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Core i7 920 Core Disabling Performance Analysis

Core i7 920 Core Disabling Performance Analysis

We start disabling cores on the new Core i7 920 and see what it does to performance. Our results were very interesting! | Nov 28, 2008 at 11:00 pm CST

Intel Core i7 - Nehalem Arrives and FSB Departs

Intel Core i7 - Nehalem Arrives and FSB Departs

Intel Core i7 has been the talk of the town lately. Today its arrival brings a smile to enthusiasts everywhere. | Nov 1, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

NVIDIA nForce 730i / GeForce 9300 Chipset Review

NVIDIA nForce 730i / GeForce 9300 Chipset Review

NVIDIA has some of the best IGP based chipsets out. Today the newest member of the family arrives on the 730i mGPU. | Oct 25, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

Intel Atom vs. VIA Nano Platform Comparo

Intel Atom vs. VIA Nano Platform Comparo

Atom and Nano are the most power efficient CPUs on the market. Today we see who has the most impressive platform. | Aug 10, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

AMD Phenom X4 9350e - Low Cost Quad Core

AMD Phenom X4 9350e - Low Cost Quad Core

Quad core Phenom gets a low power, low cost option. But will it be any good compared to an X3 of the same price? | Jul 31, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

Energy Efficient Computing with Intel

Energy Efficient Computing with Intel

With the big push for more energy efficient PCs these days, we see how Intel is going in this area with GIGABYTE's help. | May 22, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 - Budget Penryn

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 - Budget Penryn

Intel releases its budget 45nm Penryn CPU to bolster its Core 2 range. We test it up against Phenom X3. | May 19, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

AMD Athlon 4850e & 780G as HTPC Platform

AMD Athlon 4850e & 780G as HTPC Platform

While Phenom is the new performance part, Athlon continues on. 4850e has hit the market with lower power consumption. | Apr 25, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

AMD Phenom X3 Triple Core CPU

AMD Phenom X3 Triple Core CPU

Now that B3 is official, AMD has released its cheaper Phenom X3. How well does it perform? Step inside! | Apr 21, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

AMD 790FX vs. NVIDIA 780a Chipsets

AMD 790FX vs. NVIDIA 780a Chipsets

With Phenom's B3 revision chips showing more strength, we pit the top motherboard chipsets from AMD and NVIDIA today. | Apr 10, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

AMD Phenom X4 B3 Stepping Analysed

AMD Phenom X4 B3 Stepping Analysed

AMD's Phenom has recently undergone modifications to make it more competitive. Can it now hold a candle to Intel? | Apr 7, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

Intel Core 2 Evolves- QX9650 45nm Penryn

Intel Core 2 Evolves- QX9650 45nm Penryn

We've got our first 45nm Intel processor in hand, this in the form of the Yorkfield quad core QX9650. | Nov 11, 2007 at 11:00 pm CST

Overclocking the G0 SLACR Q6600 to 4GHz

Overclocking the G0 SLACR Q6600 to 4GHz

Hunting for the next G0lden CPU? We look at the new G0 stepping SLACR Intel Q6600. Let's see if it can G0 for G0ld! | Aug 17, 2007 at 11:00 pm CDT

Intel QX6850 Quad-Core CPU - 1333MHz FSB

Intel QX6850 Quad-Core CPU - 1333MHz FSB

With Intel taking Core 2 to 1333MHz, we decide to find out how significant the gains are from the higher FSB. | Jul 20, 2007 at 11:00 pm CDT

The gradual demise of AMD - What happened and what to do next?

The gradual demise of AMD - What happened and what to do next?

In this editorial we discuss what seems to be the gradual demise of AMD along with what happened and what to do next. | Apr 25, 2007 at 11:00 pm CDT

nVidia nForce 680i LT SLI Chipset Preview - Boosting Mainstream

nVidia nForce 680i LT SLI Chipset Preview - Boosting Mainstream

nVidia have just released their new cut down nForce 680i LT SLI motherboards with much more attractive pricing. Read on! | Mar 26, 2007 at 11:00 pm CDT

Intel P35 Bearlake Chipset Performance Preview

Intel P35 Bearlake Chipset Performance Preview

Using an Intel P35 "Bearlake" motherboard, we test performance of 1333MHz FSB CPU's on the new DDR-3 capable platform. | Mar 12, 2007 at 11:00 pm CDT

nVidia nForce 680i SLI Chipset - Core 2 Enthusiasts Dream?

nVidia nForce 680i SLI Chipset - Core 2 Enthusiasts Dream?

We take a look at nVidia's latest chipset, the nForce 680i. It is an amazing chipset with impressive overclocking! | Nov 19, 2006 at 11:00 pm CST

Intel Core 2 Quad - Kentsfield arrives with Four Cores

Intel Core 2 Quad - Kentsfield arrives with Four Cores

Intel is releasing their newest CPU today, the Core 2 Quad Q6700. It's just like a Conroe but comes with four cores. | Oct 31, 2006 at 11:00 pm CST

nVidia nForce 500 Series for Socket AM2 - What's new nVidia?

nVidia nForce 500 Series for Socket AM2 - What's new nVidia?

We got a mixture of MSI and DFI nForce 500 series Socket AM2 boards. We put them together to find out the differences. | Sep 17, 2006 at 11:00 pm CDT

Overclocking Intel Core 2 Processors - How far will they go?

Overclocking Intel Core 2 Processors - How far will they go?

Everyone knows Intel Core 2 is a good processor but what happens when you take an E6700 and X6800 Extreme and overclock? | Aug 28, 2006 at 11:00 pm CDT

First Looks from Taiwan - RD600 CrossFire Xpress 3200 IE

First Looks from Taiwan - RD600 CrossFire Xpress 3200 IE

We have exclusive information on ATI's upcoming RD600 CrossFire Xpress 3200 IE chipset for Conroe - Overclocking anyone? | Aug 1, 2006 at 11:00 pm CDT

AMD brings DDR-2 support to Athlon CPU platform

AMD brings DDR-2 support to Athlon CPU platform

AMD's new Socket AM2 platform is here and today we take a look into AM2 vs. 939 and the performance of DDR and DDR-2. | Jul 30, 2006 at 11:00 pm CDT

Intel Core 2 Duo is here - could it be Intel's day to shine?

Intel Core 2 Duo is here - could it be Intel's day to shine?

Could it be Intel's day to shine today? We take a close look at their new Core 2 Duo processors, the X6800 and E6700. | Jul 13, 2006 at 11:00 pm CDT

Benchmarking Intel Conroe Core 2 X6800, E6700 and E6600

Benchmarking Intel Conroe Core 2 X6800, E6700 and E6600

We benchmarked the complete set of Intel Conroe Core 2 processors including X6800, E6700 and E6600. Photos included! | Jun 9, 2006 at 11:00 pm CDT

AMD Athlon FX-60 vs. X2 3800+ - Game Performance Compared

AMD Athlon FX-60 vs. X2 3800+ - Game Performance Compared

Is it worth spending an extra $700 on a processor? Today we compare the AMD Athlon FX-60 and X2 3800+ as gaming CPU's. | Apr 9, 2006 at 11:00 pm CDT

Battle of the 64-bit Budget CPU - Sempron 64 vs. Celeron D 64

Battle of the 64-bit Budget CPU - Sempron 64 vs. Celeron D 64

Which budget 64-bit CPU platform offers the best bang for buck? Read on as we investigate Sempron 64 vs. Celeron D 64. | Mar 6, 2006 at 11:00 pm CST

Intel's newest processors - Smithfield 840 and Presler 955 XE

Intel's newest processors - Smithfield 840 and Presler 955 XE

Intel has just launched a new chipset platform (975X) and a couple new Dual Core processors. Let's take a closer look! | Jan 5, 2006 at 11:00 pm CST

ULi at it again, M1697 makes its presence known

ULi at it again, M1697 makes its presence known

ULi are back in the game with the release of their powerful gamers M1697 chipset for the AMD64 platform. | Dec 12, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

AMD Athlon FX-57 Overclocking - 3.54GHz with Phase Change

AMD Athlon FX-57 Overclocking - 3.54GHz with Phase Change

Byron Johnstone, our new writer from South Africa, is a complete overclocking nut and he loves taking all manors of computer products to the extreme. In his first article he has his way with an AMD Athlon FX-57 processor with Phase Change cooling. He shows us what the newest and quickest CPU from AMD can achieve at -12 degrees Celsius with the Prometeia Mach II! | Jul 13, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

ULi Fights Back - M1695 Athlon 64 Chipset Preview

ULi Fights Back - M1695 Athlon 64 Chipset Preview

During Computex 2005 in Taiwan there was plenty of talk around town about ULi's fight back into the chipset scene. The company formerly known as ALi has sent us their newest AMD64 reference motherboard based on their M1695 Athlon 64 two chip chipset solution. Read on as we take a complete look at the design behind the chipset and how it performs against VIA's K8T890 Pro and nVidia's nForce4 Ultra chipsets. Do we have a real new chipset competitor on the block? Read on and find out! | Jul 11, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

nVidia nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition

nVidia nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition

After many hours of blood, sweat and tears we've finished our look at nVidia's latest chipset for the Intel Pentium 4 platform. It's the nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition or as its become known around the labs, the NF4 IE. It follows the features found in the nForce series of chipsets but helps fill a gap in the gaming market offering SLI gaming performance on the Intel platform. | Apr 16, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

Intel 64-bit Desktop CPU comes to life

Intel 64-bit Desktop CPU comes to life

Today we see the launch of the first 64-bit processor from Intel in the flavor of the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition with EM64T which is clocked at 3.73GHz. In this article we cover the changes in the new CPU and how it performs against previous processors from Intel. Read on for your first taste of 64-bit from Intel. | Feb 19, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

Performance Computing - Q1 2005 (AMD64 and SLI Overclocked)

Performance Computing - Q1 2005 (AMD64 and SLI Overclocked)

It has been 14 months since our last Performance PC article was published where we collected the best performing computer parts around and built up one of the quickest and most expensive systems of its time. Today we bring you our much anticipated follow-up taking a look at exactly what almost $5,000 USD worth of hardware gets you. Based around an AMD Athlon 64 system with SLI, we have oodles and oodles of performance to play with. Read on as we bring you our recommended Performance Computing system for Q1 2005. | Feb 3, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

New VIA PT Chipset Series - AGP and PCI Express working together

New VIA PT Chipset Series - AGP and PCI Express working together

Today we will see the launch of three new chipsets from VIA Technologies for the Pentium 4 chipset - namely the VIA PT880 Pro, PT894 and PT894 Pro. They wish to penetrate the Pentium 4 chipset market with the aim of maximizing end-user upgradeability and value for money by allowing you to use your AGP graphics card AND PCI Express graphics card together along with the ability to choose between using DDR or DDR-II memory. Read on for our impressions of the new chipsets from VIA! | Jan 30, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

AMD64 PCI Express Chipsets - nVidia nForce 4 vs. ATI 200 Series

AMD64 PCI Express Chipsets - nVidia nForce 4 vs. ATI 200 Series

Today we are taking a look at two new Socket 939 chipsets for the AMD Athlon 64 platform from nVidia and ATI. Usually we would compare these two companies in the usual GPU wars but today they battle it out against each other in the form of motherboards with nVidia's feature-packed nForce 4 and ATI's 200 Series. Which motherboard based on these chipsets deserves to make it into your Socket 939 AMD64 system? Read on and we'll let you know our thoughts on the subject. | Jan 4, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

Intel 925XE Chipset with 1066FSB Support

Intel 925XE Chipset with 1066FSB Support

If you can find the time to pull yourself away from playing HL2, we have posted an article which looks at the recent FSB speed increase from Intel with their 925XE chipset and Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.46GHz processor. We compare the performance of the new 1066FSB system against an older 800FSB system with reference 925X motherboard. Is it worth the upgrade in such little time? Read on and find out! | Nov 15, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 (Socket 939) Processor Review

AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 (Socket 939) Processor Review

Mike has checked in with a review of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 processor today which is based around the new Socket 939 platform. After taking a quick look at what the processor has to offer in terms of features we get down to the real issue and see how the expensive beast can really perform in today's current games such as Doom 3 against an older overclocked Athlon XP processor. | Sep 9, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Pentium 4 moves house - New Socket and Platform surfaces from Intel

Pentium 4 moves house - New Socket and Platform surfaces from Intel

Last weekend Intel introduced a brand new range of products to the world for its Pentium 4 platform. With it comes a bunch of changes including the new LGA775 socket, DDR-II memory and PCI Express support along with two new chipsets and two new processors. We've got the lot covered in this article which investigates the changes from Socket 478 and what type of performance can we expect from the new designs right now. | Jun 21, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Pentium 4 Budget Chipset Shootout - Single Channel DDR Roundup

Pentium 4 Budget Chipset Shootout - Single Channel DDR Roundup

While AMD and Intel have been fighting for years for dominance, most of us have already made the decision as to which line of processor to support. For those who have gone the Intel route but don't have the number of dollars necessary for top of the line performance, there is hope. Today we take a look at four budget chipsets that prove once and for all that you don't have to be made of money to enjoy high performance on your Intel rig! | May 29, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Northwood, Gallatin and Prescott Compared

Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Northwood, Gallatin and Prescott Compared

Today we have each of the Intel Pentium 4 amigos under the spotlight. We compare Northwood (P4C), Gallatin (P4EE) and Prescott (P4E) against each other and discuss compatibility issues with P4E and which processor is your best choice. | May 12, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

nVidia nForce3 250 - Athlon 64 Chipset Design Done Right

nVidia nForce3 250 - Athlon 64 Chipset Design Done Right

nVidia's new nForce3 250 chipset is an innovative product for the AMD Athlon 64 platform which includes the majority all in one Media and Communications Processor with native Gigabit networking. Read on find out why we think it is Athlon 64 Chipset Design Done Right as we take nVidia's reference motherboard for a spin! | Apr 20, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Dual Channel DDR Pentium 4 Chipsets - Six under the Microscope

Dual Channel DDR Pentium 4 Chipsets - Six under the Microscope

Today we have six Dual Channel DDR Pentium 4 chipsets under the microscope from Intel, VIA, SiS and ATI. Read on as we discover the best Pentium 4 chipset to spend your hard earned dollars on. | Mar 15, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

VIA PT880 Chipset - Canterwood has competition, finally

VIA PT880 Chipset - Canterwood has competition, finally

For such a Christian oriented company, VIA has been through hell and back in the past 18 months with battles against Intel for rights and blessings to produce Pentium 4 chipsets with their motherboard partners. We've got VIA's very first Dual Channel DDR-400 Pentium 4 chipset under the spotlight today in the form of the PT880 from MSI. | Jan 19, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

ATI Radeon 9100 IGP RS300 Pentium 4 Chipset Review

ATI Radeon 9100 IGP RS300 Pentium 4 Chipset Review

Today we've got ATI's very first mainstream desktop Intel Pentium 4 based chipset on the test bed to go under the grinder in the form of the FIC P4M-RS300 motherboard. The ATI Radeon 9100 IGP is designed to compete against Intel's Springdale chipset. Read on and find out just how well it does! | Nov 30, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

AMD Athlon 64 Chipset Royal Rumble - December 2003

AMD Athlon 64 Chipset Royal Rumble - December 2003

AMD has given us mainstream 64-bit processing and now we have a bunch of chipsets to join the joy ride. Today we pit all the newest chipsets from VIA, SIS, nVidia and ALI and find out who our best choice is for our Athlon 64 powered motherboard! | Nov 29, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

AMD Athlon 64 Performance Computing - The heat is on!

AMD Athlon 64 Performance Computing - The heat is on!

We collected high-end performance parts from AMD, ABIT, ATI, GeCube, Mushkin, Maxtor, VIA and Thermaltake and built the fastest possible Athlon 64 desktop computer around. The heat is on - become part of the action and read about what this high-powered system is capable of! | Nov 22, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

VIA K8T800 Chipset Preview - Dual Opteron in Action

VIA K8T800 Chipset Preview - Dual Opteron in Action

It has been a long time coming but we are finally reaching the beginning stages of 64-bit mainstream computing. AMD has been the first to bring a 64-bit processor to the market with any true support in the Opteron. VIA is one of the key chipset companies supporting AMD64 and today Shawn "Toxic" Baker takes a preview look at their new K8T800 chipset with AMD Opteron 242 and 244 processors. 64-bit computing is boarding - don't miss the train! | Aug 24, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

VIA PT800 Chipset - Single Channel taken to the Max

VIA PT800 Chipset - Single Channel taken to the Max

Over the past 18 months VIA Technology has been hindered by an on-going court case with Intel over Pentium 4 licensing rights. Just recently Intel settled their disagreements with VIA which has allowed both companies to get back to work. This week VIA released their new PT800 single channel, fully licensed, Pentium 4 chipset. Follow Shawn "Toxic" Baker as he tells us all about it and if it can keep pace with Intel's dual channel monsters, Canterwood and Springdale! | Jul 10, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

Survival of the Fittest - Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz vs. AMD Athlon XP 3200+

Survival of the Fittest - Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz vs. AMD Athlon XP 3200+

Later on today Intel will release its newest and fastest desktop processor yet - the Pentium 4 at 3.2GHz on an 800MHz quad-pumped FSB. It is a 200MHz jump over their previous processor and 1GHz faster than AMD's fastest desktop processor. Today Cameron "Sov" Johnson gives us the dirt on Intel's fastest processor and puts it head to head with AMD's Athlon XP 3200+ for the survival of the fittest under our intense benchmarking suite. | Jun 21, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT