In DepthDemystify your CPU choices before buying your next device. A very simple primer to help you get started.
A budget board with a premium chipset. Is that the most effective combination for achieving maximum bang-for-buck? Could be...
The launch of yet another Z68 board is puzzling with Intel's new Z77 chipset imminent, but this is all about PCIe 3.0 now.
Both AMD and Intel have introduced the same type of new voltage and power regulation systems, alongside the limited core 'turbo' modes for thread-limited acceleration. But does it work?
The Intel Core i7 2700K's only hope of giving something we haven't already got is overclocking. What'll she do, mister? The answer during our testing and in the context of air cooling and a modicum of extra voltage is 4.8GHz. A very good result, we think you'll agree. But not materially better than you can expect from most 2600K processors. Again, the game doesn't move on.
ExplainedIt can be mighty confusing when chip giants release new hardware, under code names, relatively shortly after the part it's meant to replace, so here's a quick run down of what's new and what's not in Intel's newest CPU.
Processor giant Intel has announced a whopping 16 new Sandy Bridge chips, as well as price cuts for its existing desktop line up.