Archives: CPU

AMD Athlon II X3 435 Review

AMD is really hitting hard with its low-budget processors. A few weeks ago the first Athlon quad-core popped up on the market, and now it's time for a tri-core. Clocked at an healthy 2.9GHz, it should provide a great performance for the money.
October 20th, 2009

Intel Core i5 750 & i7 870 Review

Lynnfield is the codename for Intel's latest mainstream processors : Core i5 7-series and Core i7 8-series. We've been waiting for it and it's finally here. It's hot, it's new and it has been generating tons of hype, but was it worth the wait? Read on to find out!
September 7th, 2009

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition CPU Review

The frequency has gone up a notch: 3.4GHz -- the fastest stock frequency for a quad-core on an enthusiast platform. Can the new Phenom II X4 965 finally beat the king of the Core 2 lineup? Let's find out!
August 12th, 2009

AMD Phenom II TWKR Edition CPU Preview

Were you anxious to know what the Phenom II TWKR Edition was about? No more wait, finally! The extreme overclocking community should rejoice!
June 30th, 2009

AMD Phenom Overclocking with Liquid Helium Event: Updated

Neoseeker headed down to sunny Austin, Texas to check out some extreme overclocking with top overclockers assembled by AMD. What do you say about liquid helium? It's time for another record breaking overclock!
June 29th, 2009

AMD Athlon II X2 250 CPU Review

The tweaks have been applied to the dual-core architecture. Here is, fresh from the forge, the Athlon II!
June 1st, 2009

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition CPU Review

We have just seen the performance of the locked Athlon II. Without any more wait, let's take a look at the first unlocked dual-core processor that has been made by disabling a second core on the Phenom II design!
June 1st, 2009

AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Review

What about an Athlon with 2MB L3 cache clocked at 2.8GHz for a few bucks? People tight on budget, here is your chance. Let's see if it can run the latest games.
April 25th, 2009

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Review

AMD launches its new flagship: The Phenom II X4 955, clocked at an impressive 3.2GHz and supporting DDR3. Can it manage anything against the Core 2 and Core i7 architecture from the competition?
April 22nd, 2009

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Review & Overclocking

So how will the reduced cache Penryn perform? Inexpensive, this Core 2 Quad might be a great choice for those looking to go for four cores.
February 17th, 2009

Intel briefing: 32nm, Westmere and more

Intel's phone briefing was interesting, and the PDF's had more details...
February 11th, 2009

AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Review & Overclocking

Here's a new Black Edition processor for all the hardware enthusiasts out there - and this time its a triple core 45nm Deneb!
February 10th, 2009

AMD Phenom II X4 810 Review & Overclocking

We take a look at a 45nm Deneb based Phenom II on a budget.
February 9th, 2009

AMD Phenom II X4 (Deneb) 940 Launch, Review & Overclocking

AMD is finally ready with their 45nm "K10.5" followup to their lackluster 65nm Phenom. Does Deneb have what it takes to keep them in the game?
January 7th, 2009

Intel Core i7 920 940 965 Review & Overclocking

The wait is finally over - Nehalem, now known as Core i7, has been launched. Was it worth the wait?
November 2nd, 2008

AMD Phenom X3 8750 Tri-Core Review & Overclocking Analysis

Are triple core processors just a marketing stunt? Do they make a difference? Are they worth buying? We will answer all of these questions in our look at the Phenom X3 8750.
April 23rd, 2008

Intel E8500 Review & Overclocking Analysis

We take a look at Intel's 45nm 6MB L2 cache Core 2 Duo processor...
March 6th, 2008

AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition Review & TLB Fix Benchmarking

An unlocked 2.3GHz Phenom for enthusiasts... how far will it overclock?
February 6th, 2008

AMD Phenom 9900 Review

2.6GHz of Phenom quad core goodness... can it compete with an Intel 2.6GHz quad core chip?
December 19th, 2007

AMD Athlon 64 5000+ X2 Black Edition Review

AMD's unlocked dual core "tweaker" processor is here... and we see how well it stacks up to the Core 2 Duo competition at the same price point!
December 5th, 2007

AMD Phenom 9600 Review

Phenom 9600 - the wait is over. Let's torture test this chip and see what it is made of...
November 29th, 2007

Intel QX9770 1600MHz FSB Launch & Review

We barely published our QX9650 Launch review, and now we have a QX9770 Launch review for you!
November 18th, 2007

Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Launch & Review - 45nm Yorkfield aka Penryn is here!

45nm Quad Core is here - Intel launches its new top of the line "Extreme" processor and we take a look at what the die shrink and architectural improvements brings to the table.
October 29th, 2007

X3210 Xeon Core 2 Quad: Overclocking Monster in Sheep's Clothing!

How well does Intel's lowest cost quad core socket 775 Xeon perform? Very well. How does it overclock? EXTREMELY WELL! This is the new "805D / E6750" of overclocking!
September 12th, 2007

Core 2 Duo E2160 - Budget dual core on review

Can Intel's low end 1MB L2 cache Core 2 Duo be up to snuff?
August 21st, 2007