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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.

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13: Sliced!

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13: Sliced!

8.5

Lenovo tweaks its business ThinkPad range with a new look and a much lower price. Yes, dear readers, black is out and bright gorgeous glossy red is in. Intrigued yet? Read on!

AMD's Fastest Dual-core - Phenom II X2 555 BE

AMD's Fastest Dual-core - Phenom II X2 555 BE

8.0

AMD starts the new year with a number of new processors spanning its range of dual, triple and quad-cores. Among them is the Phenom II X2 555 'Black Edition', the fastest dual-core in its lineup. With 6MB of L3 cache and a 3.2GHz clock speed, can this dual-core change AMD's fortunes?

Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X - The Cool Dude

Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X - The Cool Dude

9.0

While all Radeon HD 5870 cards are equal, some are more equal than others. With so many Radeon HD 5870 cards to choose from, the Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X distinguishes itself by sporting a custom cooler and being factory-overclocked. We take a look at this special Radeon HD 5870 to see what it's made of.

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.

ATI Radeon HD 5970 - The King Returns

ATI Radeon HD 5970 - The King Returns

8.0

The Radeon HD 5870 might be fast, but it is not the undisputed speed king yet. That will all change, however, as the all-new dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970 enters the fray. Boasting two Cypress XT GPUs on a single PCB, the King returns to reclaim its crown in a bigger and bolder fashion.

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.

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