PROCESSOR

December 6th, 2010

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Six-Core Processor Review

AMD’s Phenom II X6 series has proven to be exceptionally popular since its launch in April, and much of this can be attributed to the simple fact that it offers the only six-core processors that are within the reach of the average consumer. Today, AMD is launching a slight refresh to this series, with their [...]

September 21st, 2010

AMD Updates Processor Lineup with Six New Chips

AMD’s highly anticipated Bulldozer redesign is still a long way off, and the here, now, Phenom lineup is getting a long in the tooth; nearly 5 months without a new addition, what is this madness! Today the company has launched six new CPUs to round out its offerings, filling in some gaps and providing a [...]

November 3rd, 2009

VIA Introduces New VIA Nano 3000 Series Processors

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today introduced its new VIA Nano 3000 Series processors, bringing enhanced digital media performance and lower power consumption to Windows 7 thin and light notebook and all-in-one desktop PC markets.   Based on the 64-bit superscalar ‘Isaiah’ architecture, VIA Nano 3000 Series processors [...]

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 31st, 2009

AMD Announces 40W Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor

AMD  today announced the immediate availability of the new Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor at 40W ACP. Delivering up to 31 percent higher performance-per-watt over standard Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, the Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor is tailored to meet the demands of customers who need strong performance, but must trim out every watt possible [...]

June 18th, 2009

Getting to the Core of Intel’s i# Lineup – What do They Have in Store?

A blog post by Intel’s Bill Calder sums it up perfectly, “Over the last year or so, Intel has been quietly working behind the scenes taking a hard look at our brand structure and exploring ways to make it more rational and easier to understand. The fact of the matter is, we have a complex [...]

May 29th, 2009

Intel Core i7 950 & 975 Extreme details leaked

Intel is adding two more members to its small i7 aresenal, but at the same time ,there is speculation that they will also be discontinuing two current chips after just 6 months. Intel’s processor lineup marketting strategy has always been a bit confusing and sometimes frusterating to consumers. Producing and releasing the highest and most mainstream speed [...]