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AMD RYZEN 5 1500X

AMD RYZEN 5 The new AMD RYZEN chip is AMD first CPU series going back what is ages in the industry that is able to go toe to toe with what Intel has fielded. Up until now, AMD focused more on the budget minded consumers, However that has all changed …

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AMD RYZEN 7 Trifecta

The new AMD RYZEN chip is AMD’s first CPU going back what is ages in the industry that is able to go toe to toe with what Intel has fielded. Up until now, AMD focused more on the budget minded consumers, however that has all changed with RYZEN! The RYZEN …

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Lenovo Yoga 900S

Introduction Lenovo is a Chinese international company that designs, builds and sells all types of consumer and industrial electronics, including smartphones, desktops, servers, notebooks, tablets and other electronics we use in our everyday lives. Here in the United States, most users are most familiar with the Thinkpad line, which was …

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Intel Core I7 6700K Review, Skylake is Falling!

Intel Core I7 6700K  Review, Skylake Is Falling! Intel’s first Skylake offering, the I7 6700 with integrated High Definition Graphics HD530, landed squarely on our test bench about 72 hours ago. Based on a 14nm Fab and coming with a new Z170 chipset sliding into a 1151 LGA socket, the …

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AMD 2015 Product Lineup: Carizzo APU and new GPU with HBM

At the 2015 financial analyst day, AMD has released some detail about the company’s plan for 2015. This year is not going to be the most exciting year for AMD as the products that will be launching are mostly incremental upgrades. On the desktop side, we are still looking at …

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Return of the Athlon: AMD Brings Kabini to the desktop

Introduction The Athlon brand holds a very special place in the tech industry, as it was the first processor to reach 1 GHz. Back in its days, the Athlon CPUs give the Intel Pentium processors some serious competitions. AMD has kept the Athlon brand for almost a decade where it has gone through …

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Intel Core i7 4790K – Haswell gets a refresh

Say Hello To Devils Canyon and the 4790K Devils Canyon is here, and well honestly has been here for a while but upon starting the writing for this article I struggled alot with how to start it as like we have seen many times recently with Intel, this is another …

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AMD A10-7850K (Kaveri)

Introduction For years, AMD is pushing the idea of treating CPU and GPU equally when comes to computing power through the concept called “heterogenous computing”. After all, why would you waste all of the power and space in a PC if certain workload can be better suited for the GPU …

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AMD Introduces heterogeneous Queuing (hQ)

AMD today brings the latest implementation of the heterogeneous computing with the introduction of the heterogeneous queuing (hQ). As you may recall, AMD founded the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation with other chipmakers and industry giants such as ARM, Qualcomm, and Samsung to promote a great utilization of various computing …

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AMD Richland A10-6800K AND A10-6700 Review

Not letting Intel grab all of the spotlight, AMD has officially released the desktop version of the upgraded Trinity APU codenamed Richland. While Richland does not bring any architectural change over the Trinity, AMD is able to deliver a decent amount of performance improvements by tuning the existing chip. We …

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Intel Core i7 4770K: Haswell and the Z87 Chipset

Intel’s newest offering to the upper mainstream platform is here with the new Haswell. The new i7 4770K and Intel DZ87KLT-75K will show us Intel’s vision for moving the industry forward with better technology and performance.

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AMD “Kabini” and “Temash” APU’s

AMD has officially released its entire mobile platform for the year 2013. Today the company released the Kabini SoC for the ultrathin notebooks and the Temash SoC for tablets. Built on the 28nm process, Temash and the Kabini are expected to deliver up to 20% better CPU performance, 75% GPU …

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AMD’s new heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access (hUMA)

We still have to wait a couple of months until Kaveri—the successor to the Trinity APU—is released. However, AMD is ready to talk a little bit about the upcoming APU. While we do not have any specific information on the model and the clockspeed, we have a bit of information …

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2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland)

Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity APU. The company launched four mobile APUs with 35W TDP designed for performance notebook. Architecturally, Richland is identical to Trinity as both APUs are based on the Piledriver CPU cores and Southern Island GPU cores. …

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Intel Core i7-3960x vs. i7-3970x: A Clash of Titans

With the Intel Core i7-3970X taking the crown for the fastest six-core processor for the desktop market, how can this 150W TDP monster compare to its younger brother, the i7-3960X? Can the $10 difference in price justify its performance and stability? In this review the Core i7-3960X and the Core …

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AMD FX-8350, Piledriver Vishera Review

Today, AMD has completed the transition of their entire line of CPUs/APUs to the Piledriver design with the release of the Vishera, the mainstream/performance FX series CPU. How much performance can we expect from Vishera over Bulldozer? Let’s find out. 

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AMD “Virgo” Platform: 2nd Generation APU

If you read our AMD Trinity Preview, you’ve already seen the integrated GPU performance in the new A-Series APU from AMD. Today, we take a look at the CPU side of the APU. In addition, we are able to see just how the new chip will perform at various applications …

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AMD Trinity: An iGPU Performance Preview

Finally, the desktop Trinity is almost here. We got a preview of the integrated GPU gaming performance of the A10-5800K and A8-5600K APU. More detail on the CPU performance and full detail of the platform, architecture, overclocking, and benchmarks coming real soon, so stay tuned!

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Arctic MC101: A Trinity Powered HTPC

  Arctic’s latest home entertainment system user an AMD A10-4600M APU, bringing a powerful combination of CPU and GPU in a tiny little box. Packed with WiFi, TV Tuner, 8GB RAM, and 1TB of storage, the MC101 brings us plenty of power for our media needs and is also able …

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Complete AMD 2012 APU Line Up

Mobile Trinity kicks off 2012 for AMD by incorporating the Piledriver CPU core (an enhanced version of the Bulldozer) and the updated GPU core based on the VLIW4 design derived from AMD’s Northern Island discreet GPU from the HD 6970. With the mobile APU out of the way, AMD also launched the …

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AMD E-Series APU “Brazos 2.0”

A glance over AMD’s plan shows that 2012 will see a greater push for APUs. From high performance systems all the way down to everyday performance and productivity systems, AMD has APUs designed to meet users’ computing needs. After introducing the second generation mobile A-Series APU (codenamed Trinity) in May, AMD …

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AMD presents 2012 A-Series APU (Trinity)

AMD today unveiled the next generation APUs for notebooks: Trinity. With more performance, Eyefinity-support and more improvements it looks like the perfect companion for those new Ultrathin laptops.

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Intel Core i7 3770K (Ivy Bridge)

The Ivy Bridge promises higher performance per watt over Sandy Bridge on both the CPU and GPU front. Built with tri-gate 3D transistors on a 22nm die, how much performance should we expect from the new CPU?

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Arctic Freezer i30 CPU Cooler

The Arctic Freezer i30 CPU cooler has some great features, including “direct-contact heatpipe technology”. It sounds fancy, but does it get the job done? Keep reading to find out.

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AMD FX-8150 CPU: Bulldozer

The long-awaited Bulldozer is finally here. How does it stack up against its biggest competitors? Does it live up to our expectations? Keep reading to find out!

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Llano vs. Sandy Bridge: HTPC Performance

The AMD A3850 APU is a capable APU for the mainstream user. It has a lot of potential as part of an HTPC. We’ve compared it to an Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3-2100T/H67 combo to see who can make the best HTPC.

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AMD Llano: Fusion for the Mainstream

AMD Fusion is ready for prime-time with the launch of the desktop processor: Llano A8 and A6. Packed with a quad-core processor and a DX 11 GPU, it is armed to take on Intel Sandy Bridge. How does it perform? Let’s find out.

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ASUS P8Z68-V Pro

ASUS has launched its latest motherboard: the P8Z68-V Pro, using the Intel Z68 chipset. Like the P67 boards, the P8Z68-V Pro has plenty of features, ports, and the performance to back it up.

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AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition

AMD launched the Phenom II X4 980BE, bumping the clockspeed of its processor to 3.7GHz. Priced at $195, how does this processor compete against Intel’s newest Sandy Bridge?

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