The highly successful Core microarchitecture infiltrated desktops and laptops, but don't forget they also made their way into workstations and servers with the rejuvenated Xeon 5100 series. Codenamed Woodcrest, they aren't as expensive as perceived to be as we found out when pitting it against the Core 2 Extreme.
With an onslaught of new processors and platforms monthly ever since late May, it looks like there's no slowing down of this segment anytime soon. Before we get swept by the next wave, we roundup results from dual-core processors of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 series, Intel Pentium D 900 series and of course the Core 2 Duo.
At IDF today, we managed to get our hands on a machine equipped with Intel's latest Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor. We ran a couple of quick benchmarks and compared the results with a similar system running a Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor.
The Core 2 Duo 'fever' is on! If you thought the E6600 processor is the sweet spot for performance and price, you would be shocked to find out what the affordable E6300 model can dish with the right motherboard, some voltage boost and some FSB love.
Intel's highly anticipated codename Conroe CPU has finally been released and we dive straight into an in-depth, head on performance review of the Core 2 Extreme and Core 2 Duo CPUs. The verdict? Simply amazing. If you think you can trust your eyes, then read on.
We've shown you the processor's monstrous performance, but that's just one highlight of the Core microarchitecture. Join us as we reveal to you more mind-boggling figures as we investigate the Core 2 processor's power consumption and heat output.
If you've wondered if it's possible to run two systems with a single power supply unit, then the answer would definitely be a YES. We took it further with Intel's Core 2 Duo processors and running them silent with passive heatsinks. Find out more about this Computex Taipei 2006 technology demo at MSI's booth right here.
Curious to what degree has DDR2 memory aided AMD's latest Socket AM2 processors? Wait no more as the results are in from our extended round of testing and we've got the answers for you. It might just surprise you.
NVIDIA has launched their highly anticipated successor to the long-standing nForce4 chipset in conjunction with AMD's brand new Socket AM2 processors. The nForce 500 MCPs are a new breed of performance enhancing and intelligent chipsets and we have the full details right here.
AMD's Socket AM2 platform goes gold and we check out their top of the line offerings with the Athlon 64 FX-62 and the Athlon 64 X2 5000+ AM2 processors against their Socket-939 predecessors and the competitor's. Fasten your seatbelts and dive in to this review for the full details.