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June 3rd, 2014

Kaveri Mobile APUs; AMD’s FX Reincarnated

AMD’s Kaveri architecture has finally made its way into the notebook / mobile market. With it, we will see a reincarnation of the legendary FX-series but this time in APU form.


June 2nd, 2014

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.


April 28th, 2014

AMD Mullins & Beema Mobile APUs Preview

Targeting the mainstream and low power mobile segments respectively, AMD’s Beema and Mullins APUs aim to improve upon Temash and Kabini through the use of a revised “Puma+” architecture.


March 19th, 2014

Intel Talks Haswell-E, Broadwell & Devil’s Canyon

Intel has unveiled a few more details about upcoming products. Among them, Haswell-E, Haswell’s Devil’s Canyon derivative, Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition Unlocked CPUs, and Broadwell


January 14th, 2014

AMD Kaveri A10 7850K & A8 7600 Review

AMD’s Kaveri is finally here and we look at the A10-7850K & A8-7600. With IPC improvements, Steamroller x86 cores and a GCN-based graphics processor, this may be the one we’ve been waiting for.


September 10th, 2013

Intel i7-4930K & i7-4820K Ivy Bridge-E Review

Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E may be associated with extreme pricing, but the i7-4930K and i7-4820K brings things down a notch. With great performance and lower price points, they add some value to the IVB-E equation.


September 3rd, 2013

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

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 5th, 2013

AMD Richland Review; A10-6800K & A10-6700 Benchmarked

While it may be based on last year’s Trinity architecture AMD’s new Richland A10-6800K and A10-6700 APUs bring higher performance and new features to the table without consuming more power.  However,  in such a competitive processor market, will they really have a chance to shine?


June 1st, 2013

Intel Haswell i7-4770K & i5-4670K Review

After more than two years of speculation Intel’s Haswell is finally here.  This new architecture incorporates several new and potentially game-changing features into a 22nm die that consumes substantially less power than Ivy Bridge.  In this review we take a look at two processors:  the i7 4770K and the i5 4670K.