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AMD's New Phenom II X6 1100T - Have Six for Christmas

AMD's New Phenom II X6 1100T - Have Six for Christmas

AMD has announced a bunch of new processors before the end of 2010. They are incremental upgrades to its existing lineup, including a new flagship 6-core processor, the Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition. We investigate it along with other recent SKUs like the Phenom II X6 1075T, Phenom II X4 970 and the Athlon II X4 645.

AMD Radeon HD 6850 CrossFireX Performance Analysis

AMD Radeon HD 6850 CrossFireX Performance Analysis

Following up on our Radeon HD 6870 CrossFireX performance analysis, we finally got two Radeon HD 6850 cards to work properly in a CrossFireX configuration and we've got the full performance details charted in this article. Find out how it fares!

AMD Radeon HD 6870 CrossFireX Performance Analysis

AMD Radeon HD 6870 CrossFireX Performance Analysis

The new AMD Northern Islands graphics cards have been launched to mostly positive reviews. Today we investigate how two Radeon HD 6870 cards will perform in a CrossFireX configuration.

AMD Radeon HD 6870 & HD 6850 - Northern Islands Ahoy!

AMD Radeon HD 6870 & HD 6850 - Northern Islands Ahoy!

AMD releases their next generation "Northern Islands" graphics cards, and as luck would have it, the Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 have washed up on our shores and into our labs. How can we resist benching them? Check out the full details!

The Phenom II X6 - AMD Replies with Six Cores

The Phenom II X6 - AMD Replies with Six Cores

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 Ultra-thin Platform Battle: AMD Congo vs. Intel CULV

The Ultra-thin Platform Battle: AMD Congo vs. Intel CULV

Ever wondered how a similarly configured AMD and Intel platform based notebook would fare? The notebook scene goes ultra light and portable, and we pit the Intel CULV and AMD Congo platforms with the HP Pavilion dm3, which comes in both configurations. Can AMD snatch the win from Intel? Details inside.

Phenom II X2 vs. Athlon II X2 - A Question of Cache

Phenom II X2 vs. Athlon II X2 - A Question of Cache

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.

The Cheapest Quad-Core Processors - AMD Athlon II X4 630 & 620

The Cheapest Quad-Core Processors - AMD Athlon II X4 630 & 620

Quad-core processors have never been cheaper with AMD's latest processor series, the Athlon II. The Athlon II X4 630 and 620 models are now available, with low prices that Intel's quad-cores cannot match. But do they have the performance to go along with that? Answers in our review.

The Power of 3 - Investigating the Trinity

The Power of 3 - Investigating the Trinity

Intel and NVIDIA have allied themselves in the battle against AMD with the introduction of the "Power of 3" platform. Simply put, it is any combination of Intel's P55 chipset and Core i5 processors, and NVIDIA's graphics card. Today, we are going to pit it against an all AMD system to see if it is really the superior setup.

ATI Radeon HD 5750 - More Mainstream Goodness

ATI Radeon HD 5750 - More Mainstream Goodness

Hot on the heels of the Radeon HD 5870, HD 5850 and HD 5770 comes the HD 5750. Despite packing the least processing horsepower amongst ATI's current Evergreen line-up, it has an attractive price that cannot be ignored. We see if it has the performance to match up with the PowerColor PCS HD 5750 Premium Edition.