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AMD A6-3650 Llano APU Performance Review
     Tue, Aug 02 2011 | 4:41P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks back, AMD officially launched their Llano-based A-Series Accelerated Processing Units, or APUs, in both desktop and mobile flavors. If you’re unfamiliar with Llano, it’s AMD’s mainstream, low-power APU that fuses four x86 cores with a DX11-class graphics processor on a single piece of silicon. The current flagship APU in the desktop line-up is the A8-3850, which hums along at 2.9GHz, with 400 active Radeon cores, that operate at 600MHz. The A6-3650 we’ll be showing you here is built using the same piece of silicon, but this lower-end A6-series part clocks in at 2.6GHz, with 320 active Radeon cores, running at 443MHz...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD A8-3850 2.9GHz Llano APU Review
     Mon, Aug 01 2011 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD announced the Fusion A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for desktop PCs this morning! This is a significant milestone for AMD as it means that the company has now successfully launched their 'Llano' APU architecture for both mobile and desktop platforms. Read on to see how the AMD A8-3850 performs as we try it out on over a dozen benchmarks against the Intel Core i3-2105 processor! Quote: "When it comes to performance the AMD A8-3850 proved to be tough competition for the Intel Core i3-2105 processor, but to be fair both of the processors did well in certain areas and not so much in others. The one area that the AMD A8-3850 APU never lost in was when the Radeon HD 6550D GPU inside took center stage. We even used the Intel Core i3-2105 that features the recently updated Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU. If you recall the original Core i3-2100 used Intel HD Graphics 2000, but both the Core i3-2100 and Core i3-2105 feature the same 3.1GHz clock speed. Regardless, the Intel HD Graphics doesn't stand a chance to the Radeon HD 6550D in game performance..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

AMD A6-3650 2.6GHz Llano APU Review
     Mon, Aug 01 2011 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last month we brought you our in-depth review on the AMD A8-3850 'Llano' 2.9GHz APU, which is the flagship processor in AMD's new A-Series lineup. Today we will be looking at the more budget friendly AMD A6-3650 2.6GHz APU that costs $20 less at $119.99 shipped. We also spend some time overclocking this processor and managed to get it up to 3.8GHz with an AMD heatsink! Quote: "Overclocking performance on the AMD A6-3650 was nothing short of amazing! We were able to get this 2.6GHz processor all the way up to 3.8GHz with rock solid CPU performance. We didn't spend much time overclocking the Radeon HD 6530D GPU, but we increased the clock speed on that from 443MHz up to 600MHz with no issues at all. This APU has gobs of overclocking room in it, but..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Rough Story Of Intel Sandy Bridge Graphics For Mac OS X
     Mon, Aug 01 2011 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When Apple released Mac OS X 10.7 Lion last week Wednesday, they not only put out their new operating system, but they also released new Mac Mini and MacBook Air hardware. The primary changes for both the Mac Mini and MacBook Air refresh is that both form factors are now shipping with Intel's latest "Sandy Bridge" processors, there is the new Thunderbolt I/O, and of course, they are shipping with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. This hardware update led me to immediately order the new Mac Mini as the latest piece of Apple hardware at Phoronix. Not because Phoronix is part of the Apple cult (since, after all, Phoronix is the leading Linux hardware site), but an immense curiosity about the Intel Sandy Bridge Mac OS X graphics driver. In particular, to see how Apple's Sandy Bridge driver compares to the Linux and Windows driver. Well, that was the plan at least, prior to the untimely demise of the new Apple hardware."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Our analysis of QPI 1.1 is online
     Sat, Jul 30 2011 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) was a massive step forward over the front-side bus that was used from 1995-2008. QPI finally caught up and exceeded AMD's HyperTransport, helping Intel retake much of the server market. The next generation QPI 1.1 was re-architected based on trends and changes in the computer industry. QPI 1.1 is an incremental improvement at the physical and logical layer, but a substantial change in the cache coherency protocol. The net result is a faster and more power efficient interconnect that will scale better for large servers and is naerly identical for both Itanium and x86 microprocessors. Sandy Bridge-EP will be the first product to implement QPI 1.1. Most of Intel's other server microprocessors, such as Ivy Bridge-EP, Ivy Bridge-EX and likely Poulson will follow suit in the coming years.
  FULL STORY @ REALWORLDTECH

CPU Charts - updated AMD Llano A8 3850
     Tue, Jul 26 2011 | 2:36P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous CPUs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right CPU.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processor
     Sat, Jul 23 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of weeks ago we reported that Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processor and Waimea Bay platform had been delayed until January 2012. New information has reached us that suggest that Intel is trying very hard to get the new platform out this year, although this means that the company will axe a lot of platform features.
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE

 
Sandybridge - Z68 Chipset - RST and Quicksync an Interview with Dan Snyder of In
     Thu, Jul 21 2011 | 2:40P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"HiTech Legion invited both Dan Snyder and Aaron Lau from Intel to a live phone interview which was recorded. The questions were asked and both Dan and Aaron answered. In this interview you will find out the thoughts behind the Z68 chipset, why it was not introduced first, and how all the technologies work together to offer the consumer a performance system at an affordable price."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Socket1155 Benchmark Comparison Tables
     Wed, Jul 20 2011 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous motherboards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right motherboard.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

True Fusion: AMD A8-3800 APU Review
     Mon, Jul 18 2011 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Desktop Lynx platform that includes hybrid Llano processors has finally found its way to the consumers. Let’s take a closer look at it and find out how successful the combination of old Stars processor cores and a high-performance Radeon GPU actually is.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

AMD Phenom 2 X4 980BE Cpu
     Sun, Jul 17 2011 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Time for another CPU review, today we have a sample of a Phenom 2 X4 980 cpu for testing that we are going to throw against an Intel CPU and a AMD CPU. Lets figure out how well these end up performing.
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

Intel Core i3-2120 & Core i5-2400 LGA1155 processors
     Fri, Jul 15 2011 | 4:06P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Given how great the Core i5-2500K and i7-2600K perform, it is easy to forget that the current Sandy Bridge LGA1155 processors are part of Intel’s mainstream series, not their high-end one. Therefore, it is more than due time for us to test out some of the lower priced offerings. Although we would love to try them all, the two models that we are reviewing today are the Core i3-2120 and the Core i5-2400, which respectively have $138 and $184 MSRPs.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Prolimatech Genesis CPU Cooler Review
     Thu, Jul 14 2011 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Where do we start with the Prolimatech Genesis? For a start, it’s not your everyday single or dual tower cooler. The Genesis is very unique in its design; it is composed of two radiators, one upright and the other designed as a down-draft heatsink to cool memory modules, MOSFETs and the motherboard Northbridge. This makes the Genesis a very versatile cooler and a promising one at that as it combines the sheer cooling potential of a regular heatsink and the motherboard cooling capability of down-draft coolers such as the Noctua NH-C14. There is a risk that Prolimatech have compromised on the design such that its efficiency is effectively reduced by implementing two concepts into one cooler. On initial looks the upright radiator appears very narrow and realistically we expect larger towers with higher surface areas to be the best performers. But as we all know, initial impressions don’t tell the whole story and with Prolimatech’s history of delivering high quality cooling solutions, we expect the Genesis design to revolutionise the future air cooling market.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

AMD A8-3850 APU Review on Technic3D
     Thu, Jul 14 2011 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The AMD A8-3850 Llano arrived Technic3D. We will check the new APU from AMD against the Intel Core i7, i5 and many more on Windows 7 and Linux. Better Performance with the IGP? More see you in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ PLATTFORM

Overclocking AMD’s A8-3850 Llano APU
     Tue, Jul 12 2011 | 2:40P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Previously we ran the full review of AMD’s Lynx desktop chip, the A8-3850, which is their Llano architecture for desktops. In that review, regrettably, I was not able to explore overclocking this platform. Thankfully, after a bit more time, that has been remedied."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKING

Intel to launch Ivy Bridge in March 2012
     Thu, Jul 07 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has recently decided to launch its next-generation Ivy Bridge CPU in March of 2012, back from its original schedule at the end of 2011 to allow a better transition between the new and old platform, according to sources from notebook players.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

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