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Intel Core i3 vs. Core i5 vs. Core i7: What do you get by spending more?

With desktop CPU prices ranging from as little as $60 to over $600 there are options for everyone wanting to buy or build a new Intel system. The Core i3 is intended as entry-level, the Core i5 is geared for mainstream usage, and the mighty Core i7 is meant for high-end systems and enthusiasts. But what do you get by spending more? Here's your answer.

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…

Haswell Refresh: Intel's New Z97 Platform Explored

Nearly six years have passed since the Core i7 series debuted as a 45nm part on the LGA1366 platform, which Intel has been refining over many iterations through its tick-tock philosophy that follows every architectural update with a die shrink. Today's release isn't a tick or a tock, it's simply a refresh. But while we don't expect much more than slight speed bumps, the company has also released new 9-series chipsets, and we happen to have a few motherboards on hand.

Intel Haswell Refresh: The Z97 Platform Arrives

Intel officially releases Haswell Refresh processors

Back in April, Intel began quietly shipping their Haswell Refresh processors to a limited selection of retailers, ahead of the official launch of the CPUs and new 9-series-based motherboards designed for them. Now Intel is making it all official, having…

Intel 'Haswell Refresh' processors quietly begin shipping

Intel has quietly begun shipping their 'Haswell Refresh' line of processors, ahead of an expected launch next month. The CPUs are essentially replacing existing 'Haswell' parts, featuring minor updates such as clock speed increases (typically 100 MHz) for no additional cost.

Intel 'Haswell' Refresh reportedly coming in Q2

Intel is reportedly readying the upcoming 'Haswell Refresh' line of processors for launch in the second quarter of 2014, ahead of a previously anticipated launch at Computex in June. Up to 20 SKUs could be launched as replacements and advancements…