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At stock speeds, the Pentium G6950 has a genuine rival in the Athlon II X3 445 – both produce the same overall score, but the X3 445 will reduce the time you have to wait for lengthy video or audio encodes and is more adept at heavy multi-tasking. As i...
Writing this article covering AMD's Phenom II X2 555 introduction and including Intel's Pentium G6950 (we knew that this would be a hot comparison, pardon the pun) was a humbling experience. This is the first time I've committed processorcide...
While a comparable AMD system is a tad cheaper, AMD does not cripple it's chipset and CPUs as much as Intel does. By cost per performance the performance as you have seen is on par, even hyperthreading on the i3 does work well. What is surprising, AMD can cope with Intel even in idle power consumption. As you can see, Intel and AMD are pretty close, but wit..
Two months ago AMD released a bunch of new CPUs priced between $70 - $120. For the past couple of years AMD has been enjoying the fact that Intel's newest architectures start out at the higher price points, and take their sweet time to trickle down to...
Still, there is very little difference between the Pentium G6950/H55 and Phenom II X2 550/785G configurations that we used for this article, and both will cost you less than $200 US. Either option is powerful enough for typical day to day tasks, while they are both more than capable of tackling some..
Summing up everything we have just said, we can only state that the launch of new LGA1156 processors has significantly expanded the application field for this platform. It became a truly mainstream and universal platform, because now there are almost any kinds of LGA1156 processors available: starting with the cheapest..