HIS HD 6870 Turbo - Turbocharged 6870

HIS HD 6870 Turbo - Turbocharged 6870

7.0

We continue our bevy of Northern Islands articles by checking out the HIS HD 6870 Turbo, one of the first factory overclocked Radeon HD 6870 cards to hit the market.

AMD Radeon HD 6870 CrossFireX Performance Analysis

AMD Radeon HD 6870 CrossFireX Performance Analysis

The new AMD Northern Islands graphics cards have been launched to mostly positive reviews. Today we investigate how two Radeon HD 6870 cards will perform in a CrossFireX configuration.

AMD Radeon HD 6870 & HD 6850 - Northern Islands Ahoy!

AMD Radeon HD 6870 & HD 6850 - Northern Islands Ahoy!

AMD releases their next generation "Northern Islands" graphics cards, and as luck would have it, the Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 have washed up on our shores and into our labs. How can we resist benching them? Check out the full details!

Dell Inspiron Zino HD - Little Pleasures

Dell Inspiron Zino HD - Little Pleasures

8.5

Small and compact, Dell is marketing the Zino HD mini-desktop to be a productive entertainment platform as well. We pry under its colorful lid to see how it measures up.

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.

The Ultra-thin Platform Battle: AMD Congo vs. Intel CULV

The Ultra-thin Platform Battle: AMD Congo vs. Intel CULV

Ever wondered how a similarly configured AMD and Intel platform based notebook would fare? The notebook scene goes ultra light and portable, and we pit the Intel CULV and AMD Congo platforms with the HP Pavilion dm3, which comes in both configurations. Can AMD snatch the win from Intel? Details inside.

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.

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13: Sliced!

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13: Sliced!

8.5

Lenovo tweaks its business ThinkPad range with a new look and a much lower price. Yes, dear readers, black is out and bright gorgeous glossy red is in. Intrigued yet? Read on!

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?

Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X - The Cool Dude

Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X - The Cool Dude

9.0

While all Radeon HD 5870 cards are equal, some are more equal than others. With so many Radeon HD 5870 cards to choose from, the Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X distinguishes itself by sporting a custom cooler and being factory-overclocked. We take a look at this special Radeon HD 5870 to see what it's made of.

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