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All Core i7 Models All Core i7 Models
Tutorials - October 18, 2013 - By Richard Vertrees and Rafael Otto Coelho and Gabriel Torres
These are a series of quick reference tables showing the main specs of all Core i7 models released to date. Updated to include ”Haswell“ models.
All Core i5 Models
All Core i5 Models
Tutorials - October 11, 2013 - By Richard Vertrees and Rafael Otto Coelho and Gabriel Torres
These are a series of quick reference tables showing the main specs of all Core i5 models released to date. Updated to include ”Haswell“ models.

All Core i3 Models All Core i3 Models
Tutorials - October 3, 2013 - By Richard Vertrees and Rafael Otto Coelho and Gabriel Torres
These are a series of quick reference tables showing the main specs of all Core i3 models released to date. Updated to include ”Haswell“ models.

All AMD FX CPU Models All AMD FX CPU Models
Tutorials - October 2, 2013 - By Gabriel Torres
A quick reference table comparing the main specifications of all AMD FX processors released so far. Updated to include FX-9590, FX-9370, FX-6350, and FX-4350.
Inside the Intel Haswell Microarchitecture Inside the Intel Haswell Microarchitecture
Tutorials - May 31, 2013 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s see what is new with Intel’s Haswell microarchitecture, to be used in the fourth-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 CPUs.
FX-8350 vs. Core i5-3470 CPU Review FX-8350 vs. Core i5-3470 CPU Review
Reviews - October 23, 2012 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s take a look at the highest-end CPU from AMD that is being released today, the FX-8350 (4 GHz), and compare it to its main competitor, the Core i5-3470 (3.2 GHz). We also included the Core i5-2500K (3.3 GHz), the FX-8150 (3.6 GHz), and the Phenom II X6 1100T (3.3 GHz) in the comparison.
A8-5600K vs. Pentium G2120 CPU Review A8-5600K vs. Pentium G2120 CPU Review
Reviews - October 22, 2012 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s take a look at the A8-5600K (3.6 GHz), one of the new second-generation CPUs with integrated video from AMD (”APU“), and compare it to its main competitors, such as the Pentium G2120 (3.1 GHz) and the Core i3-2100 (3.1 GHz).
A10-5800K vs. Core i3-3220 CPU Review A10-5800K vs. Core i3-3220 CPU Review
Reviews - October 4, 2012 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s take a look at the highest-end CPU with integrated video from AMD (”APU“), the A10-5800K (”Trinity“), and compare it to its main competitor, the Core i3-3220 (”Ivy Bridge“). We also included the A8-3870K (”Llano“) and the Core i3-2105 (”Sandy Bridge“).
A Complete List of CPU Sockets A Complete List of CPU Sockets
Tutorials - September 20, 2012 - By Gabriel Torres and Cássio Lima
A table containing all sockets used by all PC processors released to date, with examples of compatible CPUs.
Everything You Need to Know About the Intel Virtualization Technology Everything You Need to Know About the Intel Virtualization Technology
Tutorials - July 9, 2012 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn about the Virtualization Technology (VT) from Intel, how it works, and how to detect if your processor supports it.
Core i7-3770K vs. AMD FX-8150 and Core i7-2600K CPU Review Core i7-3770K vs. AMD FX-8150 and Core i7-2600K CPU Review
Reviews - April 23, 2012 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s take a look at the performance of the first third-generation Core i7 CPU for desktops to be announced, the Core i7-3770K, codenamed ”Ivy Bridge.“
A8-3870K vs. Core i3-2105 CPU Review A8-3870K vs. Core i3-2105 CPU Review
Reviews - January 18, 2012 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s take a look at the highest-end CPU with integrated video from AMD (”APU“), the A8-3870K, and compare it to the A8-3850 and to its contenders from Intel: the Core i3-2105 and Core i3-2100.
Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition CPU Review Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition CPU Review
Reviews - November 14, 2011 - By Gabriel Torres
Intel is releasing today its most high-end CPU to date, the Core i7-3960X (3.3 GHz), codename ”Sandy Bridge-E,“ based on the new socket 2011 platform and supporting quad-channel architecture.
Everything You Need to Know About the HyperTransport Bus Everything You Need to Know About the HyperTransport Bus
Tutorials - October 13, 2011 - By Gabriel Torres
Everything you need to know about the HyperTransport bus used by AMD processors, including the most common mistakes people say about it.
AMD FX-8150 vs. Core i5-2500K and Core i7-2600K CPU Review AMD FX-8150 vs. Core i5-2500K and Core i7-2600K CPU Review
Reviews - October 12, 2011 - By Gabriel Torres
Today AMD is releasing its new processor series based on the ”Bulldozer“ architecture, the FX. Let’s see how the eight-core AMD FX-8150 (3.6 GHz) stacks up against its main competitors, the Core i5-2500K (3.3 GHz) and the Core i7-2600K (3.4 GHz).
Inside the Intel Ivy Bridge Microarchitecture Inside the Intel Ivy Bridge Microarchitecture
Tutorials - October 10, 2011 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s take a look at the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture, which will be used by in the third-generation Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs, to be released in 2012.
All Phenom Models All Phenom Models
Tutorials - October 3, 2011 - By Richard Vertrees and Rafael Otto Coelho and Gabriel Torres
An updated series of quick reference tables showing the main specs of all Phenom and Phenom II models released to date.
A8-3850 vs. Core i3-2100 CPU Review A8-3850 vs. Core i3-2100 CPU Review
Reviews - June 30, 2011 - By Gabriel Torres
Today AMD is releasing its new desktop CPU series with an integrated graphics controller. Let’s see how the new A8-3850 CPU stacks up against its main competitor, Intel’s Core i3-2100.
Phenom II X4 840 CPU Review Phenom II X4 840 CPU Review
Reviews - February 7, 2011 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s check the performance of the new Phenom II X4 840 CPU (3.2 GHz), a quad-core model offered for only USD 100.
Core i7-2600K CPU Review Core i7-2600K CPU Review
Reviews - January 21, 2011 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s check the performance of the new Core i7-2600K (3.4 GHz), based on the new ”Sandy Bridge“ architecture.
Core i5-2500K vs. Phenom II X4 975 BE CPU Review Core i5-2500K vs. Phenom II X4 975 BE CPU Review
Reviews - January 4, 2011 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s compare the performance of two competing CPUs that are being released this week, the Intel Core i5-2500K (3.3 GHz) and the AMD Phenom II X4 975 BE (3.6 GHz).
Inside the Intel Sandy Bridge Microarchitecture Inside the Intel Sandy Bridge Microarchitecture
Tutorials - December 30, 2010 - By Gabriel Torres
Sandy Bridge is the name of the new microarchitecture Intel CPUs will be using starting in 2011. Let’s see what is new.
Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU Review Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU Review
Reviews - December 8, 2010 - By Gabriel Torres
Today we are reviewing the fastest six-core CPU offered by AMD, the Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition (3.3 GHz), which was released yesterday. Check it out.
Phenom II X4 970 and Phenom II X6 1075T CPU Review Phenom II X4 970 and Phenom II X6 1075T CPU Review
Reviews - October 14, 2010 - By Gabriel Torres
Today we are reviewing two of the latest CPU offerings from AMD, the Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition (3.5 GHz) and Phenom II X6 1075T (3.0 GHz). Check it out.
Inside the AMD Bulldozer Architecture Inside the AMD Bulldozer Architecture
Tutorials - August 24, 2010 - By Gabriel Torres
An in-depth explanation of the forthcoming Bulldozer architecture, which will be used in the AMD processors starting in 2011.
All Mobile Celeron Models All Mobile Celeron Models
Tutorials - July 28, 2010 - By Rafael Otto Coelho
A series of quick reference tables showing the main specs of all Mobile Celeron (Celeron M) models released to date. Updated.
Athlon II X4 640 vs. Core i3 530 CPU Review Athlon II X4 640 vs. Core i3 530 CPU Review
Reviews - July 2, 2010 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s compare the performance of two CPUs that compete in the USD 115 – USD 120 price range. Which one is the best? Check it out.
All Turion Models All Turion Models
Tutorials - May 6, 2010 - By Rafael Otto Coelho and Gabriel Torres and Cássio Lima
A series of quick reference tables containing the main specs of all Turion 64, Turion X2 and Turion II processors released to date. Updated.
Phenom II X6 1090T CPU Review Phenom II X6 1090T CPU Review
Reviews - April 27, 2010 - By Gabriel Torres
Our review of one of the first six-core CPUs from AMD to arrive on the market, Phenom II X6 1090T (3.2 GHz).
Core i7-980X CPU Review Core i7-980X CPU Review
Reviews - March 11, 2010 - By Gabriel Torres
Our review of the first six-core CPU for desktops to arrive on the market, Core i7-980X (3.33 GHz), based on the new 32 nm manufacturing process.
Athlon II X4 635 and Phenom II X2 555 CPU Review Athlon II X4 635 and Phenom II X2 555 CPU Review
Reviews - February 8, 2010 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s see the performance of two of the latest CPUs from AMD, Athlon II X4 635 (2.9 GHz) and Phenom II X2 555 (3.2 GHz).
All Atom Models All Atom Models
Tutorials - February 5, 2010 - By Rafael Otto Coelho
A quick reference table comparing the main specs of all Atom models released to date. Updated.
Core i5-661 CPU Review Core i5-661 CPU Review
Reviews - January 5, 2010 - By Gabriel Torres
Our review from Core i5-661 (3.33 GHz), one of the first processors with an integrated graphics processor to arrive on the market, and an overview of the new 32-nm CPUs Intel will be launching this week.
All Core 2 Models All Core 2 Models
Tutorials - December 21, 2009 - By Rafael Otto Coelho and Gabriel Torres
A series of quick reference tables containing all Core 2 Solo, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Extreme CPUs released to date. Updated.
All Athlon 64 Models All Athlon 64 Models
Tutorials - November 30, 2009 - By Rafael Otto Coelho and Gabriel Torres and Cássio Lima
A series of quick reference tables containing the main specs of all Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon II X2, Athlon II X3 and Athlon II X4 models released to date. Updated to include the new Athlon II X3 CPU.
Athlon II X2 240e and Athlon II X3 435 CPU Review Athlon II X2 240e and Athlon II X3 435 CPU Review
Reviews - October 20, 2009 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s see the performance from the new Athlon II X2 240e (2.8 GHz) and Athlon II X3 435 (2.9 GHz) CPUs that are being launched today.
Athlon II X4 620 CPU Review Athlon II X4 620 CPU Review
Reviews - October 6, 2009 - By Gabriel Torres
Athlon II X4 620 is the first quad-core CPU to be offered on the USD 100 range. Let’s compare it one of its main competitors in price from Intel.
Core i5 vs. Phenom II X4 CPU Review Core i5 vs. Phenom II X4 CPU Review
Reviews - September 29, 2009 - By Gabriel Torres
Let’s now compare the performance of Core i5-750 (2.66 GHz) with Phenom II X4 955 (3.2 GHz) and 965 (3.4 GHz).
All Pentium Dual Core Models All Pentium Dual Core Models
Tutorials - September 14, 2009 - By Rafael Otto Coelho and Gabriel Torres and Cássio Lima
A series of quick reference tables containing the main specs of all Pentium Dual Core released to date. Updated.
Core i5-750 and Core i7-870 Processors Review Core i5-750 and Core i7-870 Processors Review
Reviews - September 8, 2009 - By Gabriel Torres
Our review from Core i5-750 (2.66 GHz) and Core i7-870 (2.93 GHz), two of the first socket 1156 processors to arrive on the market.
All Sempron Models All Sempron Models
Tutorials - August 28, 2009 - By Rafael Otto Coelho and Gabriel Torres and Cássio Lima
A series of quick reference tables containing the main specs of all Sempron processors released to date. Updated to include socket AM3 model.
All Core Duo and Core Solo Models All Core Duo and Core Solo Models
Tutorials - March 31, 2009 - By Rafael Otto Coelho and Cássio Lima
A series of quick reference tables containing the main specs of all Core Duo and Core Solo processors released to date. Updated.
All Celeron Models All Celeron Models
Tutorials - March 19, 2009 - By Rafael Otto Coelho and Gabriel Torres and Cássio Lima
A series of quick reference tables containing the main specs of all Celeron models released to date. Updated to include Celeron Dual Core E1500.
Inside Atom Architecture Inside Atom Architecture
Tutorials - September 12, 2008 - By Gabriel Torres
Atom is a CPU from Intel targeted to laptops and mobile internet devices running normal x86 instructions and dissipating less than 3 W. Let’s take a look at this processor. Including a sneak peak on the future ”Moorestown“platform.
Everything You Need to Know About the CPU C-States Power Saving Modes Everything You Need to Know About the CPU C-States Power Saving Modes
Tutorials - September 5, 2008 - By Gabriel Torres
The CPU has several power saving modes called C-states. In this tutorial we will explain what these modes are, what they do and the modes supported by each processor.
Inside Intel Nehalem Microarchitecture Inside Intel Nehalem Microarchitecture
Tutorials - August 26, 2008 - By Gabriel Torres
Nehalem is the codename of the new Intel CPU with integrated memory controller that will reach the market next month and that will be called Core i7. Everything you need to know about this CPU is here.
Everything You Need to Know About The QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) Everything You Need to Know About The QuickPath Interconnect (QPI)
Tutorials - August 25, 2008 - By Gabriel Torres
QuickPath Interconnect is the name of the external bus used by the Intel forthcoming CPUs with integrated memory controller, like the Core i7. In this tutorial we will explain how this bus works.
Celeron, Pentium Dual Core and Athlon X2: Which One is the Best USD 70 CPU? Celeron, Pentium Dual Core and Athlon X2: Which One is the Best USD 70 CPU?
Reviews - July 3, 2008 - By Gabriel Torres
A round-up review comparing the performance of Celeron E1400, Pentium Dual Core E2180 and Athlon X2 4600+. Which one is the fastest USD 70 CPU? Check it out!
Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Phenom X3 and Phenom X4: Which One is the Best USD 200 CPU? Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Phenom X3 and Phenom X4: Which One is the Best USD 200 CPU?
Reviews - June 13, 2008 - By Gabriel Torres
A round-up review comparing the performance of Core 2 Duo E8400, Core 2 Quad Q6600, Phenom X3 8750 and Phenom X4 9550. Which one is the fastest USD 200 CPU? Check it out!
Core 2 Duo E7200 CPU Review Core 2 Duo E7200 CPU Review
Reviews - June 5, 2008 - By Gabriel Torres
Our review of Core 2 Duo E7200, a dual-core CPU manufactured under 45 nm process running at 2.53 GHz, 1,066 MHz FSB and 3 MB L2 memory cache that will be released on the second half of 2008.
All Xeon Models All Xeon Models
Tutorials - January 21, 2008 - By Gabriel Torres and Cássio Lima
A series of quick reference tables containing the main specs of all Xeon processors released to date, including Pentium II Xeon, Pentium III Xeon, Xeon, Xeon MP, dual-core Xeon and quad-core Xeon. Updated to include 45 nm models.
Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Review Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Review
Reviews - November 23, 2007 - By Gabriel Torres
Core 2 Extreme QX9650 is the most high-end desktop CPU available today, being a quad-core CPU manufactured in 45 nm process, running at 3 GHz internally and 1,333 MHz externally, featuring 12 MB L2 memory cache and the new SSE4 instruction set. Is it really faster than ”older“ quad-core CPUs? Check it out.
NVIDIA Tesla Technology NVIDIA Tesla Technology
Articles - November 14, 2007 - By Gabriel Torres
Everything you need to know about Tesla, a series of ”video cards“ from NVIDIA that are used to process regular programs and not video under a concept called GPGPU.
Maximum CPU Temperature Maximum CPU Temperature
Tutorials - October 11, 2007 - By Gabriel Torres and Cássio Lima
Learn what is the maximum temperature your CPU can reach without burning and how to measure your CPU current temperature.
All Opteron Models All Opteron Models
Tutorials - October 4, 2007 - By Gabriel Torres and Cássio Lima
A series of quick reference tables containing the main specs of all Opteron processors released to date. Updated to include third-generation ("Barcelona") models.
All Pentium 4 Models All Pentium 4 Models
Tutorials - September 15, 2007 - By Cássio Lima
A series of quick reference tables containing the main specs of all Pentium 4 models released to date. Updated.
All Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition Models All Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition Models
Tutorials - September 15, 2007 - By Cássio Lima
A series of quick reference tables containing the main specs of all Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition processors released to date. Updated to include 915, 925,935 and 945 Pentium Extreme Edition models.
How The Memory Cache Works How The Memory Cache Works
Tutorials - September 12, 2007 - By Gabriel Torres
In this tutorial you will learn everything you need to know about cache memory in an easy to follow language.
Inside AMD K10 Architecture Inside AMD K10 Architecture
Tutorials - September 3, 2007 - By Gabriel Torres
Everything you need to know about the new K10 architecture that will be used by forthcoming AMD processors, like Phenom and Opteron ”Barcelona“, including roadmaps.
All Pentium M Models All Pentium M Models
Tutorials - August 16, 2007 - By Cássio Lima
A series of quick reference tables containing the main specs of all Pentium M models released to date. Updated to include new models.
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Review Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Review
Reviews - July 16, 2007 - By Gabriel Torres
Our review of Core 2 Extreme QX6850, the new most high-end desktop CPU from Intel, with four cores and running at 3 GHz internally and 1,333 MHz externally. We also could run it at 3.3 GHz, simulating a future ”QX6950“ CPU. How this new beast compares to previous CPUs from Intel? Check it out.
Core 2 Duo E6750 Review Core 2 Duo E6750 Review
Reviews - June 25, 2007 - By Gabriel Torres
Our review of Core 2 Duo E6750, one of the first Intel CPUs with 1,333 MHz external clock rate to reach the market later this summer. Will the new 1,333 MHz FSB improve PC performance? Check it out.
Penryn Core New Features Penryn Core New Features
Articles - March 29, 2007 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn about the new features brought by the forthcoming Penryn core, which is a 45 nm core that will be used on Core 2 and Xeon CPUs in 2008. Includes a small peek on the next Intel microarchitecture, codenamed Nehalem, and also the latest Intel roadmap up to 2010.
How to Upgrade Your CPU How to Upgrade Your CPU
Tutorials - March 9, 2007 - By Gabriel Torres
A series of tables showing which processors you can install on your system without replacing your current motherboard.
How to Enable Processor-Based Security How to Enable Processor-Based Security
Tutorials - February 27, 2007 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn how to correctly enable NX/EVP/XD/DEP technology on your PC, allowing the CPU to detect malicious code and block it automatically.
Details on Intel’s Forthcoming 45 nm Manufacturing Technology Details on Intel’s Forthcoming 45 nm Manufacturing Technology
Articles - January 29, 2007 - By Gabriel Torres
An overview of Intel’s 45 nm manufacturing technology and Penryn core.
AMD Quad FX Platform AMD Quad FX Platform
Articles - January 26, 2007 - By Gabriel Torres and Cássio Lima
Everything you need to know about AMD’s new "four-core" Quad FX platform.
Sempron 3000+ and Celeron D 331 Review Sempron 3000+ and Celeron D 331 Review
Reviews - December 4, 2006 - By Daniel Barros
A battle between Sempron 3000+ and Celeron D 331, two CPUs targeted to the entry-level market. Read our review and see which one is the fastest CPU for cheaper PCs.
Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Review Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Review
Reviews - November 4, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
Our review of Core 2 Extreme QX6700, the first Intel quad-core CPU running at 2.66 GHz and compatible with socket 775 platform. Does quad-core CPUs really improve PC performance? Check it out.
Intel Quad-Core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Performance Preview Intel Quad-Core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Performance Preview
First Look - September 28, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
We had the chance to benchmark the first Intel quad-core CPU for desktops, Core 2 Extreme QX6700 (codenamed Kentsfield), and compare its performance against a Core 2 Extreme X6800. Check it out.
Intel Quad-Core CPU Overview and Roadmap Intel Quad-Core CPU Overview and Roadmap
Articles - September 26, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
A quick look at the forthcoming Intel quad-core CPUs.
Athlon 64 Overclocking Athlon 64 Overclocking
Tutorials - July 20, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
A step-by-step guide on how to overclock your Athlon 64 CPU, with useful tips that will please even users with some experience on the subject.
Core 2 Duo E6700 and Core 2 Extreme X6800 Review Core 2 Duo E6700 and Core 2 Extreme X6800 Review
Reviews - July 14, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
Our review of Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66 GHz) and Intel Core Extreme X6800 (2.93 GHz) processors, two samples from the new Intel desktop CPU family based on the new Core microarchitecture.
Athlon 64 FX-62 Dual-Core Socket AM2 Review Athlon 64 FX-62 Dual-Core Socket AM2 Review
Reviews - June 9, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
Our review of the most high-end CPU from AMD today, Athlon 64 FX-62, a dual-core CPU running at 2.8 GHz with two 1 MB L2 memory caches and based on the new AM2 socket, supporting DDR2 memories.
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Socket AM2 Review Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Socket AM2 Review
Reviews - May 25, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
Our review of Athlon 64 5000+, one of the first AMD CPUs supporting DDR2 memories and based on the new AM2 socket. Check it out!
Inside AMD64 Architecture Inside AMD64 Architecture
Tutorials - May 16, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
An in-depth look at how CPUs based on AMD64 architecture work, like Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX, Turion 64, Opteron and some Sempron models.
Athlon 64 X2 4600+ and Athlon 64 FX-60 Review Athlon 64 X2 4600+ and Athlon 64 FX-60 Review
Reviews - May 10, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
We reviewed Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (2.4 GHz) and Athlon 64 FX-60 (2.6 GHz) to answer the big question of the moment: Will dual-core technology bring real performance gain for the average user?
Inside Intel Core Microarchitecture Inside Intel Core Microarchitecture
Tutorials - April 12, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
An in-depth look at the new microarchitecture that will be used by the new Intel CPUs to be released this year, codenamed Merom, Conroe and Woodcrest.
AMD Turion 64 X2 Prototypes AMD Turion 64 X2 Prototypes
Articles - March 8, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
Some pictures of the reference boards for the dual-core version of Turion 64 based on chipsets by ATI (Xpress) and NVIDIA (SLI Power).
IDF Spring 2006 Coverage IDF Spring 2006 Coverage
Articles - March 7, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
Highlights of the opening keynote given by Justin Rattner, Intel’s CTO, with the latest announcements by Intel on the CPU arena, including Intel’s new microarchitecture, called Core.
Interview With Phil Hester, AMD’s Corporate VP and CTO Interview With Phil Hester, AMD’s Corporate VP and CTO
Articles - February 9, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
Exclusive interview with Phil Hester, AMD’s Corporate VP and CTO, discussing AMD’s plans, strategies, new CPUs and a little bit of his professional life and experience.
Inside Pentium M Architecture Inside Pentium M Architecture
Tutorials - January 4, 2006 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn how Pentium M processor works.
Intel LaGrande Technology Explained Intel LaGrande Technology Explained
Tutorials - December 20, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Everything you need to know about the new LaGrande Technology from Intel, which improves computer security and will be shipped on next generation Intel CPUs (Merom, Conroe and Woodcrest).
Intel EM64T Technology Explained Intel EM64T Technology Explained
Tutorials - December 15, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Everything you need to know about Intel’s 64-bit technology available on Pentium 4 6xx and Pentium D CPUs.
Intel Fab18 Factory Tour in Kiryat Gat, Israel Intel Fab18 Factory Tour in Kiryat Gat, Israel
Articles - November 25, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Have you ever wondered how is like a CPU factory from inside? We visited Intel’s Fab18, located in Israel, where Pentium 4 CPUs, chipsets and flash memories are manufactured.
How Chips are Manufactured How Chips are Manufactured
Tutorials - November 24, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn how chips like microprocessors, video processors, memories, chipsets etc are manufactured.
IDF Tel Aviv 2005 Coverage IDF Tel Aviv 2005 Coverage
Articles - November 3, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Our coverage of the first IDF held in Israel, home of the design team that created the Pentium M and the forthcoming Merom, Conroe and Woodcrest CPUs. Read our coverage to learn more about the new CPUs from Intel.
Athlon 64 Cores Athlon 64 Cores
Tutorials - October 25, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
A quick guide to all Athlon 64 cores released to date: ClawHammer, NewCastle, Winchester, Venice and San Diego.
Inside Pentium 4 Architecture Inside Pentium 4 Architecture
Tutorials - October 18, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn how Pentium 4 processor works.
How a CPU Works How a CPU Works
Tutorials - September 26, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
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 to Identify 64-bit Sempron CPUs How to Identify 64-bit Sempron CPUs
Tutorials - September 20, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn how to detect if your socket 754 Sempron CPU has the AMD 64-bit extensions (x86-64) or not.
Sempron 3400+ Review Sempron 3400+ Review
Reviews - September 17, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Review of the new Sempron 3400+ processor for the socket 754 platform.
How to Overclock a Socket 775 Pentium 4 How to Overclock a Socket 775 Pentium 4
Tutorials - September 15, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres and Daniel Barros
It is not so easy to overclock socket 775 Pentium 4 since Intel 915 and 925 chipsets have a protection against overclocking. Learn how to be successful in overclocking this type of CPU.
VIA C7-M Processor VIA C7-M Processor
Articles - September 12, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn about the new CPU from VIA targeted to the mobile market, C7-M.
Sempron vs. Celeron D Sempron vs. Celeron D
Tutorials - September 8, 2005 - By Cássio Lima
Learn the main differences between Sempron from AMD and Celeron D from Intel, two processors targeted to the entry-level market.
IDF Fall 2005 Coverage IDF Fall 2005 Coverage
Articles - August 26, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn about the new Intel CPU architecture and the latest advancements in mobile computing in our IDF Fall 2005 coverage.
Athlon 64 FX-57 Review Athlon 64 FX-57 Review
Reviews - July 3, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Our review of the fastest single-core CPU from AMD available today, running at 2.8 GHz, with 1 MB L2 cache and targeted to the socket 939 platform. Check it out!
Intel Dual Core Technology Intel Dual Core Technology
Articles - May 17, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn about the new dual-core processors from Intel, Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition, and the new chipsets i945 and i955.
Dual Core AMD Processors Dual Core AMD Processors
Articles - May 9, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn about the new dual-core Athlon 64 X2 and the new dual-core Opteron processors from AMD.
64-bit Xeon MP and Intel E8500 Chipset 64-bit Xeon MP and Intel E8500 Chipset
Articles - April 28, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn about the new 64-bit Xeon MP CPU and the new Intel E8500 chipset.
How to Enable Cool’n’ Quiet Technology How to Enable Cool’n’ Quiet Technology
Tutorials - April 26, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn how to enable AMD’s Cool’n’Quiet technology, present on Athlon 64 CPUs, which lowers the CPU temperature and system noise.
Sempron vs. Athlon XP Sempron vs. Athlon XP
Tutorials - April 25, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres and Daniel Barros
What is the difference between Sempron and Athlon XP processors? Learn in this tutorial. Includes tables with specs of all Sempron and Athlon XP models.
How to Correctly Assemble PCs with Pentium 4 Prescott How to Correctly Assemble PCs with Pentium 4 Prescott
Tutorials - March 16, 2005 - By Daniel Barros
Pentium 4 with Prescott core has new specs for cooling, case and power supply. A lot of people is assembling PCs using "old" products with their new Pentium 4 and the PC is overheating, slowing down or the power supply is simply burning.
Pentium 4 Thermal Throttle Pentium 4 Thermal Throttle
Tutorials - March 10, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
What is the Thermal Throttling feature? Learn how to check if your processor is overheating using this feature.
The New 64-Bit Pentium 4 Processor The New 64-Bit Pentium 4 Processor
Articles - March 1, 2005 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn about the main features of the new 64-bit Pentium 4 processors (6 series) that were just released.
On-Board Processors On-Board Processors
Tutorials - November 26, 2004 - By Gabriel Torres
Everything you need to know about on-board CPUs found on motherboards from PCChips, ECS and Amptron that use a bogus naming system.
Intel is going to Identify Their Processors Through Numbers Intel is going to Identify Their Processors Through Numbers
Tutorials - November 26, 2004 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn about the new numbering scheme that Intel is applying to their new processors.
Athlon XP Overclocking Tape Athlon XP Overclocking Tape
Tutorials - November 24, 2004 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn about Speed Strip, a tape that you can install on your Athlon XP pins to unlock its clock multiplier.
Counterfeit Athlon XP Processors Counterfeit Athlon XP Processors
Tutorials - November 4, 2004 - By Gabriel Torres
Learn about counterfeit Athlon XP processors that reached the market and how to identify them.
AMD 64-bit architecture (x86-64) AMD 64-bit architecture (x86-64)
Articles - October 27, 2004 - By Ricardo Zelenovsky and Alexandre Mendonça
Learn in depth how the 64-bit architecture from AMD works.
Intel 64-bit architecture (IA-64) Intel 64-bit architecture (IA-64)
Articles - October 27, 2004 - By Ricardo Zelenovsky and Alexandre Mendonça
Learn in depth how the Intel IA-64 architecture works.
All Pentium III Models All Pentium III Models
Tutorials - October 13, 2004 - By Gabriel Torres
A series of quick reference tables containing the main specs of all Pentium III models released to date.
Activating the Hyper-Threading Activating the Hyper-Threading
Tutorials - October 12, 2004 - By Gabriel Torres
See how to enable the HyperThreading tecnology on your PC.
How to Transform an Athlon XP into an Athlon MP How to Transform an Athlon XP into an Athlon MP
Tutorials - October 12, 2004 - By Gabriel Torres
With a small modification on the body of the Athlon XP CPU you can transform it into an Athlon MP processor.

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[Aug 22, 2013] AMD Announces R-Series CPUs
[Jun 11, 2013] AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor
[Jun 05, 2013] AMD Announces ”Richland“ A-Series Desktop APUs
[Jun 04, 2013] Intel Officially Launches Haswell Processors
[May 30, 2013] AMD Launches the AMD Opteron X-Series Family
[May 27, 2013] AMD Launches New-Generation APUs for Mobile Applications
[Mar 12, 2013] AMD Announces ”Richland“ A-Series Mobile APUs
[Dec 12, 2012] Intel Intros Atom S1200 Processors
[Dec 04, 2012] AMD Announces Opteron 4300 and 3300 Series Processors
[Nov 09, 2012] AMD Cuts Prices on Entry-Level Desktop CPUs
[Nov 05, 2012] AMD Unveils Opteron 6300 Processors
[Oct 30, 2012] AMD Will Build Processors Based on ARM Architecture
[Oct 23, 2012] AMD Announces "Vishera" CPUs
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