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As AMD struggles, Intel chip prices stagnate
— 11:47 PM on October 2, 2012

We've crunched three years of historical pricing data and made some interesting discoveries about the current state of the x86 processor market. Come take...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD CTO reveals first Steamroller details
— 3:30 PM on August 28, 2012

AMD is slowly but surely revising its next-gen CPU microarchitecture in order to realize its potential. The upcoming core code-named Steamroller looks to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Inside the second: Gaming performance with today's CPUs
— 4:16 PM on August 23, 2012

We bring our signature latency-focused game testing methods to bear on the latest crop of desktop CPUs. In the process, we learn a some...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Gaming

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Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed
— 8:56 PM on August 8, 2012

Asus' Xonar DGX and DSX cost less than $50, making them tempting upgrades for folks seeking better sound. Both cards have PCI Express interfaces,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Intel's ultrabook-bound Core i5-3427U processor
— 11:01 PM on May 30, 2012

The 17W, dual-core version of Ivy Bridge for ultrabooks is finally here. We've compared it to the last generation in our new benchmark suite,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD's A10-4600M 'Trinity' APU reviewed
— 1:55 AM on May 16, 2012

AMD has pulled the curtains back on Trinity, its next-generation APU, which features new Piledriver CPU cores and Northern Islands-derived integrated graphics. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Ivy Bridge on air: The Core i7-3770K overclocked on four motherboards
— 11:24 AM on April 23, 2012

Ivy bridge is here, and she appears to have plenty of clock speed headroom. We overclock the Core i7-3770K on motherboards from Asus,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Review: Intel's Core i7-3770K 'Ivy Bridge' processor
— 11:18 AM on April 23, 2012

We've deployed some innovative testing methods to go inside the second with Intel's latest desktop processor, the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3770K.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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A closer look at the new AMD
— 4:08 PM on February 9, 2012

AMD has a new management team and a new direction. They recently shared their vision for the company's future, and we were there, listening...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Intel's Core i7-3960X processor
— 2:01 AM on November 14, 2011

The new Extreme version of Sandy Bridge doubles up on nearly all of the resources included in the original quad-core variants. The result? ...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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A quick look at Bulldozer thread scheduling
— 5:32 PM on October 27, 2011

Is an awareness of the shared nature of AMD's Bulldozer architecture the key to unlocking its performance? We investigate.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Life in the lab with Noctua's CPU coolers
— 10:51 PM on October 26, 2011

We rarely review CPU coolers here at TR, but we've spent a few months working with a trio of Noctua designs that are really quite...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Cooling

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AMD's FX-8150 further overclocked
— 9:07 AM on October 19, 2011

AMD plans to bundle a water cooler with some models of its FX processors. We strapped one of 'em to our FX-8150 to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's FX-8150 'Bulldozer' processor
— 12:21 AM on October 12, 2011

AMD's "Bulldozer" processors are here, and we have a full and extensive review.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's A8-3800 Fusion APU
— 10:28 PM on October 2, 2011

We weren't terribly impressed with AMD's A8-3850 APU, in part because its 100W power envelope seemed rather large for a chip whose integrated graphics are...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Inside the second: A new look at game benchmarking
— 6:08 PM on September 8, 2011

We set out to introduce some new game benchmarking methods, and those new tools promptly helped us uncover an intriguing problem: multi-GPU micro-stuttering.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Llano in overtime: 1866MHz RAM & IGP-only power
— 11:51 PM on July 17, 2011

Will 1866MHz memory make a big difference to the performance of the AMD A8-3850 APU? How does power consumption look without a discrete GPU...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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