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CPU Socket

A Complete List of CPU Sockets

A table containing all sockets used by all PC processors released to date, with examples of compatible CPUs.

How a CPU Works

Learn how a CPU works in an easy to follow language, including topics such as clock, memory cache, CPU block diagram, an overall view on the basic CPU units, pipeline, superscalar architecture, out-of-order execution and speculative execution.

How The Cache Memory Works

In this tutorial you will learn everything you need to know about cache memory in an easy to follow language.
Core i7-7700 Review

Core i7-7700 CPU by Intel Review

We tested the Core i7-7700, a quad-core socket LGA1151 CPU from the new seventh-generation Kaby Lake architecture from Intel. Check it out!

Maximum CPU Temperature

Learn what is the maximum temperature your CPU can reach without burning and how to measure your CPU current temperature.
Pentium N3700 CPU Review

Pentium N3700 CPU Review

We tested the Pentium N3700 "Braswell" CPU from Intel, which has four cores, maximum clock of 2.4 GHz and a TDP of only 6 W. Check it out!
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X

Ryzen Threadripper 1920X CPU by AMD Review

The Ryzen Threadripper 1920X is a desktop CPU with 12 cores, 24 threads, 3.5 GHz base clock and 3.7 GHz turbo clock. Let's see how fast it is.

Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU by AMD Review

The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is a desktop CPU with 16 cores, 32 threads, 3.4 GHz base clock and 3.7 GHz turbo clock. Let's see how fast it is.

Does Disabling SMT on a Ryzen 7 CPU Improves its Performance?

After the launch of the Ryzen 7 CPUs, there was a suspect that it could run faster if you disable SMT feature, which makes it have twice the threads. Let's check it.
overclocking

Overclocking Pros and Cons

We are taking a step back to educate our newer readers on what overclocking is, the pros and cons of doing so, and what happens if you don't properly cool an overclocked CPU.