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  1. Intel Core i5-4570 review

    Intel Core i5-4570 review

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    You can't overclock the Haswell Core i5-4570, but would you need to?

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    Intel Core i5-4670K review

    Intel Core i5-4670K review

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    Are Intel's Haswell processors an improvement on the last generation?

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    Intel Core i7-4770K review

    Intel Core i7-4770K review

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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?

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    Intel Core i7 3970X review

    Intel Core i7 3970X review

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    The best just got better. That'll be Intel's pitch for the new Core i7-3970X. And strictly speaking, it's absolutely true.

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    Intel Core i3-3225 review

    Intel Core i3-3225 review

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    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.

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    Intel Core i5 3470 review

    Intel Core i5 3470 review

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    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?

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    Intel Core i5 3570K review

    Intel Core i5 3570K review

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    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.

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    Intel Core i7 3770K review

    Intel Core i7 3770K review

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    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.

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    Intel Xeon E5-2687W review

    Intel Xeon E5-2687W review

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    With the arrival of the new Intel Xeon 2687W eight-core monster, we're getting a taste of the multi-core future we've been missing.

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    Intel Core i7 3820 review

    Intel Core i7 3820 review

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    Intel, with even less of a fanfare than it made for the muted launch of the Sandy Bridge E platform, has now unleashed the quad-core iteration of its top-end chips, the Intel Core i7 3820. Finally a CPU that doesn't cost the same amount as some full PCs.

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    Intel Core i7 3930K review

    Intel Core i7 3930K review

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    The point is that this cheaper Sandy Bridge E gives you everything the top chip delivers for a lot less money. There's absolutely no reason to spend. We're not completely convinced even this truly means the 3930K is good value for money. But it's still a very fast processor and the chip we'd buy if we had a big budget.

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    Intel Core i7 2700K review

    Intel Core i7 2700K review

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    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.

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    Intel Core i7 3960X review

    Intel Core i7 3960X review

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    It's a properly new chip, not an upclocked respin of an existing design. It even comes with a new socket and chipset, known respectively as LGA2,011 and Intel X79. But there's another side to the story of this chip, otherwise known as Sandy Bridge E. And it's symptomatic of a broader problem with the PC platform.

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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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    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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    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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    Intel Core i7 980X review

    Intel Core i7 980X review

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    The world's fastest PC processor. Shame about the planet-sized price tag.

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    Intel Core i5 655K review

    Intel Core i5 655K review

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    Intel's new K Series chip delivers Extreme Edition features in a mainstream dual-core processor.

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    Intel Core i7 875K review

    Intel Core i7 875K review

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    Intel's cooks up a special-K recipe for overclocking enthusiasts.

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    Intel Core i5 661 review

    Intel Core i5 661 review

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    A dual-core chip with quad-core rivalling performance and built-in graphics? Intriguing.

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