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AMD A10-7800 Kaveri APU Review: 4 CPU + 8 GPU

AMD promised many new APUs when unveiling its Kaveri architecture in January but until now was only able to deliver two, the $160 A10-7700K and $170 A10-7850K. Today we'll be looking at the $155 A10-7800, which comes in 45W or 65W TDP modes and has a full-blown R7 GPU featuring 8 CUs with 512 SPUs and 32 TAUs like the unlocked A10-7850K.

Op-ed: The future will be measured in performance per watt

Op-ed: The future will be measured in performance per watt

Earlier this year Nvidia launched their GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 graphics cards. Based on the latest Maxwell microarchitecture,  the release garnered a surprising amount of attention. Normally cards in this price and performance bracket are unexciting workhorses; they’re the…

Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition Review: Back to its Legendary Overclocking Roots

For more than a decade tech-savvy users on a budget would commonly buy a sub-$100 CPU and achieve performance comparable to $200-$300 chips by overclocking. These days Intel locks down its lower end parts, but to mark the 20th anniversary of its Pentium brand, they've released a fully unlocked dual-core Pentium G3258 for $72 -- just what the overclocking community has been waiting for. We'll put it through its paces in a couple of builds of our own.

Intel rebrands their Broadwell Y line as Core M

Intel rebrands their Broadwell Y line as Core M

During Intel’s Computex 2014 keynote, the company announced a ‘new’ line of CPUs designed for low-power tablets and similar mobile devices. The new line, called Core M, isn’t unfamiliar to those keeping up with Intel’s roadmap: it essentially refers to…

Under $100: AMD Kabini & Intel Bay Trail-D CPUs put to the test

Low-end desktop SoCs typically come soldered to motherboards, including AMD's 2011 Brazos platform as well as Intel's Bay Trail-D. AMD hopes to change that with its AM1 platform, which currently offers four APUs as well as a range of affordable motherboards. While checking out the new AM1 APUs, we have rounded up competing chips to give you a clearer picture of what is available in the budget CPU market.

Iconic Hardware: The products that made a dent on the PC industry

What makes a product iconic? Design, functionality, styling, and innovation will get you part of the way there, but the true tests are how these products distinguished themselves from their competitors, how widely those traits were imitated by those competitors, and how history remembers their status. Here are some products that left their mark on the PC industry, whether in the form of full systems, CPUs, graphics cards, motherboards, cases or peripherals.