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Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide
     Wed, Jun 15 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote : If you have no idea what's different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Xeon processor, then this is the guide for you. Currently covering 539 workstation and server CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 20 different specifications for each and every CPU. Here's what we updated in this new release : - Updated the Transistor Count, Die Size, Maximum Current and - Level 1 Cache specifications of the Intel Xeon E7 series of processors. - Updated the Transistor Count specifications of the Intel Xeon 7500 series of processors. - Updated the Transistor Count specifications of the Intel Xeon 6500 series of processors.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Processor
     Tue, Jun 14 2011 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With this being a "Black Edition" processor, overclocking can be done two ways. One, you can use only either the reference clock or multiplier, or you can adjust a combination of the two for the best overclock available. I prefer to use the combination of the two with the multiplier being adjusted first. I started off pushing up the multiplier 1x at a time while adjusting voltage until I was no longer able to benchmark stable. Once the limit was reached I backed off a half multiplier until I was again stable. Then I started increasing the reference clock paying attention to the other components affected by the increase. For the Phenom II X4 980 I was able to reach a top speed of 4.36GHz which came out to have a multiplier of 20.5x and a reference clock speed of 212MHz at 1.5v."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 11.5
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 9:45A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering 798 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU. Here`s the latest update in Revision 11.5 : - Added the AMD Phenom II X4 B99 quad-core processor. - Added the AMD Phenom II X2 B60 dual-core processor. - Added the AMD Phenom II X2 B59 dual-core processor. - Added the AMD Athlon II X2 B30 dual-core processor. - Added a new core (Zosma) to the AMD Athlon II X4 640 quad-core processor. - Added a new core (Propus C3) to the AMD Athlon II X4 630 quad-core processor. - Added a new core (Propus C3) to the AMD Athlon II X4 605e quad-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 B97 quad-core processor. - Updated the HTT Speed specifications of the AMD Phenom II X4 B57, B55 and B53 dual-core processors. - Updated the Socket specifications of the entire AMD Athlon II X4 series of processors."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Brink GPU & CPU Performance Test
     Fri, Jun 10 2011 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Splash Damage is no newcomer to the first-person shooter genre having released two Wolfenstein games, Doom 3, and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars in the last decade. Brink is the company's latest creation, a class-based multiplayer first-person shooter built on a modified version of idTech 4. Since launching last week the game has received mixed reviews, nonetheless we're optimistic about Brink as it looks to be an exciting, fast-paced first-person shooter that should run well on a wide range of hardware -- or so we suspect. Continue reading to see how the game performs on a dozen current and previous-generation GPUs priced from $100 to $700.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

The Best Budget & Mainstream Processors
     Fri, Jun 10 2011 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Choosing a CPU platform is usually the first thing you do when building your own computer. If you've been following our reviews and always-fresh desktop PC buying guide you probably already have a good idea of the current landscape: Intel introduced their Sandy Bridge processors at the beginning of the year, bringing unparalleled performance and improved power consumption, while AMD has little to compete with above the $125 mark -- though that might change soon. Although we always try to keep you up to speed by reviewing the latest CPU releases as these take place, we've compiled a handy list of what we consider the best processor options right now at several price points between $80 and $225. Items are listed from least to most expensive and therefore, also by performance. For reference, we've also placed each product next to its closest competitor or best alternative if you are looking for a drop-in upgrade.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Hex-Core Processor Performance Review
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When you are looking the build the best performing desktop, there is only one route to go, that's with an Intel chip. If you are looking for the best of the best Intel chip you will be looking at the latest hex-core processer, the Intel Core i7 990X Extreme. There are a number of tests today that the Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition processor excelled at today. Mainly anything that was heavily threaded. Anything that had to do with number crunching like wPrime or video rendering like the x264 HD Video benchmark was dominated by the Core i7 990X Extreme..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Auras Shagon ARC-118 Heatsink Review
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Auras Shagon ARC-118 heatsink is built around four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a 50x100mm aluminum fin stack. The heatsink features an exposed heatpipe base and utilizes a single 2400-1000RPM 92mm PWM fan for all its cooling needs. Since this heatsink is equipped with a 92mm fan, noise levels tend to be moderate at stock speeds and whisper quiet at minimum RPM. Total heatsink foot print is 101x88mm, its weight is 460 grams."
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

 
Every Watt Counts: AMD E-350 vs. Intel Core i3-2100T
     Sun, May 29 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The variety of components for small energy-efficient systems keeps growing day by day. In this review we are going to talk about energy-efficiency processors: AMD E-350 (Zacate) and Intel Core i3-2100T (Sandy Bridge). We will also discuss new Mini-ITX mainboards: Gigabyte E350N-USB3 (AMD Brazos platform) and Zotac H67-ITX WiFi (for LGA1155 processors).
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Core i3-2120 and Core i3-2100 Processors Review
     Sat, May 28 2011 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sandy Bridge is not only high-performance quad-core CPUs. There are also inexpensive dual-core LGA1155 processors in this family, and today we are going to talk about them in our new article.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

AMD's Fusion briefings in Dubai from May 17th
     Fri, May 27 2011 | 4:29P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NGOHQ is hosting the presentation from AMD's Fusion briefings in Dubai from May 17th.
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition CPU-Processor
     Thu, May 26 2011 | 5:43P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today AMD releases the Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition into the market place. This speed bump before the launch of Llano reaches greater than 4GHz on air and achieves excellent performance. We take a look at what could be one of the last Deneb powered AM3 cores to hit the market from AMD.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Intel i7 2600K (Sandy Bridge) Review
     Wed, May 25 2011 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"New architectures are a blast. Not only do we get new hardware to toy with, but we see greater efficiency and new features. The gag order has been lifted on Intel’s latest offering: ‘Sandy Bridge’. We’re only too happy to bring you all the juicy details on the i7 2600K CPU and P67 motherboard we’re looking at today!"
  FULL STORY @ 2600K

34 AMD and Intel processors @ HT4U.net
     Tue, May 17 2011 | 7:26A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last 6 month HT4U.net tested various CPUs from AMD and Intel on the identical benchmark scenario. As it is about time to refresh it, this is the ultimate performance overview over 34 processors of both vendors."
  FULL STORY @ HT4U.NET

AMD Phenom II X4 980 BE 3.70 GHz
     Mon, May 16 2011 | 3:45P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD launched yet another Deneb SKU, named Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition, and clocked to yet another all time fastest from AMD - 3.70 GHz. After recent price cuts, Phenom II X4 980 will cost around $185, which puts it back to back with Intel's locked SB models Core i5 2400 and 2500. This may be the last time for our friend to shine and battle out with the competition.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Taking AMD GPU Folding to the Next Level
     Fri, May 13 2011 | 12:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks ago, Stanford introduced the new Core 16 Project 11293 work units which are specifically tailored towards OpenCL-supporting AMD graphics cards. But do they bring the hoped-for increase in Folding@Home performance or is this yet another step towards disappointment?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Intel Core i5-2300 CPU/Processor
     Fri, May 13 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: When it comes to performance, Intel has been the one to beat for quite some time. The Core i series Nehalem CPUs provided a fantastic boost in performance over the Core 2 line. The new Sandy Bridge CPUs look to provide another boost, but is the leap as dramatic? Today we'll be taking a look at the Core i5 2300, which fills the lowest slot in the i5 range for this generation. Let's see just how well this middleweight CPU manages to hold its own.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

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