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  1. AMD A6-3650 review

    AMD A6-3650 review

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    The cheaper Llano Lynx Accelerated Processing Unit lays it all out

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    AMD A8-3850 Fusion APU review

    AMD A8-3850 Fusion APU review

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    Last month saw the launch of the Llano motherboards from AMD, and if that isn't enough alliteration for you we've now got the release of the desktop Llano APU code-named Lynx. The AMD A8-3850 Fusion APU is the current top-end desktop Llano chip, and is a bit of a doozy.

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    AMD A8-3500M review

    AMD A8-3500M review

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    AMD's second fusion processor ups the performance ante with more cores and better graphics

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    Intel Core i7 2600S review

    Intel Core i7 2600S review

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    Apart from the low power rating, the Core i7 2600S still retains all the familiar features of the 2600 family: four cores, eight threads and 8MB of Smart Cache. But as with all the S class chips, it's clocked slower than the rest of the their family.

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    Intel Core i5 2500T review

    Intel Core i5 2500T review

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    Although it's getting all the attention as the flagship chip in the second generation Core i5 line-up, there are a couple of other interesting family members. Not because of their overclocking ability – they don't really have any – but because they're low power chips. The most interesting one of these is this Core i5 2500T.

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    Intel Core i3 2100 review

    Intel Core i3 2100 review

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    After all the Sandy Bridge goodness without the quad-core price-tag? Then the dual-core Intel Core i3 2100 might well be up your street.

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    Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition review

    Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition review

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    The i7 990X is one of Intel's classic Extreme Edition class CPUs; beyond the grasp of most mere mortals and more powerful than most of us could possibly need. It follows in the footsteps of Intel's other hexcore processors, like the i7 970 and drops in almost identical footfalls as the i7 980X, itself another Extreme Edition.

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    AMD Athlon II X3 450 review

    AMD Athlon II X3 450 review

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    What kind of processor performance can you get for this cheap a price?

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    Intel Core i7-2600K review

    Intel Core i7-2600K review

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    Ready or not, here they come. Intel is rolling out a thoroughly overhauled range of PC processors based on its new Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. Our first taste of the new chips comes in the form of the Intel Core i5-2500K and Intel Core i7-2600K desktop CPUs.

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    Intel Core i5-2500K review

    Intel Core i5-2500K review

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    Ready or not, here they come. Intel is rolling out a thoroughly overhauled range of PC processors based on its new Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. Our first taste of the new chips comes in the form of the Intel Core i5 2500K and Intel Core i7 2600K desktop CPUs.

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    AMD Athlon II X4 645 review

    AMD Athlon II X4 645 review

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    A quad-core chip on the cheap is a compelling concept. The new 3.1GHz AMD Athlon II X4 645 is certainly a quad-core chip, but is it cheap enough at £95?

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    AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition review

    AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition review

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    By now, we were hoping to able to get our hands on AMD's new Bulldozer archtecture processors, but there's still no sign of them, so instead we back with the familiar Phenom II theme. Give it up for the new AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition.

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    AMD Phenom II X6 1075T review

    AMD Phenom II X6 1075T review

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    AMD's six-core Thuban processor has been a TechRadar favourite since launch back in April. But with just two Phenom II X6 models on offer, it wasn't exactly the widest range of chips.

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    AMD Phenom II X4 905E review

    AMD Phenom II X4 905E review

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    AMD promises performance and efficiency from this low-power quad-core chip.

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    AMD Athlon II X4 610E review

    AMD Athlon II X4 610E review

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    AMD targets home cinema systems with this new low-power quad-core chip.

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    Intel Core i5 760 review

    Intel Core i5 760 review

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    Intel gives our favourite gaming CPU an overdue speed bump.

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    Intel Core i7 970 review

    Intel Core i7 970 review

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    Intel makes its six-core masterpiece more affordable. But only a little.

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    AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE review

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE review

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    Can AMD's ageing quad-core architecture survive against newer rivals?

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