Intel Core 2 (Conroe) Performance Review

Intel Core 2 (Conroe) Performance Review

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.

Intel Core 2 (Conroe): Thermal & Power Analyzed

Intel Core 2 (Conroe): Thermal & Power Analyzed

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.

Running Two Systems with a Single PSU

Running Two Systems with a Single PSU

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.

AMD Athlon 64 FX-62: DDR2 versus DDR1

AMD Athlon 64 FX-62: DDR2 versus DDR1

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 nForce 500 Chipset Family (Socket AM2)

NVIDIA nForce 500 Chipset Family (Socket AM2)

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 Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and FX-62

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and FX-62

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.

Intel Pentium D 960 Processor

Intel Pentium D 960 Processor

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The affordable Pentium D 900-series is Intel's current mainstream dual-core CPU offering for consumers. Priced lower than the 'equivalent' 800-series, they have proven to be interesting competitors to the dearer Athlon 64 X2 series. Exactly where do they stand and how does the brand new 960 model fit in the picture?

Intel's Pentium XE 965 and 955 Processors

Intel's Pentium XE 965 and 955 Processors

Succeeding their lackluster predecessors, the new Pentium XE processors based on the Presler core sport some serious specs. With clock speeds of up to 3.73GHz, loaded with 4MB of L2 cache and taking advantage of a 1066MHz FSB, they seem to instill fear into AMD's A64 FX series; but are they that extreme?

AMD Technology: Powering the Scuderia Ferrari Team

AMD Technology: Powering the Scuderia Ferrari Team

For more than 3 years, AMD has been the official sponsor and technology partner for the world's fastest red racing group: the Scuderia Ferrari team. In this feature story, we'll take a deeper look at the technological partnership that has since yielded numerous victories for the Prancing Horse.

Sneak Peek - Conroe Puts the Fear into Athlon 64 FX-60

Sneak Peek - Conroe Puts the Fear into Athlon 64 FX-60

You've been hearing about Intel's Core microarchitecture and their next generation CPUs: Merom for mobile, Conroe for desktop and Woodcrest for server. What you haven't seen are live benchmark numbers that blow away an overclocked Athlon FX-60, the best AMD offering today!

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