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Processors

Reviews and articles on the PC compatible central processor unit (CPU) by the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

Best Desktop CPUs
Selection of the best desktop CPUs from Intel and AMD in three categories as selected by the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide based upon experience and research. Categories for each brand include performance, value (<$250) and budget (<$100).

Best Small Form Factor Barebone PC Kits
Best small form factor or mini-PC barebones desktop computer kits selected by the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

64-Bit Computing
Article looking at the new 64-bit processors and if the jump to the new technology will actually benefit consumers.

Desktop Processor Buyer's Guide
An article that takes a look at the various desktop PC processors on the market and breaks them down into four categories for a better understanding when purchasing a new desktop PC.

Multiple Core Processors: Is More Always Better?
An article from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide looking at what the implecations are for the shift to multiple core processors by Intel and AMD and if having more cores is always beneficial for consumers in their personal computer.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Desktop Processor
Product Review of the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 dual core desktop processor from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (3/8/07)

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Desktop Processor
Product review of the Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 dual core desktop processor from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (5/18/08)

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Product review of the Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge desktop PC CPU with overclocking capability.

Intel 2nd Generation Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge Desktop Processor
Product review of the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2600K processor that is fully unlocked by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Feb 6 2011)

Intel Core i7-920 Quad Core
Product review of the Intel Core i7-920 quad core desktop personal computer processor from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (12/3/08)

Laptop Processor Buyer's Guide
An article that looks at how to determine if a CPU for a laptop PC matches what the computer will be used for.

What is Overclocking?
An article from the About PC Hardware / Reviews guide examining system overclocking and the reasons why one would be interested in doing it.

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Desktop Processor
Product review of the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3GHz desktop processor by PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Dec 7 2010)

Top 5 Benefits of Intel 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge Mobile Processors
List of the top five benefits of the new Intel 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge Core i mobile processors. (Feb 26 2011)

What is TDP?
Definition and explanation of Thermal Design Power, TDP, by PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Apr 9 2011)

AMD Llano A8-3850 2.9GHz Quad Core Desktop APU
Detailed hands-on product review of the AMD LLano A8-3850 desktop APU computer processor by PC Hardware / Reviews Contributing Writer Christine McKee. (Jun 30 2011)

Variable Processing
A look at how the new techniques of variable processing can help extend running times for tablet and smartphone devices from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

Intel Core i3-3225 LGA 1155 Desktop Processor
Product review of the budget oriented Intel Core i3-3225 LGA 1155 desktop processor from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (Feb 11 2013)

What Is Overclocking?
An article that looks into the way to make adjustments in the clock speed of your computer's CPU or graphics to boost its performance.

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