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Intel Core i7-3960X Review: Sandy Bridge-E And X79 Express

Intel's Sandy Bridge design impressed us nearly a year ago, but it was intended for mainstream customers. The company took its time readying the enthusiast version, Sandy Bridge-E. Now, the LGA 2011-based platform and its accompanying CPUs are ready.

What are 3 Ways That Windows is Smarter With Power

Windows 8 will have a host of new features that make the user experience more productive and enjoyable, but under the hood will be further efforts in efficient and effective power management

AMD Releases Interlagos Opterons With 16 Cores

AMD today has put its Bulldozer processor technology to work with the immediate launch and availability of its Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series processors (formerly codenamed "Interlagos" and "Valencia").

The "Interlagos" Opteron 6200 series features 16 cores, or more accurately, eight dual-core units and four memory channels. The "Valencia" Opteron 4200 features eight cores, or four dual-core units, and two memory channels.

Finding the right desktop spec

Like most consumers, you probably have an idea of how much you want to spend on a desktop. But how do you ensure that you get exactly what you need?