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IDF Fall 2010 Day 0 - Intel R&D Demos

IDF Fall 2010 Day 0 - Intel R&D Demos

The R&D engineers at Intel's Labs came out to show off some pretty cool research on the eve of Intel Developer Forum. We have details of the demonstrations which show Intel's approach to solving everyday problems.

Live from Taipei - MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2010

Live from Taipei - MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2010

Join us as we report live from MSI's gathering of overclocking experts at its Master Overclocking Arena 2010 from the National Taiwan University Sports Centre.

Intel Core i7-875K and i5-655K - The Overclocking Club

Intel Core i7-875K and i5-655K - The Overclocking Club

It has taken a while, but Intel seems to have finally embraced the idea of overclocking. With its latest K-series processors, the Core i7-875K and Core i5-655K, having unlocked multiplier, there's plenty of potential for enthusiasts to ramp up the speed.

Intel @ Computex 2010

Intel @ Computex 2010

Intel showcased a live running demonstration of the Sandy Bridge for the first time in public. Catch the demo in full HD video, plus motherboards based on the upcoming Intel 6-series chipset which would be used with the Sandy Bridge processor.

The Phenom II X6 - AMD Replies with Six Cores

The Phenom II X6 - AMD Replies with Six Cores

AMD's 6-core 'Thuban' processors hit the streets today, promising a new Turbo Core feature that gives more speed when running light workloads and best of all, an affordable price of admission to the 6-core club. We check out how it handles.

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.

Intel's Hexa Strike - Core i7-980X Extreme Edition

Intel's Hexa Strike - Core i7-980X Extreme Edition

8.5

Quad-cores are passe nowadays; the next frontier is six and even eight cores. First to start the ball rolling is Intel's newest Core i7, the 980X Extreme Edition, which comes with six cores in a LGA1366 package based on the 32nm Westmere architecture. Check out whether you really need that many cores.

AMD's Fastest Dual-core - Phenom II X2 555 BE

AMD's Fastest Dual-core - Phenom II X2 555 BE

8.0

AMD starts the new year with a number of new processors spanning its range of dual, triple and quad-cores. Among them is the Phenom II X2 555 'Black Edition', the fastest dual-core in its lineup. With 6MB of L3 cache and a 3.2GHz clock speed, can this dual-core change AMD's fortunes?

The Promise of HD Graphics - Intel Core i5-661

The Promise of HD Graphics - Intel Core i5-661

8.0

Integrated graphics get a new meaning with Intel's Clarkdale family of processors. Built on a 32nm manufacturing process, these processors hold the graphics core close to its heart, right on the same processor package. Can these new processors and its graphics rise above the mediocrity of Intel's GMA?

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.

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