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.
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.
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?'
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.
While you could air-cool your Core i7, if you want to achieve a big, stable overclock without damaging your hearing then you might want to consider a water-cooling kit such as the H2O-220 Apex Ultima. We take a look to see how Swiftech's latest water-cooling kit copes with Intel's fastest CPUs.
Nvidia describes Intel's claims about Core i7's gaming performance as "disingenuous", and advises PC gamers to build a Core 2 Duo SLI rig instead.
Intel hasn't announced the 3.33GHz Core i7 Extreme 975, but the processor has appeared for sale on a number of UK retail sites today.
Intel has launched a new series of processor logos alongside a five-star rating system designed to help end users compare different chips.
AMD claims that business isn't run on benchmarks, and describes Intel's Nehalem architecture as "the sincerest form of flattery".
Intel's new Core i7 processors have some massive memory bandwidth potential, but what betters performance - high clock or low latency? Also, do you need expensive triple channel memory or will dual or even single channel DDR3 do? Read on to find out.
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.
AMD's quad-core 45-nanometre 'Shanghai'-based Opteron processors have started surfacing on reseller's websites ahead of the official launch on 13th of November.
We've got hold of Noctua's latest Xeon Coolers and its new Core i7 mounting kit - plenty of pics inside.
Eurocomm has launched the D901C Phantom-X laptop, which features up to 8GB of RAM, a RAID 5 storage system, and an Intel Xeon Quad Core 2.83GHz CPU. In a laptop.
Quad-cores? Pff, old hat! How does a hex-core chip with a over 25MB of cache sound? Intel preps its Dunnington processor for a 2H08 release.