Intel has finally released a CPU worthy of its premium Extreme Edition brand - the first six-core desktop processor. Previously known as Gulftown, the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition is not only brutally fast out of the box but also a fantastic overclocker thanks to its 32nm transistors.
The original Core i7-920 is the best selling high-end CPU, but as it's now nearing its 18-month birthday Intel has decided it's due for retirement. We check out its replacement, the i7-930. Clocked at 2.8GHz, it's only 133MHz faster than the i7-920 - but thanks to overclocking, it's still the chip to buy.
EVGA's next big project is a gargantuan motherboard for a pair of overclocked Xeon processors, 12 DIMMs and up to seven graphics cards. We take a closer look at one of the early engineering samples to see what all the fuss about is, and ask 'who needs all that power?'
First look at the new six-core CPU from Intel - will it be a Core i9? Who knows...
Every year we challenge the world's leading professional PC builders to craft the most technologically advanced, innovative, eye-catching PCs they can. We call this competition Dream PCs, and here is the fourth entry - the TEC water-cooled Kobalt Daedalus.
Every year we challenge the world's leading professional PC builders to craft the most technologically advanced, innovative, eye-catching PCs they can. We call this competition Dream PCs, and here is the third entry - the phase change-cooled Cryo PC Graphite.
Every year we challenge the world's leading professional PC builders to craft the most technologically advanced, innovative, eye-catching PCs they can. We call this competition Dream PCs, and here is the first entry - the water-cooled Beast Cerberus.
The original Bloomfield Core i7s were a huge leap forward, providing masses of performance, both out of the box and when overclocked. Ten months on, Intel has finally released the range of CPUs to fill the gap between Core 2 and Core i7 with the new Lynnfield-core CPUs.
A consortium of seven Japanese companies is working to create a home-grown CPU which will consume seventy percent less power than existing technologies.
Images of an engineering sample from Intel's up-coming Westmere range of six-core Xeon processors have been leaked on an overclocking forum.
Intel might have been the first to launch a six-core CPU, but AMD's new six-core Opterons have far more memory bandwidth and are much more power efficient. But do they have what it takes to dethrone the mighty Xeon W5580?
Sources close to Intel say it will release a 6-core Nehalem derivative in roughly the same timeframe as Lynnfield.
If you thought Core i7 was fast, prepare to be shocked all over again - you can run two Nehalem EP Xeon W5580s together in one motherboard. We take a look at Intel's latest workstation/server CPU which is up to 93 per cent faster than previous Core 2 architecture Xeons.
From top to bottom we review and compare the latest processors in Intel's performance line-up and stack all three up against the previous generation from both Intel and AMD to find out where exactly the improvements lie and if they are worth your money.
Intel's new, revolutionary CPU architecture has arrived and inevitably we take a deep dive into its workings and design to find what makes this tock, tick.