Written by James Gorbold
March 11, 2010 // 4:50 a.m.
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Can Intel's new top-end CPU put Sandy Bridge in its place?
Without doubt the new range of Intel CPUs are incredible - we show you why.
We look back at some of the best bits of hardware we've reviewed this year.
We see if AMD's fastest, most overclockable CPU can topple Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 ranges.
Build your own supercomputer with two overclocked CPUs and up to seven graphics cards.
Want to overclock your CPU to 5GHz? Then you'll need a water chiller (aka, a fridge)
Want a 6-core CPU but can’t afford the i7-980X? How about an i7-970?
Intel is set to shake up its CPU line-up with new CPUs and price cuts
Intel's expected to launch unlocked multiplier CPUs in late May.
Core i7-920s are still available, and are £50 cheaper than the i7-930 - which is the better buy?
AMD to deliver Fusion CPU+GPU to OEMs this year and to shops in 2011, still persisting with single-die design
We take a look at Asus’ third attempt at an extreme overclocking Core i7 motherboard.
Gigabyte trims the fat from its latest Core i7 board, but leaves in USB 3 and SATA 6Gbps.
Asus adds USB 3 and SATA 6Gbps to its latest LGA1366 Core i7 motherboard.
Sony's new 1080p projector is enormous, but is the image quality any good?
Intel was first to six-core, but AMD's six-core Thuban CPU is £600 cheaper. Is it any good?
Who says a Core i7 system has to be large? We put EVGA's X58 micro-ATX motherboard through its paces.
Gigabyte's new X58 motherboard has tons of ports, but can it tame the mighty Core i7-980X?
Eurocom has launched what it claims is the worlds' first six-core notebook, with up to 2.6TB of storage and 24GB of RAM in a 17" notebook form factor.
Fresh from the launch of its second generation six-core workstation / server CPUs, the uber-fast and Xeon 5600-series, Intel is now ready to unveil its first ever eight-core CPU. Meet the Xeon X7500-series, codename Nehalem EX - we put it through its paces in a 64-thread test system.
If the 6-core Core i7-980X Extreme Edition wasn't fast enough for you, we've another treat for you today. Meet the world's first 12-core CPU and its Intel rival, which hopes to get by with six physical cores and six logical Hyper-Threaded cores.
Wolvie makes us a classic case mod featuring the Cooler Master ATCS 840 along with some blue angular inspiration to complement a lot of killer hardware.
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.
Asus challenged us to test the fact that its P6TD Deluxe can overclock a Core i7-920 D0 to 4GHz - and run it overclocked, all day, everyday. We put its claims to the test, and show you BIOS settings so you can get the same results at home.
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?
Intel launches the fastest processor ever in the shape of the Core i7-975 Extreme Edition. With the new D0 stepping, it's a great overclocker, but there's a price to match that makes the CPU of limited appeal. Still, expect this CPU to be breaking all the benchmark records for the next six months.
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.