CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

September 7th, 2009

Intel Lynnfield Core i5-750 & Core i7-870 Processor Review

After countless previews, leaked benchmarks and general, all-round excitement, Lynnfield processors are finally here and will be launched to the public.  Naturally, with widespead availability comes reviews and today we will be looking at two of Intel’s new “mainstream” processors: the i5 750 and the i7 870.  As you will soon come to see, neither [...]

August 13th, 2009

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Makes Official Debut

We reported a few months ago, AMD’s plan’s to upstage their current king of the hill, the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, with a processor that pushes the limits of computing even further – the AMD Phenom II X4 965. The 965 operates at 3.4GHz, the fastest clock speed of any processor currently on [...]

July 20th, 2009

AMD Preparing AM3 Sempron Processors

AMD is setting up to launch its first set of Sempron processors for the recently released AM3 socket. The new CPUs will embrace the move to DDR3 and are targeted for the budget market and media centre systems. The chips are single-core units codenamed “Sagras” and based off the cores in the Athlon II X2 [...]

June 2nd, 2009

AMD Releases Athlon II X2 250 & Phenom II X2 550 BE CPU

Bringing its acclaimed 45nm technology to new high-volume processor designs, AMD today announced two new dual-core desktop processors.   Building on 10 years of AMD Athlon™ processor innovation, the new 45nm AMD Athlon™ II X2 250 processor gives mainstream consumers exceptional performance, efficiency and value. For enthusiasts and overclockers, AMD also announces the AMD Phenom™ II X2 550 Black Edition processor, [...]