CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

August 29th, 2014, 6:01 AM

Intel i7 5960X Review; Haswell-E Arrives

Intel’s Haswell-E is finally here. In this review we take a look at the i7 5960X which is the 8-core, 16-thread flagship of this lineup.

July 31st, 2014, 4:59 AM

AMD A10-7800 Kaveri APU Review

AMD’s new A10-7800 is a more affordable alternative for those who don’t need the multiplier unlocked A10-7850K by offering good x86 processing performance alongside excellent graphics capabilities for about $150.

June 15th, 2014, 7:49 PM

Intel Devil’s Canyon i7-4790K Performance Review

Intel’s Devil’s Canyon has been rumored, previewed and eventually delayed but now we’re finally able to talk about its performance and overclocking headroom.

June 2nd, 2014, 11:30 PM

Intel Devil’s Canyon i7 4790K & i5 4690K Preview

Intel’s i7 4790K & i5 4690K aren’t quite here yet but we’re finally able to publish clock speeds and other specifications.

January 7th, 2014, 12:45 PM

Intel Launches Edison, an SD Card-Sized PC

Intel has taken the wrapper off of Edison, their new ultra small computing module which is no bigger than an SD card. Based off of the Quark SoC technology, Edison is a miniature computer based off of Intel’s 22nm manufacturing process and comes equipped with both WiFi and Bluetooth modules. It is aimed directly at [...]

September 3rd, 2013, 12:01 AM

Intel i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E Review

Intel’s i7-4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme is billed as the fastest processor available.  With a dozen threads and a clock speed of 4GHz, it has the capability to outshine its predecessors but at $1000, it has a lot to live up to.

July 16th, 2013, 7:02 PM

AMD FX-9590 Review; Piledriver at 5GHz

With the FX-9590, AMD has taken their Piledriver architecture and pushed it to the absolute limit.  By running at an astounding 5GHz, this new CPU is the fastest in the FX-series stable.

June 11th, 2013, 10:22 AM

AMD Unleashes 5GHz FX-9590 Processor

AMD’s Piledriver architecture has undergone its next evolutionary step:  a push to the 5GHz Mark with the new FX-9590 processor.  Unveiled at E3 today, the eight core FX-9590 is the first CPU which is clocked at 5GHz (with Turbo Core) and represents the final hurrah of the Piledriver architecture which will soon be phased out [...]

June 5th, 2013, 3:43 AM

AMD Claims Leadership with New APU Announcements at Computex 2013

AMD announced new versions of its APU series called Richland and gave the first public demonstration of its upcoming Kaveri processor at its Computex 2013 keynote Wednesday morning in Taipei. AMD’s APU efforts began in 2011 with the launch of Llano, which was followed up with Trinity’s launch around this time last year. Richland is [...]

April 20th, 2013, 8:28 AM

AMD Results Beat Expectations

While AMD is still losing money, the underdog chipmaker managed to substantially trim its losses this quarter and beat analyst’s expectations. AMD reported Friday lost $146 million in the first quarter of 2013, sending the stock price down four percent during after-hours trading despite beating the expectations of analysts. While this loss still may seem [...]