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!
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!
NVIDIA has just introduced the Tegra family of processors, the world’s first
single-chip computer capable of the rich high definition and internet
experiences we’ve come to expect from our PCs, but on small pocket type
devices. NVIDIA Tegra is a tiny computer-on-a-chip, smaller than a US dime, designed from the ground up to enable the “visual PC experience” on a new generation of mobile computing devices while consuming the smallest amount of power.
Just hours ago AMD announced the availability of three new AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processors that feature the latest B3 stepping. AMD first announced triple-core processors back in September 2007, but only just recently launched the AMD Phenom X3 8000 series last month. AMD has finally brought the ‘B3′ stepping to the triple-cores and has announced three new AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processors that make up the new ’50-series’.
The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor is the entry level 45nm quad-core processor from Intel, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t perform well! This 45nm quad-core ‘Yorkfield’ processor is operates at 2.50 GHz with a 1333MHz FSB and 6MB L2 cache. The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor should be a decent overclocker as it has a 7.5 multiplier. Just how high can you get the FSB is the question as the multiplier is a bit low to reach much higher than 4GHz.
The Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 processor isn’t even out yet, but it is by far one of the most talked about processors in 2008 and with a rumored price of $133 it is no wonder as to why. This 45nm dual-core ‘Wolfdale’ processor is operates at 2.53 GHz with a 1066MHz FSB and 3MB L2 cache. The Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 should be a great overclocker as it has a 9.5 multiplier. Read on to see how it does and if it can overclock!
When the AMD Phenom series of processors launched back on November 19th, 2007 no one could have expected just how rough things were about to get for AMD. AMD has fixed the problems with a new B3 stepping of Phenom. All of the new Phenom B3 steppings will be named with the nomenclature of what AMD is calling the ’50 series’ of processors. The four new AMD Phenom X4 processors that AMD is announcing today are the 9550 (2.2GHz), 9650 (2.3GHz), 9750 (2.4GHz) and 9850 Black Edition (2.5GHz).
Are you an overclocker? Does the sound of unlocked multipliers make your mouth water? If so, is the AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition processor might be one of the processors you are thinking about getting. With a clock frequency of 2.3GHz and unlocked multiplier the AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition processor should fit the bill. With a random retail AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition processor we find out what it can do with some water cooling.
The old 65nm Conroe dual-core processor that we have all come to know and love has been replaced by a new 45nm Wolfdale dual-core processor! Read on as Legit Reviews takes a look at the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 processor, which is the flagship 45nm dual-core processor that uses the Wolfdale core. Clocked at 3.16GHz the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 is fast right out of the box, but it overclocks like a champ and performs faster than any dual-core CPU that we have ever tested.
AMD’s QuadFX platform might be dead, but that hasn’t stopped Intel from bringing the Skulltrail platform to market. Skulltrail consists of the Intel D5400XS motherboard that supports a pair of LGA771 based Core 2 Extreme QX9775 processors. These 3.2GHz, 45nm, quad-core processors have 1600MHz bus speeds and when paired together make a platform with eight cores and offer a total of 25.6GB/s of bandwidth. This is one serious system!
Intel is unveiling 16 new 45nm processors this morning at CES and Legit Reviews brings you the scoop as to what they are and more importantly what the MSRP on each one. The dual-core 45nm series is lead by the 3.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and the quad-core 45nm series now has the 2.83GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Processor QX9550 at the helm. Read on to see which of these 16 new processors could be in your next system.
When AMD was briefing the media about Phenom at their launch event they mentioned that a fix was in the works for one of the hundreds of erratums that the Phenom processor has. All processors have glitches and they are documented and given a erratum number. Read on to see why erratum 298 made the news and if it is anything to worry about!
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!