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Intel Core i3 560: For a Few MegaHz More

Speed bumping a processor is a very natural way to refresh your range. It’s the oldest marketing trick in the book, but what does it actualy buy you? In reality, it’s very hard to know. KitGuru looks at the upcoming IntelCore i3 560 processor. In the good old days of …

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AMD announce details of new CPU designs

AMD have had a great 12 months, with the ATI division delivering the highest level of sales on the market. They also have a nice chunk of change in their coffers after a $1.25BN settlement handout by Intel. Yesterday at the Hot Chips conference held at Stanford University the company …

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Intel kills 750 – crowns new champion

Word has just reached KitGuru that one of the most popular enthusiast CPUs in the world, the Core i5 750, has been handed a long sword, pointed in the direction of its family temple at dawn and told to cut out its main intestine before plunging the cold metal into …

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Sandy Bridge Launch line up – info leaked

Computerbase appear to have leaked information on the Intel launch lineup for Sandy bridge. Both mobile and desktop parts are listed and while this is not confirmed it looks to be reasonably realistic going on previous reports. The move to Sandy Bridge will give customers new solutions with power via …

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Intel Core i7 970 CPU Review

The Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition is the most powerful CPU we have tested at KitGuru and while it still holds the enthusiast market performance crown, not many can afford the £850+ asking price. I have received quite a few emails recently asking if we were going to review the …

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AMD Ontario performance numbers leaked

It seems that performance figures for the first Fusion product from AMD have leaked online. Hardware Info – a german site, appear to have gotten their hands on a leaked table that details the Ontario based accelerated processing unit (APU) is capable of 1.352 GFLOPS of floating point performance. When …

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Intel – Light Beams can replace Electronic Signals

Intel Corporation today announced an important advance in the quest to use light beams to replace the use of electrons to carry data in and around computers. The company has developed a research prototype representing the world‟s first silicon-based optical data connection with integrated lasers. The link can move data …

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Can AMD sack its way to success?

Word has been leaking out over the past 3 weeks of another wave of culling over at AMD. Having started with the more obvious dead weight back in 2006, each round of ‘voluntary’ redundancies etc has resulted in people who are more and more popular being let go. Can AMD …

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BloodHound 1000mph SSC car – Intel ATOM powered

Last year Intel signed a deal with Bloodhound to become their official IT Partner. Intel have been hard at work with the guys creating a high tech car which runs on ATOM processors. Recently KitGuru sat and chatted with Alistair Kemp, Intels friendly PR Manager – he was keen to …

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Intel Core i7 970 now available

Reports have reached us that the Intel Gulftown Core i7 970 has started shipping in the US and Europe with the asking price set around 850 euros/$900. This processor is a 32nm six core Gulftown cpu which runs at 3.2ghz and has 12mb of Level 3 cache and just like …

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Intel to phase out Celeron CPU’s in 2011

Intel has recently told their notebook partners that they plan to reduce the production of Celeron CPU’s and will replace this range with Pentium and dual core Atom N processors. This is going to take place in 2011 according to sources in the Far East. This would tie in with …

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Overclocking the AMD 1055T – 3700mhz out of the box

The latest AMD 1055T and 1090T six core processors are fantastic value for money and we particularly like the 1055T due to the very low asking price of around £160 inc vat. Many people opt for the 1090T Black Edition due to the unlocked Multipler and higher clock speed (3200MHz …

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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T – 95W TDP version

We are fans of the new AMD 1090T (3.2ghz) and 1055T (2.8ghz) – 125W TDP processors which target the mid range Intel solutions. Both of these CPU’s are proving to be good sellers for AMD as they are competitively priced, with particular emphasis on the 1055T which retails for around …

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Strong Sony movement toward AMD?

Sony Centre ready for AMD

Funny thing about technology journalism. No one talks about a topic and it’s not in the public domain. You then do a story and suddenly you’re inundated with new information. That happened over the weekend, during our server move (yes, we know, KitGuru works overtime, Saturdays, Sundays and during the …

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Zardon hits 5GHz on air. N00bs: Look and despair

After spending the best part of a week clocking seven shades of super-charged-performance from the Intel 655k and 875k processors, life in the labs is moving back to normal. Looking back through all the work done, it seems that one JPG was not posted in any story – and we’d …

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Intel Core i7 875k: Worth the wait as we hit 4.8

Intel’s special ‘K’ edition CPU’s were made available to the world’s top technology sites prior to launch and we have been working our samples harder than we’ve ever worked a CPU before. It’s been serious business testing the best chip Intel’s ever made. And that’s what the Core i7 875 …

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Intel release new i3, i5, i7 CULV processors

Intel have announced a new range of ultra low voltage i3, i5 and i7 processors – something we mentioned last week on KitGuru. The announcement was made on Engadget and it seems as if the new dual core processors will be hitting retail in June and will sit alongside the …

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Alienware add Core i7 to netbooks

Alienware parent company Dell are about to unleash a new range of netbooks which will incorporate Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. While this sounds like a rather unusual move it is certainly going to cause a stir with many tech sites who have always complained that the …

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Intel preps launch of 665, 655, 665, no 655

Everyone is waiting for the totally unlocked and unleashed i7-875k and a similarly unlocked i5 processor, but they can’t seem to decide what to call it. Products launch in a blaze of publicity and, budget permitting, a ton of marketing spend. Normally though, one thing would be clear, sharp and …

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Larrabee 2: secrets revealed during pub crawl !

Sunshine finally warmed the English countryside today. As a river meandered through the sleepy town of Newbury, one of the KitGuru crew was relaxing outside the Lock, Stock and Barrels pub. As he supped his well earned lager, he overheard something very interesting indeed. Sitting not too far away, a …

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AMD channel panic as foundry runs dry

Successful product launches rely on a hundred things going right, and just a single, well placed, problem can seriously impact the well laid plans of VPs and men. Phenom II X6 has just hit such a bump in the road(map) and there’s no sign of a quick solution. Word has …

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Intel chisels Core i7 875k street price in (tomb?) stone

From the dark days of the Pentium 4, Intel has come a long way in its attitude toward the overclocking community. From ‘all overclocks must be stopped’ to ‘the clocks that rock’. But how much will the latest overclocking chip of the Core generation set you back? Setting the price …

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AMD Phenom II X4 960T cancelled

AMD insiders notified us a while ago that the Phenom II X4 960T, better known for its ‘unlocking to six core’ capabilities will not reach retail and will be an OEM only part. Many people were looking forward to owning a six core CPU for the price of only a …

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