Editing Multi-core Programming and Memory

November 8, 2009

Editing Memory and Multi-core Programming We’re in something of a transitional phase in computing at the moment, with multi-core processors threatening to take over the world. This is great news, because what could be better than having more (and mooaaar!) CPU cores? Well, maybe a few things but none of them would be legal. In […]

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Reviewing the AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE C3

November 4, 2009

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition C3 Review Manufacturer: AMD UK Price (as reviewed): Around £140 US Price (as reviewed): Around $190 AMD is re-releasing its Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition. Unlike its larger competitor, who slides in a new core revision like its playing cards, AMD wants to get peoples’ attention. There […]

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The Review of AMD Athlon II X4 620 CPU

October 26, 2009

AMD Athlon II X4 620 CPU Manufacturer: AMD UK Price (as reviewed:) £75.88 (inc. VAT) US Price (as reviewed:) $99.00 (ex. Tax) The latest CPUs from AMD are “cacheless” quad cores. Well, technically they still have the highly important L1 and L2 caches in each core, but instead lose the uniform L3 cache that sits […]

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The Review of HIS ATI Radeon HD 5850

October 14, 2009

HIS ATI Radeon HD 5850 Review Manufacturer: HIS UK Price (as reviewed): £229.99 (inc. VAT) US Price (as reviewed): $269.99 (ex. VAT) Core Clock: 725MHz Memory Clock: 1GHz (4GHz effective) Memory: 1GB GDDR5 Warranty: Two years With Nvidia’s line of Fermi-based products still realistically at least two months away, AMD is pushing hard to get […]

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AMD Athlon Neo

January 6, 2009

AMD Athlon Neo: Cost Effective Powerful Mobility? Manufacturer: AMD It’s like a marketing buzzword masterpiece, or mayhem, depending on which way you look at it, but having tried to sum up what AMD is aiming for in its new Athlon Neo product is difficult to say the least. AMD didn’t want to just “make an […]

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Nvidia Ion Platform

December 18, 2008

Nvidia Ion Platform: Atom gets GeForce Graphics Intel’s Atom CPU and the subsequent net-product phenomenon in the last year has been the fresh talk of the industry in an otherwise pretty regular world. It’s not often we see a whole new product segment created and exploded – we’ve covered plenty of netbook and mini-ITX products […]

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Christmas 2008 Graphics Performance on Core i7

December 17, 2008

Christmas 2008 Graphics Performance on Core i7 So, Christmas is a little over a week away and you want to upgrade your PC to play some of the great games that came out this year but you don’t know where to start. Fear not, as bit-tech has been preparing a rather large Christmas graphics treat […]

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AMD Athlon X2 7700 Series CPUs

December 15, 2008

AMD’s Athlon X2 7700 Series CPUs Manufacturer: AMD AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition UK Price (as reviewed): £65-70 (inc. VAT) – est. US Price (as reviewed): $79 MSRP AMD Athlon X2 7550 UK Price (as reviewed): £55-60 (inc. VAT) – est. US Price (as reviewed): $69 MSRP It feels like a strange time of […]

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The Windows Vista SP2 beta performance

December 10, 2008

Windows Vista SP2 beta performance Manufacturer: Microsoft On Friday, Microsoft announced widespread availability of the Windows Vista Service Pack 2 beta through its Customer Preview Program ahead of its official release in the first half of next year. According to the latest rumours, the release candidate for Service Pack 2 will be available in February […]

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Calculate Intel Core i7 CPU and Platform Value

November 11, 2008

How do we calculate CPU and Platform value? OK humble readers, it’s time to crack out those calculators and pop on those math hats because we’ve got some sums to work out. Well, in truth, you don’t – that’s our task – but we’ll walk you through how we’ve calculated the value of CPUs and […]

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