Intel has been preaching 45nm for a year and today, the first 45nm desktop processor has finally arrived. We take the latest and greatest Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 for a spin in our labs and we were plenty impressed with its new capabilities. Read all about it right here.
It has been a year since our last CPU performance recap and with the imminent launch of a new wave of processors, there's no better time than now to roundup the performance of all desktop processors. So in this massive comparison article, we've 18 processors from the Intel and AMD with nearly 400 results put together.
While AMD just had its fanfare debut of the Barcelona, elsewhere Intel is busy ushering in their latest 4-way "Caneland" platform which also encompasses the new Xeon MP "Tigerton" processors. We take a look at what's in store for the high performance computing crowd.
The Core 2 Duo processors have been tried, tested and pushed through the roof countless times here in www.hardwarezone.com , but what about the humble entry-level models? We tried overclocking the Pentium Dual-Core E2160 and the outcome is nothing short of amazing!
The Core 2 Extreme QX6850 is the first processor to bear the power efficient G0 stepping and coupled with four processing cores running at the new top speed of 3GHz on a 1333MHz front side bus, find out if this new US$999 processor makes the mark.
Sporting a brand new naming scheme, AMD's brand new mainstream dual-core Athlon X2 BE-2350 is based on the same 65nm 'Brisbane' manufacturing process, but now offers a suprisingly cool 45W max. TDP for extreme energy efficiency in the desktop space.
If you thought overclocking the daylights out of the Core 2 Duo E6300 processor was easy, just wait till you lay your hands on the E6420 processor. It may not set new clock speed records, but it's incredibly easy to tap its hidden potential and its total system cost may be even lesser than it seems!
At IDF Spring 2007 in Beijing, Hardware Zone had the opportunity to try out Intel's upcoming 45nm Penryn core. We benchmarked the dual-core and quad-core Penryn along with Intel's latest Core 2 Extreme QX6800 Processor - and we have all the results here in this sneak preview.
We weren't kidding when we said half a year ago that the FX-64 is on its way; which it did arrive today in the form of the Athlon 64 X2 6000+. Clocked at 3GHz with 2MB of full speed L2 cache, can this 6000+ model do wonders? We pit it against Intel's Core 2 Duo series on all grounds - read on!
Intel has just launched their Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN chipset for Centrino noteboooks as well as a new Connect with Centrino certification program, but what does this mean for consumers and the industry? We take a brief look at Intel's plans and the impact on the progress of the next generation IEEE 802.11n standard.