CPUs

At the time of our Skylake review of both the i7-6700K and the i5-6600K, due to the infancy of the platform and other constraints, we were unable to probe the performance uptake of the processors as they were overclocked. Our overclock testing showed that 4.6 GHz was a reasonable marker for our processors; however fast forward two weeks and that all seems to change as updates are released. With a new motherboard and the same liquid cooler, the same processor that performed 4.6 GHz gave 4.8 GHz with relative ease. In this mini-test, we tested our short-form CPU workload as well as integrated and discrete graphics at several frequencies to see where the real gains are.

nForce3-250 - Part 2: Taking Athlon 64 to the Next Level

In Part 1, we took a look at the features of nForce3-250; Part 2 takes a closer look at performance. Does the performance of the new nF3-250 make...

46 by Wesley Fink on 3/29/2004

nForce3-250 - Part 1: Taking Athlon 64 to the Next Level

nVidia has reinvented the nForce3 chipset with their latest nForce3-250Gb. Does the new chipset establish nF3-250 as the new market leader for Athlon 64? Part 1 takes...

71 by Wesley Fink on 3/23/2004

The Athlon 64 FX-53: AMD's Next Enthusiast Part

The Athlon 64 FX series gets a speed bump. We take a look at just what the 200MHz (9.1%) speed increase translates to in terms of performance and value...

30 by Derek Wilson on 3/18/2004

AT News Update: Centrino and Xeon 2004 Roadmaps

Does Pentium M excite you too? This week we have some upcoming information on the release schedule for Dothan, as well as Itanium 2 and Xeon release dates.

6 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/13/2004

AT News Update: Removing the MHz Myth, Again

With Dothan and Socket T on the way, Intel's newest marketing decision may be something right out of AMD's playbook.

31 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/12/2004

AT News Update: Athlon 64 name revisions

Or how I learned to stop worrying and let AMD change the rating on its upcoming Socket 939 processors. Updated roadmaps inside.

12 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/3/2004

AT News Update: Grantsdale's Memory Strategies

Our sources say the DDR2 transition won't be as clear cut Intel would like it to be....

16 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/27/2004

PCI Speed and Overclocking: A Closer Look at A64 and P4 Chipsets

One of the more contentious areas in Athlon 64 reviews is whether the PCI/AGP bus is really locked when you increase the CPU speed. This is also a...

26 by Wesley Fink on 2/16/2004

Intel 3.2E vs. 3.2EE vs. 3.2C: Comparing Baseline Performance

The 3.2E Prescott brings the number of Intel 3.2GHz processors to 3. We compare the performance of the three 3.2 CPUs on our reference Asus P4C800-E using our...

19 by Wesley Fink on 2/12/2004

SiS offers DDR2-800, PCI Express and no AGP in 2004

Unveiled: SiS' plans for 2004

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/6/2004

Intel's Pentium 4 E: Prescott Arrives with Luggage

Intel's first 90nm processor is here and after delays and much waiting, we're getting much more than we bargained for. If you thought this chip was just a...

104 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 2/1/2004

VIA Picks up the Pieces: AGP <b><i>and</b></i> PCI Express on 2004 Roadmap

VIA's 2004 chipset roadmap reveals plans to lengthen the PCI Express transition...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/31/2004

Intel Chipsets to Lack AGP Support?

Another look at Intel's roadmaps reveal that 925X and 915 (Alderwood and Grantsdale) may lack AGP support in an attempt to move to PCI Express right away.

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/30/2004

Intel 2004 CPU/Chipset Roadmap Update

Ask and you shall receive, we brought you information about AMD's 2004 Roadmap in a concise package and now after hearing your requests we've done the same for Intel's CPUs...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Kris Kubicki and Wesley Fink on 1/21/2004

AMD 2004 CPU Roadmap Update

AMD's roadmap can be a bit confusing, so we put together a quick one-pager to help clear things up...

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2004

Athlon64 3400+: Part 2

AMD has been busy the last few weeks. First came the 3000+, which established a new lower price point for the Athlon64 family. Then, AMD announced their...

20 by Wesley Fink on 1/12/2004

Covert Ops in Taiwan - Intel Tejas & Socket 775 Unveiled

While we're off in Vegas a very good friend of ours got us some pictures and information about the successor to Intel's Prescott - codenamed Tejas and Intel's new...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2004

AMD's Athlon 64 3400+: Death of the FX-51

AMD's Athlon 64 FX-51 had a very short lived life, the final nail in its coffin being the Athlon 64 3400+ at around half its price and offering all...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2004

Athlon64 3000+: 64-bit at Half the Price

AMD gives us a Christmas present with the early release of the Athlon64 3000+. The operating speed is the same as the 3200+, but cache is reduced to 512kb...

74 by Wesley Fink on 12/22/2003

Budget CPU Shootout: Clash of the 'rons

Both AMD and Intel offer a large selection of budget CPUs. With the holiday season upon us, we take a look at 10 processors for less than $100. What...

97 by Derek Wilson on 12/4/2003

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