Not much has been going right for AMD in recent weeks, but I’m happy to say one of the most popular benchmarks used in testing processors wasn’t ready for Phenom when the media hacked apart the poor processor apart on launch day. It seems SiSoftware Sandra XII was not correctly optimized for the Phenom processors! The latest update of Sisoftware Sandra has the right optimization set and ready to go. See what the difference makes for the memory bandwidth score!
AMD has finally released their first quad-core desktop processor! It is part of AMD’s new performance desktop platform that has become to be known as Spider. The AMD Spider platform consists of the AMD Phenom processor, an ATI Radeon HD 3800 series graphics card and an AMD 7-Series chipset. Read on as we take a look at the 2.6Ghz Phenom 9900 processor!
The Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX9770 was just unveiled minutes ago and even though it will not be out till next year, Legit Reviews has the performance numbers today. The QX9770 is the first Intel processor to ship with a 1600MHz Front Side Bus and it also has a 200MHz increase in clock frequency over the QX9650. This is one processor you don’t want to miss out on as 1600MHz FSB processors will be all the rage next year!
Why is it that every time I read an editorial about AMD, it starts with the author portraying them as a sinking ship and ends with them begging to come out with a product that can compete with Intel’s Core 2 series? Sure, AMD’s Athlon 64 series of processors has been eclipsed by Intel’s latest Core 2 series, but has everyone forgotten about the past? Read on and share you thoughts on AMD!
The Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX9650 was just unveiled minutes ago and Legit Reviews has one in the hot seat just for you. Read on to see how Intel was able to make double digit performance gains and lower power consumption without increasing the clock frequency or lowering the TDP of the processor. This is one processor you don’t want to miss out on!
With next weeks launch of Intel’s 45nm family of microprocessors they will have official removed 100 percent of the lead (Pb) across its entire 45nm series of microprocessors. This is a huge milestone and it has taken Intel six years to strip the lead from the manufacturing process on their microprocessors! Read on to see what Intel did to remove the last 5% of lead from their processors!
AMD announced development of DTX, an open standard specification designed by AMD to enable the broad adoption of small form factor PCs at the start of 2007. Now, more than ten months after the official announcement, we finally have our hands on a DTX system and have been able to take it for a brief test drive. Read on to see what has transpired over the past ten months!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.