Technology and gaming content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,614 Reviews & Articles | 60,988 News Posts

TweakTown's CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs Content - Page 3

Listing of our CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs content. You can also search by sub-category and year.

Refine Content by Sub-Category

Refine Content by Year

I want to upgrade my AMD-based system, what should I get?

Ask the Experts: I want to upgrade my AMD-based system, what should I get?

I want to upgrade my AMD-based system, where should I go from here? | Nov 27, 2012 at 12:15 am CST

AMD A10-5800K (Trinity) and FX-8350 (Vishera) Joint CPU Review

AMD A10-5800K (Trinity) and FX-8350 (Vishera) Joint CPU Review

We take a look at the Trinity based A10-5800K and Vishera FX-8350 processors from AMD and see how they do in terms of all important performance. | Nov 22, 2012 at 10:43 am CST

Should I upgrade my Core i5 750 processor?

Ask the Experts: Should I upgrade my Core i5 750 processor?

I have GTX 560 Ti's in SLI with an Intel Core i5 750, should I upgrade my processor? | Aug 16, 2012 at 1:46 am CDT

Should I go for a Sandy Bridge- or Ivy Bridge-based Core i7 processor?

Ask the Experts: Should I go for a Sandy Bridge- or Ivy Bridge-based Core i7 processor?

Which is better, Intel's Core i7 2600K or Core i7 3770K? | Aug 9, 2012 at 2:16 am CDT

Which CPU should I go for to take the full potential of a GEFORCE GTX 670 or Radeon HD 7970?

Ask the Experts: Which CPU should I go for to take the full potential of a GEFORCE GTX 670 or Radeon HD 7970?

Which CPU would be the best suited to get the most performance out of a GEFORCE GTX 670 or Radeon HD | Aug 8, 2012 at 12:47 am CDT

Intel Core i7 3770k (LGA 1155) Ivy Bridge CPU Review

Intel Core i7 3770k (LGA 1155) Ivy Bridge CPU Review

Intel's Ivy Bridge platform officially launches today and we check out the brand new Core i7 3770k from Intel in our full review. | Apr 23, 2012 at 11:00 am CDT

Intel Ivy Bridge Overclocking with the Core i7 3770K and Core i5 3570K CPUs

Intel Ivy Bridge Overclocking with the Core i7 3770K and Core i5 3570K CPUs

We check out overclocking results from the new Ivy Bridge processors; the Core i7 3770K and Core i5 3570K. | Mar 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm CDT

Ivy Bridge preview with GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H (Intel Z77) and Core i7 3770K

Ivy Bridge preview with GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H (Intel Z77) and Core i7 3770K

We look at the big brother to the upcoming Ivy Bridge based Intel Core i5 3570k, the i7 3770k. Let's move with haste and check it out. | Mar 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm CDT

Ivy Bridge preview with GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H (Intel Z77) and Core i5 3570K

Ivy Bridge preview with GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H (Intel Z77) and Core i5 3570K

We take the upcoming Intel Core i5 3570k for a quick spin around the GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H to see what we can expect from Ivy Bridge next month. | Mar 19, 2012 at 7:46 am CDT

7.8GHz AMD LN2 Overclocking at GIGABYTE Extreme OC Workshop

7.8GHz AMD LN2 Overclocking at GIGABYTE Extreme OC Workshop

Today we take a look back at the second Gigabyte extreme overclocking workshop for 2011 in Brisbane, Australia. | Feb 13, 2012 at 11:22 pm CST

Eyefinity Examined with Sapphire HD 6970 x4 and Core i7 3960X

Eyefinity Examined with Sapphire HD 6970 x4 and Core i7 3960X

We pull out our three U2410s again and pair them with four HD 6970s and the new Sandy-Bridge E platform. | Nov 25, 2011 at 9:57 am CST

Core i7 3960X with 4-Way CrossFireX HD 6970 Performance Analysis

Core i7 3960X with 4-Way CrossFireX HD 6970 Performance Analysis

We find another HD 6970 lying around and throw it into the fray. How's 4-Way CrossFireX traveling these days? | Nov 24, 2011 at 11:43 am CST

Intel Core i7 3930K (LGA 2011) CPU Review

Intel Core i7 3930K (LGA 2011) CPU Review

Don't want to spend Extreme Edition money, but want to get in on Sandy Bridge-E? Maybe the i7 3930K is your weapon of choice. | Nov 23, 2011 at 4:27 am CST

X79 /  Z68 / 990FX CrossFireX HD 6970 x3 Performance Analysis

X79 / Z68 / 990FX CrossFireX HD 6970 x3 Performance Analysis

We throw our three Sapphire HD 6970s into the new X79 platform and see how performance goes. | Nov 22, 2011 at 11:18 pm CST

Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition (LGA 2011) CPU Review

Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition (LGA 2011) CPU Review

The much anticipated replacement to the X58 platform is here. We look at the 3960X EE and the associated X79 chipset! | Nov 14, 2011 at 2:00 am CST

NVIDIA's Tegra 3 (Kal-El) Quad-Core Mobile Superchip Detailed

NVIDIA's Tegra 3 (Kal-El) Quad-Core Mobile Superchip Detailed

NVIDIA officially unveil the Tegra 3 today and we're there to report for you directly from Krypton! | Nov 8, 2011 at 9:51 pm CST

AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer 2600MHz DDR RAM Overclocking

AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer 2600MHz DDR RAM Overclocking

Not unlike Llano, we hear good things about memory overclocking on the Bulldozer platform. Let's check it out and see for ourselves. | Oct 14, 2011 at 10:44 am CDT

AMD FX-8150 vs. Intel i7-2600k CrossFireX HD 6970 x3 Head-to-Head

AMD FX-8150 vs. Intel i7-2600k CrossFireX HD 6970 x3 Head-to-Head

We throw three HD 6970s into both our Z68 and 990FX setups and see what happens with our overclocked CPUs. | Oct 13, 2011 at 8:45 am CDT

AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Gaming Performance Analysis

AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Gaming Performance Analysis

To help round off our final thoughts on the FX-8150 CPU, we check out the gaming performance and give you a true run down on Bullldozer. | Oct 12, 2011 at 10:05 am CDT

AMD FX-8150 (AM3+) 3.6GHz Bulldozer CPU Review

AMD FX-8150 (AM3+) 3.6GHz Bulldozer CPU Review

AMDs Bulldozer finally sees the light of day. We only have one question. Is it any good? Let's take the time to find out. | Oct 11, 2011 at 11:13 pm CDT

Shi**y Marketing Killed the Bulldozer Star

Shi**y Marketing Killed the Bulldozer Star

We're getting real up in this place. Let us tell you what has happened to the Bulldozer launch and why it's AMDs fault. | Oct 11, 2011 at 11:13 pm CDT

Z68 vs. X58 - Which Is The Better Gaming Platform?

Z68 vs. X58 - Which Is The Better Gaming Platform?

Two platforms enter, one platform leaves with the trophy. We throw two GTX 580s at our two setups here today and see which one is the better option. | Aug 12, 2011 at 2:03 am CDT

AMD A8-3850 (Llano) APU Video Performance Examined

AMD A8-3850 (Llano) APU Video Performance Examined

We examine the GPU performance of the new A8-3850 APU from AMD and complete our extensive look at the new Llano platform. | Jul 4, 2011 at 1:45 am CDT

AMD A8-3850 (Llano) APU and A55/A75 Chipset Review

AMD A8-3850 (Llano) APU and A55/A75 Chipset Review

AMD launch their next level Fusion platform "Llano". Today we have a look what it's all about with the A8-3850 APU while also discussing other models from AMD. | Jun 29, 2011 at 10:56 pm CDT

AMD Phenom II X4 975 BE and Phenom II X4 840 (Socket AM3) CPUs

AMD Phenom II X4 975 BE and Phenom II X4 840 (Socket AM3) CPUs

AMD is kicking off the New Year with a pair of new CPUs - The Phenom II X4 975 BE and the Phenom II X4 840. | Jan 3, 2011 at 11:01 pm CST

P67 Sandy Bridge Gaming Performance Analysis

P67 Sandy Bridge Gaming Performance Analysis

We look at the new P67 platform with an MSI GTX 580 and compare it to both X58 and P55. | Jan 3, 2011 at 4:31 am CST

Intel Core i7-2600K and Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge) CPUs

Intel Core i7-2600K and Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge) CPUs

Intel is looking to start the New Year off with quite a bang as they launch not just one, but two redesigned CPUs. Say hello to the i7-2600K and the i5-2500K. | Jan 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm CST

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU

So, the 3.2GHz Phenom II X6 isn't enough for you? Well then, AMD has a new 3.3GHz model hot off of the press. | Dec 7, 2010 at 2:01 am CST

Sandy Bridge - Competition is Good for the Soul

Sandy Bridge - Competition is Good for the Soul

When everything boils down to a three-way fight for your consumer dollar, does the market and the consumer ultimately suffer? | Oct 12, 2010 at 11:08 am CDT

Intel Core i7-875K (Socket 1156) Unlocked CPU

Intel Core i7-875K (Socket 1156) Unlocked CPU

Intel has upped the overclocking ante on their CPU line-up with a new "K" series CPU. Will these unlocked parts really help with your OC addiction? | May 27, 2010 at 11:03 pm CDT

Where does AMD fit in today?

Where does AMD fit in today?

In a market full of multi-threaded CPUs, where do we find AMD and their native multi-core products? | May 12, 2010 at 1:36 am CDT

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.2GHz Six Core CPU

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.2GHz Six Core CPU

AMD has been lagging behind in the CPU race for a while, but now they jump back into the game with a 6-Core CPU that will definitely open some eyes. | Apr 26, 2010 at 11:02 pm CDT

When more cores are just not enough

When more cores are just not enough

AMD and Intel give us more cores and threads, but what happens when your OS and apps don't know what to do with 'em? We explain why this is happening. | Mar 26, 2010 at 11:18 am CDT

Intel's new Gulftown Six Core CPU meets LN2 Extreme Cooling

Intel's new Gulftown Six Core CPU meets LN2 Extreme Cooling

The rein of Gulftown starts today. Let's see what it can do with some LN2 extreme cooling on tap! | Mar 11, 2010 at 12:20 am CST

Intel Core i7-980X 32nm LGA-1366 Six Core CPU

Intel Core i7-980X 32nm LGA-1366 Six Core CPU

Intel is stepping up the game with the release of the Core i7 980X; their 32nm, 6-core, 12-thread productivity monster for the 1366 socket. | Mar 10, 2010 at 10:58 pm CST

Intel 32nm Clarkdale Core i5 661 CPU with integrated GPU

Intel 32nm Clarkdale Core i5 661 CPU with integrated GPU

Intel had a great 2009 with Nehalem and Lynnfield. Will Clarkdale and 32nm kick 2010 off with a bang or a pop? Let's take a look and see. | Jan 3, 2010 at 11:05 pm CST

AMD Athlon II X4 630 Extreme Overclocking with LN2 by Deanzo

AMD Athlon II X4 630 Extreme Overclocking with LN2 by Deanzo

Today we see how far an AMD Athlon II X4 630 processor can be pushed when cooled to minus 180 degrees celcius with LN2 extreme cooling. | Oct 30, 2009 at 12:46 am CDT

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Processor Review - Quad-Core for Mainstream

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Processor Review - Quad-Core for Mainstream

AMD's K10 architecture goes to the mainstream market with a quad-core processor offering that is now ready to hit the shelves. | Sep 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm CDT

Intel's P55 Express Lynnfield Chipset Overview

Intel's P55 Express Lynnfield Chipset Overview

Now that Lynnfield has hit the streets, let's see how the rest of the platform works and what advantages it brings. | Sep 15, 2009 at 1:39 am CDT

Intel Lynnfield and P55 Express Press Conference in Taipei - Video Coverage

Intel Lynnfield and P55 Express Press Conference in Taipei - Video Coverage

Today Intel took the covers off its latest Lynnfield processors and P55 Express chipset. Intel threw a launch party in Taipei and we attended. | Sep 8, 2009 at 8:28 am CDT

Intel 'Lynnfield' Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 Performance Testing

Intel 'Lynnfield' Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 Performance Testing

Core i7 LGA 1366 Intel shocked the high-end CPU performance world. Now Lynnfield LGA 1156 is set to change the mainstream playing field, too. | Sep 7, 2009 at 9:00 pm CDT

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz AM3 Processor

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz AM3 Processor

AMD ramps things up with the 3.4GHz clocked Phenom II 965 processor; flagship of the AMD desktop fleet. | Aug 20, 2009 at 1:38 am CDT

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Processor

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Processor

AMD's quad core Phenom II line-up continues on with the 3.2GHz clocked Black Edition 955. Let's see how well it shines on our test bed today. | Aug 6, 2009 at 11:02 pm CDT

Intel Core i7 975 3.33GHz Processor Tested

Intel Core i7 975 3.33GHz Processor Tested

Intel has a new flagship weapon out in its Core i7 975 processor and today we get the chance to see how deserving it is of its flagship status. | Jun 2, 2009 at 11:45 pm CDT

AMD Phenom II - DDR2 vs. DDR3 Performance

AMD Phenom II - DDR2 vs. DDR3 Performance

Today we compare the performance between DDR2 and DDR3 on the AM3 platform using Jetway's new combo motherboard which supports both memory types. | Mar 10, 2009 at 11:00 pm CDT

AMD Socket AM3 Arrives - The Real Phenom II Detailed

AMD Socket AM3 Arrives - The Real Phenom II Detailed

AMD today unveils what we like to call the 'real' Phenom II processor with more updates and a new AM3 socket. Read on as we explain what's new. | Feb 7, 2009 at 11:00 pm CST

AMD Phenom II Arrives - 45nm Deneb and Dragon Platform

AMD Phenom II Arrives - 45nm Deneb and Dragon Platform

Today AMD joins the ranks of Intel by releasing its 45nm processor core in the form of the Phenom II. | Jan 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm CST

AMD Athlon X2 7750 BE 2.7GHz CPU - Phenom goes Dual-Core

AMD Athlon X2 7750 BE 2.7GHz CPU - Phenom goes Dual-Core

Today we look at a new AMD Phenom based CPU. Introducing the Kuma based Athlon X2 7750 2.7GHz Black Edition processor. | Dec 13, 2008 at 11:00 pm CST

Stock to Clocked - Core i7 920 at 3.8GHz

Stock to Clocked - Core i7 920 at 3.8GHz

With the new Core i7 920 in hand, it's time to overclock it and see what kind of performance boost we can achieve. | Nov 30, 2008 at 11:00 pm CST