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AMD Athlon X4 845 CPU Review

AMD Athlon X4 845 CPU Review So, this review was a bit of an odd one for me. I normally don’t look at $60 CPUs or motherboard as options when building machines for personal use, however I have to admit my eyes were opened a bit by this one. Not only does the new Excavator …

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Intel i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU Review

Intel i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU Review Today we are going to get a chance to review Intel’s next processor in their High-End Desktop (HEDT) platform. Broadwell-E, specifically the i7-6950X, brings us our first 10 core CPU which isn’t based on the Xeon or Opteron platforms. Typically this brings with it lower clocks speeds, or high pricing. …

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AMD Athlon X4 845 CPU Review

AMD Athlon X4 845 CPU Review Today I am going to test the Athlon X4 845 CPU, on an Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 motherboard, against two other new CPUs – the Athlon X4 880K and the A10-7890K APU with a set of DDR3 RAM at 2133 MHz. The comparison CPUs are both multiplier unlocked and have higher …

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AMD FX 8350 Black Edition CPU and Wraith Cooler Review

AMD FX 8350 Black Edition CPU and Wraith Cooler Review Going from a cooler on a 70x90mm base with a 70mm fan to a 90x100mm base with a 90mm fan is an excellent step up for AMD. It helps to allow the multi-core processor to more easily take advantage of the new graphics API in …

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AMD Athlon X4 880K CPU Review

AMD Athlon X4 880K CPU Review I am going to test the Athlon X4 880K CPU on an Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 motherboard provided by AMD with two different sets of 16GB DDR3 RAM: one set at 1600 MHz and the other at 2133 MHz. Then I’ll compare those results to the AMD FX-4350 CPU on an …

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Intel Core i7-5775C CPU Review

Intel Core i7-5775C CPU Review Compatible with 9-series chipsets and conforming to the LGA1150 socket, the new Intel Broadwell LGA processors are a 14nm die-shrink of the 22nm Haswell CPUs. Sitting at the top of this batch is the new Intel Core i7-5775C flagship CPU which has HyperThreading and is unlocked just like the Intel …

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Intel Broadwell Core i7 5775C CPU Review

Intel Broadwell Core i7 5775C CPU Review The Intel Broadwell processor has a 14nm die, some microcode and memory controller changes as well as the addition of an L4 cache and the new Iris graphics processor. With a base frequency of 3.3 GHz we can’t consider it a speed bump since the Haswell 4770K has …

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Intel Core i7-5775C CPU Review

Intel Core i7-5775C CPU Review While it is important to recognize one’s strengths and leverage it as an asset, accepting shortcomings and working on them is equally as important for the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. For others, it is hard to admit weakness in a certain area and there are …

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AMD FX-8320E CPU Review

AMD FX-8320E CPU Review The AMD FX-8320E CPU arrived Technic3D. We will check the Processor from AMD on a AM3+ Mainboard against the Intel Core i7-4770K, 4960X, 3960X, i5-4670K, AMD A10-7850K and many more. More see you in the following Review… at Technic3D Related Items: Intel Core i5-4670K CPU Review Asus X79-Deluxe Mainboard Review Biostar Hi-Fi B85N …

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Matching CPU to Heatsink Cooler

Back when I was given an opportunity to review SilverStone’s new Argon series of coolers, the system I was using at the time for testing CPU coolers was based on an AM3+ processor. The AR03 was recommended out of the two for my platform, due to it’s larger physical size than a Socket 1155 CPU – for which the smaller AR01 would be more appropriate.

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AMD FX-9590 & FX-9370 CPU Review

AMD FX-9590 & FX-9370 CPU Review The FX-9370 acted in all respects like the FX 9590 when it came to overclocking and reached almost as high, albeit using a bit more voltage to get the job done. As a slower chip out of the gate, there was more overclocking headroom available to improve performance, where …

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Intel Core i7-4790K CPU Review

Intel Core i7-4790K CPU Review Last month Intel launched their Z97 chipset, essentially an evolution of Z87, which in many cases brought new features such as SATA Express and M.2 compatibility to the mainstream desktop market. There was of course no new CPU at that time with the existing socket 1150 processors working without issue …

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Intel Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 CPU Review

Intel Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 CPU Review Intel announced earlier this year the Haswell refresh lineup together with the release of their latest mainstream chipset, the Z97. This refresh release was overshadowed by the eagerly awaited high end K SKU Devils Canyon and the low end 20th Anniversary Pentium processor; especially the latter is …

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Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU

Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU Installing a socket LGA2011 Intel Core i5 or i7 processor into a fresh motherboard can be intimidating step, particularly if you’ve never worked inside a PC before. Well, PCSTATS has heard your calls for a quick Beginners Guide on this subject, so that’s …

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Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge-E CPU Review

Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge-E CPU Review Intel recently released three new Ivy Bridge E series CPU units. One of them is the Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge-E we will be looking at in this review. The Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge-E is running at 3.6GHz with a 4GHz Turbo clock. Let …

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Intel Ivy Bridge-E 4960X CPU Review

Intel Ivy Bridge-E 4960X CPU Review After upgrading the performance of the mainstream platform by the Haswell family, the Intel engineers also devoted time to perform an overhaul on their high end platform, LGA 2011. The Sandy Bridge-E was a worthy successor of the old and aged LGA1366. Intel waited close to two years for …

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Gelid GX-7 Rev. 2 CPU Cooler Review

Gelid GX-7 Rev. 2 CPU Cooler Review GLEID is well know for their cooling products. In this review we look at their new Gelid GX-7 Rev. 2 CPU Cooler. The CPU Cooler is equipped with seven power heat pipes, packed with thin aluminium fins and mounted with two fans by default… at Tweak Related Items: …

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Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review Cooler Master has a history of great products that deliver great results at a reasonable price. I’m sad to say that the V8 GTS just doesn’t follow in that tradition. While it is reasonably quiet at lower fan speeds, it just doesn’t deliver the performance I’d expect from …

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Raijintek Ereboss CPU Cooler Review

Raijintek Ereboss CPU Cooler Review Raijintek is a new manufacturer of high end CPU Coolers. They released the four Ereboss, Themis, Aidos and Themis Evo Coolers last month, and we are now ready with a review of the largest of the four. It is Raijintek Ereboss with six copper heat pipes and a large 140 …

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Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review Austrian Cooler giant Noctua released a while back two new additions to their popular CPU cooling line-up. Two single slim design tower coolers in two different versions: the NH-U12S utilizing a 120mm fan and it’s bigger brother the NH-U14S, sporting a bigger 140mm fan. Both coolers are designed …

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GELID Black Edition Dual Tower CPU Heatsink Review

GELID Black Edition Dual Tower CPU Heatsink Review The Black Edition CPU Cooler from Gelid Solutions shows a large step in Gelid’s involvement with the hardware side of the CPU cooling market. The Gelid Black Edition is a full-on 160mm tall, 990g dual tower cooler using two 120mm fans, with very impressive looks and design. …

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Raijintek Ereboss CPU Cooler Review

Raijintek Ereboss CPU Cooler Review Being new to the market makes Raijintek an interesting company to watch as their competitors, having been around for many years, are predictable while Raijintek still has the ability to surprise. Having targeted the entry to mid-level CPU-cooling market with their initial product launch, the Aidos, Themis, and Ereboss make up …

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Zalman CNPS14X CPU Cooler Review

Zalman CNPS14X CPU Cooler Review Zalman has long established itself as an innovator of often quiet CPU-cooling solutions. They have also branched out into many other markets over the years, including cases, power supplies, VGA coolers, notebook coolers, and more. That said, it is their CPU coolers that made them famous, cementing them in the minds …

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Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review The V8 GTS is latest in Cooler Master’s lineup of bold and beefy looking coolers, as well as the latest revision of their classic V8 CPU cooler featuring three heatsink towers, an additional cooling fan and eight heatpipes. Its Horizontal Vapor Chamber allows for better heat transfer throughout these …

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Akasa Nero LX CPU Cooler Review

Akasa Nero LX CPU Cooler Review The top-flow compact again the coast and lovers boxes to the limited height do not complain. Today at the farm, the little LX Akasa Nero, who is equipped with a 120mm fan. With a low price tag it already starts with a big advantage… at CowcotLand Related Items: Prolimatech MK-26 …

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