processor X9000 is the flagship mobile processor and we got a chance to take it for a test drive in the Dell XPS M1730 notebook. We took the time to overclock the 2.8GHz processor in the notebook and was able to get 3.4GHz out of this killer 45nm processor. If you are looking for the ultimate gaming notebook processor look no further!

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AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

AMD was busy last month with the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 4850 and Radeon HD 4870 graphics cards, which have both proved themselves to be price versus performance winners. This month, AMD is starting off by launching three new processors: the Phenom X4 9950 processor and the energy-efficient Phenom X4 9350e and 9150e processors. Read on to see how these new processors do!

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Centaur Technologies Tour – Making The Via Nano CPU

Centaur Technologies Tour – Making The Via Nano CPU

Last week VIA Technologies announced the new VIA Nano processor family based on the VIA Isaiah Architecture. Legit Reviews was visiting Centaur Technology, the company behind the VIA Nano. The crew over at Centaur gave us a tour and showed us how they make low-cost x86 compatible microprocessors. We also talk about the VIA Nano and show off some benchmark numbers. The Intel Atom better watch out!

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