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- The CPU is still one of the most important components of our PC and now also smartphones and tablets. With more and more components integrated directly into the CPU itself its a product category with many interesting angles to take a closer look at. The CPU is evolving and we continue to follow the developments from the first row in the test labs.
/Best Regards Anton Karmehed, Editor in chief

Intel Core i7-3770K - Ivy Bridge and the 3D transistor is here

Written by Jacob Hugosson, Anton Karmehed


Today Intel Ivy Bridge is now official, the worlds first 22 nanometer processor that is built on their Sandy Bridge architecture. Besides the sparkling fresh manufacturing process and lower power consumption, one of it's other features is quite an improved integrated graphics circuit.


NVIDIA Tegra 3 - World's first quad-core for mobiles

Written by Jacob Hugosson


NVIDIA has officially launched the renowned Kal-El - often referred to as Tegra 3, now also so by NVIDIA. Kal-El takes a giant step for NVIDIA and ARM in terms of performance, longer battery times, dynamic clock frequencies up to 1.4 GHz and support for older game controller.


Intel Core i7 980X - 32nm Hexacore is here

Written by Jonas Klar


Barely 18 months ago chip manufacturer Intel released the latest "Tock" in its "Tick Tock"-strategy. The changes it brought includes the today well-known Nehalem and Bloomfield architectures. With four cores and two threads per core most enthusiasts with the money to spend were satisfied with the performance offered. The CPU's were packaged for the 1366 socket, which means a fairly expensive solution with Intel's X58 chipset as the only alternative and three DDR3 channels. At launch the flagship was Core i7 965, today everything changes.


Intel Lynnfield Core i7-870 and ASUS P7P55D

Written by Anton Karmehed,  Jonas Klar,  Robert Kihlberg

Intel has launched its second version of Nehalem architecture. With Lynnfield it targets the mid-range and performance segment. We see how Lynnfield stands up to big brother Bloomfield and AMD's Phenom II architecture.

Intel Core 2 Duo: E0 vs C0

Written by Robert Kihlberg

While waiting for the Nehalem platform to launch, Intel has updated its 45nm Wolfdale core from C0 to E0 stepping. We have taken a closer look at what the new stepping has to offer in terms of overclocking and power consumption.

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770

Written by Robert Kihlberg

We take a closer look at Intel's new processor flagship with everything from detailed power consumption tests to extensive overclocking. The most expensive processor on the market certainly has a lot to offer.

Intel Penryn architecture

Written by Robert Kihlberg

We've put Intel's first 45nm processor in the test bench to see what the new Yorkfield core brings in terms of performance and overclocking potential. Extreme is the word...

Intel Core 2 Quad Performance: FSB

Written by Robert Kihlberg

Intel's quad-core processors has a relatively narrow front side bus for handling data transfers. We've taken a closer look at what a higher system bus can do for the performance of a Core 2 Quad processor.

Intel Core 2 Duo Performance: L2 cache

Written by Robert Kihlberg

Reducing the amount of L2 cache has been a popular way to reduce manufacturing costs and how much the size of L2 cache affects performance has been discussed for a long time. In this article we will dig deeper with a long series of benchmarks that will give us clearcut evidence of when and how much the L2 cache of the Core architecture plays a significant role.

Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 overclocking

Written by Gustav Gager

Intel has now expanded its Core 2 Duo series with a new entry model; Core 2 Duo 4300. We test and investigate where this model fits with and how much bang for the buck it offers. The focus is on what seems to be its greatest advantage, namely overclocking.

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700

Written by Robert Kihlberg

Intel has now launched its first processor with four cores and the new flagship Core 2 Extreme QX6700 has been in our test lab to endure our procedures. We take a closer look at Intel's quad-core architecture and how the new processor performs.

Overclocking Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800

Written by Robert Kihlberg

We've already reviewed Intel's new Core architecture so this time it about overlocking and just overclocking and who would be better suited than our very own OC guru Robert "crotale" Kihlberg.

Intel Core - The New Ruler

Written by Robert Kihlberg

Intel Core has in a very short time been able to steal all focus in Intel's processor assortment and the reason for this is quite simple. Core is an extremely promising architecture and we've taken a closer look at the Core 2 Duo family to see what it has to offer.

Socket AM2 and Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Preview

Written by Robert Kihlberg

AMD is upon one of its greatest platform launches in a very long time and just the fact that Socket AM2 uses a, to AMD, completely new memory technology makes it extra interesting. We have taken a closer look at what to expect from Socket AM2 and its DDR2 support.

AMD Athlon64 FX-60

Written by Robert Kihlberg

We have taken a closer look at the first Athlon 64 FX processor with dual cores. FX-60 has to stand up to AMD's earlier flagship but also Intel's new nya dual core monster, Pentium Extreme Edition 955.

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