AMD Triple Core – Marketing Hype or Mainstream Killer?

AMD Triple Core – Marketing Hype or Mainstream Killer?

AMD recently announced the addition of AMD Phenom triple-core processors to their desktop roadmap. Today, Legit Reviews takes a closer look at this move to figure out why and what this will mean for computer users. Read on to see how AMD Phenom triple-core processors are made and to see if there is a way to unlock the fourth core. With triple-core processors on the roadmap till 2009 you better get to know them!

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Fall IDF 2007 – Intel V8 Skulltrail System Preview

Fall IDF 2007 – Intel V8 Skulltrail System Preview

Intel had no less than four fully configured ‘SkullTrail’ test systems on display during the Intel Developer Forum and while there was a gag order on the performance numbers, Intel allowed Legit Reviews to take all the pictures we wanted of the test systems and the motherboard itself. Read on to see what the future of V8 computing means for gamers and enthusiasts.

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A Look Back At The AMD Athlon Processor Series

A Look Back At The AMD Athlon Processor Series

Since the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6400+ Black Edition is said to be the last speed improvement on the Athlon series we take a look at five years worth of Athlon processors to see how far performance has come using the latest benchmark utilities. Read on as LR starts with the Athlon XP 1800+ and five other Athlon processors to see how the processors fair.

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Intel Desktop and Server Processor Price Cut Roadmap

Intel just recently cut prices on processors of every make on July 22 and July 29. The price drop on the Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5335 processor was 52%, so Intel has really been slashing prices trying to get lure in customers during the back to school shopping rush. Read on to take a look at how drastic the price cuts were and when the next rounds of cuts are due!

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Intel 1333FSB Processors Arrive – QX6850 and E6750

Intel 1333FSB Processors Arrive – QX6850 and E6750

At the beginning of this week Intel officially introduced their flagship Core 2 Extreme QX6850 quad-core processor to go along with the recently announced Core 2 Duo E6550, E6750 and E6850 series processors. These processors have a new faster 1333MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) for improved performance that has replaced the old 1066MHz FSB processors. Read on to see how they perform!

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Intel Launches The Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processor X7800

Intel Launches The Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processor X7800

Just minutes ago Intel announced their first ever mobile extreme part, the Core 2 Extreme X7800 mobile processor. The Core 2 Extreme X7800 mobile processor doesn’t contain any new microarchitecture as it is still based off the Merom core, but it is fully unlocked for improved overclocking and performance. Read on to take a look at the latest mobile technology that Intel has released.

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Intel’s Mighty Dual Xeon Beast – V8 Platform Preview

Intel’s Mighty Dual Xeon Beast – V8 Platform Preview

Early this year Intel showcased media creation platform demo machine that was to be known as ‘V8′. It was a system that was prepared by Intel just to show the media that consumers could go build a dual-socket platform with Intel retail products just like what AMD was doing on their QuadFX system. We have built one of these systems with a pair of Intel Xeon X5365 processors and the performance is something you have to see otherwise you wouldn’t believe it.

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Intel Shows Off 8-Core 45nm Penryn Benchmarks

Intel Shows Off 8-Core 45nm Penryn Benchmarks

This morning at Computex, Intel held a very small and private tech session that was aimed at showing off what a pair of their upcoming 45nm Penryn processors could do in their famed V8 test system. With a pair of 3GHz Penryn processors locked and loaded in the V8 machine, Intel set off to show the raw power of their upcoming processors. If Intel was trying to bury the hatchet firmly in AMD’s back they might have succeeded this morning.

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$185 Gaming CPU’s: AMD 5600+ Versus Intel E6300

$185 Gaming CPU’s: AMD 5600+ Versus Intel E6300

With AMD slashing processor prices we figured that now was a great time to take a look at gaming performance on a pair $185 desktop processors. With enthusiasts and gamers waiting to see realistic gaming performance numbers we tested six games at various resolutions of 1024×1768, 1600×1200 and 1920×1600 to show you what’s up. This is a must read for those on a budget!

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Intel Penryn 3.33GHz Processor Benchmarks

Intel Penryn 3.33GHz Processor Benchmarks

Intel has allowed for controlled benchmarking of their next generation Penryn series processors and Legit Reviews brings you the numbers on how the test drive went. The Intel Yorkfield and Wolfdale 45nm processors both operated at 3.33GHz and shows some serious processing muscle. Read on and see if Intel’s 45nm quad-core and dual-core processors are on the right path!

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Intel Penryn and Nehalem 45nm Processor Update

Intel Penryn and Nehalem 45nm Processor Update

Intel has more than 15 45nm Hi-k product designs in various stages of development, and will have two 45nm manufacturing fabs in production by the end of the year. With Intel ramping up their 45nm process they took the time to brief the media today and in turn we have combined their slides and news summary to bring you some coverage that is easier for the enthusiast to understand.

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor Review

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor Review

The AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor is the first 3GHz dual-core processor for the socket AM2 platform and is priced at half of what the 2.8GHz FX-62 cost when it was launched. We take a look at performance, power consumption and overclocking to give you a look at the big picture. Read on if you want to see how the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ stacks up to the competition.

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An Overview of Intel’s Teraflops Research Chip

An Overview of Intel’s Teraflops Research Chip

Over the weekend Intel announced that they were able to produce an 80-core processor that is able to do trillions of calculations per second. This would make it the World’s first programmable processor to deliver Teraflops performance! How does this new research chip change the future of processors? Read on to find out what this research chip can do!

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Intel Moves Closer to 45nm Penryn Processor Production

Intel Moves Closer to 45nm Penryn Processor Production

Intel has recently demonstrated high-k + metal gate transistor breakthroughs on 45nm microprocessors and while Legit Reviews didn’t get to see it in person we have been in contact with Intel following the developments that took place this week in California. If you’re interested in Intel’s 45nm Penryn family of processors and what the future holds for Intel this is a must read!

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