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May 28th, 2010 | Benjamin Sun
Intel definitely saw the need to do more to compete with AMD than release a very small amount of Extreme Edition CPUs at the highest $1000+ price point and the release of two new CPUs with unlocked cores for just a little above the retail price of their non-unlocked equivalents is a good start. Overclockers and Tweakers wanting to get the most out of their new CPUs will appreciate the fact that these two CPUs will have more options to overclock due to their unlocked cores. Intel’s LGA-1156... - read more
March 12th, 2010 | Elric Phares
Intel i7-980X / ASUS P6X58D / Noctua NH-D14 / 24 GB Kingston Hyper-X Memory - Overclocking to 4.02 GHz Benchmarks - read more
March 10th, 2010 | Benjamin Sun
Without a doubt, the Core i7-980X is a fast CPU, the fastest out of the box CPU available. The 980X has a retail price of $999, meaning it will replace the 975X in Intel’s lineup. - read more
March 10th, 2010 | Elric Phares
Intel Core i7 980X Extreme 6 Core Gulftown Desktop CPU Review - Pricing, Specs & Benchmarks! Code-named Gulftown the 32nm, six-core i7-980X will be labeled as the i7x (Extreme Edition), not t... - read more
September 8th, 2009 | Elric Phares
Intel has a whole family of products with this launch with new processors, new motherboards to support the processors and a new Platform Controller Hub that changes their entire cost equation. If you want a CPU that offers decent performance without spending the hundreds of dollars a Core i7 920+DDR3 Triple Channel Memory kit+X58 motherboard, the Core i5 750 offers a compelling alternative with slightly lower performance but much lower COO (Cost of Ownership). - read more
August 19th, 2009 | Elric Phares
This CPU is the fastest available processor for the gaming enthusiast on the market with 8 logical cores running at 3.33GHz. - read more
July 8th, 2009 | Benjamin Sun
The AMD platform has long been known for its backwards compatible platforms with AM2+ CPUs able t work with the AM2 motherboards with a BIOS upgrade, and now the AM3 CPUs able to use the same AM2+ motherboards with DDR2 memory meaning the total cost of ownership for a new system with an AM3 CPU is potentially much less than the equivalent Intel CPU with a new motherboard and DDR3 memory combination. The 955 Black Edition CPU is able to outperform the 810 CPU we use in platform testing across... - read more
April 7th, 2009 | Ben Sun
The AMD Phenom II X3 710 is an interesting beast of a CPU. It is the second fastest triple core CPU that AMD has to offer, but the fact is you can spend a little more money on the Phenom II 720 which is $20 more expensive giving you increased speed and an unlocked multiplier, or alternatively, you can spend more money on a X4 CPU with higher performance. Newegg has the 710 on their website for $119, which is a fair price for the new CPU. - read more
March 27th, 2009 | Ben Sun
The reality of the economic downturn has affected every facet of our lives including the computer industry. While Intel continues to price their CPUs in the $999 price range with little change but a higher clock speed and higher speed QPI, AMD is pricing their CPUs for the mainstream user, with reasonable prices for reasonably performing CPUs. The Phenom II X4 940 CPU is available online for $219, making it price competitive with the Intel Core i7 920 CPU. - read more


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