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Phenom II X2 vs. Athlon II X2 - A Question of Cache

Phenom II X2 vs. Athlon II X2 - A Question of Cache

The different cache hierarchies in AMD's Athlon II X2 and Phenom II X2 processors allow us to return to a question that has popped up from time to time: what effect does processor cache have when running applications? We paint you our findings in this modern day matchup.

The Cheapest Quad-Core Processors - AMD Athlon II X4 630 & 620

The Cheapest Quad-Core Processors - AMD Athlon II X4 630 & 620

Quad-core processors have never been cheaper with AMD's latest processor series, the Athlon II. The Athlon II X4 630 and 620 models are now available, with low prices that Intel's quad-cores cannot match. But do they have the performance to go along with that? Answers in our review.

The Power of 3 - Investigating the Trinity

The Power of 3 - Investigating the Trinity

Intel and NVIDIA have allied themselves in the battle against AMD with the introduction of the "Power of 3" platform. Simply put, it is any combination of Intel's P55 chipset and Core i5 processors, and NVIDIA's graphics card. Today, we are going to pit it against an all AMD system to see if it is really the superior setup.

ATI Radeon HD 5750 - More Mainstream Goodness

ATI Radeon HD 5750 - More Mainstream Goodness

Hot on the heels of the Radeon HD 5870, HD 5850 and HD 5770 comes the HD 5750. Despite packing the least processing horsepower amongst ATI's current Evergreen line-up, it has an attractive price that cannot be ignored. We see if it has the performance to match up with the PowerColor PCS HD 5750 Premium Edition.

Takes Two to Tango - ATI Radeon HD 5770 in CrossFire Action

Takes Two to Tango - ATI Radeon HD 5770 in CrossFire Action

The Radeon HD 5770 falls short of fantastic, but how would two of them in CrossFire configuration perform? Would it surpass the dual-GPU Radeon HD 4870 X2? Check out the results to find out.

Mainstream Attack - The ATI Radeon HD 5770

Mainstream Attack - The ATI Radeon HD 5770

The cogs of ATI's war machine are turning and they are not letting up. After the awesome Radeon HD 5870 and 5850, they are continuing the assault on NVIDIA by releasing the Radeon HD 5770. The 4700 series used to be ATI's mainstream selection, how would the 5770 perform? Let's find out.

Creating the Juggernaut - ATI Radeon HD 5870 CrossFireX Analysis

Creating the Juggernaut - ATI Radeon HD 5870 CrossFireX Analysis

The Radeon HD 5870 is undoubtedly fast, but how would two of them perform? In an attempt to simulate the performance of the upcoming Radeon HD 5870 X2, we put a pair 5870 cards together in CrossFireX and compare it with two 4870 X2 cards. Along the way, we also examined how such a configuration would perform on an Intel X38 and an X58 setup.

Clash of the Titans - ATI Radeon HD 4890 CrossFireX vs. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295

Clash of the Titans - ATI Radeon HD 4890 CrossFireX vs. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295

Ever wondered if the rumored Radeon HD 4890 X2 will be faster than NVIDIA's equivalent dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295? Well, wonder no more, for we have plucked out the GeForce GTX 295 and two Radeon HD 4890 cards from our labs to find out. Read on to find out who will emerge victorious in this clash of the titans.

Calling Reinforcements - ATI Radeon HD 4770 in CrossFireX

Calling Reinforcements - ATI Radeon HD 4770 in CrossFireX

We seek to answer a question that's on every prospective graphics card buyer's mind: "Which is better? A single Radeon HD 4890 or two Radeon HD 4770 in CrossFireX?" Well, ponder no more and head right in for a detailed and interesting comparison.

Back in the Fray - ATI Radeon HD 4890

Back in the Fray - ATI Radeon HD 4890

After months of inactivity, ATI finally sprung back into action with its latest offering - the Radeon HD 4890. Boosting higher clock speeds and promising faster, better performance, can it successfully deliver a knock-out blow to its arch-rival, NVIDIA? Join us as we find out with a trio of the newcomers from ASUS, PowerColor and Sapphire.

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