Many industries, both inside and outside of technology, are versed in the terminology ‘cheap and cheerful’. When enthusiasts were overclocking their CPUs at the turn of the century, this was the case – taking a low cost part, such as the Celeron 300A, and adjusting one or two settings to make it run as fast as a Pentium III 450 MHz. This gave a +50% frequency boost at the lower price point, as long as one could manage the heat output. The Pentium Anniversary Edition is a small nod back to those days, and to celebrate the 20+ years of Pentium branding, Intel is now releasing a $75 overclockable dual core Haswell-derived CPU.

AMD’s Kaveri: Pre-Launch Information

On the back of AMD’s Tech Day at CES 2014, all of which was under NDA until the launch of Kaveri, AMD have supplied us with some information that...

133 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2014

NVIDIA Reveals First Details about Project Denver CPU Core

During its CES press conference, NVIDIA revealed its new Tegra K1 SoC will be available in two versions. One version will ship with four ARM Cortex A15s, while the...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2014

Intel Gaming System Giveaway - Holiday 2013: Part 1, Gaming Core i5

Earlier this year Intel came to us with an interesting proposition: using Haswell CPUs and Intel SSDs, we had to come up with four of our best system builds...

4052 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Jarred Walton & Ian Cutress on 12/13/2013

Best Desktop CPUs: Holiday 2013

Next up in our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides is a look at processors. Building systems in time for a holiday season means that picking the right components...

25 by Ian Cutress on 11/25/2013

AMD 2014 Mobile APU Update: Beema and Mullins

Today AMD is taking the wraps off their upcoming mobile APUs, joining the already discussed desktop Kaveri. While Kaveri will also be coming to laptops at some point in...

47 by Jarred Walton on 11/13/2013

AMD Kaveri APU Launch Details: Desktop, January 14th

Kicking off today is AMD’s annual developer conference, which now goes by the name APU13. There will be several APU/CPU related announcements coming out of the show this week...

97 by Ryan Smith on 11/11/2013

Intel to Fab Altera FPGAs with ARM IP

In a story posted today on EETimes, Altera announced at the ARM Developers Conference that they have entered into a partnership with Intel to have their next generation 64-bit...

44 by Jarred Walton on 10/30/2013

AMD News: A10-6790K, 13.11 Beta6 Drivers, FM2+ Motherboards, Kaveri

AMD held a brief press conference this morning to disclose a new part that should be for sale shortly, the A10-6790K. The performance of the 6790K should be very...

26 by Jarred Walton on 10/28/2013

Choosing a Gaming CPU October 2013: i7-4960X, i5-4670K, Nehalem and Intel Update

Back in April we launched our first set of benchmarks relating to which CPU we should choose for gaming. To that list we now add results from several...

137 by Ian Cutress on 10/3/2013

Intel Announces Galileo: Quark Based Arduino Compatible Developer Board

At this year’s IDF Intel announced its third major microarchitecture family: Quark. Before Quark we had Core at the high-end and Atom for smartphones/tablets/cheap PCs. Quark adds a third...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/3/2013

A Closer Look at Broadwell & its New Small Form Factor Package

First, a quick recap. There are four different Haswell versions: D, M, ULT and ULX. D is for desktop, M is for mobile, ULT is for Ultrabooks and ULX...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2013

Intel Demos 14nm Broadwell: Up to 30% Lower Power than Haswell

Intel just demonstrated 14nm Broadwell ULT (Y-series) silicon, normalized for performance against 22nm Haswell ULT (Y-series) silicon running a multithreaded Cinebench test. Intel was monitoring SoC power during the...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2013

The Bay Trail Preview: Intel Atom Z3770 Tested

Earlier this year Intel unveiled Silvermont, its first true architectural update to Atom since its introduction in 2008. I won’t rehash Silvermont’s architecture here, but it’s designed to be...

190 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/11/2013

Intel 14nm Progress Update: Broadwell & Airmont On Schedule

Continuing our IDF 2013 keynote coverage, Intel is also using this morning’s keynote to announce progress updates on previously announced 14nm products. Intel’s plans here remain unchanged, with Intel...

36 by Ryan Smith on 9/10/2013

Analyzing the Price of Mobility: Desktops vs. Laptops

Computers have been getting faster over the years, and with the increased performance we eventually passed the point where most systems were “fast enough” and the various features and...

110 by Jarred Walton on 9/7/2013

Understanding AMD's Semi-Custom Strategy

With Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia we are now living in a world where all three major client OS providers (Apple, Google and MS) all own/are device companies. Samsung gets...

51 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2013

Intel Teases Baytrail Performance with Atom Z3770 Cinebench Score

Intel's lone ranger and Principal Engineer, Francois Piednoël, published one of the first semi-official Baytrail benchmarks on his Twitter feed earlier today. The score is for the unannounced Atom...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/4/2013

Intel Core i7 4960X (Ivy Bridge E) Review

Twenty two months ago Intel launched its LGA-2011 platform and Sandy Bridge E aimed at the high-end desktop enthusiast. The platform brought more cores, more PCIe lanes and more...

119 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/3/2013

Xeon E5-2600 V2 Price List: Server Ivy Bridge-EP

We have known for a while that the Ivy Bridge-E launch will supposedly take place in a few weeks time, with information about pricing of the consumer components coming...

53 by Ian Cutress on 8/9/2013

Intel Ivy Bridge-E Pricing Leaked

Yesterday VR-Zone leaked information on the initial pricing expected for Ivy Bridge-E (IVB-E) processors, which we’ve reproduce in the table below. The LGA-2011 platform is an interesting departure from...

58 by Jarred Walton on 7/31/2013

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