Today, our wish is fulfilled in the form of the Athlon 64 X2 3800+, a dual-core processor running at 2GHz with 512K of L2 cache per core. AMD has priced this baby at $354—significantly less than any of its other dual-core products. It doesn't take a Ph.D. in computer engineering to figure out that the X2 3800+ ought to offer a very potent combo of price and performance.
As is our custom, we compared the X2 3800+ against over a dozen single- and dual-core competitors to see just how it fits into the big picture. Then we overclocked the living daylights out of the thing, and everything went soft and fuzzy. Our heads are still spinning. Keep reading to see why.
|Rumor: reference-cooled GeForce GTX 1060 breaks cover||49|
|Dell shows off whiteboard-sized 70" interactive display||11|
|Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC makes Pascal more attainable||10|
|HP Chromebook 11 G5 gets touch-sensitive||3|
|Corsair's K70 RGB Rapidfire gaming keyboard reviewed||10|
|Asus' Turbo GTX 1070 flies under the radar||41|
|MSI readies a new salvo of microATX B150 motherboards||22|
|Report: Microsoft to discontinue Surface 3 by December 2016||12|
|Sunglasses Day Shortbread||27|