CPUs

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data from our reviews. Our Best CPUs for Gaming guide targets most of the common system-build price points that typically pair a beefy graphics card with a capable processor, with the best models being suitable for streaming and encoding on the fly.

Kryotech Super G2 Athlon 1.86GHz

Today's AMD Athlon processors are running hotter than ever, but not this one. Clocked at 1.866GHz, this Athlon processor runs at a cool -47C, sometimes it gets as...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2001

Intel Pentium III 1.2GHz 0.13-micron Tualatin: The Celeron of the Future

Intel's first desktop 0.13-micron processor is here. The Tualatin core is able to bring the Pentium III up to 1.2GHz and even beyond that, but what are Intel's...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/30/2001

Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz: One step closer

Three months after the Pentium 4 hit 1.7GHz we are back again with yet another boost in clock speed. Read on to find out how the Pentium 4...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/2/2001

AMD 760MP & Athlon MP - Dual Processor Heaven

After months and even years of waiting the first dual processor Athlon platform is here with a new processor to boast as well. Find out how Dual Athlon...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2001

NVIDIA nForce Computex 2001 Preview

NVIDIA launches quite possibly the biggest leap forward in chipset technology ever here at Computex 2001. It went by the codename Crush for one simple reason - that's exactly...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 6/4/2001

Intel Xeon 1.7GHz: King of the High End?

Six months after the release of the Pentium 4, Intel releases the first dual processor ready version of the CPU. The Intel Xeon processor is here and it's...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/21/2001

AMD Athlon 4 - The Palomino is Here

After remaining quiet for so long we are finally able to bring you all the full story on AMD's Athlon 4. Included within is also updated information on...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/14/2001

Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHz: Does the prophecy hold true?

The first speed increase for the Pentium 4 is upon us today. At 1.7GHz, does the prophecy of high performance as clock speed increases hold true for the...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2001

VIA KT266: Second Round K.O.

Is a new BIOS update all the KT266 needs to realize its full performance potential? Think again. We managed to get 20% higher performance, but the key...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/16/2001

VIA KT266 Socket-A DDR Chipset: Third time's a charm?

The VIA KT266 is here, and it is the third Socket-A DDR Chipset to hit the streets. Is the third time around the DDR block going to be...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/10/2001

Socket-A Chipset Comparison - April 2001

Take the three most popular Socket-A chipsets, benchmark them in a total of 10 different configurations, and dig deep into the benchmarks to explain their performance as well as...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/5/2001

AMD Duron 900 and Roadmap Update

Today AMD cranks their low-cost Duron up to 900MHz and we also provide you with a look at the somewhat modified future of AMD processors. Find out how...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/2/2001

AMD Athlon "Thunderbird" 1.33GHz/1.30GHz

In their first Athlon CPU release in 5 months, AMD is back with the 1.33GHz and 1.30GHz Athlon processors. How do they stack up to the competition and...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2001

ServerWorks HEsl: DDR bandwidth without DDR SDRAM

Can you imagine a platform where you could achieve 2.1GB/s of memory bandwidth without DDR SDRAM? What about up to 4.1GB/s of bandwidth using conventional PC133 SDRAM? ...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2001

Super7 Upgrade Guide: The K6-2+ and K6-3+ Processors

So you have a Super7 based computer and are getting a bit frustrated with its performance, or lack thereof. Fret not, a complete system replacement may not be completely...

1 by Matthew Witheiler on 1/24/2001

VIA Apollo Pro 266: The P3 gets DDR

All aboard the DDR bandwagon. Intel's Pentium III is the first Intel CPU to be given a DDR SDRAM platform and VIA is the first to give it...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/18/2001

AMD Duron 850: Getting ready for the battle

With AMD finally able to position the Duron as a true solution for OEMs looking to produce Value PCs the heat is on. As a counter to Intel's...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/8/2001

The New VIA Cyrix III: The Worlds First 0.15 Micron x86 CPU

Attempting to reinvent the dying Cyrix name brand, VIA recently announced a third version of the Cyrix III chip. This time made on a 0.15 micron process, VIA is...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 1/5/2001

Intel Celeron 800: The first 100MHz FSB Celeron

Finally, after over two years of its existence, Intel has granted the Celeron the one feature it has always lacked: a 100MHz FSB. What does this do for...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/3/2001

Looking back at 2000 - Part 1: CPUs, Chipsets, Motherboards

Buckle up as AnandTech takes you through the roller coaster ride that was Y2K.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/2/2001

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