In the coming few weeks Intel will be launching the worlds first six-core desktop processor with the Core i7-980X desktop processor Extreme Edition. This LGA 1366 socket processor can be run in any existing Intel X58 Express chipset powered motherboard after a quick BIOS flash, so a new platform will not be needed. Read on to see what we think of the 980X in our testing!
With Flash 9, Adobe introduced streaming high definition video playback to its Flash empire, just so long as users’ systems had the power to play it. After many demands for better performance on low-power computers, like HTPCs and netbooks, Adobe aims to please with their impending release of Flash 10.1. In this article, we put Adobe’s claims of higher performance to the test with video and gaming benchmarks.
Back in Feburary 2009, Intel disclosed that the 32nm ‘Westmere’ desktop processors were coming out in the fourth quarter of 2009 and that appears to still be true. Arrandale and Clarkdale are the first two Westmere cores that will be introduced to the market. Both Arrandale and Clarkdale are dual-core Westmere parts, but the difference between the two is that Arrandale is for mobile platforms while Clarkdale is for the desktop market.
The second Intel Developer Forum keynote just finished and Sean Maloney included a little update in it about Intel’s latest discrete graphics card called Larrabee. This would make it the very first public showing of Larrabee, which is a big deal for enthusiasts and those who have been hearing about Larrabee for years.
AMD announced this morning, the first ever quad-core processor for less than $100! The AMD Athlon II X4 620 processor is the industry’s first and only sub-$100 quad-core processor at this time as it is priced at $99. The other processor being announced today is the AMD Athlon II X4 630 processor, which costs $122. Read on to see how the perform and overclock.
Today, Intel is unleashing Core i5 and Core i7-800 series processors, and the accompanying P55 Express chipset that supports these ‘Lynnfield’ processors to the market. These processors are largely based around the Nehalem architecture that launched in November of 2008 and cost less. Read on to find out more about them!
Back in June 2009, AMD silently launched a pair of energy efficient 65W TDP processors that didn’t get that much attention from the press for some reason. Those two socket AM3 processors are called the AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e. Read on to see how they perform!
Opening up the little box we discovered the handpicked AMD Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition processor. It’s not every day you get a processor delivered to your door step that was handpicked to be an overclocking winner and will never be for sale to the public. This is every overclocker’s dream and we are more than willing to overclock this little guy to the max with liquid nitrogen!
Last week, Intel released a pair of new additions to the Core i7 line of processors that will eventually replace two of the three current Core i7 series processors as the months roll by. Read on to see how the Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition processor does against 30 other desktop processors.
Today, AMD is announcing not one, but two new exciting 45nm dual-cores! First, they are introducing the first-ever Athlon II processor. To top that off they are releasing a Phenom II X2 550 Processor that runs at 3.1GHz with a massive 6MB of shared L3 cache. Read on to see what these processors are all about!
The AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition processor is a 3.20GHz quad-core processor with 6MB of L3 cache and support for socket AM3 motherboards. This is the fastest quad-core processor every released by AMD and retails for just $245. Read on to see how the processor does against other popular CPUs.
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.
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.
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!