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 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.
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?
Now that AMD's AM3 Phenom II processors are available, it's time we look at the DDR3 motherboard options. We check out how vendors have refreshed the enthusiast class AMD 790FX chipset for these new processors in this shootout.