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Pentium 4 finds harmony with Dual Channel DDR

Pentium 4 finds harmony with Dual Channel DDR

Today Intel will announce its E7205 codename Granite Bay chipset for the Pentium 4 platform. The main highlight in the newest product to come out of Santa Clara is its Dual Channel DDR-266 memory controller, bringing the maximum theoretical system bandwidth up to 4.2GB/s compared to only 2.1GB/s of its single channel PC2100 DDR predecessor. Follow Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot has he gives us his thoughts on the subject! | Nov 16, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.06GHz with Hyper-Threading

Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.06GHz with Hyper-Threading

The Pentium 4 processor at 3.06GHz is here and it certainly means business not only breaking the impressive 3GHz barrier but sporting a new technology called Hyper-Threading (HT). Wouldn't it be nice to have dual processing support from a single processor? Well in theory, at least, you can with the latest processor from Intel. Read on as Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes us on a discovery of the Pentium 4 3.06GHz processor to determine whether or not HT and a little extra core speed boast is worth our upgrading dollars or not! | Nov 12, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Intel I845GE Chipset Review - DDR333 for the Pentium 4

Intel I845GE Chipset Review - DDR333 for the Pentium 4

It has been a long time coming. Finally, Intel yesterday released the i845GE and PE chipsets for the Pentium 4 platform with official support for DDR-333 through a new memory controller. This comes at a time where SiS and VIA have had their DDR333 solutions (and faster in the case of VIA with their P4X400) out for several months already. Do you really need to upgrade your motherboard to the latest and greatest? Follow Cameron "Sov" Johnson has he gives us an answer to this question. | Oct 7, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

533FSB Pentium 4 Chipset Shootout - Intel -vs- SiS -vs- VIA

533FSB Pentium 4 Chipset Shootout - Intel -vs- SiS -vs- VIA

When the Pentium 4 processors with 533MHz FSB support first hit the market, there was some complaining about the standard being to quick to market. Since then, the market has accepted this new processor family and it has garnered some solid support from the chipset manufacturers. Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he hosts a shootout that pits Intel against SiS against VIA. There are no holds barred, so come see who can claim to be King of the Hill! | Sep 12, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

Intel Pentium 4 2.8Ghz - Bridging the 3GHz Gap

Intel Pentium 4 2.8Ghz - Bridging the 3GHz Gap

The latest processor from Intel has been released today which means our NDA has lifted and reviews of the new 2.8GHz monster is making appearances all over the Internet on various hardware sites, including ours. Cameron "Sov" Johnson gives us a look at the fastest Pentium 4 processor to date which is bridging the gap to 3GHz. | Aug 25, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

VIA C3 1GHz Processor Review

VIA C3 1GHz Processor Review

With names like Intel and AMD, is there a chance that a young VIA processor can make the cut? Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the new VIA C3 1GHz Processor. Since VIA bought out the old Cyrix company, they have been trying to get into the budget processor race. Now that they have hit the magic 1GHz speed, it's time to take another look and see if they have managed to be successful. | Jun 17, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

533MHz Value Chipset, Intel i845G

533MHz Value Chipset, Intel i845G

The new i845 based motherboards are coming out all over the place. Up today is the Intel reference board and a little background on the i845G chipset itself. How can it stand up to the stiff competition out there? Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson to see for yourself. It has everything but the kitchen sink thrown in the design, but let's see just how well it actually performs! | May 19, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

Pentium 4 goes 533Mhz FSB @ 2.4GHz

Pentium 4 goes 533Mhz FSB @ 2.4GHz

Everyone knew it was happening, and some even knew when. Intel made the leap to a quad-pumped Pentium4 processor with a base FSB of 133MHz. Will this boost make it any more competitive in the current processor wars? Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he puts this question to the test by checking out the brand new 2.4GHz Penitum4 running it's 533MHz quad-pumped in all its glory. It's time to see if we can separate the men from the boys! | May 4, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

Intel vs. AMD - The Road Ahead

Intel vs. AMD - The Road Ahead

There has been much debate about which high-end processor is the best purchase in today's highly competitive market, both performance-wise and value-wise. There are two current main competitors in this market, AMD and Intel. Some prefer AMD processors because they offer excellent value for money, while others prefer Intel processors, due to their high performance and comparatively low heat output. Come join Asher "Acid" Moses as he takes a look at what we can expect from both of these Power-Houses in the future. | Apr 20, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz Processor Review

Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz Processor Review

Intel's most recent addition to the Pentium 4 line is the now famous Northwood core. This new core added more cache and reduced the size of the P4 die to allow for greater clock speeds, less heat emissions and reduction in the power needed to run the CPU. Northwood debut at 2.0A GHz, replacing the Willamette core 2.0GHz, so far Intel have remained steady in its speed production with the 2.2GHz and now our latest sample from Intel, the 2.4GHz Northwood. The NDA for this processor has just expired, follow Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he tells us all about it! | Apr 1, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

HighSpeed PC Athlon XP Unlocking Kit Review

HighSpeed PC Athlon XP Unlocking Kit Review

When the new Athlon XP hit the streets, many overclocking enthusiasts were concerned about the new style of L1 bridges. You couldn't just grab a pencil and unlock the processor anymore. But then along came HighSpeed PC with their unlocking kit and they claimed that life would be good again saying that it was very easy and effective. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he delves into this little kit to find out if it works, and if it really is as easy as claimed. | Mar 12, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Intel Pentium 4 Northwood CPU Review

Intel Pentium 4 Northwood CPU Review

With all the buzz going around about the new Northwood Pentium 4 processors, Intel seems to be on the verge of a large push to regain market share. But is all the hype really true? Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he digs into the newest processor to wear the Intel moniker; namely the Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz Northwood. | Jan 27, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST