If you thought overclocking the daylights out of the Core 2 Duo E6300 processor was easy, just wait till you lay your hands on the E6420 processor. It may not set new clock speed records, but it's incredibly easy to tap its hidden potential and its total system cost may be even lesser than it seems!
At IDF Spring 2007 in Beijing, Hardware Zone had the opportunity to try out Intel's upcoming 45nm Penryn core. We benchmarked the dual-core and quad-core Penryn along with Intel's latest Core 2 Extreme QX6800 Processor - and we have all the results here in this sneak preview.
We weren't kidding when we said half a year ago that the FX-64 is on its way; which it did arrive today in the form of the Athlon 64 X2 6000+. Clocked at 3GHz with 2MB of full speed L2 cache, can this 6000+ model do wonders? We pit it against Intel's Core 2 Duo series on all grounds - read on!
Intel has just launched their Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN chipset for Centrino noteboooks as well as a new Connect with Centrino certification program, but what does this mean for consumers and the industry? We take a brief look at Intel's plans and the impact on the progress of the next generation IEEE 802.11n standard.
2007 is the year where technologies like DX10 and quad-core processors proliferate the market as software like Microsoft Vista and next generation games/applications take center stage. Setting the pace of the CPU industry right from the start of the year is Intel and its new Core 2 Quad Q6600 which we test run in this review.
Intel has a breakthrough in transistor technology that Gordon Moore states is the biggest change yet since the late 1960s. Featured in their upcoming 45nm process technology, Intel has shared with us some of this information and even that of their upcoming Penryn family of processors for 2008!
Dual-core processors are now officially old news. Intel has just launched the quad-core Kentsfield processor into the desktop market and we've got extensive Core 2 Extreme QX6700 performance results right here. You know you want to see what quad-core can do so don't be shy - Read on.
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.