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Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition Review: Intel’s Overdue Desktop 8-Core Is Here

by Rob Williams on August 29, 2014 in Intel Processors

In late 2011, I wagered that Intel would follow-up its i7-3960X with an eight-core model within the year. That didn’t happen. Instead, we have had to wait nearly three years since that release to finally see an eight-core Intel desktop chip become a reality. Now for the big question: Was the company’s Core i7-5960X worth the wait?

Intel Core i7 Six-Core IHS

Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition Review

by Rob Williams on September 25, 2013 in Intel Processors

Intel’s latest processor series has arrived, and we’re looking to find out if it becomes the company’s greatest. Compared to Intel’s latest mainstream part, Haswell, IV-E avails a quad-channel memory controller, a far more robust PCIe configuration, and the only place to get six-core parts. Are there other perks to be found? Let’s find out.

Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Box

Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Processor Review

by Rob Williams on July 19, 2013 in Intel Processors

Intel’s latest processor architecture brings a lot to the table, with the usual suspects dominating the feature’s-list: improved CPU and GPU performance, better power-efficiency, and new instruction sets. We’re taking a look at the desktop line’s highest-end offering here, so let’s see how it stacks up against the last-gen’s champ.

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Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Review

by Rob Williams on November 28, 2011 in Intel Processors

To those looking to build the biggest, baddest high-end PC around, the wait for Sandy Bridge-E was no doubt painful. But, it’s finally here, and much to our expectations, Intel has once again solidified its position as the performance leader. So let’s take a look at what it offers, and compare it to the i7-990X, i7-2600K and AMD FX-8150.

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The State of Overclocking on Intel Motherboards

by Rob Williams on April 12, 2011 in Intel Motherboards, Intel Processors, Staff Editorials

I’d like to think that I’m the kind of person who doesn’t hold a grudge, but after bouts of unsuccessful overclocking runs with Intel motherboards in the past, I just about gave up. Until I decided to investigate further to see where things stood today. Have my opinions changed after overclocking with Intel’s DP67BG this past weekend?

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