AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition – Luck of the Draw

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.

By jason

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Processor Review – 45nm Wolfdale

The old 65nm Conroe dual-core processor that we have all come to know and love has been replaced by a new 45nm Wolfdale dual-core processor!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.

By Nathan Kirsch

Intel SkullTrail Preview – Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 Processors

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

CES 2008: Intel Releases 16 New 45nm Desktop Processors

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.

By Legit Staff

AMD Phenom TLB Patch Benchmarked and Explained

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

AMD Phenom Processor Update – Memory Bandwidth

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

AMD Phenom 9900 Processor Review – Spider Platform

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX9770 Review

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

Is AMD Really a Sinking Ship? AMD Phenom Is Around The Bend

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX9650 Review

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

Intel Beats AMD to Lead-Free Processors

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

AMD DTX Specification For Small Form Factor PCs

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

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!

By Nathan Kirsch

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.

By Nathan Kirsch

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.

By Nathan Kirsch