The first full eight-core consumer-class processor from Intel is just about the most powerful CPU we've ever jammed in our test rig.
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Intel's new Haswell processor architecture could revolutionise mobile computing. But does it offer anything to get excited about as a desktop processor?
The best just got better. That'll be Intel's pitch for the new Core i7-3970X. And strictly speaking, it's absolutely true.
The Intel Ivy Bridge technology is the finest desktop processor tech this side of Haswell, and for the PC build without severe budgetary constraints, it's the architecture we're telling you to stick into your gaming rig.
The big news about the first Ivy Bridge processors was the improved graphics, but with this second tier iGPU, can the Core i5 3470 match the pace of its technological compatriots?
This is it, this is the biggie: the i5 3570K, the replacement for the i5 2500K - hands down our favourite CPU of the past year or so.
It's new CPU season at Intel with the launch of the Ivy Bridge family, and the i7 3770K is the quickest of the new breed.