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The Intel Core i7-4790K “Devil’s Canyon” Processor Reviewed

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Haswell’s successor is code named “Devil’s Canyon” and it’s here for us to check out today. And it turns out that the LGA 1150 socketed processor is compatible with both Z87 and Z97 motherboards which is great news for all enthusiasts. In short, Devil’s Canyon has two major revisions, which include a better thermal interface underneath the aluminum cap and …

AMD to Relaunch the FX-9590 with AIO Cooler


The “king of the mountain” for AMD’s FX Series processors is the FX-9590 Vishera based chip. This is mainly due to AMD virtually threw TDP out the window. What does this mean for end users like you and me? It means we get a CPU clocked at a blistering 4.7 GHz (5.0 GHz turbo) factory default. All you have to …

AMD Handed Out Chips to Intel Developer Forum Attendees


In a very unorthodox move, AMD gives away chips to those that attended the Intel Developer’s Forum this week. The way the news portrays these two companies, I didn’t think AMD would be allowed to attend. Or even get close enough to the venue to pull this stunt off. Yet AMD was in San Fransisco, directly outside the Moscone Center, …

Intel’s 4th Generation “Haswell” Core i7-4770K LGA1150 Processor Reviewed

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It’s been just about two years since Intel launched 3rd Generation Ivy Bridge processors which you may recall offers built-in features that make surprisingly fast work of transcoding, converting video, or managing audio projects with supporting software titles. And of course, Hyper-Threading assists in nearly doubling the work of the physical cores. Ivy Bridge itself is a relatively cool, smooth …

AMD Unveils the World’s First 5.0 GHz Processor That You Can Buy


I have been sitting on this information for a while now because I was waiting for something to be confirmed. Well I have that cofirmation, so you will have that confirmation as well. AMD will be releasing a new flagship CPU for the Vishera series called the new FX-9000 series. The current launch line up will include the 8-core FX-9590 …

To Un-Socket or not to Un-Socket? That’s a Question for INTEL and AMD!


One of the amazing things about the DIY PC market is the level of control and customizability you have to create whatever your heart desires. You can build something very inexpensively, or build something with the same top notch components that the best system builders use. Everyone has access to the same parts, but the combinations are endless. This of …