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A fresh look at processor value
— 1:21 AM on March 18, 2009

17 processors. 22 benchmarks. 64 graphs. One epic study of how some of today's most popular enthusiast processors compare in terms of performance per...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Western Digital's WD TV HD Media Player
— 11:00 PM on March 12, 2009

Could Western Digital's new digital media player be the ideal companion for the company's external hard drives? And does it belong in your entertainment...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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AMD puts on the ritz with six-core Opteron demo
— 1:08 AM on February 20, 2009

How does 24 cores in Task Manager sound? We saw it happen when AMD gave us an exclusive first demo of its upcoming...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Socket AM3 Phenom II processors
— 2:08 PM on February 17, 2009

The latest processors from AMD add support for DDR3 memory and come in more affordable triple- and quad-core flavors. We like one of them...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Phenom II processors
— 11:00 PM on January 7, 2009

Little more than a year after the introduction of the original Phenom, the Phenom II has arrived with more of everything good--cache, clock speeds, features,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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A closer look at the Core i7-940
— 11:45 PM on December 11, 2008

We first tested a "simulated" Core i7-940 by underclocking a Core i7-965 Extreme, but we missed a couple of the "uncore" clocks, including the one...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Core i7 performance
— 11:24 PM on December 1, 2008

The Core i7's triple-channel DDR3 memory controller offers mind-boggling peak theoretical bandwidth, but does the CPU need fancy DIMMs to excel? Join us as...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

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AMD's 'Shanghai' 45nm Opterons
— 10:27 PM on November 30, 2008

With higher clock speeds, lower power consumption, more cache, and a multitude of tweaks, the "Shanghai" Opterons aim to restore AMD's competitiveness in the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Intel's Core i7 processors
— 3:38 AM on November 3, 2008

Core i7 processors have secretly been shattering records in Damage Labs for the past few weeks. Now we can tell all. Read...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Thermaltake's A2413 7-inch LCD
— 11:05 PM on September 29, 2008

Thermaltake's A2413 7" LCD display packs a touch-sensitive screen into a motorized drive bay that looks perfect for car PCs and enterprising modders. We

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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Live blog from Justin Rattner's R&D keynote at IDF
— 11:17 AM on August 21, 2008

Peek in on us as we peek in on Intel's research and development horizons—live from IDF San Francisco.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Live blog from the Gelsinger-Perlmutter IDF keynote
— 2:31 PM on August 19, 2008

We're coming to you live from the Pat Gelsinger-Dadi Perlmutter keynote, where we're expecting to learn more about Nehalem and upcoming Intel tech. Listen...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Live blog from Craig Barrett's IDF keynote
— 10:46 AM on August 19, 2008

Read along as we type live from Craig Barrett's IDF keynote.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Via's Nano L2100 takes on Intel's Atom 230
— 5:17 PM on July 30, 2008

They're small, low-power, and cheap. The Atom from Intel and Nano from Via are both all-new CPU architectures, and they both push the frontiers...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Today's processors: the value angle
— 12:43 PM on May 27, 2008

Join us for take two of our look at processor value—this time with tri- and quad-core Phenoms, 45nm Core 2 Quads, and more.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Phenom X3 processors
— 12:08 AM on April 23, 2008

Good things often come in powers of two, especially in computers. Two, four, eight, or sixteen copies of a common resource—rendering pipelines, megabytes of memory,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Intel's Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor
— 11:40 PM on April 17, 2008

The Core 2 Quad Q9300 is Intel's most affordable quad-core processor, and it promises to supplant a long-time favorite of ours, the Core 2 Quad...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Overclocking Intel's Xeon X3320 processor
— 12:52 AM on April 16, 2008

The Xeon X3320 shares the same 45nm Penryn core as the Core 2 Quad Q9300, but with a lower operating voltage that hints at greater...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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