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Llano and the Fusion architecture
     Tue, Jun 28 2011 | 6:15P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has clearly articulated a software and hardware roadmap for unified CPU and GPU computing at their Fusion Developer’s Summit that has all the right pieces. Llano and Zacate are the first integration steps and focus on reducing overhead by sharing – rather than copying – data between the CPU and GPU. Llano made a number of compromises in favor of time to market, such as using a very mediocre CPU core and relying on memory rather than on-die caches for CPU/GPU communication. However, it still packs the best performance integrated graphics period, and good media decoding. Overall, Llano is a serious improvement for AMD’s notebooks, mostly due to power management, which should be well received by consumers. The trick for AMD going forward is to execute on their vision and consistently deliver compelling improvements in a timely fashion.
  FULL STORY @ REALWORLDTECH

CPU Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 5.6
     Tue, Jun 28 2011 | 12:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This article compiles the best benchmark results we collected of various CPU models using x264 HD Benchmark 4.0, a free CPU benchmark developed by graysky, Dashken and Adrian Wong. This CPU performance comparison guide currently covers 59 different CPU models plus another 283 CPUs in the older comparison but this is just the beginning. We will keep updating the results as new results come in, so please contribute your results. If you would like to participate in this endeavor, head over to the x264 HD Benchmark 4.0 page and download a copy. After you obtain your benchmark results, simply post them in the official forum thread of x264 HD Benchmark 4.0. Please post your results even if your processor is already listed in the comparison. This is because we will use your results if they are better than the results currently listed in the comparison.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Core i5 Sandy Bridge vs Phenom II X6 1100T
     Mon, Jun 27 2011 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We grabbed two GTX 470s and ran a slew of tests across an Intel Sandy Bridge system, AMD system with ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme board that features Lucid Hydra for SLI, and the latest 990FX chipset from GIGABYTE that offers native SLI support.
  FULL STORY @ BRIDGE

AMD Llano A-Series APU Sabine Notebook Platform Review
     Fri, Jun 24 2011 | 6:23P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"AMD Llano APUs will be available in notebooks ranging from $499 to $799 and after the performance numbers that we saw we believe they will do very well in the mainstream notebook market. For years Intel dominated the notebook market and for the first time in a decade the company needs to be worried. AMD has a mainstream notebook that excels at normal user tasks and destroys the games..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Intel Pentium G850, Pentium G840 and Pentium G620 Review
     Fri, Jun 24 2011 | 6:04P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel is now offering dual-core Sandy Bridge processors under Pentium brand. They lower the price for the “LGA1155 Club” membership quite noticeably, because they are selling for less than $100 a piece. Does it mean that the new Pentium processors may become a new perfect combination of performance and price? Let’s find out!
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Zalman CNPS9900 Max Heatsink Review
     Mon, Jun 20 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Zalman CNPS9900 Max heatsink based on a unique looped style heatpipe design looks great, but can it contain today’s overclocked heat monsters CPUs?"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS

Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge CPU Review
     Sat, Jun 18 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Second Generation of the Intel Core Processor Family took off this past January with many early adopters pleasantly surprised by the abundance of speed, updated technologies, and better graphics integration. The high-end option in the 2nd Gen family is the beastly Core i7-2600K. The i7-2600K takes on all the features of the 2nd Gen i5 series with 1 major addition to the specifications - Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. Join us at TechwareLabs as we discover the workhorse that is the i7-2600K CPU.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

 
AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition
     Fri, Jun 17 2011 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We thought we saw the last of the K10 based processors from AMD with the release of the Phenom X6 1100T BE and the Phenom X4 970 BE, but we were wrong. While we probably will not see any new six-core Phemoms until Bulldozer arrives, AMD has bumped up the fastest quad core by 100MHz and put out the Phenom X4 980 BE. The Phenom X4 980 BE runs at 3.7 GHz and costs $197, and will replace the current flagship quad core Phenom II X4 970 BE. Besides the 100MHz speed bump, there are no other changes to the processor. The processor still fits the 125W TDP, with 6MB L3 and 2MB total L2. It is still based on the Deneb core so users will not get TurboCore support like the six-core Thuban based processor.
  FULL STORY @ PHENOM

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

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