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CPUs serve as the heart and soul of your desktop, notebook, and tablet. But with so many devices, power budgets, and performance requirements, it’s not always easy to pick the right hardware. From AMD to Intel and x86 to ARM, Tom’s Hardware has you covered.

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Intel's has decided to extent the original naming scheme for its mobile CPUs and will add a P segment to CPUs targeting notebooks and an S class for small form factor PC CPUs to its upcoming Montevina range,...

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We added a new interactive charts page that allows you to compare most of Intel's mobile Core 2 Duo processors. The results can also be contrasted to those of our desktop CPU charts.

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We compare the Pentium 4, Pentium D, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme/Quad and track their power consumption at a given application workload. Core 2 is more efficient, but why this is so might surprise you.

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Though AMD has been unlucky with its Phenom, the new processor represents a major improvement over the Athlon 64 X2. But, just how much better is the Phenom?

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We've already seen how Intel's latest quad core CPU can easily push 4.0 GHz on air cooling, but how far will liquid cooling take it?

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In Germany AMD received a subsidy of over $384 million to help it survive its current economic situation. What does the future look like for the company.

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Apparently, our article caused quite a stir at a certain processor company's headquarters, so we thought it was time to give you an update on what has happened since this article went online.

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After a 1 year+ delay, AMD has released its first quad-core CPU, the Phenom, along with a new platform, Spyder. We ran all 3 Phenom models through our extensive benchmark suite. Check it out.

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Intel introduced it's 45 nm Penryn technology 3 weeks ago. Today, on the same day AMD launched it's Phenom 9700 quad-core processor series, Intel announced the QX9770 (due Q1 2008). What's up?

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When overclocking, are there significant advantages to using quad-core instead of dual-core CPUs? We do extensive testing using Intel's E6750 and Q6600 processors.

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Four cores, 45 nm structures and overclocking up to 4 GHz make Intel's Penryn Core 2 CPUs faster and more efficient. How bad does it look for AMD?

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Intel's Core 2 processors run the gamut with 1 MB, 2 MB and 4 MB of second-level cache. After comparing all three options at a 2.4 GHz clock speed, we learned that the importance of L2 cache must not be...

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Exciting news about AMD's new unlocked X2 5000+ Black Edition. Complete with test results and comparisons

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AMD and Intel stress idle and max power use by their processors and platforms. To tell the whole story, we look at how much power typical systems consume over time, under different workloads.

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Clock speed is only one part of the story. More and more PC components are laid out with multiple units to increase performance via parallelism. In part 1 of this article series, we compare single, dual and...

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We removed CPU coolers from running systems in 2001 and traced performance reduction due to overheating in 2004, but what do the latest AMD and Intel processors do if their fans fail? We had to find out.

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Want plenty of power for very little money? Here's a CPU with an overclocking margin of 80% that can beat a Core 2 Duo E6750 for a fraction of its cost!

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Until the introduction of fast-and-capable CPUs with low-power requirements, fast and quiet could often pose conflicting goals when building a PC. We put a fast mobile dual-core and a fast desktop quad-core CPU...

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Intel's Core 2 Quad processors can beat Core 2 Duos in a variety of multi-threaded applications, but they have less overclocking potential. How do the two technologies compare when taken to their clocking...

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Intel's Core 2 series 6x50 takes advantage of a higher bus speed with potentially better throughput, but has lower CPU clock multipliers that simultaneously present a greater challenge for overclockers.

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Now that we've tested them, it's time to compare our three overclocked systems. How does performance stack up when compared to price?

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We look at what components make an ideal budget overclocker's system. With a few bucks and some guts, you too can have a low-cost rig that runs with the big boys.

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The "High-End" build from our first System Builder Marathon is ready to show its overclocking stuff. We show you the results and present our overclocking recipe.

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We Compare 91 AMD and Intel processors, including Intel's brand new Core 2 FSB1333 CPUs, under Windows Vista and across 37 individual benchmarks.

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The new L2 stepping of Intel's Core 2 Duo processors requires less power. But are AMD's EE-CPUs more energy efficient?

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AMD's new sub-$100 low-power (45 W) dual core processor defines a new segment in the efficient desktop computing market. How does it compare to Intel's $100 Pentium Dual Core 2160?